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Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5

4 November 2013 - 4:54pm by Mark Gentry

The new edition of the DSM-5 is now available via PsychiatryOnline.   

Also, use Orbisto find the online book or the print copy in the Medical Library.

The Medical Library has a print copy in the Reserve Room Ref 21 RC455.2 C4 D536 2013.  The Yale School of Nursing also has a copy in the Commons for nursing students shelved under RC455.2 C4 D536 2013.

If you need assistance locating or using DSM-5, please contact your personal or liaison librarian.

FirstConsult: point-of-care App for your iPhone or iPad

1 November 2013 - 12:07pm by Mark Gentry

First Consult, a point-of-care resource included in the popular ClinicalKey online resource, is availble for mobile download to Apple iOS devices. First Consult is a clinical decision support resource that leverages evidence-based medical information to provide clinicians, librarians and others with the easy access to the latest on evaluation, diagnosis, clinical management, prognosis and prevention. No data connection is needed to access the mobile version after the initial download.  You will need to register for a personal account on ClinicalKey.  Details on the First Consult App are available on the Mobile Device Applications page

UpToDate Anywhere

13 October 2013 - 11:15pm by Mark Gentry

Uptodate Anywhere

The UpToDate Anywhere mobile app is available for Apple iOS, Android and Windows 8 phones and tablets.  Free individual access is available to all affiliates of Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital.  Initial registration must be done either on the network or from a remote connection to Yale or YNHH.  Individual login also allows accumulation of free CME/CE credits gained by reading UTD topics.  An Internet connection is required to use UpToDate Anywhere.  In order to keep your individual account active, logon to your account from a Yale or YNHH computer (or remote connection) at least once every 30 days.

Consult the mobile device page for more information on UpToDate Anywhere app.

UpToDate is linked from EPIC along with two other popular resources AccessMedicine and Micromedex.  By linking your individual account withUpToDate with your EPIC ID you can accumulate CME whenever you access UpToDate from within EPIC.  For details on UpToDate in Epic ...

James Rothman, 2013 Nobel Prize Winner

7 October 2013 - 12:58pm by Mark Gentry

James E. Rothman, ’71 B.S., the Fergus F. Wallace Professor of Biomedical Sciences, and professor and chair of the Department of Cell Biology at Yale University, was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on how molecular messages are transmitted inside and outside of our cells, the Royal Swedish National Academy announced today (Oct.7). Rothman, who is also professor of chemistry at Yale, shares the prize with Randy Schekman of the University of California, Berkeley and Thomas Südhof of Stanford University.

See the YaleNews item for more information on James Rothman and his research.

To learn more about Rothman’s research and to see the impact of his scientific discoveries, follow the articles links below:

Sollner, T., Whiteheart, S. W., Brunner, M., Erdjument-Bromage, H., Geromanos, S., Tempst, P., & Rothman, J. E. (1993). SNAP receptors implicated in vesicle targeting and fusion. Nature, 362(6418), 318-324.  Cited 1745 times in Scopus.

Rothman, J. E. (1994). Mechanisms of intracellular protein transport. Nature, 372(6501), 55-63.  Cited 1671 times in Scopus.

Weber, T., Zemelman, B. V., McNew, J. A., Westermann, B., Gmachl, M., Parlati, F.,Rothman, J. E. (1998). SNAREpins: Minimal machinery for membrane fusion. Cell, 92(6), 759-772. Cited 1430 times in Scopus.

Sollner, T., Bennett, M. K., Whiteheart, S. W., Scheller, R. H., & Rothman, J. E. (1993). A protein assembly-disassembly pathway in vitro that may correspond to sequential steps of synaptic vesicle docking, activation, and fusion. Cell, 75(3), 409-418.  Cited 1065 times in Scopus.

Miesenbock, G., De Angelis, D. A., & Rothman, J. E. (1998). Visualizing secretion and synaptic transmission with pH-sensitive green fluorescent proteins. Nature, 394(6689), 192-195. Cited 946 times in Scopus.

Rothman, J. E., & Wieland, F. T. (1996). Protein sorting by transport vesicles. Science, 272(5259), 227-234. Cited 898 times in Scopus.

Book Group Study Rooms on your Own

15 May 2013 - 10:00am by Mark Gentry

E24 Lounge, E24A & E24B in the Betsey Cushing Whitney Group Study Center can now be booked through an online reservation system. 

