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New Database—Journal Citation Report (JCR) Web p. 2
Library Joins the World of Social Networking p. 4
Budget Shortfall Requires Additional Collection Cuts and Your Input p. 5
Changing the Face of Medicine p. 6
New Head of Electronic and Collection Services p. 7
Stevenson Historical Collection Comes to Health Sciences Library p. 8
Library Wins Award to Study Mobile Technologies p.10
Library Workshop Schedule p. 11
Friday - Sunday,
April 2 - 4 (Closed)
Monday, May 31
ScienceDirect 3-year Contract Negotiated
Friday, June 11 In January, the library began a new, joint, 3-year contract with UT Knoxville for
(Closed 8 am - 5 pm) Elsevier’s ScienceDirect collection of journals.
(Open 5 pm - 12 am)
ScienceDirect provides access to more than 7 million articles and includes online
Independence Day access to 25% of the world’s most referenced scientific, technical, and medical
Sunday - Monday, content. UTHSC’s access includes 228 subscribed titles such as Cell, Spine Journal,
July 4 - 5 (Closed)
and The Lancet. Furthermore, our new contract also gives UTHSC full access to
an additional 2000 titles from the Freedom Collection. Through
the Freedom Collection, UTHSC faculty, staff, and students
now enjoy access to many specialized journals that would not
otherwise be available.
All of the ScienceDirect journals may be accessed online by
going to the E-Journals section of the library’s Website or by
searching the library’s catalog. The full list of titles currently
available from the Freedom Collection is also available.
This new contract is the culmination of many months of hard work
between UTHSC and UTK and will save both libraries time and
money over the duration of the contract by eliminating the need
to renegotiate access annually and holding a lid on inflationary
increases. We are especially appreciative of all the hard work on
our behalf by Jill Keally, UTK associate library director.
New Database—Journal Citation Report
UTHSC faculty and students now have online access to JCR Web 2008 available in
both Science and Social Sciences editions.
JCR Web allows you to evaluate and compare journals (e.g., most frequently cited
this edition: journals and highest impact journals in a field) using citation data drawn from over
Matt Grayson 7,500 scholarly and technical journals. The major purpose and use of JCR Web are to
Brenda Green generate journal impact factors, a measure of the frequency with which the “average
Gwen Jackson article” in a journal has been cited in a particular year. Based on the articles’ cited
Richard Nollan reference data, JCR Web ranks a journal in its subject categories. The journal ranking
Robert St. Clair information also helps indentify its research importance and impact at the journal and
Deborah Taylor category levels.
Lin Wu To access JCR Web, you will need to log into the library if you are off campus. If you
need assistance in using JCR Web, contact the library at email@example.com or call
To learn more about JCR Web, visit its Website.
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Journal Backfiles from Wiley
We now have electronic access to backfiles from 52 additional journals. The extent of Library Hours
the backfiles varies, so check the individual title in the library catalog. See the alpha-
betical list below to determine whether journals you use are included in this new, free M-Th. 8 am - 12 am
offering from Wiley. Fri. 8 am - 11 pm
Sat. 8 am - 5 pm
Sun. 2 pm - 12 am
Academic Emergency Medicine Journal of Physiology
Acta Ophthalmologica Journal of Sleep Research
Aging Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics Journal of Travel Medicine Phone Numbers
Allergy Letters In Applied Microbiology
Liver Transplantation Library 901-448-5634
American Journal of Hematology
American Journal of Transplantation Molecular Microbiology Loan 901-448-5168
Anatomical Record Parasite Immunology Reference 901-448-5404
Annals of Human Genetics Scandinavian Journal of Immunology Toll-Free 877-747-0004
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Sociology of Health & Illness
Education Tropical Medicine & International Health
BJU International Book/Journal Locations
British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Cancer 2nd Floor
Cancer Cytopathology Current Print Journals
Cellular Microbiology 4th Floor
Clinical & Experimental Immunology Journals, 1975-previous year
Clinical and Experimental Optometry
Clinical Microbiology and Infection Journals, pre-1975
Cytometry Part B: Clinical Cytometry Books, pre-1980
Development Growth & Differentiation
Developmental Medicine and Child
Genes To Cells
Genes, Brain and Behavior
Health Information & Libraries Journal
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Journal of Anatomy
Journal of Applied Microbiology
Journal of Internal Medicine
Journal of Microscopy
Journal of Neurochemistry
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Library Gate Count Increases 45%
For yet another year, the number of people entering the library has increased. The
electronic gate count in 2008 was 151,654; the count in 2009 was 220,436. That’s
220,436 a 45% increase over 2008.
