Category Archives: Life Sciences

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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PubMed Central Now Makes it Easier to Read PDFs of Journal Articles

First of all, in case you’re not very familiar with it, PubMed Central (PMC) is the NIH repository for peer-reviewed primary research reports in the life sciences. It was   developed by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)/National Institutes of … Continue reading

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A Quick Way to Find Information on Dietary Supplements in PubMed

If you’re searching for information on, say, supplements used by athletes, or the efficacy of glucosamine and chondroitin extracts in treating rheumatoid arthritis, use the relatively new PubMed Dietary Supplements subset to refine your search.  This subset of records is designed … 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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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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Pubget: A Faster Way to Get PDFs

If you’re familiar with searching PubMed you’ll be a little frustrated with the number of hoops you have to jump through before finally being able to read the entire article. Now along comes Pubget to make finding PDFs a lot … 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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