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BiblioBlast, November 2013: Home


Welcome to BiblioBlast, the newsletter of 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. 

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In this issue:

JAMA Back to Volume 1

The Library has acquired the backfiles to JAMA, Journal of the American Medical Association from volume 1, issue 1, 1883

Exhibit Honoring Dr. Saul Korey

An exhibit to be unveiled in the Library lobby on Tuesday, November 12, at 4 pm will celebrate the enduring legacy of Saul R. Korey, MD, a founding faculty member of the College of Medicine and namesake of the department of neurology. Dr. Korey died 50 years ago, on September 27, 1963, just eight years after helping to establish the medical school. Please stop by to learn more about his contributions to Einstein then and now. Read about the history of the Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology.

The Library Has iPads To Lend

    Our iPads are 16GB, and wireless ready. They come preloaded with resources licensed by our Library, as well as resources from the National Library of Medicine. Personal software can be downloaded onto the iPads. All downloaded programs and apps will be erased from the iPad when returned. Check one out today! You can keep it for three days. See our iPad guide for more information.

Highlights from National Medical Library Month

Throughout October, the Library celebrated National Medical Library Month by giving away a variety of library-branded items, holding weekly raffle drawings, waiving fines for overdue items during Amnesty Week and offering snacks to students studying for exams and to other patrons during our Open House. In addition, representatives from UpToDate and Unbound Medicine visited to help our users install clinical resources on their mobile device. Pictured here is raffle winner John Friedman.

EndNote Updates

For Windows Users:
At the end of October an update for EndNote X7 for Windows was released.  The update, EN X7.0.2, fixes some issues with EndNote Web synchronization. EndNote users should be prompted to install the update when launching the EndNote X7 program. Make sure to exit out of all Microsoft Office programs before installing the update. To find out which version of EndNote you have, select “About EndNote” from the Help menu in your EndNote program.
For Mac Users:
The technical support folks at EndNote say they have been actively testing Mavericks compatibility with EndNote X7. They think that while, overall, X7 seems to be working fine with Mavericks, there have been a few minor glitches. EndNote plans to provide a patch sometime this month. Please contact EndNote tech support if you experience any "infelicities."
It appears the EndNote versions X5 and earlier are not compatible with Mavericks. As of now, EndNote is not planning to release updates to older versions. If you are using EN X5 or earlier, you can upgrade to EndNote X7.
If you are using Pages with EndNote, you might have to install a plug-in from Apple.
To learn more:
Visit our EndNote Research Guide, sign up for our EndNote mailing list, visit EndNote’s website  or contact a librarian.

Color Photocopying Comes to the Library

The Library has a new photocopier, which makes both color and black and white copies. The photocopier is located in the Library’s Copy Center adjacent to the Stacks elevator. Color photocopies are 20 cents per page. For more information, see our Printing, Scanning, and Photocopying guide.

Einstein Librarians Host Annual Meeting

On October 9, Library staff hosted the Annual Meeting of the New York/New Jersey Chapter of the Medical Library Association in the Michael F. Price Center for Genetic and Translational Medicine and Harold and Muriel Block Research Pavilion.  Aurelia Minuti, head of the Reference Department, was the chair of the planning committee for the meeting. The more than 70 attendees were librarians from institutions in New York and New Jersey. Speakers included the president of the Medical Library Association; a representative from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region; the director of the NYU Health Sciences Library, New York University School of Medicine; the director of the Medical Library at Coney Island Hospital; and the director of the Medical Library at South Nassau Communities Hospital. After completing a successful year as chapter chair, Racheline Habousha, library director, passed on the gavel to the new chair.

Watch the Library in Action on YouTube

The Library is on YouTube! Our channel has tutorials created by your friendly librarians on a variety of topics including NIH Public Access Policy and Your Grant, Interlibrary Loan, Accessing Full Text in PubMed, and Adding PMCIDs to EndNote Styles.
More tutorials will be added. Subscribe today!

Medical Resources for Your Phone

Need Library resources on the go? See our updated mobile resources guide for iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and Windows apps. The guide is intended to give an overview of biomedical resources available for your mobile device. The focus is on resources provided by the D. Samuel Gottesman Library. We've also included a number of freely available resources that may be of use.
Resources provided by the Library that may require login through Remote Access when accessed from off-campus are indicated by the Einstein icon

Guides to Statistics and Conference Proceedings from the National Library of Medicine (NLM)

The NLM has published a select set of subject guides that can serve as research starting points for health professionals, researchers and students. Though not intended as a comprehensive resource, each guide lists a variety of resources, many of which are freely accessible.
Guides include health statistics and conference proceedings. Two additional guides will be available in late fall covering drug information and genetics/genomics.
The topics for these guides are drawn from the most frequently asked questions the NLM Reference and Web Services staff encounter in e-mails and onsite. The staff plans to update the guides, reviewing them as needed to maintain their links and content.

Selected New Print Books in the Library

Einstein (Breakfast) Book Club

Get a head start on the Einstein Book Club's next selection. We will meet on January 8 to discuss The Love of a Good Woman, one of recent Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro’s wonderful short story collections.
The Book Club is open to the entire Einstein community. Books are chosen by members. For more information and/or to be added to the Book Club email list, contact the Reference Department.