CommComm posted on February 10, 2011 18:17

Thousands of online academic books are available for reading on or offline. Very easy to access. Topics GALORE. All the specifics (how-to's) are right on the link. I already gave it a test run myself, so fellow patrons.....start your engines.

Alonzo LaMont


CommComm posted on February 4, 2011 00:52

It's like everyday is Christmas.....



Welch Library now has an e-trial for HealthBeat, 2/3/11-3/3/11. Once at, go to My Subscriptions tab and choose CQ HealthBeat. Please  promote with your clients and encourage their feedback. Our e-trials link is found on the Welch e-resource web page,

Browse by: Subject | Provider | New | Frequently Used eResources

eResource Access Information & Tools

“CQ HealthBeat is the authoritative publication focused on healthcare policy news and information.  With a twice-daily e-mail newsletter and an exclusive Web site, you can track the latest healthcare legislation and regulations while receiving the latest updates and schedules directly to your handheld device.”



Alonzo LaMont (thanks to Kathy Danko)

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CommComm posted on February 3, 2011 19:06

Webnotes, hot off the presses. Whenever I see "funding" it always grabs my attention:

The February issue of Research WebNotes is now available online.


This month's issue features the following articles:


- Seminar Series

- Funding from Foundations
and Private Sources
- NCCN 2011 Young Investigator Award (YIA) Program for Physicians, Scientists and Nurses
Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research

- Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering Program for 2011
- HERA Foundation Ovarian Cancer Outside-the-box (OSB1) Seed Grant for 2011


- This Month’s Departmental Listings


- Upcoming Deadlines for February, March and April

- JHMI Synthesis
and Sequencing Facility

Research WebNotes is published on the first Wednesday of each month. Past months are archived and searchable. Please direct all inquiries regarding this online publication to



Alonzo LaMont


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CommComm posted on January 18, 2011 22:01

The title should probably be "Troubling clinical studies, or lack thereof." the Times dishes the dirt...

Alonzo LaMont

CommComm posted on December 8, 2010 22:54

I'm sure happy to post this because patrons always ask what our holiday hours are and I'm never-ever up on my holiday hour schedules. So here they are in black and white.

Alonzo LaMont

Welch Library building – holiday hours


Thursday, Dec 23rd – library closing at 12 noon (observed Christmas Eve ½ day holiday)

Friday, Dec 24th – library closed (observed Christmas holiday)

Saturday, Dec 25th – library closed (actual Christmas holiday)


Library will reopen on Sunday, Dec 26th with the regular Sunday schedule


Thursday, Dec 30th – library closing at 12 noon (observed New Year’s Eve ½ day holiday)

Friday, Dec 31st – library closed (observed New Year’s Day holiday)

Saturday, Jan 1st – library closed (actual New Year’s Day holiday)

Sunday, Jan 2nd – library closed (reflects the beginning of the new bldg. hours)


Library will reopen on Monday, Jan 3rd at 9am for patrons (staff report as scheduled)


And a special note to all Welch employees: Please check with your supervisor or department head if you have any questions.  Thanks!

CommComm posted on December 8, 2010 21:58

This is a bit belated, but no less newsworthy. Consider this a Factoid to muse over: Over the summer Pubmed celebrated it's 20 Millionth Citation. 20 Million anything is a big achievement in my book. Coincidentally, PubMed Central added it's 2 Millionth full-text article the same day. Something tells me electronic access is here to stay. 

Alonzo LaMont

Stella Seal recently reported on the management of the transition of the NIRC into an Welch space.  Stella has plans to meet with the School of Nursing communication department regarding how to communicate the changes to the school’s faculty, staff and students; will be meeting with Christina Wissinger regarding development of a nursing portal; and will plan office hours to meet the needs of both faculty and students.

Alonzo LaMont

CommComm posted on November 18, 2010 23:00

If you are a faculty researcher and would like to update your profile by adding publications or making changes, here is the link to use:


If you have questions, please contact your departmental Informationist by using this link: (use the scroll down menu)


Alonzo LaMont

CommComm posted on November 12, 2010 18:39

I posted this in on Facebook, and I don't like to repeat---but this one deserves some PR double duty. Here's the link, and I've enclosed a paragraph on the App that caught our eye (it Victoria Goode's eye who forwarded it to my eye)


"EVERNOTE (FREE) The company advertises this as a personal digital assistant, and it’s an apt description. Evernote is a traveling notepad that synchronizes with desktop and browser software (also free). Use your iPhone to copy an image, take a photo, record a voice memo or jot down a note, and it appears on your computer (and vice versa). It also recognizes your written text, within limits. The free version stores a fair amount of information, but for $45 a year, you needn’t sweat the data limits."


Alonzo LaMont

CommComm posted on October 5, 2010 23:21

Just in case no one has seen it, we get the newsletter from their office. Who among us couldn't use a little more professional development.

Newsletter 10 4 10.doc (213.00 kb)

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