Archive for the ‘Medicine’ Category

The new NIH biosketch format is required starting in May 2015

Friday, January 30th, 2015

The National Institutes of Health have introduced changes to the biosketch format that will allow researchers to describe the importance of their research. The new biosketches should be submitted with grant applications on or after May 25th, 2015.

There are three alterations to the biosketch:

  • The allowed length has been increased to five pages instead of the previous four
  • Up to five of the applicant’s most significant contributions to science are to be included in section C. Description can include the impact of each, its context and the role of the applicant. The importance of each contribution can be underscored by up to four peer-reviewed publications, videos, patents, databases or other products.
  • A URL to the applicant’s publicly available bibliography may be provided

There are tools to make the formatting easier. At this time, every researcher with a MyNCBI account has access to the MyBibliography and SciENcv tools. If you maintain MyBibliography as you publish and edit the settings to make it “Public,” you will be provided with a URL that you can share on your biosketch.

SciENcv is connected to MyBibliography, and you can directly import the citations you want into section C. To create the new biosketch in SciENcv, click on “Create New Profile.” You will be given three options—to create a profile from scratch, from an external source or from another profile. To minimize the amount of changes you need to make, if you have used SciENcv before, select “from another profile.” If you have an eRA commons account, you can use it as the external source. Both options auto-populate sections of your biosketch. In all cases the type of document that you should create is “New NIH Biosketch.”

As noted above, the main difference in the structure between the NIH biosketch and the new NIH biosketch is section C. In SciENcv, you can add contributions and select citations to support them from your Bibliography. It also allows you to include a link to your complete Bibliography.

For an NIH announcement about the new biosketch use, please, refer to

You can find more information on SciENcv in this site:

For step-by-step guide on how to start using SciENcv sections A, B and D see For more information on starting a new profile and section C, go here.

<submitted by Vessela Ensberg>


More Wiley Medicine e-Books Added!

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Several new Wiley e-book titles in medicine were added by the California Digital Library (CDL) in March. These titles can be accessed by searching the book author and/or title in the UCLA Library Catalog and clicking on the online access link. Remember, if you are attempting to access from off-campus you will need to use either the proxy server or VPN client. The newly added titles include:


Info on the Go: Accessing Library Resources on Your Mobile Device

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

You probably already knew that you can access all of your favorite Library resources from your home computer by setting up off-campus access, but did you know that you can also use your PDA or mobile device to access many of these resources?  Get the info you need wherever you are, from sources like:

  • PubMed
  • UpToDate
  • VisualDX
  • Micromedex
  • and more!

Mobile-enhanced versions of some sites are available, with a cleaner look and feel to make it easier to view content on your device.  Other resources require downloading an app; most are free.  Some sites may require a password, while others must be accessed after setting your device up for the Bruin Online VPN.  Once you’ve completed set up, you’ll be able to get the same full-text access that you get on your computer.

For more information about resources that are available on mobile devices, see the PDA Resources list from the Library’s Medicine Subject Guide.  Have a favorite mobile app or website that you don’t see on the list?  We want to hear about it!  Leave us a comment or email us, and we’ll add it to the list.

<submitted by Lisa Federer>

Instruction Materials for School of Medicine Orientation – PBL Literature Search Workshop

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011


Below are links to the materials for the School of Medicine Orientation – Lab Instruction sessions to be held on August 3, 2011 from 10 – 11:50 a.m., 1 – 2:50 p.m. and 3 – 4:50 p.m. in the Technology & Learning Center (TLC) located on the second floor of the Biomedical Library (accessible from Stack Level 6).

Important links:

<submitted by Rikke Ogawa>

Now at UCLA: SpringerProtocols!

Monday, August 1st, 2011

With contribution from the California Digital Library, UCLA now has access to SpringerProtocols, a collection of over 18,000 expert-written and reviewed laboratory protocols in the Life and Biomedical Sciences.

Many of the protocols are from the classic book series Methods in Molecular Biology, Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Biotechnology, Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Neuromethods, and laboratory handbooks such as The Biomethods Handbook, The Proteomics Handbook, and Springer Laboratory Manuals. Thanks to CDL, our subscription includes access to the archive of protocols from 1980 to 2010. In addition, the online content features video protocols and downloadable PDFs.



Popular Protocols:

Video Protocols:

<submitted by Irene Chang>

New DynaMed Interface Available Now

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

DynaMed has been undergoing a significant transformation and it is now complete. Some of the new features include:

  • Cleaner, more simple user interface
  • Alerting feature allows users to be notified when topics are updated with new evidence
  • Updates can be filtered to view by specialty and if they are “practice changing”
  • Search results can be configured to include results from other EBSCO database subscriptions
  • Enhanced navigation functionality in both search results and topics allow users to easily find information

A full list of the new features is available. In addition, EBSCO is offering extensive, free support and training information.

<submitted by Paul Camp>

BioOne Scheduled shutdown 6/28 3-7pm PDT

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

The publisher BioOne has let the UCLA Library know that they will be experiencing scheduled downtime on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 starting at 3:00pm PDT.  They expect the downtime to last no longer than four hours.  Service should be restored by early evening.

BioOne journals include Ambio, BioScience, Comparative Parasitology, Journal of paleontology, along with many other titles.  A full list of BioOne journals that UCLA subscribes to can be found in the UCLA library catalog.

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 International Medical Graduates Program: Family Medicine

    Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

    Below are links to the materials for the International Medical Graduates Program: Family Medicine library instruction session to be held on June 23, 2011 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. in the Biomedical Library Classroom.

    Important links:

    <submitted by Rikke Ogawa>

    National Library of Medicine Releases “Medicine in the Americas,” Featuring Digitized Versions of American Medical Books Dating Back to 1610

    Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

    The National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library and a component of NIH, announces the release of “Medicine in the Americas.”   A digital resource encompassing over 300 early American printed books, Medicine in the Americas makes freely available original works demonstrating the evolution of American medicine from colonial frontier outposts of the 17th century to research hospitals of the 20th century.

    Drawing on the collections of NLM’s History of Medicine Division and including works from the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada, this initial release of Medicine in the Americas encompasses monographs dating from 1610 to 1865. Additional titles, dating up to 1920 and drawing further upon NLM’s comprehensive collection of early American printed books, will be available on an ongoing basis in the future.

    Medicine in the Americas will be of interest to scholars, educators, writers, students and others who wish to use primary historical materials to help expand knowledge of medical and public health history for the advancement of scholarship across the disciplines and for the education of the general public.

    Digital files created for Medicine in the Americas, reside in NLM’s “Digital Collections,” a repository for access to and preservation of digitized biomedical resources. Digital Collections allows rich searching, browsing and retrieval of monographs and films from NLM’s History of Medicine Division. Medicine in the Americas joins the recently launched collection, “The Public Health Film Goes to War,” as well as other digital resources, the digital files for which also reside in Digital Collections.

    Medicine in the Americas is made possible in part through the participation of the National Library of Medicine in the Medical Heritage Library, a digital curation collaborative supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and administered by the Open Knowledge Commons.

    Sample images from works in the Medicine in the Americas collection:

    Anatomical tables of the human body, William Cheselden, 1796

    Practical horse farrier, or, The traveller’s pocket companion: shewing the best method to preserve the horse in health…,William Carver, 1820.

    <Originally posted to the NLM news web site>