Department Blog

Health Sciences Libraries

New PubMed URL

December 5th, 2016 by Deanna Johnson

The UC-eLinks button in PubMed stopped working late last week. In fixing the problem, the UCs now have a new link to access PubMed:              

The links to PubMed on the Health Sciences Libraries web pages and in the Electronic Databases A-Z list have already been updated, so if you use those links you need do nothing. However, if you have PubMed bookmarked and regularly use that bookmark, please update it to:

TRIP (Turning Research Into Practice) Database Premium Trial — through 12/30/2015

November 19th, 2015 by Amy Studer
TRIP Evidence-Based Pyramid

From TRIP Infographic:


Have you tried TRIP? 

The TRIP Database is a publicly available (free) clinical search engine that is “designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care.”

TRIP results are organized with easy-to-use evidence based practice filters (e.g., systematic reviews, evidence-based synopses, practice guidelines) to help clinicians quickly identify relevant evidence.  Practice guidelines are drawn from professional, governmental, and non-governmental organizations and are filtered by country, offering a global perspective on practice.


From now until December 30, 2015, Blaisdell Medical Library is offering a trial of TRIP Database Premium.

Test TRIP Database Premium version:

[Trial accessible from networked campus computers, with remote access via the University Library VPN]

A few benefits of a paid TRIP Database Premium subscription:

  • * 100,000 more systematic reviews
  • * linking to UC Davis University Library’s licensed electronic resources, such as full-text articles
  • * enabled ability to export to citation management software

We are interested in your comments!  What do you think about this resource?

Just added Vet Med online books

August 31st, 2012 by Deanna Johnson

Radiology of BirdsCanine and Feline CytologySmall Animal Critical Care Medicine

Small animal critical care medicine

Atlas of dental radiography in dogs and cats

Canine and feline cytology

Manual of canine and feline cardiology

Radiology of birds

Slatter’s fundamentals of veterinary ophthalmology

These titles will be added to the Harvest Catalog shortly, or some may already be there.

Goodbye Meebo…Hello ZOHO!

July 10th, 2012 by Amy Studer

As of today, you may notice a new chat service for patrons on the Health Sciences Libraries’ homepage.

Zoho Chat permits patrons to chat in real time with the staff at the public services desk at Carlson Health Science Library.

To begin a conversation, just type in your name and hit enter.

Hours for chat reference are Monday through Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Zoho Chat is replacing Meebo chat service, which was discontinued after Google purchased Meebo.

Library Renovation Survey

May 16th, 2012 by Mary Wood

UC Davis is planning a renovation of the building (Medical Sciences 1B) that houses the

Carlson Health Sciences Library

Health Sciences Bookstore

Scrubs Cafe

To better serve the needs of the Health sciences district community, we would like your help in identifying specific improvements to the library and cafe.

Please take our surveys and tell us what you think:

Library Survey

Dining Survey

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

Library Processing Fee Increases

July 26th, 2010 by Deanna Johnson

Effective Monday, August 2, 2010, the non-refundable processing fee for library materials returned damaged, or not returned or renewed, will increase from $10.00 to $15.00 per item. This fee has not been adjusted in approximately 20 years; the increase will allow the library and campus to cover billing expenses.

To avoid the fee, renew or return library materials on time, and in good condition. Library material that is not on hold and has not already been renewed twice, may be renewed on the web* at the Harvest My Account/Renew Books page, by telephone during operating hours, or in person.

*Overdue material cannot be renewed online.

The Carlson Health Sciences and Blaisdell Medical Libraries allow two renewals per item; other UCD libraries may have different renewal policies. Material that cannot be renewed online or by phone must be returned to the library from which it was checked out before it may be checked out again.  Material with holds and recalls cannot be renewed.

Carlson Health Sciences Library:  530-752-8041,

Blaisdell Medical Library:  916-734-3529,

Shields Library:  530-752-6561,

Physical Sciences and Engineering Library: 530-752‑0540,

Memorial for John D. Ward at BML this Friday

July 12th, 2010 by Mary Wood

John D. Ward



Our friend and colleague John Ward died on June 22, 2010.   All are most welcome to attend a gathering in his memory this Friday, July 16, at 4:00pm at the Blaisdell Medical Library (BML).

BML is in Sacramento on the UC Davis Medical Center campus (map).

Further information:  Dateline 6/22

Contacts / questions:  BML (916) 734-3529  ;  Rebecca Davis,





Library Offers Scopus Database Trial

February 19th, 2010 by Keir Reavie

The University of California Libraries has trial access to the Scopus database through December 31, 2010. The library would like to get your feedback on using Scopus, to evaluate the need for this type of resource by faculty, students, and staff.

Scopus provides tools that enable researchers to track citations and follow research trends, and view information on people and institutions doing research related to their own, both here at Davis and around the world. Scopus can be used to develop profiles of research output at universities, institutions, colleges, schools, and departments, for specific years and over time.

Scopus indexes abstracts and provides citation analysis for over 16,500 peer-reviewed journals from more than 5,000 international publishers. It also indexes 350 book series, over 3 million conference papers, 23 million patents issued worldwide, 600 trade publications, and millions of selected web pages. Scopus covers all disciplines.

Please take some time to search Scopus and let us know what you think about it. We are very interested in your feedback, particularly if you also search Web of Science to track citations and follow research trends.

After using Scopus, please provide us with feedback using the library’s online survey.

If you have any questions or would like additional help using Scopus, please contact the Carlson Health Sciences Library (530-752‑7042) or the Blaisdell Medical Library (916-734‑3529).

Drop-in classes: EndNote for Health Sciences Research & Paper Preparation

September 15th, 2009 by Deanna Johnson

Drop in or register for one of the Endnote classes at the Carlson Health Sciences Library (CHSL) on the Davis Campus. The session may include information on how to obtain EndNote, using EndNote’s internal Online Search feature with PubMed, exporting records from databases to EndNote, linking EndNote and Microsoft Word, EndNote Web and obtaining or modifying EndNote filters. Topics covered will be dependent on the interests of the attendees. Bring your laptop to try out new techniques.

Get started with Endnote (free licensed version for UC Davis students, staff, faculty)

Get started with Endnote (free licensed version for UC Davis students, staff, faculty)

Tues. Sept. 22, 12:00pm-1:00pm, CHSL, Conference Room 128 – Register

Thurs. Oct. 8, 4:00pm-5:00pm, CHSL, Conference Room 128 – Register

Wed. Oct. 21, 12:00pm-1:00pm, CHSL, Conference Room 128 – Register

Fri. Nov. 6, 2:00pm-3:00pm, CHSL, Conference Room 128 – Register

Mon. Nov. 16, 4:00pm-5:00pm, CHSL, Conference Room 128 – Register

UC Davis now has a campus-wide license allowing all current UC Davis students, faculty and staff to install and use EndNote on computers at work and at home.

To download Endnote, go to: (You will be required to log in using your Kerberos username and password).
Happy Endnoting!