ACRL-Oregon Awards Todd Hannon

The Oregon Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL-Oregon) recently recognized OHSU Reference Librarian, Todd Hannon with its 2013 Award for Excellence.  Todd’s work with rural Oregonians on the Community Research Enhancement and Education Development (CREED) project led to the award.

The ACRL Oregon Board felt that Todd’s work teaching community members about the role of literature searching in the research process played a vital role in translating librarianship into community empowerment in the service of public health.

OHSU’s Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute and the Oregon Rural Practice-Based Research Network partnered to carry out the CREED project. Congratulations Todd!

Holiday Hours

12/24/13: The Library will close at 3pm.
12/25/13 CLOSED
Normal hours will resume on Thursday, 12/26/13.

New Years:
12/31/13: The Library will close at 3pm.
1/1/14 CLOSED
Regular hours will resume on Thursday, 1/2/14.

For additional information on library hours, please see

SocINDEX now available from the OHSU Library

SocINDEX is a comprehensive sociology research database, providing full text for 890 journals dating back to 1908, as well as indexing and informative abstracts for journals dating back to 1895, plus extensive indexing for books, monographs, conference papers, and other sources.

Its broad scope and content provide users with a wealth of extremely useful information encompassing the spectrum of sociological study. The database features more than 2.1 million records with subject headings from a 20,000+ term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers.

SocINDEX offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. These include abortion, criminology & criminal justice, demography, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, political sociology, religion, rural & urban sociology, social development, social psychology, social structure, social work, socio-cultural anthropology, sociological history, sociological research, sociological theory, substance abuse & other addictions, violence and many others.

In addition, SocINDEX features over 25,000 Author Profiles covering the most prolific, most cited, and most frequently searched for authors in the database. Each author profile includes biographical data and bibliographic information, which together allow users to quickly ascertain an author’s areas of expertise and academic/professional focus. All author profiles are updated on a routine basis as new information about each author becomes available. Moreover, profiles continue to be added for additional authors within the database on an ongoing basis.

Poetry Contest

New Library Books with OHSU Authors, November 2013

Netter’s surgical anatomy and approaches / Conor P. Delaney   illustrations by Frank H. Netter.

Contributor Lee Swanstrom affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Pediatric retina / [edited by] Mary Elizabeth Hartnett.

Contributor J. Timothy Stout affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Disorders of the shoulder: diagnosis & management / editors, Joseph P. Iannotti, Anthony Miniaci, Gerald R. Williams, Jr., Joseph D. Zuckerman.

Contributor Jesse A. McCarron affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Electronic Resources Survey

The OHSU Library is conducting a survey to evaluate the usage of our electronic resources.  Over the next year we will be asking students, faculty, and staff to complete a brief questionnaire when accessing the Library’s online journals, books, and databases.  You will not encounter the survey every time you access the Library online, but may be asked to respond more than once over the next year.  The survey data is very important to us and will inform future decisions and services.  Thank you in advance for your participation.  For questions and comments, please contact

Emily McElroy appointed Director at UNMC

Photo of Emily McElroy

Emily McElroy, Associate University Librarian for Content Management & Systems, has been appointed as the next Library Director of the McGoogan Library of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Over the past seven years, Ms. McElroy has served the OHSU Library in positions of increasing responsibility. As a member of the Library’s management team, she helped guide strategic initiatives, developed new programs, and mentored junior faculty. A nationally known leader in collection development, Ms. McElroy led the Orbis Cascade Alliance Demand Driven Acquisitions Pilot project, which resulted in a successful program to provide access to thousands of electronic books to faculty, staff, and students at 37 academic institutions in the Pacific Northwest. She currently serves as President of the OHSU Faculty Senate and was a finalist for the 2013 Faculty Senate Leadership Award.

Please join us in wishing Emily McElroy the greatest success in her new endeavors in Nebraska!

Library Closed, November 28, 2013

The OHSU Library will be closed on Thursday, November 28, 2013, in observance of Thanksgiving.

The library will resume regular hours on Friday, November 29, 2013.   For additional information on library hours, please see

SciFinder Demonstration

Come join us on November 21st, at 2 PM in BRB 381 for a seminar and hands on demonstration of SciFinder.  SciFinder provides researchers with unlimited access to the world’s largest and most reliable collection of chemistry and related science information.

This seminar will focus on demonstrating new features and content that has been added to SciFinder in the last year:

  • experimental procedures from select journals and patents
  • grouping/analysis options for reaction answer sets
  • pricing & availability information for chemical vendors
  • bioactivity & target indicators for substances

We will also review the following topics:

  • query building and analyze/refine tools for structure/reaction searching
  • Markush substance searching
  • SciPlanner for synthetic route planning

Time will be left at the end for a Q&A session.

The seminar is being conducted by Kaushik Patel.  Dr. Patel holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University and a M.Sc. from UCLA. His graduate work was in the field of supramolecular chemistry as it pertains to materials and drug delivery. Before starting at CAS, he worked at Sigma Aldrich Materials Science as a Global Product Manager covering Organic and Printed Electronic Materials, Nanomaterials and Polymer Science.

New Library Books with OHSU Authors, October 2013

Acing the IBD questions on the GI board exam : the ultimate crunch-time resource / Brennan Spiegel, Hetal A. Karsan ; contributing editors, Gil Y. Melmed, Nir Modiano.

Contributing editor Nir Modiano affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Fetal and neonatal secrets / [edited by] Richard A. Polin, Alan R. Spitzer.

Contributors Michael F. Chiang and Daniel A. Greninger affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Infections of the gastrointestinal system / editor, Chetana Vaishnavi.

Contributor Ajay Wanchu affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Oesophagogastric surgery / edited by S. Michael Griffin; assistant editors, Simon A. Raimes, Jon Shenfine.

Contributors Nathan W. Bronson and John G. Hunter affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Primer on the metabolic bone diseases and disorders of mineral metabolism.

Contributors Eric S. Orwoll, Lynn Y. Sakai and Gerhard Sengle affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Vascular and interventional radiology : the requisites / John A. Kaufman, Michael J. Lee.

Author John A. Kaufman and contributor Gary M. Nesbit affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

WHO classification of tumours of soft tissue and bone / edited by Christopher D.M. Fletcher … [et al.].

Contributor Christopher L. Corless affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.