TML News and Notes: Research
PubMed Commons is a new system that will allow researchers to make comments on publications in PubMed.
Some of you may already be able to join in the beta test of the new service, but those of you who don't have access yet but do have a publication in PubMed can join a group at VCU to gain access to the beta test.
Please send a message to me, Margaret Henderson, email@example.com and be sure to inlcude your VCU email address. When I have a group of 50 people I will send a message to NCBI to get our VCU group signed up.
Friday, February 22, 2013
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Tompkins-McCaw Library, Room 2-010
Tompkins-McCaw Library will host the internet broadcast of the keynote lecture of the 34th Annual Minority Health Conference at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Brian Smedley will explore how neighborhood and community contexts directly and indirectly shape health and contribute to health inequities as a result of racial and ethnic residential segregation. The presentation will also feature a discussion of policy strategies that de-concentrate poverty, reduce the geographic concentration of health risks, and increase investments in health-enhancing resources in communities that suffer from disinvestment. More information can be found at http://www.minority.unc.edu/sph/minconf/2013/keynoteabstract.cfm Access Live Webcast Lecture to register.
Open Workshop: Introduction to Searching PubMed
Monday, February 25, 2013
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tompkins-McCaw Library, Room 2-006
Learn to search MEDLINE via PubMed, including basic features and search techniques such as limits, display options and print formats. Methods to identify locally available journals or full-text online articles will also be discussed. Registration is encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome. Access Searching PubMed to register.
Open Workshop: Tompkins McCaw Library Orientation and Tour
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
12:00 - 1:00 pm
TML Classroom, Room 2-006
Learn about the variety of resources and services available to you from the VCU Libraries. In these one hour sessions we`ll show you the most effective ways to find books, journals, and other information for research and provide an orientation to the Tompkins-McCaw Library and its services as well as offer a tour of the facility. Participants may bring their lunch. Registration is encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome. To register access Library Orientation & Tour
Community Health Education Center Program (CHEC): Boomerang Kids - When Your Adult Child Lives at Home
Thursday, February 28, 2013
12:00 - 1:00 pm
VCU Medical Center Gateway Building, CHEC
Please join us as Margaret Rittenhouse presents "Boomerang Kids - When Your Adult Child Lives at Home."Margaret Rittenhouse is a Behavioral Health Counselor in the Department of Psychiatry. This program will be especially helpful to you if your adult child is living at home again, or if you know someone in this situation. Attend to learn more about how to adapt to such a change and prevent it from negatively affecting your health. Light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact Sarah or Dana at 828-2432 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.The Community Health Education Center is located on the Ground Floor of the VCU Medical Center Gateway Building.
Open Workshop: Searching Primo - VCU Libraries New Discovery Tool
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sanger Hall, Room B1-020
Have you tried the VCU Libraries Search box recently and noticed the new results format? Are you uncertain about what you have found? Please join us to learn what you are searching and strategies for finding what you need. Registration is encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome. Access Searching Primo to register.
Whetting Your Appetite for Research Brown Bag Lunch: Discovering VCU's Research Resources
This past week has been the 5th annual international Open Access week. It is part of a world-wide movement to make scholarship and research available to everyone. "Open Access" to information - the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need - has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.
The NIH Public Access Policy is just one aspect of this movement. More and more journals are providing open access alternatives and some granting agencies are allowing funds to be set aside to pay for articles to be made available freely to everyone from day one.
Tompkins-McCaw Library strives to offer a broad range of reference services for our community. Traditional reference services are supported during Tompkins-McCaw Library's peak service hours, 10:00am- 6:00pm Monday through Friday all year round. During these hours, reference is available by visiting or calling the Service Desk at 804-828-0636. In-person service is supplemented by reference via email. Individual consultations by appointment are also available for in-depth questions, strategies, and instruction. Tompkins McCaw librarians also actively support VCU researchers by providing consultations on the development of search strategies and the selection of databases to aid in preparing grant proposals.
Tompkins-McCaw Library will be providing research assistance and consultations in the Learning Center on the 2nd floor at Hunton Student Center (Room 209), MCV Campus. Librarians with expertise in the biomedical sciences will be available to help you find articles and other information for reports and research. Drop by from 9 a.m. - noon (Monday - Friday) or 1 p.m - 4 p.m. (Monday - Tuesday, and Thursday) to get expert help.
