August 5th, 2014
The UCLA Library Special Collections Short-term Research Fellowships Program supports the use of special collections materials by visiting scholars and UCLA graduate students. Collections that are administered by UCLA Library Special Collections and available for fellowship-supported research include materials in the humanities and social sciences, medicine, life and physical sciences, visual and performing arts, and UCLA history. Read the rest of this entry »
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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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.
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.
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July 7th, 2014
Below are links to the materials for the SMDEP library instruction sessions to be held on July 8, 2014 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) auditorium.
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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.
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: Read the rest of this entry »