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Open Access Week 2021

October 25, 2021 - 1:10pm by Lindsay Barnett

Welcome to Open Access Week 2021!  Visit this page for daily updates with short activities you can complete to learn more about open access publishing and show you support for greater transparency in the scholarly publishing industry.  From SPARC, “Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment.”  Open access allows researchers around the world to access scholarship with no waiting periods or embargos, allowing research results to be disseminated and built upon more quickly.  Did you know that the Yale Library supports open access publishing?  We fund a number of membership programs that reduce or eliminate article processing charges (APCs) associated with open access articles for Yale authors.  Our membership with PLOS waives all APCs in all PLOS journals for any article with a Yale corresponding author.  Find more information about library support for open access here.  Take our Open Access Week 2021 Quiz for an opportunity to win a prize up to $25 in value from the Yale bookstore!

Happy Peer Review Week!

September 23, 2021 - 1:50pm by Holly Grossetta Nardini

Happy Peer Review week! Despite many criticisms and calls for reform1,2,3 peer review remains an intrinsic part of the academic scholarly lifecycle. Like faculty, librarians are deeply involved in peer review – both receiving peer review on our own scholarship and volunteering our peer review services to journals. In particular, librarians are skilled at reviewing methodologies and search strategies for evidence syntheses papers like scoping and systematic reviews. In evidence synthesis, the quality of the literature search, and the clarity with which it is reported, are foundational! Research from Cushing/Whitney Medical Library librarians has shown that librarians could play a larger role in the peer review process4. If you are a journal editor, you can use the Librarian Peer Reviewer Database to find qualified and available librarians to review aspects of submitted manuscripts. “Segmented peer review” is an excellent way of involving librarians in partial peer review of manuscripts5, as few individual peer reviewers have the knowledge to evaluate all aspects of team science manuscripts. Yale librarians are also available to consult on all aspects of scholarly publishing. References 1. Gerwing TG, Allen Gerwing AM, Avery-Gomm S, Choi C-Y, Clements JC, Rash JA. Quantifying professionalism in peer review. Research Integrity and Peer Review [Internet]. 2020 Jul 24  2. Gerwing TG, Allen Gerwing AM, Choi C-Y, Avery-Gomm S, Clements JC, Rash JA. Re-evaluation of solutions to the problem of unprofessionalism in peer review. Research Integrity and Peer Review [Internet]. 2021 Feb 16 3. Brainard J. The $450 question: Should journals pay peer reviewers? Science [Internet]. 2021 Mar 1  4. Grossetta Nardini HK, Batten J, Funaro MC, Garcia-Milian R, Nyhan K, Spak JM, et al. Librarians as methodological peer reviewers for systematic reviews: results of an online survey. Res Integr Peer Rev. 2019;4:23. 5. Nyhan K, Nardini HKG. Evidence synthesis papers would benefit from segmented peer review. Translational Oncology [Internet]. 2021 May 1

Welcome new staff!

August 11, 2021 - 11:35am by Dana Haugh

The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library is delighted to welcome two new staff members to our team.  On the Academic and Research Education team we welcomed Kayla Del Biondo and Sofia Fertuzinhos. Kayla Del Biondo joins us as the Simbonis Librarian for Public Health. Kayla will work with Kate Nyhan in providing support to the YSPH community, particularly students, as well as assist Lindsay Barnett with scholarly communication projects and topics, such as open access, copyright, and processing YSPH and other student theses.      Sofia Fertuzinhos joins our Bioinformatics Support Hub as the Research and Education Librarian for Bioinformatics. Sofia received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Yale and the University of Coimbra in Portugal as part of a prestigious joint program. Sofia has worked in neuroscience labs at Yale since 2010, first as a postdoctoral associate, postdoctoral fellow, and associate research scientist.     

EndNote 20 is here!