Students continue to fuel the increases as they study individually and in small
groups throughout the library. Although we aren’t planning to open a coffee shop,
we are continually working to find ways to make the library a convenient, com-
fortable place for students (and others) to study, get face-to-face assistance with
online and paper resources for their courses and research, and work together to
achieve success in their academic work.
Library Joins the World of Social Networking
Reference and Outreach Services is always looking for ways to make the Health Sci-
ences Library’s communication with the campus community more effective. Social
networking sites are growing in popularity, and we are adding them to our communica-
tion toolbox as they become more useful. Library users have a variety of ways to ask for
help from a librarian and to receive library updates, tips, and news. The latest addition to
the library toolbox is Facebook. Facebook is popular with many students and faculty, so
you can follow the library from our Facebook page. Our Facebook page has the latest
blog entries from the library homepage for those of you preferring status updates for
receiving your news. You will also find basic information about library, with links back to
our homepage to access all of the library’s services. Visitors can send us a thumbs up,
comment, or email from the Facebook page.
The library also uses Twitter to reach the campus community. Taking advantage of
Twitter’s 140-character limit, we send brief, to-the-point tweets about library services,
news, and resources. Each month the tables of content from major medical journals are
sent via Twitter. If you would like to suggest a journal to include in our tables of content
Twitter messages, please let us know. Instant messaging (IM) is a quick and convenient
way for users to ask a question and receive a response in real time. IM is even easier
with the addition of a Meebo widget to the Ask a Librarian page. No personal IM account
is necessary to send your question using our Meebo widget. Just type in a question,
and one of our Reference staff will help you. Of course, you can still connect with us by
adding UTHSCRefDesk to any of these IM services: MSN, AOL, Yahoo, or Google. The
Information Desk is staffed Monday through Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.
Reference and Outreach Services continues to look at new networking and communica-
tion tools that seem to change and develop daily. We invite and always welcome your
comments and suggestions for how best to connect with you, our campus community.
Now take your pick, you can
Find us on Facebook: http://www. facebook.com/library.uthsc
Follow us on Twitter: @uthscrefdesk
Or Meebo Us! http://library.uthsc.edu/reference/askalibrarian/
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Budget Shortfall Requires Additional
Collection Cuts and Your Input
Readers of INFOnews will be aware that the library has not received sufficient funding Library Tip
in recent years to cover the annual inflationary cost of our journal, database, and e-book
subscriptions. To stay within budget, we have cancelled more than 25% of our annual
subscriptions since 2007. Selecting the titles for cancellation was based on a number
Licorice Jelly Beans
of factors including cost, usage, impact factor, and the input we received from campus
faculty, staff, and students via our survey and cancellation Web page.
Better not toss those
licorice jelly beans. . .
The library is preparing for another budget shortfall for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. Not
only is the cost of electronic resources projected to rise 8-10%, but additional budget
Check out the following
reductions are also a possibility. The Library Resource Development Committee is cur- article to find out why:
rently identifying possible subscription cancellations, and we will again be asking for Anil Agarwal, Devendra
your input in identifying resources for cancellation. To ensure that our upcoming cancel- Gupta, Ghanshyam
lation survey is easy to complete, we will be hosting the survey ourselves to allow survey Yadav, Puneet Goyal,
participants to easily browse for titles of interest. We received 471 responses to last DM, Prabhat K. Singh,
year’s survey, and we are hoping for an even higher response rate this year. and Uttam Singh.
An Evaluation of the
We appreciate the assistance you gave us in 2009 and look forward to working with you Efficacy of Licorice
again this year to ensure that our collection costs stay within our budget while making Gargle for Attenuating
every effort to protect the campus resources most important for your work. Your sugges- Postoperative Sore
tions and comments are always welcome, and you can contact Matt Grayson, Electronic Throat: A Prospective,
& Collection Services, at (901) 448-7351 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Randomized, Single-
Blind Study. Anesth
Analg 2009; 109:77-81.
