Author Archives: Whit

About Whit

Whit is the Education and Information Consultant for Medicine at UCSF Library.

Drug Apps for your Phone

A frequent question we hear from students and others is, “What is the best drug app available to me through UCSF?” This topic is confusing and the “right answer” seems to change every few months. Stay tuned for the changes that … Continue reading

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If you tried RefWorks recently and it did not work…

Due to some confusion about UCSF Library’s RefWorks institutional account, those of you who tried to sign up for the New RefWorks over the last few weeks might have received an error message and not been able to use the … Continue reading

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Mac Users who use EndNote. Do not upgrade to the new MacOS Sierra

      The PDF viewer and annotator built into EndNote x7.7 (the latest version) does not work with MacOS 10.12 (Sierra). Hopefully this will be corrected soon. As EndNote is just about to come out with a major upgrade … Continue reading

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EndNote X8

Just a quick note to those of you who use EndNote and those of you who want to. After a 3.5 year hiatus, a new major upgrade to EndNote will be released in November. Usually EndNote updates about every 18 … Continue reading

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Using the New RefWorks: Writing in Word and GoogleDocs

We have talked about two of the essential elements of reference managers: adding information to RefWorks and organizing your RefWorks library. We will cover the third element in this post: adding in-text citations and a reference list to a document … Continue reading

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Using the New RefWorks; Adding and Organizing Information

Importing information to the new RefWorks is ridiculously easy. We will refer to RefWorks as RW for the rest of this note. Citing articles in Word is very similar to “Legacy” RW. Now for some details. PubMed Once you have … Continue reading

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New to RefWorks? Already using it? Upgrade to the new RefWorks

Reference managers like RefWorks, do three things, they store information about articles, organize that information, and then add citation and reference information to documents you create. The new version of RefWorks is a major improvement over the old one on … Continue reading

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RefWorks Now Supports Word 2016

UCSF Library provides access to the reference manager RefWorks for the UCSF community.  Many rely on RefWorks, rather than EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley or others, to store and organize information, and cite references in  their documents. Microsoft Word is the primary … Continue reading

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Surgeon Scorecard

I was recently alerted to this newly released project from ProPublica. Surgeon Scorecard provides a numerical rating of surgical complications by individual surgeons, hospitals, regions, or states. Based on Medicare billing data about eight elective procedures from 2009 through 2013  ProPublica … Continue reading

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Trip Database: Freely-Available Search Engine for Evidence-Based Practice

Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care. Trip came into existence in 1997 as Turning Research Into Practice. 100 million searches … Continue reading

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