Eugene Garfield (1925-2017). Innovator of citation indices and the Impact Factor

Eugene Garfield, chemist, librarian, and informationist, passed away on February 26th. Garfield invented the Science Citation Index, initially compiled in multiple massive volumes which in the digital world, evolved into the Web of Science.  The sometimes controversial Impact Factor is an innovation of Garfield’s as well, first writing about it in a 1955 Science article .

In the 1940’s, Garfield attended CU Boulder as a chemical engineering student but with the interruption of the war, he finished at Columbia University with a chemistry B.S.  He went on to work at the Welch Medical Library at Johns Hopkins where he contributed to a project that led to the development of MeSH.

For more on Eugene Garfield’s life and career see:

Student Staff Bio: Tori Snell

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Tori is a Physical Therapy student here at CU Anschutz who will be graduating soon! She’s been working with us for over two years and has just come back from her rotation to spend time at the desk again. Tori’s hobbies include music, nutrition, and exercise. Her favoritie part of working at the Health Sciences Library is, “hanging out with the wonderful staff and participating in the consumption of free left-overs!”

Student Staff Bio: Tyler B. Matlock

Tyler_HeadshotThis week we are featuring Tyler B. Matlock, one of our most senior student workers. Tyler is in the Anatomy program here at CU Anschutz and enjoys sewing, action sports, and 3D Modeling. His favorite part of working at the library is being able to help students find the resources they need for a particular class and helping with some on the fly tutoring at the desk if students are having trouble in a particular subject.

New e-books

Check out our latest e-books! You can find them on the e-books page or on the R2 site.

tactics CRITICAL THINKING TACTICS FOR NURSES: Achieving the IOM Competencies

DNP DNP EDUCATION, PRACTICE, AND POLICY: Redesiging Advanced Practice Roles for the 21st Century
florence Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing and Notes on Nursing for the Labouring Classes : Commemorative Edition with Historical Commentary

 

Medical Reference Materials

The Medical Reference Materials Page of the Online Reference Resource guide has many useful databases and web pages that you may not know about. From general topics lice biology to a section on communicable diseases, as well as sections for all of the systems of the body, there is help on this page for your medical questions. Each of the entries has a link to the resource as well as a short description of what type of information you can find in that resource.

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The quick selection on the side will let you see what sections are available and quickly jump to the section you need. Some of the more useful resources on this page include

  • Lippincott’s Video Series: Nursing Procedures 2009Step by step guidance for nursing procedures that are performed in realistic clinical settings. Each video reviews key points, shows the procedures, and provides procedure modification for unexpected situations.
  • New England Journal of Medicine: Videos in Clinical MedicineA collection of instructional videos that guide clinical health care professionals through the steps, different approaches, and techniques involved in a variety of procedures. Videos are supplemented by reference materials, cited articles, and written overviews of the video.

This page is a good resource for reference and research questions, but it also contains information on grant and funding resources. If what you are looking for is specifically funding information the Online Reference Resource guide does have a page dedicated just to grants and funding as well as links to the financial aid and scholarship resource office.

Getting full text through Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a great resource for a lot of things — however, at first glance, it might not seem like it’s very easy to get access to the full text of most articles.

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But did you know that you can have Google Scholar provide you with the same Article Linker button that you click to access full text in other databases like PubMed? Which means you can easily access all of our subscription articles — right from Google Scholar?!

It’s super easy. You just have to turn this function on. (It’s best if you’re signed into your Google account in your web browser, so that your browser remembers this setting every time you open it. Cookies must also be enabled on your browser in order for this to work.)

Go to scholar.google.com. Click the “settings” button at the top of the page.

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Click the “library links” button.

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Type “anschutz” into the search bar, then click the search button. Our library should come up. Click the checkbox, and then click save. (Leave the “WorldCat” option checked too).

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That’s it! You’re done! Now when you search in Google Scholar, the results page should look like this:

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You can click those “Full Text @ CU Anschutz” buttons to check and see if we have a subscription that gives us access to the full text of the article. When you’re off campus and you click those buttons, you should be prompted to log in using your CU Anschutz (PassportID) credentials in order to access full text.

If we don’t have an article you want, feel free to request it through Interlibrary Loan.

Remember, if you’re having trouble, please don’t hesitate to ask us for help!

 

Student Staff Bio: Katee Wensinger

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Continuing the series of Student Staff Bios, we have the fabulous Katee Wensinger! Katee is brand new to the library and is learning fast. She likes to hike in the Summer, ski in the Winter, play outside with her dog Bella and explore Denver’s downtown with her boyfriend. Her favorite part of working at the Health Sciences library so far is getting to know more about the services the Health Sciences Library offers. “There are so many cool services that I never knew about, but will definitely take advantage of now.”