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BiblioBlast, January 2016: Home

The D. Samuel Gottesman Library's Monthly Newsletter


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:

From the Director
Use Your New ID for Libary Services
Find Open Access Articles on PubMed Central
The NCBI Minute: Quick Introductions to NCBI Resources
New, Easy-to-Use U.S. Women’s Health Data Map
Einstein Book Club
Upcoming Library Events

Upcoming Library Events

Workshops are held in the Library Training Room, Forchheimer 119N. Click on a title to sign up.

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

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.

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.

From the Director

Warm wishes from everyone at the D. Samuel Gottesman Library for health, happiness and everything good in 2016! 2015 is behind us and we look forward to a new and exciting 2016!
Highlights from 2015
.  Librarians participated in systematic reviews searches and publication and  assisted with NIH Public Access Policy compliance.
.   Thanks to a technology grant from the New York Metropolitan Library Council (METRO), 3D printing was made available for scientific, medical and casual models.
.   Library subscribed to BrowZine, a new mobile app that lets you browse, read and monitor journals right on your Apple or Android device. Log on with your library remote access UserID and password. BrowZine only provides access to journals for which the library has a direct subscription.
.   DOCs (Dogs on Call) made a house call to the Library to provide playful stress relief for students studying for exams. There were lots of smiles and laughter as well as spirited conversations with the dogs’ owners.
.   iPads and iPad minis were made available for loan.
Intentions for 2016

 ·  Improving online printing.
·   Developing partnerships and collaborations with researchers.
·   Exploring new services.
·   Developing expertise to further your work.
·   Implementing innovative technologies to enhance services, resources and more
.   Offering webinars for our popular classes, such as EndNote and NIH Public Access Compliance.
Please share your thoughts, ideas and suggestions to help us implement services and resources to meet your needs!
Racheline G. Habousha, Director

Use 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.

Einstein Book Club

The Einstein Book Club will begin 2016 very close to home by reading Boulevard of Dreams: Heady Times, Heartbreak, and Hope along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, by former New York Times reporter Constance Rosenblum. According to Publishers Weekly, “this book, with many archival photos and drawings, is a must for those interested in the cultural history of the Bronx and New York City.” -- Publishers Weekly
All of this year’s six fiction and nonfiction selections are related to our theme of New York City. We welcome anyone from the Einstein community at our first discussion of the year on January 13. If you would like to get a head start for our next meeting, on March 9, we will be discussing Typhoid Mary, by Anthony Bourdain.