All UVa students, faculty, and staff can now download a variety of software from ITC’s web site http://www.itc.virginia.edu/central/ such as SAS and ITunes.
One of the most popular software packages is SPSS, Faculty and staff can download SPSS onto their desktop or laptop computer without cost as the University has a site license permitting this. However, this option is currently not available for students. Students can purchase the SPSS Grad pac version at the UVa Bookstore for under $200. Curry faculty members recommend the Grad Pac, version 17 as many bugs have been reported for version 16. Be sure to get the Grad Pac as it supports regression. Another option for students is renting SPSS. The following web site lists various rental options for this software. http://www.spss.com/corpinfo/spss_edge.htm
For example, One company, E-Academy.com, rents a copy of SPSS for 6 months or 12 months. The 6 month rental fee for the SPSS Grad Pac (Advanced Statistics, Regression and Amos™) is $79. To explore this site, go to http://www.e-academy.com/spss.
(Digital) Love is in the Air…
Digital Scholarship: Lunch and Learn Feb. 13
For the February “Digital Therapy” Faculty and Grad Luncheon, library staff will be trying something new in the Scholar's Lab. Influenced by our friends at the Science and Art Project and in conjunction with the Research Computing Lab, the library will be holding an activity in the tradition of “speed dating” to foster new scholarly collaborations between students all disciplines.
Join us on Friday, February 13, at noon to meet a lot of interesting new people and learn about exciting opportunities to collaborate on research and scholarship! The Scholar's Lab (SLAB) is located on the 4th floor West (just past the Greenberry's Cafe) of Alderman Library.
Eschew catalogs you don't use! Call the toll-free numbers on catalogs and asked to be removed from their mailing lists. Or you can go to this web site: http://www.catalogchoice.org/ which allows you to remove numerous catalogs at once. This saves resources in lots of ways: fewer trees are cut and processed, less fossil fuel is used to produce paper, print, mail, and distribute unwanted catalogs, and less winds up going to recycling or the landfill.
DSM IV Goes Mobile
To aid on-the-go users visiting PsychiatryOnline.com from palmtop devices with small screens, American Psychiatric, Inc. is launching m.PsychiatryOnline.com, which is optimized for wireless browsing from mobile devices like iPhones, BlackBerrys, and PDAs. Navigation and display are simplified, and only the most useful content has been selected to optimize performance, speed, and search. Look for these new options later this month
To keep the interface as simple as possible for the small screen, not all of the content or features will be available on the mobile site. For example, the "related content" links usually seen at the left of content have been removed to unclutter the screen. Mobile site users do, however, get full advantage of PsychiatryOnline's powerful semantic indexed search.
The content set for m.psychiatryonline.com includes:
APA Practice Guideline Quick References
Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology
Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology
Users who visit the full site will be automatically redirected to m.psychiatryonline.com if they visit from a mobile device. (A link from there will take them back to the full site, in case they prefer to browse the full content and feature set from their mobile device.)
Please note that regular IP-based recognition is not possible from mobile devices. Users should first create a My PsychiatryOnline account, which also allows users to store searches, bookmarks, and saved images. My PsychiatryOnline accounts cannot be created from the mobile site; users should use a desktop or laptop computer to create an account while authenticated by your institutional subscription. A user's My PsychiatryOnline username and password will then gain them access to the mobile site. (The mobile site will prompt users who haven't yet created My PsychiatryOnline accounts with these instructions.)
Web of Science/Web of Knowledge Database
The next time you access the Web of Science/Web of Knowledge database, you'll find enhancements that offer new ways to search, analyze and put your results to use more efficiently. Enhancements include: 1) links to similar articles, 2) direct link to impact factor of the journal, 3) the ability to search grant activity and funding acknowledgements in Web of Science® and see where funding money is going; what research has been developed from a specific grant; and who is funding research at your institution, 4) the ability to refine your search results by subject (psychology-clinical, psychology-developmental, rehabilitation, etc.) or document type (articles, editorials, conference paper, book review, etc.), and 5)citation links to see how often and by whom an article has been cited.
Online tutorials for Web of Science are available. http://isiwebofknowledge.com/training_support/training/livetraining/
You may also contact Carole Lohman (434.924.7039) or Kay Buchanan (434.982.2664) in the Education Library for a one-on-one tutorial.