Effective last week, the USP DI Drug Information for the Health Care Professional has been succeeded by a new drug resource called DrugPoints Based on user feedback and market research that showed point-of-care users preferred a more streamlined presentation, Thomson/Micromedex has decided to replace USP DI Volume I: Drug Information for the Health Care Professional with the newly enhanced DrugPoints® System. USP DI will cease to exist. According to the publisher, DrugPoints will provide comparable drug information, and will feature Black Box Warnings, images, and a new toxicology section not currently available in USP DI. DrugPoints will also include expanded evidence-based medicine ratings of drug indications. To read more about how the two resources compare, click here.
This is the last week to download July’s free book from PsychiatryOnline: Relational Processes and DSM-V: Neuroscience, Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment edited by Steven R. Beach et.al. Each month, PsychiatryOnline allows subscribers to download a free full-text book in PDF format. Download the book by going to PsychiatryOnline, and then "Book of the Month."
The library now provides AccessSurgery, a comprehensive resource for surgical education. The counterpart to AccessMedicine, AccessSurgery contains videos of surgical procedures and operations, surgery board review materials, a differential diagnosis tool, searchable core surgery textbooks like Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery, Current Surgical Diagnosis & Treatment, Maingot’s Abdominal Operations, Zollinger’s Atlas of Surgical Operations, Current Consult Surgery, Skandalakis’ Surgical Anatomy and more. To use AccessSurgery, select it from the library’s databases page.
The Levy Library is pleased to be hosting the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) course "A Field Guide to GenBank and NCBI Molecular Biology Resources" on Wednesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 26, 2007. The course is designed for PIs, postdocs, and graduate students who work with biological sequence data, and provides practical information about GenBank, RefSeq and the integrated genome resources, as well as the other databases maintained at the NCBI. It also provides instruction on effective use of Entrez and BLAST, the two main database search tools. Peter Cooper, PhD, a biologist on the staff of the NCBI, will provide a 3-hour lecture on the morning of July 25; and will lead 2-hour hands-on computer workshops on the afternoon of July 25 and throughout the day on July 26. "A Field Guide" is free to Mount Sinai students, faculty and staff, but registration is required for the hands-on sessions and space is limited. Please register online here.