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EndNote Workshop, Thursday Jan. 29, 10 am – 11:30 am

Image of word "EndNote"...Workshops are filling up fast, so don’t delay!  Just two seats left, so Register now for this No Experience Endnote session to be held this Thursday, January 29th, from 10-11:30 am downstairs in the HSL Media Instruction Room.

Don’t forget to check out all of the Spring semester workshops.   The next EndNote workshop will be on Tuesday, February 10th – 10 seats still open so register before they are gone.

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.”

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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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Predatory Publishers workshop

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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.

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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Happy New Year!

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From the entire HSL staff, wishing you all a very peaceful and Happy New Year!

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Therapy Dogs and therapists thank you!

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Over 2000 students took advantage of our award winning “Stress Relief Days”  at HSL and Lockwood last Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday!

Massage and Reiki therapists treated students to a relaxing respite in between petting dogs, having a snack, and generally relaxing in between studying for exams.

We thank you for making our event such a success, and look forward to our next event in May 2015.

Have a wonderful holiday!




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Take advantage of BioMed Central’s 15% discount!

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bmcmemberinsistuteHSL is pleased to subscribe as a Supporter Member to BioMed Central!   BioMed Central (BMC) is a Science, Technology and Medicine publisher of 272 peer-reviewed open access journals (as of November 2014). The portfolio of journals spans all areas of biology, biomedicine and medicine, and can be viewed alphabetically or by subject.

What does this mean for you as a potential author?  UB’s Membership benefits include:

  • UB authors get a 15% discount on the article-processing charge when publishing in a BioMed Central, Chemistry Central or SpringerOpen journal.
  • Not only do faculty authors save a few dollars, but they also have the satisfaction of knowing they support both open access publishing and their fellow researchers.
  • Authors can check a BMC journal’s impact factor right on the BMC site.
  • Authors publishing with BioMed Central retain the copyright to their work, licensing it under the Creative Commons Attribution License which allows articles to be re-used and re-distributed without restriction, as long as the original work is correctly cited.
  • UB has our own Institutional Repository, to which any article published will be automatically deposited.
  • Members have a customized web page on BioMed Central, which features titles and links to relevant articles published by UB faculty.
  • Individual authors can register (free), submit a manuscript, and sign up for article alerts.

Supporting Open Access is critical to keeping the free flow of and immediate access to the latest research.  BioMed Central also has an Open Access in the Developing World initiative, which offers manuscript preparation advice to international authors, as well as a waiver of article processing fees to countries classified by the World Bank as Low-income economies.


Nursing Reference Center Plus – upgraded and improved!

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Nursing Reference Center Plus™ is an evidence-based information resource designed specifically for  nurses.  HSL is pleased to offer all the content that was available to you in Nursing Reference Center and much more, including videos, images and new topics covering nursing management and leadership.


•           Risk management topics

•           Videos

•           Images

•           Nursing practice & leadership topics

•           Nursing Care Plans

•           Alerts on new & updated content

•           Multimedia content associated with skills

•           Integration of eBooks

•           Local notes

•           Search results & alerts organized by specialty

•           Includes all of Patient Education Reference Center (PERC)

Nurse educators as well as staff nurses have access to a resource that supports education goals, encourages residents and students to access the original research, and also provides options for patient care.

For more information, contact Sharon Murphy, Liaison to the School of Nursing.


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Cold and Flu advice from the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database

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naturalmedlogoIt’s cold and flu season!    Checked out the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database page on Natural Medicines in the Clinical Management of Colds and Flu, which summarizes the available evidence for both western and alternative remedies.

Just one of many clinical management series tools, the article covers in depth the causes, symptoms, progression, prevention and treatment of colds and flu, including practice pearl summaries, plainly written to benefit the health consumer as well as the health care professional.   Other topics include Alzheimer’s, Depression, Diabetes, and Headache.   Users can also browse or search medicines, fixed herbal combinations, and alternative treatments.

The content in the Natural Medicines Comprehesive Database will soon merge with Natural Standard  (a HUBNET resource) creating a one-stop-shopping information clearinghouse to meet growing provider and patient demand for high quality information, preserving content from both resources and expanding upon clinical decision-making functionality at point of care.

This unbiased, evidence-based reference helps meet Joint Commission requirements for complete medical record reconciliation including food/drug interactions and Continuing Education Modules.

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