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New year, new classes! Check out our new PubMed and EndNote workshops

Jan 5, 2018

We’ve offered PubMed and EndNote classes for years, but this year we’re trying something new to make our workshops as efficient and productive as possible! PubMed We realize that our different user groups use the same products in very different ways. Residents and attending physicians may need quick answers to clinical questions whereas students writing their theses may need a more comprehensive search of the literature. We also realize everybody is very busy and 60 minutes are hard to find.... Read More

Library hours and services during winter recess

Dec 21, 2017

The library will be open for very limited hours during Yale's recess.   The following services will be unavailable December 26-29:  Desk Passes
 Place requests, retrieval, searching services  Recalls
 Eli Express and Borrow Direct requests
 Fine payments
 Access to “My Library Account”
 Registration Office services  Thank you for your patience while we upgrade our systems. If you require assistance, please inquire at... Read More

Help us improve our web interfaces! (And get $10 to spend at Blue State Coffee)

Dec 20, 2017

Cushing/Whitney Medical Library's User Experience Group is recruiting volunteers for website user testing and other website-related quality improvement activities.     What it involves: 10-15 minute private session.  Typically this will include: A short interview; A series of simple tasks we will ask you to attempt using the website; and A couple of follow-up questions.   As a thank you for your time and help, we will reward you with a $10 gift card to Blue State Coffee.  Your... Read More

Resource Spotlight: Pharmaprojects

Dec 15, 2017

By Caitlin Meyer
Welcome to Resource Spotlight! The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library provides access to an incredible array of databases, e-book collections, software and more. In this series of posts, we’ll be showcasing highlights from our collection. In this edition of Resource Spotlight, we’ll be looking at Pharmaprojects. Pharmaprojects is a web-based database of drugs developed worldwide since 1980 and monitoring information on new drugs currently in research and development.  Pharmaprojects offers a wide... Read More

Upcoming Talk: The Gender Gap in Early Career Transitions in the Life Sciences

Dec 6, 2017

SCOPA welcomes librarians, researchers, and students to a forum with Dr. Marc Lerchenmueller. Marc has published in PLoS One and Harvard Business Review on the gender gap in the life sciences, using bibliometric and funding data to investigate the science of science. “The gender gap in early career transitions in the life sciences” – Marc Lerchenmueller SHM B145 Thursday, December 14, 9-10AM Register at http://schedule.yale.edu/event/3789442 And if you're interested in bibliometrics,... Read More

New Book for the Humanities in Medicine Collection

Dec 3, 2017

Check out the newest book in the Humanities in Medicine Collection, Lindsey Fitzharris’s The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine. .   Excerpt from the book cover: The gripping story of how Joseph Lister’s antiseptic method changed medicine forever In The Butchering Art, the historian Lindsey Fitzharris reveals the shocking world of nineteenth-century surgery on the eve of profound transformation. She conjures up early operating theaters―no... Read More

Resource Spotlight: AccessMedicine

Nov 15, 2017

By Caitlin Meyer
Welcome to our new series, Resource Spotlight! The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library provides access to an incredible array of databases, e-book collections, software and more. In this series of posts, we’ll be showcasing highlights from our collection.  In this edition of Resource Spotlight, we’ll be looking at AccessMedicine. Produced by publisher McGraw-Hill, AccessMedicine is part of a robust family of resources including AccessAnesthesiology, AccessEmergency, AccessPediatrics, and... Read More

Meet Gracie, the Library's new therapy dog

Nov 13, 2017

We are delighted to announce our new therapy dog, Gracie! Gracie is a Goldendoodle, and her handler is Lou Siegel.   Starting Tuesday, November 28, Gracie and Lou will be here most Tuesday from noon to 2 pm. Please check this page for information about Gracie and Lou and when they will be visiting.

Scheduled outage of some library online applications, Nov 3-6

Nov 3, 2017

Our application servers are scheduled to be moved to the ITS datacenter at West Campus early Monday (November 6th). As a result, there will be an interruption of service for the following applications:         Greenstone Digitized Collections* (Offline Monday morning) E-Journals and E-Books Database (Offline Monday morning)   Cushing Center Database (Offline after 5pm Friday the 3rd)     We expect the move to be completed by noon on Monday. *Many of the digital collections are... Read More

New Video: Bioinformatics at Yale

Oct 19, 2017

You probably know that the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library offers support for bioinformatics projects, but do you know exactly where we fit into the high-throughput omics research data cycle? In this new video produced by CWML staff, you can see a sampling of the tools and services we offer throughout the process. Highlighted resources include: Qlucore Omics Explorer, a tool that facilitates a dynamic analysis of omics data, applicable to various phases of a discovery cycle. Qlucore helps you... Read More