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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.

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

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. 

African American History Month

6 February 2012 - 8:28pm by Lynn Sette

Health Disparities for Minority PopulationsTo 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.

Requesting Articles Gets Easier

11 January 2012 - 9:14pm by Lynn Sette

We will be updating authentication to the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan request system to CAS authentication on January 12th and 13th.  As a benefit, any reader who wishes to make a ILL request will be able to log into the system using their netid and password.  To facilitate the change, readers will not be able to make any borrowing requests from ILLiad on Thursday, January 12th and Friday, January 13th.  While it may not take both days to perform the changeover, Library IT will inform you if the system is up and running before the end of the day on Friday.Improvements include:Netid and password logon to ILLiadExisting users will have their history, current loans and outstanding requests available with the new credentialsNew users will have a more user-friendly registration procedure which carry over certain data elements associated with their NetID credentials.All users will have their department affiliations brought into the system based on their information with university Banner and Data Warehouse systems – similar to Voyager patron loads.Non-Yale affiliates with Interlibrary Loan privileges may still use their existing credentials to login (similar to option for NetID or Barcode logon for the ORBIS Place request interface)

Center for Science and Social Science Information

5 January 2012 - 11:24am by Lynn Sette

We are pleased to announce the opening of the new Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), a collaboration between the University Library and Information Technology Services (ITS). The Center is located on the concourse level of the Kline Biology Tower, 219 Prospect Street. To help our community of investigators, scholars, educators, and students keep pace with the most advanced practices in information technology, the Center offers an expanded array of services in a state-of-the-art facility, incorporating the Kline Science Library, the Social Science Library and the StatLab. This technology-rich environment was designed to increase access to digital information and support and to encourage greater collaboration and discourse.   The Center will host an Open House for the Yale Community on Wednesday, January 11 from 4-6 p.m., and we invite all community members to explore the facility and its services.  

A Busy Day in the Cushing Center

16 December 2011 - 5:46am by Lynn Sette

The Cushing Center is an exciting place.  One day in November, 3 groups were using the center simultaneously: a class of middle school students, visiting Medical School applicants, and a group in the conference room.  The photograph shows one of the many school groups we have toured this fall, this group is from Foote School.  Whether the group is here to further their studies on Phineas Gage or to learn about the functions of the left and right hemispheres and how they are used in writing, it is an exciting field trip for the class. We have also hosted lighting tours for Yale architectural students and college students furthering their studies of behavioral neuroscience. Some comments from the teachers: “Thank you so much for another great visit.   Our tours of the Cushing Center are invaluable ...  young minds are tapped and one never knows where such exposure will lead them....our future scientists, teachers, doctors, artists.” “I wish you could have joined us for the bus ride back to school today -- the brain talk was contagious. It was remarkable for me as an educator to see my students so excited about their learning, and I know they'll be riveted by Phineas Gage when we pick him back up tomorrow. Thanks for the amazing opportunity you provided for our kids.”

Oxford Medicine Online Trial through mid-February

2 December 2011 - 3:53pm by Lynn Sette

Try Oxford Medicine Online for access to handbooks, medical textbooks, and medical specialty libraries from Oxford University Press including such titles as the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, Oxford Psychiatry Library, and the Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Surgery.In addition to the full-text of the print counterpart, each resource contains all images and figures presented in full color and downloadable into PowerPoint, and links to references and further reading.
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