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In short, most people experience access limitations based on the network to which their computer is connected. Below is a quick breakdown of what can be accessed from various networks.

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UpToDate Online
American Academy of Pediatrics Journals
Applied Clinical Informatics
Harriet Lane Handbook
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Office of Faculty Affairs features Becker Library Month

October is Becker Library Month for the Office of Faculty Affairs' free weekly lunchtime "brown bag" workshop series, Thursday Topics. The Library is providing the following classes along with free pizza and drinks. Classes will be held every Thursday in October, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Schwartz Auditorium at the Maternity Building (main floor).

Thurs., Oct. 2
Bioinformatics 101 - Tools and Tricks
Speaker: Kristi Holmes
Join us for an introduction to Entrez, the integrated search and retrieval system for the major sequence, structure, taxonomy, genome, expression, and chemical databases at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). We'll present efficient searching techniques for navigating these biological databases and we'll also discuss MyNCBI, a central place to customize NCBI Web services. You can use MyNCBI to save searches and set up automatic email alerts for new content in Entrez databases. This service provides an easy way to stay current on resources such as PubMed, Gene, Nucleotide, Protein, Structure, SNP and a host of other databases.
Thurs., Oct. 9
Who is Citing Your Work?
Speaker: Cathy Sarli
Are you interested in tracking your research by finding out who is citing your work? Knowing how your research is being used in the scientific literature can also be of value for consideration of tenure, promotion dossiers, progress reports, quantifying the return on research funding or for justification for future requests for funding. This session will demonstrate tools that authors can use to track how their research is being cited and how to set up alerts to be notified of future works that cite a particular work or author.
Thurs., Oct. 16
Evidence-Based Medicine
Speaker: Will Olmstadt
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. Practicing evidence-based medicine requires clinical expertise, but also expertise in retrieving, interpreting, and applying the results of scientific studies and in communicating the risks and benefits of different courses of action to patients. EBM is an area of growing interest to students, faculty, health care payers, and accrediting agencies. A number of online resources have been developed to support its practice. This presentation provides an overview of EBM resources currently available through the Becker Library.
Thurs., Oct. 23
Genomic Resources: From Bench to Bedside
Speaker: Kristi Holmes
We'll discuss genomic resources which are helpful for the clinician as well as the consumer. We'll begin with an introduction to basic science resources such as Entrez Gene and investigate integration with other widely used resources. We'll also discuss Genetics Home Reference, GeneTests and GeneReviews as well as Genes and Disease, a collection of articles at NCBI that discuss the genetic foundation of many diseases. Finally, we will take a look at clinical, consumer health, and advocacy and policy resources provided by Genetic Alliance and examine their integration with NCBI and other similar organizations and groups.
Thurs., Oct. 30
Web 2.0 for You!
Speaker: Ellen Dubinsky
Confused or curious about blogs, social networking and podcasts? What about wikis and widgets, RSS feeds and Reddit, Facebook and Flickr, mashups and Meebo? Loosely defined as "Web 2.0," these tools and applications aim to facilitate creativity, collaboration, sharing and communication between users. They also can help you organize and manage the information and resources you need more quickly and efficiently. Learn how easy it is to tap into the power of Web 2.0 applications.

For more information about Becker Library month, please contact Kristi Holmes or Cathy Sarli.

The Office of Faculty Affairs' free weekly lunchtime "brown bag" workshops series, Thursday Topics, is offered during the academic year (September through June). Topics focus on communications, mentoring, and teaching as well as other issues that enhance faculty career development. Contact the Office of Faculty Affairs for more information about its programs and services.

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