Library News - 2004
|PubMed Reaches a Major Milestone
Adds 15 Millionth Journal Citation
NLM's online retrieval service for citations for biomedical
articles back to the 1950s, just reasserted its claim to the
title "the world's largest biomedical database" by climbing
to 15 million references. This milestone occurred August 11,
2004. The landmark citation was:
Zheng Y, Zhou ZM, Yin LL, Li JM, Sha JH.
citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals.
Free online access to this resource was announced in 1997, when
the database stood at approximately 9 million citations. More
than 2.2 million searches of PubMed
are conducted each day.
Molecular cloning and characterization of a novel splicing variant
Acta Pharmacol Sin. 2004 Aug;25(8):1058-64.
PMID: 15301740 [PubMed - in process]
Nature E-Journals Access
Thanks to funding from the South Carolina Biomedical Research Infrastructure
Network (SC BRIN) grant project, the University of South
Carolina has enjoyed access for the past two years to the following
e-journals from Nature Publishing.
The SC BRIN grant funding of these e-journals ended on August
31, 2004. After reviewing the use statistics for each of these
titles, obtaining quotes from Nature Publishing to renew the titles,
and working with Thomas Cooper Library on cost sharing, the Library's
Collection Development Committee has determined that online access
to Nature, Nature Genetics, Nature Medicine,
and Nature Neuroscience will continue. Access to the
other titles will cease.
- Nature Biotechnology
- Nature Cell Biology
- Nature Genetics
- Nature Immunology
- Nature Medicine
- Nature Neuroscience
- Nature Reviews Cancer
- Nature Reviews Genetics
- Nature Reviews Immunology
- Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology
- Nature Reviews Neuroscience
The Library will retain the print
version of Nature but not renew the print versions
of Nature Genetics, Nature Immunology, Nature
Medicine, Nature Neuroscience, Nature Reviews
Genetics, Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology,
and Nature Reviews Neuroscience in 2005. The cancellation
of these print titles allows the Library to have sufficient
funding to retain online access to Nature, Nature
Genetics, Nature Medicine, and Nature Neuroscience,
the most heavily used e-journals.
New E-Textbooks Available!
Over forty electronic textbooks have been added to the Library's
"E-Textbooks" page. Most of these
are medical and health-related textbooks available for free
viewing on the web. They can be accessed directly through the
E-Textbooks page or through SCarlit, the Library's online
Library Classes Fall Schedule Now Available
The Library offers several free classes on how to search PubMed,
Ovid, Web of Knowledge, Science Direct, evidence-based medicine
resources and consumer health web sites as well as classes on
PowerPoint and Reference Manager, a citation management software
package. Classes are one session, and usually last about an
hour. To register you need only call or email the listed contact
by 4:00 p.m. the day before the class is offered. Consult the
fall schedule for dates and times.
APS Legacy Content
The USC University Libraries recently purchased the American
Physiological Society (APS) Journal Legacy Content package that
provides perpetual access to the online content from all APS
journals from 1898 to 1996-1998, depending on the journal. This
content goes back to the first issue of each of the APS journals-including
APS's first journal in 1898, the American Journal of Physiology.
This legacy content can be viewed as completely searchable scanned
images of the printed pages.
All content between 1966 and 1998 is now available online.
The final stage (to be completed by year-end 2004) is now in
the process of putting all content from 1965 back to 1898 online.
These are the APS journals affected by this purchase. Use the
School of Medicine Library's E-Journals
page to access the journals.
- Journal of Applied Physiology
- Journal of Neurophysiology
- American Journal of Physiology (AJP)
- AJP - Cell Physiology
- AJP - Endocrinology and Metabolism
- AJP - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
- AJP - Heart and Circulatory Physiology
- AJP - Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
- AJP - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
- AJP - Renal Physiology
- Advances in Physiology Education
- Physiological Reviews
- Physiology (formerly News in Physiological Sciences)
New Combined USC-SOM E-Journal
In order to serve our patrons more effectively, the School
of Medicine E-Journals page is now a combination of all e-journals
available through Thomas Cooper Library, as well as titles subscribed
to only by our library. This allows "one stop shopping" searching
online journal access for titles available to USC Columbia.
