Archive for 2014

Ontology Development Group Announces First Release of Monarch Initiative

Dr. Melissa Haendel and the Ontology Development Group announce the first (sneak peak) release of the Monarch Initiative ( The Monarch Initiative Discovery System will contain a wealth of information about model organisms, in vitro models, genes, pathways, gene expression, protein and genetic interactions, orthology, disease, phenotypes, publications, and authors with semantic similarity calculations that suggest novel relationships based on the information content of data descriptions. Why are we calling this a Sneak Peek? Because … Read More

New Library Books with OHSU Authors, April 2014

Clinical emergency medicine / [edited] by Scott Sherman, Joseph Weber, Michael Schindlbeck, Rahul Patwari.               Contributors Nicole M. Deiorio and William Thomas Smith affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Clinical manual of contact lenses / [edited by] Edward S. Bennett, Vinita Allee Henry.  Contributors Eric Kawulok and Derek J. Louie affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Clinical review of oral and maxillofacial surgery : a case-based approach / [edited by] Shahrokh C. Bagheri.       Contributors … Read More

OHSU Library and OHSU WRITEs is proud to announce the results of the 2014 Poetry Contest!

Thank you for your submissions! Participating OHSU students, faculty, and staff were creative and inspired us by sharing their experiences so thoughtfully. We hope you enjoy reading the outstanding poems that were selected for this year’s Poetry Contest. And the winner is… More than Cells by Rebecca L. Smith Honorable mentions include: Artist, Turned Physician by Kate Marshall First Year A Gap by Julia Armendariz

ProQuest PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO on trial

The PsycARTICLES database offers full-text articles for journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association and Hogrefe & Huber. The database includes all material from the print journals. Many titles go back to volume 1, issue 1. The PsycINFO database is published by the American Psychological Associations and provides comprehensive indexing and abstracts of the international psychological literature from the 1800s to the present. Documents indexed include … Read More

New Library Books with OHSU Authors, February 2014

Abrams’ angiography : interventional radiology / editors, Jean-Francois H. Geschwind, Michael D. Dake. Contributors Jessica H. Duman, Khashayar Farsad, John A. Kaufman, Frederick S. Keller, Kenneth J. Kolbeck and Josef Rosch affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.   Case studies in pediatric emergency and critical care ultrasound / edited by David J. McLario, John L. Kendall. Contributor Catherine Erickson affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.   Computational systems biology : from molecular mechanisms … Read More

PsycTESTS now available through the OHSU Library

The OHSU Library is now providing access to the PscyTESTS database. Updated monthly, this repository for ready-to-use tests and measures from the APA features instruments that are relevant to psychology and related fields, such as psychiatry, education, medicine, business, social work and more. International in scope, this resource provides access to thousands of actual test instruments, most of which are available for immediate download and use in teaching and research. PsycTESTS is an authoritative source … Read More

Help make basic science more reproducible and get free stuff

The issue of scientific reproducibility has been at the forefront of the news recently, from the Economist highlighting the lack of reliable research in “Trouble at the Lab” to Francis Collin’s recent Nature article describing the NIH’s new policies to improve reproducibility.  Recently, Dr. Haendel’s group in the Library published a paper (Vasilevsky et al, 2013, PeerJ) showing that a key component of scientific reproducibility, the ability to identify the research resources used in a … Read More

Food for Fines

Library Closure-Monday, February 17th, 2014

The OHSU Library will be closed Monday, February 17th, 2014 in observance of Presidents’ Day. The After Hours Study Space will be available for OHSU students, faculty and staff. Remember your ID! The library will resume regular hours on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014. For additional information on library hours see

Books 24×7 Service Cancellation

Due to budget constraints the library has made the difficult decision to cancel Books 24×7. We apologize for the loss of this resource.  Our decision was based on the cost of the resource and its overall low usage. We recognize that several Books 24×7 titles were well used and we are looking into other options for access.  If you would like us to consider purchasing one or more of the Books 24×7 titles, please let us know via … Read More