ORCID: An Introduction

January 12, 2017

What does ORCID stand for?

ORCID stands for Open Researcher & Contributor ID

How do I obtain an ORCID?

You can register for an ORCID via the ORCID Registration page.

Why should I obtain an ORCID?

ORCID provides a unique persistent digital identifier that allows researchers to distinguish themselves from every other researcher.  The ID offers a mechanism to distinguish individuals with common names, and are not affected by name changes, cultural differences in name order, inconsistent first-name abbreviations, or the use of different alphabets.

How can I associate publications with my ORCID?

Most scholarly publishers accept ORCID’s during manuscript submissions. If you give publishers permission to do so, they can automatically update your ORCID profile when the submitted article is published.

You may also import publications, patents, grants and other works into your record any time.

You will then be given several options for searching for, importing or uploading publications to your profile.

 

If you’d like more information about ORCID or other author identifiers, please use the following links:

 

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact your librarian for assistance.

 


Get the information you need fast and free

January 5, 2017

Dear faculty, staff and students at URMC:

FreeWe were excited to announce FREE article services a few months ago, but we’re worried you may not have heard.

Did you know we can get you a copy of that print book or journal article you need, even if we don’t own it?

It’s fast, convenient, and FREE through our interlibrary loan service (ILLiad).

Most article or chapter requests can be delivered to you as a PDF within a couple business days.

Need something faster and not sure if we can do it?

Need help signing up for ILLiad?

Just contact our Answer Desk professionals at 275-3361.


Here’s what you need to fight colds and flu this season

January 4, 2017

In case you missed the headlines, cold and flu season is officially upon us.

If you’ve been clipart sitting with a group of people in an auditorium or classroom recently, you know what we’re talking about. Sneezes, sniffles, and coughs are all around us!

Heck, we sure don’t want to get sick. Do you?

So, let’s take some precautions to stay healthy.

The resources listed below provide some key information on the common cold and flu, prevention, how to recognize symptoms, and what to do if you, unfortunately, get sick.

The Basics
MedlinePlus Flu
MedlinePlus Common Cold
MedlinePlus What to Ask Your Doctor 

Prevention
CDC Stop the Spread of Germs
Seasonal Flu Vaccination
Wash your hands

What happens if I get sick anyway? Figure out what you have: https://medlineplus.gov/magazine/issues/fall06/articles/fall06pg19.html
Common Cold: How to Treat at Home

Need a good laugh? Here’s a Hamilton inspired rap about the flu vaccination.

 


January 2017 Classes by Miner Library

January 4, 2017

Classes at Miner Library

Here are the classes offered by Miner Library for the upcoming month:

Blackboard Basics for Academic Courses
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Register
Blackboard: Using Zoom to make virtual connections
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Register
EndNote Basics
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Register
Blackboard: Using Voicethread in your Course
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 12:45pm
Register

For a full list of Miner Library’s classes, visit our Classes page.

Have a question? Contact Miner Library’s Answer Desk @ 585-275-3361.


ILLiad Planned Outage – January 4, 2017

December 22, 2016

 

On January 4, we will be performing scheduled maintenance on our interlibrary loan system, ILLiad. ILLiad will be unavailable during this time. Services are expected to resume on January 5. We apologize for any inconvenience. For questions or assistance, please contact us at (585)275-3361 or miner_interlibraryloan@urmc.rochester.edu

 

And while we’ve got your attention, we hope you realize that our interlibrary loan service is free for all faculty, students, and staff at URMC. That’s why we want ILLiad to be performing at its best.

 

So, remember: ILLiad will be unavailable on January 4. After that, we expect it to be up and running.

December 2016 Classes by Miner Library

December 1, 2016

Classes at Miner Library

Here are the classes offered by Miner Library for the upcoming month:

RefWorks Basics
Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Register
Blackboard Basics for Academic Courses
Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Register
Cancer at the Systems Level
Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Register

For a full list of Miner Library’s classes, visit our Classes page.

Have a question? Contact Miner Library’s Answer Desk @ 585-275-3361.


Want to give the gift of a good book? SCORE!

November 30, 2016

The University’s Study Coordinators Organization for Research and Education (SCORE) are sponsoring donation stations for new children’s books to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Betweentwo children with book 11/28/16 and 12/16/16 drop off new books to a SCORE Donation Station. Donation Stations are located:

• in the Saunders Research Building (1.2000),
• in the Clinical Research Center (G-5035),
• and here at Miner’s Answer Desk.

The book drive is a joint effort of Golisano Children’s Hospital and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

Thanks!