Tuesday, July 25, 2006

New Libraries Website launched August 2

Campus libraries launched a new libraries Website on August 2, 2006. As user feedback was instrumental in redesigning this site, it is hoped that finding and using particular library resources and services will be more easily-achieved.

Should you have any questions about navigating this new site or using any of its “search shortcuts”, we invite you to speak with Steenbock librarians.

Contact Us by phone (262-1371 or 262-9635); email asksteenbock@library.wisc.edu

Or consult with your library liaison.

Link to the Libraries site.

Monday, July 24, 2006

GNSI Exhibit, HSLC & Ebling Library

An art exhibit of work produced by members of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators will hang in five sections of the Health Sciences Learning Center and Ebling Library from July 5 until September 29. The art exhibit accompanies the GNSI Conference to be held on campus, July 31 – August 5.

For information about the exhibit, contact Micaela Sullivan Fowler (262-2402).

For information about the artists, contact Mary Reynolds at (414) 382-0557.

Link to poster.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Course Reserves Instructions & Deadlines for Instructors

To ensure that course reserve materials are available by the first day of class, Steenbock Library requests that faculty/instructional staff submit their course reserve materials to the library by the deadline date of: August 10, 2006.

General information about Steenbock Course Reserves can be found at: http://steenbock.library.wisc.edu/reserves/coursereserves.htm

Or, see additionally...
General Information for Instructors (procedures, deadlines)
Reserves Request Form
Placing Items on Electronic Reserve

For questions or concerns, contact Reserves staff by email: steeresv@library.wisc.edu or phone 263-8331.

Friday, July 14, 2006

NCBI Mini-Courses, July 25-26, 2006

Ebling Library will host four NCBI mini-courses, July 25-26, 2006.

Each course is slated for 2.5 hours with the first 1.5 hours devoted to an overview, the remaining time for hands-on exploration. Overview lectures will be held in room 1335; hands-on sessions will be held in room 2121--both in the Health Sciences Learning Center.

Participation is free but pre-registration is required.

Mini-courses include:
ENTREZ Quickstart (July 25)
BLAST Quickstart (July 25)
Identification of Disease Genes (July 26)
Correlating Disease Genes and Phenotypes (July 26)

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Database Changes

After careful consideration, campus libraries will no longer subscribe to several Ovid database products beginning July 1, 2006. Users of Ovid Medline are advised to search PubMed; Current Contents users are advised to search Web of Knowledge.

Ebling Library addresses these database changes in its summer newsletter with a useful table highlighting vendors and alternatives by product name.

If you would like assistance with using any of these research literature databases, consult a librarian.

For a list of new online resources, see: