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How do I scan images and documents in the library

The library has two scanning solutions available - there is a fast color duplex scanner at the...

How do I export a publication list in Microsoft Word for a department from the UVa Faculty Profiles system?

Have an authorized user run a Report in the UVa Online Faculty Profiles system.

How do I export a publication list for a single faculty member from the UVa Faculty Profiles system?

There are several ways to obtain a file listing of your publications, depending on how much you...

How do I handle duplicate records for the same publication in the UVa Faculty Profiles system?

Use the “Join” feature in the UVa Faculty Profiles...

How do I claim or reject pending publications in my UVa Faculty Profile?

The UVa Faculty Profiles system will email you when it finds new publications in either PubMed or...

How do I manually add a publication to my UVa Faculty Profile?

Most of your publications will appear as 'Pending' in the UVa Faculty Profiles System because of...

How do I access Micromedex from my mobile device?

Download the Micromedex app via the iTunes App Store (Apple devices), Google Play (Android devices...

How do I use Faculty of 1000 to find practice-changing articles?

Faculty of 1000 (F1000) allows clinicians to find articles that should change an aspect of the way...

How do I obtain citations, times cited, Impact Factor, and journal categories and rank for SOM Promotion and Tenure

Use Health Sciences Library services and databases to retrieve necessary information for your...

How do I search for authors in PubMed?

Use PubMed's author search features to retrieve references by a specific author.

How do I customize access to UVa-subscribed online resources?

Use durable URLs to retrieve specific content.  Durable links are hyperlinks to electronic...

How do I create a poster using PowerPoint?

Use the following tips and tricks for creating a large-format poster.  This guide also includes...

How do I create a personal account in ClinicalKey?

ClinicalKey (aka Clinical Key) is a powerful clinical information resource, and by creating a...

How do I learn to use RefWorks?

The Library offers several ways to learn to use RefWorks. Formal...

How do I properly cite images in a presentation or publication?

If using images you did not personally create, you must first be sure you have the right to...

How do I use EndNote’s “Find Full Text” feature to find the full text for the references in your EndNote Library (database)?

EndNote has a feature to help you automatically retrieve full-text PDFs for the references in your...

How do I use JBI (The Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database) Database and Tools

Go to the Health Sciences Library homepage from the Clinical Portal or...

How do I use RefWorks with Google Docs?

Answer: If you are using Google Docs to write a manuscript, you can still use your RefWorks library...

How do I configure my mobile device for remote access to UptoDate?

Remote access to UpToDate is available through a Web browser (UVa Netbadge required) or through...

How do I import references from PubMed to my RefWorks account?

To keep up to date with your references, conduct a search and select your records in PubMed,...

How do I determine what software is on the Health Sciences Library computers?

Consult this table that lists software on the different types of Health Sciences Library...

How do I use RefWorks to format a paper without Write-N-Cite?

If you are working on a paper at a computer that does not have Write-N-Cite installed, and you...

How do I find the impact factor and rank for a journal?

Use the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) to locate impact factors. The impact factor is a measure...

How do I obtain full-text articles while searching Google Scholar?

To obtain full-text journal articles licensed by the University of Virginia Libraries (as well...

How do I get guest access to UVa's wireless network?

Temporary access to the UVa wireless network is available to guests of the University. Access to...

How do I find biomedical images, UVa logos, and other graphics?

Take advantage of the resources available through the Health Sciences Library and online to add...

How do I connect to UVa library resources from off-Grounds?

Access to UVa licensed resources such as online books, journals, and search tools (e.g. Ovid...

How do I learn computing and software skills?

Take advantage of one-on-one consultations, in-person workshops, self-paced online courses,...

How do I find resources for board review preparation (USMLE(TM), NCLEX-RN(R), etc)?

Find the Health Sciences Library's exam preparation resources for the USMLE(TM), NCLEX-RN(R), or...

How do I set up UVa Gmail on my iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad?

Request and configure a UVa Gmail account, then set up Mail on your iPhone or iPod Touch to...

How do I set up my iOS device (iPhone/iPod/iPad) for encrypted wireless (Cavalier) at UVa?

Follow the instructions below to register for and activate UVa encrypted wireless access via the...

How do I find reliable software applications for my mobile device?

Check out our suggestions for quickly finding good clinical and productivity apps!

How do I copy DVDs using a Mac?

Use Toast Titanium(TM) in the Library's Media Studio.

How do I set up UVa Gmail on my Blackberry?

Request and configure a UVa Gmail account, then set up Mail on your Blackberry to connect to UVa...

How do I use the camera I checked out?

The Health Sciences Library checks out a variety of digital camera equipment. Use the checklist...

How do I insert a movie clip into PowerPoint 2010 for Windows?

In PowerPoint 2010 for Windows, use the file/insert - Movies and Sounds - Movie from a...

How do I save my files to a CD using a Mac?

One option is to use Toast Titanium(TM) software (found on the Library's Media Studio Macs).

How do I get videos (movie files, YouTube, etc) to play in PowerPoint 2010?

There are several options to enable videos, whether from movie files (e.g. from a video camera)...

How do I shoot good video?

Before you start editing video, it is important to capture quality footage. Follow the...

How do I import video from a VHS tape?

The first step to making your old VHS tapes viewable and editable on a computer is to digitize...

How do I access my HSCS encrypted USB drive on a Library computer?

Health System Computing Services requires encryption for patient data stored on USB drives used...

How do I annotate my PDF files?

Students in the School of Medicine and in the School of Nursing have found some free...

How do I access First Consult on my mobile device?

As part of the Health Sciences Library's subscription to ClinicalKey, affiliates of the...

How do I access Epic and the Health System Webtop in the Health Sciences Library?

Health System computers that provide access to Epic and other Health System online resources...

How do I connect my laptop to UVa's wireless network?

Access to UVa's secure wireless network "Cavalier" is available throughout the Health Sciences...

How do I find times cited for an article?

Use the Cited Reference Search feature in Web of Science (WOS). Containing Science Citation...

How do I locate the full title of a journal if I only know the abbreviation and vice versa?

PubMed's Journals in NCBI Databases tool offers an easy way to locate the full...

How do I verify an incomplete citation for a journal article?

PubMed's Citation Sensor offers an easy way to locate a citation even when you...

How do I find the h-index for an author?

Perform an Author Search and use the Create Citation Report feature in Web of Science.

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How do I find PMCIDs for all my NIH-supported articles?

Perform a search in PubMed using the Author, Affiliation and PMID fields to generate a list of...

How do I access UVa library resources as a preceptor?

Preceptors who work with UVa students are eligible access to library resources, including online...

How do I authorize an individual to borrow Library items on my behalf?

UVa Health System and University of Virginia faculty and staff may authorize one or more...

How do I import references into RefWorks or EndNote from the Web, PDF, or a Word document?

Use the Citation Finder to convert reference lists from PDFs or Word documents...

How do I keep my Refworks databases when graduating from UVa?

No need to worry about losing your RefWorks database(s) if you are graduating from UVa. UVa...

How do I connect to UVa library resources from off-Grounds on my iPad?

Access to UVa licensed resources such as online books, journals, and search tools (e.g. Ovid...

How do I export Ovid citations into RefWorks?

Use Ovid's built-in tools to export Ovid MEDLINE search results directly into RefWorks.

How do I create a data management plan?

Use the online DMPTool (...

How do I connect to UVa library resources from off-Grounds using any search tool?

Access to UVa-licensed resources such as online books, journals, and search tools (e.g.Ovid...

How do I create a TurningPoint (Clicker) presentation?

The School of Medicine uses TurningPoint brand audience response (clicker) devices for...

How do I find research collaborators?

Use a variety of search tools to find collaborators at the University of Virginia and beyond.

How do I export citations from Virgo into RefWorks?

There are several ways to download citations from VIRGO. If you know the title...

How do I request materials from other UVa Libraries?

Use the LEO Service to request delivery of UVa-owned books, journal articles or other resources...

How do I receive email updates from Web of Science on new articles on my topic?

Web of Science allows you to automatically receive updates via email on searches you have saved...

How do I use NCBI BLAST Services?

View the recording of NCBI expert Peter Cooper's session on NCBI BLAST Services. The hour-long...

How do I find the best evidence for clinical care?

Use UVa's evidence-based medical search systems to retrieve information to support your clinical...

How do I share a folder or a database in RefWorks with colleagues? (RefShare)

Use RefWorks RefShare!

RefShare allows you to share your entire Refworks database or just...

How do I receive email alerts when an article of interest is cited?

Use Citation Alerts from Web of Science. The Web of Science database allows you to automatically...

How do I receive email alerts from Ovid on new articles on my topic?

Keep up to date with the most current research. You can run a search in Ovid, and be...

How do I keep my RefWorks databases when leaving UVa?

If you leave the University of Virginia, you will no longer have access to the UVa RefWorks...

How do I export Ovid citations into Reference Manager?

Conducting a good Ovid search takes time and effort. Save yourself steps when you find the...

How do I export Ovid citations into EndNote for the Mac?

Conducting a good Ovid search takes time and effort. Save yourself steps when you find the...

How do I export Ovid citations into EndNote for Windows?

Conducting a good Ovid search takes time and effort. Save yourself steps when you find the...

How do I keep up with news in my field (via RSS feeds)?

Receive the latest article links and/or news headlines all in one place through an RSS reader....

How do I use library resources as a UVa Alumnus/Alumna? (Alumni)

UVa Library licensed online books, journals and databases allow offsite (remote) access only to...

How do I get permission to reuse a chart/figure/graphic in a new publication?

To incorporate a chart, figure, graphic or other copyrighted content from a published work in...

How do I find reliable health information for my patients and family?

Use MedlinePlus from the National Library of Medicine. Health professionals and consumers alike...

How do I borrow materials not owned by UVa?

The Health Sciences Library subsidizes the cost of retrieving materials not owned by UVA that...

How do I connect to CardioSource Plus?

UVa's subscription to ...

How do I set up my Android device for wireless at UVa?

It is possible to get your Android-enabled mobile device onto the UVa unsecured wireless network...

How Do I Create "Picture-in-Picture" Movies Using Final Cut Express?