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Description: Z:\Library\Newsletter\images\access_medicine.jpgUnlimited Access

NYCOM library now has an unlimited user license to AccessMedicine.

This online resource provides access to more than 60 medical titles from the best minds in medicine, updated content, thousands of images and illustrations, interactive self-assessment, case files, diagnostic tools, a comprehensive search platform, and the ability to download content to a mobile device.

To view the mobile version of the site go to NYCOM Library Webpage, click on AccessMedicine that is listed under the "Popular Resources", then on the right side of the page click on MyAccessMedicine to create an account to access customized features including: custom curriculum, save and download images for educational use, take a test, use the mobile view, personalize patient education, and email content to a colleague.

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Sage Sayings of Dr. Andrew Taylor Still

" On every voyage of exploration, I have been able to bring a cargo of indisputable truths, that all remedies necessary to health exist in the human body."

Truhlar Robert E. Doctor A.T. Still in the living. Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 1950. p.63



Website Reviews

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Grey Literature Report: Fill the gaps in your public health research

The Grey Literature Report is a bimonthly publication of the New York Academy of Medicine Library.

In general, grey literature publications may include, but are not limited to: fact sheets, technical reports, white papers, statistical reports, market research, workshop summaries, and dissertations. Most grey literature is freely accessible through the World Wide Web.

To view the latest report with the main focus on Affordable Care Act and its implications to the health community, and secondary focus on Child Health click here.

To subscribe to the reports click here.

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New Home for Nature Network Blogs

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced the launch of, a new English-language blogging network for scientists and science communicators. Nature Network bloggers from more than twenty-five Nature Network blogs will be among the first to take up their new home on the WordPress-based site. They have transferred their full archives with them so that previous conversations are preserved for posterity. Redirects are in place so that links and search indexing continue to work seamlessly. Blogs written by Nature-branded journal editors and other NPG staff are now hosted at

To view the daily story line of science click here.



Description: Z:\Library\Newsletter\images\radiology.jpgLearning Radiology was conceived and created by William Herring of the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Since the site was started in 2002, it has grown to include video podcasts, lectures from medical professionals, and interactive tutorials. The materials on the site are divided into seven topical areas, including Lectures, Notes, Images, Case of the Week Archives, and Quick Quizzes. The Lectures area includes everything from bone tumors to the “ABCs of Heart Disease.” Many of the talks are available in a variety of formats, including as portable document format (PDF) files and PowerPoint presentations. The Notes area contains clear and concise summaries of over forty-five topics. Also available is an interactive Museum of Modern Imaging, which includes the Hall of Hype and Roentgen’s Room.

To explore the site click here

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The Ethics Education Library seeks “to connect people interested in developing new and interesting ethics training methods and programs, to disseminate best practices and tools that have already been developed, and to ultimately foster the creation of new methods and programs for teaching students about ethical issues inherent in research and practice.” The browse feature can be used to look for online tutorials, syllabi, teaching modules, and case studies. The case studies section has more than 5,500 items, some of which are available in full text and all of which have an abstract. There is also a search feature that can be filtered by assessment, best practices, discipline, or subject.

To look up for a case of your interest click here.



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Partners Infectious Disease Images offers an extensive and easily searchable digital library of case information and images to support learning in infectious disease and microbiology. Most of the 450+ cases feature both description and images, and each includes a multiple choice differential diagnosis for self-testing. A subset of cases, developed with medical students in mind, includes interactive annotations. The site was developed with support from the National Library of Medicine by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, the University of Texas–Austin, and Harvard University Medical School. Cases have been contributed by clinicians at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and national infectious disease training programs through an affiliation with the Infectious Diseases Society of America. The collection is available free of charge.

To access this digital collection click here.

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Expand Your Search Engine Options

Paula Hane from InfoToday looks at some of the most useful current options for search engines. While Google continues to dominate the search market, some enterprising folks continue to seek out alternatives—for additional features, interface preferences, spam avoidance, or privacy and security reasons. Also, most of the top web search trainers implore people to expand their horizons and try other search tools, including directories. It is best to have a collection of tools on hand rather than just a single choice.

To browse the entire review click here.



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@sk Your Medical Librarian

NYIT has added the "Chat with a librarian" to the library online services.

To chat with your medical librarian click here.

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