The best way to search is still by title or keyword, instead
of using the Alphabetical lists, which are now naturally longer
than before. The combination page is as up-to-date as possible,
as it is created each time it is accessed by combining the two
If you do wish to access just the School of Medicine's list,
you can return to our previous TDNet page by clicking on the
hotlink on the right: "USC TDnet Main Site," or use the pulldown
menu "All" which will show links to separate Thomas Cooper Library
and School of Medicine Pages.
Please contact Felicia Yeh with questions or comments. 733-3355.
2005 Journal Subscription Cancellations
The Library is anticipating a 10% increase in journal prices
for the 2005 subscription year and a reduced budget in FY 2004-2005.
In spite of reduced budgets in FY 2003-2004 and FY 2002-2003,
the Library managed to avoid canceling large numbers of journals
due to significant one-time cost savings realized through the
cancellation of print journals and elimination of duplication
with Thomas Cooper Library, savings realized through consortial
purchasing with other academic libraries in South Carolina and
the United States and increased grants and contract revenue.
In the face of constant yearly increases in journal prices and
perhaps yet another budget reduction, the Library can no longer
avoid journal cancellations. We will also be reducing the book
budget, reviewing our database subscriptions, reducing travel,
and minimizing equipment purchases to deal with the budget reduction.
The Library has identified potential candidates for cancellation
using various factors -- journal price, usage, availability
from Thomas Cooper Library either in print or online, and access
to other titles in the same subject area. Another important
factor in making journal cancellation decisions is the input
that the Library receives from School of Medicine faculty, staff,
and students. We seek your assistance in reviewing these titles
and welcome your feedback and comments.
The Library will provide complimentary interlibrary loan (ILL)
service for articles requested from cancelled journal titles.
Please keep in mind that our new ILL Express service
can provide you with electronic delivery of articles in PDF
format to your desktop.
We would appreciate it if you would please review the list
of proposed journal title cancellations in the School of Medicine Library Journal Cancellation Survey.
You may also e-mail or call Felicia Yeh, Assistant Director
for Serials, firstname.lastname@example.org,
733-3355. We would like to have your responses by June 15. Thank
BioMed Central Membership Sponsored
by School of Medicine Library
The School of Medicine Library is sponsoring the first year
of the University of South Carolina institutional membership
in BioMed Central, the open-access online publishing house,
http://www.biomedcentral.com. This is
great news for all of our life science and medical researchers
for a number of reasons.
BioMed Central (http://www.biomedcentral.com)
is an independent online publishing house committed to providing
immediate free access to the peer-reviewed biological and medical
research it publishes. This commitment is based on the view
that open access to research is essential to the rapid and efficient
communication of science. In addition to open-access original
research, BioMed Central also publishes reviews and other subscription-based
BioMed Central is committed to its policy of providing free,
full-text access to all original research papers published in
any of its 80+ online journals covering all areas of biology
and medicine. New BioMed Central journals are becoming available
every month. A list of all these journals is available at: http://www.biomedcentral.com/libraries/oajournals.asp
Publishing with BioMed Central has a number of advantages,
BioMed Central normally covers the costs of publishing by levying
a processing charge of $500 for each article published. Among
other benefits, Institutional Membership qualifies all researchers
at the University to receive an article-processing charge waiver.
- Free access: no subscription charges or registration barriers
for access to original full-text research articles.
- Authors retain copyright of their work, and are free to
put it on a publicly accessible server or on any other site
- Rapid peer review and publication: all papers are peer reviewed
rapidly and efficiently due to an online system for submission,
peer reviewing, and publication.
- High visibility: publishing with BioMed Central gives your
paper access to a worldwide biomedical readership. Authors
can view their article's access statistics online and see
how wide a readership it is attracting.
- Articles are immediately indexed in PubMed, archived in
PubMed Central, and also deposited in such online databases
as CrossRef, CAS, BIOSIS and ISI, to enable direct linking
when they are cited in other journals.
