Writing for Publication? We Can Help…

April 16th, 2014

writingWe’re pleased to announce a new service designed to support Jefferson authors throughout the writing and publication process. The new Writing Center, in Room 305 Scott, is staffed by an experienced writing consultant who can help you with your work, whether you need motivation getting started on a manuscript, guidance on structure and flow, or feedback on a finished draft.

Jennifer Fisher Wilson spent 12 years as a writer and editor for Annals of Internal Medicine before joining us to help launch the Writing Center.

To schedule an appointment, call the Writing Center at 215-503-0441 or email

Learn more about the Writing Center.

NCHS Data Online Query System (DOQS): Beta for Review

April 16th, 2014

NCHS DOQSFrom the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is pleased to announce the beta release of our newest statistical tool, the NCHS Data Online Query System (DOQS).

NCHS DOQS gives users the ability to generate and store statistical analyses customized to their specific requirements. The system provides dynamically generated statistical tables, charts, and graphs using NCHS public use data. NCHS DOQS is designed for the general user without knowledge of commercial statistical software packages. Currently, visit data from the Emergency Department component of the 2005-2010 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey are available, with more datasets planned for the future. Read the rest of this entry »

Primary Care Meets Population Health: 22nd Annual Paul C. Brucker Lecture

April 11th, 2014

On April 11, 2014, the 22nd Annual Paul C. Brucker lecture was presented by Kevin Grumbach, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.

A recipient of several academic, industry, and civic awards, Dr. Grumbach has served as an advisor to President Barack Obama and Congress on health policy and reform. He co-authored the best-selling textbook on health policy, Understanding Health Policy — A Clinical Approach, and the book, Improving Primary Care — Strategies and Tools for a Better Practice. Dr. Grumbach is also the Co-Director of the UCSF Center for Excellence in Primary Care, and Co-Director of the Community Engagement and Health Policy Program for the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute. He chairs the steering committee for the California Advanced Primary Care Institute in addition to practicing family medicine. He is also a member of the Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Sciences.

A recording of the lecture, Primary Care Meets Population Health, is now available in the Jefferson Digital Commons.

Photography of David Graham: Exhibit at Scott Library, April 7th – May 2nd

April 8th, 2014

Exhibit details

Neurology Video Textbook: New Multimedia Resource from STAT!Ref

April 4th, 2014

Neurology Video Textbook demonstrates classic neurologic presentations organized in broad general categories (vascular neurology, movement disorders, behavioral neurology, epilepsy, etc.) and presented as individual cases with audio and video.

All cases link to thorough descriptive sections that provide clinical and scientific overviews of the major categories of neurologic diseases and disorders.

Neurology Video Textbook

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Jefferson Digital Commons Quarterly Report, January-March 2014, Now Available

April 3rd, 2014

The Jefferson Digital Commons had 184 new deposits this quarter. The end of the quarter brings the total number of assets to 8,811 with a total of 1,765,509 downloads. The most downloaded asset this quarter was:  Multi-nutrient supplement improves hormone ratio associated with cancer risk, with 86 downloads registered from Jan 6, 2014 to April 1st. View the full inventory of newly added assets.

We added a new map to our homepage this quarter indicating real time downloads of JDC content by our global viewers:

JDC downloads map

Read the full quarterly report for announcements, reminders, highlights, and news from the archives.

Troubleshooting Tip: When Write-N-Cite Doesn’t Show Up After Installation

April 1st, 2014

Some users of Windows 7/XP and Microsoft Office 2010 have experienced a problem with RefWorks Write-N-Cite 4 failing to install (not displaying as a tab in Word). If this is the case, the application may be inactive on your computer.

View this Troubleshooting Tip to help you solve the problem.

Undertaking a Systematic Review? Here’s How We Can Help

March 31st, 2014

Systematic reviews play a vital role in synthesizing the proliferation of evidence into usable form. Jeffersonians are authoring systematic reviews and Scott Memorial Library is here to help. Due to the limited size of our group we do not perform searches, but we can consult with you on the following:

  • Development of an effective research question
  • Discuss search term selection
  • Recommend databases to include in the search
  • Review your search strategies
  • Provide instruction on advanced database searching techniques
  • Provide instruction on the use of citation management software (creating RefWorks databases, etc.) for organizing retrieved references

Visit our resource guide or contact us to make an appointment.

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17 E-Books New to JEFFLINE in March

March 28th, 2014

Book covers

Scott Library added these 17 ebooks in March to the growing collection:

Learn about Prezi – Online Presentation Alternative to PowerPoint

March 27th, 2014

Attend a Prezi Workshop for Jefferson faculty, staff, and students. You’ll learn how to:

  • Set up an account
  • Create and animate a prezi
  • Save and share a prezi

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Register for RefWorks Workshops in April

March 27th, 2014

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 (30 minutes)
Direct export is but one method for adding references; In this webinar we will review these other methods, which are: Importing from a text file; searching online catalogs or databases from within RefWorks; using a web browser tool called RefGrab-It to capture references from a web page; importing records from RSS feeds; entering references manually.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
2:00 p.m. EDT
Register now

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Yoga Therapy for Irritable Bowl Syndrome: Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds, April 1st

March 21st, 2014

Please join us for Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 in  925 Chestnut Street, 2nd floor conference room from 8:00-9:00 am. Please note the venue for this exciting program.  Senthamil R. Selvan, Ph.D.. is presenting and the title of his presentation is: “Yoga Therapy for Irritable Bowl Syndrome: Interim Results of a Randomized Control Study.”

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CDC Public Health Image Library (PHIL)

March 20th, 2014

Created by a Working Group at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Public Health Image Library (PHIL) offers an organized, universal electronic gateway to CDC’s pictures. Public health professionals, the media, laboratory scientists, educators, students, and the worldwide public may use this material for reference, teaching, presentation, and public health messages. The content is organized into hierarchical categories of people, places, and science, and is presented as single images, image sets, and multimedia files.

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Matchmaker: NIH RePORTER’s Alternative Search

March 18th, 2014

The RePORT (Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools) website provides access to a variety of reporting tools, reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities. One of the tools available on the RePORT site is the RePORTER (RePORT Expenditures and Results) module. RePORTER is an electronic tool that allows users to search a repository of NIH-funded research projects and access publications and patents resulting from NIH funding.

Matchmaker, the new RePORTER query interface, “mines the terms and concepts in your text, compares those patterns to funded projects, and returns a list of 100 similar projects.”

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ACP Pier Becomes ACP Smart Medicine

March 17th, 2014

ACP Pier, part of the STAT!Ref online library of electronic resources, has now become ACP Smart Medicine. ACP Smart Medicine

ACP Smart Medicine provides access to 500 clinical diagnosis and treatment recommendations covering a wide variety of medical specialties. Features include:

  • Clinical recommendations including diagnoses, therapies and patient information to support the clinical practice of physicians, internists, residents, nurses and nurse practitioners, medical school faculty and students.
  • Bulleted, streamlined structure providing immediate access to hundreds of evidence-based recommendations on diagnosis, therapy, prevention, screening and more.
  • Access via the STAT!Ref Mobile App that automatically adopts to whatever device you are using.

Learn more by viewing the ACP Smart Medicine Overview and ACP Smart Medicine User Guide .

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