Announcing Read by QxMD

The UC Health Sciences Library (HSL) has partnered with Read QxMD to bring you easy access to the HSL’s journal subscriptions.

Get set up quickly and easily.

  1. Download Read by QxMD by going to http://qx.md/read or search in the app store.

A web version is also available at https://readbyqxmd.com

  1. Add University of Cincinnati to your “Account Settings” under “Institutional Access”.

Already have Read by QxMD?

Add University of Cincinnati to your “Account Settings” under “Institutional Access” to gain continuous access to UC HSL’s journal subscriptions.

Get to know Read by QxMD

  • Provides a single place to keep up with new medical and scientific research
  • Filter for your professional specialty/location and favorite journals
  • Save collections of articles important to you
  • Auto-login when off-site
Please follow and like us:
error

Welcome Back!

HSL Updates

September 2019, Vol. 1

On behalf of the faculty, staff and students of the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library (HSL), – welcome back for the 2019-2020 school year.  I would like to share with you some library updates and links that you can easily access for information as it relates to classes being offered in the HSL, hours of operation, new technology, upcoming lectures and collaborative spaces for study and research.

HSL upgrades:

  • Over the summer, the electrical engineers were able to finalize the upgrades of lights on the R, E and G levels of the library
  • New power outlets were installed on the R-Level of the library.
  • At the request of HSGA representatives from last year, the HSL purchased four (4) new ergonomic stand-up tables that are located in the Computer Lab.
  • In mid-September the HSL Circulation Desk students will begin offering scheduled 20-minute walking tours of the HSL Library and Winkler Center.  The tour will include, but is not limited to information on equipment that can be checked out, HSL IT Help Desk services, how to navigate the Computer Lab and information on the HSL’s Electronic Classroom.  Look for more information about the tours in October.

HSL Updates will be posted on a monthly basis to share the HSL Workshop calendar and any other information related to things happening in the HSL.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me directly.  As always, we are happy to welcome you into the HSL.

Regards,

Lori E. Harris, Interim Director
Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library and
the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions
Tel:  (513) 558-0315
Fax: (513) 558-2682

Email: harri2li@ucmail.uc.edu
Web:  www.libraries.uc.edu/hsl

Please follow and like us:
error

NIH Data and Open Science Expert to Present Lecture and Workshop on September 17, 2019

Image of Dr. Lisa Federer
Dr. Lisa Federer, PhD, MLIS

Join UC Libraries and IT@UC for a lecture on the reuse of biomedical research data and a workshop on data visualization in R.

On September 17th, Dr. Lisa Federer, Data and Open Science Librarian for the National Library of Medicine, will visit UC as part of our Data and Computational Science Series (DCS2).

The DCS2 planning committee cordially invites you to attend Dr. Federer’s lecture, luncheon and workshop.

Lecture and Luncheon:

If You Share It, Will They Come? Quantifying and Characterizing Reuse of Biomedical Research Data
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions, Stanley J. Lucas, MD Board Room.

Workshop:

Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Creating Customized Data Visualization with ggplot2 in R
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library, Dr. Stanley B. Troup Learning Space.

These events are free and open to all. Registration is required.

Register for the Lecture and LuncheonRegister for the Workshop.

Please be sure to log into the Faculty Development OneStop website to complete your registration.

Registration also permitted via phone and email | (513) 558-0725 | Don.Jason@uc.edu

These events are funded through a universal provider grant awarded by the Provost Office.

Please follow and like us:
error

New UC VPN by March 1, 2019

UC is transitioning to the new VPN software Cisco AnyConnect by March 1, 2019.  For UC students, faculty and staff who use the VPN to access library resources from off-campus will need to download and install the new VPN software by March 1st.  Both AnyConnect and Pulse Secure will work until March 1, 2019.  After March 1st, only AnyConnect will work.

New to the SSL VPN?

The Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network (SSL VPN) provides authorized users to access UC Library resources from off-campus and is ideal for longer research sessions.

VPN AnyConnect Software Installation

Go to vpn.uc.edu to access the UC AnyConnect client application installers.

Step-by-step setup instructions for downloading and installing the UC AnyConnect VPN software

After installation, log into the VPN software on your computer/device using your UC central login and then open a browser window to start your research session.

Both AnyConnect and Pulse Secure will work until March 1, 2019.  After March 1st, only AnyConnect will work.

Questions?  Contact IT@UC

  • Phone: 513-556-4357
  • Toll Free: 866-397-3382

 

Please follow and like us:
error

Data Day 2019: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Data

You are cordially invited to the University of Cincinnati’s 4th Annual Data Day sponsored by The University of Cincinnati Libraries and IT@UC.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are topics gaining national attention.  Our 4th Annual University of Cincinnati Data Day will explore these topics in depth and highlight how researchers can expand their understanding by considering the impact of diversity, equity and inclusion on their own research.

 What: University of Cincinnati 4th Annual Data Day

 When: Monday, April 1, 2019 9am – 4:30pm

 Where: Tangeman University Center, Great Hall (located on the main campus of the University of Cincinnati)

The day will be comprised of panel discussions, an interactive session where participants will learn R programming skills, and keynote speakers to start and end the day.  The first keynote speaker, Amanda Wilson, will highlight the historic All of Us Research Program that is gathering data from one million individuals to assist in delivering precision medicine by taking into account individual differences in lifestyle, environment, and biology among participants. The second keynote speaker, Deborah Duran, will address how diversity and inclusion are necessary considerations as we consider our research and how doing so can have an impact on us all. Panelists will discuss health disparities and health equity research from local and statewide perspectives as well as how data is being used to empower social justice.

Don’t miss this exciting day!

For more information and registration visit: http://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/blogs/dataday/.

Please follow and like us:
error

Pharmacology World Videos

Pharmacology World is a series of videos that cover all major drug classes and includes: mechanism of action, key pharmacokinetics, major therapeutic uses, and common and serious adverse effects. It also incorporates relevant physiology, pathophysiology and biochemistry.

Contents include:

Use these Pharmacology World videos to master the key concepts of pharmacology, prepare for course exams and national licensing exams.  Videos range in length from 8 to 32 minutes.

Please follow and like us:
error

Lexicomp App Available

Lexicomp Online

Lexicomp Online is a collection of clinical databases and clinical decision support tools that provides users with an extensive medical library.  It provides clear, concise, point-of-care adult and pediatric drug information as well as in-depth information on interactions, toxicology, and more.  Lexicomp also includes support tools like drug ID, calculators, and patient education.

Unlimited Lexicomp Online access is available in a responsive design that will resize to your device.

New Lexicomp App Access – Previous App Has Expired

50 access codes are also available with this institutional subscription.

  • Lexicomp app registration is first come, first serve
  • App accounts expire annually

Lexicomp Academic Discount Program

Please follow and like us:
error

Lexicomp Online & Lexicomp App Access

Lexicomp Online

Lexicomp Online is a collection of clinical databases and clinical decision support tools that provides users with an extensive medical library.  It provides clear, concise, point-of-care adult and pediatric drug information as well as in-depth information on interactions, toxicology, and more.  Lexicomp also includes support tools like drug ID, calculators, and patient education.

Unlimited Lexicomp Online access is available in a responsive design that will resize to your device.

Lexicomp App Access

50 access codes are also available with this institutional subscription.

  • Lexicomp app registration is first come, first serve
  • This year only, app accounts expire during December of 2018

Watch for a blog post in December 2018 or January 2019 with a link to a new set of 50 access codes.

  • App registration will again be first come, first serve
  • After which app accounts will expire annually

Lexicomp Academic Discount Program

Please follow and like us:
error

UCSC Genome Browser Training

UC Logo

The University of Cincinnati Libraries Research and Data Services Group is sponsoring
University of California Santa Cruz Genome Browser Training

UCSC Genome Browser Website: https://genome.ucsc.edu/

UCSC Genome Browser Logo

Morning Sessions (October 30th and 31st 9am – Noon) 

Locations:

October 30th MSB 5051 9am-noon and October 31st MSB 7051 9am-noon

Afternoon Sessions

1-4pm October 30th and 31st HSL Troup Learning Center

Image of Robert Kuhn, Genome Browser Trainer

Robert Kuhn, Your Trainer

Robert Kuhn received his PhD at the University of California, Santa Barbara in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, where he  studied the centromeres of yeast. Following a postdoctoral at UC Berkeley/USDA Plant Gene Expression Center, he taught biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics at UC Santa Cruz.  He joined the UCSC Genome Browser project in 2003, where he is now Associate Director, with a particular interest in clinical  genetics.  The Genome Browser is a widely used genomics tool giving access to the genomes of human and more than one hundred  other animals.  Dr. Kuhn’s responsibilities include identifying important datasets for inclusion into the Browser, enabling  researchers through teaching the Genome Browser in workshops and seminars and learning from them how to improve the Browser.

Registration

Registration for the training is via WebEx, but you can attend the morning sessions in person or virtually. 

*Afternoon attendance is limited to in person only* 

Day1 Registration: https://bit.ly/2x7WVVk

Day 2 Registration: https://bit.ly/2OdEBS1

Afternoon Session Registration: https://webapps2.uc.edu/ce/HSL/Workshops

Please be sure to bring your own device.

UCSC Genome Browser Training Schedule

Genome Browser Training

Questions?  Please contact Tiffany J. Grant, PhD

joffritm@ucmail.uc.edu

(513) 558-9153

Please follow and like us:
error

BioCyc Microbial Genomes and Metabolic Pathways Web Portal

BioCyc Database Collection Logo

 

 

 

The BioCyc Microbial Genomes and Metabolic Pathways Web Portal is coming to the University of Cincinnati.

Beginning August 31st, researchers can access the full suite of databases in the BioCyc Database Collection. The BioCyc web portal from SRI International contains genome and metabolic-pathway information for over 10,000 microbes. BioCyc encyclopedias are unique in integrating a diverse range of data and providing a high level of curation for important microbes. BioCyc Pathway/Genome Databases (PGDB) describe the genome of an organism, as well as its biochemical pathways and (for a small fraction of organisms) its regulatory network. BioCyc bioinformatics tools combine unparalleled breadth and user friendliness and include a unique set of visualization tools to speed comprehension of its extensive and complex data.

BioCyc databases integrate extensive data for each organism, and provide platforms for analysis of large-scale datasets. BioCyc enables scientists to pursue several use cases:

  • BioCyc is a massive encyclopedic reference on microbial genes, metabolites, and pathways that integrates information from many sources. Scientists consult BioCyc to save large amounts of time finding, understanding, and synthesizing material from the primary literature.
  • BioCyc is a genome informatics and comparative genomics platform.
  • BioCyc enables exploration of a vast set of biological networks.
  • BioCyc provides gene-expression, metabolomics, and multi-omics analysis tools.
  • BioCyc provides executable metabolic models for a small but growing set of organisms.

BioCyc Informatics Tools

  • Search for genomes by name, taxonomy, phenotypic properties.
  • Gene information page
    • Retrieve amino-acid sequence and nucleotide sequence of arbitrary genome region.
    • Query genes by gene name, accession number, sequence length, replicon position, protein properties (pI, MW, protein features, subcellular location, ligand), GO terms.
  • Transcription-unit information page.
  • Genome Browser depicts genomic regions at user-selected resolution with semantic zooming that reveals new features at higher resolutions. Visible features include pseudogenes, promoters, transcription-factor binding sites, repeats, terminators, nucleotide sequence. Zoom to sequence. Generate genome poster.
  • BLAST search sequence-pattern search via patmatchMap SNPs to genes and show effects on translation.

Access this URL for more information about BioCyc databases and features: https://biocyc.org/intro.shtml.

Some additional links that may be helpful:

Webinars: https://biocyc.org/webinar.shtml

Guided tour: https://biocyc.org/samples.shtml

User guide: https://biocyc.org/PToolsWebsiteHowto.shtml

Data Sheet: BioCyc data sheet

Questions?

Contact:

Tiffany J. Grant, PhD
Interim, Assistant Director for Research and Informatics
Research Informationist
Co-Leader, Research Services
Health Sciences Library
Office: (513) 558-9153
E-mail: joffritm@ucmail.uc.edu
Web: http://libraries.uc.edu/digital-scholarship/data-services.html

Please follow and like us:
error