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Celebrate National Medical Librarians Month!

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

  October is National Medical Librarians Month!

   Celebrate with us! 


    Visit the Upstate Medical University Health Sciences Library


     We help you find answers to your questions!

            Contact the Health Sciences Library



Introducing the NEW Red Book Online

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is proud to introduce the NEW Red Book Online—bringing you better, faster access, right at the point of care.

Red Book, your trusted source for more than 75 years for pediatric infectious disease solutions, now brings you the state of the art in digital design, giving you point-of-care access to lifesaving diagnosis and treatment answers, wherever and whenever you need them.

AAP members receive Red Book Online as their enhanced Red Book member benefit.

Experience it for yourself, view the new Red Book Online

Key features include:

  • The indispensable Red Book content—fully digitized
  • Expanded Visual Library—a collection of more than 2,500 images, including the “Image of the Week”
  • Streamlined access, with an improved saved log-in that allows you to find what you need instantly
  • New, robust searching, utilizing the latest in semantic search technology and points you to the answer you need
  • A new, clean look and feel with improved site navigation
  • Responsive Web design—automatically adapts to your favorite device0

Access all of your favorite content, now from our new leading-edge platform, with easy access at the point of care. The Red Book Online can be found on the library web site, search ebooks for Red Book Online.

Thank you to all our bake sale buyers

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

The Health Sciences Library staff wishes to thank all the people who have contributed to our successful bake sales over the past few years. Proceeds were donated the the Upstate Cancer Center, and all our hard work is recognized on the wall of employee wall of donors. Thanks everyone! features Preventing Bullying and School Violence

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

PsychOnline Book of the Month: October
Preventing Bullying and School Violence
by American Psychiatric Association

October brings Preventing Bullying and School Violence by Stuart W. Twemlow, M.D., and Frank C. Sacco, Ph.D.

The book is designed to help clinicians, school counselors, and administrators create a safe climate for their students and to respond thoughtfully, but swiftly, when threats arise. The authors offer many practical guidelines for achieving these goals, addressing:

  • The critical importance of establishing a strong connection between the family, the school, and the community in creating a healthy academic environment
  • trategies for working effectively with the complex social bureaucracies that often characterize the entities (such as school boards and governmental agencies) that intervene in cases involving violent children, with an emphasis on developing skills in managing both small and large groups
  • Ways to define and recognize at-risk children who require special attention as a result of having mental illness and/or learning disability
  • Innovative community interventions, such as therapeutic mentoring and home-based therapy, in addition to information on local, state, and federal programs designed to support antiviolence programs in the schools
  • Techniques for promoting wellness among the student population—not just physical wellness, but also the positive attitudes and coping skills that are the hallmarks of mental health.

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 Preventing Bullying and School Violence as a PDF download for the month of October.


eBook of the month: Braunwald’s Heart Disease

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

R2 Digital Library presents: Braunwald’s Heart Disease

Authors: Robert Bonow, MD, Douglas Mann, MD, Douglas Zipes, MD, Peter Libby, MD

From the publisher: Braunwald’s Heart Disease remains your indispensable source for definitive, state-of-the-art answers on every aspect of contemporary cardiology. Edited by Drs. Robert O. Bonow, Douglas L. Mann, Douglas P. Zipes, and Peter Libby, this dynamic, multimedia reference helps you apply the most recent knowledge in molecular biology and genetics, imaging, pharmacology, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, and much more. Weekly updates online, personally selected by Dr. Braunwald, continuously keep you current on the most important new developments affecting your practice. Enhanced premium online content includes new dynamic cardiac imaging videos, heart sound recordings, and podcasts. With sweeping updates throughout, and contributions from a “who’s who” of global cardiology, Braunwald’s is the cornerstone of effective practice.

You can access Braunwald’s Heart Disease from the Health Sciences Library website select Resources> eBooks> and browse or search by title.

Banned Books

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Book displays of banned or challenged books.

The library is celebrating Banned Books Week, Sept. 21-27, 2014, with a display of books topping the list of those that have been banned or challenged in the United States. We’re also asking library visitors to check off books they’ve read on our whiteboard display by the front of the library. Of course, not all banned or challenged books could be represented, so we also included lists of the top banned and challenged books in the last decade (2000-2009), and also classic books that have been banned or challenged. Stop by and take a look, maybe your favorite book has been challenged. Who knows!

From the American Library Association:

CHICAGO — It may surprise some to find out there are hundreds of reported attempts to ban books every year in the United States. It may be even more astounding for them to hear that since 1990, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has received reports of more than 18,000 attempts to remove materials in schools and libraries for content deemed by some as inappropriate, controversial or even dangerous.

Banned Books Week, Sept. 21 – 27, 2014, reminds Americans about the importance of preventing censorship and ensuring everyone’s freedom to read any book they choose. According to ALA’s OIF, for every banned book reported, there are many more that are not.

This year’s Banned Books Week is spotlighting graphic novels because, despite their literary merit and popularity as a format, they are often subject to censorship. Graphic novels continually show up on the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom’s Top 10 List of Most Frequently Challenged Books. The most current list for 2013 includes two graphic novels: Dav Pilkey’s “Captain Underpants” series at the top spot and Jeff Smith’s series “Bone” at #10.

“Our most basic freedom in a democratic society is our first amendment right of the freedom to read,” said ALA President Courtney Young. “Banned Books Week is an opportunity for all of us – community residents, librarians, authors and educators – to stand together protecting this fundamental right for everyone and for future generations. We can never take this precious right for granted.”

Click here to read more at ALAnews, the news site of the American Library Association.

Celebrate Constitution Day today, September 17th

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

To commemorate the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America in 1787 Constitution Day is observed September 17. In accordance with section 111 of Division J of Public Law 108-447 we celebrate!

For a free pocket size publication “The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America” visit the Health Sciences Library on September 17th!

The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of the United States. Empowered with the sovereign authority of the people by the framers and the consent of the legislatures of the states, it is the source of all government powers, and also provides important limitations on the government that protect the fundamental rights of United States citizens”.

Learn more about the Constitution

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New online lectures: Molecular Genetics of Human Disease

Monday, September 15th, 2014

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

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

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!

Friday, September 5th, 2014

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