The Shiffman Library is celebrating National Medical Librarian Month. Stop by the Assarian Family Reference Desk from 11:00 -12:00 pm Thursday October 25 to enter a raffle for gift cards from Biggby’s Coffee, iTunes an Barnes and Noble. We hope to see you on October 25!
Shiffman Library News
SAVE THE DATE!!
NCBI DISCOVERY WORKSHOP – October 11-12
This workshop series will be held in Mazurek Education Commons, Lab #324
Learn more about NCBI genome and biomedical resources and data sets in this series of four 2.5 hour hands-on sessions. Each session will emphasize a select set of resources developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) using specific examples to highlight important features of the resources and tools. The four modules focus on the following areas:
Sequences, Genomes and Maps (Thursday, October 11, 9am-12pm)
This workshop presents NCBI integrated biomolecular databases that comprise the Entrez system and shows how to use Entrez to find and download data of interest. The workshop focuses on scope and content of sequence databases. It demonstrates effective use of the Entrez interface including filters, search strategies to collect and download a specific set of records, and to use the pre-computed relationships available in the Entrez system to find related sequences, genomic regions, genomic maps, homologous genes and proteins, pathways and expression information.
Proteins, Domains and Structures (Thursday, October 11, 1pm – 4pm)
Learn about the resources associated with NCBI’s three-dimensional structure records including the Molecular Modeling Database, Entrez Structure, Vector Alignment Search Tool (VAST), the Conserved Domain Database and the structure viewer Cn3D. This workshop shows how the Entrez system can be used to navigate across protein and structure data.
NCBI BLAST SERVICES (Friday, October 12 9am – 12pm)
This workshop highlights new features and demonstrates the practical aspects of using NCBI BLAST, the most popular sequence similarity service in the world. See demonstrated the integrations and expansion of Align-2-Sequences; organism limits and TreeView analysis of results. It also shows how the new DELTA-BLAST improves the sensitivity and specificity of protein BLAST and demonstrates two new sequence analysis services, Primer BLAST and COBALT, which have been added to the BLAST area of the NCBI site.
HUMAN VARIATION AND DISEASE GENES (Friday, October 12, 1:00pm – 4pm)
Learn more about resources associated with human sequence variations and phenotypes. Demonstrations use the mouse fig4 homolog and the human APOE gene as examples to navigate across integrated databases to find phenotypes, literature, sequences (genome, mRNA and protein), and variations. Find out how to map those variations onto genes, transcripts, proteins, and genomic regions. This workshop emphasizes the importance of the Gene database as the best way to access these data.
Participants may attend all or any combination of these sessions. Sessions are entirely hands-on where the instructor will provide step-by-step instructions and additional information about each example. Participants will have the opportunity to provide comments and suggestions on NCBI services and to attend individual consultations with NCBI staff.
Register for: NCBI Discovery Workshop Webinars*
1. Login to Pipeline at http://pipeline.wayne.edu
2. Click on this link: https://www.eaa.wayne.edu/event_new/session_registration.cfm?eid=1250
*Search: NCBI under Training and Seminars if link does not appear.
For further information contact Shiffman Medical Library: 313-577-1094 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Epocrates Essentials* ($159 value), the very popular premium mobile app, offers drug, disease, and diagnostic reference tools to support your coursework, is FREE for all U.S. medical students. Act fast and get it now (http://www.epocrates.com/e/FreeforMedicalStudents2012?CID=EEFMS2012_Medgadget)
Shiffman Medical Library Staff
Shiffman Medical Library announces the arrival of a brand new resource ClinicalKey™ from Elsevier, leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products.
ClinicalKey™ (CK), an insight engine, is designed to anticipate clinical information needs providing smarter, faster answers at your fingertips.
CK offers access to information from 800 textbooks, 500 journals, 9,000 videos including routine technical and surgical procedures, as well as thousands of images and diagrams, guidelines and drug monographs.
Take a look at some of the exclusive features and benefits you’ll find in ClinicalKey:
• Saved Searches: store frequently used search terms for fast and easy access later
• Personal Reading list: build your own collection of books, journals and articles to red at your leisure
• Presentation Maker: collect and save images to export to PowerPoint
• Mobile Access: use clinical key on -the -go with a site optimized for your mobile device
• Sharing: email articles, images and book sections to colleagues.
Access ClinicalKey via your computer or mobile device.
