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.


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

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,


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

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

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