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.


Thanksgiving Holiday Observance

November 24th, 2014 by Barbara Hopkins

The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 27, 2014, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.  Normal hours resume  on Saturday, November 29th, 10 am – 9 pm.  Have a safe holiday.

Wednesday   ( November 26)       7:30 am -7 pm

Thursday       (November 27)      THANKSGIVING CLOSED

Friday    (November 28)              7:30 am – 7 pm

Saturday    (November 29)        Resume Normal Hours       10 am – 9 pm

Dogs Do Wellness

November 24th, 2014 by Laura Schlueter

Therapy Dogs are trained to provide affection and comfort to any number of people.

Come relieve some stress and get some affection for yourself when Dogs Do Wellness at the Health Sciences Library!

Monday, December 1st
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Wednesday, December 3rd
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Thursday, December 4th
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Monday, December 8th
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM


Suzanne Brisk, 4-4565,

Medical Librarians as Article Co-Authors

November 21st, 2014 by Laura Schlueter

“Medical librarians play a central role in assisting clinicians access medical literature needed to provide patient care. They also can play an important role in developing high-quality narrative and systematic reviews, constructing search strategies, managing references, reviewing references for inclusion, documenting the search methodology, and contributing to the drafting of the final manuscript. Having a medical librarian closely involved ensures that the review will be thorough and its methodology reproducible. Medical librarians bring expertise to the review process based on their understanding of the medical literature, search methods, and review guidelines and standards. Their neutrality and expertise can help minimize bias in the review process, leading to more robust and unbiased review articles.”

Rethlefsen ML, Murad M, Livingston EH. Engaging Medical Librarians to Improve the Quality of Review Articles. JAMA.2014;312(10):999-1000. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.9263.

Our Upstate Health Sciences Librarians are already fulfilling the roles described in this JAMA article. Please see the recently published articles cited below for an example of Upstate Librarians’ contribution as co-authors of both an editorial and a review article. Contact us at 464-7091 or for a consultation on your next article!

Pratte Morgan A., Nanavati Kaushal B., Young Virginia, and Morley Christopher P.. An Alternative Treatment for Anxiety: A Systematic Review of Human Trial Results Reported for the Ayurvedic Herb. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. -Not available-, ahead of print. doi:10.1089/acm.2014.0177.

David T. Nash, MD and Amy R. Slutzky, PhD, MSLIS. Gluten Sensitivity: New Epidemic or New Myth? Every Major Change in Our Diet Carries With It the Possibility of Unforeseen Risks. American Journal of Cardiology. Volume 114, Issue 10, Pages 1621–1622, November 15, 2014


Scholars’ Den Artists – Jeanette Palsa

November 21st, 2014 by Jennifer Olivia Maggio

Ms. Palsa’s photographs are currently on display on the second floor of the Health Sciences Library.


Armed with her 8 x 10 Deardorff camera and collection of antique lenses,  Jeannette Palsa has been producing  fine art black and white portrait s for the past 14 years.  She has achieved impressive results using techniques first developed by the old masters of photography in the late 19th and 20th centuries. Her delicate pictorial style creates a mood and ambiance that has earned her a reputation for beautiful prints that seem to transcend time. Ms. Palsa is also gaining a reputation for her work in antique processes including platinum/palladium, albumen and most recently ambrotypes using the wet-collodion process.

Her portrait studio, located in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, has been specially arranged to maximize the use of natural light in the tradition of the old masters “glass rooms.”

Her work has been selected for exhibition in international , regional and local juried exhibitions.  Her work resides nationally in private collections and in the archives of Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio and the Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, Indiana.    Please visit her at

Interested in displaying your artwork in the Health Sciences Library? Contact Olivia Maggio at

November Artist – Elaine Rubenstein

November 21st, 2014 by Jennifer Olivia Maggio

The work of Elaine Rubenstein will be on display through the month of November on the 1st floor of the Health Sciences Library. From pastel to watercolor, this collection takes you alongside Mrs. Rubenstein as she captures vivid still lifes and documents her travels .

Artist Biography

Having retired from a career in the advertising/marketing field, I now enjoy applying my experience and interest in design toward the art media. Still learning and experimenting by taking classes and workshops, I have worked primarily with pastel and watercolor, many times in combination.  I love the surprises that happen with watercolor and the energy conveyed by the vibrant colors of pastels.  I have yet to discover my favorite medium or style.

Elaine Rubenstein

Cazenovia, New York

Interested in displaying your art work at the Health Sciences Library? Contact Olivia Maggio at features Professionalism in Psychiatry

November 20th, 2014 by Laura Schlueter

PsychOnline Book of the Month: November
Professionalism in Psychiatry

November brings Professionalism in Psychiatry by Glen O. Gabbard, M.D., Laura Weiss Roberts, M.D., M.A., Holly Crisp-Han, M.D., Valdesha Ball, M.D., Gabrielle Hobday, M.D., and Funmilayo Rachal, M.D.

