Category Archives: Databases

TOXNet Retired!

The TOXNET database is retiring on December 16, 2019.  Much of TOXNET’s information will remain accessible and will be incorporated into other resources including PubChem, PubMed, and NCBI’s Bookshelf: PubChem will incorporate the Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), ChemIDPlus, and the Chemical Carcinogenesis Research … Continue reading

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Clinical Apps: DynaMed, Lexicomp, Epocrates

Himmelfarb Library provides clinical apps for free download!  DynaMed, Lexicomp and Epocrates Plus (premium) provide clinical information including up to the minute disease and drug information.  All three apps provide access to information whether or not you have WiFi or … Continue reading

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Write and let RefWorks cite!

It’s time to start thinking about final research projects for Fall 2019, and Himmelfarb Library offers a fantastic tool to help you track your research – RefWorks! RefWorks is a handy citation tracking tool that allows users to import references, … Continue reading

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New Features: Health Information @ Himmelfarb

Health Information @ Himmelfarb, the search box on Himmelfarb Library’s home page, has new features for managing results and setting filters to limit results to specific disciplines.  On the brief results page, searchers can now opt to save the top … Continue reading

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Do you want full-text faster?

Do you want full-text faster? The LibKey Nomad browser extension can connect you to articles in Himmelfarb Library’s collection wherever you find them – i.e. PubMed, publisher sites, and even Wikipedia.  LibKey Nomad immediately delivers a PDF if available, and will otherwise provide you … Continue reading

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How can the systematic review process be streamlined?

On Tuesday, November 12 from 10-11 a.m., Himmelfarb Library will provide a training session in Covidence, an online tool that manages and facilitates much of the systematic review process.  Covidence is a not-for-profit service working in partnership with the Cochrane Library to improve … Continue reading

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JAMAevidence: learn, teach, apply

Are you learning or teaching evidence-based medicine concepts?   JAMAevidence can help with full-text access to  Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature : A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice as well as The Rational Clinical Examination : Evidence-Based Clinical Diagnosis and Care at the Close of Life … Continue reading

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Double, double toil and trouble; what really made the cauldron bubble? 

Tis’ the season for trick or treat, and while our Himmelfarb Library resources might be limited on dragon scales and tooth of wolf, Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth was not entirely far fetched when it came to medicinal trends in the 1500s. … Continue reading

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Salem Witch Trials—Bewitchment or Ergotism ?

Salem Witch Trials—Bewitchment or Ergotism From the JAMA archives just in time for Halloween, check out The Salem Witch Trials—Bewitchment or Ergotism which presents a new theory for what caused temporary blindness, skin lesions, convulsions, and hallucinations and eventually led to the Salem witch … Continue reading

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How the Nationals can make you happier!

Can supporting your local team (GO NATIONALS!) make you happier? Examining the Potential Causal Relationship Between Sport Team Identification and Psychological Well-being by Daniel Wann uses past research and theory to develop a team identification model which suggests that high levels … Continue reading

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