December 20, 2006

Wednesday funny

Posted in Humor at 10:11 am by Alexia

Not library related at all but funny…

Christmas Carols for the insane:

1. Schizophernia — Do You Hear What I Hear?

2. Multiple Personality Disorder — We Three Kings Disoriented Are

3. Dementia — I Think I’ll Be Home for Christmas

4. Narcissistic — Hark the Harold Angels Sing About Me

5. Manic — Deck the Halls and the Walls and the House and the Lawn and the Streets and the Stores and the Office and the Town and the Cars and the Buses and the Trucks and the Trees…

6. Paranoid — Santa Claus is Coming to Town to Get Me

7. Borderline Personality Disorder — Thoughts of Roasting on an Open Fire

8. Personality Disorder — You Better Watch Out, I’m Gonna Cry, I’m Gonna Pout, Maybe I’ll Tell You Why

9. Attention Deficit DIsorder — Silent Night, Holy, oooh look at the froggy, can I have some chocolate, why is France so far away?

10. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder — Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells.

December 7, 2006

What can {insert name of library} do for you?

Posted in Library promotion at 10:30 am by Alexia

I was directed to this great commercial that the Fulton County Public Library made.  What a great idea!  While most hospital libraries don’t have the money or other resources to make a TV commercial why not go with a print campaign or work with your marketing department to come up with something similar.  What can health sciences libraries do for you?  Let’s make a list!

New commercial for FCPL

December 5, 2006

Google Scholar to the rescue?!

Posted in Tips & Tricks at 11:18 am by Alexia

First off – yes, I am still alive.  Work got crazy and there were a couple of weeks thrown in where a sinus infection had me down for the count.  I’m back and ready to blog.

So, I needed to verify a citation from ACTA Chirurgica Scandinavica from 1944 this morning.  Old MEDLINE only goes back to 1950 and we didn’t have Index Medicus back to 1944.  So, I ran a quick search on Google Scholar and was successful.  I’ve run into other situations where Google Scholar has come to the rescue.  A couple of weeks ago a woman handed me a list of “citations” (I use the term loosely) that consisted of author surnames and dates.  Not having a clue if these citations were medical in nature or not I started searching Google Scholar and obtained all but three of the citations.

So, what is the moral of the story?  I still am not a big fan of Google but can appreciate when using their tools can be helpful.

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