Guide to Data Repositories
The Library has put together a guide to data repositories which includes a Physical Sciences Data Repositories guide http://guides.lib.uchicago.edu/psdrepositories. Please feel free to suggest any additional repositories you are using to store your data or to find new data sets. We are also interested in your knowledge about discipline specific metadata schema and would appreciate hearing from you about the schema you use most often in your research.
Kudos: Kudos is a free service for researchers to increase readership and the impact of your research. With the creation of your Kudos account and linking your author identifiers, like ORCID, you’ll be able to share your work and retrieve multiple metrics relating to your publications including page views, citations, full text downloads, and social media metrics (alternative (alt) metrics). You can sign up for your free account by visiting the site
Why manage your data?
Try BrowZine for the iPad during February
If you haven’t yet tried BrowZine yet, today would be a good day to check it out. BrowZine is a service that allows you to browse, read and follow thousands of the library’s scholarly journals. The Library has recently expanded its BrowZine subscription to include web access from your desktop computer as well as Android mobile devices, in addition to the original iOS mobile device apps. You can keep track of your favorite journals and discover new developments in your field wherever you are.
To learn more or to go ahead and start using BrowZine today, simply visit browzine.com or download the app from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store or Amazon App Store. There is also a BrowZine LibGuide with more information, an introductory video, and links to download the apps.
With BrowZine, you can:
– Browse and read journals: Browse journals by subject, easily review tables of contents, and download full articles
– Use the durable linking capability of browzine.com to easily link to specific “shelves” in BrowZine from your courseware to help guide students to complete assignments, such as familiarizing themselves with journals in their field and writing a summary article or research paper about the material they find.
In the mobile app, you can create a personal experience as well:
– Create your own bookshelf: Add journals to your personal bookshelf and be notified when new articles are published
– Save and export articles: Save articles for off-line reading or export to services such as DropBox, Mendeley, RefWorks, Zotero, Papers and more
Location: Crerar Library Computer Classroom.
Endnote is a citation management tool. With it you can keep track of your citations and pdfs and create formatted bibliographies as you write your paper. In this workshop learn how to use the desktop version of EndNote. Topics covered include creating and managing citation libraries, importing citations from online databases and other sources, importing and managing PDFs and creating footnotes and bibliographies. Registration is required. Register for this section.
Are you thinking of writing a systematic review? Biomedical Librarians at Crerar can assist you and your team with various aspects of the review, such as:
- Help formulate the research question
- Conduct searches in multiple databases
- Write search strategy portion of methods section
Take a look at our web page to determine the level of service that is right for your team: http://guides.lib.uchicago.edu/systematicreviewservice. Contact email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
Eckhart Library will be closed Monday, March 21st and Tuesday, March 22nd due to a ceiling repair project. We will reopen Wednesday, March 23rd at 12 PM.
In addition to shortened building hours, Crerar Library circulation hours are reduced for the Spring Interim.
Sunday, March 20: Closed
Monday – Friday, March 21- 25: 8:30am-5:00pm
Saturday, March 26: 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, March 27: Noon-5:00pm
For other Libraries or Library departments, see http://hours.lib.uchicago.edu for a complete list.
It is now much easier to search WGS (Whole Genome Shotgun) with stand-alone BLAST on your own computer. New tools from the NCBI allow you to BLAST just the WGS projects you are interested in. You can also search a taxonomic subset of WGS (e.g., all human or all bacterial sequences). These new tools for WGS make the existing search mechanism obsolete.
As of August 5, 2016, the current single WGS BLAST database will be retired from the NCBI FTP site and BLAST server. We suggest moving to the new tools as soon as possible.
Read more at ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/blast/WGS_TOOLS/README_BLASTWGS.txt.
This announcement is from NCBI News.
This workshop provides an overview of NCBI molecular resources for cancer researchers. In the first part of the Webinar you will learn to more effectively use the Entrez text-based search system and the BLAST sequence similarity search tool to find data relevant to cancer research including sequence, variation, gene and expression information. The second part of the presentation will focus on accessing large-scale genomics datasets. You will learn how to search for, access and download DNA-seq, RNA-seq, Epigenomics and Metagenomics datasets and how to access the tools and APIs at NCBI that can be used to extract relevant subsets of that data for cancer research.
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm CST
After the live presentation, the Webinar will be uploaded to the NCBI YouTube channel. Any related materials will be accessible on the NCBI Webinars and Courses homepage: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/home/coursesandwebinars.shtml where you can also find information about future Webinars.
Above information from: NLM Tech Bull. 2016 Jan-Feb;(408):b7.