Book Drop Locations
For your convenience, book drops are located
around campus at the following locations:
Dunn Dental Building
General Education Building
Molecular Sciences Building
Book drops must not be used for 1-day items,
items due within 3 days, or audiovisual material.
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Changing the Face of Medicine:
Celebrating America’s Women Physicians
June 1 - July 10, 2010
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave.
Changing the Face of Medicine highlights the important role women
have played in the advancement of medicine. Find out how you can
help continue this tradition below.
The University of Always wanted to be a mentor? Here’s your chance!
Tennessee Health The Central Library is looking for 40 health sciences professionals who are interested in
Sciences Library helping shape the future of medicine in Memphis and beyond during the Changing the
Face of Medicine Mentoring Luncheon Wed., June 23, 2010, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.
We are very pleased
to be supporting This is your opportunity to share the rewards and challenges of your chosen career
the traveling exhibit with about 120 academically gifted young ladies between the ages of 13 and 17 who
at the Benjamin L. demonstrate a keen interest in health sciences. You also are encouraged to offer advice
Hooks Central Library on what steps you took to be competitive academically and successful professionally. If
beginning in June. you are interested in taking part in this historic event for the Central Library, please reply
via email with the subject line “Mentoring Luncheon” to email@example.com.
Health Sciences Library Boxed lunches will be served. If you have a special meal requirement, please stipulate it
faculty have been in your email, and we will do our best to accommodate you.
working with Central
Library staff to find Don’t miss the Opening Reception, Friday, June 4
mentors for 120 young Enjoy a private tour of the exhibit along with other health sciences professionals and
ladies at a luncheon library supporters beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.
June 23. We will also be RSVP via email by Friday, May 28 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please type
providing displays from “Reception” in the subject line.
the UTHSC Historical
Collections and college Connect, learn, and grow at this groundbreaking free exhibit! Go online to http://www.
recruiting brochures nlm.nih.gov/changingthefaceofmedicine/ for more exhibit details.
that will be located with
the Women in Medicine “Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians” was developed
Exhibit. by the Exhibition Program of the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of
Medicine in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office.
The traveling exhibition has been made possible by the National Library of Medicine and the
National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women’s Health. The American Medical
Women’s Association provided additional support.
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New Head of Electronic and Collection Services
J. Matthew (Matt) Grayson, assistant professor, is the
new head of Electronic and Collection Services for the
Health Sciences Library. The previous head of the unit,
Jennifer Watson, resigned September 30 to spend more
time with her children and to pursue a graduate degree.
Matt is responsible for managing the library’s collection
resources including print and electronic books, journals,
and databases; information technology systems and
services (e.g., online catalog); the Library Media Labora-
tory; and the design, development, and evaluation of the
library’s Website. He oversees all of the contracts for jour-
nals, databases, e-books, and other online resources. He
serves as the liaison with vendors, the campus Informa-
tion Technology Services Department, and library staff.
Matt was previously the Information Systems librarian and was responsible for all as-
pects of the library Website and the information technology infrastructure of the Health
Sciences Library. He brings to his new job important library technological experience
and has done much to improve the library Website and to provide effective access to
electronic library resources.
Matt can be reached at email@example.com.
Students Donate Textbooks to Library
We were pleasantly surprised recently by the generous donation of textbooks by stu-
dents. The textbooks help offset the costs of purchasing these items ourselves. We typi-
cally receive donations from faculty and other individuals in the medical community but
rarely from students. Students are encouraged to donate textbooks that are unsalable or
of use to their peers. For more information on ways to give, see http://library.uthsc.edu/
Presentation DVDs Produced by Library
The Library Media Lab recently produced several edited videos on DVD for Dr. Roberto
LaChica, assistant professor, plastic surgery. An introduction was created highlighting
the videos contained on the DVD. The introduction inspired the printing of matching
labels for a cohesive, professional presentation. Dr. LaChica created a PowerPoint pre-
sentation that was converted to an Adobe Acrobat PDF and included on the DVD. The
DVDs were distributed at an annual plastic surgery conference where Dr. LaChica was
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Stevenson Historical Collection Comes to
Health Sciences Library
In the 1870s during yellow fever epidemics, a lamp – called a fumigator – was used to
heat formaldehyde over a flame, a process thought to counteract the miasmic causes of
yellow fever. A fumigator is one of approximately 700 artifacts that have been acquired
by the Health Sciences Historical Collections from the family of Cleo Stevenson, M.D.
