Research Online

29
Jan18

Data Fest is coming in February

Posted by: Jen Ferguson

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Since Love Data Week and Endangered Data Week both happen in February, we thought we’d use this month to showcase some of the great data-related services and resources we have to offer here at Snell.

We’re calling it Data Fest, and you’re invited!

 

 

Here’s a taste of what we have planned:

Stop by and lend a hand at our Citizen Science: Health Hackathon

Make friends with your command line at our Intro to the Unix Shell workshop

Learn how to create impressive charts & data visualizations at our workshops on Tableau and free web-based tools

 

And more!

Check out the full lineup and register here: http://bit.ly/snelldatafest18 

 

Posted in: Data Curation, Information and Society, Research Online

6
Jul17

Scholar OneSearch Has a New Look!

Posted by: G. Karen Merguerian

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On July 10th, Scholar OneSearch, the library’s discovery system, will have a refreshed look and some great new features to make it easier for you to find and use the research information you need.

The most obvious change is the design. Besides the overall sleek, modern appearance, you’ll find that instead of hunting for actions hidden in dropdown menus, buttons and frames, most action items are now clearly laid out with links and icons.  This includes the filtering options on the left, which are sticky so they remain visible as you scroll down your page of results.

We’ve done usability testing with students, and they found these design changes make the new version much easier to use.

In addition to the design, these new features will make your library research easier:

  • Better, easier-to-use citation information.  You’ll be able to cut and paste citations directly into email or other documents such as bibliographies, as well as download to your favorite citation manager as before.
  • Fewer clicks to get full online access to e-books, e-journals, articles, and other media.
  • The ability to add lines to the advanced search for better control and targeting of your query.
  • A more appealing and easier-to-read presentation of related articles and the “virtual browse” of books, e-books and streaming media from our collections.
  • Clearer labels, for example, the old E-shelf is now called “My Favorites”.
  • The ability to add more than one tag to a saved item.

And don’t worry:  all the functionality you’re used to is still there. Search for books, e-books, DVD’s and other physical items, and include journal articles, conference proceedings, primary source materials, dissertations, and much more in your search results. Filter your results by date, availability, format, author, source, language, peer review, etc.   In your “my account” area, your saved favorites and checked-out books and videos will still be there.

We think both the design and the new features of Scholar OneSearch will make using it a more pleasant experience, as well as fixing some earlier annoyances and restrictions. The new look and feel has been available as a beta version on our home page for several weeks, as we’ve tested and refined it with your suggestions and feedback.

We hope you’ll love the new Scholar OneSearch as much as we do!

Posted in: Research Online

28
Mar17

Welcome to our Wikipedia Visiting Scholar!

Posted by: Amanda Rust

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We’re thrilled to announce that Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight will be joining us as our first Wikipedia Visiting Scholar! Rosie is a prolific and experienced Wikipedian (User:Rosiestep), and founder or co-founder of projects such as WikiProject Women Writers, Women in Red, WikiWomen’s User Group, and more. She’s also on the Board of Directors for Wikimedia District of Columbia and on the Editorial Board of The Signpost, one of the longest-running publications covering English Wikipedia and Wikimedia at large.

Wikipedia’s Visiting Scholar program, “connecting experienced Wikipedians with academic institutions to improve Wikipedia,” includes Wikipedians and hosts across the United States. Visiting Scholars join institutions of higher education as remote partners, and improve articles in subject areas suggested by that institution. There is no compensation to the Visiting Scholar beyond remote access.

Rosie’s focus for the Visiting Scholar position here at Northeastern, supported by scholars in the Women Writers Project as well as our reference librarians, will be women and writing before 1900. This might encompass topics such as early women’s writing, women and the book trade, women and education, women as readers, women writers of well-known works, and many more. Women Writers Project staff will support Rosie’s work through activities such as helping Rosie develop lists of women or works that need coverage in Wikipedia, pointing her towards specialty sources in the history of women writers, or helping to track down particularly difficult bibliographic or biographic information.

Rosie will join Northeastern as a remote community member with access to library resources, from March to December 2017. We’re looking forward to seeing her work and learning more about how we can help her in that work. Stay tuned to watch this project grow!

Posted in: Research Online, Scholarly Communications

7
Dec15

New Resource: Science Translational Medicine

Posted by: Jen Ferguson

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You requested – we listened!

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We’ve subscribed to Science Translational Medicine due in part to the large number of interlibrary loan requests we’ve received for articles from this journal. Our interlibrary loan service is fast, but now your access to Science Translational Medicine will be even faster – just follow this link to start reading.

Science Translational Medicine focuses on bringing the latest scientific advances from the bench to the bedside. Despite a growing understanding of human biology, utilizing these discoveries to close gaps in medical knowledge has progressed slowly. Science Translational Medicine aims to publish discoveries capable of generating innovative ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease.

Coverage includes:

  • Studies in humans or human tissue that provide new information about therapies or disease
  • Results from animal models that are likely to apply to patients
  • Innovative reports of drug discovery and development

Formats:

  • Full-length original Research Articles
  • State-of-the-art Reviews identifying the challenges blocking translation and propose innovative solutions
  • Focus articles and Perspectives presenting topical opinions from science and policy thought leaders
  • Podcasts with scientists explaining their translational results

 

Posted in: Collections, Online Collections, Research Online

9
Nov15

Neurology: Now full-text online, 1951-present

Posted by: Jen Ferguson

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We’ve expanded our subscription to the journal Neurology. Accessed nearly 1,000 times by Northeastern users in the past year alone, NU faculty, staff, and students now have full-text online access to all Neurology issues from 1951-present.

Neurology is the official journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The journal aims to advance the field of neurology by presenting new basic and clinical research with emphasis on knowledge that will influence the way neurology is practiced.

Neurology content includes:

  • Articles
  • Clinical/Scientific notes
  • Views & Reviews (including Medical Hypothesis papers)
  • Issues of Neurological Practice
  • Historical Neurology
  • NeuroImages
  • Humanities
  • WriteClick® Editor’s Choice
  • Position papers from the American Academy of Neurology
  • Resident and Fellow section
  • Patient Page
  • CME Quizzes
  • Podcasts
  • Supplementary data (including video) for specific articles

Posted in: Biology, Collections, Health Sciences, Online Collections, Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Toxicology, Psychology, Research Online, Serendipity