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World AIDS Day: HIV/AIDS Information on the Web and at Yale Libraries

Dec 1, 2015

Today, December 1, is World AIDS Day.  We’ve come a long way since the first cases of the disease emerged over 30 years ago, and today there is a wealth of information resources on HIV/AIDS. Clinical practice guidelines are available at the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Guidelines Portal. For more in-depth research, at Yale, we provide access to over 200 e-books on HIV/AIDS topics, plus thousands of additional titles available in print. NIAID offers detailed information on current... Read More

Do not let Excel to deplete your gene list

Nov 24, 2015

Last night, while preparing an RNAseq dataset for functional analysis. I found this problem again. When opening high-throughput data results into Excel be aware that this software will convert (by default) some gene symbols into a date format- see examples in the table below. These conversions are not reversible so the original name cannot be recovered. Zeeberg et al. reported this problem back in 2004. If you are not aware of this and proceed with the functional analysis, those genes (... Read More

GIDEON: Global Infectious Diseases & Epidemiology Network

Nov 18, 2015

GIDEON (Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network) is a global infectious disease knowledge management tool. It is designed to assist in diagnosing infectious diseases and staying current on the latest trends in epidemiology and treatment.  It also provides information on the history of outbreaks.  Gideon is used for diagnosis and reference in the field of tropical and infectious diseases, epidemiology, microbiology and antimicrobial... Read More

Great American Smokeout: Key Info Resources

Nov 18, 2015

Thursday, November 19 is the American Cancer Society's annual "Great American Smokeout," encouraging smokers to quit, even if it's only for one day.  What better time than to round up a few key information resources on tobacco cessation? Smokers may find the American Cancer Society's website helpful, in particular its "Stay Away from Tobacco" section.  Yale clinicians can refer to Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, a guideline from the US Agency for Healthcare Research and... Read More

Finn #2 Sunday Schedule

Nov 15, 2015

Take a break and come visit Finn #2, our second certified therapy dog. Pamela McKenna will be bringing her furry friend Finn to the Library foyer from 3-4 pm, on the following Sundays, until the end of 2015: Sunday, 11/22 Sunday, 12/13 Sunday, 1/17 Sunday, 1/31

Special Finn Friday Birthday Party! This Friday, November 13th, noon to 2pm

Nov 10, 2015

Come out this Friday, November 13th, noon to 2pm, for a special Finn Friday celebration in honor of Finn's birthday!   

Trial for new apps: EBM Guidelines, DSM 5 Differential Diagnosis

Nov 5, 2015

The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library is trying out two new Unbound Medicine apps through the end of November: "Evidence Based Medicine Guidelines" and the "DSM 5 Differential Diagnosis Handbook." To get these apps on to your device, make sure that you have the Unbound Medicine app installed and accept any update notifications that you're presented with. For information about downloading the Unbound Medicine app to your device, please see the Medical Library's "... Read More

The Bamberg Surgery: An early European surgical text

Nov 3, 2015

Monica Green, a scholar of the history of medieval medicine, recently profiled the Bamberg Surgery, which is part of the Medical Historical Library's collection.  The Bamberg Surgery is a surgical text dating from the mid-12th century which was acquired by Dr. Harvey Cushing and subsequently formed part of the original Medical Historical collection at Yale.  Green writes: The Bamberg Surgery doesn’t get a lot of love in histories of surgery, because of its patchwork character. As Corner... Read More

The Yale MeSH Analyzer

Nov 2, 2015

The Yale MeSH Analyzer Two of our librarians, Lei Wang and Holly Grossetta Nardini, have developed a web-based tool to simplify search design and refinement for major, comprehensive database searches. This tool was released at NAHSL’15 in Providence this past October and is primarily for those involved in comprehensive database searching and systematic review research teams. At Yale, based on work by Jan Glover, we have a "best practice" for major searches: creating a... Read More

Finn, our second therapy dog returning Sunday, November 8th @ 3:30pm

Oct 29, 2015

Take a break and come visit Finian, our second certified therapy dog. Pamela McKenna will be bringing her furry friend to the Library foyer on Sunday, November 8th from 3:30-4:30 pm.