Some of the items in this collection are familiar, like stethoscopes and microscopes, but
others are from a long-ago time: fashionable bottles for carrying smelling salts, bleeding
cups, and phrenology busts. There are some 18th and 19th century books included in
this collection, most in facsimile.
The collection was on display at the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing where it was
started in the late 1970s in Dr. Stevenson’s spare time. As more and more items were
added, new display cases were built to house them. Recently, the family elected to
transfer the collection as a permanent addition to the Health Sciences Library Histori-
cal Collections. Dr. Stevenson graduated from the UTHSC College of Medicine in 1943.
He practiced medicine in Memphis and was director of the Methodist Hospital School of
Nursing for many years.
A reception will be held for the family to commemorate this gift. The items in the Steven-
son Collection will be displayed in themes on the third floor of the Health Sciences Li-
brary and will be available for viewing after the reception. New display cases will initially
show artifacts from the history of medicine and pharmacy. In the future, items from the
collection will be rotated along the themes of dentistry, nursing, and allied health.
Watch for reception details (date and time) in upcoming email announcements from the
Health Sciences Library.
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UTHSC Peer-Reviewed Publications Database
Several months ago, library electronic services and reference faculty created a citation
database of articles published by members of the UTHSC community. As indexed by
PubMed, the citations are automatically gathered via a PubMed Entrez programming
utility [http://eutils.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/]. If you have checked out the database from the link
on our homepage, you may have wondered why one (or more) of your articles wasn’t
listed or how frequently the database is updated.
Here are some answers.
The PubMed Entrez API allows us to automatically search the PubMed Medline da-
tabase weekly to index any citation that can be identified as belonging to an author
associated with UTHSC. Association is established by searching the affiliation field for
various forms of UTHSC (e.g., UTMEM, UTHSC, Memphis, UT Memphis, and University
of Tennessee Health Science Center). While not perfect, this method does a reasonably
good job of identifying articles published by the UTHSC community.
Nonetheless, we know that there are several limitations that can prevent an article from
being properly identified as belonging to someone associated with UTHSC:
*Articles published in journals that don’t supply the author affiliation information can-
not be automatically indexed.
*Articles whose first author is not associated with UTHSC cannot be automatically
indexed. PubMed identifies only the affiliation of the article’s first author.
*Articles whose affiliation information is incomplete or ambiguous. Articles with an af-
filiation of “University of Tennessee,” for example, are not automatically indexed.
Why isn’t my article listed? Usually the reason is related to one of the known limitations
listed above. Our indexing algorithms aren’t perfect, though. So if you have a citation
that you believe should have been automatically indexed, please contact us so that we
can make improvements.
What can I do to get my article(s) added? Only articles indexed by PubMed can be
added. If you have the PubMed ID of the article you would like added, please send it
to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once it has been verified, it will be added to the index. We
hope to automate this process in the future.
Finally, the most up-to-date version of any citation is always available from PubMed by
clicking on a citation’s PMID.
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Library Wins Award to Study Mobile
The Health Sciences Library and Biocommunications Center has been awarded an
Express Planning and Assessment Award. The award, Smart Methods for Accessing
Reliable Information Using Telephone Technology (SMARTT), is funded by the National
Network/Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region of the National Library of
Medicine (NLM). The NLM is one of NIH’s 27 institutes and centers.
The SMARTT project, whose staff includes, Brenda F. Green, coordinator, and Zachary
E. Fox, technology consultant and trainer, supports one of the NLM’s mission of “con-
ducting research and development on biomedical communications systems, methods,
technologies, and networks and information dissemination and utilization among health
professionals, patients, and the general public.”
The purpose of the award is to test the feasibility of offering interactive, hands-on work-
shops to UTHSC healthcare professionals, as well as to interested community partners,
who want to explore advantages of using mobile technologies to acquire reliable and
current healthcare information.
The SMARTT project will assess the current level of awareness among healthcare pro-
fessionals and librarians concerning current mobile devices and sources of information.
During the upcoming Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Ms. Green will host
a roundtable discussion to learn more about mobile technology implementation among
health sciences libraries.
If you are interested in participating in a focus group, training workshop, or desire ad-
ditional information, contact Ms. Green.
