AAMC News and Leadership Announcements, 2013 Sept. 30

September 30, 2013

The current issue of AAMC News and Leadership Announcements is now available:

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AAMC News and Leadership Announcements, 2013 Sept. 25

September 25, 2013

The current issue of AAMC News and Leadership Announcements is now available:

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Save the Date: Back to School and Library Open House

September 24, 2013

We are well into the planning for the 4th Annual Back to School and Library Open House, and want to make sure that you don’t miss it. Save the date of October 22nd from noon to 2 pm.

This event is for all employees and students. Food, raffle prizes, and good information will be provided!

Would you like to know more? Take a look at some of the past announcements and recaps about this event.

EndNote Output Styles

September 24, 2013

Having an issue with EndNote because it doesn’t have the style you need? If so, check the EndNote Output Style download page.  You can search by style name, journal title, citation type, or publisher.

If you still can’t find it, try looking for a downloadable EndNote style on the journal’s instructions for author page.

Still coming up empty? Try modifying a pre-existing style. Here’s a short video by the NIH Library (6:20 minutes) about modifying an existing style and some of the popular changes that have come up in the past.

Need help? Having problems downloading the style  you need? Please contact us via email at library@coh.org or phone at x68497, or stop by in person.

From the Archives: October is National Archives Month

September 24, 2013

2013-archives-posterIn honor of Archives Month the City of Hope Archives will feature highlights from the collections and participate in the Graff Library Back-to-School event.

Archives Month is a collaborative effort by professionals and repositories around the nation to highlight the importance of historical records.  Here at City of Hope, the Archives serves as the repository for City of Hope’s historical holdings: papers, photographs and artifacts that document the history of the institution.  Throughout the month of October we will feature highlights from the collections in the Library Newsletter and weekly blog posts.

For a close-up look at some of the historic photographs and artifacts, and to learn more about the Archives, stop-by the Graff Library Back–to-School event on October 22nd.

For more information about the City of Hope Archives contact Susan Yates at syates@coh.org.

UpToDate Anywhere – sign up today!

September 23, 2013

City of Hope has recently upgraded their UpToDate license to the “Anywhere” option which allows access to UptoDate from any computer anywhere, including mobile devices. Your user account provides automatic CME/CE/CPD credit for the time you spend reading the UpToDate articles


Staff Spotlight : Sam Garcia

September 23, 2013

COH_7368-Edit This article marks the beginning of a new blog feature: the staff spotlight.  Once a month or so, we will profile a member of the library/archives staff, so you can get to know the people behind the services.  This month we highlight Sam Garcia.

Sam Garcia is a front line team member for Library Services.  She is usually the first person you see when you enter the library and frequently the only stop you will need to make for your information needs.  Her eight years of service means she pretty much knows where everything is buried (or stashed), and she loves helping patrons find the materials they need or solve any problems they are having in the library.  As she explains it, “If a patron comes in wanting a specific title or article I help them search our collection to see if we have it in our collections. If it is not, then I help our patrons find articles and books that are not in our collection by requesting them from other libraries. I also assist with any EndNote problems that our patrons may encounter such as importing new references or creating new references manually.”

Sam’s talents aren’t limited to the physical library she is also an electronic whiz.  Along with being the first string problem solver for EndNote, troubleshoots library software, and manages the Kindles that are loaned to patients in the infusion clinics.

Sam’s efforts are key to keeping the day-to-day operations of the library running smoothly.