Archive for March, 2008

Toolbars need more than 0MB of cache for Firefox install

Friday, March 28th, 2008

If you’re a Firefox user having trouble installing one of the JEFFLINE toolbars, check the cache settings under the Network tab of the Advanced options. The install may fail if it’s set to 0. Try increasing it to 50 and restarting Firefox before installing.

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Toolbars provide a quick search of library resources like the catalog, journal list, Access Medicine, etc. without having to come to the JEFFLINE website. Here’s a demo.

Thanks to Mike for reporting this.

Get your buttons back

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

This new video demonstrates how to get your JEFFLINE buttons back in PubMed search results, which by default disappear when you first create your MyNCBI account. It’s a great idea to create an account because it lets you save citations in permanent collections, customize your preferences for which filter tabs to display (e.g., humans, review articles, etc.), and initiate email alerts for your searches.

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Here’s how to get your JEFFLINE buttons back.

Health Technology Assessments is not like the others

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Jefferson’s subscription to the Cochrane Library recently expanded to include Health Technology Assessments. Unlike many of Scott Library’s databases, this indexes gray literature–not journal articles. Specifically, it indexes reports from members of the International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA).

Access HTA via Ovid.

HTA is produced by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD), which provides a good introduction in their frequently asked questions.

If you’ve been listening, you know that we’re always urging you to click the blue “check JEFFLINE” buttons in database results for full text options.

Not this time.

Click “Complete Reference” to find the URL where the full report is housed. Some organizations provide access only for subscribers, but most are free. Frequently, you’ll need to hunt around the organization’s website to find it, but that’s the nature of gray literature.

Screen cast of navigating from a Health Technology Assessment summary result, to the complete reference, to the source organization’s website, to the full report. It takes some hunting around. And the “check JEFFLINE” buttons won’t help in HTA.