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BiblioBlast, September/October 2015: Home

The D. Samuel Gottesman Library


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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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.


Karen Sorensen, Reference Librarian, co-authored an article, titled “The impact of active video gaming on weight in youth: a meta-analysis,” published in Clinical Pediatrics (Phila), 2015.

Embargo Watch

Medical journalist Ivan Oransky has created Embargo Watch to "keep an eye on how scientific information embargoes affect news coverage."

Here readers will find the latest details on how famous journals like Nature, Science, the Lancet, PNAS (and many others) release information to journalists with the expectation that news reports will, at least usually, coincide with the publication of the articles in question.

The blog entries on this site, which tend to be published monthly or as problems with embargoes arise, are insightful, and informative for anyone interested in how journalism works behind the scenes.

Get Hospital Statistics

The American Hospital Directory (AHD) provides data and statistics about more than 6,000 hospitals nationwide. Entries are based on public and proprietary data sources. Data includes provider number; type of facility and/or type of control; healthcare system; services provided; bed size range; annual discharges; total patient revenue; urban/rural/metropolitan statistical area; group purchasing organization; county; accreditation status; and distance from a specified point.  AHD is not affiliated with the American Hospital Association (AHA). is available to students and faculty at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine campus. Access is by single-user license. If your browser displays an untrusted site warning, add as a trusted site.

Please remember to logout when you are finished.

Einstein Exhibit Honoring Editors of Journals, Annuals & Web Sites

Stop by the Library lobby to see the exhibit honoring Einstein faculty who hold editorial positions with journals, serials and websites. Fifteen editors-in-chief and coeditors-in-chief are featured as well as many others holding editorial positions. The exhibit will be on view until the end of September. An online version will be available soon. 

Please send any questions you may have to Karen Sorensen at .

October is National Medical Library Month

How Will You Celebrate National Medical Library Month?

As part of National Medical Library Month, representatives from vendor companies are coming to the library in October to share their expertise with you.

  • Vendor Fair / Open House: Wednesday, October 28, 1:00pm – 6:00pm. Stop by for refreshments and find out about the many ways the Library staff can help you!
  • Get your own Library branded retractable ID holders and other giveaways.
  • Weekly Raffles: Answer a trivia question and be entered to win an Amazon or Starbucks gift card!  Get more information from the Reference staff at the library.
  • Amnesty Week: Overdue books or journals? Return them on Monday-Friday, October 26 – October 30 and you won’t have to pay the fine! Does not apply to Reserve items, Laptops, iPads, or fines accrued for items previously returned.
  • Enjoy a refreshment break courtesy of the Library staff.  Date and time to be announced.
  • Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or subscribe to our YouTube channel    
    • Receive a glow-in-the-dark Frisbee - One Frisbee per person
    • Claim prizes in person at the Reference Desk, Monday - Thursday, 9am – 6pm; Friday, 9am – 5pm
    • Offer good while supplies last

Let’s Make Something 3D

The Library will be piloting its 3D printing service in October, as part of its mission to provide resources and services that support and advance the education and scholarship of the Einstein community. The printer is a Makerbot Replicator 3D printer (5th generation) which uses 1.75 mm polylactic acid (PLA) filament. PLA is a bioplastic made from renewable resources. Current colors available are red, blue, black, white, neutral.

This project was funded in part by a Technology Grant from the New York Metropolitan Library Council (METRO).

3D printing will be free during the pilot project in 2015. Starting in January 2016 the Library will charge for 3D printing on a cost-recovery basis.

For more information, questions and to arrange a time to print, see our 3D printing guide.

If You Can't Come To The Library, The Library Will Come To You!


L-R Aurelia Minuti, Patti Thompson

On August 11,  the D. Samuel Gottesman Library staff brought information and refreshments to the Price Center lobby.  Researchers and staff were able to get registered for access to the library’s print and electronic resources, update their library record, obtain information about library services and resources, and chat with librarians while enjoying snacks and soft drinks.  Information was provided about citation management programs such as EndNote & Mendeley, databases such as PubMed, Embase & Web of Science, mobile resources, classes and individual instruction, iPads and laptops available for borrowing, and help with systematic reviews.

Learn About Potential Environmental Health Risks In Your Neighborhood

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Tox Town city neighborhood has updated its graphics with a new photorealistic look. Location and chemical information remains the same, but the new graphics allow users to better identify real-life city locations.

Tox Town City can be accessed on a variety of personal electronic devices, including iPads, iPad minis, and other tablets.

Read the NLM Technical Bulletin brief in the 2015 July - August No. 405 issue.  


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

Einstein Book Club


Start reading now and join the Einstein Book Club on Thursday, November 19, at 9:00 A.M. to discuss Salt: A World History, by Mark Kurlansky. Salt, “an immensely entertaining read,” according to the Los Angeles Times, is the final selection in this year’s food-themed reading.  

Also at that meeting (the club’s six-year anniversary!), participants will choose books for next year’s Bronx-related theme. Come to the meeting so you can vote on suggestions.

The Book Club has an email list for discussion and announcements. Sign up at