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What’s New Blog Retiring

We have a specific page for What’s New items at:  http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/library/about/whats-new/index.cfm and will be discontinuing updating news in two places.  Please bookmark:  http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/library/about/whats-new/index.cfm to find current news at the OHSU Library.

Library Closed, July 4th, 2011

The OHSU Library will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2011, in observance of Independence Day. The library will resume regular hours on Tuesday, July 5th.

For additional information on library hours, please see http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/library/about/hours.cfm.

eagle-i Search Engine Launch: Announcing the Survey Drawing Winners!

The OHSU eagle-i Consortium recently launched their web-based discovery network which links scientists to more than 42,000 research resources across the country.  The OHSU eagle-i team would like to thank all of the participants who used the search engine and then completed a brief survey.  We are pleased to announce the winners of the drawing:  Aletha Lesch, Barbara Smoody, Esther Moe, Weike Mo and Michael Hutchens have all won an iPad2.  Congratulations!

The search engine is available to all faculty, students and staff at OHSU.  The database contains information on thousands of resources available at 9 partner institutions – you can search the database to find plasmids, laboratory services, animal models and specialized equipment.  To check it out, e-mail rnavs@ohsu.edu to receive a username and password.  If you would like more information, please contact Jackie Wirz (wirzj@ohsu.edu) or Nicole Vasilevsky (vasilevs@ohsu.edu).

Dissertation Search

Finding theses and dissertations at OHSU!

OHSU’s Student Scholar Archive contains digital copies of theses, dissertations, capstone projects, portfolios and other scholarly work produced by students at OHSU. You can browse the collection or search within. For questions about the Student Scholar Archive, please contact Friday Valentine or Judith Norton.

You’ll also find these documents listed in the Library Catalog, where you’ll also find a link from the catalog to use to search for theses and dissertations in Summit, the consortial catalog we share with other academic libraries in Oregon and Washington. Go straight to the Summit search from here (http://library.ohsu.edu/dsearch/).

Library Closed, Monday, May 30th, 2011

The OHSU Library will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2011, in observance of Memorial Day. The library will resume regular hours on Tuesday, May 31st.

For additional information on library hours, please see http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/library/about/hours.cfm.

The Portland Insider

New “app” features the OHSU Historical Collections & Archives

 The new Portland Insider app uncovers Portland’s hidden gems for visitors, those new to town, or even long time residents who seek unique activities beyond the mainstream.

The app is a traditional travel guide presented in a fun interactive way for iPhone and iPad users and is an exploration guide to Portland’s quirky and hidden gems. And what could be more quirky and weird than a medical museum?

All of the entries and reviews are the opinion of the travel writer, Rhonda Coleman, author of the Portland Insider.

Win an iPad

Find the missing piece for your research, plus a chance to win an iPad

Could your research use that one missing piece? The OHSU eagle-i Consortium has created a web-based discovery network to link scientists to more than 42,000 research resources across the country. Throughout the month of May, a beta-version of this search engine will be available to you as an OHSU researcher. The eagle-i Consortium needs your help to test its functionality! OHSU search users who fill out a brief survey will be entered into a drawing for a $50 amazon.com gift card or one of five iPads!

Find your missing piece by going to https://search.eagle-i.net/central/

(login: ohsu-guest and password: eagle-i-ohsu).

Link to blurb: http://portal.ohsu.edu/blogs/researchnews/2011/05/03/find-the-missing-piece-for-your-research-plus-a-chance-to-win-an-ipad/

Corebucks: A funding opportunity for core services

Have the core resources of Harvard, Dartmouth and six other institutions at your fingertips! OHSU is participating in a National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)-funded database project called the eagle-i Consortium that will allow you to do just that. The Consortium has constructed an online search engine and database that contains over 42,000 resources and several hundred core laboratories. OHSU researchers can access the database and search for relevant resources. During the month of May, there is a financial incentive to use the eagle-i search engine to find core services at participating institutions. The Consortium hopes that CoreBucks, a competitive proposal application, will connect researchers and service providers. Researchers will have the opportunity to apply for funds to pay for services at a core facility outside of their institutions that they discovered using eagle-i.

To apply for funding, go to www.eagle-i.org/corebucks.

Link to blurb: http://portal.ohsu.edu/blogs/researchnews/2011/05/03/corebucks-a-funding-opportunity-for-core-services/

Mosby’s Nursing Skills

Mosby’s Nursing Skills

How handy would it be to have quick sheets on standard procedures?  What about immediate access to information that you would normally have to scour the Fundamentals of Nursing to find?  Or how about animations of procedures that demonstrate how something is done according to best practice?

Thanks to the OHSU Hospital Nursing Practice Council, Mosby’s Nursing Skills is at your service, just in time to honor nurses for Nurses Week.  Mosby’s Nursing Skills is an extensive online resource of skills and procedures that is continuously updated based on peer reviewed journals and nationwide medical organizations, and is vetted by the AACN. 

To access Mosby’s Nursing Skills click here, or go to OHSU Library Website and select M from the “Articles & Databases” section.  If you’re off-campus, you’ll need to log in with your last name and library barcode.

If you have questions about this resource, please contact Loree Hyde at (503) 494-6684 or hydel@ohsu.edu.

Historical Collections & Archives Exhibit: Grace Phelps, RN ~ Reverie in Sepia

Now on display in the main lobby of the OHSU Library is the latest exhibit from the Historical Collections & Archives. The exhibit features artifacts, photographs and documents from the Grace Phelps Papers. This rich collection tells the story of the life and times of one of Oregon’s earliest educators in nursing.

Ms. Phelps was born in a small town in Indiana in 1871. She graduated from the Cincinnati General Hospital Training School in 1900, becoming one of Indiana’s earliest registered nurses. She rose from private duty nurse to Superintendent of Nurses at Multnomah County Hospital, Chief Nurse of Base Hospital #46 during WWI, Charge Nurse for the Portland chapter of the American Red Cross and Superintendent of Doernbecher Memorial Hospital for Children. Grace Phelps dedicated her life to nursing and was instrumental in the advancement of education for nurses and the betterment of nursing practice.

I hope that everyone will be able to come to the exhibit, but for those who cannot, an online component will be available. Please visit our Exhibits web page to see the past and present exhibits from the OHSU Historical Collections & Archives. Questions and comments about the exhibit can be directed to Archivist Karen Peterson (peterska@ohsu.edu or 503-494-3239).