All ScienceDirect Journals Now Available

October 29, 2007

The Graff Library has upgraded our subscription to ScienceDirect journals. We now receive all 2000 journals provided in the ScienceDirect Freedom Collection. As previously reported, results from the recent library user survey indicated that a) 78% of respondents wanted access to more online journals, and b) ScienceDirect ranked highest on the list of resources users wanted the library to add to its collection. We were able to upgrade from 110 to 450 titles in August. The positive response to that upgrade was overwhelming, allowing us to subsequently license the most comprehensive ScienceDirect collection available.

The Freedom Collection includes most of the journals published by Elsevier (some professional association publishers do not participate in this package deal). The journals are available from 1995-present and include articles in press. View the list of available journals. These additional titles have been added to the Journals A-Z list and the FIND IT @ City of Hope results pages.

Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.

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COH Publications Added to MEDLINE/SCI in Aug & Sep 2007

October 11, 2007

The following City of Hope citations were added to MEDLINE or Web of Science/Science Citation Index in August/September 2007.

  1. Aagaard, L., and Rossi, J.J.: RNAi therapeutics: principles, prospects and challenges. Adv Drug Deliv Rev 2006, 59(2-3):75-86.
  2. Adamson, P.C., Matthay, K.K., O’Brien, M., Reaman, G.H., Sato, J.K., and Balis, F.M.: A phase 2 trial of all-trans-retinoic acid in combination with interferon-alpha 2A in children with recurrent neuroblastoma or Wilms tumor: A pediatric oncology branch, NCI and children’s oncology group study. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2006, 49(5):661-665.
  3. Alberts, D.S., Liu, P.Y., Wilczynski, S.P., Jang, A., Moon, J., Ward, J.H., Beck, J.T., Clouser, M., and Markman, M.: Phase II trial of imatinib mesylate in recurrent, biomarker positive, ovarian cancer (Southwest Oncology Group Protocol S0211). Int J Gynecol Cancer 2006, 17(4):784-788.
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COH Publications Added to MEDLINE/SCI in June & July 2007

October 11, 2007

The following City of Hope citations were added to MEDLINE or Web of Science/Science Citation Index in June/July 2007.

  1. Anderson, J., Li, M.J., Palmer, B., Remling, L., Li, S., Yam, P., Yee, J.K., Rossi, J., Zaia, J., and Akkina, R.: Safety and efficacy of a lentiviral vector containing three anti-HIV genes – CCR5 ribozyme, tat-rev siRNA, and TAR decoy – in SCID-hu mouse-derived T cells. Mol Ther 2006, 15(6):1182-1188.
  2. Aoki, T., Hirono, I., Kurokawa, K., Fukuda, H., Nahary, R., Eldar, A., Davison, A.J., Waltzek, T.B., Bercovier, H., and Hedrick, R.P.: Genome sequences of three koi herpesvirus isolates representing the expanding distribution of an emerging disease threatening koi and common carp worldwide. J Virol 2006, 81(10):5058-5065.
  3. Barberi, T., Bradbury, M., Dincer, Z., Panagiotakos, G., Socci, N.D., and Studer, L.: Derivation of engraftable skeletal myoblasts from human embryonic stem cells. Nat Med 2006, 13(5):642-648.
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New Books: Sep 2007

October 10, 2007

The following books were added to Graff Library collection in September 2007.

Basic Sciences Titles
Clinical Titles
Miscellaneous Titles

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Popular Reading Collection – Best Sellers now available!

October 10, 2007

City of Hope’s Graff Library is happy to announce our newest book collection — Best Sellers!

We have approximately 100 popular fiction and non-fiction titles. Each month, we will add five new books (and remove five older books) so that the collection is constantly changing and always up-to-date. The collection includes some general fiction, mystery, science fiction, romance, politics, humor, and biographies/memoirs. Hopefully, all readers will be able to find something they like!

Current highlights include: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling, Gone by Jonathan Kellerman, How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman, Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich, Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult, Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, and many, many more.

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