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Found a study you want to share on Twitter, Facebook or Google+? Use PubMed’s new social media sharing links! Simply search, find a result worth a share, then look for the sharing links below the abstract.
Need some assistance learning to share via social media? Schedule a consultation with the Library’s Ask Us service and meet with a librarian!
[Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]
Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. The analytics for the 2014 version of Scholar Metrics is now available. This release is based on citations from all articles that were indexed in Google Scholar as of mid-June 2013 and covers articles published in 2009–2013. Data for top Medical Journals and subcategories by specialty are included.
Scholar Metrics include journal articles from websites that follow inclusion guidelines, selected conference articles in Computer Science & Electrical Engineering and preprints from arXiv, SSRN, NBER, and RePEc. As in previous releases, publications with fewer than 100 articles in the covered period, or publications that received no citations are not included.
[Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]
Filed under: Appendix Newsletter | Tags: June Appendix, Paul Blomquist, Retirement, Retirement Party
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Paul Blomquist majored in math and chemistry at Sterling College. During his education, he was allowed to take Acting electives as well, following his other great interest. This led to theater and film acting off-and-on for 25 years, in addition to more “mundane” library work. In his early twenties, Paul took a vocational test that said he ought to be a librarian: 38 years in the field later, he knows it was just meant to be! He obtained his master’s at Emporia State University.
Paul spent 19 years in the Denver Public Library system, primarily downtown, though he did move from branch to branch for more varied experiences. He served in Reference, specializing in science-related resources. This allowed him to assist in Geology and Engineering lit searches. He then moved to the University of Colorado’s Medical Library (initially Denison, now Anschutz Medical Campus Library), where he’s spent the last 19 years. In the 1990s, he obtained an Accounting degree in business resources, expanding his repertoire. Between public and academic libraries, he says he prefers HSL, with more subject specialty; he finds it to be more fun and interesting.
Late this spring, Paul moved to the Capitol Hill area of central Denver, close to where he grew up. He says it’s a nice place to walk. Walking is one of his favorite past-times, especially in such incredible places as Florence, Italy and Paris, France! He sees quite a bit more leisurely strolling in his future: first around Georgetown University where his daughter is attending school, and then around Prague. Other retirement activities should include spending quality time with his family/daughters, traveling to other exotic locales, and reading, perhaps a bit of Dostoyevsky or Thomas Mann. There might even be a bit of stage work to keep things interesting!
Farewell, Paul, and we wish you well in your retirement!
We have a new database for global and public health: Global Health through CABI.
About: Global Health focuses on public health research and practice. Topics include:
- Biomedical life sciences
- Chronic diseases
- Diagnosis and therapy of disease
- Environmental and occupational health
- Epidemiology and biostatistics
- Health promotion
- Health systems
- Infectious diseases and parasitology
- Nutrition and food sciences
- Public Health
- Public Health Emergencies
- Tropical and international health.
Global Health Archive offers over 800,000 records on public health from out-of-print journals dating back to 1910.
Look for Global Health on the library’s database page.
The Drs. Henry and Janet Claman Medical Humanities Collection has added graphic novels focusing on personal narratives of illness. The graphic novel (sometimes referred to as comics) gained new respect by taking on serious themes and important social issues in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Graphic novels are now part of most library collections and recognized as a powerful medium of entertainment and artistic expression. In September 2001, graphic artist Art Speigelman’s powerful New Yorker cover became one of the representative images of the event. Graphic novels have more recently been recognized as an effective way to communicate and broaden understanding of the experience of illness.
The following graphic novels were recently added to the collection:
Couch fiction : a graphic tale of psychotherapy / story, Philippa Perry ; art, Junko Graat
HSL Medical Humanities/3rd Floor WM 420 P464c 2010
Psychiatric tales : eleven graphic stories about mental illness / Darryl Cunningham.
HSL Medical Humanities/3rd Floor WM 140 C973p 2011
Hyperbole and a half : unfortunate situations, flawed coping mechanisms, mayhem, and other things things that happened
HSL Medical Humanities/3rd Floor WM 171.5 B874h 2013
Bitter medicine : a graphic memoir of mental illness / Clem Martini and Olivier Martini.
HSL Medical Humanities/3rd Floor WM 203 M386b 2010
Swallow me whole / Nate Powell.
HSL Medical Humanities/3rd Floor WM 203 P885s 2008
Marbles : mania, depression, Michelangelo, and me : a graphic memoir / by Ellen Forney.
HSL Medical Humanities/3rd Floor WM 207 F727m 2012
Epileptic / David B. HSL Medical Humanities/3rd Floor WL 385 B1113a 2005t
Can’t we talk about something more pleasant? / Roz Chast.
HSL Medical Humanities/3rd Floor WT 120 C489c 2014
These graphic novels join prior acquisitions:
View a few pages of this graphic novel.
(Roll over the image and click the play button that appears in the center of the image.)
[Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]
The Health Sciences Library has purchased a small number of licenses of the full version of Atlas TI software. This software, used in qualitative research, is designed to detect patterns in textual data. Atlas TI can be useful for finding trends and repeated themes which may be gathered from interviews or focus groups.
To access Atlas TI, simply visit the library’s Information Commons, and make sure you select the Win7-SPSS-Office2013 option when you log on.
We continue to offer the free trial version of Atlas TI on our other workstation options in the library. The free trial version is great for learning the software, but has a limited database size and limited number of documents.
The Health Sciences Library will be displaying the Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries exhibit June 9 – July 19, 2014. This traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine looks at the African American men and women who served as surgeons and nurses during the Civil War and how their service as medical providers challenged the prescribed notions of race and gender.
Please join us for an Opening Event on Friday, June 13, 2014 at Noon in the Reading Room of the Health Sciences Library. Terri L. S. Gentry, a Volunteer Docent at the Black American West Museum will presenting African American Healers in the West. Ms. Gentry will discuss the history of mid-wives, nurses, physicians and other practitioners across the western United States.
This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health with research assistance from the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
At the turn of the twentieth century, Pueblo-based Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, the employer in the labor dispute that culminated in the Ludlow Massacre on April 20, 1914, operated a small empire in Colorado with company towns and camps, and its own healthcare system. In 1902, the company replaced its twenty-year-old hospital with a new and larger facility, employing the medical, scientific, and technological advances of the new century. The Medical Department’s annual report described it as “the most perfect in the world.”
Some examples of the changes illustrated in issues of Hospital Report of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company from the Health Sciences Library’s collections is featured in the exhibit case on the 3rd floor, between the elevator and the Special Collections Room.
[Emily Epstein, Cataloging Librarian]