NCBI Bookshelf in PubMed–full text biomedical books

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The Bookshelf is a growing collection of biomedical books that can be searched directly by typing a concept into the textbox above and selecting “Go”.

The bookshelf link is the one labeled Books in the black bar at the far right of the PubMed screen.
An article in Biol. Cell summarizes one life scientist’s use of the Bookshelf:

Biol Cell. 2006 Jul;98(7):439-43.
Books for free? How can this be? – A PubMed resource you may be overlooking.
Corsi AK.
Department of Biology, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC 20064,

The NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) at the National
Institutes of Health collects a wide range of molecular biological data, and
develops tools and databases to analyse and disseminate this information. Many
life scientists are familiar with the website maintained by the NCBI
(, because they use it to search GenBank for
homologues of their genes of interest or to search the PubMed database for
scientific literature of interest. There is also a database called the Bookshelf
that includes searchable popular life science textbooks, medical and research
reference books and NCBI reference materials. The Bookshelf can be useful for
researchers and educators to find basic biological information. This article
includes a representative list of the resources currently available on the
Bookshelf, as well as instructions on how to access the information in these

Hodges Library open 24 hours during exams

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During the exam period, April 28 through May 5, all of Hodges Library will be open 24 hours. And Hodges Library will have designated “quiet study” and “group study” areas, as follows:

Ground floor lobby
1st, 3rd, and 5th floors
(On the 2nd floor, the Media Center, Group Viewing Rooms and Mary E. Greer Room [rm. 258] will be reserved for quiet study after midnight.)

2nd floor Commons
4th and 6th floors

Visit for a complete listing of library hours.

We encourage students to use the “T” for safe travel to and from late-night study sessions. For information about the T, visit

Hours for Finals and Beyond!

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Pendergrass Library will be open extended hours for finals starting April 28th.

Our schedule for finals is:

Monday April 28- Friday May 2 7:30 a.m.-midnight
Saturday May 3 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Sunday May 4 12:00 p.m-midnight
Monday May 5 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Schedule for May 7-June 1 (between Spring and Summer Sessions)

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m-6:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Tuesday, May 13 We will open at 10:00 a.m.
Monday, May 26 Memorial Day, Closed

Schedule for June 2-August 8 (Summer Session)

Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Friday, July 4 Independence Day, Closed

As always, you can find our operating hours here:

The Silk Road: Music, Art, and Poetry from Istanbul to Samarqand

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The Silk Road: music, art, and poetry from Istanbul to Samarqand
written, directed and produced by Judith Frey

DVD: DS33.1 .S556 2006

This new DVD presents the arts of the Islamic world in the regions of ancient Persia, where Islam flourished after the 7th century with an artistic renaissance that reflected the beauty of Persian culture. Featuring rare recordings of 6th-century Persian classical music, Sufi music from an order founded by the poet Rumi in the 13th century, historic photographs of Islamic architecture, and Persian and Sufi poetry. Includes a 20-page booklet of music and photo identification.

Care and Welfare of Dogs Bib/Webliography from AWIC

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The Animal Welfare Information Center at the National Agricultural Library has recently posted an updated bibliography/webliography on Information Resources on the Care and Welfare of Dogs.

AWIC Resource Series No. 40
March 2008
Updates Housing, Husbandry, and Welfare of the Dog Quick Bibliography Series, QB 97-08

Table of Contents

* Introduction
* Anesthesia and Analgesia
* Behavior
* Breeding
* Clinical and Laboratory Techniques
* Feeding
* General
* Health
* Housing
* Husbandry
* Physiology
* Regulations
* Shelter Dogs
* Therapeutic and Working Dogs
* Zoonoses
* Web Resources

Sustainable Campus Report from Sustainable Endowments

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Source: Inside Higher Ed 4/18/08: Students are more likely to act in environmentally friendly ways (or at least to report that they do) at colleges and universities where campus policies emphasize environmental sustainability, according to a survey of 1,700 students conducted by researchers at the College of William and Mary and released today. The survey, released by the Sustainable Endowments Institute, found that students at institutions that received A grades on the institute’s sustainability “report card” were likelier than those at colleges that scored D’s and F’s to report limiting their energy use, limiting their appliances, and turning off their computers when not in use, among other behaviors. “When students perceive climate change to be a priority for their school, it really affects their individual actions,” Samantha Weston, co-director of the study and a senior at William and Mary, said in a news release about the survey.