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  • E-Resources
    Downtime for Posted Friday, June 22, 2007, 4:00 pm
    NPG will be upgrading key components of the infrastructure
    over the next few weeks.

    1.  At midnight (EST) on Saturday, June 23rd we expect 15-30 minutes
    downtime on and its associated service sites.

    2.  At midnight (EST) on Saturday, July 7th we will be installing two
    new file servers and switching to a new Storage Area Network (SAN).
    Both and its associated service sites will be unavailable
    for approximately 15 minutes.

    This important work will improve access times and site stability.

    We apologize for the inconvenience this will cause.  If you have any
    questions about this maintenance or require more details please
    contact Customer Services.

    Customer Services
    Nature Publishing Group

    Customer Services online:

    The Americas:
    Tel: +1 888 331 6288
  • E-Resources
    Current Contents No Longer Available Campus Wide Posted Thursday, June 21, 2007, 2:56 pm
    Chester Fritz Library and Harley French Library of the Health Sciences will cancel the campus wide electronic subscription to Current Contents effective July 1, 2007.

    The results of a survey distributed to faculty in 18 academic departments, the Medical School, and to researchers in EERC indicated that the resource is under-utilized campus-wide.  The expense of Current Contents prohibits the libraries from funding a subscription to this database in addition to other more widely-utilized electronic resources.

    Specifically the reasons include
    • The results of a survey distributed by the head of collection development in the UND main library to 224 faculty throughout 18 academic departments indicated, at a 10% response rate, a very small number of faculty use or recommend usage of Current Contents.
    • The results of the same survey distributed by the librarian at EERC indicated, at a 10% response rate, little usage of Current Contents among researchers.
    • The same survey was also distributed at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences with similar results.
    • The majority of librarians do not moderately use or promote Current Contents as a resource for students.
    • Changes in publishing patterns and technologies make information previously unique to Current Contents readily available through other venues.

    If you have questions or concerns regarding this cancellation, please contact Judy Rieke, Assistant Director and Collection Management Librarian at or call 777-4129. If you need assistance with using other databases for your research needs, please contact Barb Knight, Head of Public Services at or call 777-3994.  
  • Training
    PubMed Searching Skills Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2007, 3:23 pm
    need updating?   Check out the PubMed Tutorial!  Go to PubMed and click on Tutorials on the Blue Side Bar to update your PubMed skills.  You can also refresh your skills with a PubMed QuickTour.  The QuickTours require only 1 to 4 minutes of time.
  • Library
    All Library Materials Due Now Posted Monday, May 7, 2007, 3:23 pm
    As of today, only students already enrolled in summer courses, faculty and staff may checkout or renew library materials. If you have any questions or concerns please let us know by sending an e-mail message to the Reference Desk or taking a minute to talk to us.
  • Web Site
    Bioethics Information Resources Posted Monday, May 7, 2007, 1:21 pm
    This web site has been developed by the National Library of Medicine to assist in locating a wide range of bioethics information.  The site is designed to be useful for specialists in the field, researchers, clinicians or the general public. Please take a minute to look at this Bioethics Information Resources web page
  • Training
    Learn more about SCOPUS Posted Friday, May 4, 2007, 4:08 pm
    Consider attending online Live Meetings to learn more about SCOPUS .  The following sessions each take about 20 minutes, but can save you hours when doing your searches.

    Using SCOPUS to complete funding & grant applications:
    • Tuesday, May 8,10:30 AM (scopus1may8) and 1:30 PM (scopus2may8)
    • Wednesday, May 16,10:30 AM (scopus1may16) and 1:30 PM (scopus2may16)
    • Thursday, May 24, 10:30 AM (scopus1may24) and 1:30 PM (scopus2may24)
    • Wednesday, June 20,10:30 AM (scopus1june20) and 1:30 PM (scopus2june20)

    Citation Searching in SCOPUS:
    • Thursday, May 17,10:30 AM (37GCK5) and 1:30 PM (8ZDPNR)
    • Tuesday, June 12,10:30 AM (M58STC) and 1:30 PM (4XWGFF)
    • Tuesday, June 19,10:30 AM (G997M4)and 1:30 PM (HD2Z7N)

    Update on author searching, WebCites, Patents, RSS feeds:
    • Wednesday, May 9,10:30 AM (scopus1may9) and 1:30 PM (scopus2may9)
    • Thursday, May 10,10:30 AM (scopus1may10) and 1:30 PM (scopus2may10)
    • Tuesday, May 15, 10:30 AM (scopus1may15) and 1:30 PM (scopus2may15)
    • Tuesday, June 12,10:30 AM (scopus1june12) and 1:30 PM (scopus2june12)
    • Thursday, June 14,10:30 AM (scopus1june14)and 1:30 PM (scopus2june14)

    Directions to log-on to one of the sessions
    1. Go to the URL:
    2. Enter name and meeting ID (the series of numbers/letters listed beside the session times above, such as scopus1may8)
    3. Click join meeting
    4. Join teleconference by calling 1-866-261-9402 and entering the conference code 969229 followed by # sign

    If you need additional help connecting, contact Microsoft Customer Service at 1-866-493-2825.  Or call the reference desk at 777-3994.  
  • Training
    SCOPUS Training on Thursday, April 26th Posted Monday, April 16, 2007, 11:53 am
    Please come!  Thursday April 26th 1 to 2 pm in Medical School Room B320B.  Training and update on using SCOPUS for Citation Searching including sorting results, citation overviews, how to use SCOPUS when preparing grant applications. and using the Hirsch or h-index a new performance management tool for scientific authors.  Presented by SCOPUS trainer, Armond Dirado.   Questions welcomed!  Register to win an  iPod Shuffle and Memory Stick (512 MB) to be presented later in the afternoon.  

    If you have a schedule conflict, consider attending these sessions:  Chemistry, Abbott  Hall, Room 343, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.; Geology - Leonard Hall, Room 108,  2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Library
    SFX Demonstrations and National Library Week Posted Monday, April 16, 2007, 11:48 am
    There will be demonstrations of SFX in the library classroom on Tuesday April 17 at noon to help us celebrate National Library Week.  Come together with us@our library to learn about this new resource!  

    SFX allows you to link to full text articles from within other resources, such as databases and indexes.  An example is that if you search SCOPUS and find an article that you want to read, the SFX button will lead you to the full text, or at the least the options for obtaining the full text.  

    Information Sheets illustrating how SFX works with SCOPUS and CINAHL are available in the Help section of the library's web site under Instructional Guides.
  • SMHS
    Medical School for the Public 2007 Posted Friday, March 16, 2007, 9:34 am
    The library has compiled a list of high-quality electronic resources for Women's Health through the Lifespan, being held on Tuesday evenings from March 20 through April 24 in the Clinical Education Center.  These web sites are intended as sources of further information on women's health.  Additional sites will be added as the class progresses.
  • Web Site
    New NCBI Database of Genotype and Phenotype (dbGaP) Posted Tuesday, March 13, 2007, 3:51 pm
    NLM and the National Center for Biotechnology Information announce the introduction of the Database of Genotype and Phenotype (dbGaP), a new database designed to archive and distribute data from genome wide association (GWA) studies. GWA studies explore the association between specific genes (genotype information) and observable traits, such as blood pressure and weight, or the presence or absence of a disease or condition (phenotype information). Try this new Database
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