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Good To Know: 2016

A compilation of library events and activities and resources

Your New ID for Libary Services

If you recently received a new Einstein-Montefiore ID, the 5-digit number on the back of the card that begins with *1 is your UserID for library services, such as off-campus access to e-resources and interlibrary loan (ILLiad). The * is not part of your UserID.  Just use the 5-digit number when logging in. Your password remains the same. You can also check out books, laptops and iPads with your new card.                              

If you have questions, email the Circulation Desk, or call 718.430.3111.

Find Open Access Articles on PubMed Central


PubMed and PubMed Central (PMC) now have filters for finding articles that either have unrestricted Creative Commons (CC) licenses or are in the public domain (authored by staff of U.S. government agencies). CC licenses are copyright licenses that allow free distribution of a work.

To use the filters in PubMed: 

.   add pmc cc0 license[filter]to your PubMed search or

.   click PubMed filter.

To use the filters in PMC:

.  addcc0 license[filter]to your PMC search or

.   click PMC filter.

The filters are based on information provided to PMC by publishers. There are many more articles cited in PubMed but not deposited in PMC that have unrestricted CC licenses, but that information is not part of PubMed.

You can view the detailed copyright information for an article in PMC by clicking on Copyright and License Information just below the list of authors on the PMC record. For more information, see the PMC Open Access Subset page.

You may use and reproduce these articles without special permission, but you should properly cite and acknowledge the source. Bear in mind that these articles may contain copyrighted photographs or illustrations which require prior approval from the copyright holder.  For more information on proper citation, see the citing and attribution page on the Library's thesis preparation guide.

The NCBI Minute: Quick Introductions to NCBI Resources

NCBI recently began presenting short webinars on a wide range of topics in a series called the NCBI Minute. These presentations introduce a new NCBI tool or resource or provide quick tips for using a popular resource in 5-10 minutes. Each NCBI Minute is recorded and posted on NCBI’s YouTube channel in the NCBI Minute playlist. Two of the most popular NCBI Minute presentations have been Introducing SmartBLAST – a Rapid Protein Identification Tool and Connecting with PubMed Commons, NCBI’s public commenting service for PubMed articles.

New, Easy-to-Use U.S. Women’s Health Data Map

The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) recently released a new, interactive map that allows you to access information on women’s health by state.  For each of four categories — demographics, coverage and access, sexual health and pregnancy — you can hover over any state and see quick facts. Clicking on a state reveals a dashboard of charts with state-specific data on women’s health, including insurance and Medicaid coverage, poverty, mental health, HIV, cancer, pregnancy, abortions and use of preventive services.  Many indicators provide health care information for women of different racial and ethnic groups. The profiles draw from multiple sources, including the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Black History Month Exhibit


The Student National Medical Association Einstein Chapter and the Einstein Minority Scientist Association recognize notable minority physicians and scientists in an exhibit on display in the Library exhibit cases.  The exhibit will be on display for the month of February, 2016.  The exhibit cases are located in the library lobby. 

The display cases in the lobby of the D. Samuel Gottesman Library are available to all members of the Einstein community for mounting exhibits related to medicine or science.  Individuals or groups interested in reserving the cases should contact Aurelia Minuti at 718.430.3104 or .

You may also visit the Student Clubs website and the Student Activities website.

Travel Alert For Pregnant Women

Zika virus

Zika Virus Declared Global Health Emergency by WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika virus and its suspected link to birth defects an international public emergency. At a news conference in Geneva, Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the WHO, said that "international response is needed to minimize the threat in infected countries and reduce risk of international spread." The "emergency" designation can trigger action and funding from government and nonprofit agencies around the world.

Watch the New York Times Video announcement.

How Healthy Is Your NYC Community?

Check out the 2015 edition of New York City Community Health Profiles . Focusing on health, economic, and environmental information for each of NYC’s 59 Community Districts, Profiles are a great resource for understanding the issue that affect the health of a community.

The information included in Community Health Profiles comes from these sources:

If you’d like to see how your neighborhood has fared over time, the Profiles for 2000, 2003, and 2006 are still available.

The 2015 New York City Community Health Profiles Atlas provides detailed information about the Profiles. The data used in the Profiles is available for download in Excel format.

If you’re interested in further exploring NYC’s health, visit the Environmental & Health Data Portal and Epiquery: NYC Interactive Health Data which allows you to search data from a variety of sources.