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The New Haven Green: Heart of a City

13 September 2012 - 1:10pm by Lynn Sette

Beaumont Medical Club Lecture

September 14, 2012 5:00 p.m.
Historical Library, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library

The New Haven Green: Heart of a City

by Ms. Karyl Evans
Producer and Director

Karyl Evans is a documentary film maker whose work has been recognized with five Emmy awards.  Ms. Evans’ recent films have dealt with Connecticut history and include films about African-Americans in Connecticut, the Amistad revolt, and the Grove Street Cemetery.  She was the producer and director of the recent film celebrating the 200th anniversary of Yale School of Medicine.  Her presentation to the Beaumont club will be a discussion and a screening of her most recent film, a history of the New Haven Green.

Ms. Evans is an Associate Fellow of Jonathan Edwards College and a member of the Beaumont Medical Club.                  

Tea will be served at 4:30 in the Beaumont Room

Embase Available from the Medical Library

12 September 2012 - 12:26pm by Lynn Sette

Embase delivers comprehensive and authoritative information from more than 7,600 peer-reviewed journals.  Core strengths of Embase include in-depth information on drug development or use, toxicology and adverse drug reactions, the development and use of medical devices, evidence based medicine, pharmacoeconomics plus the international biomedical literature from 1947 to the present.

Embase can help you to:

  • Efficiently and comprehensively locate information required to support Evidence Based Medicine and deliver systematic reviews of the literature.
  • Discover biomolecular disease mechanisms
  • Advance new drug discovery and development
  • Determine the status and progress of clinical research
  • Comply with legislation and regulations for drug safety and pharmacovigilance
  • Study precise drug information, including, adverse events, comparisons and therapy

Log in to Embase through Ovid on the Library’s home page

Mobile Site for the Web of Knowledge

5 September 2012 - 10:31am by Lynn Sette

Access Web of Knowledge from anywhere at any time using your Web of Knowledge username and password.  There is no app to download or keep updated with this new mobile interface.

What do I need to install?

You do not need to install anything, simply use the Web browser on your mobile device to go to http://m.webofknowledge.com

How do I get a username and password?

You need to create a Web of Knowledge personalization account from an IP authenticated computer.  To register, go to Web of Knowledge on the Medical Library’s website (see Resources on the homepage) and click Sign-In.

Are all features available in the mobile version?

No. Most features are available, but the mobile version has the ability to search within individual products (Web of Science, Biosis, Inspec®, etc.) as well as the All Database Search. Other features include: sort, refine, email, add records to EndNote® Web, link to full text, OpenURL, view times cited counts, search history.

Can I view full text?

When using the mobile version, by IP authentication or username/password log in, your entitlements are the same as the full version.  It depends on the Medical Library’s subscriptions.

Will I automatically be IP authenticated if I am on campus?

If you are logged into the campus WiFi network and navigate to the mobile version, you will be able to view and use Web of Knowledge on your mobile device without entering your username & password. Alternatively, users can navigate to the full version and click “mobile version” in the upper right hand corner.

There are other Medical Library resources optimized for mobile devices.

New Printing & Copying System

24 July 2012 - 9:14am by Mark Gentry

The YalePrint UniPrint system is now fully functional and the preferred system for printing, copying and scanning in the Medical Library.  This change brings us in line with printing and copying services in other Yale Libraries and campus locations.  CCP, our former vendor, has generously agreed to keep one printer and one copier onsite through October 15 in order to accomodate those users who still have funds on the copycards.  We encourage you to use your current balances as soon as possible and to not add additional value to CCP copycards.

YPPS UniPrint accounts are required to use the YalePrint/UniPrint system.  Yale University students, faculty and staff can use their NetID or ID card card to access and pay for their print jobs, copies and scans to email.  Yale-New Haven Hospital employees and visitors can easily create an account online with YPPS.  A UniPrint Account Kiosk located in the Information Room makes it easy to create accounts and add value to existing accounts.  Here are some basic facts and features of the system:

  • Students who currently receive copycards from the Library will have their UniPrint accounts credited with funds
  • Others can easily create online accounts, adding value with a credit card, debit card (must have MC or Visa logo) or PTAEO
  • All devices are multifunction printer/copier/scanners (scanning is to email only)
  • Pricing: Double-sided (duplex) copying and printing is encouraged and is the default print option. Double-sided b/w copies and prints will on average cost $0.06 ($0.10 for the first side and $0.02 for the second side). Single-sided b/w prints and copies will cost $0.10.  Full color is billed at $ 0.30 per page and scanning is $ 0.01 per page

      See the Medical Library Printing and Photocopying page for more information.

Please direct your comments or questions about this change to Mark Gentry, mark.gentry@yale.edu

 

Exhibit: Food and Nutrition Posters

5 July 2012 - 3:32pm by Susan Wheeler

On view June 22through September 17 in the Medical Library Foyer.

 
 

Avoid Fatigue: Eat a Lunch that Packs a Punch! 1943
Published by the War Food Administration
United States Department of Agriculture
Gift of George M. Smith 1943

During World War II, responsible food habits were promoted as a contribution to the war effort by the U.S. government.

