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NEW: ClinicalKey for Nursing, MetaDrug, and Integrity

July 8, 2019 - 3:06pm by Dana Haugh

Check out these great new resources brought to you by the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library: ClinicalKey for Nursing  ClinicalKey for Nursing is an online resource featuring timely content covering nearly every nursing specialty.  The collection is indexed daily and continues to be updated as new resources are published.  This database includes journals, books, disease topic pages, procedures videos, and more.  Integrity  Integrity focuses exclusively on pharma and drug development intelligence, harmonizing and integrating essential biological, chemical, and pharmacological data from disparate sources into a single platform. This resource provides easy access to pipeline data, granular target and MOA information, and manually curated data specific to drug development.  Access to Integrity requires an individual user account.  Request an account by filling out this form OR Login to Integrity. MetaDrug MetaDrug contains curated information on biological effects of small molecule compounds. It is a systems pharmacology solution that combines pharmacogenomics and toxicogenomics as well as predictive capabilities. Every target in MetaDrug comes with protein interactions to explore biological pathways affected by the user’s compounds and network neighborhood of drug targets. OMICs data analysis capabilities provide an additional approach for solving the compound’s mechanisms of action, discovering drug efficacy biomarkers, and corroborating the hypotheses generated by classical structure-based methods.    MetaDrug is available within MetaCore, which requires an individual user account.  Request an account by filling out this form OR Login to MetaCore.

Katie Hart recognized with Visionary Award

June 25, 2019 - 8:49am by Dana Haugh

Katie Hart was awarded FLY's (Future Leaders of Yale) first 'Visionary' award on June 17, 2019 in a ceremony recognizing early career professionals at Yale. Katie, CWML's Senior Administrative Assistant, was nominated by Bob Hughes for her exceptional leadership and foresight, especially during this past year's renovation.  Well before the start of construction, Katie took the initiative to develop a plan for relocating all of the library’s furniture. She compiled a list of every item that could be impacted by the project and categorized them. She then oversaw all of the move. As the Library’s point person, she coordinated with staff, patrons, and construction crew both directly and through online communications. To quote her nominator, “This was, by far, the medical library’s largest construction project in many, many years, and it all went without a hitch because Katie had the foresight to develop her game plan well ahead of time.” Read the full story and learn more about the award here: https://fly.yale.edu/news/fly-recognizes-early-career-professionals-first-awards-ceremony. Big congratulations to Katie and, seriously, thank you for all that you do!!

Ribbon Cutting ceremony officially opens newly renovated spaces

June 21, 2019 - 2:44pm by Dana Haugh

On June 20, 2019, hundreds of guests gathered to celebrate the opening of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library's newly renovated spaces. The a cappella medical student group "The Ultrasounds" kicked off the event with two great arrangements ('Stand by Me' by Ben E. King and 'I Want it that Way' by The Backstreet Boys). Following the performance were speeches by John Gallagher, Director of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Susan Gibbons, Yale University Librarian, and Richard Belitsky, YSM Deputy Dean for Education. After the ribbon cutting, guests were welcomed into the spaces and invited to experience the classrooms, new technology, learn about library services, and view rare items from the historical library collection. Thanks to all who helped us celebrate this momentous occassion!

Celebrate Pride Month!

June 3, 2019 - 2:03pm by Dana Haugh

June is Pride Month and this year marks the 50th anniversary of the uprising at Stonewall in 1969. Additionally, the WorldPride celebration will take place in the United States for the first time in its history. Learn about the history of Pride Month and view LGBTQI+ resources at Yale below: Yale Resources LGBTQI+ Health Research Guide YSM Dean's Advisory Council on LGBTQI+ Issues Faculty and Staff Resources Health Resources at Yale Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Office of LGBTQ Resources Resources for Graduate and Professional Students Trans@Yale Yale LGBTQ Affinity Group Additional Links  Stonewall Riots (History) 2019 WorldPride NYC Human Rights Campaign: "On the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, HRC Celebrates Half a Century of Pride" (5/31/19) Library of Congress Collections & Resources

Save the Date: Library Renovation Unveiling & Celebration

May 28, 2019 - 10:24am by Dana Haugh

Please join us for food and drinks on Thursday, June 20th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM to celebrate the unveiling of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library's newly renovated spaces. Among other uses, these spaces will be the new home for many classes which comprise the first 18 months of the YSM curriculum. Explore the new classrooms, experience the new Information Commons, and discover all the library has to offer!  In the meantime, learn about the space and enjoy some recent behind-the-scenes pictures below! FAQ Who can use the space? Anyone! The library is open to all who visit. If you are coming from outside Yale or YNHH, you can sign in at the front desk in the School of Medicine. For borrowing and access privileges, please visit this page. Can I reserve a classroom? Anyone with a Yale NetID may reserve a classroom. If you are a member of YNHH, please see the circulation or information desk for help reserving a classroom. How do I get there? The Medical Library is located just off the central rotunda in the Yale University School of Medicine Building, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06510 (see Google map). For more detailed directions, including where to park, please visit this page. Where are the computers? The library has 24 computer workstations located in the Information Commons (1 floor down from the main level) and 6 bring-your-own-device stations equipped with monitors. Additionally, there are 4 computer workstations located in the library lobby. When is the library open? The library is open 7 days a week. For a full list of library hours, including exceptions, please visit this page. The 24/7 computer & study space is always open and accessible through an after-hours entrance when the library is closed. Why did you renovate this space? There is a national trend of libraries reimagining and repurposing how their space is used. With the shift to electronic publishing, online journals and digital books, libraries no longer need as much shelving stacks for bound journals. This changed landscape facilitated the opportunity to enhance existing library spaces, and created new possibilities for medical education. Placing classroom space within the library will enhance learning opportunities, and connect even more people with the library’s valuable human resources and collections. Moreover, the planned changes provide flexible spaces that can be used for a range of purposes by a variety of users and groups. Progress Pictures  

Noise Alert! Renovation countdown begins

May 9, 2019 - 2:46pm by Dana Haugh

In just a few weeks, the library renovation project will be complete! Please be advised that you may notice an increase in noise during this time as the temporary construction walls have been removed to install the new carpet. Stay tuned for more announcements as we get closer to opening day! As always, ear plugs are available at the circulation desk. For now, enjoy some new behind-the-scenes pictures!      

Get a $10 Blue State Gift Card

May 8, 2019 - 11:03am by Dana Haugh

*UPDATE: Registration is now closed. Thanks to all who signed up to participate!* Help us improve the library website by participating in a short, in-person website usability interview! We are re-evaluating the library website and looking to make changes that will enhance the website’s performance and provide a better browsing and discovery experience for our users. We are interested to hear your feedback about how the current library website meets, or doesn’t meet, your needs. The results of the study will be used to make adjustments on the website. All participants will receive a $10 Blue State gift card for their time. Interviews will take place in the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library and will last approximately 30 minutes.  
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