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Archive for December, 2012

Open Access Movement Continues to Grow in 2012

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

The open access movement experienced a dramatic increase in popularity this year as evidenced by the 2012 data.  Some of the more interesting statistics include: In PubMed Central: 2.6 million articles; 821 per day/1 article every 2 minutes (up 300,000 in past year) 1,462 journals actively participating (up 168 in past year) 1,023 journals offer […]

New MeSH Terms for 2013

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

The New Year brings many resolutions and changes. The folks at the National of Library of Medicine have been busy improving Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) for 2013! MeSH is the controlled vocabulary used to index articles in the MEDLINE®/PubMED® database and it can be a powerful tool for refining and improving your search strategies. What’s […]

Predatory Publishers: Another Year-End List Worth Noting

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Librarians at Scott Memorial Library are constantly being asked where Jeffersonians should be publishing their research. Impact factors are one good metric for figuring out where to publish and Scott Library does offer an online subscription to Journal Citation Reports from 2008 to 2011 from JEFFLINE. Another approach is to consider where you should not […]

Thomas Jefferson University Dissertation Titles Added to Jefferson Digital Commons

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Over 700 Thomas Jefferson University dissertation titles have been added to the Jefferson Digital Commons.  Dating from 1951 to 2012, the dissertation titles are indexed by all major search engines, including Google, Bing and Yahoo, and provide another method for researchers to locate research produced by Thomas Jefferson University graduates. If a researcher desires to […]

Jefferson Book Club Selection for January: Going After Cacciato

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Going After Cacciato: A Novel by Tim O’Brien is the January selection for the Jefferson Book Club. Please take a moment to join or renew your membership for 2012-2013! Members meet every other month to discuss a democratically selected book. Open to all members of the Jefferson community–students, staff and faculty. “To call Going After […]