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Get your overdue book fines waived! Food for Fines December 9-16

Dec 8, 2015

Starting tomorrow, we will be waiving fines for one week for our "Food for Fines" food bank drive.  Bring in a non-perishable food item for the Connecticut Food Bank and take up to $5.00 off your Medical Library overdue book fines.

Friday, December 11 is Finn's last visit of 2015

Dec 7, 2015

Tomorrow, Friday, December 11th, will be Finn's last visit until next year.  After that he will be taking his annual Holiday Break.  Catch him while you can!

Finn & Krista off today, December 4

Dec 4, 2015

Finn, our Friday therapy dog, & his mom Krista are taking today off. Sorry for the late notice! They'll be off next Friday as well, but will return Friday, December 18 for their usual scheduled visit from noon to 2pm.

Humanities in Medicine Collection

Dec 2, 2015

The Yale Medical Library and Yale Program for Humanities in Medicine partnered on behalf of the Yale Medical Library’s newest collection: Humanities in Medicine. This collection focuses on works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that relate to the human condition and human experience.                 This month, we feature a newly published memoir by neurosurgeon Henry Marsh: Do No Harm. Marsh’s writings give insight into the complex and oft compelling inner thoughts that reflect the life and... Read More

Happy Holidays!

Dec 1, 2015

Please come visit us in the Library, which is all dressed up for the holidays! In particular, marvel at our iconic Book Tree, nestled by the fireplace in the Medical Historical Library. Library staff lovingly built the 3rd edition of our Book Tree, using almost 500 volumes from the National Union Catalog. We wish you a very happy holiday season!

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