Wednesday, October 28, 2009

PubMed Revamp - all change TODAY!!

We said it was going to happen... and now it has!

Pubmed has had its revamp - and looks lovely, don't you think?
All the same functionality is available - just in a sightly different place.

A revised version of the guide to searching Pubmed is available.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

SCOPUS training

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 10.30am

Issac Newton Institute

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of research literatureand quality web sources and is aimed at the scientfic researcher. This session is aimed at graduate students and staff who want to learn howto use Scopus to both locate research in their area and to manage theirresearch output.

Places are limited so please email Yvonne Nobis ( if you are interested in attending.

Is the weight of knowledge getting you down?

Perhaps we can ease the load with this ethically produced jute bag.

Only £2!

Ask at the library desk.
Hurry – before stocks run out!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Applying for ethical approval

Getting approval from the Research Ethics Committee is often seen as a big hurdle for research, but help is at hand - not least from a recent article co-authored by the Chair of Cambridgeshire 4 Research Ethics Committee:

Applying for ethical approval for research in the United Kingdom

BMJ 2009;339:b4013

"This article offers practical advice on how to expedite the ethical review process."

There's plenty of advice and support available from the National Research Ethics Service, including a step by step guide through the application process; and also the support available from the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust R& D department

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Open Access Week

October 19-23 will mark the first international Open Access Week.

To broaden awareness and understanding of Open Access October 19-23 will mark the first international Open Access Week.

The University Library and the DSpace@Cambridge team have joined the initiative and are organising a number of events here in Cambridge which are sponsored by SPARC Europe

Schedule (& further details) of Events

All events are free. For further information contact Barbara Bultmann.

Conference: Open Access Cambridge

Wednesday, 21st October, 2.00 - 5.00

This half-day conference will explore different perspectives on Open Access by bringing together representatives from the research community, the publishing sector and from a learned society.


Workshop: How to get published - Author workshop held by BioMed Central and PLoS Public Library of Science

Wednesday, 21st October, 10.00 - 12.30

This Author workshop is aimed at young scientists and provide guidelines on how to write a 4* research paper with these Open Access publishers.


Discussion: The Open Access Librarian

Monday 19th October 1.00 - 2.00

A lively discussion in an informal forum. A brown-bag lunch for librarians to explore and discuss Open Access.


Discussion: Open Access Table at the Departments

Drop by to talk to pick up information, learn about the public access policies of the UK funding councils, and talk to Librarians and Repository staff about your publishing questions.

Tuesday 20th October, 10.00 - 14.00 - Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (outside the Level 7 Lounge)

Tuesday 20th October, 14.00 - 16.00 - Medical School (Foyer)

Thursday 22nd October - 10.00 - 12.00 - Department of Engineering (Foyer)

Friday 23rd October, 10.00 - 11.30 - Computer Laboratory


Presentation: Open Access: E-theses

Monday, 19th October, 2.30 - 4.00

The DSpace@Cambridge team will talk about Open Access and its implications for the scholarly communication process. The team will also introduce the new electronic PhD thesis deposit scheme starting in Michaelmas Term 2009.

All events are free.
For further information contact
Barbara Bultmann.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Pubmed gets a revamp!

Pubmed announced yesterday that their search interface is being redesigned.

You can get a preview of what it will look like:
All the same functionality is there - it just looks a bit different.
There's no set date of when the change-over will happen, but if you'd like some help getting familiar with the new design, please contact the Library.