Libraries provide hundreds of online research guides that point you to tools for all of your research and information handling needs – from finding information to citing sources and publishing the information you created. Some guides are specific to a software product, course or discipline, while others cover a broad range of resources.
This month’s featured guide, Digital Literacy, is a collection of links and tips on finding and evaluating information in digital environments. There is information on how to use online technologies to stay current, organize your citations, files and data, and how to create and publish digital content, as well as how to network and collaborate effectively, protect your online identity, and how to be an ethical and responsible digital citizen.
All these aspects of digital literacy apply to many facets of daily life, but the primary goal of the Research Guide is to equip students with the tools and techniques that would enhance their academic careers and future employment.
Image source: Digital Literacy Forum.
The Libraries’ research guides underwent a makeover this summer with a new look and feel, responsive design and enhanced browsing functionality, resulting in a user friendly interface.
With over 450 guides, there is something for everyone. Users may browse the guides by:
- Type: Course, Research Help, Subject Guide, and Special Topic
Does the research guide you use regularly suddenly look different? It is different – the research guides changed platforms and design!
In addition to the new look and feel, the Health Sciences Library Research Guides now have a responsive design, enhanced browsing functionality and are more user friendly for tablet and mobile phone users. These changes and more incorporate accessibility design features required for any University of Cincinnati web pages and 3rd party web based products. Find out more about accessibility requirements at UC.
Check out the new Health Sciences Library Research Guides design at http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/hsl and share your thoughts with us at http://www.libsurveys.com/loader.php?id=12e35f407e155608c441d055474d4f9c
The UC Health Sciences Library now has access to DynaMed Plus™. Get answers to your clinical questions fast—try it here.
DynaMed Plus, the next-generation, evidence-based clinical information resource is written by a world-class team of physicians. A rigorous evidence-based editorial process provides synthesized information and objective analysis to answer your clinical questions quickly and easily.
DynaMed Plus features: Continue reading
Have you visited the Neil Armstrong Website? The site pays tribute to Armstrong’s professional life from his early career as a test pilot to his monumental first steps on the moon and concluding with his time as a professor and researcher at the University of Cincinnati?
Check out what others are saying about it:
From CHOICE Reviews Online
Anyone curious about the career of the first man to walk on the moon should begin with this site. The rich content exposes users to highlights as well as little-known but important, interesting aspects of Neil Armstrong’s life.
From Air@Space Smithsonian
The University [of Cincinnati] has a nice online archive commemorating Armstrong’s time on the faculty. The collection includes some items from the astronaut’s early life, like his pilot’s log book from the Navy, but mostly it covers in pictures and documents his career in academia.
Get the latest point-of-care information you need on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device more quickly and easily with the new and improved DynaMed™ mobile app. The new app provides:
- Seamless authentication
- Easy access & improved user experience
- Offline access
- Bookmark favorites
- Ability to email topics or write & save notes
Are you looking for market research reports? BCC’s market research reports explore major economic, scientific, and technological developments in industrial, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and high technology organizations. Industry analysis and market forecasts for advanced materials, high-tech systems and components, nanotechnology and novel processing methods are at the forefront of the company’s expertise.
BCC Research provides the ability to download the report’s table of contents, a product brochure with short descriptions on what the report covers or the entire report. (Saving reports works better than opening in browsers).
- Just Released: see the most recently published reports by categories
- Upcoming Reports: explore upcoming reports yet to be published and their target publish dates
- Most Popular: review the most downloaded BCC Research Reports
Bookmark BCC Research or access it via the Health Sciences Library website on the HSL Library Databases page.
If you have any questions, please contact Edith Starbuck at 513-558-1433 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you missed the ClinicalKey visit last Friday November 21st, ClinicalKey has provided a 26 minute video tour showing you how to search, create a personal account, save content, move images into PowerPoint slides and more. Click here to download a WebEx player and view the video.
A few key points to know about ClinicalKey:
ClinicalKey is available off campus via the VPN only for UC faculty, staff, and students.
- If you have not installed the VPN Junos Pulse on your laptop, home computer or device, here are step-by-step instructions.
- If you need help, please call UCit at 556-4357 or stop by the Health Sciences Library (HSL) computer lab for assistance.
- Once installed, open the Junos Pulse client, click “Connect” and log in with your UC central log in. Then go to ClinicalKey.
Create a personal account or login using your Scopus personal account login to access ClinicalKey ebook content and other features.
- Click on “Register” in the upper right corner, fill in the form, and submit.
- Other personal account features include CME, using the presentation maker, save content to your account and more.
ClinicalKey is linked with UC’s full text journal articles.
- Look for the UC Article Linker button when ClinicalKey does not provide the PDF full text.
Click here to download a WebEx player and view the video.
If you have any questions please contact Edith Starbuck at 513-558-1433 or email@example.com
Three Scopus analysis tools have been redesigned to provide a more consistent experience across Scopus. Improved and renamed, the tools that analyze search results, author output and journals now include new features such as the option to export charts and graphs. Continue reading
By: Michael Tipton, Archives & Rare Books Library intern
Shortly after the conclusion of World War II in 1945, a Mr. Myles Walsh of Oradell, New Jersey traveled to Cincinnati for the purpose of visiting his daughter, who at the time worked in the city. While on an extended stay, Mr. Walsh decided to take some coursework in the Classics Department at the University of Cincinnati. So impressed was Mr. Walsh with the courses and the campus of the university that he decided to donate to UC some very rare and unique letters personally written and addressed to him from noted American author and journalist Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?).
Though they were consulted once or twice by scholars over the past half-century, the fifty-nine donated letters have never been generally accessible for research and teaching. In 2011, the letters were digitized and now, with the development of a Bierce presence on ARB’s website, they have assumed their rightful place on the internet for all to study and enjoy. Continue reading