Redesigned Health Sciences Library Website Coming Soon!

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On May 6, the Health Sciences Library along with all UC Libraries will unveil a completely redesigned website.

Available at http://libraries.uc.edu/hsl/ (same URL as current site) the new website is easy to read and navigate with an updated look and feel, an uncluttered homepage with most content viewable without scrolling, new information and streamlined navigation. User-requested features such as the posting of today’s hours, enhanced location maps and a prominent link to Off-Campus Access from the homepage are included in the redesign.

New content around the growing subject of digital scholarship has been added, as well as a website dedicated to the Libraries’ Special Collections. Also featured prominently on the site are links to HSL Research Guides, a Distance Learning guide, workshops, eJournals and frequently used Health Sciences resources.

The tabbed search box, available on the left-side of the homepage and throughout on many secondary pages of the site, will allow users to search for articles, books, journals, databases and quickly and easily.

For those viewing the site on a tablet or mobile device, the redesign is responsive to adjust to individual screen sizes.

The website redesign does not include the Library Catalog or online databases.

Feedback is welcome as the Health Sciences Library website is a work in progress and will continue to develop over the summer.

Watch for more information about the newly redesigned HSL site!

 

 

Announcing a Redesigned UC Libraries Website

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On May 6, the University of Cincinnati Libraries will unveil a completely redesigned website.

Available at www.libraries.uc.edu (same URL as current site) the new website is easy to read and navigate with an updated look and feel, an uncluttered homepage with most content viewable without scrolling, new information and streamlined navigation. User-requested features such as the posting of today’s hours, enhanced location maps and a prominent link to Off-Campus Access from the homepage are included in the redesign.

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Web of Knowledge Now Web of Science

The Web of KWOSnowledge has a new name and a new design.  The Web of Science continues to have all the same features and functions as in earlier versions of the product, but has been streamlined for faster and easier use.

A few of the new features are:

  • More “Sort” options (A-Z or Z-A by first author, source title, conference title, relevance, times cited and more)
  • A direct link to the journal’s impact factor in the Full Record view
  • A list of how many times an article has been cited and in what Web of Science databases in the Full Record view

Another change is that the UC Article Linker button is only visible after you click on “Full Text”.

See a quick tour of the new design here: http://youtu.be/Ulfu0njSZN0

Access the Web of Science from the Health Sciences Library home page under Express Links in the center of the page.  Questions?  Contact Edith Starbuck at 513-558-1433 or edith.starbuck@uc.edu

Scopus: New Design!

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On February 1, 2014, Scopus released a new more action driven design.  New redesign features include:

  • Items or icons will only appear active when an action is performed.  For example, the search history on the home page is not shown until a search is performed.
  • Export options will be available when results are selected to export.
  • Search results are easier to scan with options that appear only when results are selected.
  • Author and Affiliation profiles have been condensed to optimize scanning.
  • The reference manager Mendeley has been added to the export options.
  • Once export options have been selected and saved, the next export can be done with just one click.

For more information see the Scopus Blog  or explore Scopus.  Questions?  Contact Edith Starbuck at 513-558-1433 or edith.starbuck@uc.edu

New Platform for AccessMedicine, AccessPharmacy, and other Access Medical Resources

Recently AccessAnesthesiology, AccessMedicine, AccessPediatrics, AccessPharmacy, and AccessSurgery moved to a new platform.  The content is the same including more than 180 titles including Harrison’s Online, CMDT, Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery, Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine, Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, and more.

New features come with the new platform:

  • The ability to move from one Access resource to another easily; just click on the Sites menu and select another resource
  • Responsive design for mobile users – the browser automatically adjusts depending on the device
  • Create a personal account and set up alerts, create a custom curriculum, or save images and figures and move easily them into PowerPoint.
  • Your personal account also enables you to log in remotely to any of the Access resources to which the Health Sciences Library (HSL) subscribes. With a personal account, there is no need to log into the proxy server or the VPN.

In addition to AccessMedicine and AccessPharmacy links on the HSL home page, find links to all the Access resources – AccessAnesthesiology, AccessMedicine, AccessPediatrics, AccessPharmacy, and AccessSurgery on the Health Sciences Library website on the eBooks page and the Point of Care page.

If you have any questions, please contact Edith Starbuck at 513-558-1433 or edith.starbuck@uc.edu

Empowering People and Changing Lives: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Hosts the 8th National Conference of African-American Librarians

by Michelle McKinney

About the Conference

Hundreds of African-American librarians, library staffers, vendors and advocates from around the country gathered August 7-11, 2013 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center to attend the 8th National Conference of African-American Librarians (NCAAL). The conference, sponsored by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, provided attendees the opportunity to network, as well as to gain knowledge and skills needed to meet the challenges faced by African-American librarians and the communities of color they serve.

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New: Comprehensive Physiology

compphysComprehensive Physiology is an authoritative collection of review content assembled in the physiological sciences.

This publication includes the complete content from the Handbook of Physiology series and will be continually expanded through a dynamic program of updates.  The audience for Comprehensive Physiology is academic scientists in the life sciences, advanced students in the life sciences and medicine, instructors in these disciplines, and academic clinicians.

Key Features:

  • More than 30,000 pages of classic content from the Handbook of Physiology series
  • A publishing program that will add 4,000 pages of new content per year
  • An editorial team comprising leading names in the field
  • Fully citable content, qualifying for abstracting, indexing, and ISI ranking

Go to the Health Sciences Library eBook page to find a link to Comprehensive Physiology in the A-Z list.

Health Sciences Library Research Series 10/21-10/24

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As part of Research Week 2013, sponsored by UC Health and University Academic Health Center, the UC Health Sciences Library is planning a week-long library research series.  Sessions will focus on funding, authorship issues, data management and datasets/tools.

All sessions listed in the Research Series below take place in the UC Health Sciences Library Electronic Classroom (MSB G005G).

Register for the sessions at http://webcentral.uc.edu/hslclass/home.aspx. Walk ins are welcome!

Show Me the Money
Monday, Oct. 21, 1 to 2 p.m.
Find out who funds research studies and trials and get tips for finding these sources.

Manage Your Research Identity
Monday, Oct. 21, 2 to 3 p.m.
Learn to manage your research identity using unique author identifiers. This course will provide an overview of ORCID, My ResearcherID, and the Scopus Author ID.

Data Management Planning
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1 to 2 p.m.
Get introduced to the importance of data management planning with tips for creating a data management plan and an overview of tools in the library to help with the process.

Discovering Datasets
Thursday, Oct. 24, 1 to 2 p.m.
Learn out about data repositories including government data sets, figshare and Dryad.

NCBI Tools
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2 to 3 p.m.
Get information and training on the use of biomedical and genomic information databases of the National Center for Biomedical Informatics (NCBI).

Join UC Libraries the 1st Fridays @ 4 for Fun, Food and Library Finds

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Held on Langsam Library’s fourth floor at 4 p.m., 1st Fridays @ 4 is a series of events hosted by the University of Cincinnati Libraries to provide students an opportunity to meet new friends and to explore the terrain of libraries, books and information through conversations, games and fun activities. Continue reading Join UC Libraries the 1st Fridays @ 4 for Fun, Food and Library Finds