Author Archives: Whit

About Whit

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

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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EndNote alternative? ReadCube Grows Up!

ReadCube arrived on the reference management scene in late 2011. I looked at it a year ago and found it lacking in comparison to the “big 5” — EndNote, Menedeley, Papers, RefWorks and Zotero (these are in alphabetical order, I am … Continue reading

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New feature in PubMed: Clinical trials link to Systematic Reviews which cite them

If your PubMed search turns up a clinical trial, you may see a box linking to systematic reviews which have cited that trial. Not every clinical trial or systematic review in PubMed is included (yet). For now the National Library … Continue reading

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EndNote for iPad is on Sale

Through the end of July the price is reduced to $0.99 from usual $9.99. EndNote for iPad will sync with your EndNote and EndNote Web accounts according to the EndNote website. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/endnote-for-ipad/id593994211?mt=8 to view and purchase in iTunes. See EndNote … Continue reading

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Frustrated with PubMed? Finding Too Many Articles? Too Few? There Are Alternatives: Part 1 – Quertle

Many who search in PubMed do not find what they seek. Frustrated by off-topic, too few or too many results they look elsewhere for answers. They know they “should” use PubMed as part of finding biomedical information but can’t seem … Continue reading

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Looking for High Quality Clinical Evidence in a Hurry? Try PubMed’s Clinical Queries!

                  Clinical Queries (CQ) is somewhat hidden on the PubMed homepage, but allows you to quickly narrow your search for clinical information to systematic reviews and controlled clinical trials. Medical genetics results … Continue reading

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