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Supply drive for mothers this week, sponsored by YSM students

April 12, 2016 - 9:39am by Andy Hickner

Maybe you've noticed a donation box in the library lobby.  YSM students involved with AMWA (American Medical Women's Association) & ACOG (American College of Obstetrician's & Gynecologists) District I are gathering supplies for 2 organizations that provide supplies for survivors of domestic violence and other underserved women: The Women's Health Resource Center (NH) and The Women's Center of Rhode Island.   The Women's Resource Center would like diapers & wipes, which are essential supplies for mothers' health.  The Women's Center of RI would like: Toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, etc) Women's and infant's clothing & supplies (socks, winter boots, baby lotion) Cleaning supplies (dish soap, sponges, laundry detergent) Used cell phones to refurbish and give to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.  The supply drive runs this week, Monday through Friday. 

Study space restrictions, week of April 4

April 4, 2016 - 12:56pm by Andy Hickner

(by Katie Hart) The Medical Library spaces are heavily booked this week. The Historical Library will be closed at some point almost every day, and the Morse Reading Room will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Study space in other parts of the library will be at a premium. Also, a brief reminder that Wednesday is the Annual Associates Lecture. Here are a list of the closing times for our spaces: Monday, 4/4:  Historical Library,  3-7pm, “The Emperor’s New Genes: Science, Race, Justice, and the Allure of Objectivity” Lecture sponsored by HSHM and the office of the Provost  Tuesday 4/5:  Historical Library, 4:30-5:30pm, Class Wednesday 4/6:  Historical Library, 2-7pm,  Associates Lecture Morse Reading Room, 3-8pm, Associates Reception Thursday 4/7: Historical Library, 9-11:30, Second Look groups Morse Reading Room, 12:30-3:30pm, Second Look speed meetings with faculty Friday 4/8:  Historical Library, 9:30-11:30am, Dean’s office  Historical Library, 12-3pm, Wellness Project Seminar “Cultivating Resilience in the Face of Burnout” 

#HappyBirthdayHarvey Instagram Challenge from @YaleMedHistLib

March 28, 2016 - 2:35pm by Andy Hickner

(by Charlotte Abney Solomon, Medical Historical Library) In celebration of Harvey Cushing's birthday and our 75th Anniversary Year, the Medical Historical Library invites all Instagram users visiting the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library at Yale to share their best photos taken here! Enter the contest by posting photos that are publicly visible on Instagram and tag them with our hashtag #HappyBirthdayHarvey and our account, @yalemedhistlib. One winner in each contest category will receive a prize package (listed below) and have their photo included in our new exhibit, Life of the Library, opening next week in the Foyer of the Medical Library. Photos must be taken, tagged #HappyBirthdayHarvey and @yalemedhistlib, and posted between midnight on April 1, 2016 and noon on April 8, 2016. A team of judges from the Medical Historical Library staff will select the winners. Winners will be notified and the winning photos announced and reposted through our account on Friday afternoon. Winners will be invited to directly submit the highest-resolution copy of the image they have available for inclusion in the exhibit. Prize Categories Judges’ Favorite Instagram: Best photo overall Prize package: An extended private tour of the Cushing Center with photographer and Cushing Center Coordinator Terry Dagradi, for up to six people, arranged by appointment; photo included, and featured as the overall winner, in the Life of the Library exhibit; and Library travel mug gift pack. Brainiest Instagram: Best photo taken in the Cushing Center Prize package: A private showing of a selection of important rare books of science and medicine in the Medical Historical Library collections with Historical Librarian Melissa Grafe, Ph.D., for up to four people, on a theme of your choice and arranged by appointment; photo included in the Life of the Library exhibit; and Library travel mug gift pack. Happiest Birthday Instagram: Best selfie or other photo including an image of Harvey Cushing or the words “Happy Birthday Harvey” Prize package: A copy of Harvey Cushing: A Biography; photo included in the Life of the Library exhibit; and Library travel mug gift pack. Most Collectible Instagram: Best photo taken of an image, book, or other item in any CWML current or historical collections Prize package: A custom-made poster of any image of your choice from the CWML collections; photo included in the Life of the Library exhibit; and Library travel mug gift pack. Most Studious Instagram: Best photo taken while studying in the library Prize package: A copy of Medicine at Yale: The First 200 Years; photo included in the Life of the Library exhibit; and Library travel mug gift pack. Most Helpful Instagram: Best photo with library staff Prize package: A custom-made poster of any image of your choice from the CWML collections; photo included in the Life of the Library exhibit; and Library travel mug gift pack. Best Staff & Family Member Instagram: Best photo taken by CWML staff or staff family member. (CWML staff and family members are not eligible for any other categories.) Prize: Baked treats for the winner's office on a date of your choosing. Rules for submission The contest is open to anyone visiting the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library between April 1- April 8, 2016. CWML staff members and their families are only eligible to enter the Staff & Family Member category. Photos must be original and have been taken and posted by the entrant between midnight on April 1, 2016 and noon on April 8, 2016. Photos must be posted, tagged, and publicly visible within this time period to be eligible. Post photos on Instagram and use the hashtag #HappyBirthdayHarvey and the account @yalemedhistlib. By submitting to this contest, you consent to the following:  I grant to Yale University (“Yale”) and the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library the right to copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, exhibit, display, edit, or otherwise use my photograph, my name, and biographical information for educational, promotional, or other purposes that support Yale’s mission. I understand that these rights are granted to Yale and may be used in whole or in part without compensation. I affirm that the subjects in my photo have agreed that their likenesses may be used with the terms and conditions of this contest as listed above.

