USA Biomedical Library's blog
Due to projected funding reduction for the upcoming 2011-2012 academic year, the Biomedical Library has looked at its resources, facilities and personnel to see where cuts may be made. The goal is to reduce cost while preserving core resources, minimizing the impact to the greatest number of our users, and keeping in mind the mission of the BL and the University.
One major change will be a slight reduction in library hours. Due to fewer staff, the Baugh (Campus) Biomedical Library will now close an hour earlier, at 10:45, Mon-Thurs, during Fall and Spring Semesters. Hours will remain the same for Friday and Saturday during those Semesters and for all days during Summer Semester. The BL will continue to provide extended hours during exam periods.
By making these changes, we feel the Biomedical Library will still be able to meet the information needs of the faculty staff and students in a timely, but cost-efficient manner.
Fall 2011 Hours
Construction has begun on a new student break room on the first floor of the Biomedical Library. The space will include snack, soft drink, and coffee vending machines, as well as a microwave and seating area. Funding for the break area in the library was provided by the Biomedical Library, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, and College of Allied Health Professions. Be sure to thank your deans for the new area to grab some refreshment between classes and study time.
While construction continues, please excuse the noise in the library. Construction will be completed over the coming weeks.
EDIT TO ADD: Construction of the break room is complete. See the pictures in the Biofeedback article and be sure to stop by the new break room for snacks, coffee, and some time to unwind before you next study session.
The Biomedical Library will be holding extended hours this weekend for the exam study period. The library will remain open until 9:45 on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23, 2011. The weekday summer schedule will remain unchanged, and regular weekend hours will resume the following weekend.
Good luck on exams!
photo: Tom Magliery
The newest version of the USA Biomedical Library’s newsletter Biofeedback in its new blog format has just been posted.
- In Director’s Notes, you can learn how the Library will adjust services in order to deal with budget reductions.
- Impact Factor influences where researchers choose to publish and who reads what journal. How much do you know about these ranking tools?
- Discover which medical mobile apps are available to you for free through the Biomedical Library's subscriptions.
- MD Consult has just updated their database with several new editions of favorite texts (Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, The Harriet Lane Handbook) and with added PDF chapters for core clinical titles. Also, learn about the benefits of setting up a free MD Consult account.
- Science Direct has announced a new image search feature.
- Learn how to locate and access older journal articles recently deposited in PubMed.
- The Medicine in the Americas project from the National Library of Medicine displays over 300 printed books that chronicle the evolution of American medicine.
- Another great resource from the NLM, Images from the History of Medicine is a collection of more than 70,000 images dating from the 15th to 21st century that depict the social and historical aspects of medicine.
- A new “Healthy People 2020” app developed by Sonoma County Department of Health Services won first place in a competition sponsored earlier this year by the Department of Health and Human Services. Take a look to see the type of information this county is tracking to assess their progress towards the Healthy People 2020 national health targets.
- Browse the titles of new books in the library’s collection this summer.
- Read the latest publications by USA Health Sciences faculty members.
The Biomedical Library will commence summer hours beginning on Friday, May 13. The summer schedule will be as follows:
Fall semester hours will return on August 14, 2011.
Have a great summer!
photo: Tushar Pokle
The Biomedical Library will be open for extended hours during the weekends of the exam period. Extended hours are as follows:
Friday, April 29 - 7:15am-9:45pm
Saturday, May 1 - 9:00am-9:45pm
Friday, May 6 - 7:15am-9:45pm
Saturday, May 7 - 9:00am-9:45pm
Good luck on exams, and have a great summer!
The Biofeedback Blog is now available. This is the second issue of the USA Biomedical Library’s longstanding newsletter in its new blog format.
We are proud to be able to offer our readers live links to the articles in “Faculty Publications” and to our catalog, where you can browse or place a hold on new titles in our collection. Make sure to “seize the moment” and take advantage of the immediacy and convenience of this new feature.
So, with one click in this latest issue you can read comments from Library Director Judy Burnham and access information about ExamMaster’s test preparation tool for the Step 1 USMLE in the Library’s databases; learn about the Nursing Reference Center - a comprehensive reference tool designed to provide relevant clinical resources such as clinically organized quick lessons, continuing education modules, point-of-care drug information, best practice guidelines, legal cases, research instruments and more; read a quick refresher about where to go for evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) methods of health care; and see an overview of the New MeSH interface for PubMed introduced during Spring of 2011.
We hope you enjoy this issue; and as always, we welcome your feedback.
- Director's Notes - How the different library units work together to meet the information needs of our users
- New Resource: Nursing Reference Center
- Updates to Exam Master Online
- New MeSH Interface for PubMed
- Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
- New Books at Biomedical Library Sites for Winter/Spring 2011
- Faculty Publications January-Mid-April 2011
The library recently acquired access to Current Protocols: Cell Biology and Current Protocols: Molecular Biology. Current Protocols provides reviewed, regularly-updated methods for scientific research, including abstracts, materials lists, figures, and references. When the library has access to the published-article online, links to the content are provided. For full-text access to articles in resources not held by the library, please use Interlibrary Loan. For more information about specific materials and review information, visit the information page or contact the library at email@example.com.
Isolation and Clonal Assay of Adult Lung Epithelial Stem/Progenitor Cells, Ivan Bertoncello and Jonathan McQualter. DOI: 10.1002/9780470151808.sc02g01s16