July 12th, 2013 by Mary Wood
My Bibliography is a tool that helps you save your citations directly from PubMed or, if not found there, to manually enter citations using My Bibliography templates. My Bibliography provides a centralized place where citations are easily accessed, exported as a file, and made public to share with others.
My Bibliography facilitates the management of publication compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy. From the “Awards” view, eRA Commons users are able to see whether their publications are compliant with the Policy, start the manuscript submission process, associate their NIH extramural awards with their publications, and designate delegates to manage their bibliography via My NCBI.
eRA Commons no longer displays citations that have been manually entered into Commons. These citations must be added to My Bibliography so that they will continue to appear in Commons and can be associated with annual progress reports (RPPR: Research Performance Progress Report).
My NCBI Tool to Replace eRA Commons for Bibliography Management (NIH Notice: NOT-OD-10-103)
Guidance for UC Davis Researchers:
NIH Public Access Mandate (Library Guide)
NIH Public Access Policy: Compliance Management Using the My Bibliography Tool in My NCBI (pdf)
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
NIHMS FAQ and illustrated submission tutorials are also available and extremely helpful.
Acknowledgements: Amy Studer and Cathy Sarli
July 9th, 2013 by Mary Wood
The Library is closing the book drop bins at the Hutchinson Drive and Bioletti Way locations on July 15, 2013.
These bins are being closed due to decreased usage.
Book drop bins are still available at:
1. A Street
2. La Rue
3. California Ave
Map of book drop bins
For more information
July 9th, 2013 by Mary Wood
Some health websites share user search terms: study
2013-07-08 (Reuters Health)
Abstract by Genevra Pittman
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Some health media websites share users’ search terms with outside companies that track consumers and target advertising, a new study reveals.
Dr. Marco Huesch, from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, used interception software and found seven out of 20 popular health sites passed search information to third parties.
… U.S. government sites including the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration web pages did not share search information, nor did four out of five sites directed toward doctors, Dr. Huesch found.
But other popular consumer websites, such as Men’s Health and Health.com, did share search terms with third parties, according to findings published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.
… Dr. Viswanath said people searching for medical information online should not assume they are anonymous and take privacy for granted. They can be extra careful, he said, by sticking to U.S. government sites for health-related searches, for example. …
Privacy Threats When Seeking Online Health Information
JAMA Intern Med. 2013
June 21st, 2013 by Mary Wood
Access to the UCD Libraries’ 2007 – 2012 JCR
Thomson Reuters releases the 2012 Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
Journal Citation Reports is published annually in two editions:
JCR Science Edition contains data about more than 8,000 journals in science and technology.
JCR Social Sciences Edition contains data about more than 2,600 journals in the social sciences.
The year that you select is the JCR year. All of the data that you see for journals and subject categories come from journal data published in that year.
For example, if you select JCR Science Edition 2012, and you search for a particular journal, you will see the 2012 data for that journal, including:
- Number of articles published in the journal in 2012
- Number of citations to that journal from articles published in 2012
- Impact Factor calculated from 2012 data, and so on
June 19th, 2013 by Mary Wood
2013 AVMA Annual Convention Chicago Illinois
2013 International Conference International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations
The IAHAIO Conference, July 20-23, will coincide with the AVMA Convention, July 19-23, 2013 in Chicago.
The Chicago convention will celebrate AVMA’s 150th Anniversary, incorporating a variety of resources to celebrate AVMA’s role and highlight the impact on the veterinary profession while honoring 150 years of dedication and achievement.
The International Association of Human Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO) conference, this year held in conjunction with the AVMA, has the theme of “Humans and Animals: the inevitable bond“.
Registration for IAHAIO attendees is being administered through the AVMA. Visit this site to purchase tickets to IAHAIO events.
