New Department of Psychology Collection at ARB

By Suzanne Maggard

The Archives and Rare Books Library recently received a new collection from UC’s psychology department containing records from 1967 until 2011.  The collection includes information on faculty and graduate students, annual reports, and accreditation documentation and supplements the very small number of items that the archives already held related to the history of the psychology department.  This new collection is now available for research by faculty, student, staff, and the public.

Wayland R. Benedict
Wayland R. Benedict

The psychology department has a long history at UC.  Wayland Richardson Benedict taught the first psychology courses at UC starting in 1876 as part of the philosophy department.  Courses like Empirical Psychology covering topics in sensation, content, strength and tone of sensation continued to be offered until a separate Department of Experimental Psychology and Pedagogy was created in the Spring of 1901.  The Psychology Department endured quite a bit of instability in its early years and the first three department heads stayed for only a short time. Continue reading New Department of Psychology Collection at ARB

DynaMed: Point of Care Tool

DynaMed™ is now available!  Created to use at the point-of-care by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals,  DynaMed is a clinical reference tool with clinically – organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics. DynaMed is updated daily and provides the latest content and resources with validity, relevance and convenience.

  • DynaMed is available from on and off campus
  • Install DynaMed on your mobile device: request a serial number from Edith Starbuck at or 558-1433

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New HSL Campus Guide: Citation Analysis

 The Citation Analysis guide is available at It provides information on citation analysis tools available at the HSL.

The guide includes information and instructions on how to find the following:

  • Citation counts for your research publications
  • Citation counts from patents
  • To see who’s citing you
  • The ranking or impact factor of a specific journal
  • To learn more about the H-index and other new indexes for calculating impact
  • Explanations of citation research concepts and terminology
  • More information on the rationale behind citation research
  • Information on altmetrics
  • Citation research tutorials for various databases

Instructions are provided for Scopus, Web of Science, and Google Scholar. The guide also provides a list of important terms and their definitions and links to tutorials.

See all current Health Sciences Library CampusGuides here.  As more topic guides are published, the links on the Electronic Resources page will be changed to lead directly to the new topic guide.

Please contact us if you have any feedback and suggestions for us as we work to make these guides as useful as possible!


Generous Gift Funds More News Record Digitization

UC News RecordBy:  Kevin Grace

An additional four years of the University of Cincinnati News Record has now been digitized, thanks to the generosity of a Bearcat alumnus.  Jordan L. Bleznick, a 1976 A&S graduate, funded the project to digitize the student newspaper from 1973 through 1976, adding to the previous digitized issues from 1960 through 1970.  Researchers can access these years by visiting the University of Cincinnati Digital Collections site at:  The newspapers are available as full-text and are keyword searchable. Continue reading Generous Gift Funds More News Record Digitization

Dr. Carl A. Huether-Genetic Counseling Collection Available for Research

Carl Huether

By Kate Krueger, ARB Student Assistant

Now available in the Archives and Rare Books Library are the papers of Dr. Carl A Huether, professor of biology and the visionary behind the establishment of a graduate program in genetic counseling at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Huether was director of the genetic counseling program from 1982 to 1992. After this he remained a vital part of the program as a professor, advisor and advocate for medical genetics. In 2007 after 41 years as a member of the biology faculty, Dr. Huether retired and the first ever endowment fund for a graduate program in genetic counseling was established.

Established as an emphasis for graduate biology majors in 1982, the program is documented in the papers of Dr. Huether and chronicle his tireless efforts to have a formalized program in genetic counseling. Through the correspondence with colleagues and university administration, this collection provides an interesting Genetic Counseling Brochurehistory of how new programs are established at the UC. In addition, the various drafts and revisions of the formal proposal to have the genetic counseling program established give insight into the importance of such a program. Copies of the various versions of the proposal in addition to the final version that was submitted to and approved by the Ohio Board of Regents are available in the collection.  A guide to the collection is available on the OhioLINK Finding Aid Repository.  For more information on this collection and other items related to the history of the University of Cincinnati contact the Archives and Rare Books Library by phone at 513-556-1959 or by email at

PubMed: New Filters Sidebar

Use the new Filters sidebar to narrow or focus your PubMed search results!  Filters are now visible next to your search results.  PubMed replaced the Limits page with a Filters sidebar on May 10, 2012.  Applying filters still work the way limits worked; once they’ve been selected, all subsequent searches will be filtered until you remove or change the filters.

To see examples of how the filters sidebar can be used, view the National Library of Medicine tutorial on YouTube or take a look at the NLM Technical Bulletin news article.

Want to learn more about how the filters sidebar works in person?  Register for a PubMed class taught at the Health Sciences Library.  Each month an introductory or a more advanced PubMed class is offered.  Both classes include using filters to narrow or focus search results.  To register, browse the HSL class schedule at


URC Funds Granted for Study of ARB's Van Meter Ames Collection

By Lauren Fink, ARB Intern, 2011-2012

When I began working at the Archives and Rare Books Library last June, I never could have imagined all that I would learn in the following year.  As my one year anniversary at ARB is quickly approaching, I find myself reflecting on all of the great collections I have had the opportunity to process and research, all of the priceless books I have gotten to Betty and Van Meter AmesJohn Cagebrowse every day, and all of the help and support I have been given from my wonderful co-workers.

By sheer chance, the very first collection I was given to process, during my initial weeks of working here, was directly related to my percussion performance major and my academic interests.  Continue reading URC Funds Granted for Study of ARB's Van Meter Ames Collection

Taking Part in Something New: Participatory Archives and the Midwest Archives Conference

Cincinnatian 1958
It looks like these students are moving into new territory. From the 1958 Cincinnatian Yearbook

Often when I tell family or friends that I’m going to be going to an archives conference, they say “How Boring!”  I find it exciting though.  It is my chance to see what other archivists are doing, if there is anything new we can try here at UC, and it allows me to meet other archivists who might be able to answer one of my questions or one of your future questions.  I recently attended the Midwest Archives Conference Annual Meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and learned about some new projects using “participatory archives,” and how these collections can be used in research, teaching, learning, and just for fun.  (To learn a little more about the conference, read Stephanie Bricking’s blog post about her poster presentation on the Sabin papers.) Continue reading Taking Part in Something New: Participatory Archives and the Midwest Archives Conference