New Version of the Cochrane Handbook Available

The latest version of the Cochrane Handbook of Systematic Reviews of Interventions is now available. The handbook can be viewed online for free.  Chapters can be downloaded with restrictions for Cochrane Collaboration registrants.  A print version of the handbook can also be purchased. More information available at https://training.cochrane.org/handbook.  

History of Medicine Lecture and Exhibit: Visualizing the Brain

Thinking 3D: Visualizing the Brain from the Renaissance to the Present September 12 – October 31, 2019 Opening on September 12, 2019, this exhibition at Vanderbilt’s Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center is part of a collaborative international year-long initiative with Oxford University, the University of St. Andrews, the Royal College… Keep reading

Library Special Collections Curator’s Talks, Fall 2019

Join the Special Collections Library for fascinating talks this semester led by librarians, archivists, and curators. The talks take place monthly in the Special Collections Reading Room on the second floor of the Central & Divinity Libraries building on the first Thursday of the month from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. All events are free… Keep reading

Upcoming changes to full-text access in PubMed

Beginning August 12, 2019 we will be implementing changes to the way full-text articles are accessed in PubMed. A new linking system from the PubMed citation to the publishers’ pages will be simplified with one click access for the majority of journals. Please note, there will be a few journals that may require the multi-click… Keep reading

Loansome Doc Alternatives

News of Loansome Doc’s retirement on July 1, 2019 has sent shock waves throughout the health sciences community and the libraries that served them.  It is quite unfortunate for the numerous solo practitioners, medical groups, and other health-related entities who need affordable access to credible information from the academic/professional literature.  Furthermore, many health sciences libraries… Keep reading

2018 Journal Citation Reports Available

The 2018 Journal Citation Reports are now available for the Sciences and Social Sciences.  They can also be accessed through the Web of Science. Click on Journal Citation Reports at the top of the screen. Please contact us if you need further assistance.

Clinical Research Preprint Server Accepting Submissions

medRxiv is a preprint server for the clinical research community.  It is a collaborative effort between BMJ, Yale University, and Cold Harbor Spring Laboratory.  Papers may be submitted but the official launch date is June 25, 2019. More information on the policies and procedures of medRxiv is available at the medRxiv homepage.  Additional content is posted… Keep reading

History of Medicine: Data Science and Yellow Fever

The Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine curated a new exhibit titled, Politics of Yellow Fever in Alexander Hamilton’s America.   Their online magazine, Circulating Now, has a very interesting piece on data science in the 18th and 19th centuries based upon the exhibit. Data Science in Politics of Yellow Fever: Medical Research Before… Keep reading

AAMC Faculty Salary Report is here

The AAMC Faculty Salary Report for FY18 has been received and processed at the Eskind Biomedical Library. It is located in the Reference section (W 79 R425 2019).

New BMJ journal titles acquired

The Eskind Biomedical Library upgraded its BMJ journal package to the Premier Collection. The newly accessible titles are listed below: BMJ Innovations is a peer reviewed online journal that publishes basic, clinical, translational, and epidemiological studies of all aspects of medical innovations.    BMJ Leader is an international, peer-reviewed, online only journal that publishes articles in… Keep reading