Journal Identification Tool for Prospective Authors

The Center for Knowledge Management has developed a decision support journal identification and evaluation tool to help authors find potential journals for submission.  The online tool is called SPI-Hub, the Scholarly Publishing Information Hub.  Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center users can search for journals by topic, author, or journal title.  Additional  information and… Keep reading

New Version of the Cochrane Handbook Available

The latest version of the Cochrane Handbook of Systematic Reviews of Interventions is now available. The handbook can be viewed online for free.  Chapters can be downloaded with restrictions for Cochrane Collaboration registrants.  A print version of the handbook can also be purchased. More information available at https://training.cochrane.org/handbook.  

History of Medicine Lecture and Exhibit: Visualizing the Brain

Thinking 3D: Visualizing the Brain from the Renaissance to the Present September 12 – October 31, 2019 Opening on September 12, 2019, this exhibition at Vanderbilt’s Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center is part of a collaborative international year-long initiative with Oxford University, the University of St. Andrews, the Royal College… Keep reading

Loansome Doc Alternatives

News of Loansome Doc’s retirement on July 1, 2019 has sent shock waves throughout the health sciences community and the libraries that served them.  It is quite unfortunate for the numerous solo practitioners, medical groups, and other health-related entities who need affordable access to credible information from the academic/professional literature.  Furthermore, many health sciences libraries… Keep reading

Clinical Research Preprint Server Accepting Submissions

medRxiv is a preprint server for the clinical research community.  It is a collaborative effort between BMJ, Yale University, and Cold Harbor Spring Laboratory.  Papers may be submitted but the official launch date is June 25, 2019. More information on the policies and procedures of medRxiv is available at the medRxiv homepage.  Additional content is posted… Keep reading

History of Medicine: Data Science and Yellow Fever

The Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine curated a new exhibit titled, Politics of Yellow Fever in Alexander Hamilton’s America.   Their online magazine, Circulating Now, has a very interesting piece on data science in the 18th and 19th centuries based upon the exhibit. Data Science in Politics of Yellow Fever: Medical Research Before… Keep reading