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Cell Phone Recycling Program

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

The Office of Campus Sustainability announces a new program that makes it easy to recycle old cell phones. Shiffman Medical Library is participating in this program to dismantle and repurpose the old electronics by serving as a drop-off location on the medical campus.

Help keep electronics out of our landfills. Look for the drop-box located at the Shiffman Medical Library Service Desk.

Children’s Hospital of Michigan Outreach Program

Monday, November 19th, 2012

The Shiffman Medical Library is partnering with the Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science Alumni Association, the Hip Hop Knit Shop and the Children’s Hospital of Michigan to bring sick kids books, toys and stories.  Now through December 12, we will be collecting books and toys, telling stories, navigating art carts and knitting blankets for the kids at Children’s Hospital.
 
There is a collection box in the Shiffman Medical Library, and the donations will be picked up each Friday.
 
Please click here for more details: http://slis.wayne.edu/slisaa/news.php?id=10343
 
Join us as we help to make kids feel better this holiday season!
 

MD Consult -> ClinicalKey

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Shiffman Medical Library subscribes ClinicalKey from Elsevier which includes MD Consult, FirstConsult, most of ProceduresConsult, 800 textbooks, 500 journals, and 9000 videos.  As you can access MD Consult content through ClinicalKey, Shiffman Medical Library ceased MD Consult subscription.

ClinicalKey™ (CK), an insight engine, is designed to anticipate clinical information needs providing smarter, faster answers at your fingertips.

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.

You can access ClinicalKey via mobile device or off campus.  Contact the Shiffman Library to learn more about it: askmed@wayne.edu / 313.577-1094.

October is National Medical Librarian Month!

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

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!

NCBI DISCOVERY WORKSHOP October 11-12

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

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 / askmed@wayne.edu

 

 

Free Epocrates Essentials for Medical Students

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

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

ClinicalKey

Monday, August 13th, 2012

ClinicalKey

 

 

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 library.wayne.edu/shiffman

Contact the Shiffman Library to learn more about it: askmed@wayne.edu / 313.577-1094.

Shiffman New Hours Effective 7/23/12

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

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

Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) Available

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

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.

March 21 – Arts in the Atrium & Opening Reception of Binding Wounds

Friday, March 16th, 2012

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.

For more information about this event, please contact Linda Draper at 313-577-8943 or ldraper@wayne.edu.