August 6, 2021 - 9:40am by Caitlin Meyer

  As of this month, the library is officially supporting EndNote 20! Classes will be taught in 20 and we encourage you to upgrade to best follow along and take advantage of the software’s new functionalities. What’s the difference between X9 and 20? Some of the the biggest differences between the versions are visual: new icons, reorganized menus, and more space between references for easier reading. Notable changes include the Word icons from X9 now living as menu options under Tools and the integrated library view (local, shared, and online) being the default. If the new font size is too big for your screen, you can modify it by heading to Preferences -> Display Font.    Various processes are now more intuitive, such as modifying references and copying formatted citations. There is an explicit Edit button in the right-side reference pane that also facilitates text formatting that was previously complicated (like making text superscript or bold). The Copy Formatted menu option still exists under Reference but there is now a button next to the preview of the formatted reference as well. On the technical side, 20 enables deduplication by DOI and PMCID as well as further integrates Web of Science citation report functions. Things to think about prior to upgrading:  ·      Make sure your computer is compatible. For PCs, EndNote 20 requires at least Windows 10 and Microsoft Word 2010. For Mac users, you’ll need at least OS 10.14 and Microsoft Word 2016. ·      Back up your library. While EndNote libraries are supposed to be forwards-compatible, it’s best to save a compressed version of your EndNote library before upgrading just in case. Head to File, then Compressed Library (.enlx) and modify the file name to include the date of the backup. Email this file to yourself. ·      Consider your collaborators and how you share. While libraries are forwards-compatible, they are no longer backwards compatible beyond X9.3. This means if you have 20 and your colleague has X8, they won’t be able to use the library you send them. When you decide to upgrade, EndNote 20 is available through the  ITS Software Library. If you’re on a managed machine, contact ITS to install the software. Check our calendar for upcoming workshops as well as the vendor’s EndNote 20 YouTube series.

New Online Exhibition on Medical Astrology

August 3, 2021 - 10:24am by Melissa Grafe

When people think of astrology today, they may conjure images of online horoscopes and celebrities casting birth charts as part of popular culture. Astrology has a much longer lineage, particularly connected to medicine and science. Medical astrology was widely practiced in Europe between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries. Part art, part science, it was integral to several fields of study, linking medicine to natural philosophy, mathematics, and astronomy, among others. In spring 2021, art historian Laura Phillips, Ph.D., Graduate School Alumni Fellow and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Medical Historical Library, engaged in a deep review of the Library’s collections to surface the surprising amount of material connecting astrology to many aspects of early modern life.  Visually stunning, medical astrology images provided a way for people to see and remember how their bodies fit into the larger cosmos, helping to situate their health in relationship to the universe.    Dr. Phillips photographed, curated, and authored a new online exhibition exploring the visual history of medical astrology in early-modern Europe. Featuring nearly 200 images from the Medical Historical Library’s collection, the exhibition tells the story of a controversial yet popular healing practice that “represented the epitome of exact science” for its time.  The exhibition is a deep delve into early modern astrology, including videos describing the use of volvelles in Peter Apian’s Astronomicum Caesareum (1540), multiple versions of the “Zodiac Man,” and a thorough description of how astrology was woven into astronomy, health, popular culture, and medicine. We invite you to explore Medical Astrology: Science, Art, and Influence in early-modern Europe.

Medical library resumes full operating hours Aug 1

August 1, 2021 - 4:26pm by Dana Haugh

The medical library resumed full operating hours on Sunday, August 1, 2021. After a year of operating with reduced building hours, we are excited to welcome Yale and YNHH ID holders back to the library during the following hours of service: Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - Midnight Friday: 7:30am - 10:00pm Saturday: 10:00am - 10:00pm Sunday: 10:00am - Midnight For upcoming exceptions and holiday closings, see our Hours page.  Additionally, The Cushing Center reopened to Yale and YNHH ID holders on August 1. Though guided tours are not available yet, we welcome you to explore the space on your own. Please visit this page for visiting hours and other guidance. Per Yale policy (updated 7/30/21), all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks indoors while on campus

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Resources

July 1, 2021 - 2:11pm by Dana Haugh

Recently we launched a new webpage that brings together medical-focused resources relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The page is located under the "Collections" tab and includes topics such as Race and Racism in Health Care, Disability Studies at Yale, LGBTQI+ Health, and the Women's Leadership Resource Library. Many of these resources are curated by medical librarians in partnership with various departments in the Yale medical center.  Visit the page If you have questions or ideas for other topics, please reach out to dana.haugh@yale.edu.

