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30 Day Trial to STAT Plus!

Sep 24, 2018

By Lindsay Barnett
The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library is hosting a free 30 day trial to STAT Plus and would love your input!  To access this resource, visit the STAT Plus login page and sign up with your yale.edu or ynhh.org email address and a password of your choosing.  Your account will automatically be linked to the institutional trial.   What is STAT Plus? STAT Plus provides you with access to exclusive, in-depth pharma, biotech, life sciences, and policy coverage, keeping you on top of what's happening -... Read More

Demolition Begins!

Sep 11, 2018

By Katie Hart
Renovation partition walls have been built throughout the library and construction is officially underway! The library has been lucky so far in the noise department, however expect a large uptick in the overall construction noise during the weeks of September 17 and 24. Demolition will begin and construction noise will inevitably be disruptive in certain parts of the library. Construction ends before 3pm daily, so if you need some peace and quiet to study, try us in the evening. Apologies in... Read More

Finding Clinical Practice Guidelines

Sep 11, 2018

By Caitlin Meyer
Despite the promise of tools like Quicksearch and the breadth of massive databases like Scopus, certain types of information simply cannot be found in one place. No need to fret, though! We've got you covered. This series of blog posts will serve as a home of recommended resources and searching tips for hard-to-find types of information. Have a suggestion for a subject? Shoot me an email!  Written by Alexandria Brackett & Melissa Funaro The Institute of Medicine (IOM) defines clinical... Read More

Fall Class Highlights

Aug 31, 2018

By Caitlin Meyer
Are you looking to brush up on your basic literature searching skills? Trying to use PubMed or EndNote and encountering difficulties? Need to set up SciENcv? Our fall workshop calendar has everything you may need and more for a productive fall term. Read on for details or head straight to the class calendar. In addition to weekly PubMed and EndNote classes, here are some of the classes coming up this fall that any member of the Yale community is welcome to register for and attend:  Basic... Read More

New to the Collection: Check out new resources available from CWML

Aug 31, 2018

By Caitlin Meyer
The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library is constantly on the hunt for the latest and greatest resources to make available to our users. In addition to the typical  journals and books you would expect to see as part of a library’s collection, we also work to bring you tools, software, and learning modules. This semiannualseries of blog posts will highlight recent additions to the CWML collection.  Today, we’ll briefly talk about five resources now available to you:  Read by QxMD A user-friendly app... Read More

Construction Begins!!

Aug 29, 2018

By Kelly Perry
At last!  Wednesday, August 29th, construction begins.  The first item on the agenda is partition installation, which separates the library from the areas under renovation.  It will be noisy and disruptive at times during the coming months.  We apologize in advance for the inconvenience. Complimentary pairs of earplugs available at the Circulation Desk.        

Ten Facts to Know About Synthetic Cannabinoids

Aug 16, 2018

With the recent abundance of overdoses witnessed in downtown New Haven this week, the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library would like to pass on some information with regards to synthetic cannabinoids (source:  The American Journal of Medicine. 2016. 129(3): 240-244). 1.    Synthetic cannabinoids are not marijuana/cannabis     •    Collection of numerous laboratory chemicals that interact with the cannabinoid receptor in the brain to mimic marijuana. 2.    Synthetic cannabinoids are often more... Read More

Resource Spotlight: Ingenuity Variant Analysis

Aug 13, 2018

By Caitlin Meyer
Welcome to Resource Spotlight! The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library provides access to an incredible array of databases, e-book collections, software and more. In this series of posts, we’ll be showcasing highlights from our collection. In this edition of Resource Spotlight, we’ll be looking at Ingenuity Variant Analysis (IVA). IVA is a web-based tool that combines analytical tools and content from the Ingenuity Knowledge Base to help identify disease variants in human sequencing data.  The... Read More

Reno-relocation

Aug 9, 2018

By Kelly Perry
If you haven't stopped by the library recently you may notice that things are a bit...  different.  We have optimized the spaces that will not be part of the renovation project for your comfort and convenience.  What does that mean for you?  Can you still access the all-important things the library offers, such as study materials, computers...  the bathrooms?  Of course you can!  Here we have a map of the layout of the library during the renovations (click this link to view the map as a .PDF... Read More

Meet our first Simbonis Intern!

Aug 6, 2018

We are delighted to share a report on the work of our first Simbonis intern, Emma Brennan-Wydra, who joined the staff in the Medical Historical Library at the end of May 2018.  Emma offered the following glimpses into her life and experiences as our intern: I graduated from Yale College in 2015 with a double major in Chemistry and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, focusing on the multiple intersections of science, education, gender, bodies, and power. During my time at Yale, I also played... Read More