First Release of Monarch Initiative: Looking for Feedback

June 25th, 2014

monarchOntology 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, gene expression, protein and genetic interactions, orthology, disease, phenotypes, publications, and authors with semantic similarity calculations that suggest novel relationships based on the information content of data descriptions.”

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MPH Capstone Presentations: June 25th and 26th

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 of presentations for 6/26.

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

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.


Currently, the MeSH Browser allows for searches of MeSH terms, text-word searches of the Annotation and Scope Note, and searches of various fields for chemicals. These searches assume that users are familiar with MeSH terms and using the MeSH Browser.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could find MeSH terms directly from your text such as an abstract or grant summary? MeSH on Demand has been developed in close collaboration among MeSH Section, NLM Index Section, and the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications to address this need.

Read the full article in the NLM Technical Bulletin.

Read All About It: Newspapers Now On Display

June 18th, 2014

newspapersScott 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 floor of Scott.

The Library keeps one week of the daily papers and three months of the Philadelphia Business Journal.

While you’re checking the news, browse our magazine collection (currently 50 titles) which will soon include the addition of Vegetarian Times and House Beautiful.

Need Help With Posters and Presentations?

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:

Do you need help finding images? Contact Scott Memorial Librarians

Do you have questions about designing a poster?  email:




New Guide on Support for Data Management

June 12th, 2014

Learn about data management plans and the benefits of storing research data sets in the Jefferson Digital Commons in our new guide.

“Data management” and “data management plans” are phrases increasingly heard within academic and scientific communities. More and more science journals are requiring data sharing as a contingency for publication, and in 2013 the White House Office of Science and Technology released a new policy promoting the deposit of data in publicly accessible databases.

For more information on data management plans and storing data sets, contact one of our Jefferson Digital Commons librarians:


6th Annual Faculty Days Presentations Now in the JDC

June 12th, 2014

Check out the innovative teaching methods and ideas your colleagues are using in their courses. Access all 14 presentations from the recent 6th Annual Faculty Days in the Jefferson Digital Commons.

If you have similar content that you would like archived in the Jefferson Digital Commons, please contact:

Dan Kipnis, MSI
Senior Education Services Librarian
Jefferson Digital Commons Editor


Another Milestone for the Jefferson Digital Commons

June 9th, 2014

On June 6, 2014 the Jefferson Digital Commons surpassed 9,000 total deposited assets. Recent additions include the Pathology Honors Program Student Research Symposium posters and Jefferson Medical College yearbooks from 1950 to 1960.

The 9,000th asset added was from the Department of Surgery Resident Research Day: Examining the influence of Sirtuins on Adipose Derived Stem Cells using a Lentiviral Knockout Model.

The next milestone will be 2 million total downloads.  Stay tuned and prepare your party hats and dancing shoes.

Interested in learning more about the Jefferson Digital Commons? Read past quarterly reports and/or check out the online guide. Want to digitize annual reports, archive conference posters, record capstone presentations?  Contact: or

Attend a Survey Development Discussion for 2014 Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA) Household Health Survey

June 6th, 2014

The Community Health Data Base invites members of the Jefferson community to a Survey Development Discussion of the upcoming 2014 Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA) Household Health Survey!

  •  WHEN: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  •  WHERE: Public Health Management Corporation, 1500 Market Street, Centre Square East, Lower Mezzanine, Philadelphia, PA

Lunch will be provided.

To register for the Survey Development Discussion, please fax this form to the attention of Johanna Trowbridge at 215.731.2199, or email before June 23, 2014.

37 E-Books New to Scott Library in May

June 3rd, 2014

may book covers

Scott Library added these 37 ebooks in May to the growing collection:

American Medical Student Research Journal (AMSRJ) Launched

June 2nd, 2014

AMSRJ coverAMSRJ is a new peer-reviewed, open access journal created by medical students at LSU Health Shreveport. Sections include original investigations, brief reports, humanities, and artwork.

“The American Medical Student Research Journal was created by medical students to give future physician-scientists the opportunity to develop the critical thinking skills needed to succeed in academia and clinical practice. Our journal is authored, reviewed, and edited by medical students working under the guidance of faculty mentors. We believe that enhancing exposure to academic research through the development of analytic appraisal skills in the peer review process will enrich the conventional medical curriculum. Furthermore, we are dedicated to promoting interest in future career research through recognizing the scientific accomplishments of medical students across the country. We are seeking notable articles, of which a medical student is the primary author, which meet excellence in research standards. We accept submissions from MD/DO candidates from all over the world.” (From the AMSRJ website)

Check out the first issue and consider becoming a contributor or a reviewer.

Register for RefWorks Workshops in June

May 30th, 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.

Using RefWorks to Quickly Import Citations and Write a Paper (30 minutes)
In this session, you’ll learn how to directly import citations from two online databases. Then you’ll see how to quickly create a bibliography for a paper two ways: 1) from a list or folder of citations in your RW account and 2) with in-text citations via the one line/cite view method. This session is primarily for undergraduates or beginning RefWorks users.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
10:00 a.m. EDT
Register now

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How to Integrate Self-Regulated Learning into Your Courses: Webinar, June 24th

May 19th, 2014

webinarJoin us for a webinar at Scott Library on How to Integrate Self-Regulated Learning into Your Courses. The Instructor is Linda B. Nilson, Ph.D., Director, Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation, Clemson University. Find out what self-regulated learning is as well as the stages of the learning process it addresses. You will also learn to:

* Select, adapt, and design activities and assignments that will enhance your students’ self-regulated learning skills.
* Incorporate these activities and assignments into appropriate course components such as readings, written assignments, and exams.
* Explain how and why these activities and assignments increase student learning, strengthen students’ problem-solving skills, improve students’ exam performance, enhance the quality of student work, and reduce student overconfidence.

This session incorporates some self-testing and awareness-raising one-minute essays so that you can experience firsthand the kinds of activities you’ll be using with your students in your own courses.

When: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Where: Room 200A, Scott

Register now.

Authors, Monitor Your Publications and Their Impact with Scopus and ORCID

May 16th, 2014

Authors, have you taken advantage of these Scopus features (numbered in the screenshot below)?

  1. Register for a personal account on Scopus so that you can:
  2. Follow this author to receive emails whenever Scopus attributes a new publication to your author profile. You’ll know if they misattribute a publication to you and know when properly attributed publications have been processed.
  3. Get citation alerts to be notified whenever any publications in Scopus cite your publications. This gives you insight on the impact of your work.
  4. Add to ORCID to create your Open Researcher & Contributor ID (ORCID) and add your Scopus publications to the profile. ORCID is an emerging standard to address the widespread challenge of author disambiguation. The easy-to-use wizard also lets you submit corrections for your Scopus Author ID.

Scopus author alert features

Using templates to correct your Scopus profile

In addition to the web-based author feedback wizard, and the wizard to send Scopus author details and publication list to ORCID, you can send corrections to Scopus by email using these templates to request changes via email.

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Talking to Insomniacs: Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds, June 3rd

May 15th, 2014

Please join us for Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 in  925 Chestnut Street, 2nd floor conference room from 8:00-9:00 am. Please note the venue for this exciting program.  Dimitri Markov, M.D., FAPA is presenting and the title of his presentation is: “Talking to Insomniacs.” Read the rest of this entry »

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