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Point of Care Resources at the Health Sciences Library

"How do I find quick, current, reliable background information and evidence about medical topics?"

The Health Sciences Library has numerous point of care resources that you can use as an alternative to UpToDate:

If you decide to use the Internet to find medical information:
  • Consider the source! Who wrote the information? When was it updated? Can you trust that the content is accurate and unbiased? Learn more here.
  • Restrict your Google search to educational web sites. Type site:edu into the search box with your search terms.
  • Use Google Scholar to restrict your search to journal articles or books.

Please contact the Health Sciences Library for additional support. We will locate journal articles and textbooks to assist you.

Contact Arpita Bose, Health Sciences Library director, with your questions and concerns.


Spotlight on:
How to Write, Publish, and Present in the Health Sciences: A Guide for Clinicians and Laboratory Researchers

New Feature: We are highlighting electronic resources that can help YOU! Have you checked out this e-resource?


How to Write, Publish, and Present in the Health Sciences: A Guide for Clinicians and Laboratory Researchers

Where Do I Find It?

On a Hospital computer, click this link.
For remote access, contact the Library for a password.

How Will It Help Me?

  • Use this electronic book to learn about all aspects of research writing, presentation, and publication.
  • Learn how to prepare research posters for a conference as well as full articles for a journal.
  • Residents and fellows: Check out Chapter 5: How to Write an Abstract. It will help you prepare for NYM Research and Quality Improvement Week!

Who Produces It?

How to Write, Publish, and Present in the Health Sciences: A Guide for Clinicians and Laboratory Researchers is an electronic book published by American College of Physicians Press. The author, Thomas Lang, MA, is a medical writer with 40+ years professional experience.

How to Write, Publish, and Present in the Health Sciences: A Guide for Clinicians and Laboratory Researchers is part of STAT!Ref, a collection of 70+ electronic medical and nursing textbooks.

Try it next time you want to learn about research writing and presentation, and tell us what you think!

Spotlight on:
Understanding Patient Safety

New Feature: We are highlighting electronic resources that can help YOU! Have you checked out this e-resource?


Understanding Patient Safety, 2nd ed.

Where Do I Find It?
On a Hospital computer, click this link.
For remote access, contact the Library for a password.

How Will It Help Me?

  • Use this electronic book to learn about patient safety and medical errors.
  • See examples of common medical errors, including medications, surgery, and handoffs.
  • Explore the topics of root cause analysis, prevention, and creating a culture of safety.

Who Produces It?

Understanding Patient Safety, 2nd edition is an electronic book published by McGraw-Hill Medical. The author, Robert M. Wachter, MD, is the Chief of Medical Service at the University of San Francisco Medical Center and Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine at UCSF.

Understanding Patient Safety is part of Access Medicine, a collection of 90+ electronic textbooks that cover a range of medical topics.

Try it next time you want to learn about patient safety, and tell us what you think!

Spotlight on:
BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine and BMJ Evidence-Based Nursing

New Feature: We are highlighting electronic resources that can help YOU! Have you checked out these latest e-resources?



BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine and BMJ Evidence-Based Nursing

Where Do I Find It?
On a Hospital computer, click these links:

For remote access, contact the Library for a password.

How Will It Help Me?

  • Save time by reviewing the latest, best research studies that can impact your clinical practice.
  • Find the best evidence about treatment, etiology, diagnosis, and prognosis.
  • Find a discussion article for your next journal club meeting.
  • Nurses: Learn research skills such as conducting a literature review, analyzing statistics, and assessing validity.

Who Produces It?

Evidence-Based Medicine and Evidence-Based Nursing are peer reviewed journals published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) group. The journals' editors scan tens of thousands of research articles and select the most important ones for review.

Try it next time you want to learn about the latest evidence based practice, and tell us what you think!

Spotlight on: Open-i
Open Access Biomedical Image Search Engine

New Feature: We are highlighting electronic resources that can help YOU! Have you checked out this latest e-resource?


Open-i

Where Do I Find It?
This resource is freely available to anyone with Internet access--just click this link.

How Will It Help Me?

  • Find free, high quality medical images, including photographs, charts, ultrasounds, CTs, and more.
  • Find full text of the article that published the image.
  • Use images in your own presentations, following open access copyright policy.
  • Perform a reverse image search to locate images similar to your own.

Who Produces It?

Open-i Open Access Biomedical Image Search Engine is created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Most images come from PubMed Central, an open access archive of biomedical journal articles.

Try it next time you are looking for images, and tell us what you think!

Spotlight on: Essential Evidence Plus

New Feature: We are highlighting electronic resources that can help YOU! Have you checked out this latest e-resource?


Essential Evidence Plus

Where Do I Find It?
On a Hospital computer, click this link. For remote access, contact the Library for a password.

How Will It Help Me?

