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Award winning film "Twero: The Road to Health" Showing on Nov. 5th

27 October 2012 - 6:32pm by Mark Gentry

Don't miss the chance to view this film by 2012 Yale School of Medicine graduate Michael Otremba, MD.  This documentary follows a Ugandan journalist who investigates how patients often must seek care outside of an underfunded and overburdened public system. Desperate for help, patients are turning to an unregulated private health sector, where services are accessible, but at a significant cost. When patients cannot pay
their medical bills, doctors are resorting to imprisoning them.  Dr. Otremba, currently a Postdoctoral Associate at the Yale School of Medicine,  received the "Innovative Learning through Electronic Theses & Dissertations" from the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations in August.  Most recently, he won best documentary feature at this years' NYLA International FIlm Festival.  You can read more about his work in the latest issue of Yale Medicine

The film will be shown on Monday, November 5 at 6:10pm in Room 129 at the Yale Law School.  A Q&A session with the director follows. This showing is sponsored by the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights.

POPLINE

26 October 2012 - 1:42pm by Lynn Sette

Need information on population, family planning or reproductive health and development?

Popline is a comprehensive international resource on these topics plus research in contraceptive methods, family planning services, research in human fertility, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS in developing countries, program operations and evaluation, demography, and other related health, law, and policy issues. 

POPLINE helps program managers, policy makers, and service providers in low-resource countries and in development-supportive agencies and organizations gain access to the population literature.  POPLINE includes journal articles and other scientific, technical, and programmatic publications as well as unpublished documents and project reports (gray literature). The majority of items are published from 1970 to the present, however, there are selected citations dating back to 1827.

What's New

The Journal of Development Effectiveness publishes papers reporting evidence of impact of development interventions.  The September 2012 special issue highlights why systematic reviews should be an important component of evidence-informed development policy and practice.

POPLINE includes these articles from the September 2012 issue:

  • Why do we care about evidence synthesis? An introduction to the special issue on systematic reviews.
  • How to do a good systematic review of effects in international development: a tool kit.
  • Systematic reviews: from 'bare bones' reviews to policy relevance.
  • Narrative approaches to systematic review and synthesis of evidence for international development policy and practice.

Click on More under Resources to find POPLINE.

Exhibit: Medicine at Work

9 October 2012 - 2:45pm by Melissa Grafe

Medicine at Work: A Selection of Instruments and Materials from the Medical Historical Library

September 22nd, 2012-January 13th,2013

Medicine at Work, on view beginning September 22nd in the Rotunda of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library and foyer of Sterling Hall, exhibits instruments, prints, catalogs, fee bills, and books describing and depicting a variety of medical work. Surgical operations and tools, trepanation, electrotherapy, anesthesia, bandaging, and dissection and toxicology are a sample of some of the medical work that happened in the past, and continue today. This exhibit will use selections for the collections of the Medical Historical library to provide context for the tools and materials used in medicine and surgery.  Among its significant collections, the Medical Historical library has approximately 600 medical and scientific instruments and over 7000 prints, posters, and drawings.  


Exhibit: Nurses

2 October 2012 - 1:53pm by Susan Wheeler

On view in the Hallway September 22 through January 14, 2013.

Nurses

Selected from the Historical Medical Poster Collection and the Collection of Prints and Drawings

Dan Smith, U.S.A. 20th century
Complete Your Education Then Come With Me  c. 1917-1918
Purchased through the John F. Fulton Fund 2010

John Mills U.S.A. active 20th century
Help! c.1917-1918
Purchased through the Kent Ellis Fund 2008

F. Samuels Brummer U.S.A. 20th century
Take a Red Cross Home Nursing Course c. 1943-1945
Purchased through the John F. Fulton Fund 2010

Doctors are Scarce 1943
for the Office of War Information
Purchased through the Kent Ellis Fund 2010

Keeping Current: Faculty of 1000

24 September 2012 - 1:37pm by dph24

Faculty of 1000 (F1000) is a literature-awareness tool for the biomedical sciences. This resource is an in-depth directory to the top articles in biology and medicine, as recommended by faculty (over 5,000 expert scientists and clinical researchers, assisted by 5,000 associates). Many Yale researchers contribute to this database of reviews.  It is a useful tool for keeping up with the most talked about articles in your field.

The Cochrane Library: New Search Interface

24 September 2012 - 1:01pm by Lynn Sette

Users will see major changes to the layout of search pages of the Cochrane Library and can now use a new range of search features including: 

  • Updated display of search results
  • Ability to view search terms and results on the same page
  • Ability to insert lines and add one search to another
  • Improved MeSH look-up feature
  • Hover-over Tool Tips giving a brief explanation of the functions
  • Auto-suggest features within both basic and MeSH search functions

All previously saved searches will be transferred onto the new search platform, with no action required.

For help with the new interface, try the Cochrane Library Tour.

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.

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