MDConsult access expired February 28th

March 5th, 2014 by Laura Schlueter

MDConsult access ended in 2014 for all its subscribers, and here at Upstate, on February 28th.   MDConsult is being replaced with Elsevier’s next generation clinical and curriculum resource, Clinical Key.  The Health Sciences Library will not be subscribing to this product to due its very high cost of licensure.

Our goal is to retain as much of the book and journal content as possible on other platforms, please consult our libguide for alternative resources Access to several of the e-book titles are available through other e-book vendors, and the Library already had institutional subscriptions to many of the journals contained within MDConsult.  Access to several of the most heavily-used journals will still be available through links in the Journals A-Z list and the New York State Library.   We are investigating licensure of the Clinics – however articles from our print subscriptions are available for scanning and delivery via ILLiad request.

Please take a moment to complete a 2 question survey and make recommendations for ebook and clinic titles.

Contact Rebecca Kindon with your comments and questions at 464-7193 or

Library resources intermittently unavailable

March 28th, 2014 by Laura Schlueter

The Health Sciences Library is  experiencing intermittent outages that may prevent access to our electronic resources. This issue was first reported on Thursday, and is continuing to cause intermittent outages for all online resources, as well as SelfServe. We are aware of the issue and are working with campus Information Management & Technology (IMT).  In some cases, refreshing the browser/reloading the page multiple times may resolve the problem. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Additionally, EBSCOhost databases and services may be intermittently unavailable while Ebsco performs network upgrades. The upgrade will impact Ebsco specific resources from Friday 9PM to 11PM EST.

Questions? Contact the library at 315-464-7091.


ebook of the month: Rudolph’s Pediatrics

July 8th, 2014 by Laura Schlueter

AccessPediatrics presents: Rudolph’s Pediatrics

Authors: Colin D. Rudolph, Abraham M. Rudolph, George E. Lister, Lewis R. First, Anne A. Gershon

From the Preface: Rudolph’s Pediatrics provides the reader with a comprehensive understanding of the underlying biological principles, clinical features, and treatment of diseases of infants, children, and adolescents. The rapid expansion of our knowledge of both normal childhood development and pediatric disease processes, spurred by the advent of new technologies and molecular medicine, makes it increasingly difficult to achieve these goals in a single volume textbook without curtailing the discussion of various topics. Therefore, we have embarked on a new approach that attempts to provide comprehensive coverage in the print version, augmented with additional tables and figures in a DVD attached to the textbook. We also have prepared an even more comprehensive version of the textbook that will be available as an online publication as part of AccessPediatrics.

You can access Rudolph’s Pediatrics from the Health Sciences Library website select Find Books> Electronic Books> and browse or search by title.

Implications of FDA Regulation of Medical Devices: When is an iPad more than an iPad?

July 8th, 2014 by Laura Schlueter

AAMC Webinar: Implications of FDA Regulation of Medical Devices: When is an iPad more than an iPad?

When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET

Register Now!

On September 25, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Final Guidance on Mobile Medical Applications. As applications on mobile devices are used with increasing regularity in health care, the FDA has now provided an analytical framework for determining if a mobile device running a health app is a medical device. To illustrate the significance of this guidance and what it means for the future use of mobile applications in patient care and education, the AAMC is hosting a webinar with Sharon R. Klein, JD, partner at Pepper Hamilton, LLP to explore how it plays into the larger picture of data privacy, patient care, and government regulations. The 60-minute webinar will be held July 23 from 1-2 pm (EST). For more information, please contact

What’s your App-titude? Apps for Summer Fun

July 3rd, 2014 by Clare Rauch

Welcome to What’s your App-titude?

Our monthly post to share information about Health Sciences mobile apps!

For the Summer, we have a few apps that can help you while you’re out having fun, or taking time to relax:

SunWise UV Index app

From the EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency).
Daily and hourly UV index rating for your current location.
Provides information on how to handle various sun and UV level conditions.
Free, mobile web, iPhone, Blackberry, Android






Oh, Ranger!

Use this app to find a place to fish, camp or go on a day hike
App works from a database that includes every national and state park, national forest, wildlife refuge, Bureau of Land Management site, and U.S. Army Corps recreation area.
Pick your location, and then choose from 20 different activities.
Free, iOS and Android







Stop, Breathe, & Think

This app provides a variety of different guided meditations to help calm the mind, improve focus and memory.
Free, iOS








The Health Sciences Library wants to hear from you!

