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Study space restrictions, week of April 4

Apr 4, 2016

(by Katie Hart) The Medical Library spaces are heavily booked this week. The Historical Library will be closed at some point almost every day, and the Morse Reading Room will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Study space in other parts of the library will be at a premium. Also, a brief reminder that Wednesday is the Annual Associates Lecture. Here are a list of the closing times for our spaces: Monday, 4/4:  Historical Library,  3-7pm, “The Emperor’s New Genes: Science, Race,... Read More

Finn's back Friday, March 31

Mar 31, 2016

Finn, the library's therapy dog, is back from vacation!  He starts back to work tomorrow working his regular hours:  Fridays, noon – 2 pm.  

#HappyBirthdayHarvey Instagram Challenge from @YaleMedHistLib

Mar 28, 2016

(by Charlotte Abney Solomon, Medical Historical Library) In celebration of Harvey Cushing's birthday and our 75th Anniversary Year, the Medical Historical Library invites all Instagram users visiting the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library at Yale to share their best photos taken here! Enter the contest by posting photos that are publicly visible on Instagram and tag them with our hashtag #HappyBirthdayHarvey and our account, @yalemedhistlib. One winner in each contest category... Read More

Good Friday (March 25) holiday hours

Mar 21, 2016

The library's hours will be limited on March 25, in observance of Good Friday. We will be open 11am - 4pm Friday and will resume regular hours on Saturday and Sunday.

Scheduled IPA downtime March 25-27

Mar 21, 2016

Due to product updates, Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA) will be unavailable from 5PM (PST) on Friday, March 25th thru 12PM (PST) on Sunday, March 27th, 2016.

Librarians at Yale-New Haven Hospital on March 22

Mar 16, 2016

Medical Librarians will be available on Tuesday, March 22, from 9:30 am- 2:00 pm, on the second floor of Yale-New Haven Hospital, above the atrium, to show you the most recent online information resources including useful mobile apps.  They will also be highlighting a new clinical decision support tool, DynaMed Plus, which is currently located in EPIC and on the clinical work station.  Please stop by to ask questions about what the library can offer you to help support your clinical work,... Read More

One month trial of PsycEXTRA, a grey literature database

Mar 16, 2016

The Library has a one month trial to PsycEXTRA, a grey literature database. PsycEXTRA, produced by the American Psychological Association, is the premier resource for gray literature relating to behavioral sciences, ethics, health, psychology, and social sciences. It proactively uncovers and presents new developments and research in these disciplines and allows behavioral science researchers to go beyond traditional peer-reviewed materials and locate research before it appears in published... Read More

More publishers now requiring ORCID iDs

Mar 4, 2016

In January 2016, ORCID announced that a number of publishers - eLife, PLOS, the Royal Society, IEEE, AGU, EMBO, and Science - plan to require submitting authors to register for and provide ORCID IDs.   In its own words, ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. ORCID is unique in its ability to reach across disciplines,... Read More

Transparency and Openness: TOP Guidelines will promote standards in biomedical publishing

Mar 3, 2016

(by Kate Nyhan) Because the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library supports both students and researchers, we pay special attention to trends in science policy and scholarly communication. One initiative I'm watching and applauding is the Transparency and Openness Promotion Guidelines -- TOP Guidelines for short. Journals, publishers, scholarly societies, and repositories are signing on to these standards to promote transparency and reproducibility. Marcia McNutt, president-elect of the National... Read More

Jeannette Ponzio: 50 Years with the Library

Mar 2, 2016

(by Katie Hart) Since she joined the library in 1965, Jeannette Ponzio has witnessed the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library evolve significantly. Interim Director, John Gallagher, sat with Jeannette, the library’s longest serving employee, for a conversation about her many years of exceptional service. JG:       Jeannette, tell me about when you first joined the Medical Library. What was it like then? What was your first job? JP:        Before coming to Yale University, I worked as a bookkeeper at... Read More