June 13th, 2013 by Mary Wood
The Diseases of Research Animals (DORA)
… is a tool primarily designed to benefit veterinarians, veterinary students and residents involved in the care of animal species commonly used in research… This site includes relevant information, such as incidence, transmission, clinical signs, pathology and diagnosis. Figures illustrating clinical presentation and pathology are provided whenever possible to augment descriptions… it is meant to serve as a basic, solid and readily accessible reference, highlighting some of the most important aspects of the most common diseases of research animals.
developed by University of Missouri, Comparative Medicine Program
May 16th, 2013 by Mary Wood
from OLAW Current News Flashes
Nature Announcement: Reducing our Irreproducibility
Nature introduces editorial measures to improve consistency and quality of reporting in life-sciences articles. Central to this initiative is a checklist intended to prompt authors to disclose technical and statistical information in their submissions, and to encourage referees to consider aspects important for research reproducibility. The checklist includes information to be provided for animal studies and recommends consulting the ARRIVE guidelines for reporting animal experiments.
…”We recommend consulting the ARRIVE guidelines (PLoS Biol. 8(6), e1000412, 2010) to ensure that other relevant aspects of animal studies are adequately reported”…
Download the Reporting Checklist For Life Sciences Articles or learn more at Reporting Life Sciences Research.
ARRIVE Guidelines developed by
UK National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs)
May 9th, 2013 by Amy Studer
What’s All the Fuss About Open Access? What Do I Need to Know, and How Does it Benefit Me?
Join us for a presentation by Pete Binfield (previously the Publisher of PLoS One, and now the Publisher and Co-Founder of PeerJ) as he provides an overview of the current landscape of Open Access publications; highlights some of the more innovative models that are being tested in the marketplace; talks about items such as article level metrics and open peer review, and shows how these new developments can benefit you as both a researcher and author.
Click on image to read about Pete Binfield
- Date: May 29, 2013
- Time: 3-4 pm
- Place: 1065 Kemper Hall
Hosted by UC Davis Library. Contact:
Amy Studer, Health & Life Science Librarian
email@example.com | (530) 752-1678
Howard, J. (2013, April 29). Asking authors to buy memberships for open access. Chronicle of Higher Education.
VanNoorden, R. (2013, March 27). Open access: The true cost of science publishing. Nature News, 495(7442).
UC Davis Library Blog entry about PeerJ: March 1, 2013
May 3rd, 2013 by Amy Studer
Image credit: judepics License: CC-BY-NC 2.0
Do you know someone who has “used, applied, or remixed scientific research — published through Open Access — to make a difference in science, medicine, business, technology or society as a whole?” (ASAP)
Nominate them in the Accelerating Science Award Program.
Three top awards of $30,000 each will be presented. Nominations are accepted from May 1 to June 15, 2013 . Winners to be announced in October 2013 during Open Access Week.
Sponsors of ASAP include Google, PLoS, Wellcome Trust, Association of Research Libraries, and SPARC, among others. Here is a complete list: http://asap.plos.org/sponsors/
Perhaps you have a success story about open access that you would like to share with others at UC Davis? We would love to hear from you.
Contact: Amy Studer | firstname.lastname@example.org | 530-752-1678
May 3rd, 2013 by Amy Studer
Image credit: By net_efekt. License: CC-BY 2.0
I had the wonderful experience of spending March and April enrolled in a new course sponsored by the National Library of Medicine:
A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI
We started with an online preparatory course, which culminated with a week of instruction on NCBI bioinformatics databases at NLM on the NIH Campus in Bethesda.
The course was taught by NCBI staff and Diane Rein, Ph.D., M.L.S., Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology Liaison from the Health Science Library, University at Buffalo.
The goal was to learn how to search within and across the NCBI bioinformatics resources, such as:
Also, we experimented with tools like:
I am interested in finding out more about how members of the UC Davis community are using and learning about these databases. If you are currently using these databases for your research or want to learn more about them, please consider contacting me:
Amy Studer, Health & Life Sciences Librarian
email@example.com | 530- 752-1678