·       Rooms are for the use of two or more persons

·       Book a room for up to FOUR consecutive hours; eight hours total per person per day

·       Book up to EIGHT weeks in advance

Reserve a room in the Group Study Center

Conference Rooms near the library entrance and the Cushing Center Conference Room are also available for use although they can not be reserved through this system.  Please visit our Places to Study and Collaborate page for details on all study spaces and rooms.

Award winning film "Twero: The Road to Health" Showing on Nov. 5th

27 October 2012 - 6:32pm by Mark Gentry

Don't miss the chance to view this film by 2012 Yale School of Medicine graduate Michael Otremba, MD.  This documentary follows a Ugandan journalist who investigates how patients often must seek care outside of an underfunded and overburdened public system. Desperate for help, patients are turning to an unregulated private health sector, where services are accessible, but at a significant cost. When patients cannot pay
their medical bills, doctors are resorting to imprisoning them.  Dr. Otremba, currently a Postdoctoral Associate at the Yale School of Medicine,  received the "Innovative Learning through Electronic Theses & Dissertations" from the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations in August.  Most recently, he won best documentary feature at this years' NYLA International FIlm Festival.  You can read more about his work in the latest issue of Yale Medicine

The film will be shown on Monday, November 5 at 6:10pm in Room 129 at the Yale Law School.  A Q&A session with the director follows. This showing is sponsored by the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights.

New Printing & Copying System

24 July 2012 - 9:14am by Mark Gentry

The YalePrint UniPrint system is now fully functional and the preferred system for printing, copying and scanning in the Medical Library.  This change brings us in line with printing and copying services in other Yale Libraries and campus locations.  CCP, our former vendor, has generously agreed to keep one printer and one copier onsite through October 15 in order to accomodate those users who still have funds on the copycards.  We encourage you to use your current balances as soon as possible and to not add additional value to CCP copycards.

YPPS UniPrint accounts are required to use the YalePrint/UniPrint system.  Yale University students, faculty and staff can use their NetID or ID card card to access and pay for their print jobs, copies and scans to email.  Yale-New Haven Hospital employees and visitors can easily create an account online with YPPS.  A UniPrint Account Kiosk located in the Information Room makes it easy to create accounts and add value to existing accounts.  Here are some basic facts and features of the system:

  • Students who currently receive copycards from the Library will have their UniPrint accounts credited with funds
  • Others can easily create online accounts, adding value with a credit card, debit card (must have MC or Visa logo) or PTAEO
  • All devices are multifunction printer/copier/scanners (scanning is to email only)
  • Pricing: Double-sided (duplex) copying and printing is encouraged and is the default print option. Double-sided b/w copies and prints will on average cost $0.06 ($0.10 for the first side and $0.02 for the second side). Single-sided b/w prints and copies will cost $0.10.  Full color is billed at $ 0.30 per page and scanning is $ 0.01 per page

      See the Medical Library Printing and Photocopying page for more information.

Please direct your comments or questions about this change to Mark Gentry,


Learn the Basics of EndNote

19 April 2012 - 1:25pm by Mark Gentry

EndNote is a bibliographic management and publishing solution used by millions of researchers, librarians, and students worldwide. The software is now available at no cost to Yale affiliates through the ITS Software Library -

The Library offers hands-on instructional classes for EndNote:

 > All classes are free to faculty, student and staff of Yale-New Haven Medical Center and Yale University
 > No registration is necessary – just show up!
 > All classes are held in the Medical Library’s computer classroom (TCC) – in the foyer of the Medical Library, SHM L-wing. 

For a list of upcoming EndNote Classes, consult our Library Classes calendar:

If you would like to arrange for a class tailored for your specific needs, please contact Jan Glover, Education Services Librarian,


Update on Mobile Device Apps

11 April 2011 - 9:33pm by Mark Gentry

New applications and enhancements to old apps are coming faster than ever.  Premium versions of Epocrates and the free Medscape app are now available for Androids.  Versions of popular online resources including AccessMedicine and Stat!Ref are now available for mobile devices.  Micromedex Drug Information is a great new resource available for all Apple devices.  An iPad-optimized UCentral is now available for download.  For more details on these and other mobile device applications, see the “News & Updates” section of our Mobile Device Resources & Information page.

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