Carrie Iwema

Carrie is an Information Specialist in Molecular Biology for the Health Sciences Library System at the University of Pittsburgh. She has a PhD in Neuroscience and a Masters in Library Science.

Articles by Carrie Iwema:

Navigating the Sea of Human Genetics, Part I

Ahoy mateys! At my workplace we’ve recently become EXTREMELY excited about a resource called the HuGE Navigator. It’s so great that it’s going to take me a couple of articles to highlight its features. Hop on board to learn a little about it! So What is HuGE Navigator? HuGE Navigator is an integrated set of…

09 Jul 2016 Genomics & Epigenetics

Get PDFs ASAP with Pubget

After quite a long hiatus (which included a conference in Hawaii, whoo hoo!), I’m back to highlight a cool and relatively new search engine for scientific literature that is going to make you squeal with glee (ok, it made me squeal at least). I’m assuming that you’re very familiar with how to identify relevant research…

25 Jun 2009 Taming the Literature

A Video is Worth a Million Words

If a picture is worth a thousand words then video and audiovisual presentations must be worth millions. So Jing, a free piece of  software that allows users to easily create annotated visual communications, should be an essential tool in your communications palette. Jing allows you to capture videos of onscreen activity and easily share them…

06 May 2009 Writing, Publishing & Presenting

What is Your Favorite Gene?

Today I’m going to tell you about another new genetics resource that’s only been available for a couple of months. This gem is “YFG (Your Favorite Gene) powered by Ingenuity” and it’s freely available thanks to a partnership between Sigma-Aldrich and Ingenuity Systems. You read that right, these two for-profit companies are giving researchers something…

24 Mar 2009 Software & Online Tools

Navigating the sea of human genetics, Part II

Avast, me hearties, I’m back with Part II of our exploration of the HuGE Navigator. To get up to speed, be sure to check out Part I. In Part II I’m going to go over the HuGEtools, which are used to mine the human genome epidemiology literature. The tools are: HuGE Literature Finder HuGE Investigator…

03 Mar 2009 Genomics & Epigenetics