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BYOM* Study Break

5 December 2012 - 1:27pm by Lynn Sette

BYOM* Study BreakIn the Foyer of the Medical LibraryToday from 2:00 to 3:30*Bring your own mug to enjoy a hot beverage and sweet treats!Brought to you by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations 

Database Reloads and Updating

28 November 2012 - 2:06pm by Lynn Sette

Annually at this time of year, database producers including the National Library of Medicine update their databases with new subject headings.What does this mean for you?It means the database will not be updated until the reload is complete, also if you receive an alerting update for newly added citations, it will stop temporarily.This maintenance usually takes only 1-2 weeks.  Call us if you have any questions 203-737-4065.

GIDEON

12 November 2012 - 2:58pm by Lynn Sette

A global infectious disease database designed to assist in diagnosing infectious diseases and staying current on the latest trends in epidemiology and treatment. Used for diagnosis and reference in the field of tropical and infectious diseases, epidemiology, microbiology and antimicrobial chemotherapy. GIDEON has 3 modules: Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, and Occupational Toxicology.

POPLINE

26 October 2012 - 1:42pm by Lynn Sette

Need information on population, family planning or reproductive health and development? Popline is a comprehensive international resource on these topics plus research in contraceptive methods, family planning services, research in human fertility, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS in developing countries, program operations and evaluation, demography, and other related health, law, and policy issues.  POPLINE helps program managers, policy makers, and service providers in low-resource countries and in development-supportive agencies and organizations gain access to the population literature.  POPLINE includes journal articles and other scientific, technical, and programmatic publications as well as unpublished documents and project reports (gray literature). The majority of items are published from 1970 to the present, however, there are selected citations dating back to 1827. What's New The Journal of Development Effectiveness publishes papers reporting evidence of impact of development interventions.  The September 2012 special issue highlights why systematic reviews should be an important component of evidence-informed development policy and practice. POPLINE includes these articles from the September 2012 issue: Why do we care about evidence synthesis? An introduction to the special issue on systematic reviews. How to do a good systematic review of effects in international development: a tool kit. Systematic reviews: from 'bare bones' reviews to policy relevance. Narrative approaches to systematic review and synthesis of evidence for international development policy and practice.  

The Cochrane Library: New Search Interface

24 September 2012 - 1:01pm by Lynn Sette

Users will see major changes to the layout of search pages of the Cochrane Library and can now use a new range of search features including: Updated display of search resultsAbility to view search terms and results on the same pageAbility to insert lines and add one search to anotherImproved MeSH look-up featureHover-over Tool Tips giving a brief explanation of the functionsAuto-suggest features within both basic and MeSH search functionsAll previously saved searches will be transferred onto the new search platform, with no action required.For help with the new interface, try the Cochrane Library Tour.

The New Haven Green: Heart of a City

13 September 2012 - 1:10pm by Lynn Sette

Beaumont Medical Club LectureSeptember 14, 2012 5:00 p.m.Historical Library, Cushing/Whitney Medical LibraryThe New Haven Green: Heart of a Cityby Ms. Karyl EvansProducer and DirectorKaryl Evans is a documentary film maker whose work has been recognized with five Emmy awards.  Ms. Evans’ recent films have dealt with Connecticut history and include films about African-Americans in Connecticut, the Amistad revolt, and the Grove Street Cemetery.  She was the producer and director of the recent film celebrating the 200th anniversary of Yale School of Medicine.  Her presentation to the Beaumont club will be a discussion and a screening of her most recent film, a history of the New Haven Green.Ms. Evans is an Associate Fellow of Jonathan Edwards College and a member of the Beaumont Medical Club.                  Tea will be served at 4:30 in the Beaumont Room

Embase Available from the Medical Library

12 September 2012 - 12:26pm by Lynn Sette

Embase delivers comprehensive and authoritative information from more than 7,600 peer-reviewed journals.  Core strengths of Embase include in-depth information on drug development or use, toxicology and adverse drug reactions, the development and use of medical devices, evidence based medicine, pharmacoeconomics plus the international biomedical literature from 1947 to the present. Embase can help you to: Efficiently and comprehensively locate information required to support Evidence Based Medicine and deliver systematic reviews of the literature. Discover biomolecular disease mechanisms Advance new drug discovery and development Determine the status and progress of clinical research Comply with legislation and regulations for drug safety and pharmacovigilance Study precise drug information, including, adverse events, comparisons and therapy

The Encyclopedia of Biostatistics Now Online

27 April 2012 - 2:49pm by Lynn Sette

The Encyclopedia of Biostatistics offers support to scientists, practitioners and policy makers in the development and use of statistical methods for addressing the problems and critical issues in the life and medical sciences. This new edition will find widespread application in basic medical science; the planning, financing and distribution of health care; and the measurement of health care status and progress in the population. Key topics are now completely up to date and comprehensive. Among the areas receiving increased attention are Bayesian methodology and applications, and modeling the spread of infectious diseases and the development of epidemics. In addition the Encyclopedia now includes many contributions that focus on the rapid growth of bioinformatics and its pivotal role in studying the human genome. Give the Encyclopedia of Biostatistics a try.  If you find it is a useful resource, let your liaison or personal librarian know. 

Yale Students Going Global

27 April 2012 - 2:26pm by Lynn Sette

New Exhibit on display in the Library foyer April 23 – June 18 2012 The Office of International Medical Student Education(OIMSE) OIMSE, established in 2006 by Deans Richard Belitsky and Robert Alpern, facilitates opportunities for medical students to experience medicine as it is practiced throughout the world and to enrich the learning environment at Yale School of Medicine by providing opportunities for students from international schools to participate in clinical electives. Yale Medical Students Medical students in their final year have the opportunity to participate in clinical clerkships abroad. Also, Yale School of Medicine and other professional schools offer courses and electives in global health. Visiting Medical Student Elective Program OIMSE supports a robust Visiting International Student Elective Program for international students coming to Yale to do clinical electives. The program receives between 450 and 500 applications a year, and accepts about 80 students. Why does one journey into the mountains of Peru? By Hale Season, YSM 2012 Three weeks ago I didn’t even know that I’d be anywhere other than New Haven this July, and yet here I am 50 miles west of Central America headed for Lima.  I had known that I had wanted to go to South America for an international experience sometime this year – after 15+ years of Spanish classes, I really wanted to immerse myself in the language – but I didn’t think when I interviewed in June that anything would happen before the Spring at the very earliest.  As luck would have it, however, there was a mission trip going to the impoverished mountains of Peru for the second week of July, and I was invited.  It was truly quite exciting - 3 weeks ago I was told that if I could wing the arrangements and clear my schedule, I would be in the middle of nowhere just that quickly. Read more… For more information, visit the Office of International Medical Student Education.
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