Category Archives: Medicine

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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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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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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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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Looking for Health and Medical Statistics?

People are often surprised how difficult it can be to find health and medical statistics. Data collection in the United States is a fairly recent activity and it was not until 1956 that Congress enacted legislation to establish the US … Continue reading

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Use Library Subject Guides to Find the Best Resources

UCSF librarians have put together Subject Guides to guide you to the most important UCSF resources and  suggest tips and search strategies for finding and using information.  Use these pages to find resources (article databases, catalogs, background information, web sites, … 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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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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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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