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 online lectures: Molecular Genetics of Human Disease

September 15th, 2014 by Laura Schlueter

A new series of online lectures has been added to Henry Steward Talks: Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection on Molecular Genetics of Human Disease.

The new series is edited by Prof Maher, Head of Medical Genetics at University of Cambridge and contains 10 specially prepared animated online lectures on subjects ranging from cardiopulmonaryneuromuscular and chromatin associated diseases to cancer, imprinting disorders, diagnosis treatment and prevention by an eminent international group of speakers.

Henry Stewart Talks can be found from the libray home page under Resources> Databases> and search for Henry Stewart Talks: Biomedical & Life Sciences.

New library furniture

September 11th, 2014 by Laura Schlueter

New furniture has been delivered to the Health Sciences Library, offering a comfortable seating area adjacent to the Library Services Desk. Come browse our Leisure Reading or Health + Wellness collections, take a break, meet a colleague, and enjoy our new chairs and loveseats.

Join us for Hot Topics In Research, register now!

September 5th, 2014 by Laura Schlueter

Research Administration presents “Hot Topics in Research”

What: PMIDs, PMCIDs, & NIHMSIDs: What are They and Why Should I Care?

Speaker: Amy Slutzky, PhD, MSLIS, Upstate Health Sciences Library Reference Librarian

Target Audience: Faculty & Investigators

When: Tuesday, September 9th 11:30am -12:30pm

Where: 2231 Weiskotten Hall

Please register to attend by 9/5 by emailing

eBook of the month: Comprehensive Gynecology

September 4th, 2014 by Laura Schlueter

R2 Digital Library presents: Comprehensive Gynecology

Authors: Gretchen Lentz, MD, Roger Lobo, MD, David Gershenson, MD, Vern Katz, MD

Comprehensive Gynecology provides you with complete, timely, and easy access to vital information on all the medical and surgical issues affecting your practice. Whether you’re a resident or practioner, you’ll get all the practical, in-depth coverage you need to stay at the forefront of your field. Now in its sixth edition, this core reference, formerly edited by Drs. Droegemueller, Stenchever, Mishell and Herbst, continues to be your primary resource for in-depth and up-to-date information.

You can access Comprehensive Gynecology from the Health Sciences Library website select Resources> eBooks> and browse or search by title. features Health Care Reform: A Primer for Psychiatrists

September 3rd, 2014 by Laura Schlueter

PsychOnline Book of the Month: September
Health Care Reform: A Primer for Psychiatrists
by American Psychiatric Association

September brings Health Care Reform: A Primer for Psychiatrists by American Psychiatric Association.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was passed in March 2010, includes provisions to expand the scope of mental health care available to most Americans. What do psychiatrists need to know about the provisions of the health reform law to practice most effectively and best serve their patients?

Health Care Reform: A Primer for Psychiatrists is a compilation of resources designed to educate psychiatrists and other mental health professionals about key elements of the reform law. At its core are three articles from a special section on health reform that appeared in the November 2010 issue of Psychiatric Services. Each article addresses a key question for the organization and financing of mental health and substance abuse care under health care reform::

  • How should states set up their health exchanges to ensure that the needs of people with mental illness are addressed?
  • Will coverage of mental health services be adequate under the law’s provisions?
  • Can integration of mental and physical health care—a particular focus of health reform—improve the quality and efficiency of care for people with mental illness?

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 Resources> Databases> and search PsyhchiatryOnline.

You’ll have access to the Health Care Reform: A Primer for Psychiatrists as a PDF download for the month of September.


Library Labor Day 2014 Weekend Hours

August 28th, 2014 by Barbara Hopkins

Our  Labor Day Holiday hours are as follows:

Friday, August 29 – 7:30 am – 10 pm

Saturday, August 3 0- 10:00 am  – 9:00 pm

Sunday, August 3 1- 10:00 am  – 7:00 pm

Monday, September 1- 7:30 am  – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, September 2 – Resume Normal Hours – 7:30 am – 12:00 midnight

Have a safe holiday.

How Are Disease-Related Facebook Pages Used?

August 22nd, 2014 by Laura Schlueter

A study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research finds 32.2% of Facebook pages about diseases are for marketing and promotional purposes, while just 9.4% of such pages are used for general social support.

The study also shows:

  • 20.7% of disease-related Facebook pages aim to raise awareness; and
  • 15.5% provide Wikipedia-type information.

The study was conducted by researchers from Harvard Medical School, Partners HealthCare’s Center for Connected Health and Stanford University School of Medicine.

See full story.

5 things that are bigger threats to your health than Ebola

August 19th, 2014 by Laura Schlueter

From the American Public Health Association:

Ebola, the serious, often fatal disease spread by interaction with the blood or fluids of a symptomatic infected person, has been making headlines across the country. And for good reason: this is the largest Ebola outbreak in history. The public is asking questions and wondering if they’re at risk.

But the truth is, unless you live in West Africa, where the latest Ebola outbreak has been focused, or if you are a health worker who works with Ebola patients, you’re probably safe.

These five threats, however, are lurking nearby.

  1. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria- from skin infections to mutated strains of sexually transmitted diseases
  2. Severe weather- storms, flooding, and droughts
  3. Mosquito viruses- malaria, chikungunya, dengue and West Nile virus, among other diseases
  4. Vehicle and pedestrian safety- vehicle crashes are the No. 1 cause of death for young people in the United States
  5. Obesity- more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese, which can increase a person’s risk of developing a myriad of diseases

Learn more from the American Public Health Association.



Helpful Resources on Depression

August 13th, 2014 by Laura Schlueter

The recent death of Oscar-winning actor and comedian, Robin Williams, has brought attention to the challenges of those who suffer from depression.  It is estimated that 1 in 10 adults struggle with depression (Centers for Disease Control).  Depression can be debilitating to those who suffer, as well as affecting their family and friends.  It can also adversely affect outcomes of chronic and other health conditions.


AAAS/Science free special collection on the Ebola virus

August 12th, 2014 by Laura Schlueter

Given the current widespread and lethal outbreak of the Ebola virus, AAAS’ journals Science and Science Translational Medicine offer a freely available collection of research and news articles on the viral disease to researchers and the general public.

View the special collection.
Learn more about the Ebola virus by listening to HealthLink On Air “Understanding the Ebola virus” presented by Upstate’s Timothy Endy, MD, MPH.

Description: Timothy Endy, MD, MPH, helps us understand the Ebola virus, a severe, often fatal illness in humans, and discusses the international outbreak. Endy is professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Public Health and Preventive Medicine and division chief of Infectious Disease at Upstate Medical University.