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AIDS and Politics – new Exhibit

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Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture presents the stories of people with AIDS alongside those of others involved in the national AIDS crisis.  The 6 panel exhibit, created by the National Library of Medicine, is in the HSL lobby, to the left of the main staircase.

Reactions to AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome), were as varied as the uncertainties about it. Early responders cared for the sick, fought homophobia, and promoted new practices to keep people healthy. Scientists and public health officials struggled to understand the disease and how it spread. Politicians remained largely silent until the epidemic became too big to ignore. Activists demanded that people with AIDS be part of the solution.

The title Surviving and Thriving comes from a book written in 1987 by and for people with AIDS that insisted people could live with AIDS, not just die from it. This exhibition presents their stories alongside those of others involved in the national AIDS crisis. Listen to them and consider the ever-changing relationship between science and society.

ClinicalKey content update for September 2016

Updates: September 8, 2016

Journals Added – CK Global

Books Added – CK Global

 

 

Fall Semester Workshops at HSL

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endnoteFall semester is upon us – plan now for the help you’ll need to do your research and get those papers finished on time!    The HSL schedule of workshops, including 6 sessions on EndNote for Health Sciences, is now available for registration.   We offer many different days and times, so be sure to sign up for the one that fits your schedule.

No time to attend in person?   Visit the HSL Tutorials page and learn at your own pace.

Remember, our HSL Reference Librarians and your school’s liaison librarian are always available to help – visit the HSL home page to find the link to your school,  or use our Chat service.

Welcome to HSL and South Campus!

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HUBNET connection help

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There is a problem with the UB Active Directory which verifies UBITs.  We are working with CIT but have not yet resolved the issue.  We will continue to work on it until it is fixed.

NOTE: This does not affect those on the UB campus using an IP network connection (nor those at hospitals accessing their hospital menu of HUBNET resources).

 

Work-around for accessing UB HUBNET menu from offsite (e.g. home, office):

Go to the HUBNET Website Home Page —- http://hubnet.buffalo.edu

At the bottom of the left column, create an account (you must be offsite to do this).  Create an account using your UBIT name and password and your UB email — select “University at Buffalo” from the “Affiliation” drop down box.   You will then have access to the University HUBNET resources.

Work-around for accessing UB HUBNET menu from a HOSPITAL:

Open the HUBNET resource menu page.  At the bottom of the left column, select link below “UB HUBNET menu available with UBIT login”.  Create an account using your UBIT name and password and your UB email — select “University at Buffalo” from the “Affiliation” drop down box.   You will then have access to the University HUBNET resources.

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

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aedes-mosquitoWith the Zika virus now in Miami and the frequency of airline travel, make sure you know the latest.  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 published Resource Guides for  Zika Virus and the 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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Sept. 2nd deadline to donate supplies for the 8th Annual School Supply Drive

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SchoolSupplyDriveHSL is once again proud to serve as one of many drop off locations for the 2016 School Supply Drive organized by the Office of Community Relations. Donations may be dropped off in the box located on the table in the lobby, just to the right of the staircase.   Donations will be accepted through Friday, September 2nd.   For more information about other campus drop off locations, visit  The Reporter School Supply Drive story.

All donations will be distributed among Westminster Community Charter, Highgate Heights, Futures Academy, and the Bilingual Center, as well as other schools to be announced.

What We Need:
Kleenex – Book bags – Cups – Folders – Crayons – Pencils Glue – Hand Sanitizer – Cleaning Supplies – Markers
Erasers Scissors – Hand Soap – Binders – Dividers
Pencil Sharpeners – Rulers Calculators – Dictionaries – USB Flash Drives – Planners

Your generous efforts help UB connect directly with our community!  Thanks!

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Welcome Dental and Medical students!

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dentistryicon medicine-blog-buttonOrientations are scheduled this week for both the incoming medical and dental students.

Be sure to stop by the Health Sciences Library in Abbott Hall and check out the resources and beautiful new study areas in our classic main reading room, and the newly renovated third floor.

Visit your librarians’ new resource pages for Dentistry (Liz Stellrecht) and  Medicine (Nell Aronoff) for all the best research links.

Learn about Delivery+, and how it can make your life so much easier by delivering full text articles directly to your desktop, and books to the HSL Information Services Desk for convenient pickup!

Welcome to UB!

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What’s New in Journal Citation Reports?

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The 2016 JCR Release is now available providing 2015 data (2016 data will be made available in the 2017 release).  Visit http://ipscience-help.thomsonreuters.com/incitesLiveJCR/whatsNewGroup/whatsNewJCR.html for additional information on previous updates.

Journals appearing in JCR

A complete list of the titles covered in this year’s JCR is available at: http://scientific.thomsonreuters.com/imgblast/JCRFullCovlist-2016.pdf.

A list of journals receiving their first Impact Factor is available at: http://scientific.thomsonreuters.com/imgblast/JCR-newlist-2016.pdf

This release of the JCR also includes new category, Green & Sustainable Science & Technology.

JCR Data Update

After the initial annual JCR release is published, this section will be updated biweekly with notes about pending additions or adjustments to the JCR data. All changes will be reflected in the JCR application when the dataset is reloaded and closed later in the year. Citation metrics published in this section can be considered official JCR data.

 

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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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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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