Starting September 3rd, 2007, you will need to access EXAM MASTER from the Library’s database page for off-campus access. (Previously, you could sign on without doing this.) Users will also be required to register using their Mount Sinai institutional email address (mssm.edu or mountsinai.org). If you previously registered with another email address, you may change your email address by logging into Exam Master and clicking on My Account and then going to My Profile.  This change is necessary for us to protect Mount Sinai’s license to this valuable resource.

EXAM MASTER is a test preparation and medical subject review licensed by the Levy Library.  It contains test questions for USMLE Step 1 (9000+ questions), USMLE Step 2 (5000+ questions), and USMLE Step 3 (3000+ questions), among others. Board Certification Review aids cover Family Practice, General Pediatrics, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry, Pathology and SPEX.

Welcome New Medical and Graduate Students!

Many of you have found your way up to the library already.  If you have any questions about library resources or services, we are here to help! Please see the circulation desk for your print/copy cards and to register for a library card.  If you need help with computing, email or network stuff, please see the Computing help staff on the lower floor of the library.  And, you may speak with a librarian in person at the reference desk on the 11th floor or via email, or instant messaging.  See Ask a Librarian for more details.   We look forward to meeting many of you  during your orientations this week.  Welcome to Mount Sinai!

PubMed Error Is Being Corrected

IT staff have been working to correct the PubMed error that has been occurring on some hospital computers.  On certain computers, PubMed has been shutting down when you try to click on the link to a PubMed abstract.  This is due to an error between PubMed (which recently upgraded) and the Citrix software.  We expect the error to be solved on all hospital machines by next Friday.  Until then, you can still access full-text articles in PubMed: Instead of clicking on the link to the author’s names (causing PubMed to shut down)–use the Display Menu to Display your results in Abstract, Abstractplus, or Citation format.  You will then be able to view the abstracts and connect to full-text links.