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Faculty of 1000 Posters Open Access

This is an open access repository from Faculty of 1000 developed by the founders of open access, called F1000 Posters , which covers posters from the leading biology and medicine conferences. Since its launch in June 2010, it has grown quite considerably, and now includes posters from over 180 international meetings, with some of the top-performing posters receiving 400-850 views in a month.

F1000 is a free new tool which aims to provide indefinite access to the latest developments presented at conferences, but often several months or even years before they are published. To view F1000 posters, click here.

Sage Sayings of Dr. Andrew Taylor Still

"The river of intelligence is just as close to you and yours as it is to me and mine."

"The next step is to advance that belief to an intelligent understanding."

"I have proven that the laws of the Infinite are all sufficient when properly administered."

"A big however can cover a vast amount of ignorance."

Truhlar, Robert E. Doctor A.T. Still in the living. Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 1950. P. 68, 69,70.



NLM New Web Interface for Its Oral History Collections

The National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division (HMD) has announced the release of a new web interface to its oral history collections. Content includes digital editions of transcripts and any accompanying audio content, when feasible. Users can browse content by title, interviewee name, and subject. Full-text searching is available across all subcollections, across each subcollection, and within each transcript. Currently, the site contains 107 interviews in 2 subcollections, consisting of more than 13,000 pages and 80 hours of audio content. These interviews represent the majority of HMD’s oral histories conducted by HMD staff during the 1960s, when HMD had an active oral history program. Some of the covered topics include the development of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine by “Big Four” members including influential surgeon William Halsted and renowned gynecologist Howard Kelly; economist Rexford Guy Tugwell and FDA commissioner George Larrick discussing their roles in the 1938 and 1951 revisions to the Pure Food and Drug Act; the practice of surgery in the United States; and medical economics in the 1930s. To find out more on other valuable content of this site click here.

Mobile Feature

AccessMedicine is an online resource through the library website . It provides students, residents, clinicians, researchers, and all health professionals with access to more than 60 medical titles from the best minds in medicine, updated content, thousands of images and illustrations, interactive self-assessment, case files, diagnostic tools, a comprehensive search platform, and the ability to download content to a mobile device.

AccesMedicine has added the Mobile feature for iPhone, BlackBerry Bolds, and Android Phones. The Mobile version includes a targeted subset of AccessMedicine’s content. To access this version of the site, you must log in using a personal profile name and password created at MyAccessMedicine.



Dermnet Skin Disease Image Atlas

Presented by Interactive Medical Media, Dermnet: Skin Disease Image Atlas ( is a website that contains over 23,000 images of skin disease. Images can be enlarged via a click and can be located by browsing image categories or by using a search engine. The site also contains a selection of videos on a number of skin diseases. The images and videos are available without charge, and users can purchase and license high-resolution copies of images for publishing purposes.

New Feature: Hospital Medicine Section

UpToDate, the evidence-based, peer-reviewed information resource available via the web and mobile devices, has recently added a section on hospital medicine. The section includes its own table of contents and a separate “What’s New” category for updates of particular interest to hospital-based clinicians. Going forward, additional content will be included in this section, and new topics will be developed addressing issues such as transitions of care and patient safety.



Health Physics Society: The Gate To Information on Radiation and Radiation Safety Protection

Do you want to know if there is any adverse effect using cell phones?Do you have any question about radiation, radioactive materials, or radiation safety? The Health Physics Society has developed a website to help us better understand the field of health physics. Its mission is to support its members in the practice of their profession and to promote excellence in the science and practice of radiation safety. The website offers high-quality radiation safety information for the public, media, students, teachers, employers, homeland security, health care personnel, legislators and regulators, chapters and sections, and members. Information provided includes fact sheets, documents and publications, position statements, question and answer sections, definitions and terms, classroom and laboratory exercises, fellowship and study opportunities, and press releases.

To visit the entire site click here.

Mobile Beta Goes Live

PubMed includes more than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may have links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher websites.

PubMed® Mobile Beta provides a simplified mobile friendly Web interface to access PubMed. PubMed Mobile includes the same basic search functionality and content as Standard PubMed; that is, all search terms and fields work similarly. “ Read the full article here.



Tips on Assessing New Open Access Journals

From time to time we may have to deal with how to judge the legitimacy of a new open access journal.  Heather Morrison, who is a Doctoral Candidate at SFU School of Communication specializing in transformative change in scholarly communication and open access, was inspired by the topic that she decided to come up with a blogpost  which is called " Assessing new open access journals."
In her point of view the key question for assessing the quality of any academic journal, is whether the journal is the communication vehicle for a group of serious scholars committed to appropriate quality control such as peer review. She believes there are different approaches to answer this key question, such as: Who is editing the journal? Is there any peer review guidelines posted on the website? Who is the publisher? What is the quality of work? and so forth. To view this helpful guidelines you may click here.

What's Hot in Science!
To help speed scientific communication, Pubget has started a newsletter to share some of the most read papers in Pubget.

Pubget is the search engine for life science PDFs. You can search Pubget just like you would PubMed or GoogleScholar, only you get the PDF right away. To search Pubget, click here.

Subscribe to Pubget newsletter to see the most popular papers in science that have been sifted through.

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