Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Industry Documents Library Bibliography reaches 1000!

The UCSF Industry Documents Library Bibliography reached its 1000th citation this September 2017. The IDL Bibliography is a running list of papers, publications and posts that utilize our Tobacco Industry, Drug Industry and Chemical Industry Documents as primary source materials. See what others have already written; consult the Bibliography first before delving into any new research project.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

New Celexa and Paxil Documents Posted

179 new Drug Industry Documents were posted today.

  • 78 new Celexa documents

  • 101 Paxil Litigation, Adult Suicide documents - This new collection of documents comes from Paxil litigation regarding adult suicide. Lawsuits alleged Glaxo SmithKline (GSK) was aware of the high rate of suicidal behavior in adults during clinical trials of Paxil. GSK argued that because the FDA did not mandate GSK warn about the suicidality risk, it could not have warned or disclosed these risks any sooner. GSK argued that Paxil’s FDA-approved label shielded the pharmaceutical company from liability for failing to warn doctors and patients of that elevated suicidal behavior risk, a legal defense called 'preemption.' Read more on our Paxil Litigation Adult Suicide collection page
Friday, September 30, 2016

New Documents Posted

238 new documents have been posted to the Industry Documents Library.

This includes:
Friday, May 13, 2016

Announcing our New and Improved Industry Documents Bibliography

The UCSF Industry Documents Library has been hard at work for this month's release of documents and features.

1) 825 new tobacco documents were posted to the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents yesterday.

2) The improved Industry Documents Bibliography!

Our Bibliography is a running list of papers and publications created using our industry documents. It has long been a helpful tool for research and education and we are excited to unveil the new interface today.

The Bibliography now lives on the Industry Documents Library site and can be found by clicking on "Bibliography" in the menu bar.


Depending upon which industry you start from (IDL, tobacco or drug), you will see citations for publications and papers based upon that specific industry archive's documents. For instance, if you access the Bibliography from the main IDL home page you will interact with citations from both Tobacco and Drug documents but if you access the Bibliography from the Tobacco area, you will only interact with tobacco document citations.

Key features for the new Bibliography:
  • Searchable!
    Our new Bibliography interface allows you to search in the citations for keywords, authors and titles and also allows you to facet results by Category and Reference Type. Click on the title link or the URL in the Link field to access the publication directly.

  • "Newly Added" citations will be tagged with the "newly added" status so that these recent citations can be found quickly by users.
    At this time we have 11 newly added citations to the Industry Documents Bibliography.

  • Direct links to the documents cited
    You will note in each citation record, there is a "Document Cited" field which holds the IDs of industry documents used as primary sources. If you click on one of the IDs in the "Documents Cited" field, you will be taken to the document record.


    Conversely, if you are searching in the documents, you will notice links to a Bibliography citation from the search results and the document view if the document has been cited in one or more papers.


The new and improved Industry Documents Bibliography reflects all industries and will grow as we grow our document collections. As you browse the citations and take a look around, please let us know how it's working for you and if you have any suggestions.
Friday, December 11, 2015

IDL has launched its new Login feature!

By logging in from the home page (, you can:

  • Save your bookmarks and search histories indefinitely
  • Set and save your search preferences
  • Set display preferences for search results, saved documents, and search histories
Register with your email address to create an account!
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Real Risks of Rx Drugs - Georgetown University Conference

Don't miss 'The Real Risks of Rx Drugs', June 11-12, 2015, Georgetown University, Washington DC.

This conference will cover the invention of disease states; over-promotion of testosterone, hypoglycemic drugs, anticoagulants, psychiatric drugs, and fluoroquinolones; the skyrocketing costs of drugs, and much more. Meals and up to 12 CME credits are included in registration. Scholarships are available.

For more information, including a downloadable flyer, and abstracts of presentations, see

For questions, contact Alessandra Hirsch ( or call 202-687-1191

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Do You Use Bates Numbers In Your Search? Have 15 minutes to Test the Industry Documents Digital Library site?

If you’re an LTDL or DIDA user that searches with, pays attention to, and/or browses by Bates numbers, we’d love your help testing out a feature of the new site -

You'll take a short, self-directed test from the comfort of your own computer in exchange for a $10 Starbucks gift card (and the warm, fuzzy feeling of helping to make our new site as useful and usable as possible).

We’ve partnered with UserTesting to record your feedback as you browse the new site.

    •   Please go to the following URL to start the test:

    •   You’ll be asked to download a small piece of software to record your test

    ◦   This is a small, safe program that should launch after the download has finished

    ◦   It will only record your screen and voice during this testing session, not your face, and you can uninstall it when the test is finished

    ◦   Your whole screen will be captured, so please collapse any sensitive windows

    •   Once you’ve started recording, it’s very important that you end your recording before 60 minutes is up (but it won’t take nearly that long, we promise). Unfortunately, if you go past 60 minutes your video will be lost

Please let us know if you have any trouble, and have fun!