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PubMed Advanced Search

Are you a PubMed user? Have you checked out the new Advanced Search features?

Highlights of Advanced Search include:

  • History, limits, and citation searching all on one page
  • Close or open the different sections as desired
  • Link to Details and Queries

Great 7-minute overview from Mayo Clinic Libraries:

Questions about PubMed? Contact Kate.

home Events and Exhibits Save the Date: Changing the Face of Medicine

Save the Date: Changing the Face of Medicine

October 2 – November 14, 2009: The Health Sciences Library will be hosting Changing the Face of Medicine, a National Library of Medicince traveling exhibit celebrating America’s Women Physicians.

In addition to the exhibit, there will be lectures and discussion groups on the role of women in the health sciences.

home Resources and Services EndNote & Journal Abbreviations

EndNote & Journal Abbreviations

Did you know you can import MEDLINE journal abbreviations into your EndNote library?

That way, even if your EndNote record only says American Journal of Veterinary Research, your bibliography will automatically read Am J Vet Res.

Using this Journal Terms List feature can save you a ton of time and frustration!

In EndNote,

  1. Go to Tools > Open Term Lists > Journals Term Lists
  2. If there are journals listed on the Terms tab, delete them. Caveat: if you’ve already entered a unique abbreviation (e.g., for a non-MEDLINE journal), don’t delete that term!
  3. On the Lists tab (with Journals highlighted), click Import List…
  4. Browse to the Medical Journals Term List. Look for it in C:Program FilesEndNote X2Terms ListsMedical.txt.
  5. You’ll see the Terms List updating with 1,000’s of MEDLINE journal abbreviations.
  6. It can take a few minutes for the new abbreviations to kick in. If you don’t eventually see the abbreviations, make sure the Output Style is set to use the journal abbreviation. See the EndNote FAQ on Journal Abbreviations for more information.

Note: you will need to turn this feature “on” for each of your EndNote libraries.


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home Resources and Services NIH Public Access Policy Now Permanent

NIH Public Access Policy Now Permanent

With an inclusion of “and thereafter,” the NIH Public Access Policy is no longer subject to annual renewal. The MU Libraries can help you comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.

News Release from the Alliance for Taxpayers Access:

2009 Consolidated Appropriations Act ensures NIH public access policy will persist

Washington, D.C. – March 12, 2009 – President Obama yesterday signed into law the 2009 Consolidated Appropriations Act, which includes a provision making the National Institutes’ of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy permanent. The NIH Revised Policy on Enhancing Public Access requires eligible NIH-funded researchers to deposit electronic copies of their peer-reviewed manuscripts into the National Library of Medicine’s online archive, PubMed Central (PMC). Full texts of the articles are made publicly available and searchable online in PMC no later than 12 months after publication in a journal.

The NIH policy was previously implemented with a provision that was subject to annual renewal. Since the implementation of the revised policy, the percentage of eligible manuscripts deposited into PMC has increased significantly, with over 3,000 new manuscripts being deposited each month. The PubMed Central database is a part of a valuable set of public database resources at the NIH, which are accessed by more than 2 million users each day.

The new provision reads in full:

The Director of the National Institutes of Health shall require in the current fiscal year and thereafter that all investigators funded by the NIH submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication: Provided, That the NIH shall implement the public access policy in a manner consistent with copyright law.

Read more…

home Resources and Services Veterinary Dictionaries Online – Trial

Veterinary Dictionaries Online – Trial

The MU Libraries currently has a trial to Credo Reference, a multi-disciplinary online reference library offering searchable access to almost 400 full-text reference titles. 

Black’s Veterinary Dictionary and Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary are included. To access these titles, go to Credo and click on the Titles link. The veterinary information is listed with the other Medicine titles.

 Trial ends March 28, 2009. Let us know what you think.

home Resources and Services More Full Text in CAB

More Full Text in CAB

CAB Abstracts now includes many more full-text documents

To meet the need of researchers for access to full text content CABI is continuously collecting together ‘hard-to-find’ material from around the globe. Previously this content was only available via Full Text Select (a separate subscription product), but CABI has decided to automatically include it in CAB Abstracts. It is important that researchers have access to ALL relevant content – not just that from the major aggregators – and the full text content on CAB Abstracts helps make this a reality.  It is a permanent, sustainable repository, currently containing over 35,000 documents (Oct 2008), and growing by over 10,000 documents per year.

Full-text items include:

  • Conference Proceedings
  • Reports (government reports, international organizations)
  • Journals articles (many not available through the major aggregators. Including English and non-English documents)
home Events and Exhibits Darwin Days: March 13-15

Darwin Days: March 13-15

Come celebrate Darwin’s 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of On the Origin of Species at MU’s Darwin Days. Lots of great speakers and events (including an exhibit at Ellis Library and movies at Ragtag Cinema).

Free and open to the public; registration required.

Darwin’s Ongoing Revolution: Evolutionary Thought in Emerging Fields

home Resources and Services Trenton Boyd Wins MLA Award

Trenton Boyd Wins MLA Award

Trenton Boyd, head of the Zalk Veterinary Medical Library, has received the 2009 Murray Gottlieb Prize from the Medical Library Association. The Murray Gottlieb Prize is awarded annually for the best unpublished essay on the history of medicine and allied sciences written by a health sciences librarian. The Gottlieb Prize was established in 1956 by Ralph and Jo Grimes of the Old Hickory Bookshop, Brinklow, MD, in order to recognize and stimulate the health sciences librarians’ interest in the history of medicine.

The title of Boyd’s paper is “The Lost History of American Veterinary Medicine: the Need for Preservation.” A version of the paper has already been accepted for presentation at the 2009 ICML/ICAHIS Conference in Brisbane Australia in September of this year.

Congratulations, Trenton!