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  1. 1. INFOnews Number 3 Vo l u m e 1 5 HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY AND BIOCOMMUNICATIONS CENTER • UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER Winter 2010 this issue 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 Upcoming New Head of Electronic and Collection Services p. 7 Holiday Hours Stevenson Historical Collection Comes to Health Sciences Library p. 8 Library Wins Award to Study Mobile Technologies p.10 Spring Holidays Library Workshop Schedule p. 11 Friday - Sunday, April 2 - 4 (Closed) Memorial Day Monday, May 31 (Closed) ScienceDirect 3-year Contract Negotiated Collection Maintenance 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.
  2. 2. New Database—Journal Citation Report (JCR) Web UTHSC faculty and students now have online access to JCR Web 2008 available in both Science and Social Sciences editions. Contributors to 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. Mary Williams 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 or call 901-448-5405. To learn more about JCR Web, visit its Website. 2 Vol. 15, No. 3, Winter 2010 University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  3. 3. 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 Interlibrary 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 Books, 1980-present Cancer Science Cellular Microbiology 4th Floor Clinical & Experimental Immunology Journals, 1975-previous year Clinical and Experimental Optometry 5th Floor Clinical Microbiology and Infection Journals, pre-1975 Cytometry Part B: Clinical Cytometry Books, pre-1980 Development Growth & Differentiation Developmental Dynamics Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology Epilepsia Experimental Physiology FEBS Journal Genes To Cells Genes, Brain and Behavior Health Information & Libraries Journal Hepatology HIV Medicine Immunology Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Journal of Anatomy Journal of Applied Microbiology Journal of Internal Medicine Journal of Microscopy Journal of Neurochemistry Vol. 15, No. 3, Winter 2010 University of Tennessee Health Science Center 3
  4. 4. 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. Follow us on Twitter: @uthscrefdesk Or Meebo Us! 4 Vol. 15, No. 3, Winter 2010 University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  5. 5. 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 Randomized, Single- Blind Study. Anesth Analg 2009; 109:77-81. doi: 10.1213/ane. 0b013e3181a6ad47. Book Drop Locations For your convenience, book drops are located around campus at the following locations: Alexander Building Coleman Building Dunn Dental Building General Education Building Hyman Building Molecular Sciences Building Book drops must not be used for 1-day items, items due within 3 days, or audiovisual material. Vol. 15, No. 3, Winter 2010 University of Tennessee Health Science Center 5
  6. 6. 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 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 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 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. 6 Vol. 15, No. 3, Winter 2010 University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  7. 7. 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 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 information/give/. Presentation DVDs Produced by Library Media Lab 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 a presenter. Vol. 15, No. 3, Winter 2010 University of Tennessee Health Science Center 7
  8. 8. 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. 8 Vol. 15, No. 3, Winter 2010 University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  9. 9. 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 []. 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 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. Vol. 15, No. 3, Winter 2010 University of Tennessee Health Science Center 9
  10. 10. Library Wins Award to Study Mobile Technologies 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. INFOnews 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 INFOnews editor, 328 Alexander, 901-448-5051 (fax 901-448-6855). The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title IX/Section 504/ADA employer. 10 Vol. 15, No. 3, Winter 2010 University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  11. 11. 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 and education. 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. (cont’d p. 12) Vol. 15, No. 3, Winter 2010 University of Tennessee Health Science Center 11
  12. 12. Health Sciences Library 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 databases. 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, or 901-448-4759. 12 Vol. 15, No. 3, Winter 2010 University of Tennessee Health Science Center