Librarians at Yale-New Haven Hospital on March 22

March 16, 2016 - 5:22pm by Andy Hickner

Medical Librarians will be available on Tuesday, March 22, from 9:30 am- 2:00 pm, on the second floor of Yale-New Haven Hospital, above the atrium, to show you the most recent online information resources including useful mobile apps.  They will also be highlighting a new clinical decision support tool, DynaMed Plus, which is currently located in EPIC and on the clinical work station.  Please stop by to ask questions about what the library can offer you to help support your clinical work, research and education/teaching needs.

One month trial of PsycEXTRA, a grey literature database

March 16, 2016 - 9:47am by Andy Hickner

The Library has a one month trial to PsycEXTRA, a grey literature database. PsycEXTRA, produced by the American Psychological Association, is the premier resource for gray literature relating to behavioral sciences, ethics, health, psychology, and social sciences. It proactively uncovers and presents new developments and research in these disciplines and allows behavioral science researchers to go beyond traditional peer-reviewed materials and locate research before it appears in published journals and books. When combined with conventional research materials, this database allows users to gain vital insight across these disciplines. Document types in this database include hard to find materials such as amicus briefs; bibliographies; blogs; brochures; clinical trials; conference materials; consumer brochures; curricula; data; directories; dissertations; fact sheets; government reports; grants; guidelines; interviews; legal testimony; legislation; magazines and periodicals; monographs; multimedia; newsletters; newspapers; oral histories; patents; patient-oriented fact sheets and brochures; policy statements; press releases; reports; speeches; standards; technical and annual reports; testimonies; theses; and web articles. This database includes international materials from countries such as Australia, Canada, Ireland, Latvia, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, as well as organizations such as academic and research institutions; foundations; the military; national, state and regional psychological associations; federal and state agencies; and international organizations such as the United Nations and World Health Organization. Updated biweekly, this database includes records for items published from 1825 to the present, none of which overlap with PsycINFO. Users can browse this database by topic, year, author, document type, or content owner; can search it by content owner, keywords, author names; and publication titles; or can use the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms to navigate their way through the database. We ask users to explore this resource and to send any feedback to your departmental or personal librarian. The trial runs through April 13.

More publishers now requiring ORCID iDs

March 4, 2016 - 2:15pm by Andy Hickner

In January 2016, ORCID announced that a number of publishers - eLife, PLOS, the Royal Society, IEEE, AGU, EMBO, and Science - plan to require submitting authors to register for and provide ORCID IDs.   In its own words, ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. ORCID is unique in its ability to reach across disciplines, research sectors and national boundaries. It is a hub that connects researchers and research through the embedding of ORCID identifiers in key workflows, such as research profile maintenance, manuscript submissions, grant applications, and patent applications.   ORCID provides two core functions: (1) a registry to obtain a unique identifier and manage a record of activities, and (2) APIs that support system-to-system communication and authentication. As ORCID puts it, Benefits for researchers, in addition to improved discoverability of their works, include single sign-on across journals and streamlined data entry.  The recent launch of Crossref’s auto-update functionality means that researchers can opt to have their ORCID record automatically updated when their papers are published, which in turn means that university and other systems can receive updates directly and reduce reporting burden on researchers. To learn more about the benefits of ORCID and how to get started, contact your departmental librarian. 
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