Health Sciences Library and Biocommunications Center
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Interim Chancellor, Steve Schwab, M.D.
Health Sciences Library and Biocommunications Center
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Vice Chancellor for Academic, Faculty, and Student Affairs,
Cheryl R. Scheid, Ph.D.
Director, Thomas A. Singarella, Ph.D.
Editor, David L. Armbruster, Ph.D.
Designer, Robert St. Clair, M.A.
INFOnews is published three times a year and distributed electronically to faculty, students, and staff of
the Health Science Center and to other health sciences libraries.
Articles published in INFOnews may be reprinted in, or adapted for, other publications if credit is given
and a copy of the reprint is sent to the INFOnews editor.
Your reactions to, and comments about, INFOnews are important. Please send them to
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Health Sciences Library
Workshop Schedule – 2010
All workshops are open to faculty, staff, and students. To register, click on the
workshop title. Additional dates for faculty-only workshops are also available through
the campus Faculty Resource Center. Click on the workshop title and then on the
link View ‘Faculty Only’ dates.
*Accessing Electronic Resources (Beginner) – Brenda Green
Learn how to use the library’s Website – both on and off campus – to access the library’s
collection of more than 200 e-books and 2300 e-journals. This session will also cover
the library’s online catalog and provide an overview of the content and features of the
library’s major online databases.
April 7, 2010 10 – 11 am
*Copyright Workshop – Richard Nollan
Gain a basic insight into copyright principles and their importance in academic research
April 13, 2010 8 – 9 am
*Database/Literature Searching – Brenda Green
Learn strategies for conducting a literature search of the professional literature in your
field. This workshop teaches you how to “begin with the end in mind.” Resource material
includes descriptions of library databases covering fields such as business, education,
healthcare, and psychology.
April 8, 2010 10 – 11 am
EndNote – Lin Wu
This is a 2-hour hands-on workshop covering the basics of EndNote X3 software to
manage citations for research papers and bibliographies. The workshop covers entering
data into EndNote, downloading references from PubMed and other databases,
removing duplicates, and creating multiple libraries and bibliographies. Microsoft Word
is used to create a simple document, add references to the document, and then change
the citation style.
April 29, 2010 10 – 12 pm
To register for a workshop,
click on the workshop title.
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Workshop Schedule – 2010
EndNote Web Version – Brenda Green
In 40 minutes, you will be introduced to basic features of EndNote Web. This software
collects, organizes, and formats references. It can be used away from your desktop
computer, and you can share your collections with others. EndNote Web uses more
than 3200 publishing styles to format in-text citations and bibliographies. This workshop
discusses how to import and organize references from hundreds of online bibliographic
May 4, 2010 12:10 – 12:50 pm
*Evidence-Based Resources (Advanced) – Brenda Green
Discuss databases and other resources that can be used to close the gap between
current clinical practice and knowledge of the best evidence. Learn how to conduct a
literature search once and automatically receive updates.
April 14, 2010 10 – 11 am
Library Orientation – Brenda Green
Provides an overview of library services and databases and includes library registration
for check-out and accessing electronic resources from off-campus locations. A tour of the
facility is also included. Library orientations are held on the first Thursday of each month.
April 1, 2010 10 – 11 am
*PubMed MEDLINE Updates – Gwen Jackson
Gain an overview of this authoritative database produced by the National Library of
Medicine and covering biomedical sciences dating back to the 1950s. Learn techniques
to effectively search the database and use features such as MeSH thesaurus, clinical
queries, history tab, and database limits.
April 20, 2010 12 – 1 pm
*Scopus (Advanced) – Brenda Green
Learn how to access journal articles, cited works, patents, conference proceedings,
trade publications, and book series. This workshop will review searching techniques,
setting up automatic literature searches, and managing lists of citations.
April 21, 2010 10 – 11 am
Staying Current – Matt Grayson and Richard Nolan
Discover how to set up automatic alerts for your research topics and get the latest tables
of content from your favorite journals via e-mail or RSS. This workshop will introduce
you to several current awareness services and resources that can help you save time
and stay current in your research areas.
April 1, 2010 8 – 9 am
*Remote access to this workshop is currently available from off-campus locations
with a computer and Internet connection. To register for remote access, contact
Brenda F. Green, email@example.com or 901-448-4759.
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