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Film Showing at the Medical Library

27 April 2011 - 10:52am by Lynn Sette

If you missed the premiere showing in the Harkness Auditorium in an early April, we invite you to come to the library to view the film about the School of Medicine, created in celebration of the school’s Bicentennial.

The half-hour film, by Emmy Award–winning director and producer Karyl Evans, chronicles the rise of the School of Medicine from its origins as the Medical Institution of Yale College in 1810 to its current incarnation as one of the world’s major centers for biomedical research; clinical care; and the education of physicians, scientists, physician associates, and public health professionals. “Ancient Art, Modern Science” showcases recent advances in research and patient care at Yale and provides a glimpse of things to come as the school enters its third century.

TOXNET

11 April 2011 - 10:07pm by Lynn Sette

TOXNET is a cluster of 16 databases covering toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and related areas. It is a rich resource, freely available from the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Some of the databases include:
HSDB (Hazardous Substances Data Bank)
CCRIS (Chemical Carinogenesis Research Information System)
ITER (International Toxicity Estimates for Risk)
TOXLINE (Toxicology Literature Online)
DART/ETIC (Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology /Environmental Teratology Information Center)
CPDB (Carcinogenic Potency Database)
CTD (Comparative Toxicogenomics Database)

Visit TOXNET: Toxicology Data Network Factsheet to see the full list of databases with information about each database or go directly to TOXNET to begin searching.

Update on Mobile Device Apps

11 April 2011 - 9:33pm by Mark Gentry

New applications and enhancements to old apps are coming faster than ever.  Premium versions of Epocrates and the free Medscape app are now available for Androids.  Versions of popular online resources including AccessMedicine and Stat!Ref are now available for mobile devices.  Micromedex Drug Information is a great new resource available for all Apple devices.  An iPad-optimized UCentral is now available for download.  For more details on these and other mobile device applications, see the “News & Updates” section of our Mobile Device Resources & Information page.

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