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New Platform for Journal Citation Reports

Journal Citation Reports will soon be migrating to the InCites platform where you can find new metrics, reports, and visualizations for analyzing journal impact and performance.  Take a quick tour of the new interface.  Questions? Contact the Mayo Library.

January 31, 2017 at 2:52 pm

The oldest book in the Mayo Library

liber-serapionisThe oldest title in the Rare Book Collection of the W. Bruce Fye History of Medicine Library is Liber Serapionis aggregatus in medicinis simplicibus (translated as The Book of Simple Medicaments) by the Arabian physician Ibn Sarabi (also known as Serapion, Johannes, the Younger), who was one of the most influential authors for the development of medical theory and practice, and for the Arabic medical tradition in general.

This title was translated from the Arabic into Latin about 1292. In the first part Serapion classifies substances according to their medicinal properties and discusses their actions. The second part is a compilation of the works of Dioscorides, an army doctor in the reigns of Caludius, Nero and Galen. There is also mention of around 40 other Greek and Arabian authors.

(Submitted by Hilary Lane, History of Medicine Library specialist)

December 7, 2016 at 11:37 am

Most Popular eJournals & eBooks at Mayo in 2014

Welcome back to our annual look at which eJournals and eBooks were the most highly accessed in 2014.

The New England Journal of Medicine and Circulation continued to hold the top two spots respectively. These were the top 10 eJournals in 2012:

Title Number of Hits
New England Journal of Medicine 168,385
Circulation 71,676
JAMA 69,670
Nature 59,799
Blood 42,084
BMJ 37,077
The Lancet 35,412
Journal of Clinical Oncology 33,921
Journal of the American College of Cardiology 31,655
Neurology 28,353


The top eBooks in 2013 were:

Title Number of Hits
Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine 8327
Morgan & Mikhail’s Clinical Anesthesiology 5470
Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine 4548
Dermatology (Bolognia) 3225
Current Surgical Therapy 2810
Wills Eye Manual 2761
Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine 2672
Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide 2577
Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics 2366
Williams Hematology 2357

March 10, 2015 at 11:56 am

Coming soon… to your device

In Liblog‘s July issue, we wrote about the impending release of the Mayo Library’s new website– we explained why we needed a new site, and highlighted some of the new features. Based on feedback from usability testing, our designers and programmers have made modifications to the site, and just now sprinted to the finish line with last minute tweaks. (more…)

October 30, 2014 at 11:12 am

Open Access & Predatory Publishers

A LibGuide (only accessible via our intranet) has been created to help authors discern whether an open access journal is considered reputable or predatory. Many of you get requests to submit manuscripts to journals, many of which are now open access, and you question whether these are reputable. The guide includes a checklist of how to identify a reputable publisher, a list of reputable open access publishers and a list of those that are considered predatory.

October 30, 2014 at 11:08 am

Library Orientation Video

Need to know about our library services and resources but don’t have time to actually visit one of our libraries? Check out our library video orientation for an overview of what we do and what we offer. The staff libraries are open to all Mayo Clinic employees and students.

July 23, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Questions About Open-Access Publishers?

Inundated with emails from open-access publishers who want to publish your manuscripts for a fee? Not sure whether these are legitimate publishers? Check out this library resource guide to help you decide whether or not to delete those emails.

July 23, 2014 at 12:07 pm

New Library Catalog Feature

Library users who are searching our online catalog can now request books, CDs, DVDs and journals (but not articles) directly from the catalog. (more…)

April 30, 2014 at 11:41 am

BrowZine Update: Ovid journals now available

In addition to the Current Awareness tool, Mayo Clinic Libraries also subscribes to BrowZine, an iPad app from Third Iron. (more…)

January 30, 2014 at 3:07 pm

Ovid MEDLINE Searchers

For those of you who are Ovid MEDLINE searchers, the Library is making a change to the default database. Currently, when you select Ovid MEDLINE from the library’s home page, it opens to the default database Ovid MEDLINE(R) 1946 to January Week 1 2014. Articles have to be completely indexed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to be in this database which makes every article in the database searchable by MeSH subject headings.
However, since articles are now more readily available online, NLM adds in-process and non-indexed content  daily so that users can find the most recently published literature on their topics.

The Library wants to make sure you have access to that literature as well, so effective February 3, 2014, the default database for Ovid MEDLINE will be Ovid MEDLINE(R) In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations and Ovid MEDLINE(R).

With the change to the default database MeSH headings will not have been assigned to the in-process and non-indexed citations. You will need to search by both textwords and MeSH to capture all references. Also the only limit that will work is the English language limit. If you have any questions about this change, please contact Ann Farrell.

