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    The NIH Public Access Policy and My Bibliography Posted Friday, July 9, 2010, 3:49 pm
    Effective July 23, 2010, PD/PIs will be unable to enter citations manually into eRA Commons and must use My NCBI's "My Bibliography" tool to manage their professional bibliographies. For more information on how investigators should handle the upcoming changes, see NOT-OD-10-103 (

    My NCBI, which is part of, is now linked to the eRA Commons so that you can easily and accurately update your citations as part of the NIH Public Access Policy requirements.

    * Go to My NCBI at
    * Login using your My NCBI, NIH, eRA.
    * You can link your preferred account to an existing My NCBI account or create a new account. If you have used some of the PubMed features, you may already have a My NCBI account.
    For detailed instructions on how to link your other accounts to My NCBI, please visit

    This new citation tool also allows you to check the compliance status of your papers in My Bibliography. The status can range from NOT APPLICABLE (not subject to the NIH policy) to IN PROCESS AT HIHMS to NON-COMPLAINT. Papers are also color coded with RED (citation needs attention), YELLOW (in process), and GREEN (everything is completed). More details are available at

    Reminder: You need to make sure your manuscript is submitted to the NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMSS) right away or at least within three months of publication by you, a co-author, a third party in your office, or by the journal. You only need to submit peer-reviewed journal articles that have resulted from NIH funded research AND that were accepted for publication on or after April 7, 2008.

    Online training that includes a video on using My Bibliography (under Webcasts) is available at

    An article with screen prints is available at
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    July is UV Safety Month Posted Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 4:18 pm
    We all know the importance of using sunscreen to protect our skin from the sun's harmful rays, but what about protection for our eyes?  July is UV Safety Month, and, Eye M.D.s across the nation are urging Americans to protect their eyes and their children's eyes by wearing sunglasses and wide-brimmed hats.

    For more information on this topic visit the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives web site.
  • E-Resources
    Finding Peer Reviewed Journals Posted Friday, June 25, 2010, 11:05 am
    It is now easier to determine whether a journal is peer-reviewed or not. The Library of the Health Sciences recently gained access to Ulrichs Web, a global serials directory. To access, enter Ulrichs into the Resources box on Once you have established access to the database, search for the title of journal and look in the left column to verify the status. If a small, striped shirt that looks like those worn by a referee appears, the journal is peer reviewed. The database does only allow one user at a time, so please log out when finished.
  • New Science/Engineering Database Posted Friday, June 18, 2010, 4:51 pm
    The Library of the Health Sciences has added a scientific and technical literature database. Subjects indexed into Inspec include physics, electrical and electronic engineering, communications, computer science, control engineering, information technology, and manufacturing and mechanical engineering.  To access Inspec search the Resources box on
  • Other
    Health Spending vs Results Posted Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 3:18 pm
    Sunday's New York Times Business Section contained a graphic feature on various metrics and performance indicators titled, "Health Spending vs. Results."  The graphic can be viewed at
  • E-Resources
    Crude Oil Spills & Human Health Posted Monday, June 7, 2010, 1:08 pm
    Crude Oil Spills & Human Health
  • Job Posting: Reference Librarian Posted Monday, May 17, 2010, 3:23 pm
    The Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences at the University of North Dakota's School of Medicine and Health Sciences is recruiting for an entry level position of Reference Librarian. This person is responsible for providing reference services to on and off-campus clientele; participating in the user education program; producing instructional guides in both electronic and print format; assisting with the development and management of the reference collection; assisting in the collection and reporting of user and service statistics; serving as liaison to faculty in specific departments; and being professionally active.

    Please see the full position announcement for details.

    Submit resume and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to:  Human Resources, University of North Dakota, Twamley Hall Room 313, 264 Centennial Drive Stop 8010, Grand Forks, ND 58202-8010.  Refer to position no. 10-277.  For full application procedures, visit

    Applications received by June 15, 2010, will receive first consideration.
  • E-Resources
    MCAT practice exams Posted Friday, May 7, 2010, 10:24 am
    Students studying for the MCAT exam have access to practice exams through the Learning Express resource. To access these exams
    1. Enter Learning Express into the Resources search box on the Library of the Health Sciences home page.
    2. Select the green link from ODIN Databases underneath the Learning Express title
    3. Click on College Students in the left hand column that will lead you to a menu where Graduate School Entrance Exams Preparation is the fifth selection.
    4. Click the arrow for a drop down menu where you can select MCAT practice exams.
    This database does require you to create an account for the sole purpose of sending you the scores from the exams.
  • E-Resources
    Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy Posted Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 1:47 pm
    An online version of The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy is freely available for use on the web through the Merck Manuals Online Medical Library.  It is part of a set of manuals that also includes The Merck Manual of Health and Aging, The Merck Manual of Geriatrics and The Merck Manual--Home (a manual intended for use by patients and caregivers).  According to the web site, The Online Medical Library is updated periodically and contains photographs, audio and video material not present in the print versions.
  • Training
    PubMed: Customize Results Posted Friday, March 26, 2010, 10:58 am
    You may now customize the way in which your PubMed search results are displayed. The customization includes being able to view article abstracts rather than the current citation only format, change the number of items viewed per page, and how the results are sorted. (Currently, the articles most recently added to the databases are shown first. This does not insure the most recently published articles are first; rather the newest articles indexed into the database are at the beginning.)

    To customize your results, sign in to My NCBI, click on Preferences in the left side menu. A new screen will open with two sections titled Common Preferences and PubMed Preferences. Select Results Display Settings, the last selection under PubMed Preferences.  Using the buttons, you can then select how you would like the results displayed and click Save. Following this process, each time you log in to My NCBI, your results will display as you have selected them to appear.

    If you would like assistance in setting your preferences, please stop by the Library of the Health Sciences Reference Desk.
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