New Library Search Available

AIT and the Levy Library are rolling out a new library catalog and discovery system, WorldShare. WorldShare is a cloud-based software platform that will allow the library to improve patron experience. This system allows the library to streamline workflow and provide better service to the Mount Sinai community, while reducing costs.

The WorldShare platform is a product of OCLC, an innovative library cooperative providing research, programs and services to library members.

What does it mean for students and faculty?
• A streamlined, Google-like search for books, e-books, and e-journals.
• A one-stop-shop for searching across the library collection
• Easy to find books, not only in the Levy Library collection, but all over
the city and around the world

Better Discovery:
• Quick search for fast discovery
• Advanced search for targeted results
• Journal search for quick access
• Off-campus access

Future plans:
• Unified search to include articles and book chapter searching
• Unified research portal to search e-books, e-journals, articles and

More information? Questions, comments, concerns?
Please let us know: or 212-241-7791


Mount Sinai Historical Publications Available Online

The Icahn School of Medicine Internet Archive collection page

The Mount Sinai Archives of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is very happy to announce that 65 volumes of Mount Sinai related publications are now available on the Internet Archive ( These volumes represent 111 separate publications across eight discrete titles and total over 18,000 pages. They were scanned through the support of the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO.) The bulk of the collection consists of the Annual Reports of The Mount Sinai Hospital and its predecessor organization (until 1866), the Jews’ Hospital in the City of New York. These Reports date from 1856-1956 with some gaps in the early years. The collection also includes the complete five volume set of The Mount Sinai Hospital Reports, 1898-1906, the Report of The Mount Sinai Training School for Nurses from 1881-1911, and the Rules and Regulations for the Government of The Mount Sinai Hospital of the City of New York from 1899-1919. Two previously published histories of The Mount Sinai Hospital are also being made available: The Story of the First Fifty Years of The Mount Sinai Hospital (Mount Sinai Hospital, 1944) and The First Hundred Years of The Mount Sinai Hospital of New York, 1852-1952 by Joseph Hirsh and Beka Doherty (Random House, 1952).

Taken together, these volumes are a wonderful resource for information on the development of hospitals and healthcare during the 19th and early 20th centuries. As such, they have been added to the Medical Heritage Library, a collaborative project that promotes open access to medical history resources. The Annual Reports also provide insight into the Jewish community of New York City during this time, including names and addresses of the Hospital’s supporters.

Our thanks to METRO for their support of this project. Please let us know if you have any questions or need additional information about these or other Mount Sinai records.

New: Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination

The new edition of Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination is now available through the Levy Library.  The fifth edition provides all new updated videos, completely re-shot since the 4th edition.  This resource has been used for years by our medical students during Art and Science of Medicine, and we are glad to see that it was entirely updated for 2014.  Bates’ includes over 8 hours of video content covering head-to-toe assessment as well as systems-based physical examination techniques.  Access Bates’ through the Library’s databases page, the Required and Suggested Textbooks Page, or directly at Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination.

Clinical Key Now Available Through the Levy Library

The Levy Library has recently subscribed to Clinical Key, a new rendition of MDConsult, which is being phased out by the end of 2014.  Clinical Key provides access to over 1,000 core clinical ebooks and 500 ejournals.  You will find all of the well known ebooks from MDConsult in Clinical Key.  Clinical Key provides access to html versions of ebooks with no extra login, however access to the PDF versions requires a free registration and login.  With your login you can also save searches and preferences.  Clinical Key provides a comprehensive search across a large collection of clinical resources covering all medical and surgical specialties, including many core textbooks.   You may access Clinical Key through the library’s databases page or directly at Clinical Key.


2554Here in the Levy Library’s e-resources department, we’ve been fielding a lot of questions about the availability of the new DSM 5.  Judging from the number of requests we’ve been receiving, psychiatry faculty, housestaff, researchers, and others are anxiously awaiting access to the new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition as soon as it comes out.  We have some good news and bad news on that topic.  Read more

New Nursing Resource at the Levy Library!

The Levy Library has recently added a new health database
from Ebsco focusing on medicine and nursing.

Health Source: Nursing is an Ebsco database focusing on many
medical disciplines including nursing and allied health.  This resource includes more than 400
peer-reviewed journals and complements other nursing resources such as

To access this database, go to the library databases page
and search for Nursing or browse by the Nursing and Allied Health subject
category.  If you have any questions, let
us know at Ask A Librarian.

New Environmental Science Resource at the Levy Library

The database Ebsco Environment Complete is now available through
the Levy Library.  Use this database to
find articles on any aspect of environmental science and biology.

Environment Complete covers many areas in environmental
studies, including agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy
sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography,
pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law,
public policy, social impacts and urban planning. It contains both e-journals
and e-books.

To access this database, go to the library databases page
and search for Environment or browse by the Biological Sciences subject
category.  If you have any questions, let
us know at Ask A Librarian.

Academic Search Complete at the Levy Library

Not sure where to start with your research?  Looking for articles on chemistry, math, psychology, anthropology, law, or materials science?  Do you need a good general resource with citations for a broad spectrum of non-medical literature?

LogoEhostLgTry Academic Search Complete, now available through the Levy Library.  This Ebsco database has more than 7,000 peer-reviewed full-text journal articles, and many more citations and abstracts.  This general interest database covers a broad spectrum and is an important addition to the library resources.

To search this database, go to the library databases page and search for Academic Search Complete.  If you have questions or comments, please let us know at Ask A Librarian.


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

Access to Reaxys

Reaxys-LogoThe Reaxys chemical database is now available through the Levy Library.  Reaxys is a web-based search and retrieval system for chemical
compounds, bibliographic data and chemical reactions. It allows
searching by reaction, substance or textual information, and also has
structure and reaction drawing.

To access this database, go to the Levy Library databases page and search for Reaxys, or browse our subject list of databases in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Math.  If you have questions please let us know through Ask a Librarian