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Biblioblast, July 2014: Home

The D. Samuel Gottesman Library's Monthly Newsletter


Welcome to BiblioBlast, the newsletter of the D. Samuel Gottesman Library of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. BiblioBlast will inform you about new Library resources and keep you up to date with our classes, events and other activities. It will also highlight tips to make our online resources easier and faster to use. 

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In this issue:

Where Will You Publish Your Article?
Sorry for the Inconvenience....
Find Pain Research and Training Activities
What To Think About When You're Doing a Systematic Review?
What’s Your Research Impact?
Altmetrics, continued
Einstein Book Club
Visit the Commencement Exhibit
3D Print Exchange from the NIH
New E-Books
New Print Books
New Dissertations

Upcoming Library Events

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Sorry for the Inconvenience....

In June we experienced a technical problem with Biblioblast’s email list which caused a number of unsubscribe requests to be broadcast to all Biblioblast subscribers. Library staff addressed the problem and have taken steps to assure that it will not happen again. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the unwanted messages. We hope you will continue to subscribe to our newsletter, but if you would like to unsubscribe, you may do so at (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the unsubscribe link.)

Einstein Book Club

The Einstein Book Club will meet this Wednesday, July 9, 9:00am, on the quad outside the library, weather permitting, or in the Library Conference Room, Forchheimer 119N, to discuss Dissolution, by C. J. Sansom. All members of the Einstein community are welcome. If you have any questions about the club, please contact the Reference Department at or 718.430.3104.

Where Will You Publish Your Article?

The following resources will help you decide where to publish your manuscript by showing you which journals publish on topics similar to your article. They also provide additional information, such as impact factors, selectivity, and time to acceptance and publication.
Journal/Article Name Estimator (JANE) – From the Biosemantics Group, a collaboration of Dutch medical schools, JANE is easy to use. Just enter the title and/or abstract of the paper in the box, and click on “Find journals.” Jane will then compare your document to millions of documents in Medline to find the best matching journals. Article and author searches are also available. Open Access and PubMed Central are also indicated.
Publication Mate (PuMa) – From Editage, an editing and translating company, PuMa works in a similar way to JANE. Enter abstract, title or keywords and Search. Results are displayed in order of how well they match the text you enter, with the best-matching results on top. Stars indicate how selective the journal is in choosing which papers to publish.
PubsHub is an online resource of information about journals, conferences and associations. You can look at journal titles by subject category and sort them by rejection rate, time to acceptance, impact factor or circulation. Look at an individual journal and find out much more information, such as the kinds of articles accepted and the length of time between acceptance of an article and its publication. Find PubsHub by clicking on the More link under Databases. You’ll find it under Quick Reference Databases.

Find Pain Research and Training Activities

Use the Interagency Pain Research Portfolio (IPRP), to find information about pain research and training activities supported by the federal government. Search more than 1,200 research projects in basic, translational or clinical research. Grants are searchable by topic areas, such as neuropathic pain, and research themes, such as risk factors.
The database was developed by the NIH the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC). Four of the agencies that played a role in developing the IPRP are part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug Administration. The other two agencies are the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense.

What To Think About When You’re Doing a Systematic Review

Watch the Library’s new (very brief) video. Find out what a systematic review is, what’s involved in doing one and how a librarian can help you meet the latest standards and improve your chances of getting published. The library's Systematic Reviews research guide provides additional information.

What’s Your Research Impact?

Scholarly metrics attempt to measure the impact of an article, author or journal.
An institution may use metrics to see where its research strengths are. Researchers use metrics when making decisions about where to publish and in seeking mentors and collaborators.
Altmetrics is a fast growing area of research into the use of non-traditional scholarly impact measures based on activity in web-based environments. As scholarship increasingly moves online, these metrics track activities, such as downloads, bookmarks, etc., from sites all across the Web, including newspapers, blogs, social media and more.
The Library’s new guide, Measuring Your Impact: Research Metrics, will help you find and understand:
·      Journal-level metrics
·      Author-level metrics
·      Article-level metrics
·      Altmetrics

Altmetrics, continued

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has released a draft white paper summarizing Phase I of its Alternative Assessment Metrics (Altmetrics) Project for public comment. The Initiative was launched in July 2013 to study, propose and develop community-based standards or recommended practices for alternative metrics. In Phase 1 of the project, three in-person meetings were held and 30 in-person interviews conducted to collect input from all relevant stakeholders, including researchers, librarians, university administrators, scientific research funders, and publishers.
The draft white paper is the summary of the findings from those meetings and interviews, along with the identification of potential action items for further work in Phase II of the project. The White Paper is open for public comment through July 18, 2014. It is available with a link to an online commenting form on the NISO Altmetrics Project webpage, along with the detailed output documents and recordings from each of the meetings and related information resources.

Visit the Commencement Exhibit

Stop by the Library to see the 2014 Commencement Exhibit now on display. This year’s Commencement speaker was Arturo Casadevall, MD, PhD, the Leo and Julia Forchheimer Professor of Microbiology & Immunology at Einstein.  Dr. Casadevall is Chairman of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and served as Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Montefiore Medical Center 2000-2006. The exhibit honors a number of individuals and faculty members with Lifetime Achievement Awards, Distinguished Alumni Awards and Excellence in Teaching Awards.

3D Print Exchange from NIH

The NIH recently launched the NIH 3D Print Exchange, a website that enables users to share, download and edit 3D print files related to health and science. These files can be used, for example, to print custom laboratory equipment and models of bacteria and human anatomy. The NIH 3D Print Exchange also provides video tutorials and additional resources with instruction on 3D modeling software to enable users to customize and create 3D prints.

NIH uses 3D printing, or the creation of a physical object from a digital model, to study viruses, repair and enhance lab apparatus, and help plan medical procedures. The 3D Print Exchange makes these types of files freely available, along with video tutorials for new users and a discussion forum to promote collaboration. The site also features tools that convert scientific and clinical data into ready-to-print 3D files.

The 3D Print Exchange is a collaborative effort led by NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Additional support is provided by other NIH components, including the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Library of Medicine. The 3D Print Exchange is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through its Ignite External Web Site Policy and Ventures External Web Site Policy programs, which help support innovation within the agency.