Archive for the ‘Resources’ Category

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


Two Upcoming NCBI Webinars on July 30 and Aug. 13

Friday, July 25th, 2014

NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) is hosting two upcoming webinars. On July 30, 12:00-1:30 PM PDT, is the session “BLAST in the Cloud,” which will showcase the experimental NCBI-BLAST Amazon Machine Image (AMI) to configure hardware for BLAST searches using the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Further details and registration information are available here. On August 13, 10-11:00 AM PDT, is the session “Using the New NCBI Variation Viewer to Explore Human Genetic Variation.” Details are available here.

Introducing Faculty of 1000 Prime

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

The Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library recently subscribed to a valuable new resource called Faculty of 1000 Prime or F1000Prime. F1000 creates recommendations of articles in various subject areas by experts in the field.  F1000’s experts not only recommend articles but also rank the articles importance and explain their selections. Every month F1000Prime publishes more than 1,500 recommendations of articles published in biology and medicine, providing expert commentary on the top 2% of articles indexed in PubMed. Over 3,700 journals have been covered already.

F1000Prime allows scientists to stay up to date on new publications and explore new areas of interest. Additionally, F1000Prime offers an online Journal Club tool to help scientists create, organize, and share conclusions.

For more information on F1000Prime please click here.

<submitted by Liz Goralka>

Is Scopus important to your work? Tell UC about it!

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Scopus User Survey

All ten UC campuses have access to Elsevier’s Scopus database for the 2014 calendar year. Scopus is a citation and abstracting database that covers a broad universe of peer reviewed journal and conference literature, with links to Fulltext – when available – through the library. Covering scientific, technical, medical, social science, and arts and humanities disciplines, Scopus indexes nearly 21,000 journals and more than 340 book series from more than 5,000 international publishers.

Scopus allows researchers to perform citation searches to see how many times a work has been cited, by whom, and to rank searches by times cited, from 1996 to the present. Scopus also offers tools to track, analyze, and visualize research, as well as a capability to crosssearch more than 25 million patents.

UC is providing an initial subscription; however, to continue the subscription, the UC Libraries Collection Licensing Subgroup (CLS) needs to hear from the community about whether Scopus is important to UC research. We would like to add many voice to the conversation about whether Scopus is a useful and necessary research and teaching tool.  This link to a very short (i.e., five minute) UC Scopus User survey can be found in the top right corner of every Scopus web page or click here.

Importing Bibliographies into Endnote is Easier with HubMed Citation Finder

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Are you an Endnote user? Have you ever wished that you could import an existing bibliography into your library? HubMed, an alternative interface to PubMed, has a Citation Finder that allows bulk searching of formatted citations – making it easy to move a formatted bibliography from a PDF or Word file into an Endnote library. Here’s a step-by-step guide: (more…)

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 .

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>

Current Issue of JAMA: Critical Issues in Health Care

Friday, November 15th, 2013

The November 13, 2013, issue of JAMA focuses specifically on a variety of aspects of U.S. health care. This issue will be of particular interest to public health students who are studying health care systems.

Note: Online access to JAMA is provided by a licensing agreement. UCLA faculty, staff, and students attempting to access from off-campus should use either the proxy server or VPN client. Instructions for off-campus access can be found here.

New PubModel for PubMed Citations

Friday, November 15th, 2013

In mid-June 2013, a new publication model (PubModel) called Electronic-eCollection was introduced for PubMed citations from electronic-only journals. The PubModel value is carried in the journal citation and is used for the citation display in PubMed. The new value Electronic-eCollection means an article is published electronically on a specific date (this date must include year, month, and day in numerical format) and then is also associated with an electronic collection date (akin to an issue; this date can be a year or a year and month, but never a year, month, and day). NLM determines the PubModel based on the data submitted by the publishers.

The rest of this article can be read here.

<Originally published as Knecht LS. New PubModel for PubMed Citations. NLM Tech Bull. 2013 Nov-Dec;(395):e2>