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Palliative Care: New UpToDate Specialty

Monday, July 21st, 2014

New Specialty: Palliative Care Palliative care is a growing interdisciplinary specialty focused on patients’ quality of life and relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness. Many hospitals are developing palliative care programs to support patients and their families. This newly launched UpToDate specialty integrates the most current information on palliative care […]

Publication Opportunity for Medical Students

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

The Medical School Press is a new publishing group that focuses exclusively on supporting medical students’ scholarly publications. Run by an international group of medical students and guided by a faculty advisory team, MSPress provides editorial services and multiple online platforms. These include the MSPress Blog, which is updated weekly by medical school contributors, and […]

The World in 2025: Thomson Reuters Report Predicts Innovations

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

From Thomson Reuters: The World in 2025: 10 Predictions of Innovation, is a new report that predicts the landscape of science and technology in 2025 by mining global patent data and scientific literature. To conduct the study, researchers identified the top 10 emerging scientific research fronts based on an analysis of citation rankings using Thomson […]

New Journal for Data Set Descriptions Launches

Friday, July 11th, 2014

A new open-access, peer-reviewed publication for descriptions of datasets is now available.  Scientific Data is an online-only journal from Nature Publishing Group that aims to make valuable scientific data easier to discover, interpret, and reuse. Scientific Data’s main article type, called the Data Descriptor, provides an in-depth look at research datasets. These articles include descriptions […]

Health & Wellness Resource Guide from SML

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

As an academic health center, we’re also committed to promoting the health and wellness of the Jefferson community. Think you could be doing more to stay healthy? Scott Memorial Library has put together a new Health & Wellness resource guide designed to help. Topics addressed in this guide include: Exercise Nutrition Smoking Sleep Preventive Medicine […]

Announcing BrowZine for iPhone

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

BrowZine for iPhone is now available and it includes the same great features as the original BrowZine app on your iPad/tablet.  Sign up for a BrowZine Account to sync BrowZine on your iPhone and iPad/tablet. Caution: If you are using BrowZine for iPad, be sure to sign up for a BrowZine Account BEFORE downloading BrowZine […]

JSPH Capstone Presentations: July 18th

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Jefferson School of Population Health cordially invites you to attend Capstone Presentations for: Master of Science – Applied Economics & Outcomes Research  When: Friday, July 18, 2014,  10:00 – 11:00 AM  Where: 901 Walnut Street, 10th Floor JSPH Conference Room Download the list of presentations. Master of Public Health When: Friday, July 18, 2014,  1:30 […]

Keeping Up With… Altmetrics

Monday, July 7th, 2014

As an alternative to traditional citation counts, altmetrics attempt to capture the impact of scholarly works in science blogs, mainstream and social media sites. You may have noticed when searching in Scopus a new Altmetric widget displaying the number of such mentions about an article. Click through to read the original blog and facebook posts, […]

Jefferson Digital Commons Quarterly Report (April-June 2014) Now Available

Monday, July 7th, 2014

As of July 1, 2014, the Jefferson Digital Commons has 9,052 assets archived. All-time total downloads equal 1,907,818. The most downloaded asset this quarter was the Grand Round presentation from Otolaryngology on: Physiology and Advancements in Wound Healing, with 136 downloads since April 9, 2014. View a full inventory of 244 assets added this quarter.

18 E-Books New to Scott Library in June

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Scott Library added these 18 ebooks in May to the growing collection: Davis’s PA exam review: focused review for the PANCE and PANRE (2nd ed.) Guide to culturally competent health care (3rd ed.) Human diseases (4th ed.) Improvised medicine: providing care in extreme environments Maternal-newborn nursing care: best evidence-based practice Model child care health policies […]

New MPH Capstone Presentations in the JDC

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

The latest MPH capstone presentations have been loaded in the Jefferson Digital Commons: Super Utilizers have more Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Identifying Risk Factors of Hospital Admission during the Postpartum Period: A Cross Sectional Study of the 2010 Nationwide Inpatient Sample Assessment of Health Policy Literacy Curricula in Physician Assistant Programs The Factors that Affect […]

Infographic: Librarians and Research Impact

Monday, June 30th, 2014

This new infographic from Elsevier’s Library Connect Newsletter highlights the role of librarians in measuring the impact of research. Click the image below to see the full story: Contact a Scott Librarian Visit our Grants Information Service

Julia Clift: New Exhibit at Scott Library, 6/27-8/29

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Using NVivo to Improve Research Team Collaboration: Brown Bag Webinar, 7/9

Friday, June 27th, 2014

NVivo is software that organizes and analyzes qualitative data. It is primarily used by qualitative researchers working with very rich text-based and/or multimedia information, where deep levels of analysis on small or large volumes of data are required. NVivo is available on two computers on the 3rd floor of Scott Library (W810 & 812). With NVivo […]

How Much Do Libraries Pay for Journal Access?

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

As publishing has moved from paper to electronic access, libraries have carried the burden of paying for this access. Librarians have long complained about the high costs, but exact numbers were difficult to find due to widespread confidentiality agreements that publishers force libraries to sign. A recent article in the Proceedings of the National Academy […]