Archive for the 'Researchers' Category

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 […]

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

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 […]

First Release of Monarch Initiative: Looking for Feedback

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Ontology Development Group Announces First Release of Monarch Initiative (From: Library Notes. Oregon Health and Science University): “Dr. Melissa Haendel and the Ontology Development Group announce the first (sneak peak) release of the Monarch Initiative ( The Monarch Initiative Discovery System will contain a wealth of information about model organisms, in vitro models, genes, pathways, […]

MPH Capstone Presentations: June 25th and 26th

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Jefferson School of Population Health cordially invites you to attend the Master of Public Health (MPH) Capstone Presentations.  When: June 25 – June 26, 2014,  1:00 – 3:30 PM  Where: 901 Walnut Street, 10th Floor JSPH Conference Room RSVP to: by June 24, 2014. Download the list of presentations for 6/25. Download the list […]

MeSH on Demand Tool: An Easy Way to Identify Relevant MeSH Terms

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

From: Cho D. MeSH on Demand Tool: An Easy Way to Identify Relevant MeSH Terms. NLM Tech Bull. 2014 May-Jun;(398):e2. The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce the launch of MeSH on Demand, a new feature that uses the NLM Medical Text Indexer (MTI) to find MeSH terms. Background Currently, the MeSH Browser […]

Read All About It: Newspapers Now On Display

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Scott Library’s copies of four current newspapers (Philadelphia Business Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Times, Wall Street Journal) are no longer kept behind the Service Desk. They are now nicely encased in the same clear boxes as the leisure magazines, and the boxes sit atop the book shelves which house the magazines on the second […]

Need Help With Posters and Presentations?

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Used effectively, images can enhance your conference poster or presentation and help you tell a compelling story. Two new resources from Scott Memorial Library and Medical Media Services provide tips and best practices to help you prepare your conference materials: Using Images in Conference Posters and Presentations: Best Practices Designing Your Research Poster: Tips and […]