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.


New York State Library and ScienceDirect

January 16th, 2015 by Jeremy Morgan

The New York State Library is currently reviewing their Elsevier ScienceDirect license in light of concerns about cost per use and fiscal sustainability.  ScienceDirect journals will be unavailable while this review takes place.

Rest assured that the HSL will connect you to the articles you need through ILLiad.  Please submit your requests using the usual procedure, by logging into ILLiad and completing the article request form or using the “Request this item via interlibrary loan” link on the citation lookup search results page.

If you need assistance with article retrieval or interlibrary loan, please call the Library Services Desk at 464-7091.

Please let us know which Elsevier ScienceDirect titles you use most.

HSL Article Retrieval Updates

January 13th, 2015 by Laura Schlueter

This week, the Health Sciences Library (HSL) will be switching the article linking service (from EBSCO LinkSource to Serials Solutions). You will notice some changes and potential intermittent interruptions as we update the service. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience. If you need assistance with retrieving articles, please contact our Reference Department at 315-464-7091.

Gallup Poll: Nursing Ranks As Most Ethical Profession for 13th Consecutive Year

January 12th, 2015 by Laura Schlueter
In 2014, Americans say nurses have the highest honesty and ethical standards. Members of Congress and car salespeople were given the worst ratings among the 11 professions included in this year’s poll. Eighty percent of Americans say nurses have “very high” or “high” standards of honesty and ethics, compared with a 7% rating for members of Congress and 8% for car salespeople. – See more at: features Public Health Aspects of Diagnosis and Classification of Mental and Behavioral Disorders

January 6th, 2015 by Laura Schlueter

PsychOnline Book of the Month: November
Public Health Aspects of Diagnosis and Classification of Mental and Behavioral Disorders

January brings Public Health Aspects of Diagnosis and Classification of Mental and Behavioral Disorders - Refining the Research Agenda for DSM-5 and ICD-11. 

Edited by Shekhar Saxena, M.D., Patricia Esparza, Ph.D., Darrel A. Regier, M.D., M.P.H., Benedetto Saraceno, M.D., and Norman Sartorius, M.D., Ph.D..

Public Health Aspects of Diagnosis and Classification of Mental and Behavioral Disorders provides mental health service planners, clinicians and researchers with a better understanding of how the current state of mental health classification and diagnosis impacts public health care.

You can access the Book of the Month from the Books page, scroll down the page to find Book of the Month. From the Health Sciences Library website select Resources> Databases> and search PsyhchiatryOnline.

You’ll have access to the Professionalism in Psychiatry as a PDF download for the month of January.


Check Group Study room availability online

January 2nd, 2015 by Laura Schlueter

Group Study Rooms are available on the 2nd floor of the Library. Rooms can be requested by Upstate students, faculty and staff who present a valid Upstate ID at the Library Service Desk. Unless reserved ahead of time, rooms are checked out on a first come first serve basis at the Library Service Desk. Advanced reservations can be made for two or more up to one week in advance, in person.

You can check current availability of group study space on the library website at About> Classrooms & Study Rooms.

eBook of the month: Behavioral Science in Medicine

January 2nd, 2015 by Laura Schlueter

Ovid presents: Behavioral Science in Medicine

Author: Barbara Fadem, PhD

The intimate relationship between the mind and the physical health of individuals has become more apparent in recent years. Behavioral Science in Medicine, second edition, addresses this relationship in a comprehensive but not encyclopedic primary text designed for medical students in the preclinical and clinical years. The book is also aimed at other medical professionals such as nurses, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, and psychologists, as well as at physicians already in practice.

The book contains 7 major sections and a total of 27 chapters covering essential subject material. The Appendix of the book contains clinically relevant information on epidemiology and biostatistics. Each chapter contains representative clinical cases that illustrate clinical scenarios that students are likely to encounter and questions with annotated answers illustrating important aspects of the material. These cases and questions not only provide a bridge between theory and practice but also focus on topics and concepts tested on standardized examinations such as the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). Also, much of the information in the book has been organized and summarized into tables that facilitate learning and retention of the material and make studying more efficient.

You can access Behavioral Science in Medicine from the Health Sciences Library website select Resources> eBooks> and browse or search by title.


HS Talks: New Releases to The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection

December 31st, 2014 by Laura Schlueter

A new series of online lectures has been added to The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection on Systems Biology. Additional new talks have been added to Eukaryotic Gene RegulationSkin Biology, and Gene Transfer and Gene Therapy.

