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January 28, 2011

THL Librarian named to Mayo Clinic social media advisory board

Patricia F. Anderson, Emerging Technologies Librarian at the Taubman Health Sciences Library was recently named as a new member of the advisory board for the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media. Follow this link for the complete story.

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January 26, 2011

My NCBI videos!

We've just completed a series of videos on how to use My NCBI, the feature of the National Center for Biotechnical Information NCBI) that lets you save searches and collections of references and data and also lets you set your preferences for NCBI’s tools and web site.

Check them out on YouTube or on our PubMed research guide.

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January 21, 2011

A Bit of Fun for a Friday


The Symphony of Science is a musical project headed by John Boswell, designed to deliver scientific knowledge and philosophy in musical form. Watch Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins, Tara Shears and Neil deGrasse Tyson sing their lectures. Check it out!

Hat tip to The Bubble Chamber for this link.

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January 12, 2011

Peer Review--again

There's an interesting post on recent discussions of editorial peer review at The Bubble Chamber, a blog written by historians and philosophers of science from our friends in Canada. It's not all serious--there's a good cartoon, too.

The Murky Climate of the "Editorial Peer Review" Debate

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January 05, 2011

New health sciences ebooks

The Taubman Health Sciences Library (THL) is now providing access to many more Elsevier health sciences titles as ebooks. Some books were previously available only in print copy, such as Gunderson’s Clinical Radiation Oncology and Gray’s Anatomy. Others are new acquisitions, including the latest edition of Netter’s Cardiology and Kim’s Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Spinal Techniques. There are also ten new Dentistry ebooks.

You can find all of these on MD Consult. Currently, you will need to access them by going to MD Consult, but eventually they will also become available through the Mirlyn catalog. These books may be accessed by anyone at any of the three UM campuses.

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