BMJ’s Annual holiday/humor issue is out today. Contents include research entitled: "Sword Swallowing and its Side Effects," "Phenotypic Differences between Male physicians, Surgeons, and Film Stars: Comparative Study" and editorials: "Mistletoe as a Treatment for Cancer" and "Scrooge on Intellectual Property Rights". Also included is an interesting article on Web 2.0 and Medicine written by a medical librarian. Happy Holidays!
BioMed Search looks like a promising new way to search for Biomedical images! Freely available on the web, BioMed Search (a beta project) allows you to search for images from biomedical articles. It also indexes image captions and citations to the images. It currently indexes over 1 million images.
RefWorks Users: Have you tried the new RefGrab-It feature? It lets you automatically capture bibliographic data from general web pages and then gives you the option to download the data to your RefWorks account. There’s a quick software download required and then you can easily import all the information needed to cite a webpage into your RefWorks account. Read more about RefGrab-It here.
Psychiatry Online is featuring one free e-book download per month for subscribers! Everyone at Mount Sinai may download a free PDF version of an American Psychiatric Publishing Inc. book title each month. December’s book is: Clinical Manual of Cultural Psychiatry, edited by Russell F. Lim, M.D. Download it here. If you’re off-campus connect to Psychiatry Online and then look for "Book of the Month."
Faculty of 1000 Medicine and Faculty of 1000 Biology, our popular current awareness resources, are now allowing you to create a personalized home page tailored to your interests. You can also store searches — for example: all articles rated as "exceptional" in your subject area — and receive email updates of newly evaluated articles. Faculty of 1000 uses the recommendations of over 2,500 leading researchers to select the most important journal articles and rate them as Exceptional, Must Read or Recommended. To sign up for a My Faculty of 1000 account, access Faculty of 1000 from the library’s databases page under the category Current Awareness. Then click on My F1000 from the Faculty of 1000 homepage.
Access Medicine, the collection that provides online access to Harrison’s, Hurst’s the Heart, the Lange Educational Library and much more, is now allowing you to print out entire chapters and sections. Printing used to be a page at a time – so this is a big improvement. They have also added the 2007 version of Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, which now includes a media library containing over 1,000 diagnostic videos, images, and audio clips.
Web of Science has announced a new feature called Citation Report. Citation Report allows you to quickly view citation activity for a paper or group of papers over time. You can quickly determine an average citation rate, create graphs, and determine the h-index. The h-index, proposed in this 2005 article by JE Hirsch, is a bibliometric measure that can be useful in measuring a researcher’s relative impact on his/her discipline. Find out more about how to use Web of Science’s Citation Report here.
Our Levy Library FIND IT button now offers an "Export to RefWorks" option, allowing you to export a citation in a database to your RefWorks account for use in papers and bibliographies. The FIND IT button appears in many of our licensed databases such as PubMed and Web of Science. Click the FIND IT button to connect from a reference in a database directly to: full-text electronic journals, the online catalog to search for print journal holdings, Interlibrary loan services, and now…to export the citation directly to RefWorks. Read more about RefWorks here.
This month’s issue of the Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine features an article written by Levy Librarians entitled: The Changing Library: What Clinicians Need to Know. This article, based on two Grand Rounds presentations we gave last year to MSSM departments, discusses how much medical libraries have changed in the past few years and how physicians can make the most of their "new" libraries. We also highlight some common myths about libraries and information, including: Myth #1: Everything is Online, Myth #2: Everything Online is Free and Myth #3: MEDLINE is difficult to Use. If you read it, please let us know what you think.
Check out MDConsult’s new home page, featuring a simplified search box. Read the announcement here. The new search page provides a quick way to focus your search by type of information (drug info, reference books etc) and clinical question category (therapy, diagnosis, prognosis, etc.) You can also now search for medical images contained in any of the collection’s books. MDConsult is a valuable resource containing reference books, full-text journals, medical news, drug information, patient handouts, and more, all in one place. If you haven’t looked at it before, take a look here. MDConsult is available from the databases page, under the category Medicine.