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InfoCommons Refresh Summer 2010
All the computers in the Information Commons have been upgraded.
Mac computer
In addition to new Windows7 PCs running Office 2010, we now have five iMacs. These have the Adobe CS4 suite including Photoshop.

Neurobiology of Wisdom
Please join us August 17 for our summer Lunchtime Seminar featuring Dr. Dilip Jeste. director of the Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging.

Learn Something This Summer!
Our summer schedule of workshops is up. New this quarter is a more advanced Excel workshop. Sign up for a session today!

E-Book Explosion!
Did you know the UCSD Libraries provide online access to thousands of ebooks including many in the life/health sciences? Springer Online Monographs is just one collection - try our catalog's Electronic Resources search to find more!


Have Your Say
The UCSD Libraries are engaging in a strategic planning process that will guide us for the next few years. We want to know what YOU want. Help kickstart the conversation by giving us your feedback at

New Resource!

Procedures Consult is an online procedure reference tool that offers easy access to complete details on how to prepare for, perform and follow up on the most common procedures required in today's hospital setting. Procedures Consult covers the procedures required by the American Board of Internal Medicine and conforms to ACGME standards. Use it here.

Winter Holiday Closure
The UCSD Libraries will be closed along with the rest of the UCSD campus from Saturday, December 19 through Sunday, January 3. We will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2010. The 24-hour Graduate Study will be closed as well. See the Holiday Closures page for details on all affected services.

New Display: Health Literacy
As consumers are expected to be more active participants in their own health care, it's more important than ever that they be able to understand health information. Come by our new display on this topic, created by Cynthia Rosenthal, MSN, the Patient Education Coordinator in the Nursing Education, Development and Research Department at UC San Diego Medical Center.

National Medical Librarians Month
October is National Medical Librarians Month, an observance designed to promote awareness of the work that medical librarians do in helping health professionals, researchers and consumers find the health information they need. Let us know how we can help you!

Fall Workshops Available
Our schedule of workshops is now available - boost your PubMed or Google skills, learn Visio, or get an overview of the library.  All workshops are free and you can sign up online.

Welcome Week Events (9/2009)
Start off the academic year by learning about the ways BML can save you time and money. This week only we are offering tours, Biomedical Library: Under the Microscope and workshops, Just Tell Me What I Need To Know.

The tour will highlight study spaces and library services; the workshop will introduce 10 things you should know about the UCSD Libraries. See our blog post about the tours and workshops for the schedule and more information.

NCMIR Images
New Display: Microtopia (8.09)

Come by our display cases to see our new exhibit featuring amazing images from the National Center for Microscopy Imaging Research. There's a looping presentation describing the science behind the images. Read more...

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Do you tweet?
We do! Here are some useful twitterers to follow. Even if you don't want to tweet yourself, these can be good sources of news.

Portraits of Pathology Artwork
small image by George Bruque

Featured in our breezeway is a group of  art works by School of Medicine student George Bruque. These pieces were created for the artist's Independent Study Project. We are very pleased to have these on display!

May 14: School of Medicine 40th Anniversary
The UCSD School of Medicine officially celebrates 40 years with presentations and cake today at noon on the lawn between the Biomedical Library and the Leichtag building. Speakers will include Chancellor Marye Anne Fox, Dr. Mia Savoia, Vice Dean of Education, School of Medicine Dr. Harold Simon, professor emeritus, founding faculty member and founding dean of admissions and student affairs, School of Medicine Nick Kolaitis, President of the SOM Class of 2012. Take a study break for cake!

May 7: More Baby Books Than You Can Shake a Rattle At
Come hear UCLA librarian and archivist Russell Johnson and guests at a lecture on UCLA's large collection of 19th-21st century baby books and how they are being used to track trends in infant development. This lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Have an interesting baby book? Bring it along!
Date: Thursday, May 7
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Place: UCSD Biomedical Library Events Rm
Registration: - 858.822.4760

Our Spring Quarter workshop schedule is now available. Sign up today!

