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What is ORCID and why do I need it?

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Get properly recognized for all of your scholarship!

ORCID is an acronym, short for Open Researcher and Contributor ID.

With a free ORCID iD, you can create a unique authoring fingerprint that will travel with you throughout your career.  This personal identifier can link all of your research output and activities publications across multiple platforms.  Over 2 million other researchers now possess ORCID iDs.

Do you have a common name or name variations?  Your ORCID iD can link them all and identify YOU and your research.  It helps distinguish you from authors with similar names when searching PubMed, Scopus, and other research databases.  Publishers and funders are starting to require and may request your ORCID iD on publication submissions and grant applications.

Visit http://orcid.org/ to register and learn more.  It’s fast and free.  Also check out this quick video – What is ORCID?

If you have other questions or need help setting up your ORCID, just contact us at askhsl@buffalo.edu.

Remember, ORCID (pronounced just like the flower) !   orchid1-crop-purple

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ClinicalKey content update for May 2016

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Content Updates: May 9, 2016

 

Journals Added – CK Global

Books Added – CK Global

 

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Zika Virus and other public health issues – latest reliable information at CDC and NLM

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aedes-mosquitoHealth professionals are learning more every day about the Zika virus.  The Centers for Disease Control maintains a Global Health page, where users can get the latest and most reliable information about outbreaks, diseases & conditions, travel and programs.

The Zika Virus page has the latest data on spread, prevention, transmission, symptoms, fact sheets, Q&A, information especially for pregnant women, and resources.  If you need to inform your patients or educate your classes, CDC also offers free Infographics for Zika and other global threats.

The National Library of Medicine also just published Resource Guides for  Zika Virus, California Gas Leak, and Flint, Michigan Water System, and have added Zika Virus and Zika Virus Infection as new subject headings, so they are now searchable in Medline and PubMed for citations indexed after 1/28/16.  The page includes tips for effective PubMed searching for Zika.

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Superbugs – be afraid, be VERY afraid!

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superbug“What would you say if we told you that humanity is currently making a collaborative effort to engineer the perfect superbug?” So begins this video that explains the “antibiotic apocalypse” in five minutes and 55 seconds of animation, suspense, and fascinating science.

Got a cold?    Think twice before you reach for the amoxicillin – it won’t kill the virus, and only contributes to the evolution of superbugs.

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Therapy Dogs! Monday and Tuesday May 2nd-3rd

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poster-excerpt-dogs The UB Libraries Stress Relief Days are here!   Therapy dogs, snacks, hand massage, aromatherapy, and music will be waiting downstairs in room B15 in HSL.  Be sure to stop by – Beethoven, Ruby, Muki, Carma, Sam, Lilly, Bella and Douglas will be waiting!

Note that Lockwood on the North Campus will host therapy dogs next week, on May 9-10.

 

 

 

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Native Voices – interactive exhibit in HSL Lobby through March 16

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NativeVoicesLogo2Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, is an interactive exhibition that examines concepts of health and medicine among contemporary American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawai’ians – the first exhibit to include a focus on the latter two populations.

With over one hundred interviews from individuals associated with Native communities all across the United States, the exhibition highlights Native peoples’ own voices as they speak about health and illness within their tribes, villages, and communities. Stories arise out of both the past and the present and show how the determinants of health for Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians are tied to community, the land, and spirit. Speakers describe how individual and community wellness were affected by the political and cultural events of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Individual reflections show the impact of epidemics, federal legislation, the loss of land, and the inhibition of culture on the health of Native individuals and communities today. Collectively, these stories convey how Native people use both traditional and Western methods to enhance wellness, ultimately presenting an inspiring account of renaissance, recovery, and self-determination.

The National Library of Medicine, in consultation with Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians, created the Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness exhibition. The fullsize exhibition premiered on October 5, 2011 at the main NLM building in Bethesda, Maryland, and it is currently on display there. The Native Voices website presents most of the exhibition content, and the exhibition’s many videos and interviews are also available via the free Native Voices app. (iPad users with an adequate Internet connection may download the app from the Apple iTunes store.)

We will be holding two programs as part of the exhibit tour:

  • Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016:   official opening of the exhibit, 4:00 pm, History of Medicine area, HSL (free and open to the public)
    • Amy Lyons, Interim Director of HSL – welcome and introduction
    • Jodi Maracle, Ph.D. student in the Department of Transnational Studies, will perform a traditional ceremony
    • Dr. Margaret Moss, Assistant Dean of Inclusion and Diversity, School of Nursing, will deliver remarks
  • Thursday, Mar. 3, 2016:  Friends of HSL program – Panel Discussion featuring Dr. Moss as moderator, and local Native Americans discussing their views – contact Linda Lohr 829-5737 for more information.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) developed and produced Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness. The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with NLM, tours the exhibition to America’s libraries.”

We hope to see you listening to the interviews and exploring the poster information.  This is a unique opportunity – don’t miss it!

Contact Pamela Rose 829-5722 to schedule group tours and for more information.

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New UBIT Help Center

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UBITHelpCenterFaculty, staff and students now have convenient access to IT resources here on the South Campus.  The UBIT Help Center, similar to the Help Center in Lockwood, is open in our Abbott satellite location, just to the left of the new Whispers Cafe.   The Help Center, staffed from 8am-8pm Monday-Friday, provides the South Campus with assistance with UBITNames, software, printing and other IT services.

Stop by and say hi, and grab a cup of Starbucks on the way!

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Whispers Cafe, iPrint, and 3rd floor study

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Starbucks-in-progress-reducedGrab a cup of coffee or tea and a snack from – YES! – Whispers Cafe, with Starbucks products,  right here in HSL!  Whispers also stocks grab and go items for that quick lunch when you don’t have time to run over to Harriman or bring it from home.

Our iPrint pickup room is open again, in almost the same location, with an IT consultant available weekday afternoons until 5pm.  If you need IT help and a consultant is not on duty, don’t hesitate to call 645-2721.

Upstairs, our 3rd floor is slowly becoming a beautiful, comfortable space for studying, collaboration, and of course that important power nap.

Thanks for putting up with our growing pains!

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From DNA to Beer: new exhibit

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DNAtoBeerPosterImageThe dynamic relationship between microbes, technology, and science and medicine is complex.  This new exhibit from the National Library of Medicine explores some of the processes, problems, and potential inherent in technologies that use microorganisms for health and commercial purposes.

From DNA to Beer:  Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry, is on display in the lobby on the first floor.   These 6 panels highlight the techniques developed over the past two centuries by scientists, in partnership with industry, using and modifying life forms like yeast, molds, and bacteria, to create a host of new therapies and produce better foods and beverages.

Microbes have altered human history. These life forms can cause sickness or restore health, and help produce foods and beverages for our consumption. In recent years, headline-grabbing technologies have used genetically modified bacteria to manufacture new medicines.

Stop by, and while you enjoy the exhibit, check the progress of the construction for our new cafe!    The exhibit will be on display through Thursday, January 28.

Also visit the virtual pages at the National Library of Medicine’s From DNA to Beer exhibition online.

This exhibition was produced by the National Library of Medicine, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.  For more information, contact Pamela Rose.

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HSL/APL Hours Jan. 4-24

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HSL and APL hours from Monday January 4 through Sunday January 24. 

Mondays-Thursdays      8am-9 pm

(NOTE we are CLOSED Monday Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King Day)

Fridays   8am-5pm

Saturdays  12 pm – 5 pm

Sundays  1 pm – 9 pm

We will resume our regular semester hours on Monday, January 25.  Hours are always available at the HSL website.     Or, visit the UB Libraries schedule of hours for all libraries on campus.

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