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Requesting Medical Historical rare books and materials online

July 24, 2015 - 11:48am by Andy Hickner

(By Melissa Grafe) You can now request locked Medical Historical Library books through Orbis, instead of emailing staff at the Historical Library.  Please do this when you want access to our locked stacks materials, for use in our Historical Library Office/reading room, or any events, sessions, or classes that you may be holding.  For classes or other events, please email Melissa Grafe at melissa.grafe@yale.edu to discuss scheduling and support. From Orbis, in the Holdings area: The first time you “Request for Use in the Medical Historical Library,”  you will be prompted to register, unless you’ve already registered as a patron at Beinecke or Manuscripts and Archives.  After that, the information will automatically populate in the form. Just put in what date you are planning to come to the Medical Historical Office to view the materials, and Submit the request!   We may have to take your photograph and check your Yale ID, even if we know you, as part of joining this system with Beinecke/Manuscripts and Archives and updated security protocols. Within the next few months we will expand the ability to request materials from the Medical Historical Library’s finding aids, which you can discover in the Yale Finding Aid database. The finding aids are lists, usually down to the folder level, from our archival collections, including the papers of doctors, our medically themed sheet music collection, and the William Van Duyn tobacco advertising collection.

New point of care tool: DynaMed Plus

July 9, 2015 - 10:38am by Andy Hickner

Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital now have access to DynaMed Plus, which allows you to get answers to your clinical questions fast.  This clinical information resource is written by physicians, and features a rigorous evidence-based editorial process which provides synthesized information and objective analysis to answer your clinical questions quickly and easily. DynaMed Plus features:  Overviews and recommendations Thousands of graphics and images Precise search results Expert reviewers Specialty content Mobile access Micromedex Clinical Knowledge Suite drug content  For questions about this new product, please contact your librarian.

Ovid Personal and proxy server accounts briefly unavailable tomorrow, June 22

June 16, 2015 - 9:18am by Andy Hickner

The Ovid Personal Edition System and the Proxy server account pages will be down tomorrow morning (Tuesday, June 22)  at 7:15 and will be unavailable until 7:45.  During this time, users will be temporarily unable to request a proxy account or password reminder.  Access to Ovid Personal login will also be unavailable.  

Medical Historical Librarian profiled in Yale Medicine

June 5, 2015 - 1:26pm by Andy Hickner

Medical Historical Librarian Melissa Grafe is featured in the latest issue of Yale Medicine:  Now, Grafe pursues her interests in medical education and the history of medicine at work every day. As director of the Medical Historical Library, she helps students and scholars navigate its collections, housed within the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library. She curates exhibits that showcase materials from the library’s more than 140,000 volumes, as well as thousands of manuscripts, drawings, prints, incunabula, and other items spanning every era of medical history. Recent exhibits range from the 16th-century anatomical drawings of Vesalius, some of which incorporate an ingenious lift-the-flap design not unlike what we see in children’s books today, to 1970s-era Technicolor posters highlighting the dangers of excessive drinking. Read more here. 

Cushing Center featured in Atlas Obscura

May 18, 2015 - 5:20pm by Andy Hickner

On May 30, the Cushing Center will be one of the destinations for Obscura Day.  Obscura Day will include "more than 150 events in 39 states and 25 countries, all on a single day, and all designed to celebrate the world's most curious and awe-inspiring places."  Other Obscura Day destinations will include the ghost towns of Chernobyl, Mayan ruins in Mexico, and Pasadena's Bunny Museum, to name just a few. A recent article published by Atlas Obscura features some newly digitized images from the Cushing Tumor Registry:  http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/cushing-tumor-registry-cushing-whitney-medical-library

2013-2014 Annual Report now online

May 7, 2015 - 1:23pm by Andy Hickner

(by John Gallagher, Interim Director) On behalf of the staff of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, I’m honored to present this year’s Annual Report. Whether supporting the clinical, research, or educational goals of users, the Library seeks to be an essential and valued research partner. This report highlights a wide range of activities and accomplishments, including: The diverse roles librarians have played in the clinical setting A 10% increase in the University’s overall compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy, thanks in part to Library support The acquisition or licensing of new resources and collections Librarian assistance with videos for the new Yale School of Medicine (YSM) flipped curriculum A systematic review service supporting the publication of many articles, several of which listed librarians as coauthors The Library’s formal designation as a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre Delivery of Library services, resources, and expertise to Yale School of Nursing (YSN)’s new home on West Campus Facility upgrades in study spaces provided by the Library Record use of the Library’s world-class historical collections in classes, exhibits, and research The addition of Finn, a therapy dog, who visited the Library most Fridays And more! All of us at the Medical Library share a deep sense of pride in this year’s accomplishments, and it is with optimism and enthusiasm that we look forward to supporting and serving our users in the coming year.
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