Here is an example of an in-process citation:

Unique Identifier 23702567
Record Owner From MEDLINE, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Status In-Process
Authors Kohler MCraig SPepperell JCNicoll DBratton DJNunn AJLeeson PStradling JR.
Authors Full Name Kohler, Malcolm. Craig, Sonya. Pepperell, Justin C T. Nicoll, Debby. Bratton, Daniel J. Nunn, Andrew J. Leeson, Paul. Stradling, John R.
Title CPAP improves endothelial function in patients with minimally symptomatic OSA: results from a subset study of the MOSAIC trial.
Source Chest. 144(3):896-902, 2013 Sep.
Abbreviated Source Chest. 144(3):896-902, 2013 Sep.
NLM Journal Name Chest
Publishing Model Journal available in: Print
Citation processed from: Internet

Example of a fully indexed citation by NLM:

Unique Identifier 24327037
Record Owner From MEDLINE, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Authors Martinez-Garcia MACapote FCampos-Rodriguez FLloberes PDiaz de Atauri MJSomoza MMasa JF.Gonzalez MSacristan LBarbe FDuran-Cantolla JAizpuru FManas EBarreiro BMosteiro MCebrian JJde la Pena MGarcia-Rio FMaimo AZapater JHernandez CGrau SanMarti NMontserrat JM.Spanish Sleep Network.
Authors Full Name Martinez-Garcia, Miguel-Angel. Capote, Francisco. Campos-Rodriguez, Francisco. Lloberes, Patricia. Diaz de Atauri, Maria Josefa. Somoza, Maria. Masa, Juan F. Gonzalez, Monica. Sacristan, Lirios. Barbe, Ferran. Duran-Cantolla, Joaquin. Aizpuru, Felipe. Manas, Eva. Barreiro, Bienvenido. Mosteiro, Mar. Cebrian, Juan J. de la Pena, Monica. Garcia-Rio, Francisco. Maimo, Andres. Zapater, Jordi. Hernandez, Concepcion. Grau SanMarti, Nuria. Montserrat, Josep Maria. Spanish Sleep Network.
Institution Respiratory Department, Hospital Universitario y Politecnico La Fe, Valencia, Spain.
Title Effect of CPAP on blood pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and resistant hypertension: the HIPARCO randomized clinical trial.
Source JAMA. 310(22):2407-15, 2013 Dec 11.
Abbreviated Source JAMA. 310(22):2407-15, 2013 Dec 11.
MeSH Subject Headings AgedAntihypertensive AgentsBlood PressureCircadian Rhythm*Continuous Positive Airway Pressure.Drug ResistanceFemaleHumansHypertension / co [Complications]*Hypertension / th [Therapy]Male.Middle AgedSleep Apnea, Obstructive / co [Complications]*Sleep Apnea, Obstructive / th [Therapy].Treatment Outcome.

January 30, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Rumbo a Rochester!

During the week of August 4, 2013 Plummer Library hosted two visitors from the Clínica Alemana in Santiago, Chile. Cecilia Pacheco, director of the Medical Information Center, and Mariela (Mely) Wijnant, Director of Medical Development,  hosted me at their facility in March of 2009. Four years later we were able to host them in Rochester, Minnesota. (more…)

October 29, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Retrieving e-Documents in Celsus; Modification to Allow Multiple File Downloads

Celsus is the Library’s electronic document delivery system which allows efficient delivery of requested resources — journal articles, book chapters and other library materials to your desktop. (more…)

October 29, 2013 at 2:29 pm

BrowZine: An iPad App for Browsing Journals

Mayo Clinic Libraries has recently subscribed to BrowZine, an iPad app, that allows users to browse their favorite scholarly journals, and download and read articles from those journals. The app is integrated with the library’s electronic journal subscriptions allowing users to access to approximately 3500 journals. You need to be connected to one of the secure Mayo wifi networks, or have VPN access from your iPad, to browse the library’s e-journals.

You can find journals either by subject categories or alphabetically by title.

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You can create your own bookshelf of  journals and save articles from those journals.

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BrowZine is also integrated with Mendeley, Zotero and DropBox, and the company is working with Thomson Reuters on  EndNote integration.

According to our BrowZine statistics, since our subscription began in June, tables of contents for almost 3000 journals have been viewed, and over 1200 full text articles have been downloaded.

An iPhone version will be available later this year.

Please contact Ann Farrell if you have any questions about this new service.

Submitted by
Ann Farrell
Mayo Clinic

July 30, 2013 at 7:54 am 2 comments

Top eJournals & eBooks in 2012

Welcome back to our annual look at which eJournals and eBooks were the most highly accessed in 2012. (more…)

May 1, 2013 at 10:42 am

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