BioMed Central has also created an institutional member's page
just for University of South Carolina authors where titles of
any research papers published in BioMed Central's journals that
have originated at the University can be listed. Please see
New E-journal System
Starting October 15th, SOM E-Journals will switch to TDNet,
the system now used by the entire USC System. The link is still
E-Journals in the upper left hand corner
of our homepage. For details,
click here to link to our Communications Newsletter
article. Please call (733-3355) or e-mail Felicia Yeh (email@example.com)
with questions you may have.
Reading Between the Lines:
Focusing on Health Information Literacy
The USC School of Medicine Library and the USC School of Library
and Information Science are hosting a teleconference on Wednesday,
September 10, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm in Davis College, room 209.
Reading Between the Lines: Focusing on Health Information
Literacy is an MLA-sponsored Satellite Teleconference.
Find the agenda, goals, speakers and more at www.mlanet.org/education/. Participation
is free but registration is required. For more information,
please contact Kasey Albert at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 803-733-3360.
Current Research @ University
of South Carolina
Citations and abstracts of dissertations and theses submitted
by USC and published in UMI's Dissertation Abstracts database
are now available by searching "Current Research@University
of South Carolina" on our databases
page. Current Research@ is UMI's digital library of dissertations
and theses and is a free service available to any institution
that publishes its dissertations and/or theses with UMI. For
dissertations and theses published since 1996, USC faculty,
staff and students can view a 24-page preview and download the
full text. By clicking on "About Current Research@" you can
link to a gateway to other institutions that will allow you
to search their dissertations and theses and view the 24 page
preview for those published since 1996.
Low-Use Continuations Cancelled
With the approval of the School of Medicine's Library Committee,
the Library has cancelled the standing orders of a number of
Continuations titles. Use statistics for the past three years
were compiled for each series title, and those reflecting very
high cost per use were selected for cancellation. Below is the
list of titles cancelled. Note: All Year Books are available
electronically through MD Consult.
- Advances in Applied Microbiology
- Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry & Biochemistry
- Advances in Clinical Chemistry
- Advances in Enzymology & Related Areas of Molecular
- Advances in Food & Nutrition Research
- Advances in Parasitology
- Advances in Pharmacology
- Advances in Surgery
- Advances in Virus Research
- Antibiotics & Chemotherapy
- Educational Media & Technology Yearbook
- Gann Monographs on Cancer Research
- International Review of Cytology
- Program and Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical
- Progress in Medicinal Chemistry
- Vitamins and Hormones
- Year Book of Anesthesiology & Pain Management
- Year Book of Cardiology
- Year Book of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
- Year Book of Diagnostic Radiology
- Year Book of Endocrinology
- Year Book of Medicine
- Year Book of Neurology & Neurosurgery
- Year Book of Nuclear Medicine
- Year Book of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health
- Year Book of Oncology
- Year Book of Ophthalmology
- Year Book of Orthopedics
- Year Book of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
- Year Book of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
- Year Book of Pediatrics
- Year Book of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery
- Year Book of Psychiatry & Applied Mental Health
- Year Book of Surgery
- Year Book of Urology
The training schedule
of the School of Medicine Library
Communications, the newsletter
of the Library.
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- Fall 2006
- Spring 2006
- November 2005
- April 2005
- October 2004
- May 2004
- October 2003
- May 2003
- January 2003
- Summer 2002
- May 2002
- January 2002
- October 2001
- March 2001
- January 2001
- Summer 2000
- Spring 2000
- Winter 2000
- Winter 1999 and its Electronic Journals Insert
- Special Summer Edition 1999
- February, 1999
- Spring, 1998
- Fall, 1997
- Spring, 1997
- December, 1996
- Summer, 1996
- Spring, 1996
- Winter, 1995
- August, 1995
- April, 1995
New Book List
One of the enhancements of our new online system,
SCarlit, is a constantly-updated list of books added to the
Library's collection. To access this list, go to the SCarlit
main page, http://muscls.musc.edu/ftlist
and click on the "New Books" link.