More Mount Sinai Records Digitized

An artistic illustration from an article by Ely Perlman, “Near Fatal Allergic Reactions to Bee and Wasp Stings: A Review and Report of Seven Cases,” Journal of the MSH, v. 22, 1955, p. 377.

The Mount Sinai Archives is pleased to announce the online availability of over 51,000 additional digitized pages from 112 publications, across three different titles from our collection. As part of a recent grant from the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), The Mount Sinai Archives has digitized The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, initially known as the Journal of The Mount Sinai Hospital. The time frame covered is from its founding in 1934 to 2010. We have also made available additional material from The Mount Sinai Hospital School of Nursing. The Archives’ collection of School Announcements/Bulletins/Catalogues (the title varied) for the years 1905-1973 has been scanned, along with a copy of a history of the School of Nursing written in 1981.

All of these publications are available from the Internet Archive (IA) website, This addition brings the total of Mount Sinai volumes on that website to 178. There have already been around 11,000 downloads of Mount Sinai material from IA, and we are sure that number will grow. This material will also be preserved in the Mount Sinai digital repository and linked to catalog records in the Levy Library catalog.

For more information about our digital collections, please contact the Mount Sinai Archives at

Access the Library’s Journals on Your iPhone or Tablet

The Levy Library has a new license for BrowZine, a cool new app that allows you to read the library’s full-text scholarly journals in a newsstand format optimized for your iPad, iPhone, or Android tablet.  Seamlessly access PDFs, create favorite journal lists, and save articles, even outside of our network.

Get started in 3 easy steps:

1) From your tablet or iPhone, go to the app store, search for “BrowZine” and download it for free.

2) Open BrowZine and select Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai from the list.

3) Enter your network credentials, these will be the same that you use to access library resources from off-campus.

Start browsing and reading scholarly journals!

BrowZine Trial

The Levy Library is trialing BrowZine, a great new service that allows you to browse and read many of the library’s full-text scholarly journals, all in a format optimized for your iPad and Android tablet.  Seamlessly access PDFs, create favorite journal lists and save articles.

Get started with the trial in 3 easy steps:

1) From your ipad or Android tablet, go to your app store and search for “BrowZine” and download it for free.

2) Open BrowZine and select Icahn School of Medicine from the list.

3) Enter your network credentials, these will be the same that you use to access library resources from off-campus.

Start browsing and reading your scholarly journals!

The Levy Library is considering a permanent license.  Please send any comments about the BrowZine app to :

Article Metrics: Now in Nature and BMJ

Leading journals Nature and BMJ are now offering an article metrics feature to analyze the social media impact of an article.  Tweets, blog posts, Facebook shares, news stories, Google+ mentions, page views, and citations from articles are all tabulated and displayed for each article in a graph, shown below.

Click on Article Metrics for most Nature or BMJ articles to view this data.  Altmetrics has been defined as the creation and study of new metrics based on the Social Web for analyzing and informing scholarship.  Altmetrics is beginning to be seen as a supplement to peer-review, as online conversations, shares, and bookmarks can be tabulated by the day or week, rather than the slower journal publication cycle.  Read more about altmetrics here.



New Business Resource at the Levy Library

BusinesssourcecompleteThe database Business Source Complete from Ebsco is now available through the Levy Library.  Business Source Complete includes articles and resources on marketing, management, accounting, finance and economics. It also includes case studies, company profiles, SWOT
analyses, and the full text of the Harvard Business Review going back to 1922.

To access the Harvard Business Review or any other specific journal, go to the library e-journals page and type in the journal name.  You will get a link to the full text, along with the dates available.  To go directly to Business Source Complete go to the library databases page and either search by title or browse our News, Legal and Business databases. 

If you have questions or comments, let us know at Ask a Librarian

JoVE has a new interface

Jove_newA popular new resource, JoVE or the Journal of Visualized Experiments, recently got a new look.  JoVE is an indexed academic journal publishing in video format rather than in print, and is particularly well known from the protocol videos.  JoVE content available through the Levy Library includes Neuroscience, Immunology & Infection, Clinical and Translational Medicine, and Bioengineering. 

For access to the videos, go to the Levy Library E-Journals page and search for JoVE, or go to PubMed through the Levy Library homepage for links to full text and videos. 

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.

E-Journals linking interruptions Saturday, March 24th

Due to vendor software upgrades, the E-Journals page and the Yellow Button link from PubMed to full text will be unavailable from 8-9 PM on Saturday, March 24th.  Wiley Online may also experience intermittent access problems from 6 AM to 10 AM on the same day.  We apologize for any inconvenience but anticipate a higher level of service on the other side of the upgrades. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at Ask-A-Librarian.

Summon: a new way to search library resources

Have you ever been frustrated with searching in multiple places to see if the library has an e-book?  Or wondered why some journals are in the catalog, and some are only in E-Journals? 

The Levy Library is trialing a new product called Summon, a search product that has the goal of searching across all library resources including the catalog, print books and journals, e-journals, articles and e-books.  At this point the interface does not search all of the resources available from the library, including Access Surgery and Springer ebooks.  Does Summon search well enough for you?  Try it out and let us know what you think.  Just click on the Feedback button in Summon.

To access the trial, just click here:

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A New Look for a Great Database

Have you Pqlogo used our ProQuest databases recently?  ProQuest is now live on a new platform.  This means a cleaner look, a better search interface, and more functionality exporting and managing citations. 

ProQuest is perhaps best known on campus for its unique content.  ProQuest has the complete New York Times newspaper, going all the way back to 1851, as well as other great historical newspapers like the Boston Globe and the New York Tribune.  ProQuest also has a database of full-text theses and dissertations from Mount Sinai and NYU as well as many other universities around the country.

ProQuest has an exceptional Nursing and Allied Health collection, as well as journals on Biology, Environmental Science, Psychology, Social Work and Business.  Check out ProQuest by going to the library databases page and searching for ProQuest.