Blogs

New Database Trials from Thieme and McGraw Hill

27 November 2014 - 12:32pm by Andy Hickner

Cushing/Whitney Medical Library is now running trials to three databases; details are below. Please let us know what you think by sending Nathan Rupp an email.

Medlantis-Thieme eRadiology

URL: http://www.medlantis.org

Trial expiration date: Dec 19, 2014

Description: https://www.thieme.de/en/thieme-connect/medlantis-5001.htm

Thieme eOtolaryngology

URL: http://eotolaryngology.thieme.com

Trial expiration date: December 19, 2014

Description: https://www.thieme.de/en/thieme-connect/eotolaryngology-52117.htm

McGraw Hill Access Medicine Neurology Collection

URL: http://neurology.mhmedical.com/

Trial expiration date: December 5, 2014

Description: See http://neurology.mhmedical.com/. Includes the following books:

Carney - Pediatric Practice Neurology
Kandel - Principles of Neural Science
Laoprasert - Atlas of Pediatric EEG
Lee - The NeuroICU Book
Martin - Practical Neuroophthalmology
Ropper/Samuels - Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology
Sirven - Atlas of Video-EEG Monitoring
Waxman - Clinical Neuroanatomy, 27th edition
Souayah - McGraw-Hill Specialty Board Review Neurology
Biller - Demeyer's Technique of the Neurologic Examination
Watts - Movement Disorders, 3rd edition

Systematic Review Services at the Medical Library

19 November 2014 - 3:19pm by Andy Hickner

PRSIMA flow chart

Example flow chart used in systematic reviews, from Moher D, Liberati A, Tetzlaff J, Altman DG, The PRISMA Group (2009). Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses: The PRISMA Statement. PLoS Med 6(6): e1000097. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed1000097

Did you know our librarians are available to assist with systematic reviews?

The librarian, as full partner and co-author, is committed to collaborating and supporting the following Systematic Review tasks:

  • Determining if a systematic review has already been done on a topic.
  • Translating the research question into an appropriate search strategy.
  • Translating the search concepts into controlled vocabulary and keywords so that both precision and retrieval are maximized.
  • Choosing specific databases and other information sources to be searched.
  • Conducting the literature searches across all the information sources chosen.
  • Maintaining records of search results and following up with alerts and updates as needed
  • Helping to obtain all required articles cited in search results and other venues.
  • Providing guidance and support regarding bibliographic management tools, such as EndNote or RefWorks, to manage citations and easily produce bibliographies.
  • Writing the literature search methodology section for the submitted manuscript.

The Library adheres to the requirements for authorship and contributorship by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

For more information, contact your department liaison and consult our Guide to Systematic Reviews: Planning, Writing and Supporting.

Electrosurgical in the Operating Room

12 September 2014 - 8:37am by Andy Hickner

(Post authored by Terry Dagradi)
Cushing operating at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital
Cushing operating at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital
Photo by Dr. Walter Willard Boyd 1928-32

On October 1, 1926 at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, Harvey Cushing performed an operation—removal of a mass from a patient’s head -- using the first commercial electrosurgical generator developed by to William T. Bovie [1], an engineer employed at Harvard University. The Bovie unit passed high frequency alternating current into the body, allowing the current to cut or coagulate. The device drastically reduced the complications of bleeding during intracranial operations, further reducing the mortality rates during brain surgery. After 88 years this basic device remains a fundamental tool in the practice of surgery.

When Cushing began his surgical career in the early 1900s, brain tumors were considered to be inoperable. At that time the mortality rate for a surgical procedure involving the opening of the skull was around 90%. Cushing dramatically reduced the mortality rate for neurosurgery to less than 10%, and by the time of his retirement from the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in 1932, he had successfully removed more than 2,000 tumors.[2]

[1] Bovie, WT; Cushing, H (1928). "Electrosurgery as an aid to the removal of intracranial tumors with a preliminary note on a new surgical-current generator". Surg Gynecol Obstet 47: 751–84.

[2] http://www.whonamedit.com/doctor.cfm/980.html

Additional information on Electrosurgery: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ps-1009154-electrocautery.pdf

http://contemporaryobgyn.modernmedicine.com/contemporary-obgyn/news/electrosurgery-newest-energy-based-devices?page=full

http://www.uptodate.com/contents/overview-of-electrosurgery

Tips for new students: Booking study rooms, off-campus access, computing help

25 August 2014 - 8:31am by Andy Hickner

This week the library welcomes incoming students of the YSM class of 2018.  We felt it was a good time to highlight a couple of pages with useful information for new students:

Welcome, and stay tuned for more helpful tips.

Renovated CRL reopens as the 24/7 Computer & Study Space

25 June 2014 - 7:28pm by Mark Gentry

       

                       

                                                      

The Medical Library Computer Resource Laboratory (CRL) has reopened with a very different look. We decided it deserved a new name - the 24/7 Computer & Study Space. The new name emphasizes the multiple purposes of the room and reminds our users that is accessible to anyone with a Yale University ID badge anytime, day or night.  Some of the changes you will see in the renovated space are:

  • All new furniture with more work space
  • Upgraded monitors on Windows computers
  • New software such as qualitative analysis software packages Atlas.ti and nVivo
  • Height-adjustable tables (great for laptop users)
  • A large wall-mounted monitor for collaborative work
  • COMING SOON! Soft seating for the area around the monitor

Entrance to the 24/7 Space is through the door just past the newspaper reading area whenever the library is open.  After hours entry is from the stairwell just outside the entrance to the Medical Library.  We hope you will enjoy the enhancements to this space.

