Category Archives: Basic Sciences

New UCSF Library Subject Guide on Data Sharing and Data Management

                      Funding bodies increasingly require grant-holders to develop and implement Data Management and Sharing Plans (DMPs). Plans typically state what data will be created and how, and outline the plans … Continue reading

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Beyond MEDLINE: Biomedical Information in Patents

You’re doing in depth research on, say,  artificial knee implants. Perhaps you’re applying for a research grant or thinking about applying for a patent. You need to do a comprehensive search and find everything that’s out there. You’ve searched PubMed, … Continue reading

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UCSF Profiles: A Research Networking and Expertise Mining Tool

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has made translational medicine research a high priority. UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is one of the 60 institutes nationwide awarded through the NIH Clinical Translational Science Award program in 2006 and … Continue reading

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Current Protocols: Step-by-Step Research Techniques and Procedures for the Biomedical Sciences

Need to quickly find peer-reviewed, up-to-date, and easy-to-follow protocols and techniques for biomedical and life sciences laboratory research?  Then check out the UCSF Library’s online collection of Wiley’s Current Protocols, which take the novice researcher from very basic skills like … Continue reading

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Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences: Lectures with Videos, Graphics and Images

The UCSF Library now has access to the Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences: Collection One, a collection of over 50 lectures covering 5 series: Integrated Systems Physiology: From Molecule to Function to Disease, Developmental Biology, Cell Biology of Medicine, … Continue reading

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Online Guides to Navigate Your Topics

You’re on the hunt for information, but where should you start? Check out our new online guides created by the Library’s subject experts.   Major benefits of using subject guides: Save time trying to figure out what resources to use … Continue reading

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Some Cool Educational Videos on Writing Research Papers

If you’re a grad student, and even if you’re not, this series of new short educational, web-based videos from the American Chemical Society (ACS) will help you understand the process of writing, submitting, reviewing, and editing reports of original scientific … Continue reading

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The PubChem Project: Chemical Information with Biomedical Research and Clinical Information

PubChem is a freely accessible database created by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide information about small organic molecules. It is designed for use as a research tool and as a starting point that may lead to the … Continue reading

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Faculty of 1000: the Yelp of Scientific Literature

Most of us have gone to the website Yelp to find out ratings and recommendations for everything ranging from restaurants to doctors and everything in between.  Even the UCSF Library has been “yelped”.  Well, the Faculty of 1000 database is … Continue reading

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NEW! Thieme’s e-Books: Find and Download Colorful Medical Illustrations

The UCSF Library has a new addition to its e-book collection – The Thieme E-Book Library. The Thieme E-Book Library provides you with access to Thieme’s Flexibook and Color Atlas series. Check out Thieme’s exciting, world-renowned full-color photos and illustrations with full texts that are now available … Continue reading

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