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KNODE : new research collaboration tool available at UI

The University of Iowa has partnered with KNODE Inc. to help connect researchers at Iowa and elsewhere and to provide direct links to scientific content.

KNODE is a Cloud-based tool which provides a comprehensive view of a researcher’s expertise. Currently, KNODE is focused on researchers in the life sciences. Researcher profiles are automatically generated from a variety of data sources, including MEDLINE/PubMed journal articles, NIH grant projects, biomedicine patents, and ClinicalTrials.gov.

KNODE automatically generates and continuously updates expert profiles, eliminating the requirement for manual editing. If you wish, you call also claim your automatically generated profile to update certain information.  There are currently 3 million profiles available in KNODE.


Exam Master added a new mode – Learning

Exam Master now includes a new learning mode.  You can view the correct answer choice and question explanation immediately without generating a score report.

4 modes are available in Exam Master

1. Test Mode: Submit an answer choice for each question and click score to complete the session.  If score report access is allowed, go to My Stats to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses by topical area.

2. Review Mode: Available after an exam is scored in test mode.  Compares answer choice previously selected in test mode in correct answer choice and allows access to question explanations.

3. Study Mode: Review question feedback and access to an explanation upon submitting an answer choice for each question.  A score report is generated using the first answer choice submitted.  Click score to complete the study session.

4. New Learning Mode: View correct answer choice and question explanation immediately and learn the question content without generating a score report.

Exam Master includes material on:

Cytology and Histology
Internal and Clinical Medicine
Medical Microbiology
Clinical Modules for Physician Assistants
Medical Subject Review for Physician Assistants
PANCE/PANRE Certification Review – Updated July 2013
Dental Subject Review for NBDE Part I
Family Medicine Certification Review
General Pediatrics Certification Review
General Surgery Certification Review
Internal Medicine Certification Review
SPEX (Special Purpose EXamination)
Pharmacy Review (NAPLEX)
Supplemental Medical Sciences for Pharmacy
USMLE Step 1 Board Preparation
USMLE Step 1 Medical Subject Review
USMLE Step 2 CK Board Preparation
USMLE Step 2 CK Medical Subject Review
USMLE Step 3 Board Preparation
USMLE Step 3 Medical Subject Review


January 1, 2013 changes to NCBI Web Pages Browser Support

The National Institute of Biotechnology Information (NCBI) will no longer support Internet Explorer version 7 and Firebox version 3 browsers as of January 1, 2013.  NCBI will also no longer be able to guarantee the browser’s  functionality, as they are no longer going to do any further testing of the web applications.  This means that if you are currently using one of these browsers, some  NCBI web pages might not display correctly.

These changes could affect how you are able to view web pages in PubMed (www.pubmed.gov) or in any of the NCBI genetic databases, such as the Taxonomy database (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/taxonomy/) All of the NCBI databases can be found at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

For a complete listing of all the browser support changes starting in 2013 and trick and tips to resolve web page errors, go to http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/guide/browsers

Please contact your technology administrator for assistance with upgrading your browser(s).


Web of Knowledge enhancements

Do you use Web of Knowledge or Web of Science? Some new enhancements were added to the abstract and citation database this week, including improvements to the Author Search (previously known as Author Finder), editing results sets, ReseacherID, Citation Alerts and the new Data Citation Index.

The Data Citation Index allows cross-disciplinary searching and easier connections to data sets.

To learn more, view this short video or read the Web of Knowledge upgrade announcement.

If you need additional help with Web of Science, please contact your librarian.


2011 Impact Factors now available

The 2011 journal citation reports (impact factors) are now available in Web of Knowledge.
.  The 2011 JCR includes:
  • More than 10,500 of the world’s most highly cited, peer reviewed journals in 232 disciplines
  • Nearly 2,500 publishers and 82 countries represented
  • Over 1,400 regional journals
  • 526 journals receiving their first Journal Impact Factor

Access journal citation reports by going to Web of Knowledge (http://purl.lib.uiowa.edu/wok), then select the additional resources tab.


VisualDx beta available for Droids

visual dxVisualDx visual diagnostic decision support system links health care professionals to superior-quality medical images and information.  The University of Iowa Libraries subscribes to VisualDX, and it can be accessed on campus, with an iPhone/iPad/iTouch or now with a Droid phone.

The download and instructions for installing the Droid version are available online (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.visualdx.android/).

If you need help installing VisualDX on your smartphone, we have drop in hours on Fridays from 10am-3pm.