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April at LHL Library

Afternoon teas (Wednesdays in April) and the ever-popular Fines amnesty!


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Scopus Tips: The Analyze Results Tool

Scopus includes powerful links to help you analyze your search results.

Click on the image below to see a short demonstration of how to find key influencers and uncover trends.

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Prefer text step-by-step instructions?

Click on the image below for a tutorial other ways to manage your search results.

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Are you interested in learning more about Scopus?   Please contact me or check out our guide to using Scopus.

Posted in Databases, Tips, Training.

Webinar: Scopus Search Tips

Many of you use Scopus to find citations to journal articles. But you can also use it to expand your literature searches beyond PubMed, and to use sophisticated tools to analyze search results.
2016-03-17_11-59-00   Scopus offers a chance to connect with Scopus experts in a monthly webinar series. This month’s topic is “Scopus: Search tips to make your research more effective” presented by Gillian Griffiths, Senior Product Manager, Scopus.  The webinar will be on March 24 at 11:00 AM.


Even if you are unable to join the live session you will receive a link to the recording to watch at your own convenience.

Learn more about Scopus: or contact me

Posted in Tips, Training.

Mendeley Training

Do you use Mendeley for reference management or to collaborate with colleagues? Would you like to?

The UAB Libraries have licensed Mendeley Institutional Edition (MIE), which includes upgrades from the free edition. Among the premium features included are larger personal and shared storage space and the ability to create an unlimited number of collaborative groups with up to 25 members each.

UAB faculty, staff and students are invited to attend one of the Mendeley training workshops on Tuesday, March 15. Workshop times are:

  • 10:00 – 11:30 am in Seminar Room 163, Sterne Library,
  • 2:00 – 3:30 pm in Lister Hill Library, Ground Floor, Room G17.

Representatives from Elsevier will introduce Mendeley and answer attendees’ questions.   Food will be served. Please register by March 14.


Posted in Databases, Training.

New Resource: ASTM Compass

UAB Libraries have added a subscription to ASTM Compass.  Access is available on- and off-campus for an unlimited number of simultaneous users.

ASTM Compass includes all standards, books, papers, and journals published by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International.  The content covers engineering disciplines including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering.

ASTM Compass is available on the Sterne Library Databases list.


Posted in News.

Lister Hill Library Holiday Hours

Please see the library holiday hours below.  We plan to check email daily, except for Christmas day, so if you need something please contact us!

Saturday & Sunday, December 19th & 20th  (Closed)
Monday – Wednesday, December 21st – 23rd  (7:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Thursday, December 24th (7:00 am – noon)
Friday – Sunday, December 25th, 26th & 27th (Closed for Christmas Holidays)
Monday – Wednesday, December 28th – 30th (7:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Thursday, December 31st (7:00 am – noon)
Friday –Sunday, January 1st, 2nd & 3rd (Closed for New Year’s Holidays)

Monday, January 4th  (normal hours resume)


Posted in News.

PubMed for Scientists

Are you interested in searching PubMed more effectively?  This 45 minute webinar by the National Library of Medicine demonstrates efficient search techniques that provide results with less scatter and also highlights ways to save searches and set up e-mail alerts.  Designed for busy scientists, it focuses on the basics.  Just click the image below to get started.

PubMed for Scientists

For shorter videos on specifics, check this page:  and for training on MeSH, watch the 3 minute video shared here: .

Lister Hill Librarians are always available for individual consultation in-person or online to help you with the best search strategies. Just contact me  to set one up.

Posted in Databases, Training.

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Biosketches: Integrating SciENcv with ORCID



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Investigators who have registered for ORCID, a unique, persistent digital identifier, and have added their papers and professional information to their record can use that information to populate the fields in their NIH biosketch if they create it with SciENcv.  Click on the image below to see a demonstration from NCBI.

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Learn more about ORCID here: 

Learn more about SciENcv here:

Posted in NIH Grants, Tips.

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Hours at UAB Libraries

UAB Libraries Extended Hours

UAB Libraries are calling all morning warriors, night owls, and those in between. We are proud to announce extended hours to better serve your needs. In the near future, Lister Hill Library will be opening at 5:00 am, Monday through Friday. Visit the Lister Hill Library website to see a listing of current library hours or ask a staff member about the new hours the next time you stop by. Should you want to work deep into the night, grab your UAB OneCard and head over to Sterne Library where you are welcome to stay as long as you like during extended finals hours.

Sterne Library will start its extended 24/5 hours for finals at 1:00 pm on Sunday, November 29, and will stay open until 10:00 pm on Friday December 4. Extended hours will continue the next week and end on December 11. Visit the Sterne Library website to see the complete listing of hours. The library will serve as a study space without reference services between the hours of 12:00 am and 7:30 am

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours at UAB Libraries

Turkey Day is on its way. Here are the holiday hours for the week of Thanksgiving:

Sterne Library Thanksgiving Hours
Nov. 21–22: Closed
Nov. 23–24: 7:30 am–5:00 pm
Nov. 25: 7:30 am–12:00 pm
Nov. 26–28: Closed
Nov. 29: Open at 1:00 pm (24/5 extended hours begin)

Lister Hill Library Thanksgiving Hours
Nov. 25: 7:00 am–12:00 pm
Nov. 26–28:  Closed
Nov. 29:  Open at 12:00 pm (Normal hours resume)

  • Use our digital resources 24/7 by accessing them through the library website and authenticating with Blazer ID and password.
  • Need help? Reference staff will check email daily.
    Enjoy the holiday!

Posted in News.

New! Scopus Article Metrics

Scopus_metricsDo you want to learn more about the impact of your articles?

Do you find it difficult to keep up with the literature and would like a way to identify articles creating the most “buzz?”

Scopus has always included the citation count for the articles it indexes. With the addition of new metrics, including “altmetrics,” Scopus offers investigators another option to measure the attention an article is getting.

“We believe no single metric tells the whole story — you need a basket of metrics to make informed decisions,” says Michael Habib, Scopus Senior Product Manager, Elsevier. “By combining citation and alternative metrics, this new Article Metrics module will provide a comprehensive view of both the impact of and community engagement with an article.”

Read more about the metrics included in the Scopus Blog or view the Article Metrics page on the LHL guide to using Scopus.

Posted in Databases.