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Extended Hours for Finals at Blaisdell Medical Library, Dec. 3-16

November 29th, 2010 by

The Blaisdell Medical Library in Sacramento will be open the following hours during finals:

Dec.3, Fri. – 7am – 10pm
Dec.4 & 5, Sat. & Sun. – 10am – 10pm
Dec.6-9, Mon. – Thu. – 7am – Midnight
Dec.10, Fri. – 7am – 10pm
Dec. 11 & 12, Sat. & Sun. – 10am – 10pm
Dec.13-16, Mon. – Thu. – 7am – Midnight

Questions? Contact the library at 916-734-3529

Healthcare Standards Directory Online

November 12th, 2010 by Bruce Abbott
Off campus access via VPN:  Healthcare Standards Directory Online

HCS Online is an easy-to-use, comprehensive guide to over 40,000 healthcare standards, practice guidelines, and other official documents. The scope of the database is broad. It includes standards issued by more than 1248 medical societies, professional associations, government agencies, and other health-related organizations. The standards cover a wide range of subjects.

The Healthcare Standards Directory is published by ECRI, Inc.  ECRI is  one of only a handful of organizations designated as both a Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization and an Evidence-Based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 

STAT!Ref Announces: New Live Medical News Feed

November 9th, 2010 by Bruce Abbott

This is a press release from STAT!Ref, one of our licensed vendors, and it will likely be of interest to some of you.  To sign up for the service see the last section of the announcement:
The STAT!Ref Medical News Feed, in conjunction with Reuters Health Medical News, keeps health professionals ahead of the curve with the latest key developments in the world of medicine and pharmaceuticals. Produced by the dedicated team of journalists specializing in medicine and pharmacology, this service is an essential news resource for all educational institutions, medical programs, nursing programs, pharmaceutical businesses and other health information departments.

Key Features:

* Coverage of 200 leading international medical journals and 80 major conferences and symposia
* More than 60 healthcare and therapeutic verticals in areas such as oncology, cardiology, infectious diseases, mental health, women’s health, diabetes and more
* Written by experts, for experts. The right amount of complexity, detail and depth for a health professional audience in and easy-to-digest news format
* Flexible content and delivery, including customized feed topics
* Access to daily updates and a complete news archive of approximately 20-25 stories per day


* STAT!Ref technology and customer service paired with Reuters Information, included at no extra cost in every subscription
* An advanced news source for medical media
* Reliable and timely business intelligence information for corporate and hospital intranets
* Comprehensive and current clinical research updates for medical libraries

In order to register for STAT!Ref Medical News Feed, from Thomson Reuters you must create a My STAT!Ref “Preferences” account.

Log in to STAT!Ref
* Go to “Preferences” and log in or sign up.
* After logging into Preferences, click the STAT!Ref Thomson Reuters Alerts link on the Preferences options menu to open the STAT!Ref Medical News feed page where you can select the STAT!Ref Medical News Feed areas of Interest.

Equine Ophthalmology III: Equine Veterinary Journal Supplement

November 9th, 2010 by Mary Wood

Equine Ophthalmology III
Equine Veterinary Journal Supplement 37

Editors: A. Matthews, B. Gilger and K. Hughes
Publisher: EVJ Ltd, March 2010

Carlson Health Sci Library W1 EQ967 SUPPL


This is the third Equine Veterinary Journal Supplement devoted to the subject of equine ophthalmology.  Contents include up-to-date reviews on equine periocular neoplasia, therapy of equine infectious keratitis, targeted lamellar keratoplasty, equine immune-mediated keratopathies, current developments in equine cataract surgery, equine uveitis from the UK, European and USA viewpoints, equine glaucoma, posterior segment diseases, neuro-ophthalmology and ocular manifestations of systemic diseases in horses.


Equine Veterinary Journal and Equine Veterinary Journal Supplement are both indexed in PubMed.

Both titles are subscribed to and their paper copies held at the Carlson Health Sciences Library, W1 EQ967

Online access is, unfortunately, variable (no online Suppl 37)  and UCe-Links unreliable (UCD subscribes to the Supplements).


Equine Veterinary Journal Supplement
Wiley Online
Volume 42, Issue s38, November 2010,  Volume 38, Issue S36,  August 2006 ,  Volume 37, Issue S35,  April 2005 ,  Volume 34, Issue S34,  September 2002 ,  Volume 33, Issue S33, April 2001 …  Check each volume for availability of Supplement Issue.

Paper subscription :  Carlson Health Sci Library W1 EQ967 SUPPL   no.1-3, 5-16, 18-20, 22 (1983) –


Equine Veterinary Journal
Wiley Online v.32, 2000 –

Paper subscription :  Carlson Health Sci Library W1 EQ967    v.1-15 (1968-1982), v.17 (1984) –


Please contact us with any questions : ;  530-752-7042

Thanks to Kathy in ILL for the letting us know about this popular supplement – and for her consistently stellar and lightning quick service!

Research Opportunity Funds available from the UCOP Office of Research and Graduate Studies

November 3rd, 2010 by Deanna Johnson

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS) has a limited pool of Research Opportunity Funds available to support one‐time funding requests to initiate multi‐campus research programs. Funding is for small projects that are intended to spawn larger, long‐term programs, supported by external funding, that will increase UC’s competitiveness, advance research discoveries, impact the lives of Californians, inform public policy or support innovative graduate student research.

Examples may include support for:
– Workshops or Meetings to facilitate system‐wide networking, initiatives or research collaborations;
– Grant Development or planning for large, multi‐campus extramural funding proposals;
– Public Outreach initiatives which can effectively communicate the impact of research discoveries;
– Industry Outreach efforts to better engage researchers from UC with industry; or
– Other projects of system‐wide benefit to UC research.

Typical requests should be no more than $20,000; larger requests will be considered in rare cases for programs of unusual large impact. Projects eligible for competitive grant funding through the Research Grants Program Office (RGPO) should apply through the appropriate grant programs (see the RGPO website for upcoming opportunities). Projects rejected by peer‐review will not be considered. However, projects that fall between RGPO funding cycles or do not fit within the criteria of existing grants may be eligible for Research Opportunity Funds. Requests may be submitted to ORGS throughout the year, and will be considered on a quarterly basis.

Funding requests must have a UCOP sponsor, who will take responsibility for the award, and work with the awardees to produce a product or result. For assistance in finding a UCOP sponsor, contact your campus Office of Research, or email our office at Email your letter of request to Requestors will be asked to provide:
• Names of participating faculty and campus/national lab affiliation
• Description of proposed activities and demonstration of system‐wide nature of the research
• One page budget and budget justification
• Anticipated outcomes and benefits of the project
• Letter(s) of support from the campus Vice Chancellor(s) for Research
• Letter(s) of commitment of matching funds from supporting campuses

What do we mean by “system‐wide nature of the research” and how you can you demonstrate this in your funding request? Below are questions you may want to consider addressing in your request. Not all questions will apply.
– Are my project goals and objectives of strategic value to UC as a system? Is this a field of research of particular importance to UC? Does this project foster research of direct relevance to California?
– Is this project the best way to achieve your stated goals? Are there other comparable efforts at UC? How are they involved with your project?
– Will this project enhance UC’s competitiveness in attracting extramural funding? What types of external funding are currently available in this field? Is there currently external support of your project? How will these seed funds be leveraged to attract additional funds?
– Will this project enhance UC’s competitiveness in attracting top‐notch faculty, graduate students or researchers? Does this project foster collaborations among researchers across campuses? Does it provide access to unique facilities or resources not broadly available to researchers across the UC system?
– Will this project share resources, establish best‐practices or promote efficiencies across the UC system?