News from around the Web

August 30, 2011

A few interesting tidbits from around the web:

Development of Quality Criteria To Evaluate Nontherapeutic Studies of Incidence, Prevalence, or Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases: Pilot Study of New Checklists
This research report from AHRQ reports the results of a project to develop two checklists to assess the quality of observational studies of incidence or risk factors of disease.

The All Results Journals: Biology
According to an email from editor David Alcantara, The All Results Journals: Biology is a peer-reviewed journal that:

“focuses on publishing the grey literature that has never been published. It is our goal to compile and publish those experiments that led to negative results or to outcomes that were not expected and were not before considered for publication. We of The All Results Journals feel that it is equally important to publish these results together with interpretations of the scientists involved and in this way offer a solution to the problem that publication bias is causing, because of a strong emphasis on positive results.”

It will be fully open access, with no fees to publish or read articles, and will be indexed by PubMed and Web of Knowledge.

Cancer Statistics 2011: The impact of eliminating socioeconomic and racial disparities on premature cancer deaths
According to the abstract,

“Each year, the American Cancer Society estimates the numbers of new cancer cases and deaths expected in the United States in the current year and compiles the most recent data on cancer incidence, mortality, and survival based on incidence data from the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries and mortality data from the National Center for Health Statistics.”

Robinson, Karen A. and Steven N. Goodman (2011). A Systematic Examination of the Citation of Prior Research in Reports of Randomized, Controlled Trials. Annals of Internal Medicine 155(4): 50-55.
The authors evaluated 227 meta-analyses published in 2004, which comprised 1523 trials published from 1963-2004. They found that the published reports cited fewer than 25% of preceding trials with potential implications including “ethically unjustifiable trials, wasted resources, incorrect conclusions, and unnecessary risks for trial participants.”

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New books!

August 29, 2011

Our latest batch of new books includes quite a few titles for our Career & Professional Development Collection.  Many of these titles, as well as a few in our regular collection, were purchased with funds donated by Thomas A. Maloney and earmarked for books and journals to support students.  Thank you very much, Mr. Maloney!

Career & Professional Development Collection

BF 637.N4 F57 2011.
Getting to yes : negotiating agreement without giving in.
by Roger Fisher and William Ury, with Bruce Patton, editor.
3rd ed.
New York : Penguin, 2011.

HF 5383 J24 2003.
How to prepare your curriculum vitae.
Acy L. Jackson and C. Kathleen Geckeis.
Rev. ed.
Chicago : VGM Career, 2003.

HD69.C6 C645 2010.
Case in point : complete case interview preparation.
Marc P. Cosentino.
6th ed. ; 10th anniversary ed.
Needham, MA : Burgee Press, 2010.
This book purchase was made possible through the generosity of Thomas A. Maloney.

HF5383 .N618 2007.
Gallery of best cover letters : a collection of quality cover letters by professional resume writers.
David F. Noble.
3rd ed.
Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, c2007.
This book purchase was made possible through the generosity of Thomas A. Maloney.

HF 5389 S113b 1993.
Business etiquette in brief : the competitive edge for today’s professional.
Ann Marie Sabath.
Holbrook, Mass. : Bob Adams, c1993.

HF5549.5.I6 Y37 2010.
Knock ’em dead : the ultimate job search guide, 2011.
Martin Yate.
25th anniversary ed.
Avon, MA : Adams Media, c2010.
This book purchase was made possible through the generosity of Thomas A. Maloney.

HG177 B767 2001.
Demystifying grant seeking : what you really need to do to get grants.
Larissa Golden Brown, Martin John Brown ; foreword by Judith E. Nichols.
1st ed.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2001.
This book purchase was made possible through the generosity of Thomas A. Maloney.

PE1431 .G73 2010.
They say / I say : the moves that matter in academic writing.
Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein.
2nd ed.
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2010.
This book purchase was made possible through the generosity of Thomas A. Maloney.

Q 180.3 B27 2002.
Finding funding : the comprehensive guide to grant writing.
Daniel M. Barber.
2nd ed.
Long Beach, Calif. : Bond Street Publishers, c2002.
This book purchase was made possible through the generosity of Thomas A. Maloney.

Q180.55.M3 S27 2004.
Managing scientists : leadership strategies in scientific research.
Alice M. Sapienza.
2nd ed.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Liss, c2004.
This book purchase was made possible through the generosity of Thomas A. Maloney.

Q223 A38 2003.
The craft of scientific presentations : critical steps to succeed and critical errors to avoid.
Michael Alley.
New York : Springer, c2003.
This book purchase was made possible through the generosity of Thomas A. Maloney.

Q223 A63 2006.
Dazzle ’em with style : the art of oral scientific presentation.
Robert R.H. Anholt.
2nd ed.
Philadelphia : Elsevier Academic Press, c2006.
This book purchase was made possible through the generosity of Thomas A. Maloney.

