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Archive for September, 2010

Jefferson Cardiologists Write the Book on Heart Care

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Now available at Scott Memorial Library: Jefferson Heart Institute Handbook of Cardiology. Doctors from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University have written and published a new, comprehensive guide on heart care titled:  Jefferson Heart Institute Handbook of Cardiology.  The medical textbook is geared toward medical students, residents and fellows, internists and cardiologists, offering a […]

Outrageous, Courageous, Correct: Carlos Juan Finlay and the Fight Against Yellow Fever

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Carlos Juan Finlay, MD, is now one of Jefferson’s more celebrated alumni, though there were years during his life when he was regarded as just a “crank.”   When he graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1855, Finlay headed home to his native Cuba, armed with a binocular microscope, his medical training, and a curious & observant mind.  During his years of […]

Celebrating the Freedom to Read: Banned Books Week, 9/25 – 10/2

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Catcher in the Rye . . .  Of Mice and Men . . .  Harry Potter . . . What’s your favorite book? Chances are good that someone has tried to ban it.  Every year, there are hundreds of attempts to remove books from schools and libraries. Check out a Banned Classic from our Collection […]

New PA Cardiac Surgery Report Released

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) has announced the publication of its latest report:  Cardiac Surgery in Pennsylvania 2007-2008. The report includes information about approximately 31,300 coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and/or valve surgeries performed in Pennsylvania hospitals in 2007 and 2008.  The report includes the number of surgeries performed, in-hospital and 30-day […]

ChemSpider Available on Databases A-Z List

Monday, September 20th, 2010

The Royal Society of Chemistry has been picking up awards right and left this year for its ChemSpider database.  Published as a free public resource, the database gathers property data, structures, patent information and publication links for almost 25 million compounds.   ChemSpider claims to be the richest single source of structure-based chemistry information available online, […]

Jefferson’s Bird of Prey Pays a Call

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Peregrine falcons have been making a comeback in recent years, nesting on city bridges and finding good perches on tall city buildings.  The pigeon populations common in cities attract them, too, as an easy food source. Other hawks, such as Cooper Hawks, find city living appealing, as well. One of these birds of prey hunts […]

PubMed Indexes Video

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Looking for a video of a clinical procedure?  Maybe a video of a lab process?  PubMed is now one of your go-to resources. Since 2008, PubMed has been including video components from journals, which in turn have been adding more and more video to their electronic versions.  Journals like New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), […]

RefWorks Adds New Journal Styles

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

RefWorks, the popular citation management software, has updated its list of journals for automatic formatting.  You can now format your papers and/or bibliographies for Brain, Behavior, and Immunity Clinical Ethics JOGNN – Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing Journal of Human Genetics Journal of Neural Transmission Journal of Raman Spectroscopy Journal of Surgical Oncology […]

Get the Best Apps for Your Mobile

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Did you know that JEFFLINE has a database of the best apps for medicine, nursing and other health sciences?  Our librarians have combed the app libraries, tested the vendor products, and compared pricing, all so that YOU can focus on quality content. Visit our Mobile Apps Database, searchable by keyword or platform.  Browse by category, […]

PubMed Hits 20 Million Records, PubMed Central Reaches 2 Million

Monday, September 13th, 2010

PubMed and PubMed Central have announced new milestones reached over the summer. PubMed, the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s free public interface for MEDLINE, added its 20 millionth citation from the biomedical literature in July.  PubMed covers about 5400 current journals in the biomedical and life sciences from all over the world.  In addition, the […]

Free E-book for September

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Jefferson students, faculty and staff qualify for a free download of Psychiatry Online’s featured book each month. September’s free download is Managing Metabolic Abnormalities in the Psychiatrically Ill, edited by Richard A. Bermudes, MD, Paul E. Keck, Jr., MD, and Susan L. McElroy, MD. From the publisher’s description: Patients with mental and substance use disorders […]