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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

Log in to Embase through Ovid on the Library’s home page

Mobile Site for the Web of Knowledge

5 September 2012 - 10:31am by Lynn Sette

Access Web of Knowledge from anywhere at any time using your Web of Knowledge username and password.  There is no app to download or keep updated with this new mobile interface.

What do I need to install?

You do not need to install anything, simply use the Web browser on your mobile device to go to

How do I get a username and password?

You need to create a Web of Knowledge personalization account from an IP authenticated computer.  To register, go to Web of Knowledge on the Medical Library’s website (see Resources on the homepage) and click Sign-In.

Are all features available in the mobile version?

No. Most features are available, but the mobile version has the ability to search within individual products (Web of Science, Biosis, Inspec®, etc.) as well as the All Database Search. Other features include: sort, refine, email, add records to EndNote® Web, link to full text, OpenURL, view times cited counts, search history.

Can I view full text?

When using the mobile version, by IP authentication or username/password log in, your entitlements are the same as the full version.  It depends on the Medical Library’s subscriptions.

Will I automatically be IP authenticated if I am on campus?

If you are logged into the campus WiFi network and navigate to the mobile version, you will be able to view and use Web of Knowledge on your mobile device without entering your username & password. Alternatively, users can navigate to the full version and click “mobile version” in the upper right hand corner.

There are other Medical Library resources optimized for mobile devices.

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.

Last few days to view exhibit

13 March 2012 - 5:11pm by Lynn Sette

Exhibit Ending on June 18

Medicine in Shakespeare’s London is a new exhibit at the Medical Library and part of the campus-wide celebration of Shakespeare.  Shakespeare included many medical references in his plays, such as the plague, midwifery, herbals, astrological medicine, and surgery.   This exhibit will pick up on these themes and feature works in early anatomy, surgery, and botanicals from the Medical Historical Collection.

For more information,

Online Exhibition

NIH Clinical Research Trials and You

13 February 2012 - 12:03pm by Lynn Sette

NIH’s new website, NIH Clinical Research Trials and You, helps patients to learn more about clinical trials, why they matter, and how to participate.  From the first cure of a solid tumor with chemotherapy to the use of nitroglycerin in response to heart attacks, clinical research studies have played a vital role in improving health and quality of life for people around the globe.

Research has shown that among the greatest challenges to recruitment of volunteers is the lack of general knowledge about what trials involve, where they are carried out, and who may participate.

"This new, centralized resource will make it much easier for the public and health professionals to learn about clinical trials and how people can participate in them" states Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., NIH Director.

Clinicians can read about evidence-based strategies for talking with patients about trials, print audience-tested posters to help promote trials in clinics and offices, and find other educational materials.

Visitors to the website will find information about:

  • The basics of clinical trial participation
  • First hand experiences from actual clinical trial volunteers
  • Explanations from researchers
  • Links on how to search for a trial or enroll in a research matching program

30 Day Trial to JAMAevidence

10 February 2012 - 4:49pm by Lynn Sette

JAMAevidence - Using Evidence to Improve Care

Evidence-based medicine (EBM) integrates the best available evidence with clinical experience that allows clinicians to recommend, and their patients to make, informed choices consistent with their values. JAMAevidence helps decision makers identify the best available evidence by providing guides to the systematic consideration of the validity, importance, and applicability of claims about the assessment of health problems and the outcomes of health care.

Includes textbooks, useful tools, such as a glossary, calculators, worksheets, critical appraisal forms, information cycle forms, question wizards.  Take a site tour now!

African American History Month

6 February 2012 - 8:28pm by Lynn Sette

Health Disparities for Minority Populations

To celebrate African American History Month, the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), created this exhibit which discusses health disparities for minority populations in the U.S. and abroad, with a focus on AIDS.

On display in the Medical Library foyer until February 29.

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