New Library Workshop: Looking for the Perfect Journal to Publish Your Research? Tools to Help You Decide

June 25, 2010

Are you looking for the perfect journal to publish your research? Use some free and library-purchased tools to help you identify the best place to publish your research. Have your own method? Have a favorite tool? Share your method, tools, and comments with your colleagues and peers and learn some new tools and resources too.

Sign up here for this new workshop:

Looking for the Perfect Journal to Publish Your Research? Tools to Help You Decide

July 21st from 2-3:30pm in the Graff Library computer lab

Want to know more? Read more about the tools and resources that will be covered during the session.


July EndNote Classes

June 24, 2010

In July, join us in the Graff Library for the below EndNote sessions. All sessions will be held in the Graff Library computer lab. Sign up online using the links below.

  • Wednesday, Jul 7th, 2010 from 11am-12:30pm: Introduction to EndNote
    EndNote is a powerful citation management tool that helps you organize information and streamline the publication process. With EndNote you can create in-text citations and bibliographies in multiple formats; store, categorize and index citations and full-text articles; and capture relevant data from your PubMed, Science Citation Index, and other database searches.
  • Tuesday, Jul 13th, 2010 from 10-11:30am: Advanced EndNoteLearn to modify output styles, create bibliographies, edit journal terms lists, and use EndNote Web. At the end of this class, participants will be able to: 1) Understand and edit journal output styles; 2) Create a bibliography not linked to a manuscript/creating a subject bibliograph; 3) Modify citations in a manuscript; 4) Switch between full journal names & journal title abbreviations – editing journal terms lists; and 5) Use basic features of EndNoteWeb.
  • Tuesday, Jul 20th, 2010 from 2-3:30pm: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Troubleshooting EndNoteComfortable with EndNote, but sometimes issues come up and you’d like to know how to make EndNote just do what it is supposed to? This session will include frequently asked questions, tips, tricks, and strategies for troubleshooting EndNote.

Not able to make it to the session your interested in? Contact Andrea Lynch, Scholarly Communication Librarian (x60520;; leave a comment below), to schedule a one-on-one consultation.

Online Access to Bioinformatics from 1996 to Present

June 17, 2010

We now have online access to the Bioinformatics journal from 1996 to present. Connect to Bioinformatics by:

  • Searching Bioinformatics article contents via PubMed or Web of Science; be sure to connect to PubMed through our library Home page using the link from the Library Quicklinks pull-down menu; Look for the “Find it @ COH” icon when reviewing results;
  • Clicking on “Online Journals, eBooks, etc.” link from our Home page and search for Bioinformatics as a journal title;
  • Searching for Bioinformatics as a title using the Graff Library Catalog, and clicking on the “ONLINE ACCESS” link; or
  • Clicking here.

Thanks to Dr. Yuan Yate-Ching, Sue Hargrave, and Dr. Xutao Deng for suggesting the Graff Library subscribe electronically to Bioinformatics.

If you would like to see a book (in print or online) in the library’s collection or have online access to a journal, please:

For books, we make purchase decisions primarily based on cost.  For journals, in addition to cost we consider where the journal is indexed, how long it has been published, and how much it is likely to be used.  We will notify you of our decision as soon as possible.

My NCBI Tool to Replace eRA Commons for Bibliography Management

June 16, 2010

As of 7/23/10, NIH PIs must use NCBI’s My NCBI My Bibliography functionality to list their publications and will no longer be able to manually enter (by typing or copying and pasting) publications into eRA Commons. This change provides eRA Commons users a more efficient and accurate way to:

  • associate publications with their grant awards; and
  • ensure compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy.

As of 10/22/10, eRA Commons will no longer display any citations a PI previously entered into the system manually. These references will need to be added to a PI’s My NCBI My Bibliography, either by the PI or a delegate.

Please refer to the NIH notice (NOT-OD-10-103) for additional details.  There are also step-by-step instructions for creating a My NCBI account and using the My Bibliography functionality on the eRA site. According to the above NIH notice, “[t]he improved data quality resulting from this integration enhances the ability of the NIH to manage and monitor the results of its research portfolio.”

For assistance with creating a My NCBI account and entering publications into My NCBI My Bibliography as well as setting up a delegate to access and update your My NCBI My Bibliography, please contact Andrea Lynch, Scholarly Communication Librarian ( or x60520).

More June and Early July Sessions on “Complying with the NIH Public Access Policy”

June 16, 2010

Below are additional June and some early July 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: 8 people). Please register here.

* June 25th from 2-3pm
* June 28th from 9-10am
* July 1st from 1-2pm
* July 2nd from 2-3pm

Free trial: Journal of Visualized Experiments

June 14, 2010

From now through July 9, the Graff Library is offering a free trial of JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments.  According to the publisher, JoVE contains over 600 video articles on experimental methods in neuroscience, immunology, developmental biology, microbiology, infectious diseases, medicine, bioengineering, and psychology.  JoVE is indexed in PubMed.

Please try out JoVE and let us know what you think.  Your feedback will help us decide whether or not to subscribe.  To leave feedback, post a comment here on the blog, use the library’s feedback form, or email