Library Workshop — Finding the Evidence: EBP Resources at the Graff Library

March 30, 2010

Below are links for the Finding the Evidence: EBP Resources at the Graff Library instruction session to be held March 30th and 31st  from 1:30-3pm in the Graff Library computer lab for the surgical oncology nursing group.

Slides for the Finding the Evidence: EBP Resources at the Graff Library workshop

Slides for the Finding the Evidence: EBP Resources at the Graff Library workshop


Graff Library Partners with You — Complying with the NIH Public Access Policy

March 29, 2010

The Graff Library partners with you to comply with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy, which became law in January 2008 and effective April 7, 2008. This law requires NIH-funded published research to be freely available through PubMed Central within 12 months of the publication date. Andrea Lynch, Scholarly Communication Librarian, is available to: answer questions; submit final, peer-reviewed author manuscripts on your behalf; and provide consultations as well as workshops and presentations.

To further support and partner with you to comply with the NIH Public Access Policy, we have created an online library guide and a brief handout on PubMed and PubMed Central, as well as regularly offer the Complying with the NIH Public Access Policy workshop:

  • Complying with the NIH Public Access Policy – The guide outlines the necessary four steps for compliance and also incorporates tutorials, frequently asked questions, and other helpful resources, such as the PMID to PMCID Converter tool, to help you get familiar with the NIH Public Access Policy. Recently added to this resource is a list of selected journals that require authors or designees to submit NIH Public Access Policy applicable papers to PubMed Central via the NIH Manuscript Submission system. You will also find a list of those journals that automatically deposit the final, published article to PubMed Central with no author involvement.
  • PubMed and PubMed Central: The Difference between a PMID and PMCID – This new two-page handout briefly explains the difference between PubMed and PubMed Central.
  • Upcoming workshops:
    • April 6th from 2-3pm
    • April 7th from 10-11am
    • April 15th from 11am-noon
    • April 21st from 1-2pm

    These workshops will be held in the Graff Library computer lab (room capacity: 9 people). Please RSVP to Andrea Lynch (; x60520) and indicate your preferred session.

For questions and/or help with NIH Public Access Policy compliance, please don’t hesitate to contact me (; x60520).

Learn about Web of Science. Come to the Graff Library for Web of Science Training Day on April 2nd!

March 24, 2010

The Graff Library is hosting a day to learn about Web of Science, how to use it, and the reasons for incorporating it into your research toolkit. We’ve asked Liz Pysar, Thomson Reuters Customer Education Specialist for Healthcare & Science, to teach Web of Science educational sessions on April 2nd in the Graff Library Conference Room. Ms. Pysar holds master’s degrees in library science and information systems from Drexel University, and has been employed with Thomson Reuters since 2000, working as a customer trainer since 2006.

Web of Science is a database that has been accessible through the Graff Library for many years. Science Citation Index Expanded, the database that is searched via Web of Science, is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the sciences. It fully indexes over 8,200 major journals across 150 scientific disciplines and includes all cited references captured from indexed articles.

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April Dates for the “Complying with the NIH Public Access Policy” Workshop

March 24, 2010

Below are the April dates and times for the Complying with the NIH Public Access Policy workshop. They will be held in the Graff Library computer lab (room capacity: 9 people). Please RSVP to Andrea (; x60520) and indicate your preferred session.

CINAHL Frequently Asked Questions and Helpful Tips

March 9, 2010

CINAHL is a database for finding literature and audiovisuals in nursing, public health, and allied health areas. Find CINAHL by going to the library’s Biomedical Databases page; it is listed under “Nursing/Social & Behavioral Sciences.”

In January, we scheduled training sessions on CINAHL for two nursing departments. Thanks to everyone who attended the sessions. You had great questions and feedback about CINAHL that will be incorporated and implemented in future learning opportunities, in addition to being highlighted below.

CINAHL Frequently Asked Questions

  • What will I find using CINAHL? The types of publications found using CINAHL are journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, and audiovisuals. The CINAHL date coverage is 1981 to present. Nursing and allied health subjects covered include: pediatric oncology nursing, oncology nursing, genetic nursing, holistic nursing, behavioral sciences, nutrition & dietetics, health information management, surgical technology, as well as health promotion & education and alternative/complementary medicine. Read the rest of this entry »

COH Publications Added to MEDLINE/SCI in October/November/December 2009

March 3, 2010

The following City of Hope citations were added to MEDLINE or Web of Science/Science Citation Index in October, November, and December of 2009.

  • Adam, L.S., and Chen, S.A.: Phytochemicals for breast cancer prevention by targeting aromatase. Front Biosci 2009, 14:3846-3863.
  • Aguilar, T., Iglesias, I., Shiang, K.D., Kandeel, F.R., and Al-Abdullah, I.H.: Retrospective analysis of human islet isolation using roche (Liberase HI and MTF), Serva NB1, and VitaCyte. Xenotransplantation 2009, 16(5):322-323.
  • Al-Abdullah, I.H., Aguilar, T., Kandeel, F.R., Bagramyan, K., and Kalkum, M.: Novel fluorogenic peptide for evaluating and quantifying bacterial collagenase I, II, thermolysin and neutral protease. Xenotransplantation 2009, 16(5):298-298.
  • Armenian, S.H., and Bhatia, S.: Chronic Health Conditions in Childhood Cancer Survivors: Is it All Treatment-Related-or Do Genetics Play a Role?. J Gen Intern Med 2009, 24:395-400.
  • Baddley, J.W., Marr, K.A., Andes, D.R., Walsh, T.J., Kauffman, C.A., Kontoyiannis, D.P., Ito, J.I., Balajee, S.A., Pappas, P.G., and Moser, S.A.: Patterns of Susceptibility of Aspergillus Isolates Recovered from Patients Enrolled in the Transplant-Associated Infection Surveillance Network. J Clin Microbiol 2009, 47(10):3271-3275. Read the rest of this entry »