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ACRL is hosting a free, one hour webinar on APA 7th Style, July 14

The ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) is hosting a free webinar on APA 7th style, July 14 at 2pm EST, "Citing Works in Text Using Seventh Edition APA Style". Featured speakers Hayley S. Kamin, Chelsea L. Lee and Timothy L. McAdoo wrote this latest edition. This webinar will offer guidance on citing works, FAQs, real life examples and a Q&A session at the end. Don't miss this free opportunity to understand the changes in the latest edition!
For more information and registration (click Register at the bottom of the page):

UC Libraries now offers "Click & Collect" at specific locations

Users can now access print collections held at specific UC Libraries locations using Click & Collect. You can put books on hold but you must go to the specific library to pick up your books. Health Sciences Library (Donaldson) and Walter C. Langsam Library are two of several libraries in the system that now offer this service.

Please note: OhioLINK is still closed so you cannot have books delivered to the Pratt Library at this time.

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New PubMed - "We are listening"

It has been five weeks since New PubMed has been released. Read more about this journey AND give your feedback in the May-June NIH Technical Bulletin

Sign up for the next New PubMed Training via Skype in the ELM:

Don't have time for the training? No problem! We have a guide with PubMed basics including video and training: (See the box 'PubMed Videos and Training')

NIH announces Preprint Pilot in PubMed!

The NIH is exploring approaches to increase discoverabliity of early NIH research results. These preprints will be availalbe in PubMed Central (PMC) starting June 8, 2020 and will last for at least the next 12 months.

"The pilot will initially focus on increasing the discoverability of preprints with NIH support relating to the current COVID-19 pandemic".

For more information:

Learn more about Preprints (and IRPs):








By Thomas Shafee - Own work; adapted from diagram by Ginny Barbour, CC BY 4.0

New PubMed is now up and running!

The new version of PubMed is now up and running.

Please replace any saved bookmark with this:,ohuncilib

Click below for a full introduction to the changes:

There are several very quick trainings produced by the NIH (2 minutes each) available in the ELM (search PubMed, the title OR the Activity code) to become familiar with the new set up:

  • PubMed-Save Searches and Set Email Alerts:
    Activity Code ES_07438_20200515_0000_WB_WEBB
  • PubMed-Get the Full Text of an Article* 
    Activity Code ES_07437_20200515_0000_WB_WEBB
  • PubMed-Find Articles by Author:
    Activity Code ES_07439_20200515_0000_WB_WEBB
  • PubMed-Find Articles by Journal:
    Activity Code ES_07441_20200515_0000_WB_WEBB
  • PubMed-Find Articles by Topic:
    Activity Code ES_07440_20200515_0000_WB_WEBB

*Please remember this is not the only way to get full text! See our guides from more information on searching Pratt and UC Libraries:

Are you new to Cincinnati Children's and need to find out about library resources?

For our busy new employees we now offer a quick 20 minute online Pratt Research Library Orientation through the ELM. This course provides an overview of services and resources available from Pratt Research Library. It is intended for new employees, those new to using library resources, and those interested in refreshing their knowledge of Pratt Library. Highlights include:

  • Contact information
  • Log in to UC
  • Request articles not availalbe as full text in PubMed, Pratt or UC

Search Pratt Library Orientation in the ELM OR Activity code: PS_07250_20200511_0000_WB_WEBB.


'New' PubMed to replace 'Legacy' PubMed on or around May 18th

Around May 18, 2020 (possibly a little sooner) 'New' PubMed with be the default website. A yellow banner will be seen on 'Legacy' PubMed alerting users to the change. While all the the same great features from the legacy version are in 'New' PubMed the way to get to them has changed. Our understanding is that 'Legacy' PubMed will be around for several months until they shut down this website. Rest assured everything in your My NCBI account e.g. My Bibliography and SciENcv will move over to 'New' PubMed without having to do anything.
Sign up for a training in ELM! We will use Skype:
1. Thursday, April 23 from 10-11:30
Activity code in the ELM:
2. Tuesday, May 5 from 10-11:30
Activity code in the ELM:

New PubMed:
'Legacy' PubMed:

For more detailed information check out the FAQs on the NIH website: