Archive for October, 2009

New PubMed

So, there is ton of information out there on the newly designed PubMed.  It looks different but all of the same information is in there – somewhere.  These are the things I love:

  • No need to change views to see MeSH for each citation; simply click on the + sign next to Publication Types, MeSH, etc. at the bottom of the abstract to expand that section
  • Database ads – click directly to Homologene, GEO, etc right from the citation view.  Awesome.
  • Customizeability – is that a word?  It’s great that you can customize your search results without logging in.  I love having the login option (My NCBI is great folks!), but let’s face it – most of you don’t.

Just my two cents.  There’s a lot of info running around out there on the redesign.  Here’s a link to the NLM Technical Bulletin article on it.


October 29, 2009 at 3:36 pm Leave a comment

New Book

Ah, I understand that people think that books are blase but…    Here’s a new one at the Health Sciences Libraries:

Statistics and informatics in molecular cancer research.  Edited by Carsten Wiuf, Claus L. Andersen

The call number is: RC267 .S83 2009

Our own Dr. Rhodes is the author of Chapter 7: Two methods for comparing genomic data across independent studies in cancer research: Meta-analysis and oncomine concepts map.

Have fun!

October 21, 2009 at 2:28 pm Leave a comment

Upcoming Workshops

Hey, it’s been awhile.  I’m sorry.  The rush of the school year always seems to catch me a little off guard.  The Health Sciences Libraries is co-sponsoring some workshops you may be interested in.

In addition, the National Center for Integrative Biomedical Informatics is also holding an overview of its resources.

(I know; it’s bad form to have a single bullet, but hey…)  Registration is available from the Health Sciences Libraries workshops registration page.  Have fun and thanks for being patient about my blogs!

October 20, 2009 at 12:55 pm Leave a comment

Bioinformatics Conferences

A list of upcoming bioinformatics conferences from Conference Alerts.

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