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Spring 2015 exhibits opening this month

Jan 8, 2015

An image from the Teratology exhibit There are 3 upcoming exhibits opening this month in the Rotunda, Hallway, and Foyer, in addition to Harry Potter!  Please join us for an exhibit tour for the Teratology and Prodigies exhibits on Wednesday, January 28th, at noon.   "Teratology: The Science and History of Human Monstrosity," in the Rotunda of the Medical Library Opening Jan. 22 at the Cushing/Whitney Medical LibraryDates: January 22nd-May 15th, 2015Curated by Courtney Thompson, doctoral... Read More

Welcome to the library's new homepage!

Jan 3, 2015

As you've likely noticed by now, the Medical Library's website has a slightly different look as of Saturday, January 3.  The main navigation menu now features dropdowns when you hover over links like "Find," "Services," and "About," and more noticeably, the homepage has a wholly new architecture and layout.   We implemented this redesign in response to feedback from you about how we could make the homepage better. Click here and here to learn more about how and why the library undertook this... Read More

New library homepage: What you need to know

Dec 19, 2014

As I previously announced, the library's homepage is undergoing a redesign. Our user experience team completed user testing on the "hi-fi" version of the design today.   Here is a quick guide to where to find key items in the new homepage design: Item New location Email Staff Quick Links Request Materials/Interlibrary Loan Dropdown menu > Services > Request Materials Reserve Study Rooms Dropdown menu > Services  Adopt a... Read More

Implementation of the Genomic Data Sharing Policy Begins January 25, 2015

Dec 9, 2014

The NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy becomes effective with NIH grant applications submitted for the January 25, 2015, due date and thereafter.  Investigators preparing grant applications for those due dates should prepare now if the work proposed involves the generation or use of large-scale genomic data (Suplemental Information to the NIH Genomic Data Sharing).  Applicants preparing such grant applications are expected to: state in the cover letter that the studies proposed will... Read More

Library homepage redesign: Your input is needed!

Dec 4, 2014

Earlier this fall, we at the Medical Library decided it was time for a new look for the homepage of the library website.  We used an iterative design process to revamp the layout of the page.  A draft of the new homepage is now available for your viewing. We invite you to check out the design and "kick the tires," so to speak.   Your feedback on the proposed design will be crucial in improving it and making sure it meets your needs.  Contact me with your... Read More

New Database Trials from Thieme and McGraw Hill

Nov 27, 2014

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: https://www.medlantis.org/ Trial expiration date: Dec 19, 2014   Thieme eOtolaryngology URL: https://medone-otolaryngology.thieme.com/p/pages/home.htm Trial expiration date: December 19, 2014 McGraw Hill Access Medicine Neurology Collection URL: https://neurology.mhmedical.com/ Trial expiration... Read More

Systematic Review Services at the Medical Library

Nov 19, 2014

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... Read More

Electrosurgical in the Operating Room

Sep 12, 2014

(Post authored by Terry Dagradi) 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,... Read More

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

Aug 25, 2014

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: Booking group study or meeting rooms Off-campus access to online library resources like articles and databases Student computing help Welcome, and stay tuned for more helpful tips.

(UPDATED) Fall hours for Finn, the Medical Library's therapy dog!

Aug 19, 2014

Many of you have already met Finn, the Medical Library's therapy dog, & his mom Krista Knudson.  Finn's normal hours will resume on Sept. 5th 1-3PM every Friday. His scheduled vacation days are September 12th and November 7.