Important Changes to the Printing/Copying System

25 June 2014 - 6:54pm by Mark Gentry

    

On June 24 we changed our printing/copying/scanning system from UniPrint to Papercut.  The interface for users on both the computer and the multifunction devices have changed.  The YPPS BluePrint service now uses Papercut exclusively throughout all campus locations.  

  •  Yale University users had the balance of their UniPrint accounts automatically transferred to a PaperCut account.  Anyone with a Yale NetID now has a Papercut (aka BluePrint) account.
  • YNHH staff or other non-Yale users with a Guest Account (an account that starts with ! ) will need to manually transfer the funds from their old UniPrint account to a PaperCut account.   If you don’t already have a Papercut account, you’ll need to set one up first.  Go to  the YPPS main page and navigate to the Papercut “Account Mangement” page to create a PaperCut account or transfer your UniPrint balance.
  •  There are two PaperCut print queues: BluePrint_BW … (aka \\paperc-prd-ps3.yu.yale.edu\BluePrint_BW) and BluePrint_Color… (aka \\paperc-prd-ps3.yu.yale.edu\BluePrint_Color)  If the default printer on your computer says YalePrint or UniPrint, you MUST change it to one of the PaperCut queues or it will go into the ether.
  • To print from your personal laptop you will need to install the PaperCut client from the Yale software library: http://software.yale.edu/Library/chooseOS
  •  Add value to your PaperCut account through the YPPS Website: http://ypps.yale.edu

If there are problems with your PaperCut Account (e.g. funds did not automatically transfer from UniPrint or the balance seems incorrect, etc.) contact YPPS at BluePrint@yale.edu or (203) 432-6560

YaleLinks & Journal List: New Look

19 June 2014 - 4:08pm by Jan Glover

As you know, YaleLinks allows quick electronic access to journals and journal articles.  On Monday, June 23rd, there will be a dramatic change in the way the YaleLinks menu looks in order to access a journal or article.  However, the new YaleLinks menu has all of the same functionalities as before, allowing direct access to full text articles and linking out to Inter Library Loan (ILL).

If you use the A-Z journal title list you will also see a change in the way it looks. But again, there is no compromise to functionality.

We expect that the new interface will be easy to navigate, but if you encounter trouble while using YaleLinks, please contact the library at http://library.medicine.yale.edu/services/crs/email.

Clinicians' Study Center Opens on the Saint Raphael Campus

19 June 2014 - 3:14pm by Mark Gentry

           

The “Clinicians’ Study Center” on the Saint Raphael Campus (SRC) of Yale-New Haven Hospital is officially open.  This space offers a quiet refuge for clinicians and trainees to read, write, study or access online medical literature.  The Study Center is located on the first floor of the Orchard Medical Building (Room E113) near the Orchard Street entrance.  The space includes ten new computers, a printer and additional table seating for more than a dozen.  There is a work area where librarians from the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library can meet with users for  research assistance or training in the use of library resources and tools.  The Clinicians’ Study Center is open weekdays from 7am to 7pm with and is accessible with  your YNHH ID badge.  The space is open to medical staff, nurses, house staff and students in Yale programs (MD, PA, Nursing, Nurse Anesthetist).

Anyone from one of the designated groups unable to access the space should contact Patricia Verni  in the Saint Raphael Campus  Office of Dr. Peter Herbert: patricia.verni@ynhh.org / 203-789-6297.

Kenny Marone retires

7 May 2014 - 1:28pm by Jan Glover

Kenny Marone

Medical Library Director, Kenny Marone retired on May 1, 2014 after 36 years of service. Susan Gibbons, University Librarian, expressed it best in her January 17, 2014 email to the entire Library staff:

In recent years, Kenny has held two vital positions at YUL.  She is Director of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library at Yale University, which has balance modern innovation with the stewardship of one of the most important history of medicine and science collection in the world.  Under Kenny’s leadership the Medical Library has become a campus-wide leader embracing technology, change, innovation, and creative staff participation.  Her goal has always been to make the Medical Library indispensable to faculty, students, and staff.

Kenny is also Associate University Librarian for Research Support and Collections with oversight of CSSSI and the science libraries, Art Library, Divinity Library, Music Library, International Collections & Research Support, and Humanities Collections & Research Support, as well as Collection Development.  In her AUL role she has worked to ensure that access to YUL’s services and resources is seamless for faculty and students and fostered collaboration across all of YUL’s libraries.

Kenny’s professional life has coincided with a period of rapid technology transfer in how information is received, organized and disseminated.  During her tenure at Yale, the Medical Library has been a leader in the migration from print to electronic.  She has led and worked on a variety of committees within YUL, the Yale School of Medicine, and at the university level.  Recently, her excellent leadership was keenly felt in the creation of the Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI) which combined the former Science Library, the Social Science Library and the StatLab.

As an active library professional, Kenny has worked with local, regional and national professional organizations.  She has published extensively in the areas of technology and user interfaces and has demonstrated a keen interest in the role of the librarian in the future.  Kenny has served as a formal and informal mentor to dozens of librarians thus ensuring that her passion for patron-focused library services will be a key part of her enduring legacy on the profession. 

Please join me in expressing best wishes to Kenny in her next adventure, which will undoubtedly be shared with a dog or two!

Best wishes,

susan

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