Q223 W344 2011.
Scientists must speak.
D. Eric Walters, Gale C. Walters.
2nd ed.
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, c2011.
This book purchase was made possible through the generosity of Thomas A. Maloney.

W 87 C678L 2005.
Lab dynamics : management skills for scientists.
Carl M. Cohen, Suzanne L. Cohen.
Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. : Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, c2005.
This book purchase was made possible through the generosity of Thomas A. Maloney.

WZ 345 Z46e 2000.
Essentials of writing biomedical research papers.
Mimi Zeiger.
2nd ed.
New York : McGraw-Hill, Health Professions Division, c2000.
This book purchase was made possible through the generosity of Thomas A. Maloney.

Biological Sciences and Oncology

QD502.5 .G76 2003.
The art of writing reasonable organic reaction mechanisms.
Robert B. Grossman.
2nd ed.
New York : Springer, c2003.
This book purchase was made possible through the generosity of Thomas A. Maloney.

QH 506 S616 2009.
Single molecule biology.
[edited by] Alex E. Knight.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Academic, c2009.

QP106.6 .A322 2011.
Angiogenesis.
Thomas H. Adair, Jean-Pierre Montani.
[San Rafael, Calif.] : Morgan & Claypool Life Sciences, c2011.

QR74.8 .C447 2011.
Cell biology of bacteria : a subject collection from Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology.
edited by Lucy Shapiro, Richard M. Losick.
Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. : Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, c2011.

QR183.6 .A577 2010
Antigen retrieval immunohistochemistry based research and diagnostics
edited by Shan-Rong Shi, Clive R. Taylor.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2010.

QU 300 F885c 2010.
Culture of animal cells : a manual of basic technique and specialized applications.
R. Ian Freshney.
6th ed.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, c2010.

Medicine and Nursing

WB 105 M2936 2011.
Manual of emergency medicine.
editor, G. Richard Braen.
6th ed.
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2011.

WH 380 H48696 2004.
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation : a manual for nursing practice.
edited by Susan Ezzone ; authors, Joyce J. Adams … [et al.].
Pittsburgh, PA : Oncology Nursing Society, 2004.

WN 250.5.R2 I435 2011.
IMRT, IGRT, SBRT : advances in the treatment planning and delivery of radiotherapy.
volume editor, John L. Meyer ; advisory editors, L.A. Dawson … [et al.].
2nd, rev. and extended ed.
Basel : Karger, 2011.


Free 9/11 e-book collection

August 26, 2011

To mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, e-book vend0r Ebrary will provide free access to a small collection of electronic books on the attacks.  Access will be free throughout the month of September.


Stem Cell Research News, 2011 August 8

August 15, 2011

The library now subscribes to Stem Cell Research News.  We receive a pdf of each issue via email, and we’ll post each issue here on the blog when we get it.  To access all issues quickly, click Stem Cell Research News in the category cloud.  If you would like to have each issue emailed to you, please email library@coh.org, and we’ll add you to the email list.

Our first issue is dated August 8, 2011, and can be found here.


COS Funding Opportunities — Feedback Needed for Renewal Decision

August 15, 2011

We’d like to get your feedback on a resource before we decide to renew our access. Community of Science Funding Opportunities is up for annual renewal. If you have the time, please respond by addressing the below questions by Wednesday, August 17th. You can submit your feedback by leaving a comment below or emailing library@coh.org.

  • What is your feedback on COS Funding Opportunities? Do you find it useful? How does it help you do your job/work/research here at COH?
  • Should we renew our access to it for another year? If so, why?
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COS Funding Opportunities is a resource to find public and private sector funding opportunities including grants, fellowships, and more. Our cost per use for this resource is approximately $29.

We value your feedback. Thank you in advance for taking the time to respond to this request.


Launch of ASCO’s Cancer Portal

August 9, 2011

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and HighWire Press teamed up to launch ASCO’s Cancer Portal. This partnership has created a series of 11 cancer information gateways “for physicians to discover the latest findings in various areas of cancer research through scientific abstracts, videos, links and other materials.”

For more information, read the entire press release.


2010 Impact Factors and Rankings Now Available through Journal Citation Reports

August 8, 2011

The 2010 data was recently made available through Journal Citation Reports (JCR). Check JCR out for yourself to find updated Journal Impact Factors, journal rankings, and much more.

Need assistance getting started? Take a look at the handout available by clicking the image below.
Journal Citation Report (handout)
I’d like to know how you use JCR as an author, editor, administrator and/or evaluator. Please consider leaving a comment below.

Have questions about JCR or how to navigate it? Please contact me (Andrea Lynch, Scholarly Communication Librarian) at x60520 or alynch@coh.org. I’d be happy to provide you with a brief tour and general overview.