Category Archives: Database

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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Bio-Image Search: A New Tool to Help You Find Images You Can Use

Stanford has developed a tool that searches a group of image collections, then ranks your search results by categorizing which images allow the broadest reuse rights vs the most restrictive reuse rights. This makes it easy to find images in … 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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Looking for grants to support your research? Go for PIVOT!

PIVOT is one of the most comprehensive database of funding opportunities for all disciplines from federal agencies and private US and international foundations. UCSF affiliates can create accounts to save searches and set up funding alerts. Pivot also provides easy … Continue reading

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Scopus: a Database Inspired by the Hamerkop Bird

        This is a photograph of the Hammerkop bird (Scopus umbretta).  Impressive looking, isn’t it? But what’s it doing strutting around on this blog? It just so happens that UCSF has a trial for the Scopus database … 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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ChemSpider: A Free Source of Online Chemistry Information

Looking for chemistry information? ChemSpider, from the UK’s Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), is a free online chemical database offering access to information on almost 25 million unique chemical compounds. Data is obtained from over 400 online sources. ChemSpider  is … Continue reading

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ALTBIB: A Comprehensive Resource for Information on Alternatives to the Use of Live Animals in Biomedical Research and Toxicity Testing

Looking for information on alternatives to the use of animals in research and toxicity testing? Try the National Library of Medicine’s ALTBIB website, specifically  developed to help you find the most reliable resources:               … 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 Health and Psychosocial Instruments? HaPI can make you happy!

If you are frustrated with wasting time while trying to find the right research instrument, HaPI is the database for you. Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI) is an easy-to-use database that provides users access to information on measurement instruments (i.e. … Continue reading

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