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TRI University Challenge! Informational Webinar, March 6 at Noon

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program is excited to introduce the TRI University Challenge! The EPA is challenging the academic community to find innovative and creative ways to use TRI data to promote more informed decision-making and action on the part of communities, manufacturers, and government.

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ORCID: A Unique Identifier for Researchers

ORCID is a free tool that allows you to gather together the outputs of your research under one unique identifier. It will give you the ability to make sure that the articles, data sets, etc. that you published are the ones attributed you, and are linked together. “ORCID aims to solve the name ambiguity problem […]

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Trial of Data Citation Index

Thomson Reuters is developing a new database, called Data Citation Index, that will allow researchers to search for data sets across many subject-based data repositories. Data Citation Index currently includes about 70 of the 500+ data repositories that exist worldwide. We recently started a month-long trial of Data Citation Index and we want to know […]

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The Research Lifecycle: Partnering for Success

Please join us for a forum on the challenges and potential of data-intensive science. Enjoy the opportunity to learn about new resources for collaboration, discovery, data sharing and data management and participate in discussions about how these resources can add value to your research community. This forum features a keynote address by Victoria Stodden entitled, […]

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Eccles Express: 30-minute workshops

Eccles Health Sciences Library is excited to pilot a new series of short, drop-in workshops. These 30-minute sessions will provide an introduction to the topic and present steps for getting started that you can put to use right away. Bring your laptop to follow along as we demonstrate and provide assistance with these tools. The […]

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Library Adds uCentral and Unbound MEDLINE with Grapherence

In August 2012 the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library initiated a site license for Unbound Medicine’s uCentral. uCentral brings together clinical references and journal literature where you need it – on your smartphone, tablet, and on the web.

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New open access journal, PeerJ

“PeerJ is an Open Access, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal. Initially, it will be publishing Research Articles in the Biological and Medical Sciences. It will aim for rapid decision making and will publish articles as soon as they are ready… PeerJ operates a ‘Lifetime Membership’ model. Unlike many Open Access publications which charge authors per publication, PeerJ […]

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Low health literacy may predict likelihood of being uninsured

Low health literacy may predict likelihood of being uninsured, even when employed full-time with health insurance benefits. Knowing this poses significant challenges for policy makers and librarians alike as we move to implement the Affordable Care Act.

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Researchers and information literacy

Discussion of the SCONUL 7 Pillars of Information literacy as applied to research, and how the research process would benefit from librarian input at the beginning, prior to gathering information.

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Home visitation, depression and health literacy

Depressed parents’ health literacy skills can improve through home visitation per a recent study using open access public data.

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