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If you’ve used PsycINFO lately, you’ve probably noticed its new look – the database has moved to a new platform. While the articles contained in the database have not changed, certain features have changed. Major changes users need to look out for: 1) the menu for narrowing search results now shows up on the right hand side, and 2) “Descriptors” are now called “Subjects” – they can be accessed by clicking on a “Suggested subjects” at the top of the search results page, or by clicking on an article’s title in the search results list.
Search tips can be accessed by clicking on the “Search tips” link on the right hand side of the screen.
ProQuest’s new platform contains many new features and functions: personal accounts to save and share findings, keyword recommendations, and advanced searches that allow for command-line searches as well as figures and tables. Subject area thumbnail images feature databases within each category, and “Smart Search” suggests subjects to help pinpoint information. “Article Previews”, “Keywords in Context”, and “Narrow Results By” can be used to effectively filter search results. “Deep Indexing” technology extends searches to within article images, which can also be saved and used in presentations. The “My Research” feature allows for easy citation and sharing of content. Articles can be translated, findings linked to social media sites, and related articles are recommended to allow for further exploration of related content. Finally, the “Alert” tool allows researchers to stay on top of the most current research being posted in the database.
For additional details on the above please see: http://www.proquest.com/assets/media/products/platform/1631_demo0.html
For a user guide on how to begin your research within Proquest platforms please see:
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We currently do not have online access to JAMA and other journals in the JAMA network. We’re aware of the problem and we’re working with our provider to resolve it. We’ll post to the blog when access is restored.
A new and improved version of the ABMS (American Board of Medical Specialties) Directory is now available online.
This website provides the ability to search for physicians electronically, based on a combination of criteria, including name, board certified specialty, city or state, etc. Check out the DEMO for a brief overview of the features. The quick search results make it possible to easily identify:
- Whether or not your doctor is board certified, and in what subspecialty
- The board certified physicians in a specific geographic location (e.g. Find an allergist in St. Louis, MO)
- Professional information that could be helpful in choosing a specialist in your selected category
Information is updated quarterly with data from ABMS, as well as other updates received from the physicians. New physcians and new certifications will be displayed on this website with each update.
In addition to board certified specialties, this authoritative reference tool also provides:
- An indication of how long the physician has been certified in a specialty
- Information about the physician’s training, hospital and academic appointments, type of practice, professional memberships, office contact information, etc (when available)
- If a physician was board certified at one time, but is not presently certified, that will be indicated for the applicable specialty
JAMA & Archives Journals Backfiles are now available from the UCLA Biomedical Library, providing full-text, digital access to content for every issue of JAMA & Archives Journals published from 1883 to 1997! The collection provides comprehensive and timely access to seminal articles that have shaped the last century of medical history. Artistic covers provide a visual retrospective of the historical content.
The following publications are included in the Backfiles collection:
- 1883-1997 JAMA
- 1920-1997 Archives of Dermatology
- 1992-2000 Archives of Family Medicine
- 1959-1997 Archives of General Psychiatry
- 1908-1997 Archives of Internal Medicine
- 1959-1997 Archives of Neurology
- 1919-1958 Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry
- 1911-1997 Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine (formerly American Journal of Diseases of Children)
- 1929-1997 Archives of Ophthalmology
- 1925-1997 Archives of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
- 1920-1997 Archives of Surgery
The User Guide includes instructions on how to 1) access articles, 2) conduct searches, 3) download PDFs and 4) view references.
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With even more regional content than before, Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) provides a combination of impact and influence metrics, and millions of cited and citing journal data points that comprise the complete journal citation network of Web of Science. The 2011 JCR includes:
- More than 10,500 of the world’s highly cited, peer reviewed journals in 232 disciplines
- Nearly 2,500 publishers and 82 countries represented
- Over 1,400 regional journals
- 526 journals receiving their first Journal Impact Factor.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Drug Information Portal is now available for mobile devices.
This mobile optimized web site covers over 32,000 drugs and provides descriptions, drug names, pharmaceutical categories, and structural diagrams. Each record also features information links to 19 other resources including NLM PubMed, NLM LactMed, and Drugs@FDA. The mobile version of a resource is used when available.
Smart Phones accessing the main Drug Portal site will be taken the mobile site.
The Drug Information Portal is a free Web resource from the NLM that provides an informative, user friendly entry-way to current drug information for over 32,000 drugs. Links to sources span the breadth of the NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies. Current information regarding consumer health, clinical trials, AIDS–related drug information, MeSH pharmacological actions, PubMed biomedical literature, and physical properties and structure is easily retrieved by searching on a drug name. A varied selection of focused topics in medicine and drug–related information is also available from displayed subject headings.
Comments and suggestions are welcome at email@example.com.
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Part of the First Fridays Series
Friday, August 3, 2012, noon-1 p.m.
UCLA Biomedical Library Classroom (12-077X CHS)
This class provides an overview of mobile apps and sites to help with your research and clinical needs. The class will cover subscription-based resources from the library and free applications provided by reliable health/medical providers. You will learn tools to evaluate mobile apps and set up off-campus access to full text articles for your smartphone.
Seating is limited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Elsevier SciVerse (including ScienceDirect) is currently experiencing a service outage due to unforeseen technical issues. Elsevier is working to resolve this outage as soon as possible. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.
PubMed has replaced the Limits page with a Filter sidebar. The Filter sidebar provides the same features as the Limits page, but provides users with a more visible manner by which to narrow down initial results. Commonly used filters will show up automatically in the results page. Additional filters can be found by clicking on the “Choose additional filters” link at the top or bottom of the filter list, or by clicking on the “more” link at the bottom of a category.
Users can refine their search by clicking on a filter term. Once a filter has been selected it will be listed at the top of the search page, and will remain activated until cleared. This can be done simultaneously by clicking on any of the “Clear all” links at the top of the page, or individually by clicking on the “clear” link next to the selected filter category.
Please note that UCLA users should not select any of the “Text Availability” filters listed at the top of the filter list. These filters do not take into account UCLA holdings and may exclude articles that are available through UCLA subscriptions.
PubMed has produced a video tutorial on how to use the new filter sidebar.
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