Archive for the ‘News’ Category

The Biomedical Library blog is moving

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

The Biomedical Library blog is being migrated to the main UCLA Library website. Please visit for news and updates from the Biomedical Library.

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry Undergoing Web Site Maintenance

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

We have been notified that the web site of The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry will be migrated to a new platform beginning August 4. This migration process may take a few days to complete. During this time, the site will be unavailable. If you have any questions, please contact


Graduate Reading Rooms News

Friday, July 25th, 2014

ID checks effective July 21, 2014

Due to unauthorized use of this space, daily BruinCard ID checks are being conducted by CHS security.

All individuals will be asked to swipe their BruinCards.  If you do not have your card or access is denied, you will be asked to leave.

Use of the Graduate Reading Room is restricted to graduate and professional students in the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health and the Life Sciences division of the College of Letters and Science.

<submitted by Charlene Vinetz>

URGENT: Annals of Internal Medicine website is back up!

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

If you have any problems with the website please send a message to


URGENT: Annals of Internal Medicine website down

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

It has been reported to us by the Publishing Division of the American College of Physicians that the Annals of Internal Medicine website is down. The full notice can be found here. We’ll let you know when the site is back up.

Scopus Workshops for Researchers, March 13, 2014

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

The UC campuses recently began a one year trial of the Scopus database.  Scopus is a multidisciplinary citation and abstract database for research literature and quality web sources, offering several unique tools for tracing, analyzing and visualizing research information in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences, technology and medicine.

Join us for a workshop to learn how Scopus can help you:

• Find the latest research in your field
• Find other researchers doing work like yours
• Find the best journal to submit your work
• See who is citing you


This workshop will cover how to:

• Use Scopus to track, analyze and visualize research
• Use ORCID to solve the name ambiguity problem in research and scholarly communications
• Use Mendeley as a reference manager and PDF organizer to make the process of writing papers more efficient


Training for researchers in the sciences:

Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Biomedical Library, Classroom


Training for researchers in the social sciences and humanities:

Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Time: noon – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Young Research Library, West Electronic Classroom, 23167 (2nd floor)

BioOne website scheduled maintenance on Saturday, March 1

Monday, February 24th, 2014

This message was sent to us from BioOne:

We want to let you know the BioOne website will be undergoing maintenance starting Saturday, 1 March 2014 . Scheduled downtime will begin at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (UTC-5) and may last up to 16 hours . During this time content and services on will be unavailable.

Most scheduled maintenance on BioOne is completed within four hours. However, we will be performing upgrades to network equipment that require more time than the typical 4-hour window. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions please contact Library Services .

Help the Library! Participate in Library Website Usability Testing

Monday, February 24th, 2014


Researching and addressing usability concerns for the library. 

The introduction of a new homepage is a first step in a larger site wide redesign process, and we are conducting “usability lite” drop in sessions next week to gather feedback on another more extensive UCLA Library homepage redesign that will provide a direction for the site-wide redesign. The sessions are drop-in and should only take 30 minutes of your time and will give you a preview (and a voice) in the next major redesign of the homepage.

 Who:  Library User Volunteers

 What:  Sneak Preview

UCLA Library Homepage Mock Up

         Your Thoughts?

Participate in a 30 minute drop-in session or you can comment on a print out

Where: Young Research Library – 1st Floor Pod

When:  Drop in during one of the following time slots:

Mon Feb 24 (1-4 pm)

Tues Feb 25 (1-4 pm)

Wed Feb 26 (10-Noon)

Any questions? Ask us!

National Library of Medicine (NLM) has updated Haz-Map with 481 new agents

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

NLM has updated Haz-Map with 481 new agents, including 23 agents causing occupational asthma. Fifteen new hazardous job tasks linked to jobs and industries were also added in this update.

Haz-Map now covers over 9170 chemical and biological agents and 241 occupational diseases.

Haz-Map is an occupational health database designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the health effects of exposure to chemicals and biologicals at work.  Haz-Map links jobs and hazardous tasks with occupational diseases and their symptoms. It currently covers over 5997 chemical and biological agents and 235 occupational diseases.

More information can be found at

<originally published on NLM-TOX-ENVIRO-HEALTH-L discussion list>

NIH Big Data to Knowledge Initiative Announces Funding Opportunity

Friday, December 13th, 2013

The NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative has released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to support a U24 resource award for Development of an NIH BD2K Data Discovery Index Coordination Consortium. The purpose of this FOA is to create a consortium to begin development of an NIH Data Discovery Index (DDI) to allow discovery, access, and citation of biomedical data. Letters of intent to apply are due by February 6, 2014, and completed applications are due by March 6, 2014. Budgets are limited to $2,000,000 in direct costs per year but must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is three years.

As part of the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative, the DDI seeks to fulfill the recommendation from the Data and Informatics Working Group (DIWG) Report to the Advisory Council to the Director to “Promote Data Sharing Through Central and Federated Catalogues.” The awardee in response to this FOA will constitute a DDI Coordination Consortium (DDICC, U24) to conduct outreach, fund small pilot projects, manage communication with stakeholders, constitute and coordinate Task Forces to study relevant questions related to access, discoverability, citation for all biomedical data and assure community engagement in the development, testing, and validation of an NIH DDI. Part of this effort will be to assemble a user interface (website) through which the results of development and testing of models for an NIH DDI may be communicated.

<originally published in Newsbits: Latest News from PSR>