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August 2009

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Making Cancer History Book Signing, Aug. 5th at 1 pm


The Research Medical Library will host a book signing by James S. Olson for his new book Making Cancer History on August 5 from 1:00-2:30 in the Historical Resources Center Reading Room (map).  An additional book signing will take place that same afternoon in Major’s Bookstore, located at 7205 Fannin, from 4:00-6:00. 

“This book should be read by any Texan who wishes to be acquainted with the continuing story that has placed the Lone Star state in the forefront of international cancer research and treatment.”  - review by the State Historian of Texas, Light T. Cummins.  Read the full review on Cummins’ blog.

 


Looking for Preprints?

Scientific authors increasingly are depositing their articles into repositories prior to publication.  These preprints sometimes are cited even prior to the journal publishing the article either in print or online.  Publishing in preprint archives are allowed by a majority of publishers including The American Society for Cell Biology, IEEE, and BMJ Publishing Group. 

To see a list of publishers that have no restrictions for allowing authors to deposit articles in repositories - http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/PDFandIR.html.

It is easy to find these preprint articles if you use the web search feature in the SCOPUS database.  To access SCOPUS, select if from the list of Core Databases from the Research Medical Library - http://www3.mdanderson.org/library/databases/databases.html.  Once a list of results is generated in the SCOPUS web search, you can limit by Preprints:

There are major benefits to making preprints available, including:

  • research is available more quickly to the scientific community
  • data or supporting materials can be published alongside the article
  • peer review open to a larger community of peers, usually prior to the official peer review of a journal

A comprehensive list of preprint servers is available here:  
http://www.lib.umd.edu/ETC/preprints.html

To learn more about open access and preprints, visit the Los Alamos National Library Preprints and eprints information page:http://library.lanl.gov/libinfo/preprints.htm

Any questions about preprints, open access, or alternative publishing venues, please contact Librarian Clara Fowler at cfowler@mdanderson.org or 713-745-1538.


Full Text Linking Made Easy in EndNote X2

EndNote X2, the latest version available from the Preferred Software Program, now has integrated full text linking.  To link to full text, follow these steps:

  1. In the EndNote Library, select the item or items for full text linking (e.g. Bianco 2000)
  2. Pull down the References menu, choose Find Full Text
  3. References that have full text will display with a paperclip icon



If full text is not available for an article, you can configure EndNote to check the Research Medical Library holdings by enabling the OpenURL feature.  Follow these directions to set up OpenURL:

  1. Open a Library in EndNote, then pull down the Edit menu and select Preferences
  2. In EndNote Preferences, select URL & Links
  3. Check the box for Enable OpenURL and paste in (or enter) the Web address for the library’s linking application:

        http://ga6zr9ch7u.search.serialssolutions.com

  1. Click Apply.  When you are done is should look like this:


This setting only needs to be done once.

To check full text available from the Research Medical Library, or to request Document Delivery of an article, select a citation then pull down the References menu.  Select URL and then OpenURL Link

If you have questions about EndNote, please contact the Research Medical Library at RML-Help@mdanderson.org.


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