Woodward Blog

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database now available

We’re pleased to announce that UBC Library now has access to Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database.

This database provides up-to-date clinical data on natural medicines, herbal medicines, and dietary supplements used in the western world. Content is compiled by pharmacists and physicians who are part of the Pharmacist’s Letter and Prescriber’s Letter research and editorial staff.

Information about natural, complementary and alternative therapies is also available through a database called Natural Standard.

We invite you to explore both and contact Teresa Lee with any comments or questions. Happy searching!

BIOSIS now on the Web of Knowledge

As of January 1st 2009, we will be moving BIOSIS Previews from the OVIDSP platform to the Web of Knowledge interface.

You can try it now at: http://toby.library.ubc.ca/resources/infopage.cfm?id=551

You’ll be able to search BIOSIS Previews and Web of Science simultaneously, and there is no limit to the number of people who can access BIOSIS at one time.

Need help? See the Quick Reference Card (PDF) or ask Sally Taylor or Katherine Miller for help.

Happy searching!


Life Sciences Librarians & Staff Lauded by their Colleagues


UBC Life Sciences Librarians and Library Staff Lauded by their colleagues from around the province of British Columbia.

Charlotte Beck for Transition to EBSCO CINAHL: Reprogramming OVID saved searches and Truncation & Wildcard Symbols

Charlotte Beck, Dean Giustini and Teresa Lee, UBC for Evidence-Based Practice Clinical Question / Search Plan Worksheet

Jeremy Buhler, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies; Teresa Lee, UBC; Trina Fyfe, UNBC for UBC OvidSP MEDLINE Tutorial – UBC Library

Jeremy Buhler, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, UBC;Ellen George, UBC; Kimberley Hintz, UBC for The Guided Tour – UBC Library

Dean Giustini, UBC for UBC HealthLib-Wiki – A Knowledge-Base for Health Librarians

Katherine Kalsbeek, Sally Taylor & Suzan Zagar, UBC for Library Research Skills for Biologists

Teresa Lee, UBC for Article Indexes & Databases search worksheet

Much of this excellent work has been donated to the librarian community to use at their institutions by depositing it into ALPS LINK, part of the SOLR, BC Campus’ learning objects repository.

For more information click here

Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum


Woodward Library staff put the finishing touches on the Christmas tree made of green and red journals from the early 1900’s. Which journals did they use?

  • Archiv für Ophthalmologie
  • Frankfurter Zeitschrift für Pathologie
  • Vestnik. Akademiia Meditsinskikh Nauk SSSR

Happy Holidays!