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What's a guide? And how can Yale library guides help me?

11 January 2016 - 3:12pm by Andy Hickner

Librarians at Yale have developed numerous online guides for Yale users.  Here at Yale, our guides can provide a number of things, including:

  • Research guidance for a particular Yale course;
  • Instructions on how to research a subject;
  • Documentation for a research tool or service; or
  • Instructions on accessing and using collections or resources.

You might find different guides of particular interest based on your role and field, for example:

Get started exploring our full list of guides in the field of medicine, or browse all Yale guides including on topics outside the health sciences. 

Exhibit: "Deaf: Cultures and Communication, 1600 to the Present"

6 January 2016 - 12:20pm by Andy Hickner

Deafness exhibit

What is deafness? From a medical perspective, deafness is an audiological condition that might be resolved through hearing aids or cochlear implants. But from another perspective, to be Deaf (often spelled with a capital “D”) is to belong to a culture, with a shared language and identity. This exhibit explores how people have understood deaf communication and Deaf culture since the seventeenth century, with displays on the history of education, medical interventions, sign languages, and popular culture.

This exhibit runs Thursday, January 21, 2016 - Friday, April 1, 2016.

Additional events include:

For a list of upcoming events, please visit the exhibit page at http://library.medicine.yale.edu/historical/deaf.

Qualtrics, an online survey tool

21 December 2015 - 5:48pm by Andy Hickner

(by Denise Hersey)

If you need to create a survey as part of your research, you now have access to Qualtrics, an online survey tool which is HIPPA-compliant.  Qualtrics allows you to create surveys with a myriad of different question types and report options.  You can also collaborate on surveys with colleagues at Yale and share results and data.  Qualtrics is easy to use, but Yale medical librarians can also provide you with support.  

Qualtrics

YSM theses now available through EliScholar

15 December 2015 - 11:37am by Andy Hickner

(by Nathan Rupp and Melissa Grafe)

Nearly 900 Yale School of Medicine theses are now available through Yale University’s online institutional repository known as EliScholar. These include “current” theses published in the last decade that have come out of embargo as well as several YSM alumni theses published as far back as 1952. These theses document the rich research done by Yale’s medical students, and can provide a starting point for current medical students embarking on their projects.  We’re also pleased to make this part of our collection more openly accessible to researchers in general, as the print theses are stored in locked stacks at the Medical Library.  Current YSM students can browse this collection for examples of what a YSM thesis looks like.

For more information about accessing theses at the Medical Library, please see http://library.medicine.yale.edu/find/thesis.

If you are an alumnus and want your thesis digitized, complete this form and email it to Nathan Rupp at nathan.rupp@yale.edu

Yale Physician Associate Program recognizes 3 librarians

10 December 2015 - 12:35pm by Andy Hickner

Jan, Judy & Lei with PA award

From left: Lei Wang, Judy Spak, Jan Glover

On December 7, the Yale Physician Associate Program recognized librarians Jan Glover, Judy Spak, and Lei Wang "for their support & dedication to the thesis & student research."  Each year, these librarians work intensively with students in helping define their thesis statement, and then guiding and assisting them as they conduct the necessary research and literature review. Congratulations, Jan, Judy, and Lei!

Holiday hours for 2015

10 December 2015 - 11:11am by Andy Hickner

As always at this time of year, there will be some changes to the library's usual schedule in the coming weeks.  Here is a summary of library hours from December 23 - January 2: 

  • December 23, 2015:  7:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • December 24 & 25: CLOSED
  • December 25: CLOSED
  • December 26 -30:  11:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • December 31 - January 1: CLOSED 
  • January 2:  back to regular hours

Plan accordingly!

World AIDS Day: HIV/AIDS Information on the Web and at Yale Libraries

1 December 2015 - 10:05am by Andy Hickner

World AIDS DayToday, December 1, is World AIDS Day.  We’ve come a long way since the first cases of the disease emerged over 30 years ago, and today there is a wealth of information resources on HIV/AIDS.

Clinical practice guidelines are available at the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Guidelines Portal.

For more in-depth research, at Yale, we provide access to over 200 e-books on HIV/AIDS topics, plus thousands of additional titles available in print. NIAID offers detailed information on current research efforts. In addition, there are some thorough library research guides freely available on the web, including Georgetown University Libraries’ “HIV & AIDS Resources” guide.  

For data and statistics, Michigan State University Libraries list some key resources.

PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis):  Check out pages on PrEP at CDC and AIDS.gov.  

For basic information, the layperson seeking to learn more should begin at AIDSinfo. Other general web resources include:  

Newly diagnosed with HIV?  Start with “Newly Diagnosed: What you need to know” at AIDS.gov.

As always, for comprehensive help finding and navigating current knowledge on HIV/AIDS, contact your departmental librarian

(Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/usembassynewdelhi/5217132779)

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