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  1. Debate

    Technology mediator: a new role for the reference librarian?

    The Arizona Health Sciences Library has collaborated with clinical faculty to develop a federated search engine that is useful for meeting real-time clinical information needs. This article proposes a technolo...

    David K Howse, Paul J Bracke and Samuel M Keim

    Biomedical Digital Libraries 2006 3:10

    Published on: 13 October 2006

  2. Commentary

    Scholarly communications program: force for change

    The changing landscape of scholarly publication and increasing journal costs have resulted in a need for proactive behavior in libraries. At Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, a group of libraria...

    Barbara M Koehler and Nancy K Roderer

    Biomedical Digital Libraries 2006 3:6

    Published on: 21 June 2006

  3. Resource review

    Scopus database: a review

    The Scopus database provides access to STM journal articles and the references included in those articles, allowing the searcher to search both forward and backward in time. The database can be used for collec...

    Judy F Burnham

    Biomedical Digital Libraries 2006 3:1

    Published on: 8 March 2006

  4. Review

    The "impact factor" revisited

    The number of scientific journals has become so large that individuals, institutions and institutional libraries cannot completely store their physical content. In order to prioritize the choice of quality inf...

    Peng Dong, Marie Loh and Adrian Mondry

    Biomedical Digital Libraries 2005 2:7

    Published on: 5 December 2005

  5. Editorial

    Good old days?

    Alternative models of subsidizing scholarly publishing and dissemination have germinated and gathered momentum in the fertile soil of dissatisfaction. Like the stubborn spring dandelion that needs but a small ...

    Charles J Greenberg

    Biomedical Digital Libraries 2005 2:3

    Published on: 13 April 2005

  6. Debate

    Do we need a Unique Scientist ID for publications in biomedicine?

    The PubMed database contains nearly 15 million references from more than 4,800 biomedical journals. In general, authors of scientific articles are addressed by their last name and forename initial.

    Andreas Bohne-Lang and Elke Lang

    Biomedical Digital Libraries 2005 2:1

    Published on: 22 March 2005

  7. Commentary

    The excitement of Google Scholar, the worry of Google Print

    In late 2004 Google announced two major projects, the unveiling of Google Scholar and a major expansion of the Google Print digitization program. Both projects have generated discussion within the library and res...

    Marcus A Banks

    Biomedical Digital Libraries 2005 2:2

    Published on: 22 March 2005

  8. Methodology

    Using GIS to establish a public library consumer health collection

    Learning the exact demographic characteristics of a neighborhood in which a public library serves, assists the collection development librarian in building an appropriate collection. Gathering that demographic...

    Elizabeth M LaRue

    Biomedical Digital Libraries 2004 1:3

    Published on: 18 November 2004

  9. Research

    A knowledgebase system to enhance scientific discovery: Telemakus

    With the rapid expansion of scientific research, the ability to effectively find or integrate new domain knowledge in the sciences is proving increasingly difficult. Efforts to improve and speed up scientific ...

    Sherrilynne S Fuller, Debra Revere, Paul F Bugni and George M Martin

    Biomedical Digital Libraries 2004 1:2

    Published on: 21 September 2004

  10. Editorial

    True good

    Charles J Greenberg

    Biomedical Digital Libraries 2004 1:1

    Published on: 20 September 2004

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