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Borrow Direct, a lending consortium that allows for fast and easy access to materials held by other Ivy League institutions, has recently been expanded to include the University of Chicago.

The Borrow Direct libraries collectively share over 50 million volumes that can be searched in a single search. Requests made through the system typically arrive in 4-5 days and are available for a 6 week loan period with one renewal. See the Columbia University Library website for more information.

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In this issue:

  • New CLIO
  • CUMC speaks through editorials
  • Resource Spotlight: JoVE
  • Preventing mobile device theft

.... and more

Three additional sections of Jove, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, are now available. These sections can be accessed through PubMed or directly through browsing the Jove website.

If you use EndNote to manage references and have an iPad you might be interested in the EndNote for iPad app which is on sale for $.99 until July 31st​. The app is normally $9.99. 

The app allows for synchronization of references through an EndNote Web account. New references and PDFs can be imported manually, from within EndNote for iPad's web browser or from a linked Dropbox account. 

Available on the App Store

The Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library has recently licensed the online tutorial resource, OpenHelix. This resource provides how-to tutorials, PowerPoint slides, and hands-on exercises for a variety of genomic research tools ranging from literature databases like PubMed to genome browsers like UCSC Genome Browser and all the NCBI tools.

Start with OpenHelix's overview presentations.

  • NCBI Overview
  • Overview of Genome Browsers
  • Word Tour of Genomics Resources

Or browse all all the OpenHelix tutorials by the following categories:

  • Algorithms and Analysis
  • EBI
  • Expression
  • Genome Databases (eu)
  • Genome Databases (pro)
  • Literature and Text Mining 
  • Miscellaneous
  • NCBI
  • Nucleotides
  • Pathways
  • Proteins
  • Variation and Medical

Go to OpenHelix