Open-i: a New Source for Biomedical Images

Check out Open-i (http://openi.nlm.nih.gov/), the National Library of Medicine’s new image retrieval project. Still in Beta, this new service “aims to provide next generation information retrieval services for biomedical articles from the full text collections such as PubMed Central.” Powered by the search engine Essie (that supports ClinicalTrials.gov) a search is able to retrieve both the text and images in the articles.

Other features include viewing search results in a citation list or image grid, limiting by image type (CT Scan, MRI, Photographs, etc), by subsets such as basic science, clinical journals, ethics or systematic reviews, by specialties, and more.

For more information go to http://openi.nlm.nih.gov/about.php or visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.

To find other health sciences image sources go to the UC Libraries Media guide http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/healthsciences

Lynda.com: Technology Training Videos Now Available

The latest UC-licensed learning technology – Lynda.com is available to all currently registered students, faculty, and staff.  UCit partnered with several colleges and UC Libraries to provide full access to technology training videos.

Log in with your 6+2 username and password to access software, career development, and technology training videos from anywhere using an Internet browser. Lynda.com features software from Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Blackboard, Facebook, Google, HTML, Microsoft, Open Source, SPSS, Twitter, and many more that allow users to learn the latest tools and techniques in business, digital media, design, and development. Visit http://www.uc.edu/ucit/learningtechnologies/lynda.html for more information.

This resource has been cataloged and linked in the UC Libraries’ online catalog and is also linked from the A-Z List of Databases.

JBI COnNECT +

The Joanna Briggs Institute evidence based nursing database, JBI COnNECT +, has recently moved to a new platform and a new name. The new name is Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database and is now provided on an Ovid search platform.  Ovid search capabilities make the search process more user friendly. In addition to the high quality evidence based literature that has always been available through the Joanna Briggs Institute; access to Ovid electronic journals and books purchased by the library are readily available. Continue reading

Library Services for UC Health Employees

Thanks to a recent agreement between UC Health and the University of Cincinnati, UC Health employees now have access to health sciences and research-level library collections and services through UC Libraries’ Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library.

To access library resources and services, UC Health employees need only to register online at http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/uchealth. This web site will also serve as UC Health employees’ gateway to the information resources and services provided by the Health Sciences Library and UC Libraries.

For more information about the library resources and services available to UC Health employees, or to schedule an instruction session, contact:

Leslie Schick, Associate Dean, UC Libraries and Director, Health Sciences Library
(513) 558-4321   leslie.schick@uc.edu

Kristen Burgess, Information Services Librarian
(513) 558-3071   kristen.burgess@uc.edu

ORCID: Connecting Research and Researchers

Create a unique personal identifier with ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)!

ORCID, an open, non-profit, community-based initiative has launched its Registry (http://orcid.org) and can now be used by researchers to create a profile and ID for themselves.

From the website:  “For scholars, ORCID provides a persistent identifier that unambiguously distinguishes you as the author or creator of your published works in systems that adopt ORCID.”

“ORCID provides two core functions:  (1) a registry to obtain a unique identifier and manage a record of activities, and (2) APIs that support system-to-system communication and authentication.  ORCID makes its code available under an open source license, and will post an annual public data file under a CCO waiver for free download.”

Find out more about ORCID at http://about.orcid.org/ or

http://about.orcid.org/news/2012/10/16/orcid-launches-registry

Trials Extended: Calling for Your Input

We extended the AccessPediatrics, AccessPhysiotherapy, and AccessSurgery trials so more of you would have the chance to try out these resources and let us know what you think.  Many thanks to those of you who have taken a look at the trials and filled out a survey.

Visit the HSL: Trials for New Electronic Resources guide to access the trials.  Each trial includes a brief survey so you can add your voice to the decision-making process.

The electronic resources currently under consideration are the following:

We value your input.  Please take a look at the resource(s) under consideration that interest you and fill out the surveys.  Thank you.

Tour the Health Sciences Library Subject Guide Home Page

Now there’s a direct link from the Health Sciences Library (HSL) web home page to the HSL Subject Guides home page.  Click on the Subject Guides link under Express Links in the middle of the HSL web home page.

The Health Sciences Library is transitioning the eResources (Electronic Resources) topics to a more user-friendly, robust CampusGuides interface.  As guides are created or transitioned, they will be added to the HSL Subject Guides home page.

Take a brief visual tour of the HSL Subject Guides home page to see the list of subject guides, see where to find other UC Libraries (UCL) guides, how to search the HSL or other UCL guides, and how to get help. Then go explore the guides for yourself!

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