• Remote Access: remember to point your browser to Shiffman’s web page at www.lib.wayne.edu/shiffman
Contact the Shiffman Library to learn more about it: email@example.com / 313.577-1094.
Effective July 23, 2012, Shiffman Medical Library hours will change to:
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-12:00am (midnight)
Saturday-Sunday: 12:00pm (noon)-8:00pm
The Shiffman Medical Library now provides full access to the
General Section of the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE). JoVE is a peer
reviewed, PubMed indexed journal devoted to the publication of biological,
medical, chemical and physical research in a video format. JoVE was established
as a new tool in life science publication and communication, with participation
of scientists from leading research institutions. JoVE takes advantage of video
technology to capture and transmit the multiple facets and intricacies of life
science research. Visualization greatly facilitates the understanding and
efficient reproduction of both basic and complex experimental techniques,
thereby addressing two of the biggest challenges faced by today’s life science
research community: i) low transparency and poor reproducibility of biological
experiments and ii) time and labor-intensive nature of learning new
experimental techniques. Finally, JoVE opens a new frontier in scientific
publication by promoting efficiency and performance of life science research.
Visualization of the temporal component, or the change over time integral to
many life science experiments, can now be done. JoVE allows you to publish
experiments in all their dimensions, overcoming the inherent limitations of
traditional, static print journals, thereby adding an entirely new parameter to
the communication of experimental data and research results.
You are invited to the OPENING RECEPTION for National Library of Medicine’s Traveling Exhibit and WSU School of Medicine and Shiffman Library Spring 2012 Arts in the Atrium event.
Binding Wounds Pushing Boundaries: CIVIL WAR MEDICINE & AFRICAN AMERICANS looks at the men and women who served as surgeons and nurses during the American Civil War and how their service as medical providers challenged the prescribed notions of race and gender pushing the boundaries of the role of African Americans in America.
The Opening Reception for the exhibit is scheduled for Wed. March 21, from 4:30 – 6:00 PM. The address is 320 E. Canfield St., Detroit MI.
The event includes
- Moderator Dr. DE’ANDREA WIGGINS, Interim Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, WSU School of Medicine
- Presentation of Flags by Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men Junior ROTC
- Opening Remarks from VALERIE. M. PARISI, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., Dean, WSU School of Medicine and Dr. SANDRA YEE, Dean of WSU Library System
- An Introduction to Civil War Medicine by TOM ROE, M.D., Assistant Professor, WSU School of Medicine
- Physically Disabled Veterans of the Civil War by SCOTT JANKOWSKI, WSU Honors History Student
- Unveiling of the exhibit
Visit the Binding Wounds Pushing Boundaries website for more information.
The NLM Exhibit will be displayed at Wayne State University Shiffman Medical Library from March 19 – April 28.
Limited seating and light refreshments for Reception.
Must RSVP to 313-577-6666 or ShiffmanOutreach@wayne.edu with contact information and number attending.
Open Science Medicine (OSM) is a group of medical students at Wayne State University. All mnemonics and jovigrams portrayed in these videos are original to the students in our group unless otherwise stated. Drawing the jovigrams or mnemonics out a few times greatly improves rapid recall and (they are hoping) aids in long-term retention of the material. The direct URL is http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/diki/
New with this year’s subscription, comes word of some of the most exciting changes for WSU SOM faculty, staff and students in some time:
- UpToDate Remote Access: WSU affiliates now have access to UpToDate anytime anywhere via the Web. Just connect to the Shiffman Library Webpage www.lib.wayne.edu/shiffman. Choose the “Article Databases” tab, then type UpToDate in the search box or select the UpToDate hot link. Authenticate with your WSU/Pipeline ID and password and you will be ready to go.
- Links to Full Text: view content of the full text articles from those journals that the WSU libraries subscribe to. Just click on the hotlink in the “References” section in a topic, and then select “360 link to full text”.
- New specialty: content for General Surgery is now available. in the UpToDate specialties. Editors have worked to develop topics covering all the major areas including, over 15 sections in general surgery, sections on minimally invasive surgery, as well as anesthesia and analgesia, general surgical principles and surgical quality and safety.
- New webinar series: Join the UpToDate Client Connection, a FREE, bi-monthly educational Webinar series.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the series distribution list.
The Library has 15 book stands & holders available for 24 hour checkout. These items provide eye-level reading for maximum comfort; promote proper posture for better spinal health; and are sturdy enough to support the bulkiest books. Ask for one at the Shiffman Medical Library Service Desk.