Strolling down the sidewalk of the 5600 block of Ellis Avenue today affords a clear view of the demolition of the Research Institutes building which is making way for the construction of the new William Eckhardt Research Center. The Research Institutes building was opened in 1951, and for the last 60 years was the locus of many important discoveries in physics and related sciences. A large collection of images related to the construction and dedication of the Research Institutes building may be viewed in the Library’s Archival Photofiles collection.
This circa 1950 photograph shows the Research Institutes under construction (Archival Photofiles image identifier: apf2-06366)
Demolition of the Research Institutes, May 2012
Getting Better: 200 Years of Medicine
The New England Journal of Medicine presents this 45-minute documentary exploring three stories that demonstrate the changes that have taken place in medicine in the last 200 years. The three stories, “From Rough to Refined: The Rise of Surgery (Part 1 of 3),” “Targeting Cancer: The Story of Leukemia (Part 2 of 3),” and “The Plague of Our Time: HIV/AIDS Epidemic (Part 3 of 3)” use research reported in NEJM to show the development of knowledge in modern medicine.
Search chemicals by name or structure, browse molecules, conditions, properties and references, and navigate through reactions with SPRESImobile. The commercial availability and journal article links take you to the main suppliers’ or publishers’ websites. SPRESImobile also allows you to share structures and reactions via email or open them within other mobile applications that support standard .mol or .rxn formats. SPRESImobile uses MMDS by Molecular Materials Informatics for structure editing.
To download this free app, go to http://itunes.apple.com/app/spresimobile/id505308290
In addition to providing information on journal articles, Web of Knowledge now contains information on more than 10,000 books in the sciences. Web of Knowledge users can find journal article references cited within books as well as in other journal articles. References cited within books and book chapters constitute the full bibliographies from these books and chapters, and the platform enables linking to the full text of articles contained in the books’ bibliographies. The database also now provides “times cited” information for books and book chapters.
Search the Book Citation Index content from the familiar Web of Knowledge interface. You can limit your results to just books and book chapters by using the Refine Results feature located on the left side of the results screen. When you find a book or book chapter of interest, use the FindIt! button in the record to look for the book in the online catalog. Books included in Book Citation Index may be available as e-books. If the book is not owned by the University of Chicago, we can usually get a copy for your use via Interlibrary Loan or UBorrow. Individual book chapters for titles we own in print can also be delivered electronically to you using the new Scan and Deliver service.
PubMed has created a shortcut to reduce the time it takes to find articles based on evidence-based practice. That is the Clinical Queries box. Once a user creates a search, the search can be run in this box. By running the search here, the user can find out exactly which articles are identified as Therapy, Diagnosis, Etiology, Prognosis or a Clinical Prediction Guide. Using this same search box, the user can also find the systematic reviews on that subject indexed in PubMed and any citations pertaining to Medical Genetics.
In order to narrow down a search, the user may limit to the article’s scope, specifying if it is broad or narrow under Clinical Study Categories. The user may also limit the scope of the Medical Genetics inquires to specific topics including: Diagnosis, Differential Diagnosis, Clinical Description, Management, Genetic Counseling, Molecular Genetics and Genetic Testing.
The results from this search are limited, so it is recommended that users use the larger PubMed interface if they want comprehensive searches completed.
Are you interested in genomics and proteomics engineering? Want to know more about digital filters in MATLAB? The Library has recently acquired all 2005–current e-books published by Wiley-IEEE Press. This collection focuses on topics in electrical and computer engineering applied broadly across many fields of study. There are works of historical interest as well, for example, Dawn of the Electronic Age: Electrical Technologies in the Shaping of the Modern World, 1914 to 1945.
All Wiley-IEEE Press books are available on the IEEExplore platform http://ieeexplore.ieee.org.proxy.uchicago.edu/xpl/bkBrowse.jsp, or through the individual book titles’ links in Lens, the Library’s online catalog.
Alan Turing, the father of modern computing, is featured in the most recent issue of Nature. Celebrating the 100 year anniversary of his birth, this special issue examines his legacy in computer science and artificial intelligence as well as his contributions to the development of many other areas of modern science from biology to physics.
Try BMJ Case Reports, which “publishes cases in all disciplines so that healthcare professionals, researchers, and others can easily find clinically important information on common and rare conditions. All articles are peer reviewed and copy edited before publication.”
The trial runs until March 31, 2012. Please send your feedback to Christa Modschiedler, Biomedical Bibliographer.
Try Natural Standard, an online resource that provides evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies, diets, exercise and nutrition. Send your feedback to Christa Modschiedler, Biomedical Bibliographer.
Natural Standard is an international research collaboration that aggregates and synthesizes complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) data. It provides evidence-based, peer-reviewed, decision-support tools and assigns grades that reflect the level of available scientific data for or against the use of each therapy for a specific medical condition.
The trial runs until March 11, 2012.
Crerar Library offers online research guides to all major science disciplines: chemistry, physics, astronomy, mathematics, statistics, computer science, biology and medicine.
They include information such as the best article databases for research in each discipline, relevant new apps and mobile websites available and information on citing sources.
We also offer guides on topics related to science such as bioinformatics, health statistics and patents.
Take a look!