New BMJ Resources at the Levy Library

The Levy Library is pleased to announce access to two new resources from BMJ: BMJ Learning and BMJ Case Reports.

Bmj learningBMJ Learning offers CME/CPD modules through text, video and audio modules. This database will provide recommendations based on your information provided at registration and remember which modules have been completed.

BMJ Case Reports Case Reports is a journal that contains thousands of peer-reviewed cases Bmj case reportsin many disciplines for reference.  The Mount Sinai subscription also covers fees for submitting cases o be published in this journal.  

These resources are both available by going to the Levy Library databases page and searching for BMJ. 

A Golden Anniversary for Patient Wrist Bands


    The hospital patient ID wrist band is one of those things that everyone recognizes. Show up at any event with one of these on and people immediately know that you have been to the hospital. (And if you are still wearing it out in public, you probably want to share the whole story!)   Although they have certainly evolved and become more high tech over the years, they remain a clearly identifiable object in our society.  But they have not always been a part of hospital life.

    The Mount Sinai Hospital began using the wrist identification on April 2, 1962 – 50 years ago this month. It was such an important change in policy that the Hospital newsletter contained a small blurb about it on the front page: 

Patient ID Bands

Since April 2, all patients admitted to the Hospital are given an identification band, which lists the patient's full name and unit number in the Hospital.  It is put on the patient's right wrist at admission, and assures the proper identication for such procedures as diagnosis, treatments, transportation and transfer.

So, happy birthday to all those plastic bands. Who would have ever guessed that 50 years later they would still be going strong?

New Psychology Databases at the Levy Library

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The Levy Library recently added two important resources in the fields of psychology and psychiatry: PsycTESTS and PsycTHERAPY. 

PsycTESTS is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration. The content is primarily unpublished tests, but also includes links to buy commercially available instruments.

PsycTHERAPY is a database of actual videotaped therapy sessions, complete with full, searchable transcripts.  A very unique resource, this database includes individual, couple and family therapy sessions on more than 200 topics. 

Both of these databases can be access through the Levy Library databases page, by searching in the top bar.  Or, browse through our Social and Behavioral Sciences databases to see what other resources are available.

Handbook of Porphyrin Science

The Levy Library has licensed a highly regarded set of ebooks entitled “Handbook of Porphyrin Science: with applications to Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Engineering, Biology and Medicine”. Edited by leaders in the fields of porphrin research: Karl M Kadish, Kevin M. Smith, and Roger Guilard, the series of volumes aims to “deal in detail with the synthesis, chemistry, physicochemical and medical properties and applications of polypyrrole macrocycles.”

Access the Handbook of Porphyrin Science directly here: Volumes 1-5, Volumes 6-10, and Volumes 11-15, and from the Levy Library’s Ebooks search page:

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Spring Cleaning for Authors

Citation databases create author profiles where all of that author’s citations are collected. This lets authors see all their works in one place for CV updates and metrics calculations. However, due to changes in affiliation, name format and many other reasons, there are frequently more than one profile for the same author. This is your chance to fix problems like:

  • Which name variations should be grouped together in your profile?  Which spelling variation should be used as the primary name under which all documents are listed?
  • Are all the articles listed as yours by you?  Are all of your articles listed?

You can help clean up these records and make sure that all of your articles are credited to you under one profile. It’s a good idea to suggest changes to your profile now. That way when it’s time to find every article you’ve published or check your h factor, you’re ready to go.

And, you can do it right from the databases

Here are instructions for cleaning up author records in Scopus:

1. In Scopus, click on the author search tab and search for yourself.


2. Identify your records. Place a checkmark next to each one. Then click on Request to merge authors.

3. Ensure these are the records you’d like to merge. Then click Start.


4. Select the name you would like to use as the primary name under which all documents will be listed. Then click next.


5. Review the documents listed. If you need to edit the list, click on Edit Documents.


6. Click on the red buttons to exclude articles or the green buttons to include articles. When you're finished click next.


7. Fill in your contact details and any information that may assist the Scopus folks in verifying your submission. Click Submit.


Voila! You’re finished. Pat yourself on the back. It takes about 6-8 weeks for changes to appear in the database.