Harvard University - Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology


March 2014.

With classes back in session, the Ernst Mayr Library is now open from 9 am - 6 pm Monday-Friday. Other hours can be arranged, and I'm available to come to your office or lab. I also deliver and pick up books! Please feel free to contact me at any time.

The Harvard link to Google Scholar has changed slightly; it is now http://scholar.google.com.ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/. ALSO, Google Scholar now links to the Web of Science (though not to the other databases in the Web of Knowledge). If you start your search in GS, you may see links to WoS. Follow the link to the citing articles in WoS, and from there you can perform the sophisticated searching offered by WoS. You can analyze results; create a Citation Report; Save citations and send them to reference management software such as EndNote; click on a citation to look at details, read the abstract, fine Related Articles, and more.

The Web of Knowledge, which includes the Web of Science and MEDLINE among other databases, has changed its interface. They have made it much simpler, which unfortunately means that some of the tools that used to be right up front may be less obvious. If you would like a quick (15 minutes) run of the changes, please just ask; I'm happy to come to you. Ii have also revised the webguide on using it.

Stop by the new exhibit in the lobby of the Northwest Building: Brains. There is an accompanying webguide at http://guides.library.harvard.edu/Brains. It is easily changed so if you have any suggestions please contact me!

The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS) dissertations are now available in DASH, Harvard's central, open-access repository of research that includes journal articles as well. Since GSAS moved from paper to electronic submissions, inclusion in DASH was the logical next step. Metadata are also being added to the HOLLIS entries to make the dissertations more findable and accessible. (However, we would still love a physical copy of your dissertation to keep in the library for others to read! We frequently get requests for paper copies as patrons actually like to hold the dissertation.)

Dorothy Barr

Ernst Mayr Library - MCZ
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138



updated: 03/25/2014