New PubMed: Tips and Tutorials


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PubMed changed its look and user experience earlier this Spring. While it still offers the same great search features – it is quite a bit different. To learn about the new features, check out the Network of the National Library of Medicine’s (NNLM) Tutorials and Recordings for PubMed. There you will find quick video tours, PowerPoint presentations, and even classes.

Still have questions about the New PubMed?  Contact the Health Sciences Library for additional assistance. We can provide answers, workshops, as well as PubMed instruction for your course. 




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OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center (EJC) Platform Update

OhioLINK will release the latest update of the Electronic Journal Center (EJC) platform on September 30th. The EJC will be unavailable between 7 and 9 p.m. while the platform is updated.

This release includes three major changes:

  • a new user interface with minor changes to functionality, including more ways to search on the List of Journals page
  • the discontinuation of the MyEJC feature
  • additional support for WCAG 2.1 (Accessibility Tools for ADA)

While EJC 6.1 is not yet fully compliant with WCAG 2.1, per OhioLINK policy, there is an exception on file with the Ohio State University Digital Accessibility Office. If a library user with a disability experiences difficulty accessing an OhioLINK application, they should contact the OH-TECH Digital Accessibility Team:

If you have any questions, fill out a ticket at

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resource Guide

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Are you looking for current and reliable information about the Coronavirus? Check out the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) guide .

The guide includes:

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19 guide is now available from the Health Sciences Library (HSL) website. On the HSL landing page, click on Medical Campus Resources under HSL Resources to see the guide at the top of the list.

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2020 Lexicomp App Access Now Available – App Accounts Expire Annually

Happy New Year!

The Health Sciences Library subscribes to Lexicomp Online and with each annual renewal, the previous year’s app access expires and 50 new Lexicomp app access codes are provided.

50 access codes for the 2020 Lexicomp app

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

Lexicomp Academic Discount Program

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.

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New PubMed Now Available

A new version of PubMed is now available by clicking on “Click here to try the New PubMed!” in the current version of PubMed.  The New PubMed will become the default in spring 2020 and will eventually replace the legacy version.

Be aware that once you click on the link to New PubMed it will become your default on that device or browser with a link to return to Legacy PubMed. 

The UC Libraries’ PubMed links that connect UC full text with PubMed references is not changing. 

The New PubMed design has a more consistent look and feel throughout and a responsive layout compatible with any screen size.  It includes the same features (though some are in different locations) and more.

A few of the New PubMed features include:

  • The ability to cite a reference in AMA, MLA, APA, or NLM format style and then copy or download that citation.
  • The reference abstract and full record view may include the article references, similar articles, and the PubMed Central articles that have cited that article
  • The ability to filter to references with ‘Associated Data’. These references include a link to other NLM or NCBI databases such as, GEO (Gene Expression Omnibus), or SRA (Sequence Read Archive) that include data to view and/or download.

For a quick preview and description of the New PubMed, see the NLM 2109 Technical Bulletin November-December article The New PubMed is Here.

The Health Sciences Library will be offering an introductory New PubMed workshop at the end of January 2020.  To register go to

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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 or search in the app store.

A web version is also available at

  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
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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.


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


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

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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.


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 |

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

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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 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


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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:

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