Influenza: Resources to keep you safe and healthy

In response to the concern over Swine Flu (H1N1) we recommend a few helpful influenza resources on the Web listed below:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

American Lung Association

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Influenza

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

Immunization Action Coalition

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. 

~John Fitzgerald Kennedy



PubMed Redesign

PubMed interface was redesigned by the National library of Medicine. The goal of the new design was simplicity and ease of use for the database. The changes to PubMed are outlined below:

PubMed Homepage: includes an NCBI Header, Search Bar, and Footer that are common to all PubMed pages

NCBI Header: includes an NCBI Resources pull-down menu categorized by topic, a How To menu, and the Sign In for My NCBI.

Search Bar: retains the database selection menu, and includes a link to Advanced search and Help. Additional Search bar selections, RSS and Save search, display after running a PubMed search.

Using PubMed, PubMed tools and More Resources are three main categories of the PubMed home page which direct the users to the popular tools such as Single Citation Matcher, Clinical Queries, MeSH Database or Journals Database.

For Loansome Doc users: the "Send to" function that sends the selected citations to Docline Borrow is now a text found at the top of the results list. In order to get to NYCOM holdings through PubMed database, access PubMed, using the library webpage/medical databases.

To view the new design click here.

Sage Sayings of Dr. Andrew Taylor Still

" Osteopathy believes that all parts of the human body act on chemical compounds, and from the general supply manufactures the substances for local wants."

" Death is the completed work of development of the sum total of effort to a finished work of nature."

Truhlar Robert E. Doctor A.T. Still in the living. Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 1950. P. 31, 33.

Did You Know..

Garlic Could Scare Away Colds? Anahad O’Connor, NY Times columnist, writes about the health benefits of garlic. Dr. David W. Kraus, associate professor of environmental science and biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham says: the trick to boost the healthy compounds in garlic, is to crush the garlic and let it sit for about 15 minutes in room temperature rather than cooking immediately after chopping it. To read more click here.



New Title in STAT!Ref

NYCOM library has added the book FIRST AID FOR THE COMLEX: AN OSTEOPATHIC MANIPULATIVE MEDICINE REVIEW - 2nd Ed. (2009) to its collection in STATRef. To access this book online, go to:

  1. Library webpage
  2. Select Medical databases
  3. Select STATRef 2
  4. At End User License page, click on the Accept button.
  5. Click on "Titles" tab
  6. Scroll down to letter "F"
  7. Select the title First Aid For the Comlex..

Nature titles @ NYCOM Go Online

Effective January 2010, NYCOM library is subscribing to Nature online (no longer in print) which includes Nature, Nature Immunology, Nature Cell Biology, Nature Neuroscience, Nature Genetics, Nature Medicine. Journal Locator is the gateway to search for any journal titles, or find information on the library journal holdings. To search for a journal title, click here.



Website Review

PLoS MEDICINE, It's a peer reviewed, open-access journal published by the Public Library of Science, a non-profit organization of scientists and physicians. PLoS MEDICINE includes those literatures which address major environmental, social, and political determinants of health, as well as the biological.

  • To learn more on PLoS Medicine click here.
  • To browse articles click here.

Library Hours

Due to the Thanksgiving Day Holiday , the library will be closed on Wednesday November 25th through Sunday November 29th. We'll resume our normal hours on Monday November 30th.


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