Archive for 2013

DSM 5 Now Available

The most recent version of the Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders is now available from the OHSU Library in both print and electronic formats. Visit the American Psychiatric Association website for an overview of the changes to the manual.

Making data more accessible

The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) recently announced a directive aimed to increase public access to federally funded research. The policy memorandum requires Federal agencies with greater than $100 million in R&D expenditures to create a plan for making the published results of their research freely available to the public within one year of publication.  The directive also directs the agencies to develop plans for managing and making digital data sets accessible. The … Read More

OHSU Library Resources for Oregon Licensed Health Professionals

One of the challenges that health professionals face is feeling disconnected from the information resources that were available to them during their studies. For many years now, the OHSU Library has helped fill that information gap by providing services and resources to Oregon licensed health professionals. A small portion of MD and DO licensing fees are appropriated by the Oregon Medical Board and administered by the OHSU Library to provide health information resources for Oregon … Read More

Help the Library design a new bookmark and win a Powell’s Books gift card!

The library is hosting a contest to choose an image for its new bookmark.  The contestant with the winning image will receive a $25 gift card to Powell’s Books. To enter, just select a picture from our collection of digital and historic images. Have fun exploring medical, OHSU and local history! Contest Guidelines: Choose an image from one of the following collections or exhibits: The OHSU Digital Resources Library Rare Books on Health and Healing, … Read More

VDI Pilot Project Survey

The OHSU Library is piloting a thin client solution from ITG which we hope may someday replace our floor computers available for use by OHSU staff/students and faculty.  These terminals all run a modified version of the OHSU Windows 7 build. After 15 minutes of inactivity the terminals reboot into a fresh state so it is important for patrons to remember to save their work before the terminal recycles to avoid losing anything important.  The … Read More

Stat!Ref Cancellation

Due to budget constraints the library has made the difficult decision to cancel Stat!Ref.  We apologize for the loss of this resource.  Our decision was based on the growing cost of the resource, the loss of critical content, as well as a drop in use over the past three years.  We recognize that  several  Stat!Ref titles were well used and we are looking into other options for access.  If you would like us to consider … Read More

Library Closed, July 4th, 2013

The OHSU Library will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2013, in observance of Independence Day. The library will resume regular hours on Friday, July 5th. For additional information on library hours, please see

New Library Books with OHSU Authors, June 2013

Care at the close of life [electronic resource] : evidence and experience / edited by Stephen J. McPhee … [et al.]. Contributors Paul B. Bascom, Erik Fromme, Thomas J. Prendergast and Susan W. Tolle affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Hormone resistance and hypersensitivity : from genetics to clinical management / volume editors, Mohamad Maghnie … [et al.]. Authors Eva Feigerlova, Vivian Hwa, Michael A. Derr and Ron G. Rosenfeld affiliated with Oregon Health … Read More

Research Impact: Beyond Citation Counts

Citation count is the most common and traditional metric for measuring the impact of a scientific paper.  However, it is an increasingly inadequate measurement.  Citation counts to not capture the diverse and rapid ways in which scientific research is shared, accessed, recommended, and endorsed in the digital age. Altmetrics or alternative metrics are a collection of emerging impact measurements intended to capture how and where research is communicated on the Web.  These metrics include download … Read More

Dolores Judkins honored with an appointment to the Emeritus Faculty of the OHSU Library

Congratulations to Dolores Judkins, MLS, AHIP, Associate University Librarian for Information & Research Services, who is retiring at the end of June. Ms. Judkins has served the OHSU community as a member of the Library Faculty for over 30 years. Her distinguished contributions are numerous and have played a critical role in improving the health of Oregonians and the education of Oregon health professionals. She has held leadership positions as the Director of the Dental … Read More