The TML Learning Center @ Hunton is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Friday, 12 to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 12:00 am - 10:00 pm Sunday. Computers and Pay for Print are available during these times. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 828-3736 or email email@example.com. Walk-ins are welcome.
MD Consult provides access to full-text clinical practice guidelines.
* View guideline articles published in the journals on MD Consult.
* Access guidelines from professional and governmental agencies via links to the Web.
* Browse by Topic, Specialty, or Authoring Organization.
COS Funding Opportunities provides current information on over 25,000 grants, fellowships, and other awards offered by a wide variety of domestic and international funding sources, including federal and regional governments, foundations, professional societies, associations and corporations. COS Funding Opportunities is the world's largest source of information about available funding for all types of projects in all disciplines. It is updated daily and can be searched by sponsor, award amount, deadline, eligibility, activity location, funding type and area of interest.
COS Workbench is a personal web-based workspace that allows users to set up a profile, access other COS databases, save searches and receive funding alerts. With the COS Funding Alert service, subscribers receive a weekly email customized with a list of funding opportunities based on previously specified criteria. You must first register to take advantage of the Workbench features.
COS Scholar Universe provides authoritative information on more than 1 million active researchers, along with affiliation and publication information. The database comprises international faculty at 4-year colleges and doctoral universities. Users can discover subject experts, potential collaborators, peers to review articles or proposals, former colleagues and mentors. Each scholar's profile is editorially reviewed and verified for accuracy.
Papers Invited contains calls for papers, presentations, and posters from conferences around the world, plus news about special editions of journals. Email alerts are available for new announcements. Find opportunities to present or publish your research and reach your scholarly goals.
COS research services are designed to help faculty, students and researchers at every level. The tools provide easy and comprehensive ways for all researchers to fund, connect and publish. Tutorials are available online to learn more about any of these COS databases.
VCU Libraries will be providing research reference help and consultations in the Learning Center on the 2nd floor at Hunton Student Center (Room 209), MCV Campus. Librarians with expertise in the biomedical sciences will be available to help you find articles and other information for reports and research. Drop by Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - noon, or 1 p.m - 4 p.m. to get expert help.
The Learning Center is open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Sunday. Computers and Pay for Print are available during these times. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 828-3736 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-ins are welcome.
with Addeane S. Caelleigh, MA , Former Editor, Academic Medicine
Tuesday, July 22, 2008, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Biotech One, 800 E. Leigh Street, Ball Conference Room
$20 Registration Fee | Print the Flyer and Registration Form | Session Handouts
Register online at: http://www.library.vcu.edu/events/detail.html?ID=43608
Publishing in peer-reviewed journals can be intimidating and often frustrating. This session is an overview of publishing in peer-reviewed research journals and will focus on how the process works and how to make it work for you. Topics to be covered include how editors make decisions, tips for improving your chances of a good review and/or publication, writing effective abstracts, tips for dealing with the editorial office, and online and print resources.
This workshop will include presentation, handouts, hands-on exercises, discussion, and Q&A.
Guest Speaker: Addeane S. Caelleigh, Former Editor of Academic Medicine
Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00PM
Location: Ball Conference Room, Biotech One, 800 E. Leigh Street
Register online using your VCU eID at:
Print the Event Flyer | Registration Form
For more information about this session, contact Shannon D. Jones at 828.0626.
This event is cosponsored by the VCU Libraries and the Office of Research.
The VCU Libraries and the VCU Office of Research present Research Day 2008, which will highlight VCU's vast resources to support VCU's research enterprise, on Thursday, March 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tompkins-McCaw Library.
- Dr. Francis Macrina, vice president for research, will present the Ethics of Publishing at 8:45 a.m.
- Publishing with the New England Journal of Medicine will be held at 9:50 a.m.
- New Authors Mentoring Discussion Forum, a question-and-answer session with faculty, will be held at noon.
- Library Services Supporting VCU's Research Enterprise will be held at 1 p.m.
- Choosing Qualitative Data Analysis Software is Only Half the Storywill be held at 3 p.m.
- Managing Your Research Citations using RefWorkswill be held at 3 p.m.
- Creating YourResearch Poster using the Instructional Media Workshop will be held at 3 p.m.
For more information, the complete schedule or to register for any of these workshops, visit http://www.library.vcu.edu/events/rday/rday_agenda.html