June 14th, 2012 by Mary Wood
Inciweb updates continuously, tracking fire-related incidents, specifically wildland fires.
Whitewater-Baldy Complex, Gila National Forest, New Mexico, June 2012
A selection of fire-related articles recently published by UC Davis researchers:
blog posts Fields and Forests in Flames ; Wildland Fire Air Quality and Health
NLM site Wildfires
June 4th, 2012 by Mary Wood
Notice of Clarification of Position Statements on Implementation of the Guide
NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts Notices
NOT-OD-12-112: Clarification of Position Statements on Implementation of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: Eighth Edition
This June 1 Notice announces that NIH has clarified the Position Statements that it released in December 2011.
NIH is providing clarification after analyzing public comments received regarding the 10 Position Statements that were developed to aid Assured institutions in their implementation of the 8th Edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. In response to those comments, NIH has clarified Position Statements: 1) Cost, 2) Housing, 2a) Nonhuman Primate Housing, 2c) Rodent Housing and 3) Non-Pharmaceutical-Grade Substances.
OLAW Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
Adoption of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: Eighth Edition
Position Statements: OLAW Responds to Concerns
These Position Statements describe how OLAW expects Assured institutions to implement the 8th Edition of the Guide. OLAW clarified the Position Statements in May 2012 in response to comments from the public about their understanding of the Position Statements.
For a summary of changes, see the May 2012 Update Summary
Clarification was also added to the related OLAW Frequently Asked Questions : G11, F16, F14, F10 and F4.
June 1st, 2012 by Bruce Abbott
The Library has recently subscribed to the Embase database from Elsevier. This resource will primarily be of interest to researchers who are conducting systematic reviews, to those looking for comprehensive drug and pharmaceutical literature, or to those who are interested in journal literature from European, Asian, and African sources not covered in PubMed. Embase has recently (since 2009) been adding proceedings and meeting abstracts coverage as well.
Link to access from campus network: http://www.embase.com
Link to access from off-campus via VPN: https://vpn.lib.ucdavis.edu/,DanaInfo=www.embase.com+home
Embase is a biomedical and pharmacological database containing bibliographic records with citations, abstracts and indexing derived from biomedical articles in peer reviewed journals, and is especially strong in its coverage of drug and pharmaceutical research and conference abstracts.
Embase contains over 22 million records spanning 1974-present, with over 1 million records added annually. Each record contains the full bibliographic citation, indexing terms, and codes; and 80% of all citations in Embase include author-written abstracts. The Embase journal collection is international with over 7,500 active peer-reviewed journals more than 90 countries.
All MEDLINE records produced by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) are included, as well over 5 million records not covered on MEDLINE.
The library will be offering instruction on Embase in the near future. There will be additional blog posts and announcements.
Embase has significant help available from the website. See: http://www.embase.com/info/helpfiles/
June 1st, 2012 by Mary Wood
PLoS Biology May 2012
Dealing with Data: A Case Study on Information and Data Management Literacy
Haendel MA, Vasilevsky NA, Wirz JA (2012)
PLoS Biol 10(5): e1001339. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001339
Article highlighted by the editors of PLoS Biology this week
…..NIH Data Sharing Policy
…..Science Special Issue: Dealing with Data 2011, 331(6018):639-806
CDL UC3 Manage your Data
…..Data management plans and DMPTool