Overlooked Images of Medicine with Bert Hansen

May 3, 2021 - 4:44pm by Melissa Grafe

Explore The Bert Hansen Collection of Medicine and Public Health in Popular Graphic Art which includes over 1200 images and items produced between 1850 and 2010 with additional reference materials. The collection is a gift of historian Bert Hansen, Ph.D., whose goal was to document the visual record of medical practice and research and public health in America. This video was produced by the Consortium for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, of which Yale is a member. View the Bert Hansen Study Guide for additional information. Over a period of thirty years, Hansen selected materials produced for the general public (not medical or public health professionals) that use medical imagery as an accompaniment to news items, for advertisements, for political satire, or for decorative items that celebrate medical history. Items in the collection include magazines, prints, posters, film publicity materials, product brochures, and promotional materials.  Hansen also donated photocopied reference materials, such as newspapers, as part of this gift. The collection includes over 600 prints, including chromolithographs and wood engravings from 19th-century magazines like Harper’s Weekly, Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, Puck, Judge, and Scientific American on topics including Pasteur’s treatments for rabies, cholera, diphtheria, polio, tuberculosis, vaccinations, hospitals, mental asylums, unsafe foodstuffs, and public sanitation. There are numerous illustrations using medical imagery in political satire. All materials are available for use in the Historical Library reading room. Collection items are listed and described, using information from Bert Hansen’s database, in a finding aid available through Archives at Yale.

Introduction to LabArchives

April 28, 2021 - 10:31am by Dana Haugh

LabArchives is a cloud-based Electronic Lab Notebook to enable researchers to store, organize, and publish their research data. Special features include iOS and Android Apps, classroom integration, and support for funding agencies' data management plan requirements. LabArchives is free to use for Yale community members who have an active Yale email address. Learn more about LabArchives at the introductory session below. May 5, 2021 at 1pm Introduction to using LabArchives for Research at Yale Key features of LabArchives include: Ability to upload and store files including text, tables, images, spreadsheets, and attachments in their original format. Ability to create standard ELN formats and templates for your research group. Compatibility across multiple platforms, including mobile devices. Maintain all revisions of ELN entries. Note: LabArchives can currently only store low-risk data. Learn more about low, moderate and high risk data guidelines from Yale’s Cyber Security Team There are several online resources to help you get started: Support through LabArchives includes quick start guides, webinars, and video tutorials: https://help.labarchives.com/hc/en-us LabArchives offers personalized 30-minute training webinars at https://www.labarchives.com/webinars

EndNote Desktop: Sharing libraries and collaborating on research papers

April 20, 2021 - 1:39pm by Melissa Funaro

Ways to Share EndNote Desktop Library 1. EndNote X9 Group Sharing You can share your EndNote library (or groups) through EndNote Desktop Pros: Read/write access, easy Cons: The sharer can only share (sync) one library, the share-ee can have multiple libraries shared with them, make sure to finish syncing before closing the library, everyone needs to have an EndNote online account   2. Compress and send an EndNote library (or group) through email or Box Compress and send your library How to: File > Compressed Library (.enlx) Pros: PDFs can be included in the EndNote library Cons: X9.3 isn't backward compatible. If this happens send an RIS file but note, all Groups and Group Sets will be lost, changes made by one user won’t be reflected in other users’ files.   3. Send your EndNote library embedded within the Word Document you've been editing with EndNote. Your Word document contains a "Traveling Library" comprising all references cited using EndNote. This enables you to collaborate with your colleagues on the same document without having to have the same EndNote library. Pros: Easy Cons: No pdfs, metadata incomplete, required that everyone has EndNote Desktop   Ways to Collaborate on a Paper (Pros and Cons) 1. Microsoft Word or Google Docs One person makes the edits. One person has access to the EndNote library and has control over the master document.  All others collaborate on the manuscript, editing and marking where a reference goes (use author, year). The person with the master document uses the edited document to add the new references to EndNote and then references into the master document. Pros: less prone to error Cons: complicated   2. Google Docs Method There is no EndNote Cite While You Write tool available for Google Docs. Pros: Highly collaborative Cons: Complicated Directions: Highlight the references in EndNote Drag and drop the references into your Google Doc. This will create an unformatted citation, (it will have curly brackets { }). Alternatively, manually insert unformatted citations in the format {first authors surname, year #record number}. To see the record number, in EndNote, right click on the display fields shown in the middle panel and tick Record Number to add it to the display. When the manuscript is completed, download the Google Doc as a .docx file Open in Word Make sure you have a completed EndNote library from which the Word document will pull the references from. If you have people contributing from personal EndNote libraries, the library at the end needs to have all the references in it. If you don't have a copy, ask the person (people) to compress and email their citations. Turn on Instant Formatting. If the reference number don't match, Word will prompt you to clarify which reference you mean. Training and Support Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Classes Contact your librarian EndNote WebEx trainings EndNote Guide
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