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An Exhibition
September 19 – December 12, 2014
Hammer Health Sciences Building, Lower Level 2

Using vintage photographs and original documents from the Library’s Archives & Special Collections, the exhibit chronicles the development of the Medical Center from the first groundbreaking in 1925 through the expansion of the 1980's.

While not all the present buildings at the Medical Center could be included, the exhibit features some of its more notable structures: the original Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center (1928-29), which included homes for Presbyterian Hospital, the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Babies Hospital, the Neurological Institute, New York State Psychiatric Institute, and the School of Nursing; Bard Hall (1931), the first medical school residence hall; the Hammer Health Sciences Building (1976), housing the Health Sciences Library, classrooms and laboratories; and the Milstein Hospital Building (1988), the Medical Center’s primary patient care facility. 

The exhibit is located on Lower Level 2 of the Hammer Building in the Teaching and Learning Center. It is open to everyone holding valid Columbia University or New York-Presbyterian Hospital identification. Those without authorized access who wish to see the exhibition should contact the email address below to make arrangements to view it.

The exhibit was curated by Stephen E. Novak, Head, Archives & Special Collections, at the Health Sciences Library. For further information contact hslarchives@columbia.edu

The Health Sciences Library is pleased to announce access to Scriver’s OMMBID: the Online Metabolic & Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease. OMMBID provides exclusive access to the definitive 4-volume textbook: The Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease.

Features of this online resource:  

  • Stay current with the rapidly changing environment; OMMBID is continually adding supplemental chapters and updates to reflect new developments in the field and the OMMBID blog offers up to 10 post a month from a board of vetted researchers on the latest findings in the field.
  • Improve presentations with thousands of downloadable high-quality full-color images and illustrations on topics including visual diagnosis, research, and procedures. 
  • Quick access to the contributed chapter by the leading geneticist Jean-Marie Saudubray on Clinical Phenotypes: Diagnosis & Algorithms for concise diagnoses and algorithms on specific syndromes and systems.  

Go to Scriver's OMMBID

History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series
with Katherine L. Carroll, Ph.D., Architectural Historian

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Refreshments at 5:30pm, Lecture at 6pm

Russ Berrie Pavilion, Room 2
1150 St. Nicholas Ave at W 168th St

The end of the nineteenth century witnessed the transformation of the American system of medical education. Medical colleges shifted from commercial entities offering repetitious lectures to university-affiliated departments providing hands-on laboratory and clinical training.

Medical educators saw the redesign of the medical school as indivisible from this shift in pedagogy. To meet the new educational standards, medical colleges across the country rebuilt their facilities. In this illustrated lecture architectural historian Katherine L. Carroll, Ph.D., describes the three major medical school types constructed in the first part of the twentieth century. She will explain the significance within this movement of the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, which opened in 1928.

More than a discussion of building types and their plans, however, Dr. Carroll argues that the buildings themselves helped to codify and promote specific ideas about modern medicine. What is more, these spaces contributed to the formation of professional identities even before doctors and nurses entered the workforce. Buildings on the medical campus that will be examined include not only the original Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, but also the medical school’s first dormitory, Bard Hall, and the School of Nursing’s Maxwell Hall student residence.

Please join us on Thursday, Oct. 9 in Room 2 of the Russ Berrie Pavilion at 5:30 for refreshments, followed by the lecture at 6pm. The Russ Berrie Pavilion, at St. Nicholas Ave. and West 168th St., is easily reached by the A, C, and 1 subway lines and numerous bus routes. 

The Health Sciences Library will be closed Monday, September 1st for Labor Day. We will reopen Tuesday, September 2nd at 8am and begin regular hours.

In this issue:

  • EMBASE
  • Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database
  • Resources Spotlight: JCR
  • Student Perks 

... and more

The Health Sciences Library is pleased to announce the addition of the Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database to our collection. JBI provides summarized and appraised evidence in the form of systematic reviews and protocols, recommended practices, best practices information sheets, consumer information sheets, and evidence summaries.

Go to Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database

Also included in this resource are a variety Evidence Based Tools, such as JBI's tool for appraising systematic reviews, SUMARI. To start using these tools login with your OVID account* to 'My Account' in the upper right and then select 'EBP Tools' from the main menu dropdown. 

Log in to your OVID account and then select EBP Tools from the main menu.

*Note this can be the same account you login with on other OVID resources such as OVID MEDLINE and PsycINFO.

EMBASE is a multipurpose database covering over 28 million records from international biomedical literature from 1947 to the present, including all of MEDLINE.  The 8,300+ journals are from over 90 countries, including 2,500 journals unique to EMBASE. Search using over 270,000 EMTree terms, including drug information. EMBASE is an integral component of conducting thorough systematic reviews and literature searches.

Go to EMBASE

Use the author search feature in Web of Science to locate your published articles, track who is citing your research and monitor your H-index.

From the Web of Science homepage click the drop-down menu under 'Basic Search' and select 'Author Search'. Add name, research domain, and organization(s) to locate your publications. To calculate your H-index select Create Citation Report. Analyze your publications by different parameters such as publication date, organization, funding, and author.

Web of Science also provides short (under 5 minute) video tutorials on these search methods and more.

Visit Web of Science's recording training library for the full list.

In this issue:

  • The Library is a cool place
  • Try PsycINFO on different platforms & give us your feedback
  • Resource spotlight
  • Phishing messages are on the rise

... and more

Columbia University Libraries is considering switching access to PsychINFO from our current platform, Ovid PsycINFO, to the APA or EBSCO platforms. It would be very helpful to get your input on this possible change. Please compare PsycINFO on the following platforms and send us comments on how this might affect your use of the database:

Send preferences and comments to klimley@columbia.edu by June 30th, 2014. Thank you for helping us evaluate these three platforms.

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