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Online Services & Resources from the Medical Library

11 March 2020 - 1:53pm by Dana Haugh

Library staff are here to support you even though the medical library and 24/7 room are closed. Please watch this space for updates and learn about the services we can offer you virtually below.    Virtual Support from Your Librarian  Please email your specialty's librarian or personal librarian (students) for support or to schedule a consultation by phone or Zoom.  For general questions, contact AskYaleMedicalLibrary@yale.edu. You can speak to a librarian on our virtual reference desk through the link on our website. Remote Access Remote access to our vast electronic resources is available to the Yale and YNHH community regardless of your location. For instructions on how to connect remotely, visit: https://library.medicine.yale.edu/services/library-technology/remote Scanning Articles and Book Chapters Yale Library has suspended scanning and digitization operations. We will continue to process interlibrary loan requests for articles and chapters will continue however, the fulfillment of these requests is dependent on partner libraries remaining open. Please prioritize requests that are the most urgent for your courses, research, policy decisions, and patient care. Submit interlibrary loan requests Books At this time, checking out books, physical interlibrary loan of books, and BorrowDirect are suspended. Please keep any books you may have in your possession. All Yale library books have been renewed until September 15, 2020. **If you are graduating and won't be returning to campus in the fall, please drop materials into the book depository located outside the medical library doors on the right side. You can also return materials to the Sterling Memorial Library or Bass book bins. Board Review Materials and Expanded Collections Board review materials and access to expanded collections currently licensed by the medical library. (Frequently updated as we acquire more resources) COVID-19 Literature Library The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library has developed a public collection of COVID-19 citations to aid the research and clinical practice missions of the Yale Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing and the Yale New Haven Hospital. The collection, accessible through a public Zotero library (no account required), includes daily updates from PubMed, ClinicalTrials.gov, Disaster Lit, and preprints* from bioRxiv and medRxiv.  Comprehensive COVID-19 literature library Clinician Information & Consumer Health A research guide curated by medical librarians with resources for consumer health and clinically-focused guidelines and latest news.  Online Resources for History of Medicine This guide provides a starting point for researchers inside and outside of Yale to find history of medicine resources online. Online Classes, Tutorials and Guides Instruction sessions and workshops continue online via Zoom. Research tutorials cover everything from how to manage citations to systematic searches to finding articles in PubMed.  Research Guides are subject- and department-specific collections of tools, databases, and resources aggregated by our medical librarians. Clinical/YNHH Resources list of tools for point-of-care, drug information, evidence-based practice, and more. Educational Software list of biomedical education resources. Freely Accessible Literature on COVID-19 Many publishers are offering free access to literature on the COVID-19 pandemic: AccessMedicine - COVID-19 Central Mary Ann Liebert - COVID-19 Collection SpringerNature - SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 Elsevier - Novel Coronavirus Information Center BMJ - Coronavirus (COVID-19): Latest News and Resources JAMA - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Lancet - COVID-19 Free Resource Center NEJM - Coronavirus (COVID-19) UpToDate - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Wiley - COVID-19: Novel Coronavirus outbreak Sage - Coronavirus related articles (PDF) DynaMed - COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Karger Publishers - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Clarivate Analytics - COVID-19 Resources BioWorld - COVID-19 News Coverage BioOne Complete - Peer-Reviewed Research to Inform the COVID-19 Crisis Taylor & Francis - COVID-19: Novel Coronavirus Content Johns Hopkins Dashboard - This dashboard leverages data from a number of national and global sources, and monitors the current scenario of COVID-19. Data is available in CSV format, and is available at the country, province, and date levels. GitHub containing the code behind the dashboard, as well as the WHO data behind these visualizations MIDAS 2019 Novel Coronavirus Repository - This repository serves as a central platform to share resources relevant for modeling of the COVID-19 outbreak. World Health Organization (WHO) Situation Reports - Access the latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak provided by WHO.  

Remote Services & Support

22 July 2020 - 2:34pm by Dana Haugh

Welcome (and welcome back) to the medical library! Here are some tips for getting started at the medical library this semester. Virtual Support from Your Librarian  Contact your specialty's librarian or personal librarian (for students) for support or to schedule a consultation by phone or Zoom.  For general questions, contact AskYaleMedicalLibrary@yale.edu. Remote Access Remote access to our vast electronic resources is available to the Yale and YNHH community regardless of your location. For instructions on how to connect remotely, visit: https://library.medicine.yale.edu/services/library-technology/remote Online Classes, Tutorials and Guides The library offers dozens of free instruction sessions and workshops online via Zoom.   Check out our research tutorials, which cover everything from how to manage citations to systematic searches to finding articles in PubMed.    Research Guides are subject- and department-specific collections of tools, databases, and resources aggregated by our medical librarians.   Our Clinical/YNHH Resources page list of tools for point-of-care, drug information, evidence-based practice, and more.   Our Educational Software page lists of biomedical education resources.  