The Eat to Beat the Devil series published in 1942 by Servel, Inc., makers of the gas refrigerator, fostered the idea of “eating for victory” and promoted good nutrition as an expression of patriotism.

Eat to Beat the Devil 1942  
Published by Servel, Inc.
Purchased through the John F. Fulton Fund 2007

Exhibit: Grant Wood's "Family Doctor" and More

2 July 2012 - 2:39pm by Susan Wheeler

"Family Doctor" by Grant Wood and Works by Other Mid 20th Century American Artists

on view  June 22-September 17 in the library hallway

Grant Wood's iconic lithograph "Family Doctor," for which he used his personal physician as a model, is currently on view with twelve other prints and drawings by American artists.  



"Family Doctor" by Grant Wood, 1940
Lithograph



"Children's Ward" by Robert Riggs, c.1940
Lithograph

Exhibit: Maternity Care in Pictures

21 June 2012 - 11:58pm by Susan Wheeler

Maternity Care in Pictures:  
A Portfolio of 31 Teaching Charts Showing Safe Maternity Care, 1939

Published by the Maternity Center Association

on view June 22 through September 17 in the Cushing Rotunda.

 
This set of small posters, shown in its entirety, was designed for parenting classes, waiting rooms, and formal exhibits.  Many of the posters employed “photomontage” which combined a photographic image with a drawn background—a “modern” graphic technique which served to reinforce the “modern” message. 

The Maternity Center Association in New York developed the first classes for expectant parents as part of comprehensive maternity services.   In 1938, it offered the first classes for fathers. 

The well- worn set was transferred in 2009 to the Historical Library from the open stacks where it was spotted by a member of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Services.  The set is now quite rare--one of four in World Cat, the largest public access online library catalog.

This set is available online in the Cushing\Whitney Medical Digital Library.

The Encyclopedia of Biostatistics Now Online

27 April 2012 - 2:49pm by Lynn Sette

The Encyclopedia of Biostatistics offers support to scientists, practitioners and policy makers in the development and use of statistical methods for addressing the problems and critical issues in the life and medical sciences.

This new edition will find widespread application in basic medical science; the planning, financing and distribution of health care; and the measurement of health care status and progress in the population.

Key topics are now completely up to date and comprehensive. Among the areas receiving increased attention are Bayesian methodology and applications, and modeling the spread of infectious diseases and the development of epidemics. In addition the Encyclopedia now includes many contributions that focus on the rapid growth of bioinformatics and its pivotal role in studying the human genome.

Give the Encyclopedia of Biostatistics a try.  If you find it is a useful resource, let your liaison or personal librarian know. 

Yale Students Going Global

27 April 2012 - 2:26pm by Lynn Sette

New Exhibit on display in the Library foyer April 23 – June 18 2012

The Office of International Medical Student Education(OIMSE)

OIMSE, established in 2006 by Deans Richard Belitsky and Robert Alpern, facilitates opportunities for medical students to experience medicine as it is practiced throughout the world and to enrich the learning environment at Yale School of Medicine by providing opportunities for students from international schools to participate in clinical electives.

Yale Medical Students

Medical students in their final year have the opportunity to participate in clinical clerkships abroad. Also, Yale School of Medicine and other professional schools offer courses and electives in global health.

Visiting Medical Student Elective Program

OIMSE supports a robust Visiting International Student Elective Program for international students coming to Yale to do clinical electives. The program receives between 450 and 500 applications a year, and accepts about 80 students.

Why does one journey into the mountains of Peru?

By Hale Season, YSM 2012

Three weeks ago I didn’t even know that I’d be anywhere other than New Haven this July, and yet here I am 50 miles west of Central America headed for Lima.  I had known that I had wanted to go to South America for an international experience sometime this year – after 15+ years of Spanish classes, I really wanted to immerse myself in the language – but I didn’t think when I interviewed in June that anything would happen before the Spring at the very earliest.  As luck would have it, however, there was a mission trip going to the impoverished mountains of Peru for the second week of July, and I was invited.  It was truly quite exciting - 3 weeks ago I was told that if I could wing the arrangements and clear my schedule, I would be in the middle of nowhere just that quickly. Read more

For more information, visit the Office of International Medical Student Education.

Learn the Basics of EndNote

19 April 2012 - 1:25pm by Mark Gentry

EndNote is a bibliographic management and publishing solution used by millions of researchers, librarians, and students worldwide. The software is now available at no cost to Yale affiliates through the ITS Software Library - http://its.yale.edu/software-technology

The Library offers hands-on instructional classes for EndNote:

 > All classes are free to faculty, student and staff of Yale-New Haven Medical Center and Yale University
 > No registration is necessary – just show up!
 > All classes are held in the Medical Library’s computer classroom (TCC) – in the foyer of the Medical Library, SHM L-wing. 

For a list of upcoming EndNote Classes, consult our Library Classes calendar: http://library.medicine.yale.edu/classes

If you would like to arrange for a class tailored for your specific needs, please contact Jan Glover, Education Services Librarian, jan.glover@yale.edu

 

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