Post your favorite app info to our Facebook page!



Featured book: Disaster Psychiatry: Readiness, Evaluation, and Treatment

July 3rd, 2014 by Laura Schlueter

July Book of the Month:
Disaster Psychiatry: Readiness, Evaluation, and Treatment
by Frederick J. Stoddard, Jr., M.D., Anand Pandya, M.D., and Craig L. Katz, M.D.

The field of disaster psychiatry is more important than ever, in response to disasters such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Today, disaster psychiatry encompasses a wide spectrum of clinical interests, ranging from public health preparations and early psychological interventions to psychiatric consultation to surgical units and psychotherapeutic interventions to alleviate stress in children and families after school shootings, hurricanes, or civil conflict. Although disaster mental health is still a young field, research is gradually yielding methods for accurately identifying valid relationships among preexisting risk factors, postdisaster mental health problems, and effective interventions.

With its practical approach to readiness, response, and intervention and its focus on evidence-based recommendations for psychiatric evaluation and interventions, Disaster Psychiatry: Readiness, Evaluation, and Treatment is an invaluable manual for educator and student alike. The manual draws on a variety of sources, including the peer-reviewed scientific literature, the clinical wisdom imparted by front-line psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, and the experiences of those who have organized disaster mental health services, including the American Psychiatric Association and Disaster Psychiatry Outreach. Each chapter provides clear and concise information and in-depth review, followed by helpful study questions and answers. This book has been developed to give professionals the knowledge they need to respond swiftly and appropriately when disaster strikes.

You can access the Book of the Month from the homepage, scroll to the bottom of the page to find Book of the Month. From the Health Sciences Library website select Find Articles> Databases> and search PsyhchiatryOnline.

You’ll have access to Disaster Psychiatry: Readiness, Evaluation, and Treatment as a PDF download for the month of July.

Julie Herman photography on display in the Scholars’ Den

July 2nd, 2014 by Laura Schlueter

Artist’s statement:

I am interested in the spaces that people have forgotten. The places that once had function and purpose, but are now desolate and deteriorating. While photographing, I imagine the circumstances under which these locations became abandoned, and the stories of those who had been there. I enjoy exploring structures and discovering objects that weren’t important enough to save, yet were not worthless enough to destroy. Left in a limbo of sorts, these places and items are left to be consumed by the elements. The earth gradually reclaims man’s monuments? the wind and weeds slowly but systematically dismantling what we had once worked so hard to create. In vacant warehouses and factories, I trace the light as it streams through shattered windows and across broken machinery. Although the remnants of these structures are frequently seen as blights on the landscape, I find them to be beautiful tributes to our history.

Julie Herman received her BFA in photography from Alfred University in 2004. She loves to collect and experiment with antique film cameras, of which she now has forty seven. All of these photographs were taken using a medium format Mamiya, and the resulting negatives and prints were developed in a traditional darkroom. Julie is employed by Light Work, a nonprofit arts organization that supports emerging and underrepresented photographers.

Login for Off Campus Access to Journals and Citation Look-up

July 1st, 2014 by Laura Schlueter

At this time, off campus users will need to use their Network (Novell/Ldap) log in to view our Journal holdings and Citation Look-up feature. This is a functionality of a new article linking service SUNY and the Health Sciences Library is implementing:

Log in to view these services:

We apologize for the technical issues earlier today, however off campus access should be working correctly now.

We are here to assist you as we transition to the new service.  Please call the library main number, 464-7091 to be connected with a librarian if you have any trouble locating full text, linking to articles, finding a journal or specific citation.

As we continue the implementation process, we are working to remove the log in requirement for off campus browsing and lookup options, limiting the logging in only to accessing journal level articles and abstracts.

HSL implements new article linking service

June 30th, 2014 by Laura Schlueter

Effective this week, the Health Sciences Library will be transitioning to a new article linking service.

How do I find fulltext holdings from Upstate?

Previously in the database search results, clicking “Owned by Upstate?” would check our holdings.

We are now using Ebsco’s Linksource service. To check our holdings, look for either

Owned by Upstate?  text or icon, or the word “Linksource” on the article results page.

