Library Services for UC Health Employees

Thanks to a recent agreement between UC Health and the University of Cincinnati, UC Health employees now have access to health sciences and research-level library collections and services through UC Libraries’ Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library.

To access library resources and services, UC Health employees need only to register online at http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/uchealth. This web site will also serve as UC Health employees’ gateway to the information resources and services provided by the Health Sciences Library and UC Libraries.

For more information about the library resources and services available to UC Health employees, or to schedule an instruction session, contact:

Leslie Schick, Associate Dean, UC Libraries and Director, Health Sciences Library
(513) 558-4321   leslie.schick@uc.edu

Kristen Burgess, Information Services Librarian
(513) 558-3071   kristen.burgess@uc.edu

ORCID: Connecting Research and Researchers

Create a unique personal identifier with ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)!

ORCID, an open, non-profit, community-based initiative has launched its Registry (http://orcid.org) and can now be used by researchers to create a profile and ID for themselves.

From the website:  “For scholars, ORCID provides a persistent identifier that unambiguously distinguishes you as the author or creator of your published works in systems that adopt ORCID.”

“ORCID provides two core functions:  (1) a registry to obtain a unique identifier and manage a record of activities, and (2) APIs that support system-to-system communication and authentication.  ORCID makes its code available under an open source license, and will post an annual public data file under a CCO waiver for free download.”

Find out more about ORCID at http://about.orcid.org/ or

http://about.orcid.org/news/2012/10/16/orcid-launches-registry

Trials Extended: Calling for Your Input

We extended the AccessPediatrics, AccessPhysiotherapy, and AccessSurgery trials so more of you would have the chance to try out these resources and let us know what you think.  Many thanks to those of you who have taken a look at the trials and filled out a survey.

Visit the HSL: Trials for New Electronic Resources guide to access the trials.  Each trial includes a brief survey so you can add your voice to the decision-making process.

The electronic resources currently under consideration are the following:

We value your input.  Please take a look at the resource(s) under consideration that interest you and fill out the surveys.  Thank you.

Tour the Health Sciences Library Subject Guide Home Page

Now there’s a direct link from the Health Sciences Library (HSL) web home page to the HSL Subject Guides home page.  Click on the Subject Guides link under Express Links in the middle of the HSL web home page.

The Health Sciences Library is transitioning the eResources (Electronic Resources) topics to a more user-friendly, robust CampusGuides interface.  As guides are created or transitioned, they will be added to the HSL Subject Guides home page.

Take a brief visual tour of the HSL Subject Guides home page to see the list of subject guides, see where to find other UC Libraries (UCL) guides, how to search the HSL or other UCL guides, and how to get help. Then go explore the guides for yourself!

Check Out HSL Tutorials on YouTube and CampusGuides!

The University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Library has a YouTube page for our customized instruction videos.

Subscribe to our channel today for updates on new tutorials!

Tutorials include:

  • UC HSL Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Registration
  • Access UC HSL Resources from Off-Campus
  • Access eBooks at the UC HSL
  • Retrieve Full Text Articles Not Available at UC

Continue reading Check Out HSL Tutorials on YouTube and CampusGuides!

New HSL Classes!

Three new classes have been added to the regular HSL class schedule: Google Tips and Tricks , Citation Management Overview, and Prezi.  Come try out one of these new classes as well as any of our other regularly scheduled classes! A full schedule with times and descriptions is available online at http://webcentral.uc.edu/hslclass/.

  • Google Tips and Tricks: In this class, students will learn to use Google for more than searching online. The course will cover advanced Google search tips, Google Reader to help manage your online reading, and several other Google tips and tricks.
  • Citation Management Overview: Learn about free and for-fee options available at UC and online. This session will introduce students to RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, and Mendeley.
  • Prezi: Looking for a new presentation software? Make your presentations more visually exciting with Prezi, a web-based presentation software.