DynaMed Plus Update

July 19th, 2016 by Laura Schlueter

Outages with DynaMed Plus have been corrected and the resource is now accessible from on and off campus. Questions? Contact the library at 315-464-7091 or library@upstate.edu.

Dynamed Plus outage

July 12th, 2016 by Laura Schlueter

DynamedPlus is currently experiencing authentication issues, which may prevent on and off-campus users from accessing the resource. DynaMed is actively working on the issue. Check back to the library blog for updates.

If you  need assistance accessing alternative resources during this outage, please contact our Reference team at 315-464-7091 or library@upstate.edu.

The Thomas P. Quinn Papers

July 7th, 2016 by Laura Schlueter
A new finding aid is available for the Thomas P. Quinn Papers in the Historical Collections of the Health Sciences Library.
Tom Quinn is former President and CEO of Community-General Hospital and former COO of Crouse Hospital in Syracuse. The Thomas P. Quinn Papers contain his personal documents spanning the years 2000-2011 and covering the Chapter 11 filing and reorganization of Crouse Hospital and Upstate’s acquisition of Community General Hospital, among other important events. Please contact the curator if you have questions about this collection history@upstate.edu.

Finding Aid URL: http://hsl.upstate.edu/historical/finding_aids/quinn_thomas.xml?_ga=1.113186182.323295154.1465922505

PsychiatryOnline.org July Book of the Month

July 5th, 2016 by Laura Schlueter

PsychOnline Book of the Month: July 2016

Title: Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Nurses

Edited by Laura G. Leahy, M.S.N., P.M.H.-A.P.R.N., and Christian G. Kohler, M.D.

You can access the Book of the Month from the home page at psychiatryonline.org/books.

The core philosophy of the advanced practice nursing field is that health care should be individualized, focusing not only on patients’ conditions but also on the effects those conditions have on patients’ lives and the lives of their families. Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Nurses offers this holistic approach as well as the most current information on psychopharmacological prescribing from a nursing perspective in an accessible, easy-to-use format.

The only text designed especially for Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, the Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Nurses is grounded in the belief that given their nursing background and their personalized approach to the individual, these nurses are uniquely qualified to offer symptom-based treatment within the context of an individual’s medical and psychological care.

You’ll have access to Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Nurses as a PDF download for the month of July at psychiatryonline.org/books.

Pathway to Wellness – July Events

July 1st, 2016 by Laura Schlueter


Want some wellness just a tip at a time?   You can get a tip of the day sent to your email box by registering at http://www.worklife.ny.gov/wellnyseveryday/tips_subscribe.cfm    or you can go to www.upstate.edu/wellness and there is a new tip everyday on the webpage in a green banner.   Lastly, you can “like”  www.facebook.com/UpstatePTW for tips, recipes and articles on wellness.


If you work in Oswego, Binghamton or over at Joslin you can still participate in Wellness programs online or on Facebook.  The NYS Well Everyday Challenges are online and the Eat Right, Move, Lose weight management group has a Facebook group option. These are just 2 examples of wellness and how you can get involved with wellness at any location.


Tell your coworkers to “like” www.facebook.com/UpstatePTW .   There will be a drawing for a Corporate Challenge T- Shirt for NEW page “likes” from now until we reach 210 “likes”.  Chances are 1 out of 18 of winning that orange t-Shirt!   I want to  thank Debra Buchan for her generous spirit and making this possible.


Everyone wants Wellness.   Med Best employees can participate in programs right along with everyone else.  So get signed up for the Olympic Experience today or July Monthly challenge today.  Med Best employees are always welcome at Monday Mile walks and or Eat Right, Move, Lose. Why not celebrate this news by having a healthy Salad Bar activity? http://www.upstate.edu/health/pdf/healthysaladluncheon.pdf


The NYS Well Every Day challenge for July is to be physically active for 20 minutes outdoors. Register on July 1st at  www.worklife.ny.gov/wellNYSeveryday


Registration for Olympic Experience 2016 starts on July 1st at www.worklife.ny.gov/wellNYSeveryday   Family members can join in the fun challenges such as hydrate; move your body, dress for success and more.  Olympic Experience offers 16 days of challenges from; Aug 5- Aug 21.   Everyone can participate including Med Best employees or family members. Gold, Silver and Bronze for the Olympians who complete the challenge.


NYS Welleveryday encourages you to participate in your first or complete your next 5k walk/race. After completing your 5k, go to: http://www.worklife.ny.gov/wellnyseveryday/5k.cfm  and register to receive your magnet.  Everyone can participate!  Medbest Members, Family members!  Have fun!


Get active this summer on any of Onondaga Counties 17 Monday Mile trails.  Walk, stroll or jog.  Have your family join you.   Register at www.healthymonday.syr.edu      Pick up a passport or download on online.  Walk any time that fits your schedule and get rewarded!   Challenge goes to August 1st so get walking.  Prizes!

MONDAY  MILE  JULY 11, 18 and 25

Monday Mile walkers will meet Monday at noon in the lobby of Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus for a one-mile walk. The Upstate community is welcome to participate.   http://www.upstate.edu/health/wellness/trails.php list indoor and outdoor trails at both campus locations.


Choose healthy on Monday with meatless options at all 4 Morrision locations and also at Espress Oasis.


