Read. Review. Write. Edit. Be a Part of the YJBM

24 January 2012 - 11:17am by dph24

The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine is a quarterly journal reviewed and edited by Yale biomedical faculty and students. The journal aims to showcase outstanding research articles from all areas of biology and medicine, publish significant case reviews, and provide both perspectives on personal experiences in medicine and reviews of the current state of biology and medicine.

Each Issue of YJBM features a Focus Topic. Upcoming Focus Topics are:

  • March 2012: Translational Medicine
  • June 2012: Biomedical Engineering
  • September 2012: Educating yourself in Bioinformatics
  • December 2012: The Brain

YJBM is available on PubMed Central and is an open-access publication. All publication costs are covered by the journal.

Please contact the editors at if you would like to discuss ideas for articles or are more interested in writing book reviews or reporting on various medical and scientific symposia occurring at Yale.

Requesting Articles Gets Easier

11 January 2012 - 9:14pm by Lynn Sette

We will be updating authentication to the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan request system to CAS authentication on January 12th and 13th.  As a benefit, any reader who wishes to make a ILL request will be able to log into the system using their netid and password.  To facilitate the change, readers will not be able to make any borrowing requests from ILLiad on Thursday, January 12th and Friday, January 13th.  While it may not take both days to perform the changeover, Library IT will inform you if the system is up and running before the end of the day on Friday.

Improvements include:

  • Netid and password logon to ILLiad
  • Existing users will have their history, current loans and outstanding requests available with the new credentials
  • New users will have a more user-friendly registration procedure which carry over certain data elements associated with their NetID credentials.
  • All users will have their department affiliations brought into the system based on their information with university Banner and Data Warehouse systems – similar to Voyager patron loads.
  • Non-Yale affiliates with Interlibrary Loan privileges may still use their existing credentials to login (similar to option for NetID or Barcode logon for the ORBIS Place request interface)

Center for Science and Social Science Information

5 January 2012 - 11:24am by Lynn Sette

We are pleased to announce the opening of the new Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), a collaboration between the University Library and Information Technology Services (ITS). The Center is located on the concourse level of the Kline Biology Tower, 219 Prospect Street.

To help our community of investigators, scholars, educators, and students keep pace with the most advanced practices in information technology, the Center offers an expanded array of services in a state-of-the-art facility, incorporating the Kline Science Library, the Social Science Library and the StatLab. This technology-rich environment was designed to increase access to digital information and support and to encourage greater collaboration and discourse.  

The Center will host an Open House for the Yale Community on Wednesday, January 11 from 4-6 p.m., and we invite all community members to explore the facility and its services. For further information about the Center, please visit:


A Busy Day in the Cushing Center

16 December 2011 - 5:46am by Lynn Sette

The Cushing Center is an exciting place.  One day in November, 3 groups were using the center simultaneously: a class of middle school students, visiting Medical School applicants, and a group in the conference room.  The photograph shows one of the many school groups we have toured this fall, this group is from Foote School.  Whether the group is here to further their studies on Phineas Gage or to learn about the functions of the left and right hemispheres and how they are used in writing, it is an exciting field trip for the class.

We have also hosted lighting tours for Yale architectural students and college students furthering their studies of behavioral neuroscience.

Some comments from the teachers:

“Thank you so much for another great visit.   Our tours of the Cushing Center are invaluable ...  young minds are tapped and one never knows where such exposure will lead them....our future scientists, teachers, doctors, artists.”

“I wish you could have joined us for the bus ride back to school today -- the brain talk was contagious. It was remarkable for me as an educator to see my students so excited about their learning, and I know they'll be riveted by Phineas Gage when we pick him back up tomorrow. Thanks for the amazing opportunity you provided for our kids.”

New Subscription: Medical*Online-E

2 December 2011 - 4:02pm by Lynn Sette

The Medical Library has purchased a new subscription to Medical*Online-E

Articles from over 400 medical journals published in Japan are now available for PDF download.

Medical*Online-E provides access to and retrieval of medical journal articles, technical papers, academic association publications, and abstracts with the option of accessing the full article

Oxford Medicine Online Trial through mid-February

2 December 2011 - 3:53pm by Lynn Sette

Try Oxford Medicine Online for access to handbooks, medical textbooks, and medical specialty libraries from Oxford University Press including such titles as the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, Oxford Psychiatry Library, and the Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Surgery.

In addition to the full-text of the print counterpart, each resource contains all images and figures presented in full color and downloadable into PowerPoint, and links to references and further reading.

Science Classic: the Digital Archives of Science

16 November 2011 - 4:00pm by Lynn Sette

Science Classic provides access to the digitized full text archives of Science from its first issue in 1880 through 1996.

Key articles in the history of science from the late 19th through the early 21st centuries are now at your fingertips. The full-text articles available in the Science Classic archive are available in high resolution PDF format. References are available in HTML and dynamically linked to the full text when available.

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