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New Offices for the Lister Hill Library Reference Department

The Lister Hill Reference department has moved to new offices on the LHL second floor, in Rooms 251 B through 251 J2. This renovation provides each librarian with a private office, perfect for individual consultations. The new Group Consultation Room, 251 B, has both a PC and a Mac and space to accommodate a librarian with a group of 4-6 students.

This move allows for more study rooms and student spaces on the Lister Hill Library plaza level.  Renovations of the plaza level are now underway.

Stop in next time you visit the Fletcher Room (251A) or any time you need assistance!

Alternatively, to schedule an appointment in advance or get assistance when you are not in the library, email your LHL Liaison, Chat or email the LHL-librarians, submit a one-on-one consultation request form, or phone 934-2231.

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New Public Health Library Research Certificate Course Offered

A new certificate course in public health resources and searching is now available during the Summer 2016 semester! This course targets Public Health students and researchers interested in Public Health.

Largely taught by Kay Hogan Smith, UAB Libraries Liaison to the School of Public Health, the weekly classes focus on everything from advanced searching in PubMed and Embase to epidemiological resources and locating test instruments, searching for systematic reviews and related areas of interest such as psychology resources and bibliographic citation management. (See schedule.)

  • The series of ten modules are scheduled for Monday evenings (5:30 – 6:30 p.m.) in the summer, beginning May 16 and ending July 25.
  • You may attend as many or as few classes as you like, although a minimum of 6 classes is required to receive the certificate. (Also, it is recommended that you take the Systematic Reviews Part 1 class if you intend to take Part 2.)
  • Classes will be presented both in-person in the Fletcher Room on the 2nd floor of Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, as well as online via GoToTraining. – See links for  online registration here. (In person attendees do not need to register in advance.)
  • For the summer session, in-person attendees are asked to bring personal laptops or tablets to the classes for hands-on practice.

For more information, please contact Kay Smith at or (205) 934-2208.

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UAB CCTS Offers DAILY Biostatistics and Study Design Help


Are you stumped by a statistical or methodological issue in your research project? Are you wondering how to address the new NIH/AHRQ rigor and transparency requirements in your proposal? No matter the problem—from research design and grant application to publication of findings and data archiving—CCTS can connect you with a BERD expert to help you solve it any day of the week. Walk-in clinics available Mondays from 10am-2pm at the Edge of Chaos and Wednesdays from 11:30am-1pm at PCAMS. Appointments available Tuesdays through Fridays 8:30am-11am. Contact CCTS Research Commons ( to schedule a consultation.

-from the CCTS News.  

For more information, see:

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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.

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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

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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.


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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.


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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)


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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.

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