Tag Archives: research

Library on the Road cancelled today

Because the university has cancelled classes, Library on the Road, where library informationists come to the School of Public Health, will be cancelled today.  Look for us again next Tuesday in 1629 Crossroads. If you need help using library resources … Continue reading

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Scopus interface changing February 1

Changes are coming to the interface of Scopus that will streamline your workflow by optimizing the interface for core uses. One important change is that the interface becomes more action driven:  when you select certain results to work with (e.g. … Continue reading

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Upcycling: Bringing new life to existing health data

From the Health Affairs Blog: By now, most of us are familiar with recycling. Items with reclaimable value are collected; then base materials are salvaged to create new products—often of lesser quality. Fewer people are familiar with the term upcycling, … Continue reading

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First-ever quantitative data about the toll of BPA exposure

From Health Affairs: The risks of exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) have been well-known for some time. While exposure to BPA in the United States affects an estimated 92.6 percent of Americans over the age of five, there are gaps … Continue reading

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Palliative care, health policy, and health reform

From the Health Affairs Blog: In the United States, value is the new health care imperative – improving quality while controlling costs.  We spend nearly twice the rate of comparable nations, yet have poorer health outcomes.  In 2010, President Obama … Continue reading

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CSCAR: Statistical consulting @ UM

The Center for Statistical Consultation & Research (CSCAR) provides free consulting in data analysis & statistical methods to all UM researchers.  We are able to assist with the design, analysis, interpretation, & communication of research studies involving data. CSCAR also … Continue reading

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Library on the Road – Today, 1:00-2:30!

Need help using library resources for projects or classes?  Don’t know what a citation management program is, but need to find out?  Have questions about using library resources during the  building renovation?  Come to Library on the Road, when informationists … Continue reading

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Sage Research Methods database now available

Sage Research Methods  (SRM) database is now available.  It contains over 700 books, encyclopedias, articles, & videos on social science research methods, including the “Little Green Books” series, Qualitative Applications in the Social Sciences, & the “Little Blue Books” series, Qualitative … Continue reading

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PubMed’s end of year processing & your searches

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System has posted a good explanation of what “end-of-year processing” means for PubMed and for searching–& what you should do about it:  Why is Searching PubMed in Late Autumn Different than Any Other … Continue reading

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“Toward Quality Measures for Population Health and the Leading Health Indicators”

If you, like me, missed this report when it first appeared last summer, visit the Institute of Medicine website to read the free PDF (or to order a copy). Public health practice and health care delivery in the United States … Continue reading

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