Archive for the ‘Scholarly Communication’ Category
We have set up institutional access to two new apps designed to help health sciences professionals manage information.
- Personalize medical news and research
- Access full text articles anywhere from over 500 journals, twitter feeds, and news sources.
- Share, discuss, and save your articles
Download the app (currently optimized only for iPhone).
- Access medical journals, news and topics in one place
- Stay up to date on medical news, track important topics
- Save articles to read offline
Download the app (currently optimized only for iPad).
For reviews of both products: Krafty Librarian
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a new tool to track compliance of publications that fall under the NIH Public Access Policy. The Public Access Compliance Monitor (PACM) supports the efforts of grantee organizations to ensure their awards are compliant. This tool provides detailed information about each article and allows institutions to track the status of deposited papers. For information regarding access to the PACM, please visit http://ow.ly/gOgZ9.
Dana Abbey, MLS
Open access means “immediate, free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software or use them for any other lawful purpose.” -The Budapest Open Access Initiative
Benefits of open access include:
- accelerated research
- increased research impact
-The Association of Research Libraries
Open access resources at the Health Sciences Library include:
- Digital Collections of Colorado (the library’s digital repository)
- AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
- Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database (ETOH)
- APA FAQ: Finding Information about Psychological Tests
- Biomaterials Properties Tables (from U. Mich. HSL)
- BioMed Central (BMC)
- CCTSI Informatics Seminar Series Calendar & Video Archive
- ChemID Plus
- Chemistry Central
- Cleveland Clinic Disease Management Project
- Clinical Practice Guidelines from the CMA Infobase
- Colorado Health Data
- DIRLINE, Directory of Health Information Resources Online
- eMedicine World Medical Library
- FPIN Resource Database
- Free Patents Online
- Genetics Home Reference
- Global Library of Women’s Medicine
- Google Patent Search
- HSRProj, Health Services Research Project
- HSRR (Health Services and Sciences Research Resources)
- HSTAT, Health Services/Technology Assessment Text
- MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary
- Medspeak Terms (Medical Library Association)
- Molecular Biology search
- Mouse Genome Informatics (MGI)
- National Center for Health Statistics
- Quick Health Data Online
- Springer Open
Also see the Directory of Open Access Journals
FROM: Bruce Evans, MD, Chair, Adler MSA Award Committee
It is my pleasure to remind you of the availability of a new scholarship fund, The Adler Mentored Scholarly Activity Award for Improving the Health of Patient and Communities (Adler MSA Award).
Stipends will be awarded for scholarly projects that will focus on improved health of patients or the community, overcome health disparities, and which contribute to our understanding of health and medicine. The award will be based on the current Mentored Scholarly Activity model, research fellowships will be made for research and scholarly activities in the following areas:
• Clinical Science
• Epidemiology and Public Health
• Humanities, Social Sciences and Medical Education
Projects that are in the area of Basic Biomedical Science will not be considered.
The award includes:
Up to 6 week MSA project internship ($500/week through financial aid office)
Reasonable costs associated with completing the proposed project
Applications will be two to three pages describing the medical research project and must include:
1. A specific question to be addressed
2. A detailed scholarly proposal, including background, methods, and analysis
3. A timeline for project completion
4. A budget (only if requesting support for project expenses)
5. A means of evaluation
6. A plan to disseminate scholarly results
7. A letter of support from the faculty mentor
8. A plan to address any additional Mentored Scholarly Activity or School of Medicine requirements.
Successful applications will include a strong involvement by community members as evidenced by letters of support, history of work with the applicant or detailed plans for engaging the community. Applications must include: a support letter from a faculty sponsor, and should comment on plans for dissemination of the research results, outcomes and evaluation both within the institution and to the broader community.
The application process is open now. The deadline for application submission is March 21st, 2011. Applications should be delivered to Terri Wood, Office of Student Affairs, Room 5312 ED2North. If you have any questions, Dr. Maureen Garrity, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, will be happy to answer them.