Journal of Clinical Psychiatry Undergoing Web Site Maintenance

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

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>

Two Upcoming NCBI Webinars on July 30 and Aug. 13

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

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>

Instruction Materials for SMDEP (Summer Medical and Dental Education Program)

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.

Important links:

<submitted by Rikke Ogawa>

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

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

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 »

Electronic Lab Notebooks Workshop: June 25, 2014 in the Biomedical Library

June 19th, 2014

Next in the Data Wednesdays Series:

The “what’s”, “why’s” and “how’s” of Electronic Lab Notebooks

Your data are probably stored as digital files, while the information about your experiment is in your paper notebook. Have you wondered what it would be like to have everything stored together in an Electronic Lab Notebook? Have you wanted to try one or several out but did not have time?

Come to this Data Wednesday workshop on June 25th from noon to 1 P.M. to find out more about the structure and features of several popular ELN’s. The class will meet in the Biomedical Library Classroom (12-077X CHS).

Presented by Vessela Ensberg, Ph.D., Data Curation Analyst at the UCLA Biomedical Library. Please register to reserve your space.

Note: this workshop is not available by webinar.

Questions?  Email for more information.

URGENT: Annals of Internal Medicine website is back up!

June 11th, 2014

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


URGENT: Annals of Internal Medicine website down

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.