Clinical Cancer Letter, October 2013

October 29, 2013

The October 2013 issue of Clinical Cancer Letter has been posted.


Learn about open access, share what you learned, and consider this interesting tidbit

October 28, 2013

In this post, I’m asking you to learn more about open access, share what you learned, and to consider an aspect of what the open access movement is trying to accomplish.

Learn and share

  • Read this short 4 page article, which is a nice guide detailing resources to help authors make their publications available via open access options: Dawson, D. (2013). Making your publications open access: Resources to assist researchers and librarians. College & Research Libraries News, 74(9), 473-476. After reading this article, learn more about one resource detailed in the paper. Using the comment feature below, share the name of resource you chose and one thing you learned about it.
  • Check out Steve Hitchcock’s Open Access Impact Bibliography, which highlights studies on the impact of open access publishing. There are two special listings worth mentioning: 1) one list that sorts the studies by the those that are cited most in Google Scholar; and 2) reviews about these impact studies. Please take a look at this tool and share your ideas/thoughts using the comment feature below.

 Consider this

  • One of the issues that the OA movement is attempting to address is making published research freely available to everyone to read. As of October 24th, a quick and dirty search in PubMed/MEDLINE for City of Hope authored publications* yields 4773 results.  Then, if you restrict the articles to only those that are freely available using the Free Full Text Available filter, you get 1732 results. Therefore, 36.3% of articles found in PubMed/MEDLINE where the first author is associated with City of Hope are freely available for anyone to read without a subscription. A similar search performed on October 28th of NIH authored# articles yields 115,539 results, with 48,434 results or 41.9% of the articles freely available to read.

COH employees who leave OA-related comments using the Reply feature below will receive a small prize. 

Want to chat about the pros and cons of open access or learn about it? Connect with me, Andrea Lynch, Scholarly Communication Librarian (x60520 or

* PubMed/MEDLINE search strategy: “city of hope”[Affiliation] OR duarte[Affiliation] OR 91010[Affiliation]

# PubMed/MEDLINE search strategy: bethesda[Affiliation] OR “National Institutes of Health”[Affiliation] OR “nih”[Affiliation] OR 20892[Affiliation] AND “loattrfree full text”[sb]

Stem Cells Research News October 28, 2013

October 28, 2013

The October 28th issue of Stem Cell Research News has been posted

The Cancer Letter October 25, 2013

October 25, 2013

The October 25, 2013 issue of Cancer Letter has been posted.

Top 5 things to know about Library Services

October 25, 2013


Fast, friendly service: When you can’t come to get it, we deliver it to you.  When we don’t have it, we get it for you. Your requests are free…unless you need it rushed! Be sure to sign up for ILLiad, our online document delivery and interlibrary loan system. Look for the link to ILLiad on our home page, or click on First Time Users to get registered.


24/7/365 access to the library building with spaces to read, study, and relax. We have wireless access throughout, so you can use your own laptop or mobile device – or use one of our public computers. The building is staffed Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm, but you can come in anytime with a COH ID.


Expert help with literature searches, finding materials (here and elsewhere), and keeping up with new developments in your field.  Schedule a one-on-one consultation: you set the agenda and location, and we provide the content. Or, send us ( what you’re looking for, and we will provide you with our search strategy, what tools we used, and the search results packaged nicely using EndNote.


Our web site is the gateway to our collections and services.  It’s linked from the intranet, but we recommend bookmarking the site so we’re always just a click away.


Library Services staff strive to provide the City of Hope community with the information resources and services needed to support your work.  In addition to our usual duties, the staff attend and present at conferences, write for publication, and attend workshops and other events to learn new skills and keep up with our rapidly-changing professions. Learn more about your library and archives teams by subscribing to our blog or stop by our office hours:

  • 1st and 3rd Mondays from 1:30 – 2:30 pm in first floor Brawerman;
  • every Tuesday from 11 am – noon at the Helford Hospital patio, near The Bistro; and
  • every Thursday from 2:30 – 3:30 pm in the first floor lobby of Beckman.

Open Access Week 2013: Watch this!

October 24, 2013

Consider watching this 4 minute video where Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, interviews Jack Andraka, a 16-year old high school sophomore and winner of the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. This is a nice discussion about some of the benefits of opening access to published research, one of which is making faster discoveries and speeding up innovation.

Want to chat about open access or learn about it? Connect with me, Andrea Lynch, Scholarly Communication Librarian (x60520 or

AAMC News and Leadership Announcements, 2013 Oct. 24

October 24, 2013

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

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