Once clicked, the link will take you to a landing page that allows you to:

  • check for Full Text Holdings
  • view Additional Resources such as submitting an ILL request for the article, or adding the citation to Refworks
  • view NYSL holdings or check for eligibility







Please bear with us as we work through this transition, as you may experience difficulty accessing our holdings during this transition. Please feel free to contact us for assistance at  (315) 464-7091 or


June 19 – MTM webinar: Learn the expectations of Comprehensive Medication Review

June 12th, 2014 by Laura Schlueter

Webinar: MTM Part 2: Service-level Expectations of a Comprehensive Medication Review

Date: Thu, June 19, 2014

Time: 02:00PM EDT

Duration: 1 hour


Medication Therapy Management (MTM) is becoming a “must” for healthcare professionals, but are you prepared to provide this service? Are there consistent processes you should follow? Are you familiar with the term “service-level expectations” and what it means in regard to providing MTM for your patients?

Recent CMS Health Policy Fellow Dr. Brian Isetts returns for the webinar “MTM Part 2: Service-level Expectations of a Comprehensive Medication Review” on Thursday, June 19, at 2 p.m. EST. In case you missed it, watch Dr. Isetts’ first session, attended by hundreds in February, that looks at the evolution of and need for MTM.
This upcoming webinar will explore:

  •  The complete and comprehensive process for working with patients to achieve their drug therapy treatment goals
  • Evidence supporting improved outcomes of a Comprehensive Medication Review
  • Techniques for engaging patients and families in comprehensive, team-based medication management features Handbook of Office-Based Buprenorphine Treatment of Opioid Dependence

June 4th, 2014 by Laura Schlueter

Book of the Month: June
Handbook of Office-Based Buprenorphine Treatment of Opioid Dependence
by John A. Renner, Jr., M.D., and Petros Levounis, M.D., M.A.

The Handbook of Office-Based Buprenorphine Treatment of Opioid Dependence will serve as a reliable guide for the addition of buprenorphine treatment into existing clinical practices, both for psychiatrists and other clinicians. Adopting a new treatment modality can be challenging, yet the need to expand treatment services to include buprenorphine is urgent—and this book meets both challenges. The potential to improve the lives of patients with the disease of opioid addiction is great, and this book offers concrete and practical advice for managing patients in an office-based setting. This handbook:

  • Highlights the importance of counseling as an essential component of quality buprenorphine treatment
  • Provides the dimensions of assessment and available treatment options to ensure that patients receive the appropriate intensity of care
  • Urges clinicians to locate therapists trained in cognitive-behavior therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, and 12-step facilitation
  • Stresses the importance of care coordination with treatment counselors in order to deliver maximally effective buprenorphine treatment


You can access the Book of the Month from the homepage, scroll to the bottom of the page to find Book of the Month. From the Health Sciences Library website select Find Articles> Databases> and search PsyhchiatryOnline.

You’ll have access to Handbook of Office-Based Buprenorphine Treatment of Opioid Dependence as a PDF download for the month of June.


ebook of the month: Neurological Aspects of Substance Abuse

June 2nd, 2014 by Laura Schlueter

Sciencedirect presents: Neurological Aspects of Substance Abuse

Author: John C.M. Brust, M.D.

As more drugs are “designed,” more research is being done, and substance abuse remains a serious international problem, this reference remains important to neurologic literature.

From googlebooks: Neurologic symptoms and signs are associated with the use of recreationally abused drugs. Among the serious neurologic and medical complications are coma, trauma, infection, seizures, stroke, altered mentation, peripheral neuropathies, myelopathies, Parkinsonism, visual disturbances, dyskinesias, cerebellar ataxia, impotence, and fetal effects. The less alarming sequelae are myriad (fatigue, loss of appetite, headaches, dizziness, etc.). Dr. Brust has written the most comprehensive source available to the point of being encyclpedic, including references. But, as one reviewer points outt, “The book is not tedious reading…” It is in fact well organized and readable, with his own brand of erudition. Almost entertaining, Dr Brust’s style does delight, as in: “Bizzare even by the often rococo standards of substance abuse is “toad licking.”

You can access Neurological Aspects of Substance Abuse from the Health Sciences Library website select Find Books> Electronic Books> and browse or search by title.