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Monthly Archives: March 2010

New study shows one-third of Americans use library computers

A recently-released study by the Bill and Melida Gates Foundation showed that one-third of Americans age 14 and older “use public library computers to look for jobs, connect with friends, do their homework and improve their lives.” The study is nicely summarized in an Associated Press article, and comes at a time when libraries are […]

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Faculty presentations at NANOS

Nancy Lombardo, Information Technology Librarian, presented the Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL at the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS) 2010 meeting in Tucson in March. Three separate presentations were made to various NANOS membership groups. An overview of progress on the project during the last year was presented to the NANOS Executive Board on Saturday, […]

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Tips for using Gmail

Gmail users: do you find that your Inbox is over-full all the time? The Librarian in Black blog recently posted a link to “10 Steps to a Gmail Makeover” by Lisa Thumann. The tips include color-coding and archiving messages, using Gmail’s filtering feature, and being decisive about deleting messages that are no longer needed (do […]

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March Topic du Jour

At the EHSL monthly “Topic du Jour” presentation today Kathleen Amos, our NLM Fellow, led a discussion about “Retraction of Biomedical Literature as Indexed in MEDLINE.” Here is a brief summary of her interesting presentation’s content: “Over the past few years, the retraction of biomedical literature indexed in MEDLINE has been increasing. An exploratory study […]

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Customize your PubMed search results

As of yesterday (3/16/10), users of PubMed have more options for customizing the display of their search results using MyNCBI. According to an editor’s note added to the March 12, 2010 technical bulletin: The current default in PubMed displays multiple items in the Summary format, 20 per page, and sorted by items recently added at […]

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New workshop: Word 2008 for Mac

Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac is a word-processing application that can be used to create complex, graphics-rich documents easily and quickly. In this workshop, some of the most-frequently used basic features of Word such as editing and formatting text, using templates, working with pictures and other graphic elements, formatting pages and documents will be covered. […]

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Using LibGuides to promote information literacy in Medicine

Karen Neves, a Canadian reference librarian, has a challenging task: to promote library resources to a medical faculty that is spread over three provinces. As she explains in a recent blog post, her library “has struggled a bit to gain a toe hold in information literacy” with the faculty they serve. She decided to try […]

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March LIFT Forum cancelled

The LIFT Forum for March has been canceled. The April 2010 LIFT Forum will be on the topic of “UU’s Web Accessibility Policy,” presented by Scott McAward, Director, Disability Services. When: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Time: 12:05 – 1:00 pm. Where: HSEB 3515B See you then!

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Need more study space?

Beginning Friday, March 5, 2010 at 8 am, medical students have alternative study space located in the old hospital cafeteria on level A of the School of Medicine. The study space: is temporary until the library building re-opens. has about 12 carrels and wireless networking via UConnect and UGuest. Offers 24/7 access but is not […]

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