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In this issue:

  • Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database
  • Resources Spotlight: JCR
  • Student Perks 

... and more

The Health Sciences Library is pleased to announce the addition of the Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database to our collection. JBI provides summarized and appraised evidence in the form of systematic reviews and protocols, recommended practices, best practices information sheets, consumer information sheets, and evidence summaries.

Go to Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database

Also included in this resource are a variety Evidence Based Tools, such as JBI's tool for appraising systematic reviews, SUMARI. To start using these tools login with your OVID account* to 'My Account' in the upper right and then select 'EBP Tools' from the main menu dropdown. 

Log in to your OVID account and then select EBP Tools from the main menu.

*Note this can be the same account you login with on other OVID resources such as OVID MEDLINE and PsycINFO.

EMBASE is a multipurpose database covering over 28 million records from international biomedical literature from 1947 to the present, including all of MEDLINE.  The 8,300+ journals are from over 90 countries, including 2,500 journals unique to EMBASE. Search using over 270,000 EMTree terms, including drug information. EMBASE is an integral component of conducting thorough systematic reviews and literature searches.


Use the author search feature in Web of Science to locate your published articles, track who is citing your research and monitor your H-index.

From the Web of Science homepage click the drop-down menu under 'Basic Search' and select 'Author Search'. Add name, research domain, and organization(s) to locate your publications. To calculate your H-index select Create Citation Report. Analyze your publications by different parameters such as publication date, organization, funding, and author.

Web of Science also provides short (under 5 minute) video tutorials on these search methods and more.

Visit Web of Science's recording training library for the full list.

In this issue:

  • The Library is a cool place
  • Try PsycINFO on different platforms & give us your feedback
  • Resource spotlight
  • Phishing messages are on the rise

... and more

Columbia University Libraries is considering switching access to PsychINFO from our current platform, Ovid PsycINFO, to the APA or EBSCO platforms. It would be very helpful to get your input on this possible change. Please compare PsycINFO on the following platforms and send us comments on how this might affect your use of the database:

Send preferences and comments to by June 30th, 2014. Thank you for helping us evaluate these three platforms.

The Health Sciences Library summer hours will begin Wednesday, June 11th.

Monday –Thursday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Library will be closed for Independence Day (July 4, 2014) and Labor Day (September 2, 2014).

In this issue:

  • Systematic Review Tool Kit
  • Biosis Citation Index
  • Operating System Support News
  • Heartbleed Data Breaches

... and more

The Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library will be closed Monday, May 26th for Memorial Day. We will reopen at 8am Tuesday, May 27th.

OECD.Stat, a data portal accessed through the OECD iLibrary, offers both ready-made tables and the ability to create customized views of variety of indicators in common file formats such as CSV and XML.

The indicator topic themes include...

Agriculture and Fisheries Finance Monthly Economic Indicators Science, Technology and Patents
Demography and Population Globalisation National Accounts Social Protection and Well-being
Development Health Prices and Purchasing Power Parities Transport
Economic Projections Industry and Services Productivity  
Education and Training International Trade and Balance of Payments Public Sector, Taxation and Market Regulation  
Environment Labour Regions and Cities  

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) also produces 300-500 books, reports and working papers per year. These and publications by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the OECD Development Centre, the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), and the International Transport Forum (ITF) can be browsed and searched through OECD iLibrary.

Visit OECD iLibrary