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Two new tools for accessing scientific information are now available to patrons. Last spring, Carol, Derrik and I attended a demo of Pubget, which is a free third-party search engine for accessing PDFs of journal articles in the life sciences including PubMed/MEDLINE. WFU has been activated on Pubget, and the unique feature of Pubget is that it enables users to locate the PDFs of hybrid Open Access articles from traditional subscription-based life science journals.

I also attended a webinar last May on the Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF). NIF is an initiative of the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research and is a free portal that provides access to neuroscience literature databases, funded grant information, DrugBank Database, and more. NIF and Pubget are now linked to my Biology LibGuide and Neuroscience LibGuide.