Tracking Science Migration with ORCID

May 22nd, 2017 by Michelle Bass

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Science recently had an issue focused on human migrations.  John Bohannon and Kirk Doran decided to use the ORCID dataset to track the migration of researchers and they share these tracks through flowing visualizations.
Don’t have an ORCID?  Register in 3 easy steps.


Trial of AMA Manual of Style until June 10, 2017

May 22nd, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

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Trial of AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors is open until June 10, 2017. The online version provides:
• A searchable interface
Style Quizzes
• The SI conversion calculators
Updates and corrections since the initial publication of the 10th edition
Please email your feedback.
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Your feedback is very valuable and your answers will help us to decide whether to purchase and use this resource.

  • Do you find it easy to navigate?
  • Can you quickly and easily find what you search for?
  • Is the content what you really wanted and needed?

Please ask your colleagues or students who may be interested to evaluate this collection as well and to make suggestions for purchase for additional titles. The more individuals give us detailed evaluations, the better we can determine whether to acquire this resource.


State of inequality: Childhood immunization

May 15th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

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State of inequality: Childhood immunization addresses two overarching questions:
• What inequalities in childhood immunization coverage exist in low- and middle-income countries?
• How have childhood immunization inequalities changed over the last 10 years?
This report is accompanied by electronic interactive visuals, which facilitates thorough and customizable exploration of the data.

In answering these questions, this report draws on data about five childhood immunization indicators, disaggregated by four dimensions of inequality, and covering 69 countries. The findings of this report indicate that there is less inequality now than 10 years ago. Global improvements have been realized with variable patterns of change across countries and by indicator and dimension of inequality. The current situation in many countries shows that further improvement is needed to lessen inequalities; in particular, inequalities related to household economic status and mother’s education were the most prominent.

– From Executive Summary, p. xi.


500 Cities Project: Local Data for Better Health

May 11th, 2017 by Michelle Bass

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The 500 Cities project is a collaboration between the CDC, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the CDC Foundation. It’s purpose is to provide city and census-tract-level small area estimates for chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive service use for the largest 500 cities in the United States.

At least one city from each state is included with the state of California having 120 of the 500 cities included in the project. You can find the 500 Cities Project and other data sets on the Population Health Sciences portal page under Data Sets.


Writing for biomedical publication

May 9th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

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Writing for Biomedical Publication provides practical, step-by-step approach to turning your data into a manuscript. The book includes

• How to select the right journal for manuscript submission

• How to respond positively to reviewer’s comments

• Submission

• Review

• Revision

• Publication

The authors, Dr. David C. Morrison (co-founder of GWSW, the Grants Writing Seminars & Workshops) and GWSW associate member Dr. Christopher (Chris) Papasian both have long “track records” in scientific publishing.


R for Data Science

May 1st, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

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On an ever popular topic, R for Data Science comes from O’Reilly, a very popular publisher of tech books for non-technical people. Well organized and with thorough explanations and numerous examples to guide readers with no previous programming experience.

R for Data Science is designed to get you doing data science as quickly as possible.
This book introduces you to R, RStudio, and the tidyverse, a collection of R packages designed to work together to make data science fast, fluent, and fun.


Trial of E-book Collection Until June 30, 2017

April 28th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

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Trial of Oxford University Press’ Clinical Psychology Online is open until June 30, 2017.
• 400 titles
• chapter PDFs
• chapter linking
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Sanford Guides Mobile App now available

April 27th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

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Now we have all three Sanford Guides in one mobile app:
• Antimicrobial Therapy
• Hepatitis Therapy
• HIV/AIDS Therapy
FREE OF CHARGE: Download and Install

Requirements: iOS8.0 , Android4.0 , or Windows 10.

To register

Sanford Guides requires you go through the online purchase form. You do not have to pay anything and will not have to provide any payment information. You must perform the following from within a Stanford University network:

• Fill in your first/last name/e-mail address (IMPORTANT: Double check your e-mail address)
• Click the “Get Discount” button
• Register, including address and phone (OK to use your work info)
• Select a password that is NOT the same as your SUNet ID (SUNet ID is not linked to this product)
• Select the Sanford Guide Collection, put it in your shopping cart (You may see a cryptic error message about the number of orders in your cart. Ignore it. Click through to your shopping cart)
• After you complete the “purchase” you will receive 2 e-mail messages: order confirmation and instructions for how to proceed

You must download the app on your mobile device. Go to the App store or Google Play App using the device on which you wish to install this app (do not use a web browser on your mobile device, please use the retail app). When you download the app, please search for “Sanford Guide Collection” (those exact words) then the correct app will come up in your search results. It should have a red and not a green icon.

If you experience any difficulties please contact us.


Trial of eResource — until May 15, 2017

April 13th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

NANOS Illustrated Curriculum for Neuro-Ophthalmology from Stat!Ref

We have a trial of NANOS Illustrated Curriculum for Neuro-Ophthalmology open until May 15, 2017. We are interested in feedback about this resource.
The more individuals who give us detailed evaluations the better we can determine whether to acquire this resource.


Trial of eBook – until May 7, 2017

April 11th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

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We have a trial of Osborn’s Brain : imaging, pathology, and anatomy open until May 7, 2017. We are interested in feedback about this resource.
The more detailed information you can share with us the better.
• How do you use this?
• How often?
• What unique attributes does it have?