Category Archives: Medicine

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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December 1st is World AIDS Day: Trustworthy HIV/AIDS Information from MedlinePlus

For trustworthy information on HIV/AIDS visit the MedlinePlus HIV/AIDS site. MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Web site for patients and their families and friends and offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

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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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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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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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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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