Libguides @ NYIT Libraries

The NYIT Libraries are pleased to announce the launch of LibGuides. LibGuides allow librarians to create Web-based, interactive research guides that direct users to valuable resources --including links to library resources, web resources, videos, RSS feeds, chats, and more. Click here to choose from the list of topics, and navigate the resources that have been pre-selected by librarians.

Over the coming months more guides will be created. If you do not see your subject listed or you are a faculty member and would like to have a guide prepared specifically for your course, you can suggest a new guide by contacting



In honor of World Aids Day December first, we have selected a few Online Resources as follows:

Selected online Journal @ NYCOM Library: JAIDS: Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes

JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes is a trusted resource for HIV- and AIDS-related information with a strong focus on basic science, clinical science, and epidemiology.  JAIDS publishes vital information on the advances in diagnosis and treatment of HIV infections, as well as the latest research in the development of therapeutics and vaccine approaches. It includes peer-reviewed articles, reviews of current research, results of clinical trials, and epidemiologic reports from around the world. To access the journal online click here.

Sage Sayings of Dr. Andrew Taylor Still

" I am at a loss to know why so much wind is taken into the body just to blow out. One would say we live by the wind, and to cut it off we die."

" Here I want to emphasize that the word 'treat' has but one meaning, that is to know you are right, and do your work accordingly."

" Don't accept anything as truth from anybody not even the old Doctor unless it filters through your God given reason."

Truhlar Robert E. Doctor A.T. Still in the living. Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 1950. p. 153, 148. 131.



Selected Websites on HIV/AIDS

AIDS info -a service project developed by the United States Department of Health of Human Services that offers current information on HIV/AIDS research, treatment, and prevention with federal approval. Includes clinical trials, medical guidelines, and drug reference guides.

HIV InSite -comprehensive, up-to-date information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and policy from the University of California San Francisco." Includes profiles and tables on various drugs, clinical trials, and countries. -official government site managed by the DHHS.  Contains information on testing, prevention, education, research, demographics, and other agencies and programs that deal with HIV/AIDS.  Links to podcasts about HIV/AIDS.

Statistical Abstract of the United States -a national databook of statistics that reflect the social and economic conditions of the United States.  Includes data on HIV/AIDS transmission, patient demographics, health care, and more.

Did you know..

High Blood Pressure will Increase People's Risk of Losing Their Hair?!

Anahad O’Connor, in his "Really? column" of NY Times writes that there could be a link between high blood pressure and the risk of loosing hair. According to a study published in 2007, researchers looked at 250 men ages 35 to 65, they found that hypertension was “strongly associated” with male pattern baldness. Analyzing the health records for 22,000 male doctors over 11 years, in another study in the Archives of Internal Medicine , indicates that men with mild balding of the crown had a 23 percent higher risk for heart disease, and those whose crowns were completely bald had a 36 percent greater risk. To read the column click here.



More Printing Tools @ NYCOM Library

To facilitate the students print job, the medical library added another print station located at the lowest level of the library. This workstation is only designed for printing and there is no access to internet connection using the computer station.

The students will be able to print any text file that is saved on a flash drive, and the printing rules remains the same "10 pages per print job."

Library staff are available to assist if you need to locate the workstation.

Recently the library added a wide range of EBSCO databases including Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Source. The database provides access to 170 full-text scholarly journals, 20 e-books, and selected trade publications in the fields of orthopedics, physiotherapy, biometrics, nutrition, exercise science, kinesiology and physical therapy. To access the database click here.



Photo by James Lutz

Library Hours

Winter recess is approaching, and so is the New Year! To observe the Holidays, NYCOM library will be closed on Thursday December 24th through Sunday January 3rd, 2010. We'll resume our normal hours on Monday January 4th.

We wish you a happy and healthy New Year!



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