March 27 Holiday
March 27 is the UCSD Cesar Chavez Day holiday. The Biomedical Library will be open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Other UCSD libraries will be closed. If you're planning to spend some time here, bring your (non-greasy, non-smelly) snacks from home - most of the Price Center will be closed as well.

Finals Time!

Looking for places to study for your final exams?  Check out the current Library Hours to find out who's open when. FYI, if you need a group study room at Biomed, it's probably a good idea to call ahead and reserve one (same day only).  In the afternoons and evenings they are often all in use.  Good luck on your exams!

The Biomedical Library Health Disparities exhibit will be on display in the library breezeway until February 25, 2009. There is also a growing list of online Health Disparities resources. On February 2, 2009, from 12-1 PM, Dr. Sandra Daley, M.D., will talk about "Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?," as part of the UCSD Biomedical Library lunchtime seminar series. This seminar is full, but it will be filmed and the video will be available after the presentation.

World AIDS Day, December 1

We have a new AIDS-related exhibit which will remain in our display cases through December, and we are compiling an online resource collection which will continue indefinitely. On December 1, a number of events will be taking place at the Price Center including art exhibits, rapid HIV testing, and presentations by several UCSD speakers. Check it out!

Information Commons Survey

Do you use the Information Commons at the Biomedical Library? (This is the name for our large computer area, Presentation Practice Room, and Media Room) If so, we'd love to hear from you in our online survey. You can enter to win one of five prizes of $30 in TritonPlus value (UCSD users only please).

Take the survey

You can now send us quick questions via txt message, Mon-Fri, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. To reach us, send message to 265010
Start with ucsdbiomed: - e.g.: ucsdbiomed: do u have nejm online?
Read more about txting us

Go Green, Save Green

Looking to be nicer to the environment and your budget? Using library resources online can help. Read our series of tips on ways to use less paper and fuel in your pursuit of information.

Media Room Now Open!

Our new Media Room has a Windows computer, scanner, webcam and cool software for media creation and editing. Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Camtasia, Premiere and more! Now open to UCSD students, staff and faculty. Check out the policies and come by for a spin!

October 2008

October 14 is Open Access Day

Open Access is a movement that encourages the unrestricted sharing of scholarly communication through free-to-read journals and other publications. On October 14, there will be two webcasts designed to broaden awareness of open access. Professor Phil Bourne from UCSD will be one of the featured speakers. Get the details!

Exhibit: Healthcare and the Election

Do you know where the presidential candidates stand on health issues? Come by the library between now and the election to find up to date information from the candidates' own statements. We also have a companion web page which features a weekly poll as well as PDFs of the posters, links to voter registration and a bibliography where you can find more analysis of the candidates and their plans.

October 2008

New - Google Calendar

Do you use Google Calendar? The Biomedical Library's events are now listed on a public calendar - you can add our calendar to yours. Just search for ucsdbiomed. Below is a view of what's listed there now.

September 2008

Welcome Undergrads!

The Biomedical Library is hosting the following Welcome Week events. Tours will focus on the Biomedical library, and the "Just Tell Me What I Need to Know" workshop will orient you to all library services.

Monday Sept 22
3:30 pm - Tour

Tuesday Sept 23
12:00 noon - Tour
3:00 pm - Tour
3:30 pm - Just Tell Me What I Need to Know

Wednesday Sept 24
1:00 pm - Tour
1:30 pm - Just Tell Me What I Need to Know

2:30 pm - Tour

Thursday Sept 25
12 noon - Tour
12:30 pm - Just Tell Me What I Need to Know

1:00 pm - Tour

Friday Sept 26
11:00 am - Tour

Also check out activities at the other libraries at UCSD.

September 2008

NIH Public Access Policy
[From April - Mid-September 2008, we featured various information about the new NIH Public Access Policy including workshop dates. Please see our NIH Public Access Policy page for current information.]