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Our therapy dog Finn's hours for fall 2016 (UPDATED September 6)

Aug 25, 2016

Our therapy dog Finn returns on Friday, September 2. Finn will be here most Fridays from 10am-noon noon-2pm, including: 9/2, 9/9, 9/23, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9.  Finn is taking a couple of Fridays off, including 10/21 (October break) and 11/25 (Thanksgiving break). 

Tips for new students: Personal librarians, booking study rooms, and more

Aug 10, 2016

By Andy Hickner
This week the library welcomes incoming students.  We felt it was a good time to highlight a few links you might find handy as you start your studies at Yale. First, there's our personal librarian program.  Did you know every YSM, YSN, and YSPH student has a personal librarian?  Here's a video about the program that we love, made by YSM students back in 2009: Here are a few more links you might find useful: Booking group study or meeting rooms Off-campus access to online library... Read More

Back to School Supply Drive, August 8-August 22, 2016

Aug 9, 2016

Yale’s diversity affinity groups are partnering to collect donations of school supplies for elementary students in New Haven’s Brennan-Rogers Magnet School.  Please consider donating new supplies, such as: Binders No. 2 pencils Pens Notebook paper Erasers Rulers Scotch tape Markers Pocket folders The Library is hosting a drop box in the lobby.  For questions, please contact the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at (203) 432-9667.

Beneath the Surface: Watermarks and Flayed Figures in Cushing’s Manuscript of Jacob van der Gracht

Jul 26, 2016

(by Erin Travers*) Drawing after Jacob van der Gracht's Third Figure, Cushing Manuscript, Yale University. Early-18th century. Red and Black Chalk On the back of a letter from the antiquarian and bookseller Menno Hertzberger, dated 29 March 1927, Harvey Cushing recorded his observations concerning a manuscript of Jacob van der Gracht’s printed drawing book, the Anatomy of the outer parts of the human body (The Hague, 1634; Rotterdam, 1660), which had been sent to Boston from Amsterdam. This... Read More

The Library at 75: Remembering the first PC in the library

Jul 22, 2016

The First PC in the Library : Looking back as we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library from Lei Wang on Vimeo. As part of our 75th anniversary commemorations, we recently sat down with retired Library Director Kenny Marone and Assistant Director Jan Glover to talk about some of their memories of decades past and to learn how the Library has changed over the years.  In this excerpt from their conversation, Kenny and Jan reminisce about when the first PC came to... Read More

Spotlight on the Humanities in Medicine Collection

Jul 14, 2016

Spotlight on the Humanities in Medicine Collection   Check out the newest book in the Humanities in Medicine Collection, Aliceheimer’s Alzheimer’s Through the Looking Glass. Excerpt from the book cover: “Alice was always beautiful—Armenian immigrant beautiful, with thick, curly black hair, olive skin, and big dark eyes,” writes Dana Walrath. Alice also has Alzheimer’s, and while she can remember all the songs from The Music Man, she can no longer attend to the basics of caring for herself.... Read More

Access to Partek Flow for the analysis of NGS data available to Yale biomedical researchers

Jul 8, 2016

The Yale Medical Library is providing access to Partek Flow, a Graphical User Interface and user-friendly software for the analysis of RNA, SmallRNA, and DNA sequencing experiments. A webinar showing how to use this software will take place in SHM C-103 on August 4, 2016 (see details below). Webinar: NGS Data Analysis in Partek Software Registration here Description: Why have over 5,000 scientific articles cited Partek software for turning their data into discovery? Because it empowers... Read More

YaleNews article on the Library's 75th anniversary

Jun 24, 2016

We enjoyed the YaleNews' story on the Library this week in commemoration of our 75th anniversary.  In addition to outlining the history of the Library's founding, author Mike Cummings interviewed faculty members and Library Director John Gallagher to highlight some of our current priorities and activities: “We see ourselves as partners in research,” Gallagher said, adding that the library not only assists researchers in accessing information and data but also in advising them on how to manage... Read More

2016 Journal Citation Reports released

Jun 23, 2016

The 2016 update of the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is now available. The JCR provide annual metrics for peer-reviewed journals, including Journal Impact Factors (JIF) and other data that can be used to evaluate a journal's impact on its field.  Click here for the full press release from JCR publisher Thomson Reuters and click here to access the JCR (you must be on the Yale network).  You can learn more about the JCR and other journal-level metrics of research impact by watching our video... Read More

Winners of the "Happy birthday, Harvey" Instagram contest

Jun 20, 2016

(by Melissa Grafe and Charlotte Abney Solomon)   In celebration of Harvey Cushing's birthday on April 8th and the Medical Library’s 75th Anniversary, the Medical Historical Library invited all Instagram users visiting the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library at Yale to share their best photos taken within our space. Contestants used the hashtag #HappyBirthdayHarvey and tagged our account, @yalemedhistlib. On display are the winners of the Instagram Challenge.   Brainiest... Read More