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BiblioBlast, August 2017: Home

The D. Samuel Gottesman Library's Newsletter


Welcome to BiblioBlast, the D. Samuel Gottesman Library of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. BiblioBlast will inform you about new Library resources and keep you up to date with our classes, events and other activities.  It will also highlight tips to make our online resources easier and faster to use.

Upcoming Library Events

Workshops are held via Zoom. Click on a title to sign up.

Contact the Reference Department for more information, or to schedule an individual or small-group session.

Literacy Tools for Medication Therapy Management Providers

Medication Therapy Management (MTM) is a patient-centric and comprehensive approach to improve medication use, reduce the risk of adverse events, and improve medication adherence. A new tool in the AHRQ Pharmacy Health Literacy CenterHealth Literacy Tools for Providers of Medication Therapy Management – identifies health literacy tools that can improve communication with MTM beneficiaries and other pharmacy patients.

A complete list of AHRQ’s health literacy resources is also available.

From The Director

Welcome Students! 

All of us at the D. Samuel Gottesman Library welcome new and returning students and wish you a successful academic year!  Librarians are here to assist you with research or other information needs. Please let us know when you have questions about services or access to electronic resources. We’re here to help you! 

DynaMed Plus - Recent Updates and Setting Up Recent Updates Alert

You can view the most recent updates to content under the search box on DynaMed Plus home screen. To view all Recent Updates, click View All. The list of Recent Updates includes the dates the topics were updated, as well as an explanation of the updates and links to the updated topics.

You can also set-up alerts to be notified when all topics change or when specific topics within a category change.

To set up a Recent Updates alert in DynaMed Plus:

  1. Use Limit by Category drop-down to select a category – default is All.
  2. Click Practice Changing Updates Only box if you would like to only receive updates that are “Practice Changing.”
  3. Once you have the display showing the way you would like to view the topics in your alert, click the Follow button.

  1. The Follow alert pop-up box is displayed.
  2. Enter your email address in the field provided and select the alert frequency from E-mail Updates area.

  1. Click Submit.
  2. Once the alert is created, you will receive an email to “verify” that you set up the alert.  Once verified, you’ll receive alerts based on the frequency that you requested.

If at any time you would like to stop following the Recent Updates alerts, you can click the Cancel this update link at the bottom of an alert email.

If you have any questions, contact a Reference Librarian at 718-430-3104 or

DynaMed Plus - Calculators To Help Clinicians Choose the Best Diagnostic Tests

DynaMed Plus includes interactive calculators, equations and decision trees that allow you to enter values in commonly used formulas to obtain numerical data, such as urinary protein excretion estimation or estimate the severity of community acquired pneumonia in a given patient based upon the presence or absence of major risk factors --

To access the DynaMed Plus Calculators:

  1. From any screen, click the Calculators link in the top toolbar of the DynaMed Plus interface.
  2. The DynaMed Plus calculators screen will appear in a new browser window or tab. Search for a calculator or use the A-Z browse list to browse the available calculators. You can select a specific calculator type from the menu on the left.
  3. Enter your figures into the selected calculator. A result will automatically be generated as you input your numbers.

Note: Most calculators include information to help you interpret your results, as well as references to literature.

The Library Steps Up Its Technology Game


Collaborative work in the Library's group study rooms just got easier. 

We now have 2 smart boards that can be used in the group study rooms.  Reserve one online and borrow it from the Circulation Desk. 

To use, download the free SMART Kapp app (available for IOS & Android devices).  Use a dry-erase marker to write on the screen.  Anything you write will also appear in the app.  Use the camera icon on the smart board or in the app to take snapshots of the white board screen.  If members of your team are participating in your meeting remotely, invite them to join your SMART Kapp session. 

For more information, see our Smart Boards guide

West Nile Virus Alert

West Nile virus has been detected in 134 mosquito pools collected from all five boroughs. You can monitor whether the virus is present in your part of the city .

This is a health alert from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) as of July 26, 2017.

  • West Nile virus has been identified so far this season in mosquito pools from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens and the Bronx
  • To date, no human cases have been reported in NYC this year
  • Mosquito season in New York City (NYC) is from July 1 through October 3

Read the full announcement here.


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Rachel Schwartz
D. Samuel Gottesman Library
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1300 Morris Park Ave.
Bronx, New York 10461