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Archive for August, 2010

New Study Examines the Economic Returns of Public Access Publishing Policies

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

From a press release by SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition): Delivering timely, open, online access to the results of federally funded research in the United States will significantly increase the return on the public’s investment in science, according to a new study by John Houghton at the Centre for Strategic Economic Studies at […]

What NIH Grantees Need to Know about ClinicalTrials.gov and FDAAA

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Important notice for all researchers engaged in clinical trials with NIH funding: The National Institutes of Health’s Office of Extramural Research offers a guidance and compliance site for NIH applicants and grantees to understand their roles and responsibilities in relation to ClinicalTrials.gov and the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act (FDAAA) of 2007.  This is […]

Philly Walkshed

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Everybody’s doing mashups these days, but here’s one that is useful if you live in Philadelphia:  Philly Walkshed. Enter any address in the city, and get a map of local restaurants and retail outlets, a street map, and more.  It calculates the “walkability” of sites not just by distance as the crow flies, but by determining […]

New Feature on A-Z List Identifies Peer-Reviewed Journals

Monday, August 30th, 2010

JEFFLINE’s comprehensive journal list (Journals A-Z) was enhanced over the weekend.  Now, when you search for any journal, you’ll see a note that indicates whether or not that journal is peer-reviewed. That’s important whether you’re prospecting for possible publication outlets, or working on class assignments.  JEFFLINE’s journal list tops 10,000 items, so it helps to […]

Gold Humanism Honor Society Chapter Opens Website

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Jefferson now hosts a chapter of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, a peer-nominated group of medical students and doctors dedicated to advancing humanism in medicine. The chapter’s mission is “to affirm more compassionate, patient-centered care by reflecting on the importance of humanism in the health care system, developing a more community service oriented environment, and […]

Micromedex Updates Languages, Mobile Options

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

The Micromedex database family for drug information has upgraded services in its latest release. Mobility Options MobileMicromedex is now available for iPad and for Android smart phone users.   Previously, mobileMicromedex was limited to iPhone®, iPod® Touch, and BlackBerry®.  The app is free to Jeffersonians as part of our institutional subscription. Language Options The CareNotes/DrugNotes section […]

ScienceDirect Journals Down for Maintenance August 28

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Publisher Elsevier has announced that all ScienceDirect journals AND the Scopus database will be unavailable while they do maintenance on Saturday, August 28, from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Other databases and journals will be available without interruption.  It is ONLY the ScienceDirect journals and Scopus database which are affected. Thank you for your patience.

Free E-Books for iPad and iPhone Until August 30

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Educational publisher Kaplan is offering 100 free e-books through the Apple Bookstore from now through August 30, 2010. That’s a short window, and the books are only for Apple equipment (iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone), but the list includes almost 20 medically-related books available including USMLE preparation, MCAT, and CCRN books.   If you have this equipment, […]

Jefferson Book Club Selection for September

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Whether you’re new on campus or an “old-timer,”  The Jefferson Book Club invites you to join its regular meetings to discuss books of interest.  All Jefferson readers are welcome! For September, we’re reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – a novel set in the Great Britain of the late 1940s.  (Learn more about […]

Premium Version of Epocrates Free to Med Students

Monday, August 16th, 2010

The “Essentials” version of Epocrates is free for medical students if you download it BEFORE August 31, 2010.  This version is normally sold for $159, but it is only good for iPhone, iPod Touch, Windows Mobile, or Blackberry (Android and Palm-Pre are excluded).   If you have this equipment, register now for your free software. Need Epocrates, but don’t have the right […]

Introducing ILLiad: New Document Delivery Service

Monday, August 16th, 2010

You probably already know that Scott Memorial Library will borrow articles and books for you from other libraries when we don’t own them ourselves.   But you had to fill out tedious forms in paper or online, repeating the same information over and over.  Then you had to call us up to inquire about the status […]

Optimizing Your Browser for Ovid’s New Interface

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

OvidSP updated its interface for databases and books recently, claiming improvements in usability, but the new interface performs very slowly in older browsers. Unfortunately, their definition of “older browser” includes the standard Internet Explorer version 6 that is standard at Jefferson, and IE is particularly slow. What to do?  Update your browser: On campus, download […]

Library to Withdraw More Printed Journals

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

As part of its continuing conversion to electronic delivery, the Library is preparing to withdraw print copies of three journals: Science:  Volume 46, 1917 – Volume 120, 1954 American Journal of Human Genetics:  Volume 1, 1949 – Volume 77, 2005 American Journal of Public Health:  Volume 4, 1914 – Volume 95, 2005 The Library provides access to an electronic copy of the journal for […]

Strolling Through the Match

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Find out what you need to know and you’ll be “Strolling Through the Match.” August 25, 2010 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Rooms 210-211 Hamilton Building Writing Personal Statements Compiling Curriculum Vitae Getting Letters of Recommendation Considering Where to Apply Differences in Programs Interview Days Enjoy food and free copies of “Strolling Through the Match.” Focus […]

Library Subscribes to USMLE Study Tools

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Scott Memorial Library has just subscribed to almost 100 new electronic books, including a set of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) study aids.   First Aid’s popular series has long been highly recommended by the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society’s student guides to the USMLE and its various steps.  Now Jeffersonians may access this set online, […]