RefWorks Alumni Program

May 23, 2016

Did you know that you can keep your RefWorks citations when you graduate or leave the University of Rochester?  It’s simple.  Before your NetID expires, just create an alumni account and transfer your folders and citations to the new account.  Click here for instructions.  

RefWorks is an online program that helps you organize your references/citations. You can access it from anywhere, upload documents (such as articles or even your own paper) and search all your citations and attachments.   Want more information?  Miner Library offers classes and one-on-one instruction on using the program.  Click here to register for an upcoming class or contact your liaison librarian for more information. Contact us by email, by calling (585) 275-2487, or by using the Ask A Librarian page on our website.

 


High Noon at Miner Library Presents: “Two LiBEERians and a High Noon,” May 25 at Noon

May 11, 2016

Craft beer has become increasingly popular over the last decade.  In Rochester alone, we have seen the arrival of over 10 new breweries since 2010.  So what’s the big fuss?

Join us on May 25 for the High Noon series as two beer snobs share their love and knowledge of all things beer.

Librarians Dan Trout and Daniel Castillo will discuss some of their favorite beers, tips on how to better appreciate good beer, and suggestions on where to go in Rochester.

Join us at noon on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in the History of Medicine Room at Miner Library. Feel free to invite your colleagues and bring your lunch! For more information, contact Daniel Castillo at 275-6873.

About the speakers:  Dan Trout and Daniel Castillo

Dan Trout is our Nursing Librarian Liaison and has been with Miner Library since 2013.  He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo in 2012 and prefers brown ales and India pale ales.

Daniel Castillo is a Liaison Librarian and has been with Miner Library since 2015.  He received his MLIS from Syracuse University in 2015 and prefers porters and stouts.


May 2016 Classes by Miner Library

May 4, 2016

Classes at Miner Library

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

Blackboard – New Features Review!
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
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EndNote Basics
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register
Making Sense of Your Gene, Protein or Metabolite List: Secondary Analysis
Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Register
Qualifying Exam Preparation and Writing Workshop
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Register
Blackboard – New Features Review!
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Register
Blackboard Basics for Academic Courses, Clerkships and Residencies
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Register
Intro to Mendeley Class
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Register
Learning R via SWIRL: Monthly Meet-Up
Date: Friday, May 27, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
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.


Still wondering where to publish?

April 22, 2016

If you’ve read our previous post on identifying and avoiding predatory publishers, you’re well on your way to finding the right journal in which to publish.

Well done! You’ve mastered Step 1.

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Ready for Step 2? Awesome. Let’s do it!

 checkmark-orange As you look at the table of contents, do you think your article will be a good fit?
 checkmark-orange What types of articles are published? Original research, review, case study?
 checkmark-orange What is the quality of the accepted articles and authors?
 checkmark-orange What is the main subject area(s) covered by the journal (particularly when the research is cross-discipline)?
 checkmark-orange What is the acceptance rate of this journal?
 checkmark-orange Who is the publisher of this journal?  Do you recognize the publisher?
 checkmark-orange What associations or organizations are affiliated with the journal?
 checkmark-orange Do you recognize any of the names of the editors of the review board?  Are the editors affiliated with established institutions?
 checkmark-orange On what platforms is the journal available? Web, print, or web and print?
 checkmark-orange What is the number of paid circulations?
 checkmark-orange How often is the journal published?
 checkmark-orange What is the time to publication?
 checkmark-orange Where is it indexed?  Medline, PsycINFO, CINAHL?
 checkmark-orange Is the journal peer-reviewed?
 checkmark-orange What is the reputation of the journal?
 checkmark-orange What is the impact factor?
 checkmark-orange Who is the declared audience?

For more information about journal rankings and reach, check out InCites™ Journal Citation Reports® and Ulrich’s Web  (This is licensed content, so you’ll be asked for your UR status and affiliation before being directed to the resources.)

Still have questions?  Your liaison librarians are here to help. Contact us by email, by calling (585) 275-2487, or by using the Ask A Librarian page on our website.


We’re growing our family of libraries to meet your needs. Meet the Family Resource Library at Golisano Children’s Hospital.

April 21, 2016

And we couldn’t be prouder.

Stop by and say hello. The Family Resource Library is located on the lobby level of the new Golisano Children’s Hospital. We’re right next door to the Ronald McDonald Family Room.

The Family Resource Library is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All are welcome to use the library’s facilities: clinicians, staff, patients and their families, and the general community.

Jennifer Raynor

Jennifer Raynor

As you enter, you’ll get a welcoming smile from professional librarian, Jennifer Raynor. Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Science. She’s held positions at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Roger Williams University School of Law in Rhode Island, and Brighton Memorial Library in Rochester.

Jennifer thrives on finding reliable and helpful health information to meet your specific needs.

For clinicians and staff, she’ll consult with you on database searches, conduct custom literature searches, provide subject-specific resource training and instruction, notify you about new library services, and work with you to create appropriate educational materials for your patients and families.

Family Resource Library

Family Resource Library

For pediatric patients and their families, Jennifer knows just the right age-appropriate resources to help you better understand your health conditions or diagnoses. Of course, we also offer a quiet space to relax as well as fiction books for children and teens. Browse through the daily newspaper or our collection of magazines for children and adults.  Public access computers, a printer/scanner/fax machine, and iPads are also available.

Contact Jennifer at (585) 275-7710 or Jennifer_Raynor@urmc.rochester.edu for any of your information needs.


April Classes by Miner Library

April 21, 2016

Classes at Miner Library

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

BIO101: Big Data and Precision Medicine
Date: Friday, April 8, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register
An Integrated View of the Genome
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Register
Blackboard Basics for Academic Courses, Clerkships and Residencies
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Register
Biostats Boot Camp
Date: Friday, April 15, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Register
Intro to Mendeley Class
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Register
EndNote Basics
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register
Blackboard Features: Tests and Surveys
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Register
Biostats Boot Camp
Date: Friday, April 22, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Register
Learning R via SWIRL: Monthly Meet-Up
Date: Friday, April 29, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Register
EndNote Basics
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register
Making Sense of Your Gene, Protein or Metabolite List: Secondary Analysis
Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
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.


High Noon at Miner Library Presents: Stylish Pursuits: Lessons in Fashion, April 27 at Noon

April 15, 2016

belt2Have you ever pondered the question…What should I wear today? Of course you have!

Join us on April 27 for the always fashionable High Noon series featuring Dr. Rebecca Nally.

Dr. Nally created and contributes to The Fluff Report, a blog bringing together tips and advice on fashion, beauty and lifestyle. She will talk to us about fashion, styling, what to look for when shopping, mixing trends with classics, and pieces that every closet should have.

Join us at noon on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in the History of Medicine Room at Miner Library. Feel free to invite your colleagues and bring your lunch!

For more information, contact Linda Hasman at 275-3399.

About the speaker: Dr. Rebecca Nally

Rebecca Nally O.D., is an Assistant Professor at the Flaum Eye Institute. She is a 2002 graduate of the New England College of Optometry. Dr. Nally is a comprehensive eye care provider. She enjoys working with special needs patients including children, the elderly, and physically challenged individuals. She also specializes in medical and cosmetic contact lens care.


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