  • Answer clinical questions with the latest, best evidence
  • "Bottom Line" feature: Save time with a quick summary of the topic
  • Evidence ratings for each practice recommendation
  • Algorithms to guide decision making
  • Links to journal articles, including clinical trials
  • EBM practice guidelines

Additional features:

  • Dermatology images
  • AHFS DI Essentials: medication information
  • Weekly podcasts to stay current on the latest evidence based topics

Who Produces It?

Essential Evidence Plus is created by Wiley-Blackwell, a reputable medical publiser. Physicians write and edit the content.

Try it as an alternative to UpToDate, and tell us what you think!

We Have NEW E-Books!

Here are some of our favorite new and updated electronic books.
Contact the Library for user IDs and passwords.

Check out the full list of 190+ e-books here.




CHANGES TO UpToDate


Site access to UpToDate has been cancelled, effective October 1, 2014.

This year NYM was faced with a major price increase for UpToDate. The tremendous increase in cost is not sustainable to the Hospital, and therefore onsite access has been cancelled.


If you have a personal UpToDate account, log in here.

As an alternative to UpToDate, use these library resources:

If you decide to use the Internet:
  • Consider the source! Who wrote the information? When was it updated? Can you trust that the content is accurate and unbiased? Learn more here.
  • Restrict your Google search to educational web sites. Type site:edu into the search box with your search terms.
  • Use Google Scholar to restrict your search to journal articles or books.

Please contact the Health Sciences Library for additional support. We will locate journal articles and textbooks to assist you.

Contact Arpita Bose, Health Sciences Library director, with your questions and concerns.






Looking for medical research on your mobile device?
There's an app for that!

Check out our new page:

Mobile Medical Apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android



We have the BEST medical books!

Here are some of our favorites. Check out the full list


        MKSAP 16 Part A
        MedStudy Pediatrics Board-Style Q&A
        Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine

        Goldman's Cecil Medicine

        Hurst's the Heart

        Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children

        Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing

        Sabiston Textbook of Surgery

        Williams Gynecology

        The Diabetic Foot


Do you use medical apps on your iPad?

        The Library wants to help you find the best medical apps for your iPad or other mobile devices. Please take this quick survey and tell us what you're using now and what's on your wish list.

Take the Survey

PS: Take a look at our Resident's Page


Spring into action with

NEW BOOKS at the Library!




Now E-Journals are just as easy to find as E-Books.


Now it's even easier to find the Health Sciences Library's collection
of 130+ e-books and 85 e-journals.

To find E-Books go to E-Books A to Z List.

To find the E-Journals go to E-Journals A to Z List



Things are heating up @ the Library.

Our
New Books are smokin!



Always something new at the library.

Can our New Books get any better?




A New Library--and New Books!




A New Year, A New Library--and a New Database!

The Health Sciences Library announces a new database: AccessMedicine

    AccessMedicine is a valuable information tool for physicians, residents, and medical students,
    featuring:

  • 60+ online books, including Harrison's Online, Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, Hurst's The Heart, and DeGowin's Diagnostic Examination.
  • Excerpts from the Case Files series of case review books.
  • Diagnosaurus: Differential diagnosis tool to link symptoms with diseases.
  • Practice questions for USMLE Step 2 CK and Step 3 boards. Create a free personal account to track your scores.
  • Video, audio, and images of medical procedures.
  • Onsite and remote access. Visit the Health Sciences Library to get your user name and password.

Kathy and Arpita can answer your questions about AccessMedicine--Just ask us!





Welcome the New Year
from your New Library
Wesley 2nd Floor




Link to Micromedex from the Library!

   Use Micromedex to:

  • Print package inserts for precription drugs,
    OTC drugs, and complementary/alternative medications
  • Compare drugs
  • Identify a pill
  • Find toxicology information
  • Check multiple drug interactions
  • Calculate dosage
  • Check IV compatibility

   You can access Micromedex from the blue navigation bar. Contact the Pharmacy at x5575 for
   user name and password.

Check out our NEW books

We have updated all of our Board Review books and added more books!



What do the locks mean?

    Green lock  - No passwords required
    Red lock  - Passwords required Contact Us
    No lock - Onsite access only



PubMed - New and Improved!



Looking for Limits?  You can now find them on the front page--every page--of PubMed!
        More questions?   Email the library or call us at x5197.




Congratulations to Dr. Lawrence Stam
on the publication of his new book,
100 Questions & Answers About
Kidney Dialysis
,Jones & Bartlett, 2010.




A comprehensive resource for cardiologists, primary care providers, nurses and cardiovascular professionals. The first time you go to the homepage, register yourself as a new user. On the upper right corner of the screen, you will see NYMH Institutional Account Sign Up Now. Select and complete the registration form. You must login to your account each time you open Cardiosource to access all of the features including CME/CE credits.