Research Aids


“Talking Science: Designing and Delivering Successful Oral Presentations”
– This 1-1/2 hour video was given by Shawn Mullen, PhD, Deputy Director, Office of Postdoctoral Services, NIH, on Jan. 11, 2013.

In Plain Sight is a blog by the UCSF librarians with stories that will help you “access, manage, and publish your information.”

Health Statistics resource page – from UC Davis, organized list of links to national and international data on health care, diseases & statistical resources

RefWorks Proquest is a powerful online research management, writing and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies. A RefWorks account is free to UCSF students, staff and faculty.

PLEASE NOTE: The older version of RefWorks (known as “RefWorks Legacy”) is being phased out although the exact date is not yet known. You will need to upgrade your existing RefWorks Legacy account to the new version, known as “RefWorks Proquest,” or if you are new to RefWorks, sign up directly for a RefWorks Proquest account at this link
For more information about this transition, please go to

Tutorials on RefWorks

Information about RefWorks and other citation management software available through UCSF

Son of Citation Machine – An easy way to create a manual reference citation in APA 6th ed. style.  Just choose the source type (web page, book, journal, etc.), fill in the fields, then click “Make Citations” and voila!
Creating Written Patient Education Materials – A 3-page 2008 article from Chest to help you create written educational materials for your patients.

Library Staff

Jim Davis

Sharon McClain

Medical Library Professional

Jim Davis

Robyn Aguiar

Medical Library Professional