BMJ’s Annual Holiday/Humor Issue

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! 

New Search Engine for Biomedical Images

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. 

Read about other free image search engines and sources here on our web guide.  These free tools complement the Library’s licensed image resources such as ImagesMD and eMedicine 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

Free PDF Books from Psychiatry Online

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."

My Faculty of 1000

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.