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Introduction to LabArchives

28 April 2021 - 10:31am by Dana Haugh

LabArchives is a cloud-based Electronic Lab Notebook to enable researchers to store, organize, and publish their research data. Special features include iOS and Android Apps, classroom integration, and support for funding agencies' data management plan requirements. LabArchives is free to use for Yale community members who have an active Yale email address. Learn more about LabArchives at the introductory session below. May 5, 2021 at 1pm Introduction to using LabArchives for Research at Yale Key features of LabArchives include: Ability to upload and store files including text, tables, images, spreadsheets, and attachments in their original format. Ability to create standard ELN formats and templates for your research group. Compatibility across multiple platforms, including mobile devices. Maintain all revisions of ELN entries. Note: LabArchives can currently only store low-risk data. Learn more about low, moderate and high risk data guidelines from Yale’s Cyber Security Team There are several online resources to help you get started: Support through LabArchives includes quick start guides, webinars, and video tutorials: https://www.labarchives.com/support/ LabArchives offers personalized 30-minute training webinars at https://www.labarchives.com/webinars/

Yale Library Self-Checkout now available!

15 April 2021 - 11:55am by Dana Haugh

Yale Library has a new app that allows you to checkout materials right from your mobile device! Simply download the app onto your Android or iOS device, sign in with your NetID and password, and start scanning. Download the app: Android  •  iOS The app is available for current Yale students, faculty and staff and can only be used while on campus. How it Works Download the free "Yale Library Self-Checkout" app from your app store. 1. Open the app and click "Start." 2. Sign in with your netID and password. 3. Click on the "plus" sign in the top left corner to check out materials. 4. Use your phone's camera to check out materials by holding it over the book barcode. 5. You will see a list of items that have been successfully checked to you. Click "Finish" to complete your transaction.   6. Once you click "Finish" you will see this confirmation and a note that your receipt will be emailed to you. Receipts come from "receipts@meescan.com" If you have any questions, please reach out to AskYaleMedicalLibrary@yale.edu.

Medical Library awarded 2021 Research Advancement in Health Sciences Librarianship Award

12 March 2021 - 11:13am by Dana Haugh

The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Research Advancement in Health Sciences Librarianship Award from the Medical Library Association. This award recognizes organizations “whose exemplary actions have served to advance health information research and evidence-based practice in health sciences libraries… and have created and sustained a culture of research that… has contributed significantly to clinical, educational, research, or administrative outcomes in their institutions.” Located in the heart of the Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital medical campus (and on web browsers worldwide), the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library is vital in supporting the research, clinical, and educational missions of its community.  “This tremendous achievement recognizes the outstanding work of the medical library staff. The need for their expert, timely research support has never been greater. The medical library is a center of excellence for both the Yale medical community and Yale University Library.” – Barbara Rockenbach, Stephen F. Gates ‘68 University Librarian, Yale University Library Throughout its history, the medical library has kept pace with tremendous change in the biomedical and health sciences fields, working strategically to influence research and scholarship advancement at the Yale Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, and the Yale New Haven Hospital. The medical library established one of the earliest library liaison programs in the country, pairing a librarian with every department to provide specialized support. In addition, the “personal librarian” program for health sciences students was an innovation of the medical library’s and established medical librarians as thesis topic consultants, research collaborators, and scholarly communication advisors. Yale’s medical librarians are national leaders and advocates for librarians' role on systematic review research teams and, more recently, as peer reviewers. Yale was the first US library to license Covidence to support enterprise-wide systematic reviews and medical librarians have developed tools to expedite the work of research teams such as the Yale MeSH Analyzer, which has been adopted globally and previously won Yale's Linda Lorimer Award for Distinguished Service.  “Our staff are seen as vital research partners and contributors to the success of the clinical, research, and educational missions of the Medical Center. The impact that the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library has upon the work of the entire Yale New Haven Medical Center is profound.”  – John Gallagher, Director, Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library A history of innovative hiring in bioinformatics, data, clinical support, plus a flexible endowed fellowship has pushed the medical library deeper into novel research areas. Unique historical materials allow partnerships with clinicians and faculty to teach and discover through collections, and support for open access and scholarly communication opens daily conversations about research dissemination. Overall, 37 staff members support the research needs of a clinical and educational enterprise of 20,000 employees. Medical librarians partner with research teams to work on evidence-based research and clinical practice changes, bioinformatics analyses, data projects, historical retrospectives, and consult on all aspects of the scholarly communication lifecycle. “Yale’s medical library is undoubtedly one of the best in the world. I am so honored to be affiliated with its leadership and so grateful on behalf of all our trainees and faculty for the amazing resource you have created and nurtured for the health sciences.” – Jessica Illuzzi, MD, MS, FACOG, Deputy Dean for Education and Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Yale School of Medicine Medical librarians publish research and program assessment papers in the health sciences literature and in the library science literature, present at regional and national conferences, and produce posters about research and innovative services. In the last 10 years alone, publications by medical library staff have exceeded 160 articles, chapters, and monographs, and the volume has tripled every three years. It is also notable that medical library staff, particularly paraprofessional staff, provide technical support services to further research projects at both the university and the hospital. The medical library is a leader in research about library/IT collaboration, liaison librarianship, systematic reviews, collection development, history of medicine, bioinformatics, data support, peer review, resource sharing, innovative roles for staff, and scholarly communication. As such, at Yale’s medical campus, librarians are seen as partners in research across the academic and clinical missions and have made innovative contributions to scholarship, as recognized by this prestigious award. The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Medical Library both received this year’s award.

