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Archive for October, 2013

Berks County, PA, Household Health Survey Data

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Data from PHMC’s 2012 Berks County Household Health Survey is now available through the Community Health Database online data tool. PHMC has been conducting the Household Health Survey in southeastern Pennsylvania since 1983. In 2012, PHMC and a network of partners including the Berks County Community Foundation, Reading Health System, St. Joseph Regional Health Network, […]

Blackboard Learn Grade Center Workshops Offered in November

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Blackboard Learn is the course management system used on the Jefferson campus beginning this Fall. Although very similar to its predecessor, Pulse, the interface looks different and there are a number of new features that can significantly improve your efficiency. Education Services has been offering workshops to get faculty started with the new product. A […]

Diet Modification as a Novel Therapeutic for Cancer Treatment: Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds, November 5th

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Please join us for Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 in 925 Chestnut Street, 2nd floor conference room from 8:00-9:00 am. Please note the venue for this exciting program. Nicole Simone, M. D. is presenting and the title of her presentation is: “Diet Modification as a Novel Therapeutic for Cancer Treatment: When Less is More“  Dr. Simone is […]

Start Commenting in PubMed with PubMed Commons

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

NCBI has released a pilot version of a new service in PubMed which allows researchers to post comments on individual PubMed abstracts.  The system is called PubMed Commons. The idea is to “leverage the social power of the internet to encourage constructive criticism and high quality discussions of scientific issues that will both enhance understanding […]

Change to Scott Group Study Room Policy: Minimum Is Now Two

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Working with the Registrar and campus academic space planning groups, the Scott Library is now allowing a minimum of two students to reserve the 2nd floor student collaboration rooms at all times. Advance reservations (up to a week before the desired date) are strongly encouraged to ensure you are able to use a room when […]

Open Access Week 2013

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Happy Open Access Week! Tune in Monday October 21, 2013, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm for a live stream of the kickoff event, a panel discussion on “Open Access: Redefining Impact.” Jeffersonians can commit to providing open access to their research outputs by depositing them in the Jefferson Digital Commons. Contact dan.kipnis@jefferson.edu for assistance.

Register for RefWorks Workshops in November

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Need to brush up on your RefWorks skills, or just want a quick introduction to the software? Sign up now for a webinar tutorial, conducted by RefWorks trainers. Please note that registration is limited and enrollment is required. Beyond Direct Export: Five Other Ways to Import Information to RefWorks (40 minutes) Direct export is but […]

ExamSoft: 12:15 Tech Talk on October 28th

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Join us for the next 12:15 Tech Talk, part of a series of 30-minute talks by faculty members sharing technical tips and solutions. You’re welcome to bring your lunch and beverages will be provided. When: Monday, October 28, 2013, from 12:15 to 12:45 Where: Scott Library, Room 200A Topic: ExamSoft Speaker: Christine Wade, PT, RN, […]

Medical Subject Headings 2014 Preview

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Q: What do the following have in common? Bland White Garland Syndrome Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats Ethnic Conflict Family Nurse Practitioners Hand Sanitizers Long-Chain-3-Hydroxyacyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Mindfulness A: They’ve all new entries in the 2014 edition of Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), the thesaurus developed by the National Library of Medicine and used to describe […]

Embryo Development in 12 Stages: Model Now Available

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

In response to a number of student requests, a new medical model–Embryo Development in 12 Stages–is now available for check out at the Scott Library Service Desk. Explore our medical model and media collections.  

Jefferson Book Club Selection for November: Orange is the New Black

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Orange Is The New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman is the November selection for the Jefferson Book Club. When federal agents knocked on her door with an indictment in hand, Piper Kerman barely resembled the reckless young woman she was shortly after graduating Smith College. Happily ensconced in a New […]

EBSCO Offers Access to ERIC Database During Shutdown

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Press Release: EBSCO Information Services Releases a Complimentary Version of ERIC To Provide Access During the Government Shutdown  IPSWICH, Mass. — October 3, 2013 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is making the government database ERIC available during the government shutdown. ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, is typically available through the government website (http://eric.ed.gov/) as […]

Use Your Jefferson Photo ID to Pay for Print and Copy Services at Scott Library

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Upgraded Xerox copiers were installed this fall throughout the library featuring wall-mounted terminals for swiping your Jefferson ID card to pay for printing and copying. This option was initially only available to Jefferson students, but it has now been extended to all Jefferson photo ID holders. The cost for prints or copies is still ten […]

Blackboard Learn Rubrics Workshop Offered in October

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Blackboard Learn is the course management system used on the Jefferson campus beginning this Fall. Although very similar to its predecessor, Pulse, the interface looks different and there are a number of new features that can significantly improve your efficiency. Education Services has been offering workshops to get faculty started with the new product. A […]

Quarterly Update for Jefferson Digital Commons: July – September 2013

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

The July-September 2013 quarter ends with a total of 8,233 assets, 1,565,650 downloads and 345 new assets added to the Jefferson Digital Commons.  Currently, the most downloaded asset is the handout Obtaining Full-Text Articles When Searching PubMed with 163 downloads. View the complete quarterly inventory.