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:

New HSL Chromebooks Named After Faculty ‘Rising Stars’

We now have two Chromebooks available for checkout by students (5 days) as well as faculty and staff (4 hours). Both have been named after faculty here at CU Anschutz who have been recognized as “Rising Stars” by the Department of Medicine, Dr. José Castillo-Mancilla and Dr. Kathleen Suddarth. These distinguished faculty members, still in the beginning of their careers, have both already contributed greatly to their fields. See the full article about their recognition here.

The library has added these two Chromebooks in order to expand available options for students who wish to check out laptops. Sometimes students are looking for something lighter than the laptop they have to carry around campus for a few days, sometimes the laptop they have at home has completely crashed and they need to have a way to work on their assignments while it’s being fixed. 

Another reason students check out our laptops is to try out different models they’re thinking of buying. Mike Campbell of the library IT department is a pro at helping folks decide which laptop — of the many options on the market — is the best fit for them. AcerChromebook14-CB3-431-Gold-sku-main-e1471100473570

 Quick points about our new Chromebooks:

  • Do they have Microsoft office?
    • No, they don’t have any desktop software
  • Do they work with Proctorio?
    • Yes, they do
  • Why are they gold?
    • Because it’s pretty

Come check them out and celebrate some of CU Anschutz’s Rising Stars!

 

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!”

New Books List

3rd floor Special Collections
Stauss-Wisneski Indigenous and Integrative Medicine Collection

Australian native plants : cultivation and uses in the health and food industries
Comprehensive compendium of supraclavicular disorders in Ayurveda = Sampūrṇa saṅkalita śālākyatantra vijñāna
Ethno-medicine for traditional health care
Highly traded medicinal and aromatic plants of North East India
Medicinal plants policy and regulations for India : within the framework of participatory forest management
Mosby’s complementary & alternative medicine : a research-based approach
NFI : National formulary of India
Secrets of aboriginal healing : a physicist’s journey with a remote Australian tribe
Surviving when modern medicine fails : a definitive guide to essential oils that could save your life during a crisis
Tanaina plantlore, Dena’ina k’et’una : an ethnobotany of the Dena’ina Indians of southcentral Alaska
A Thai herbal : traditional recipes for health and harmony
Traditional Medicine and Globalization : the Future of Ancient Systems of Medicine

Stacks

Biochemistry
Clinical nursing skills & techniquesEmery’s elements of medical genetics
Handbook of clinical psychopharmacology for therapists
Kaplan & Sadock’s concise textbook of clinical psychiatry
Marino’s the ICU book
Nursing diagnosis handbook : an evidence-based guide to planning care

New Books List

3rd floor Special Collections
Medical Humanities

Autobiography of a face
All the light we cannot see : a novel
Death be not proud : a memoir
Doctor Zhivago
The hysterectomy waltz
I shall not hate : a Gaza doctor’s journey on the road to peace and human dignity
Illness : the cry of the flesh
A journey round my skull
Journey to the end of the night
The end of your life book club
Everywhere antennas
Girl in the dark : a novel
Keeper : one house, three generations, and a journey into Alzheimer’s
The little locksmith : a memoir
The magic mountain
The making of Mr. Gray’s anatomy
The medicalization of society: on the transformation of human conditions into treatable disorders
Of love and other demons
Pathologies of the West : an anthropology of mental illness in Europe and America
Pieces of light : how the new science of memory illuminates the stories we tell about our pasts
Rat girl
The royal physician’s visit
Scar tissue
Secrets of women : gender, generation, and the origins of human dissection
Unbearable lightness : a story of loss and gain
Unnatural history : breast cancer and American society
Voluntary madness : my year lost and found in the loony bin
What to read on love, not sex : Freud, fiction, and the articulation of truth in modern psychological science
Wit : a play

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.

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.