Please join us for the following LLU Library sponsored presentations at the Faculty Development Showcase, February 25-28, 2014:
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 9:00 am
“Unraveling the Web of Science”, Doug Nguyen, Customer Education Specialist, Thomson Reuters.
Have you used the Web of Science database lately? This one hour presentation will help you do more effective topic, author, and organization searches in the newly redesigned Web of Science. Learn how to work with your search results using the Analyze Results and Create Citation Report tools. There will be some time for Q&A at the end of the session. The Del E. Webb Library’s subscription to Web of Science includes: WOS Core Collection (Science Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index), BIOSIS Previews, Medline, SciELO Citation Index, and Journal Citation Reports (impact factors).
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 10:00 am
“The Cochrane Collaboration and Systematic Reviews”, Tora Horvath, Managing Editor, Cochrane HIV/AIDS Group
Systematic Reviews Demystified! This featured presentation is intended to help practicing clinicians and clinical researchers in synthesizing research into useful evidence by learning how to use and conduct systematic reviews. Tara Horvath will address the core methods for conducting systematic reviews of the scientific literature, and will focus on the rigorous, high-quality reviews of the Cochrane Collaboration. Cochrane systematic reviews help clinicians, public health practitioners, policy makers and consumers in making evidence-based health care decisions, and provide direct translation of cutting-edge research into practice. The Cochrane Library database is available to all LLUH entities through the site license provided by the Del E. Webb Library.
The third floor is almost ready to use again. There will be an inspection of the fire sprinklers on Tuesday, January 21 and then a cleanup crew will be sent in. The Del Webb Library’s third floor should be open by the end of next week.
The Del Webb Library is being upgraded this winter session break. The third floor’s old ceiling was torn down over the Thanksgiving Holiday. During the winter break, a new ceiling and new LED lights are being installed in time for the start Spring 2014.
The library has purchased BrowZine, a new application for tablets (iOS & Android) that allows you to browse, read, and follow thousands of the library’s top scholarly journals in a format optimized for your iPad or Android tablet!
To learn more about BrowZine, watch a 2-minute video called “BrowZine On-Campus“.
BrowZine delivers top journals in Biomedical and Health Sciences, Dentistry and Nursing such as JAMA, Nature, Journal of Public Health Dentistry and the American Journal of Critical Care.
With BrowZine, you can:
- Browse and read journals: browse journals by subject, easily review tables of contents, and download full articles.
- Aggregator Platforms: access to supported publishers via EBSCO, ProQuest, and Ovid platforms (available in November).
- Create your own bookshelf: add journals to your personal bookshelf and be notified when new articles are published.
- New Article Notification: be notified when new articles are published (available in November for iOS and early 2014 for Android).
- Save and export articles: Save articles for off-line reading or export to services such as DropBox, Papers, Mendeley, RefWorks, Zotero, and more.
To learn more and start using BrowZine today, visit http://thirdiron.com/download/ or search for BrowZine in your device’s app store.
Getting started is easy! Download BrowZine to your tablet for free. When initially launching BrowZine, select Loma Linda University (or Loma Linda Medical Center for MC users) from the drop down list. Enter your LLUAHSC credentials (same as library login) and start exploring BrowZine!
Third Iron welcomes you to follow their progress on Facebook or Twitter and reminds you to watch for notifications when updates are available. We hope you enjoy using BrowZine!
Over the Thanksgiving break the ceiling tiles on the third floor of the library will be removed. Then during the Christmas break a new ceiling grid, new LED lights, and new ceiling tiles will be installed. On Wednesday, November 27th, the entire third floor will be closed so that the work can start. The third floor computers and the print release station are being moved to the basement, Room 101, and will be available for use there. The group study rooms will not be available on Wednesday, the 27th, or on Sunday, December 1st. They will be back in use by December 2nd and will remain in use until Christmas break begins, December 13th. When Christmas break begins the entire third floor will again be closed until the project is complete, January of 2014. We thank you for your patience as we continue to upgrade the library space.
Congratulations to Ashlee from Allied Health who won the University Libraries’ Scavenger Hunt for the Back to School Bash.
Photos from the Bash can be found at our Facebook and Instagram sites
The Scavenger Hunt contest is now over. Thank you for all that participated. We will be announcing the winner tomorrow, Sept. 25.
Follow the mining helmet on the University Library’s social media websites. Each site will indicate the next step and may require you to post a comment. The final location will feature a quick survey to gather entries. This contest is for LLU students only; staff, faculty and other non-LLU students are not eligible. The winner will be determined by a random drawing from those participants that fully complete the scavenger hunt before 7:00pm, Tuesday, September 24.
Sunday — Closed
Monday — 6pm-11pm
Recognizing our nation’s workers and their contribution to the country.
George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress): http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/4465066868/
Today the new lounge furniture arrived for the 4th floor of the Del E. Webb Memorial Library remodel. Stop by and take a look. The study tables have power outlets for your devices and to do the circular ottomans.