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Therapy Dogs say “Thanks”!

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poster-excerpt-dogsA big “woof” to all the students who made our 8th Stress Relief event such a success at both HSL and Lockwood.    When therapy dogs come a-calling, they need humans to enrich the experience for both.  

If you have any comments about the UB Libraries Stress Relief events, just contact Pam Rose, 829-5722, or  Kathleen Quinlivan, 645-1326.

Have wonderful summer!   We’ll be back at the end of the Fall Semester!  

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University Libraries Proposed Cancellations

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journalsThe University Libraries have identified the following subscriptions (journals, serials, databases) for potential cancellation, effective January 2016:

List of Cancellations (HTML)

These cancellations are made necessary by the rising costs of scholarly information (journals, books, and databases) and by the need to cull lesser-used materials in order to buy new items that are in high demand.

Some full-text content will still be available, however, via third-party (database) providers. Please see our list of electronic journals to check the availability of any particular title.

We are also confident that our Delivery+ program and purchase-on-demand operations will allow us to provide material quickly when you need something we do not own.

The University Libraries uses a variety of factors to identify cancellations, including use, cost and impact.

We welcome your feedback. To ensure that your feedback is factored into decision-making, please email me directly using the address below by May 8, 2015.

On behalf of the University Libraries, I would like to thank you for your continuing support and understanding.

H. Austin Booth
Vice Provost for University Libraries
vpul@buffalo.edu

 

 

 

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New fiction added! Books – just $1 now through May 13th in the HSL Lobby

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OneDollar Eclectic – that’s the theme of our Dollar-a-Book sale!   Choose your books from a nice mix of many subjects from the carts in the HSL lobby area, just to your left as you enter.    Go “green” by purchasing more than one, and use just one of the green envelopes for your payment.

Enjoy now through Wednesday, May 13th.

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Celebrate the American with Disabilities Act – new exhibit!

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ADA-ExhibitSelf Advocacy: A History of People Speaking Up for Themselves is the title of our newest four-panel exhibit on display in the HSL lobby through the end of April.    The exhibit traces the Self-Advocacy Movement from early educational facilities to the development of organizations established for and by individuals with disabilities, including the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Be sure to look at the exhibit case near the exhibit, where historical artifacts from HSL’s History of Medicine are displayed!   Shown are splints, a “deaf and dumb” cup, and several artificial hands.

Also check out all of HSL’s exhibits.

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Anatomical posters available for circulation

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chart-heartAnatomical Posters that were previously used for display purposes are now available for patrons to check out.   There are 24 “anatomical chart” posters covering everything from the skeletal, muscular, eye, and nervous systems to skin cancer, risk factor smoking, and the importance of weight control.     The full collection can be found in the Catalog by simply searching under the call number.   Start at http://catalog.lib.buffalo.edu/vufind/ , change “All Fields” to “Call Number”, and enter “anatomical chart” to pull up all 24 titles.

The posters, which circulate for 10 days, are particularly useful for group study.   Detailed illustrations, labels, and various views along with functional descriptions and diseases help students study.

Faculty and staff only may also fill out a “booking request” by clicking on Availability and choosing this option to reserve the item.

Feel free to stop by Information Services in the HSL lobby, and ask to see some of these valuable study tools!

Contact Lori Widzinski at 829-5744 or Chris Cheung at 829-5745 for more information.

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JAMA Online First Patient Pages

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JAMA Online First

 

JAMA, one of the most frequently cited publications in medicine since 1883, is one of HSL’s core journals. Since 1998, their eformat platform, the JAMA Network, has included the weekly, peer-reviewed publication.

Now the public can take advantage of JAMA’s new  “Patient Page”, presenting important and useful information for health consumers on timely topics.   On February 16th, the topic was Measles in the United States.  JAMA’s Viewpoint articles are also free.   Users simply create an account to take advantage of free features.

JAMA’s core journal as well as various subject specialty publications are available through HSL’s e-journals page (click on e-journals)  or via HUBNET.

 

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PHHP helping to reshape rural health care

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rural-health1Donald Rowe, Director of the Office of Public Practice in the School of Public Health and Health Professions, helped develop a project which is reshaping the landscape of national rural health care.

From “Program by UB and community partners could help reshape national rural health care landscape“:

“A model program designed to assist rural counties in cutting costs by sharing health services has helped two Western New York counties realize health care savings approaching $840,000 over two years without loss of services or jobs. One developer says the program may help remake the landscape of rural health care in the U.S.

The project, “The Cross Jurisdictional Sharing Program,” was devised collaboratively by the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, the health departments of Orleans and Genesee counties, and the Lake Plains Community Health Care Network, a nonprofit agency that fosters shared efforts to improve health care and keep it local.

In recognition of its significant contribution to the field of public health, the program has received the 2014 Outstanding Rural Health Program Award from the New York State Association for Rural Health.”

- See more at: http://www.wnypapers.com/news/article/current/2015/01/08/119087/program-by-ub-and-community-partners-could-help-reshape-national-rural-health-care-landscape

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Looking to publish your latest research?

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bealls-list-logoHow will you choose the best journal and avoid the scams?

Register now for Health Sciences Researchers Beware: Predatory Journals & Publishers!

Friday, Jan. 16, 10 am-11:15 am, downstairs in the HSL media instruction room.    

Learn about questionable, scholarly open-access journals and publishers and their predatory solicitation practices. We’ll look at resources that help identify questionable titles, review criteria to assist in evaluating publishers, and use real life examples from the Health Sciences of spamming and suspect invitations.

Check out all of HSL’s workshops organized by name, or visit the UB Libraries Events page for a listing by date.

If you need more information or have questions, contact Deb Chiarella.

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