3 new articles on scholarly publishing you ought to read

23 March 2017 - 3:16pm by Andy Hickner

The latest issue of The Economist includes 3 articles focused on issues you should be aware of as you seek to publish your research. "Assessing the Importance of Scientific Work" discusses the development of altmetrics and profiles 2 companies working in the field. "The Findings of Medical Research are Disseminated Too Slowly" looks at how the old model of scientific research locked up behind paywalls is changing, as funders such as the Gates Foundation begin to require its grantees to make their work freely available to the public. "The Shackles of Scientific Journals, and How to Cast them Off" outlines the problems with the old model of scientific publishing, which results in profits for journal publishers to the detriment of the scientific enterprise and to the general public, as well as additional solutions including open access repositories and more transparent peer review.

These are quick reads, and we encourage our researchers to spend the less than 10 minutes it takes to skim them. We thank Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC, for drawing our attention to these articles. 

If you are a researcher, check out our Research Impact guide to learn how to use altmetrics and other tools to help you tell the story of *your* research impact. 

Cushing/Whitney Medical Library celebrates National Public Health Week

15 March 2017 - 4:46pm by Kate Nyhan

National Public Health Week logo

The first week of April is National Public Health Week. Here at the medical library, we’re teaching literature searching workshops with a public health theme – every day! Check out our April calendar to see all our National Public Health Week Edition workshops, or click on these links to register. Everyone is welcome! And don't forget that you can also celebrate National Public Health Week, and win prizes, with the #SteppingOutAtYale #1BillionSteps Challenge!

Hands-on PubMed – National Public Health Week Edition

Searching MEDLINE on the OVID Platform – National Public Health Week Edition

Searching for Geospatial Literature – National Public Health Week Edition

Managing your References with Refworks – National Public Health Week Edition

Finding Health Statistics – National Public Health Week Edition

A big thank you to the medical librarians of the Research and Education Department, who are thoughtfully planning these workshops with public health research in mind. Thanks also to the Sewell Fund for helping public health librarians like me start participating in the American Public Health Association, the moving spirit behind National Public Health Week. 

Kate Nyhan, research and education librarian for public health

Yale School of Nursing jumps in USNWR rankings

14 March 2017 - 11:40am by Andy Hickner

In the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, Yale School of Nursing (YSN) has risen 13 places to number 6 in the overall rankings, and is now ranked number 8 in its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.  Congratulations to our colleagues at YSN!  Click here to read more about how YSN performed in the USNWR rankings. 

Musical Revue

2 March 2017 - 4:38pm by Katie Hart

Friday, April 7 at 12:00 pm, Historical Library
Cushing/Whitney Medical Library

Come to the Medical Historical Library for a live musical revue of selections from our exhibit “Yale Medicine Goes to War, 1917.” Bring your lunches and enjoy the medically themed ballads and marches inspired by the nation’s entrance into World War I. Songs will be performed by library and development staff members, and doctors from the Medical School. Join us!



69th Annual Lecture of the Associates of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library

13 February 2017 - 2:58pm by Katie Hart

Please join us for the 69th Annual Lecture of the Associates of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library.

March 29th, 2017 at 4:00pm
Reception to follow.

“HIV/AIDS from A(labama) to Z(ambia): Research and response since 1981”

Sten H. Vermund, M.D., Ph.D. 
Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health
Dean of Public Health
Professor of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine


Love Your Data Week -- celebrate with us!

8 February 2017 - 6:25pm by Kate Nyhan

Love Your Data week is coming! Libraries at Yale are celebrating this international event to help researchers take better care of their data. 

#LoveYourData events at Cushing/Whitney Medical Library

Data Horror Stories -- Brown Bag Lunch, 2/13/2017
Some cases are good examples; others are horrible warnings. Share your experience with data disasters over lunch on Monday. Click here for more details and registration (encouraged but not required).

Data Valentines -- 2/15/2017
On Tuesday you'll celebrated your loved ones; on Wednesday, you can celebrate your loved ones and zeroes! Create a Valentine to the dataset of your choice. Maybe you and your dataset have been growing together for many years, or maybe you're in the first flush of exploring your data's documentation and variables. If you love your data, tell us about it! Click here for more details and registration (encouraged but not required).

Cushing Center Tour: The Cushing Tumor Registry as a Live Dataset -- 2/17/2017
You may have seen the Cushing Center, with brains, photographs and more -- but have you heard the story of how the collection came to be, how some samples, photographs, and other metadata survived until the twenty-first century, and how researchers are still using these samples today? Join Cushing Center Coordinator Terry Dagradi and Research and Education Librarian Kate Nyhan to discuss the continuing life of this extraordinary collection -- and how lucky we are that the collection has survived intact for so long. Click here for more details and registration (encouraged but not required).

More #LoveYourData events at Yale

Check out more events celebrating Love Your Data week! From a workshop on data documentation to an emulation station where you can try out a live demo of '90s games, there's something for everyone. Follow along with #LYD17 and #loveyourdata on Twitter, too!

Want more information? Contact librarian Kate Nyhan, and check out Yale's guides to research data management and research data support.

Color Our Collections Week - 2017!

7 February 2017 - 11:27am by Kelly Perry

Just in case you missed our #ColorOurCollections week, fear not!  We've got you covered.

Following the lead of the New York Academy of Medicine (please visit their website, which includes not only the CWML, but several other examples of coloring pages by numerous other libraries, museums, and universities), we have rendered some of our digital images into coloring pages.


To see our examples from this year and last, please click on the following links:

The 2017 Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Coloring Book.
The 2016 Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Coloring Book.


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