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.
Our “Dollar-a-Book” sale is back for a limited time! Books on the topic of Communicative Disorders, which includes speech, language, and hearing, will be offered for $1 each in the HSL Lobby from Monday, April 6th through Friday, April 17th. To purchase a book, simply put payment in the green envelope and deposit in our Library Fines safe on the first floor.
One envelope may be used to buy multiple books; simply turn in the unused envelopes to our Information Services desk.
Self 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.
Anatomical 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!
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.
“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.”
How 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.
This Friday, HSL will be teaching patrons all about predatory journals from 10:00 am – 11:15 am downstairs in the MIR. What are they, you might ask? Register today to find out!
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 of spam and suspect invitations from the Health Sciences.