Board Review Materials and Expanded Collections

18 March 2020 - 2:15pm by Dana Haugh

As most curricula are being adapted to online settings, the Medical Library is looking into licensing resources that will accommodate students’ continuing education needs, especially board prep materials. Below is a list of resources the library currently licenses. We will continue to update this list as new materials are acquired.  Contact Lindsay Barnett, lindsay.barnett@yale.edu, with any questions about accessing these resources or to recommend additional collections. Board Review Amboss – The Amboss platform serves students preparing for their USMLE exams. It includes Learning Cards to test future physicians’ medical knowledge of clinical topics along with a Qbank that covers 15,000+ clinical knowledge areas.  Research and testing is conducted to ensure learning material is aligned to meet the needs of medical students around the world. UPDATE 6/1/20 To continue using Amboss, students must reactivate their campus license. Click on “account,” “redeem code” and in the “Activate a Campus License” section in the top right corner, select “Yale School of Medicine.”    CaseX from OnlineMedEd – A collection of video cases designed to simulate patient experiences.  As you progress through each case, new information becomes available, tests need to be run, symptoms emerge. All educationally linked to OnlineMedEd's underlying clinical curriculum, where 100% of the lecture videos are also available right now. Available through June 30th.     LWW Health Library Medical Education provides access to books and multimedia educational resources, including case collections.     USMLE First Aid ebook collection contains high-yield facts, illustrations and test-taking strategies, casebooks, and board-format Q & A's. These USMLE First Aid books are co-authored by students and residents, ensuring students are studying the most up-to-date and relevant material available.   Exam Master is a study tool for health science students preparing for board exams. Covering a wide variety of subjects and intended for medical, PA, and nursing students, EMO provides review questions, practice exams, explained answers and more.  AccessMedicine provides a variety of educational tools, including a Study Tools section with thousands of sample questions in different areas that can be used to create customized practice exams. Textbooks devoted to board review prep are also available.   NEJM Resident 360 is a resource available through the library's subscription to the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). You must create an individual account for access. There are a number of clinical cases and other educational resources available.  The following MedOne packages are available: Neurosurgery, Radiology, and Plastic Surgery.  These collections of text and multimedia from Thieme include case and board reviews. Additional Complimentary Resources to Support Online Teaching Yale University Library has compiled a list of freely accessible resources outside of the health sciences that may also be of interest.

Data and Privacy: A Panel Discussion

16 January 2020 - 12:46pm by Dana Haugh

Following the December 2019 Day of Data Conference, we invite you to meet more Yale medical campus faculty working at the intersection of data and privacy. Speakers include Jennifer Miller, Theodore Holford, Gregg Gonsalves, Joshua Wallach, and Donna Spiegelman.    When: Thursday, February 13, 2020, 2-4pm Where: Sterling Hall of Medicine 115, inside Cushing/Whitney Medical Library   REGISTER HERE Refreshments will be served.      

New Paper by CWML Medical Librarians

10 December 2019 - 10:44am by Dana Haugh

A paper written by a team of medical librarians from the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library was recently published in Research Integrity and Peer Review. The paper investigates librarian involvement in the peer review process of systematic review manuscripts. Health science librarians often contribute to the production of systematic reviews, but little was known about their involvement in peer reviewing SR manuscripts submitted to journals for publiction. As experts in conducting literature searches and systematic review methodologies, the team suggests that librarians have should play a larger role in the peer review process. To better assess the landscape, the authors distrubuted a survey to three listservs used by biomedical information professionals who do systematic reviews. The study found that the majority of librarians surveyed (78%) have not been invited to peer review systematic review manuscripts, yet many are willing to provide this service. Editors should involve experienced librarians with peer review, and the paper suggests some strategies to consider. Grossetta Nardini HK, Batten J, Funaro MC, Garcia-Milian R, Nyhan, K, Spak JM, Wang L, Glover JG. Librarians as methodological peer reviewers for systematic reviews: results of an online survey. Research Integrity and Peer Review 4, 23 (2019) doi:10.1186/s41073-019-0083-5

Medical Librarians at NAHSL 2019

11 November 2019 - 2:01pm by Dana Haugh

On Friday 11/8, CWML staff members attended the North Atlantic Health Science Libraries (NAHSL) Annual Conference in Springfield, MA. NAHSL is a regional chapter of the Medical Library Association, comprising medical librarians in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Maine. The one-day conference featured presentations and posters by eight staff members from CWML.  Presentations included: Creating an Instruction Community of Practice: Logistics, Lesson Plans, and Lessons Learned by Caitlin Meyer Design Basics for Creating Better Visuals by Dana Haugh Fine-tuning a Medical Library's Bioinformatics Support Program to Address the Data Challenges of Biomedical Researchers in the Age of Omics and Precision Medicine by Nur-Taz Rahman All Aboard! Outreach Initiatives by a Clinical Library Team by Alexandria Brackett, Katherine Stemmer Frumento, Janene Batten, Melissa Funaro, and Alyssa Grimshaw Taking the Long Road: Keeping Track of Searches to Improve a Mediated Search Service by Melissa Funaro, Katherine Stemmer Frumento, Janene Batten, Alexandria Brackett, and Alyssa Grimshaw

Free health sciences resources

5 November 2019 - 1:01pm by Dana Haugh

Leaving Yale soon? Bookmark our guide of free health sciences resources you can access without an institutional license: https://guides.library.yale.edu/alumni-resources/tools It contains resources for clinical research, patient care, health literacy, consumer education, health information across the globe, and general tools for getting access to the research you need.

Open Access Week 2019

18 October 2019 - 2:46pm by Dana Haugh

Open Access week is October 21 - 27, 2019! Open Access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder.    Celebrate open access publishing and scholarship with the medical library: October 21 from 11am - 1pm: Stop by the medical library to kick off open access week and learn more about how we support open access publishing October 23 from 3pm - 4:30pm: “Reuse My Material – Copyright Clinic” – YSPH, LEPH 126 October 25 from 12:15pm - 12:45pm: “Copyright and Images – How to Find Open Access Images, YSPH And join our colleagues at the Center for Science and Social Science on October 24th for a workshop on "Choosing an Open Access Journal for Publication of a Paper."  
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