Off-Campus Access


Oxford Medicine Online Trial through mid-February

2 December 2011 - 3:53pm by Lynn Sette

Try Oxford Medicine Online for access to handbooks, medical textbooks, and medical specialty libraries from Oxford University Press including such titles as the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, Oxford Psychiatry Library, and the Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Surgery.

In addition to the full-text of the print counterpart, each resource contains all images and figures presented in full color and downloadable into PowerPoint, and links to references and further reading.

Science Classic: the Digital Archives of Science

16 November 2011 - 4:00pm by Lynn Sette

Science Classic provides access to the digitized full text archives of Science from its first issue in 1880 through 1996.

Key articles in the history of science from the late 19th through the early 21st centuries are now at your fingertips. The full-text articles available in the Science Classic archive are available in high resolution PDF format. References are available in HTML and dynamically linked to the full text when available.


16 November 2011 - 3:33pm by Lynn Sette

Medical*Online-E provides access to and retrieval of medical journal articles, technical papers, academic association publications, and abstracts with the option of accessing the full article.
The English beta version of Medical*Online-E site was introduced in mid-September.  Articles from over 400 medical journals published in Japan are now available for PDF download including articles on eastern medicine.

Give it a try – on trial through December.

Clinical Alert from the NIH

25 October 2011 - 11:40am by Lynn Sette

Clinical Alert:
Commonly Used Three-drug Regimen for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Found Harmful
NIH Stops One Treatment Arm of Trial; Other Two Treatments to Continue

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has stopped one arm of a three arm multi-center, clinical trial studying treatments for the lung-scarring disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) for safety concerns. The trial found that people with IPF receiving a currently used triple-drug therapy consisting of prednisone, azathioprine, and N-acetylcysteine (NAC) had worse outcomes than those who received placebos or inactive substances.

"These findings underscore why treatments must be evaluated in a rigorous manner," said Susan B. Shurin, M.D., acting director of the NHLBI. "This combination therapy is widely used in patients with IPF, but has not previously been studied in direct comparison to a placebo for all three drugs."

The interim results from this study showed that compared to placebo, those assigned to triple therapy had greater mortality (11 percent versus 1 percent), more hospitalizations (29 percent versus 8 percent), and more serious adverse events (31 percent versus 9 percent) and also had no difference in lung function test changes. Participants randomly assigned to the triple- therapy arm also remained on their assigned treatment at a much lower rate (78 percent adherence versus 98 percent adherence).

"Anyone on some combination of these medications with questions or concerns should consult with their health care provider and not simply stop taking the drugs," said Ganesh Raghu, M.D., professor of medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle and a co-chair of this IPF study. "It is important to realize that these results definitively apply only to patients with well-defined IPF and not to people taking a combination of these drugs for other lung diseases or conditions.”

In the Know: Medical Resources @ Your Fingertips

19 October 2011 - 1:37pm by Lynn Sette

Ever wonder how to manage your research articles or what medical apps are available for your mobile device?  Come to a walk-up help session on Thursday, November 10th and librarians will answer these questions and many more.  Drop by to hear about new resources and tools to manage research articles and format your references.   Bring your iPad or smart phone for hands-on learning. 

For more information, contact Lynn Sette (737-2963) or Denise Hersey (785-6251) at the Medical Library.

Date: Thursday, November 10

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Place: YNHH second floor octagon

Sponsored by: The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library

The Centennial Exhibit of the Yale Child Study Center

13 October 2011 - 12:00pm by Lynn Sette

“100 Years of Child Study at Yale", is on display in the rotunda at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library.  The history of child development as a scientific field of study is primarily a story of the 20th century. The Yale Child Study Center stands as one of the few institutions – and the only one in a major University and School of Medicine – which has been a major source of leadership in the field from virtually the start of the field to the present.

This achievement has several important roots – the position of the Center in a large research university, the support of Medical School administration, the devotion of faculty, and the presence of the senior leadership. An important component has been the capacity for long-term planning and program development, the continuity of senior leadership, and a commitment to the career development of young scholars, clinicians, and scientists. Also, in the 100 years of its existence, from 1911 to 2011 the Center has had only six directors, each of whom has helped guide the Center during distinctive epochs in the fields of child development and child and adolescent psychiatry.

For more information, go to Child Study Center’s Centennial Website.


U.S. Food Administration Posters from World War I

10 October 2011 - 3:53pm by Susan Wheeler

On View in the Library Corridor through January 6

Selections from the Historical Collections

L.C. Clinker and M.J. Dwyer

Don’t Waste Food While Others Starve! c.1918
Lithograph printed by Heywood Strasser and Voight Lithograph Company, New York, for the U.S. Food Administration
Purchased through the Lucia P. Fulton Fund 2010

Harvey T. Dunn U.S.A. 1884-1952

Victory is a Question of Stamina, 1917
Lithograph printed by Latham Lithograph and Printing Company, Brooklyn, New York for the U. S. Food Administration
Purchased through the Lucia P. Fulton Fund 2010

Anti-Drug and AIDS Awareness Posters

10 October 2011 - 3:20pm by Susan Wheeler

Anti-Drug and AIDS Awareness Posters from the 1980’s and 1990’s

On View in the Library Foyer through January 6

Selections from the Historical Collections

Andrej PagowskiPolish b. 1953

                Narkotyki to gówno [Drugs are Shit]
                Published for Fundacja Wspierania Tworzcosci, Kultury i Sztuke
                ARS [Foundation for Supportof Culture, Art, and Creativity]
                Purchased through the Madeline E. Stanton Fund 2008


GANG (a New York art collective)

after Leo Burnett (creator of the Marlboro Man, 1954)

AIDS Crisis
Warning:  While Bush spends billions playing cowboy, 37 million North Americans don’t have health insurance.  A North American dies of AIDS every eight minutes.

Published by ACT UP 1990
Purchased through the John F. Fulton Fund 2005

Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences – New Resource

10 October 2011 - 12:52pm by Lynn Sette

This new resource is a collection of e-books; it consists of 50-100 page electronic books.  Colloquium titles are dynamic presentations which synthesize an important research or development topic, written by scientists in the field for graduate students to researchers.  Colloquium covers cell and molecular biology and biomedicine and offers added synthesis, analysis and depth than journal articles making it a useful resource for students and researchers examining advances in another discipline.

Colloquium content is organized by series including

  • Integrated Systems Physiology: From Molecule to Function to Disease.
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology of Medicine
  • The Developing Brain
  • Biotechnology

Colloquium titles are available for digital download (PDF).

Visit here for more information.


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