The Quit Smoking Café will be held Thursday, July 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the atrium of Upstate Cancer Center. The Quit Smoking Café will feature tips on how to quit smoking and smoking cessation support. The Quit Smoking Café is held on the first Thursday of each month at Upstate Cancer Center and is open to all employees, patients and family members. For more information, visit http://www.upstate.edu/hospital/healthlink/smokefree/


Research Foundation Employees will be starting a challenge soon.   Watch for an email from Mark Miller or join the Upstate Pulsers on Virgin Pulse website to find out more ways to earn points.


Walking programs and exercise program offered by the Syracuse Parks and Recreation featuring walking events and exercise classes on Wednesday.  6:30am Yoga, 12:15 Zumba and 5:30 Hula Hoops all in Clinton Square. Walks start at different times/locations.  Contact the Syracuse City Parks and Recreation website for more information.   This is open to all!


Syracuse City will offer bike tours of Syracuse.  The next one is on July 17.   They are monthly on Sundays.   Contact the City of Syracuse for more information

PubMed Celebrates its 20th Anniversary!

July 1st, 2016 by Laura Schlueter




PubMed was first released two decades ago in January 1996 as an experimental database under the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) retrieval system. The word “experimental” was dropped from the website in April 1997, and on June 26, 1997, a Capitol Hill press conference officially announced free MEDLINE access via PubMed.

Read the full history of changes and updates over the past decade at nlm.nih.gov.

UptoDate Anywhere now available- classes next week

June 23rd, 2016 by Laura Schlueter
UpToDate Anywhere, an electronic clinical resource tool, is a key resource in assisting physicians and patients with evidence-based research. Users with an established account can download the UpToDate mobile app to gain unlimited access, and earn free CME/CPD credits while researching clinical questions.
UpToDateAnywhere provides you with:
  • UptoDate Mobile App for your iOS, Android or Windows 8 devices
  • Free CME/CE/CPD when you research a clinical question using UpToDate onsite or remotely (including on mobile)

UpToDate Mobile CME and EHR EMR integration


Users can search a variety of topics in multiple languages, and filter their results as needed. Clinical newsletters, demo videos, and online chat support make UpToDate a convenient tool for clinical reference. For more information, go to www.uptodate.com/home/uptodate-anywhere

Expert Trainers from Uptodate will be at Upstate June 28th and June 29th to introduce Uptodate Anywhere. Trainers will focus on the Uptodate App, and the enhanced CME interface. Classes are open to all.

Downtown Campus Training Schedule 6/28
8am-9am Class in ET12405a
11am-1pm Table
3:30pm-4:30pm Class in Lib 220

Community Campus Training Schedule 6/29
9-10am Class in the Computer Lab/Library
11am-1pm Table in Cafeteria
2pm-3pm Class in the Computer Lab/Library

Please contact Olivia Tsistinas tsistijo@upstate if you would like to schedule a training outside of the schedule above.

New online data and mapping resources- PolicyMap

June 20th, 2016 by Laura Schlueter

Policy Map is a fully web-based online data and mapping application that gives you access to over 15,000 indicators related to demographics, housing, crime, mortgages, health, jobs and more. Data is available at all common geographies (address, block group, census tract, zip code, county, city, state, MSA) as well as unique geographies like school districts and political boundaries. Data comes from both public and proprietary sources.  The application itself sits on the Amazon EC2 cloud.

To access, from the library homepage go to Resources> Databases and search for PolicyMap.


The data comes from over 45 public sources and 20 proprietary sources. As it updates by the source, it updates for the members in PolicyMap. You can see a full listing of the datasets and the frequency with which each is updated by visiting the data directory page. If you have a PolicyMap widget on a site or are accessing our Data API, that is updated automatically. The data directory contains information and links to the source information for all data in PolicyMap.

Courtesy: PolicyMap

Technical questions:

PolicyMap works on all web browsers, except Internet Explorer 6. If you are currently using Internet Explorer 6, you should upgrade to a higher version. Some organizations have firewalls in place that prohibit access to Policy Map.

How to cite PolicyMap when you using one of the maps or tables in your work

Attribute the information as follows, “Courtesy: PolicyMap” If you re-print actual maps or tables created by PolicyMap, do not remove any logos or trademarks.




PsychiatryOnline.org June Book of the Month

June 8th, 2016 by Laura Schlueter

PsychOnline Book of the Month: June 2016

Edited by Thomas N. Wise, M.D., Massimo Biondi, M.D., and Anna Costantini, Ph.D.

You can access the Book of the Month from the home page at psychiatryonline.org/books.

As cancer treatment has improved, the number of patients deemed “cancer survivors” has grown, along with their more complex, long-term mental health issues. Psycho-Oncology assists care providers in meeting the challenge presented by this population.

Concise and clinically focused, yet addressing the broad issues as well, Psycho-Oncology offers cutting-edge information and invaluable assistance to physicians and mental health professionals responsible for managing patients, and the families of patients, with neoplastic disorders.

You’ll have access to Psycho-Oncology as a PDF download for the month of June at psychiatryonline.org/books.

Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War now at the HSL

June 2nd, 2016 by Laura Schlueter

At the library till July 14th, we are proud to present the exhibition Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and the soldiers who fought in the war, the exhibition Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War explores the experiences of disabled veterans and their role as symbols of the fractured nation.

More than three million soldiers fought in the war from 1861-1865. More than half a million died, and almost as many were wounded but survived. Hundreds of thousands were permanently disabled by battlefield injuries or surgery, which saved lives by sacrificing limbs. Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War explores the experiences of these veterans, who served as a symbol of the fractured nation and a stark reminder of the costs of the conflict.

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.