The new Systems Biology series is edited by Prof Hiroaki Kitano, the President and CEO of Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc., Tokyo; President of The Systems Biology Institute, Tokyo; Professor at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University; a Group Director at RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, Kanagawa; the Manager of Division for Cancer Systems Biology, Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research; a Special Professor, University of Amsterdam; a Guest Professor at Linköping University;  and a Sir Louis Matheson Distinguished Professor, Monash University.The series contains 8 specially prepared animated online lectures featuring a number of key researchers and clinician scientists who are the thought leaders in their areas of skin biology. They review the current state of knowledge on their topic and provide a glimpse into potential future advances.

New Series: Systems Biology (8 lectures)
Edited by Prof. Hiroaki Kitano, Systems Biology Institute & Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc., Tokyo, Japan

1. A versatile platform for multilevel modeling of physiological systems
Dr. Yoshiyuki Asai, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Japan

2. Evolutionary tradeoffs and the geometry of gene expression space
Prof. Uri Alon, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

3. Systems medicine and proactive P4 medicine: revolutionizing healthcare. Predictive, preventive, personalized and participator
Dr. Lee Hood, Institute for Systems Biology, US

4. Systems biology graphical notation (SBGN)
Prof. Huaiyu Mi, University of Southern California, USA

5. Integrated view on a eukaryotic osmoregulation system
Prof. Stefan Hohmann, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

6. Impact of systems biology on metabolic engineering
Prof. Jens Nielsen, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

7. Control feedback and cellular responses
Prof. Francis J. Doyle III, UCSB, USA

8. Systems biology of the cell cycle
Prof. Bela Novak, University of Oxford, UK

Eukaryotic Gene Regulation series, edited by Prof. Michael Carey and Prof. Stephen Smale, University of California, Los Angeles and Prof Jonathan Shaw, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Australia

  9. The Beta-Globin Locus
Dr. Ann Dean, National Institutes of Health, USA

Scholars’ Den Artist – Doug Cox

December 22nd, 2014 by Jennifer Olivia Maggio


Doug started in advertising photography, working for many local and international companies in Cleveland, Ohio. He also worked with the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art for 10 years.

Doug has taught at several colleges and hosted private workshops on Creative Polaroid Processes. He works with a variety of alternative and historical processes to create his art.

All the art on display is created with Polaroid Transfers and Polaroid Emulsion Lifts. Polaroid no longer produces their instant print films so these processes are the latest in a long line of photographic processes that we will only be able to read about and look at in museums and collections.

Doug’s most recent work was shown at The University of Wisconsin where he gave several lectures to students and to the public. His work has been selected for exhibition in national and regional juried exhibitions.  His work resides nationally in private collections and in the archives of the Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, Indiana.



What’s your App-titude? Access Medicine

December 22nd, 2014 by Jennifer Olivia Maggio

Welcome to What’s your App-titude –

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

The Health Sciences Library wants to hear from you!


Post the app info to our Facebook page!


AccessMedicine App via Unbound Medicine

  • Quick Medical Dx & Rx is a collection of concise evidence-based outlines of conditions and disorders most often encountered in medical practice – perfect for high-yield review or for quick reference in the clinical setting.
  • Fitzpatrick’s Color Atlas of Clinical Dermatology facilitates dermatologic diagnosis by providing color images of skin lesions, plus a summary outline of skin disorders and diseases.
  • Differential Diagnosis Tool provides more than 1,000 diagnoses through Diagnosaurus®, a McGraw-Hill Medical tool that efficiently allows you to browse by symptom, disease, or organ system at the point of care.
  • Diagnostic Tests, from Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, is a quick reference guide to the selection and interpretation of commonly used diagnostic tests, including laboratory procedures in the clinical setting.

     Institutional subscription is required.

In order to access the app content, the user must have an active My Access Account:

  • Your My Access Account must be active every 90 days
  • To download the app, please visit the App Store or Google Play

Access to Rubin’s and Lippincott’s restored

December 17th, 2014 by Laura Schlueter

Rubin’s Pathology: Clinicopathologic Foundations of Medicine, Rubin’s Student Resources, and Lippincott’s Illustrated Q&A Review of Rubin’s Pathology are now accessible (no password required).

If you continue to experience issues, please submit a ticket.