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BiblioBlast, September-October 2017: Home

The D. Samuel Gottesman Library's Newsletter

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.

Einstein Book Club

Join the Book Club on November 8 at Noon to discuss The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures. “Superb, informal cultural anthropology--eye-opening, readable, utterly engaging.” (Washington Post).  Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction.

BrowZine Delivers the Latest Research - Learn How!

Did you know the Articles in Press feature in BrowZine delivers access to today's cutting edge research? Many publishers make articles available before they are formally published in a journal volume and issue. BrowZine makes these articles easily accessible in our Articles in Press section.

In BrowZine Web, Articles in Press appears on the left, just below the journal cover image:

How Will You Celebrate National Medical Library Month?

  • Weekly Raffles: Are you Library savvy? Find out. Answer a trivia question and be entered to win an Amazon or Starbucks gift card! You have to be in it to win it!
  • Amnesty Week: Overdue books or journals? Return them on Monday-Friday, October 22 – October 28 and you won’t have to pay the fine! Does not apply to Reserve items, Laptops, iPads, or fines accrued for items previously returned.
  • Trick or Treat at the Library: Stop by the Circulation Desk on Tuesday, October 31!  Grab a treat! Spooky 3D printed decorations will be given out to those in costume. 

Careers in Science Publishing, Open Science and Faculty of 1000 (F1000)

As part of our National Medical Library Month celebrations, we welcome Dr. Miranda Gray, F1000 Outreach Manager. Dr. Gray will introduce F1000 resources provided to the Einstein community by the library: 

F1000 Prime - an article recommendation service based on powerful algorithms to bring you the top publications relevant to your research

F1000 Workspace - a rich suite of tools to help with writing, collaborating, reference management, and preparation for publication in the journal of your choice

F1000 Research - an open science publishing platform that allows for immediate publication and transparent peer review 

Dr. Gray will also discuss:

  • Careers in science publishing including her transition from a bench scientist to the publishing world
  • How the open science movement is revolutionizing how scientists publish 

Refreshments will be served.

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Library Training Room, Forchheimer 119N 

Register online

The New York Public Library Is Coming to You on October 19

Another of our National Medical Library Month events is courtesy of the New York Public Library (NYPL). NYPL staff will be in the Forchheimer Lobby on October 19 from 11am-2pm and in our library on the first floor in Forchheimer from 4pm-7pm to register you for a new library card. All Einstein students, postdocs, faculty and staff can apply for an NYPL card, which will give you access to:

  • •  8 million books & DVDs
  • •  300,000 eBooks (including best sellers!)
  • •  online magazines
  • •  and much more!

D. Samuel Gottesman Library staff will also be on hand to tell you about exciting new resources and programs here at Einstein!

  • •  Dynamed Plus
  • •  iPads you can borrow
  • •  Citation management tools: EndNote, F1000 Workspace, Mendeley, RefWorks, Zotero
  • •  3D printing

and much more!

Get the most out of your e-reader or tablet!  Learn how to download e-books, journal articles, and clinical tools from both libraries!

Clinical Prep from AccessMedicine for USMLE Step 2

A new resource  available on AccessMedicine helps bridge the gap between course work and actual patient care experiences. Clinical Prep offers more than 650 core topics; the questions within those topics are written by specialists in the field who have first-hand experience addressing issues in a clinical setting. The answers to those questions are taken from content from the AccessMedicine collection. The questions and answer choices are reviewed and updated several times a month.

Clinical Prep’s specialty/topic lists were formatted to align with the USMLE Step 2 blueprint. The topics in this tool are the same topics found in First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CK.

OWH News: Opioids and Women Final Report Released

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) recently released the Final Report: Opioid Use, Misuse, and Overdose in Women. The report examines the prevention, treatment and recovery issues for women who misuse, have use disorders and/or overdose on opioids. It also presents findings and takeaways from OWH’s national and regional opioid meetings held in 2016. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 1999 and 2015, the rate of deaths from prescription opioid overdoses increased 471% among women, compared to an increase of 218% among men. In the same time period, heroin deaths among women increased twice as quickly compared to men. 

Trends in Opioid-Related Hospitalizations

A new interactive map from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) allows users to explore state-specific information about opioid-related hospital stays. The map, which includes information on 44 states and the District of Columbia, highlights data from AHRQ’s Fast Stats, an online tool that offers national and state-specific data on hospital stays and emergency department visits, including data by age, gender, community-level income and urban versus rural residency.

Coming Soon: Exhibit Honoring Einstein Faculty Journal Editors

Beginning October 3, stop by the lobby outside the library to see the annual library exhibit recognizing Einstein faculty who hold editorial positions with a journal. Thank you to our participants!

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