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ORCID: Connecting Research and Researchers

February 20, 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

October 28, 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

September 19, 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

September 16, 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

August 16, 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

July 22, 2013 - 1:00pm by Lynn Sette

The Sexual Revolution and Movie Thrillers with Medical Themes In the Hallway 8 Interesting Objects Selected from the Historical Collections In the Rotunda Join us for a tour of the exhibiton Wednesday, July 31 at 12 noon With Curator Susan Wheeler Selections from the New Global Health Collection In the Foyer   On view until September 15, 2013 Please join us for a tour of the exhibits with Curator Susan Wheeler on Wednesday, July 31 at 12 noon. RSVP to Melissa Grafe 203-785-4354 View our digital collections online

New Reading Room

April 16, 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

April 2, 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.

Together, We Remember

February 15, 2013 - 2:36pm by Lynn Sette

Stop in the library to see Together, We Remember, an exhibit to commemorate Black History Month prepared by the Student Medical Association.  This special exhibit examines how slaves became health care workers, covering slave medicine to the established Contraband Hospital:Slave Medicine focuses on how slaves would tend to their own medical issues using many herbal remedies that have influences from many different parts of Africa.The transition to the Contraband Hospital and the creation of the first several houses where "contraband" (i.e. slaves that either escaped or were freed in the chaos of the war) were treated for medical issues. The focus is on the Elisha Miller house in Alexandria which was one of the first such medical places built by the union army to treat the "contraband".The Contraband Hospital and the people that had an important role in the hospital including the various African American surgeons that staffed the hospital.

Clinical Trial Information

January 9, 2013 - 11:05am by Lynn Sette

ClinicalTrials.gov ClinicalTrials.gov is a web-based resource that provides publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants on a wide range of diseases and conditions conducted around the world.  ClinicalTrials.gov currently lists over 138,000 studies with locations in all 50 states and in 182 countries. What Information can I find? Current and completed studies. Each disease or condition entry contains the title, design of the study, intervention, eligibility criteria, location and contact information. Also, some studies include results information. Provide information to patients about clinical trials. Find out how to register your study, submit and maintain study records, enter summary information, protocols and results. What can I do on this site? Find and view clinical trials Learn more about clinical research Manage study records Learn how to read a study record Download content for analysis National Cancer Institute - Clinical Trials Search the National Cancer Institute’s list of clinical trials, 8,000 currently recruiting and 19,000 closed trials, browse recent clinical trial results by type of cancer or topic, and find information for investigators and research teams about conducting clinical trials.  Also, includes finding and understanding cancer statistics and statistical tools and data for researchers. Read NCI in the News, NCI Highlights or set-up a RSS feed to keep up-to-date.
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