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ORCID: Connecting Research and Researchers

20 February 2014 - 3:26pm by Lynn Sette

Have a common name?  Or have you changed your name?  Or your institutional affiliation over your career? Now you can make your research easier to find.  ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) provides a universal, 16-digit unique identifier that links your publications/research activities to you.You will start to come across ORCID during publication activities like manuscript and grant submissions.  Register now to help insure that your work is associated with the correct person.orcid.org

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) BioSystems Database

28 October 2013 - 10:18am by Lynn Sette

A biosystem or biological system is a group of molecules that interact in a biological system. One type of biosystem is a biological pathway, which can consist of interacting genes, proteins, and small molecules. Another type of biosystem is a disease, which can involve components such as genes, biomarkers, and drugs. The NCBI BioSystems Database was developed to (1) serve as a centralized repository of data; (2) connect the biosystem records with associated literature, molecular, and chemical data throughout NLM’s Entrez system; and (3) facilitate computation on biosystems data. This is a remarkable resource for researchers interested in the biological sciences. Help is available in 4 areas: Using BioSystems. A great place to get started. The About area provides a nice introduction to the records contained within this database along with some great examples, such as "find the pathways in which a given gene or protein is involved" and "retrieve 3D structures for proteins involved in a biosystem." BioSystem Tools. Features primers on some very powerful statistical tools including FLink, which handles large quantities of input and output data. Other Resources. Includes links to other databases, such as PubChem and BioAssay. NCBI BioSystems Database Help.

Nursing at 90

19 September 2013 - 4:05pm by Lynn Sette

A celebration of the Yale School of Nursing Alumni. The exhibit highlights the contributions of the Nursing program and its graduates to Yale, the profession, and the world. Curated by Janene Batten with the help of Melissa Grafe.  On view in the Medical Library foyer until January 10, 2014. In addition, as part of the 90th Anniversary of the Yale School of Nursing the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library has digitized the large collection of historical YSN alumni newsletters, memorabilia, and class photos dating from 1926. The class photos speak for themselves, but as you will see, the alumni publications evolve in title and format, and provide a fascinating look into the school's equally proud and rich history. The newsletters cover the first years after the inaugural graduating class, and lead the reader through wars and peacetime, school relocations and new deans, societal changes and ideals, to the present-day YSN. There are currently 294 items in the collection.

Grant Forward

16 September 2013 - 12:39pm by Lynn Sette

Need funding?  Get acquainted with a new funding opportunities search engine, Grant Forward.  Use the Researcher Profiles feature to upload your research interests, publication history, and CV.The Profile feature will then search sources that match your interests and provide you with relevant funding opportunities.  You can edit, update, and export information in seconds.Create a user account to save favorites, set alerts, and access Grant Forward remotely. Sample results page

Clinical Evidence

16 August 2013 - 1:14pm by Lynn Sette

Clinical Evidence is an international database of high-quality, rigorously developed systematic overviews assessing the benefits and harms of treatments,  a suite of EBM resources.What is EBM?Simply put, evidence-based medicine (EBM) means applying current best evidence to clinical decision making.  In practice, this means integrating that evidence with individual clinical expertise and the needs and values of patients.Clinical Evidence(CE)summarizes the current state of knowledge - and uncertainty - about interventions used to prevent and treat important clinical conditions. CE does it by searching and appraising the literature to create rigorous systematic reviews of evidence on the benefits and harms of clinical interventions.Search CE by condition or topic.  Review the efficacy, GRADE evaluation of interventions, key points, latest guidelines, latest citations and systematic reviews.

New Medical Library Exhibits

22 July 2013 - 1:00pm by Lynn Sette

The Sexual Revolution and Movie Thrillers with Medical ThemesIn the Hallway8 Interesting ObjectsSelected from the Historical CollectionsIn the RotundaJoin us for a tour of the exhibiton Wednesday, July 31 at 12 noonWith Curator Susan WheelerSelections from the New Global Health CollectionIn the Foyer On view until September 15, 2013Please join us for a tour of the exhibits with Curator Susan Wheeler on Wednesday, July 31 at 12 noon.RSVP to Melissa Grafe 203-785-4354View our digital collections online

Scopus Tips

22 July 2013 - 12:09pm by Lynn Sette

Scopus is a large database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources. Broad coverage from Europe, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific region.  100% coverage of Medline titles.Searching1) Search for: main search window, enter topic to search2) Search items: pull-down menu allows search by item (author, language…) – can also use tabs3) Add search field: pull-down allows you to search by document type (article in press, letter, review)Try: carbohydrate metabolismSorting Options and refining Search Results:4) Refine:Limit to or exclude specific journals or authors5) Link to full Article: Click on Yale Links to link to the full article6) Display Abstract: Click the article title to show the details of the article including the abstract7) Sort Options:By default, search results are listed by year.  Click the topic headings, to sort by relevance, author, and journal8) Cited by: Click on the number to display articles citing that articleScopus is listed under Resources on our homepage, if you have additional questions contact your library liaison.

New Reading Room

16 April 2013 - 1:57pm by Lynn Sette

After a complete remodeling, the Medical Historical Library's office and new secure reading room is officially open.  Our new public hours will be from 10-noon, and 1-4:30, Monday through Friday.This project caps a larger Historical Library renovation, beginning several years ago with an overhaul of the Medical Historical locked stacks and work areas.  New environmental controls and security measures, movable stacks, and new work spaces including a preservation lab and photography area, were included in the first portion of the project, allowing the Library to properly store, protect, and work with the collections. The renovation of the Medical Historical Library office and the creation of a new secure reading room next to the office continues this work, with new security and environmental controls and a redesigned office.The Medical Library wishes to thank the School of Medicine, Christie Day, John Gallagher, former Preservation Librarian Sarah McGlynn, and others that made this a reality.  Please stop in to see our new space!  We welcomed our first user, a graduate student in the History of Medicine program, before the tags were even off the chairs.

Clinical Key

2 April 2013 - 11:51am by Lynn Sette

A Great New Resource to Try!ClinicalKey includes all of this and more:Medical and Surgical Clinics of North AmericaFirst Consult point-of-care clinical monographsProcedures Consult content and associated videosClinical Pharmacology drug monographsMore medical and surgical journals and booksAnd over 9,000 medical and surgical videosHere’s how to use it:Add your topic in the search box; see the results in the center column.Use the left column to sort by study type, e.g. systematic reviews, date, specialty, and content type (journals, books, guideline etc.).Use the Clinical Summary (right column) to preview information on the topic.If you register, you can save your searches, flag articles to read later, and use other special features.Find ClinicalKey under Resources on the Library’s home page.

Is your NIH funding in jeopardy?

13 March 2013 - 12:27pm by Lynn Sette

The latest news from NIH :For non-competing continuation grant awards with a start date of July 1, 2013 or beyond:NIH will delay processing of an award if publications arising from it are not in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy (stating that final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts must be submitted to the public digital archive PubMed Central)Investigators will need to use My NCBI’s My Bibliography to complete the publication section in progress reports.The Library has created a guide and there are tutorials and training materials on the NIH website.The Library is also poised and ready to support you in the compliance process.  Contact your librarian for personal assistance.  July 1st is only a few months away.
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