Remote Services & Support

8 January 2021 - 9:10am by Dana Haugh

Visit this page for updates on library hours and closings. Here are some important tools and resources for using the medical library. 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.

Holiday Pet Photos

15 December 2020 - 2:35pm by Dana Haugh

To celebrate the holiday season, we asked our staff to send in their best holiday pet photos! Please enjoy this collection of furry friends in their holiday best. WINNER: "Best Christmas Fren"  Name: Ashley  Breed: Border Collie/Cho mix  Age: 10 yrs  Best gift: Stuffed animals  Human: Terry Dagradi WINNER: "Best Sweater"  Name: Ben  Breed: Handsome  Age: 9 yrs  Best gift: Catnip-filled fishy  Human: Dana Haugh WINNER: "Best Patient Dog Look"  Name: Buster "Bud Spud" Norton  Breed: Mutt  Age: 6 yrs  Best gift: Dental sticks  Human: Melanie Norton WINNER: "Best Underbite"  Name: Charlie  Breed: Shih tzu/Lhasa apso mix  Age: 11 yrs  Best gift: All the greenies  Human: Lindsay Barnett WINNER: "Best Sugarplum Fairy"  Name: Charlotte  Breed: Pembroke Welsh Corgi  Age: 13 yrs  Best gift: Smelly fish treats  Human: Judy Spak WINNER: "Best Fluff"  Name: Hamilton  Breed: Blue Russian mix  Age: 3 yrs  Best gift: Cat treats  Human: Dorota Peglow WINNER: "Best Action Shot"  Name: Jinx  Breed: Mixed  Age: 13 yrs  Best gift: A can of dog food  Human: Lindsay Barnett WINNER: "Best Santa Hat"  Name: Kilar  Breed: Orange Tabby  Age: 13 yrs  Best gift: Cat treats  Human: Dorota Peglow WINNER: "Best Serious Pupper Face"  Name: Lulu  Breed: Rescue  Age: 7 yrs  Best gift: A box of any kind  Human: Laura Miller WINNER: "Best Yeti Impression"  Name: Molly  Breed: Magical mystery rescue  Age: 10 yrs  Best gift: A hedgehog or lambchop toy  Human: Caitlin Meyer WINNER: "Best Knitwear"  Name: Pumpkin  Breed: Cat  Age: 5 yrs  Best gift: Mittens to match scarf and hat  Human: Holly Grossetta Nardini  

The Medical Library Book Tree

4 December 2020 - 11:22am by Dana Haugh

It's the holiday season and that usually means our staff is busy decorating the library and building our beloved book tree. Stationed in the Historical Library reading room, the book tree comprises anywhere from 450 to over 600 volumes of the National Union Catalogue (last year's tree was particularly rotund). A team of energetic staff volunteers to transport, organize, and arrange the heavy volumes during the day-long process, jumping in and out as schedules (and strength!) permit. It's the perfect way to burn off those extra Thanskgiving calories! While we'll miss building a tree this year, we hope you'll enjoy these time-lapse videos of previous book tree builds. 2016 Book Tree 2017 Book Tree 2018 Book Tree  

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.

Online Services & Resources from the Medical Library

11 March 2020 - 1:53pm by Dana Haugh

LAST UPDATED: 3/29/20 Library staff are here to support you. 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: /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.  

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   Refreshments will be served.
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