Archive for the ‘Dentistry’ Category

Instruction Materials for the Professional Program for International Dentists (PPID) Orientation

Friday, June 8th, 2012






Below are links to the materials for the PPID Orientation library instruction session to be held on June 8, 2012 from 9-11:30 a.m. in the Biomed Classroom (12-077X CHS).

Important links:

<submitted by Rikke Ogawa>

Instruction Materials for SMDEP (Summer Medical and Dental Education Program)

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Below are links to the materials for the SMDEP library instruction sessions to be held on June 24, 2011 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in 43-105 CHS.

Important links:

  • Biomedical Library homepage
  • Off Campus Access to Electronic Resources
  • Need help? Contact the Biomedical Library!
  • <submitted by Rikke Ogawa>

    Instruction Materials for the School of Dentistry Orientation

    Thursday, September 16th, 2010

    Below are links to the materials for the School of Dentistry library instruction session to be held on September 16, 2010 from 9 – 10 a.m. in CHS 13-041.

    Important links:

  • Biomedical Library homepage
  • Off Campus Access to Electronic Resources
  • Biomedical Library Graduate Reading Room
  • Consultation Request Form
  • Need help? Contact the Biomedical Library!
  • <submitted by Rikke Ogawa>

    Journal Cancellation Project

    Thursday, May 13th, 2010

    The UCLA Library is repeating an annual project to review print journal subscriptions. In addition, in an effort to respond to this year’s growing financial crisis, collection managers have identified a number of uniquely held print journal titles for cancellation.

    The list of proposed journal cancellations is available on an interactive Web page that allows you to browse lists by selecting librarian or holding library or to search for individual titles. Each title has an interactive button that enables you to email comments directly to the librarian responsible for that subject area. The list of proposed journal cancellations will be available for review and comments through June 15, 2010.

    Reducing format duplication, or cancelling a print journal subscription when electronic is available, is one action that the Library is taking to stretch its collections budget as far as possible; it also saves on bindery and personnel costs.

    Your support and feedback are essential in this process. Contact Janet Carter, Collection Coordinator for the Biomedical Library, by email or by telephone at 310.825.5802 or Sharon E. Farb, Associate University Librarian for Collection Management and Scholarly Communication, by email or by telephone at 310.825.1201 if you have any concerns or questions.

    <submitted by Janet Carter>

    Do you have questions about Fair Use for Educational Purposes? If so, this free workshop is for you!

    Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

    Fair Use for Educational Purposes

    Thursday, April 22; 10 a.m.-noon
    Charles E. Young Research Library

    Do you provide copies of entire articles to students in your classroom? How about on your course Web site? Do you post materials on your course management system? Do you use your CMS or Web site as a virtual classroom? Simply because the content is for educational purposes does not mean that you can copy and distribute it without considering whether that is consistent with the U.S. Copyright Act.

    With the continually emerging classroom experience and expanded use of the virtual classroom, the appropriate use of copyrighted materials is more important than ever before. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from campus legal and copyright experts how you can provide the best experiences for your students without violating copyright.

    Admission is free, but reservations are required.
    Register Online

    <submitted by Janet Carter>

    PubGet – an even faster way to get to full text

    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

    Need the fulltext of an article quickly?  Try Pubget.  Pubget, a new life science search engine, brings you fast access to PDFs.

    Pubget doesn’t replace  PubMed or BIOSIS for searching the health and life science literature.  It is a complimentary tool that links you to fulltext directly bypassing abstracts of article.

    Pubget works with UCLA Library subscriptions to electronic journals.  When searching, you’ll see PDF icons when fulltext is available.  Clicking on the article titles will display the pdf directly.  When we don’t have access to fulltext online, Pubget will give you the option to “FindIt @ UCLA” .  This will link you to options for finding a print copy in our library or requesting a copy through Interlibrary Loan.  In a few instances, the PDF icons do not display for items that we do own online.  Using the “FindIt @ UCLA” button will provide you access to those resources.

    More details about Pubget and it’s special features, like PaperPlane are available on the Pubget website.

    <submitted by Rikke Ogawa>

    NextBio: a tool for life science researchers

    Thursday, December 10th, 2009


    If you’re a geneticist or other health science researcher, you might want to check out NextBio, a newly developed search platform for the searching and mining of scientific articles and data. Nextbio draws its content from a wide variety of resources, including proprietary, processed data from pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and academic organizations, as well as PubMed Central. While we don’t endorse NextBio over PubMed, or our other paid databases, this breadth of coverage makes NextBio an excellent place to get a broad view of your particular research topic.

    NextBio currently offers its basic service for free to researchers who sign up for a username and password. NextBio also offers paid Professional and Enterprise options, which give the ability to securely upload internally generated experimental data, which can then be correlated with the public data.

    Check out our comments on NextBio functionality on our Notable page! Notable is an web tool that allows individuals and teams to make notes on webpages and other documents to share with others. (NextBio Home) (NextBio Basic Search)

    <posted by Stephen Kiyoi>

    Introduction to New PubMed at UCLA Interface

    Thursday, November 12th, 2009

    Wonder what happened to your PubMed Limits tab or where the Single Citation Matcher went? PubMed at UCLA released its new streamlined interface this fall, relocating some tools, changing display defaults and improving functionality of PubMed.  A Biomedical Librarian will be on hand on November 20, 2009 from noon – 1 p.m. to walk you through the changes and improvements as well as provide tips for optimizing your search and saving you time and to answer your questions. This online class does not require any prior sign up or registration. Simply join online at on November 20th at noon.

    If you have questions about this session, contact the Biomedical Library via email.

    AMA Manual of Style Now Online!

    Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

    Having a hard time remembering whether the journal name is italicized or the volume number is printed in bold face?  You can now reference the AMA Manual of Style online. The 10th edition of the manual is browseable by table of content or index and includes a full text search in the upper right hand corner of the Web site. Also included is a Word of the Month and Tip of the Month feature on the manual’s homepage.  This month’s word, “how to uses ellipses properly.” Also included on the manual’s Web Site are SI Conversion Tables and Quick Links to glossaries of statistical terms, publishing terms and correct and preferred usage.

    <submitted by Rikke Ogawa>

    Trick or Treat! Halloween Reads and the New PubMed

    Friday, October 30th, 2009

    On Tuesday of this week, PubMed at UCLA released a new interface.  If you still have not checked out PubMed’s new look and feel, the Biomedical Library would like to suggest a few Halloween related readings (linked to the new PubMed, of course) that you may enjoy:

    Stewart RM, Durnian JM, Briggs MC. “Here’s egg in your eye”: a prospective study of blunt ocular trauma resulting from thrown eggs. Emerg Med J. 2006 Oct;23(10):756-8.

    Sandvik H, Baerheim A. [Does garlic protect against vampires? An experimental study]. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1994 Dec 10;114(30):3583-6.

    Breitenbach RA. ‘Halloween diarrhea’. An unexpected trick of sorbitol-containing candy. Postgrad Med. 1992 Oct;92(5):63-6.

    Happy Halloween!

    <submitted by Rikke Ogawa>