Monday, May 23, 2011

Journal Routing Service - Take the Questionnaire!

Do you participate in the Medical Library's journal routing service or have input about the online and print journal subscriptions? Please participate in the following questionnaire to help evaluate the usefulness of our print and online collections so we can continue to meet your information needs.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Springer Trial Begins - Books, Images, Protocols, Physical and Chemical Data

Accessible within the hospital until July 8, you can explore our trial of Springer products including online books, SpringerImages, SpringerMaterials ("the world's largest resource for physical and chemical data") and SpringerProtocols ("the largest subscription-based electronic database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the Life and Biomedical Sciences").

Please be sure to honor the terms of the trial: "The Trial Institution or its end users is/are not permitted to archive and/or redistribute any of the content covered in this trial. All copyrighted material should be respected.

Authorized Users may browse, search, retrieve, display, download, print, and store single copies for scholarly research, educational and personal use as long as such use is not made for further distribution, publication, transfer or access by others and is otherwise consistent with §107 of the United States Copyright Act regarding fair use (17 USC § 108)."

If you discover materials that we should consider purchasing, please send a recommendation to the librarian. User guides are available at each site.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Portal to Science Primers

A very useful website has been developed which gathers high-level introductory science primers, technical resources on a number of sciences. Developed by subject specialists from research libraries through an NLM grant to the University of Massachusetts Medical School, it brings together primers and tutorials to help librarians who work with "e-science" -- the model of "collaborative, data-intensive science" as opposed to science that relies on solitary, experimental observations.

While designed for librarians, the primers would be useful to people in other fields who need to gain an understanding of related areas, and also to students wanting a technical introduction to a field of science, much of it health-related. Also available through the main e-Science Portal are links to science data repositories.

These topics are currently covered by the primers:
biology, biochemistry, chemistry, environmental-science, geoscience, astronomy, computer-science, physics, engineering, nanotechnology, molecular-biology, microbiology, biotechnology, epidemiology, genetics, nutrition, stem-cell-biology.

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