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

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

UCSC Genome Browser Training

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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/

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


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

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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 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


(513) 558-9153

BioCyc Microbial Genomes and Metabolic Pathways Web Portal

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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



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

Health Sciences Library Positions Available – Please Apply

The Health Science Library is currently accepting applications for student assistants.

Positions are now open in the following Departments

  1. Circulation
  2. Winkler Center

Positions require a commitment of at least 6 – 15 hours per week.  Some positions require a Federal Work Study Grant.

The library is located, near the main elevator banks, on the E level of the Medical Science Building, on the Medical campus.

Please fill out the Library specific application.  Be sure to mark HSL as a preferred job site.


For questions concerning the Circulation Department,

Email: bacheldn@ucmail.uc.edu


For questions concerning the Winkler Center,

Email: pasigo@ucmail.uc.edu

AHRQ National Guideline Clearinghouse Not Available After July 16th

AHRQ National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) will no longer have funding after July 16th and so will no longer be available.

The NGC was originally created by AHRQ in partnership with the American Medical Association and the American Association of Health Plans (now America’s Health Insurance Plans [AHIP]), the NGC mission was to provide physicians and other health care professionals, health care providers, health plans, integrated delivery systems, purchasers and others an accessible mechanism for obtaining objective, detailed information on evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and to further their dissemination, implementation, and use.

For more information, see NGC Announcements.

Introducing BenchSci

The University of Cincinnati Libraries is pleased to present BenchSci to the UC research community.

Registration is free to all scientists with a uc.edu or affiliated institutional emails at https://www.benchsci.com

BenchSci is a online platform designed to help scientists find antibody data in publications.  Their proprietary machine-learning algorithm was trained by PhD-level scientists to identify and understand the usage of commercial antibodies in the research literature.

When searching for a specific protein target, BenchSci curates published data in the form of figures to simplify the literature search process. The figures can then be filtered by specific experimental contexts cited in the paper such as techniques, tissue, cell lines, and more, to help users pinpoint antibodies that have been published under experimental conditions matching their study interest.

For more information about BenchSci, please refer to this article: https://blog.benchsci.com/7-features-to-find-antibodies

To learn how to navigate BenchSci, please watch this short video: https://youtu.be/EFaDwTtqlv4

For further inquiries or feedback, contact Maurice Shen, the Head of Academic Relations at BenchSci, at maurice@benchsci.com

FREE Conference: Precision Genomics Midwest, May 11, 2018

From making a diagnosis to tailoring treatment to an individual to someday curing disease, precision genomics is having a profound impact on healthcare.

Cincinnati Children’s Center for Pediatric Genomics and the University of Cincinnati launched Precision Genomics Midwest last year to bring genomic education to the Midwest. Often, clinicians and researchers don’t have the time to attend large national events, but they still need to learn about how genomics will be integrated into clinical care; about genomic technologies; and ongoing research in the field.

This one-day, free event – May 11 at the Kingsgate Marriott on the University of Cincinnati campus – is packed full of education on topics relevant to clinicians, researchers, pharmacists, genetic counselors, lab managers, nurses, and students.

Highlights include:

  • The whole day is free, including lunch.
  • Two keynotes: Dan Kastner, MD, PhD, Scientific Director at the National Human Research Genome Institute, and Mike Murray, MD, Director of Clinical Genomics at Geisinger Health System.
  • A new Bioinformatics track, with breakouts in clinical and research genome bioinformatics
  • Break-out sessions including genomics in the clinic, pharmacogenomics, epigenetics, and ethical, legal, and social implications of genomics.
  • A panel discussion on Innovative Genomic Therapeutics: Is Gene Editing or Gene Therapy the Answer to Curing Human Disease?
  • The largest exhibitor fair in the Midwest, featuring more than 30 vendors and sponsors.
  • A networking cocktail hour to finish the day.

Precision Genomics Midwest rapidly is becoming the Midwest’s premier precision medicine conference, by attracting regional attendance and national speakers while simultaneously showcasing talent from UC and Cincinnati Children’s. The inaugural year had nearly 360 registrants from more than 25 different institutions across the Midwest.

Cincinnati Children’s and UC College of Medicine are co-sponsoring the free conference. Other contributing partners include the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation, University of Cincinnati Libraries, and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training.

PGM is free, but space is limited. For the agenda, registration, and exhibitor prospectus, go to www.cincinnatichildrens.org/pgm. For updates, follow @CincyKidsGenomX on Twitter.

A Closer Look at the UC Libraries A-Z Databases List

UC Libraries moved to the new A-Z Databases List platform in July of 2017 just in time for the fall semester. The new platform provides easier access to UC Libraries databases and other databases available to UC students, faculty, and staff.  Now that the spring semester is starting, take a closer look at the features of the A-Z Database List.


Additional Features in the Column on the Right:

  • New/Trial Database list: new resources are highlighted in the right column. Resources labeled as ‘Trial” will also be listed while being considered for future subscriptions.
  • Report Database Errors: report a database problem using the form located below the new databases list.
  • Icon Key: at the bottom of the right column is a key for the icons associated with each database entry.

So take a closer look at the A-Z Databases List!  Use the list search and sort features to explore the 830 databases available to all UC students, faculty and staff.

HImage of the library website database search box ow do to get to the A-Z Database List: Use the red search box on any library website.

Click on the Database tab, type the name of the database in the search field and click on go or click on the link that takes you directly to the list.








MedlinePlus: Health Information for Health Professionals and Consumers

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, provides current and reliable information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues.

Content includes:

  • Health topics – symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention for over 1000 diseases, illnesses, health conditions and wellness conditions that are regularly reviewed and updated
  • Drugs, Herbs and Supplements – information about prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, and herbs and supplements.
  • Videos & Tools – videos on anatomy, body systems, and surgical procedures. Tools such as interactive tutorials and games, calculators and quizzes to test knowledge and health.
  • Lab Test Information – what the lab test is, why it was ordered, how it will feel, and what the results mean.
  • Medical Encyclopedia – The A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations.
  • NIH MedlinePlus Magazine – reports on the latest NIH-supported research breakthroughs and features people from all walks of life talking about how they’ve handled health challenges.
  • MedlinePlus Connect – an option for health providers to provide quality health information for patients via patient portals or the patient health record. MedlinePlus Connect is a free service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Check out MedlinePlus and share it with patients, friends, and family.