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March 21, 2011

PubMed Mobile--beta!

PubMed now has a simplified, mobile-friendly web interface to let you access Medline wherever you are. Just enter your search in the search box and click the Search button.


On the results page, you'll see references as shortened citations. You can filter your search results by Free Full Text (remember, this does not include full text that is provided through UM library subscriptions) or Review.


You won't find MeSH terms on the mobile version of PubMed, but each page contains a link to Standard PubMed, as well as Previous and Next buttons for easy navigation.

To read the whole story, click here.

Posted by cshannon at 10:10 AM | Comments (0)

March 07, 2011

Health sciences resources made more accessible

A number of freely available resources have been cataloged recently, so that they can be more easily accessed by researchers. These databases may now be found in Search Tools:

Culture, Language, and Health Literacy, from the Dpt. of Health and Human Services, provides training resources and assessment tools for cultural and
linguistic competency for health care delivery.

Vaccines, Blood & Biologics is an FDA site that provides information about licensed vaccines and their safety and availability.

Here are several statistical resources that have also been added to Search Tools:

Centers for Disease Control Data & Statistics

National Center for Health Statistics

Department of Health and Human Services Data Sources

Association of American Medical Colleges: Data and Analysis, which provides survey data and statistics about medical students and residents.

Two other resources have been linked in the MIRLYN catalog:

American Heart Association, Heart Disease and Stroke Statistical
highlights, which provides selected tables from the annual Heart Disease and Stroke Statistical Update and links to the latest update published in Circulation.

Public health preparedness and response to chemical and radiological incidents [electronic resource], an analysis by the RAND Corporation

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March 03, 2011

Upcoming Talk by Jasna Markovic

The U-M Medical School Office of Enabling Technologies and Taubman Health Sciences Library are pleased to Co-Present:

Taking Advantage of Trends and Opportunities in Science and Medical Publishing

Jasna Markovac, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor, Publishing and Related Business Development
University of Michigan Medical School
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
noon — 1:00 pm (lunch will be served)
Sheldon Lecture Room
G2115 Towsley Center

The current state of medical publishing is very dynamic and also very exciting. The migration of print publications to the electronic environment, especially with respect to content development and information delivery, offers many opportunities for new initiatives. As publishing moves away from the traditional book and journal formats, the content itself becomes much more important than the vehicle by which it is published. This trend provides authors with more opportunities to disseminate content and data in novel ways. In addition, it lends itself to the development of subject gateways, information communities and knowledge bases which provide a ‘one stop shop’ for access to large quantities of content in a given discipline.

The objective of this session is to discuss the future of medical publishing, both within the context of the University of Michigan Medical School and the broader scope of commercial and not-for-profit publishing organizations. We will explore ways to develop revenue opportunities that are built around the open access mechanisms supported by the various funding bodies. We will discuss some specific examples of how to take advantage of the online environment to maximize the visibility and the distribution of content.

• How to decide where to publish your research and your clinical studies.
• How to publish your textbook on a web site with interactive features.
• How to organize an information community to promote your department’s clinical and research activities.

About Jasna Markovac
Dr. Markovac received training in life sciences and earned a Ph.D. in human genetics at U-M. After several years in academics, she changed careers to join the Science Technical Medical publishing industry. For the past two and a half years, she has worked for U-M, first at the Library, and more recently at the Medical School, focusing on academic publishing initiatives, exploring new publication opportunities, and providing consultation services to faculty, staff, and students for all aspects of the publishing process.

For more information
You can find a program flyer for Dr. Markovac's upcoming presentation, at http://sitemaker.umich.edu/enablingtech/files/markovac-3-11_flyer.pdf
Please share this notice with your interested colleagues!

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