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IOM Report released: Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation’s Health Needs

July 29th, 2014 by Bruce Abbott




The Institute of Medicine has issued its long awaited report on Graduate Medical Education and it calls for major changes to the mechanisms for funding for residency positions.

Report at a Glance

  • Figure- Estimated sources of $15 billion in public funding for GME (HTML)
  • Recommendations (PDF, HTML)
  • Report Brief (PDF, HTML)

Open Access Fund subsidizes author publishing fees

July 9th, 2014 by Mary Wood

UC Davis University Library continues to fund the UC Davis Open Access Fund


In support of UCD authors publishing in fully open access journals, awards of up to $1000 are available to offset the author publishing fees.

Application information may be found here : UC Open Access Fund libguide

Scopus User Survey: Tell Us What You Think

July 2nd, 2014 by

You may already know that all ten UC campuses have access to Elsevier’s Scopus database for the 2014 calendar year. UC is providing an initial subscription; however, to continue the subscription, the UC Libraries need to hear from the community about whether Scopus is important to UC research, and whether it is a useful and necessary research and teaching tool. The UC Libraries have created a very short (i.e., five minute) UC Scopus User survey. It can also be found in the top right corner of every Scopus web page.

Scopus is a citation and abstracting database that covers a broad universe of peer reviewed journal and conference literature, with links to Fulltext – when available – through the library. Covering scientific, technical, medical, social science, and arts and humanities disciplines, Scopus indexes nearly 21,000 journals and more than 340 book series from more than 5,000 international publishers.

Scopus allows researchers to perform citation searches to see how many times a work has been cited, by whom, and to rank searches by times cited, from 1996 to the present. It also offers tools to track, analyze, and visualize research, as well as a capability to cross-search more than 25 million patents.