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 of structured information about tests of interest to a variety of fields, and while focused on contemporary instances of test use, has coverage that spans more than a century.

Each detailed test record includes a summary, background information, development history, purpose, reliability and validity data (when available), test format and the citation for the peer-reviewed source document.

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 study, is problematic.

To address this issue, the Resource Identification Initiative is developing a process and tools to make it easier to identify research resources used in the materials and methods of biomedical research through the use of unique identifiers. Numerous publishers, including PLoS, Elsevier and Wiley, as well as editors, and the NIH have come together to pilot a program where authors aid in the specific identification of resources prior to publication.

The Resource Identification Initiative is seeking beta tester authors and endorsers.  Participants will receive prizes.  To become a beta tester, please go here: http://www.antibodies-online.com/resource-identification-initiative/

For more information, please contact:
rii-help@scicrunch.org

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 http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/library/about/hours.cfm.

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 our Suggest Purchase form.  You only need to include the title and your contact information.

Additionally, the Springer EBooks collection includes many business, management and information technology titles including Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact libacq@ohsu.edu.

Library Closure-Monday, January 20th, 2014

The OHSU Library will be closed Monday, January 20, 2014 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. 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, January 21.

For additional information on library hours see http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/library/about/hours.cfm.

New Library Books with OHSU Authors, December 2013

Altchek’s diagnosis and management of ovarian disorders.

Contributor Tanja Pejovic affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Gynecologic cancers: a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and management / edited by Kunle Odunsi, Tanja Pejovic.

Editor Tanja Pejovic and contributors Michelle Berlin, Terry Morgan and Amy Stenson affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Introduction to aural rehabilitation / [edited by] Raymond H. Hull.

Contributors Dawn Konrad-Martin and Gabrielle Saunders affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Summitt’s fundamentals of operative dentistry: a contemporary approach / edited by Thomas J. Hilton, Jack L. Ferracane, James C. Broome.

Editors Thomas J. Hilton and Jack L. Ferracane and contributor Juliana da Costa affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Books@Ovid collection

The OHSU library has added sixty eBooks to our Books@Ovid collection. These are mainly recent editions of popular titles such as:

Bonica’s management of pain, 4th edition

DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg’s cancer: principles & practice of oncology, 9th edition

Fundamentals of diagnostic radiology, 4th edition

Kaplan & Sadock’s comprehensive textbook of psychiatry, 9th edition

To browse all 500+ titles available from Books@ Ovid click here.

For questions about Books@Ovid or any other eBooks please visit our LibGuide or contact Kristi DeShazo (deshazok@ohsu.edu) or Tami Wilkerson (wilkerst@ohsu.edu)

CLSB Update

The Collaborative Life Sciences Building continues to develop and we wanted to share an update with you.

Work has begun on the Learning Resource Center.

As part of the Collaborative Life Sciences Building, the Learning Resource Center (LRC) is specifically designed to enable team learning and collaboration in support of interprofessional education. The space is designed to facilitate collaborative study and group learning. There will be a combination of learning environments allowing for quiet studying, four-person group study rooms for collaboration, and an eight-person group study room to permit larger groups to work together. Lounge space and a meditation room round out the available amenities, with a computer lab providing technology to the OHSU community. Librarians will be available for your information needs, and student services and student affairs staff will offer support for the curriculum.

The Learning Resource Center will include:

  • A meditation room
  • General study space
  • Computer lab
  • Lounge space
  • Quiet study space
  • Thirteen 4-person group study rooms to facilitate collaborative study
  • One 8-person group study room
  • One 20-person classroom
  • Librarians will be available to provide support
  • Support from student services and student affairs

We are excited to share continuing developments around the Learning Resource Center!

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!