What’s often referred to as bedside manner in medicine is really a reflection of the doctor’s professionalism. This is especially true in psychiatry, where issues like countertransference can come into play. In Professionalism in Psychiatry, the authors seek to define the factors that influence professionalism and address principles that are now part of the core curriculum for medical students, psychiatry residents, educators, and practicing clinicians. The interface between ethics and professionalism is charted, including ethical issues related to research, fundraising, and the relationship between psychiatrists and pharmaceutical companies.

The authors also review how the principles of professionalism can be applied to gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Professionalism in Psychiatry is a must read for any educator or professional wanting to better understand the relationship between professionalism, ethics, and the avoidance of boundary violations.

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 Professionalism in Psychiatry as a PDF download for the month of November.


HS Talks: The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection New and Updated Series

November 14th, 2014 by Laura Schlueter

A new series of online lectures has been added to The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection on Systems Biology.

The new 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.

All the lectures can easily be assigned for viewing by students and uploaded to Blackboard.

Full details of the series, as well as information on other new releases and access instructions are listed below.

New Series: Systems Biology (8 lectures)

Edited by Prof. Hiroaki Kitano, Systems Biology Institute & Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc., Tokyo, Japan
Updates Series: Eukaryotic Gene Regulation (20 lectures)
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

Updated Series: Skin Biology (11 lectures)

Edited by Prof. Desmond J. Tobin, University of Bradford, UK

Updated Series: Gene Transfer and Gene Therapy (19 lectures)

Edited by Prof. Luigi Naldini, Vita – Salute San Raffaele University School of Medicine, Italy

Speaker line ups:

Systems Biology series, 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

Skin Biology series, edited by Prof. Desmond J. Tobin, University of Bradford, UK

  10. Vitiligo: in vivo and in vitro evidence for epidermal ROS/RNS-mediated regulation / dysregulation
Prof. Karin U Schallreuter, University of Greifswald, Germany
   11. Skin epigenetics: how chromatin regulators orchestrate skin functions
Prof. Vladimir Botchkarev, University of Bradford, UK

Gene Transfer and Gene Therapy series, edited by Prof. Luigi Naldini, Vita – Salute San Raffaele University School of Medicine, Italy

   12. Gammaretroviral vectors: biology, design and applications
Prof. Axel Schambach, Hannover Medical School, Germany
   13.Gene therapy and virotherapy in the treatment of cancer
Prof. Leonard Seymour, University of Oxford, UK

Clinical Outreach Presents at Nursing Grand Rounds 11/18

November 14th, 2014 by Laura Schlueter

What: Nursing Grand Rounds
Topic: Bringing Evidence to the Point of Care: Library Clinical Outreach Program
Presenters: Priscilla Worral, PhD, RN, J. Olivia Maggio, MSLIS, Clare Rauch, MLS and Michelle Brown, MSLIS
When: Tuesday, Nov. 18 from 1:30 – 2:30
Where: Kinney Performance Center on the 11th floor of the Golisano Children’s Hospital

Nursing Grand Rounds, “Bringing Evidence to the Point of Care: Library Clinical Outreach Program”, presented by Priscilla Worral, PhD, RN, J. Olivia Maggio, MSLIS, Clare Rauch, MLS and Michelle Brown, MSLIS is Tuesday, Nov. 18 from 1:30 – 2:30 in the Kinney Performance Center on the 11th floor of the Golisano Children’s Hospital. The presentation is targeted to all Upstate RN’s (both Inpatient and Ambulatory Care).
The purpose of the program is to “Increase awareness of the Clinical Outreach Activities of the Library for patients and families as well as the Nursing-Library collaboration to support evidence-based practice by nurses”.
Registration is not required. One contact hour will be awarded by the ICNE. For information, contact Barbara LaCasse at or 492-3612.

Webinar: Pediatric Procedures- Pain Management and Sedation

November 13th, 2014 by Laura Schlueter

Session date: Monday, November 24, 2014
Starting time: 1:30 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Duration: 30 minutes
Presenters: Kelly Young, Megyn Carpenter, Rob DePaolo, Beth Brady

Register now.

Join Kelly Young, MD, MS for a short lecture reviewing pain management options using a clinical scenario of a child that is not tolerating a Lumbar Puncture.

Kelly D. Young, MD, MS is Editor-in-Chief of PEMSoft and Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  She is Associate Fellowship Director for Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California.  Dr. Young is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine from the American Board of Pediatrics. She was an NIH K23 mentored patient-oriented research career development awardee, and obtained a master’s of science in epidemiology from the UCLA School of Public Health. Dr Young is also an Associate Editor for Annals of Emergency Medicine.

What’s your App-titude? DynaMed

November 4th, 2014 by Christine Kucharski

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!

Tweet us your favorite app @upstatehsl #upstateapps

Post the app info to our Facebook page!



DynaMed mobile via Skyscape Medical Library

     Institutional subscription is required.

A serial number from the Health Sciences Library is required for installation of the DynaMed app


Skyscape Medical Library

   Decision Support Tool

  • Select DynaMed
  • Skyscape Rx – drug interactions, dosing calculators
  • Skyscape Clinical Consult – evidence based clinical info
  • Skyscape Clinical Calculator
  • MedBeats – jounal summaries, clinical news
  • MedWatch – FDA safety information

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