NCBI to Host Free Webinar on March 5: “NCBI and the NIH Public Access Policy: PubMed Central submissions, My NCBI, My Bibliography and SciENcv”

March 2, 2015

On Thursday, March 5, NCBI will host a free webinar outlining how to use My NCBI to report public access policy compliance for NIH grant holders. Topics will include the NIH Public Access Policy, NIHMS and PubMed Central submissions, creating My NCBI accounts, use of My Bibliography to report compliance to eRA Commons, and using SciENcv to create BioSketches.

The event runs from 1-2 PM (EST). Click here to register.


“A Miner Moment” video highlights the life of Dr. Charles Briggs (1855-1933)

March 1, 2015

Here’s a video (3:47) we produced, highlighting one of our remarkable archival collections.

Charles M. Briggs, M.D., (1855-1933) was a physician practicing in the village of Fairport, NY, from 1880 until his death in 1933. The Charles M. Briggs collection consists mostly of personal diaries from his boyhood in West Macedon, NY. The diaries and objects belonging to Dr. Briggs were presented to us by his granddaughter, Betty Satterwhite Stevenson.

Dr. Charles M. BriggsCharles Briggs was the fifth of nine children. He attended the district school until he was 18, then entered a three-year college preparatory course at the Macedon Academy.

In the autumn following his graduation in 1876, Charles began a preceptorship with H. D. Vosburgh, M.D., of Lyons, NY. Charles’ medical studies with Dr. Vosburgh included regular duties at the Wayne County almshouse and asylum. In the autumn of 1877, Charles entered the Buffalo Medical College. After graduation, Briggs settled in Fairport, where he remained in medical practice for the rest of  his life.

The earliest of the 19 diaries in our collection is dated 1871, begun when Charles was just 15 years old. The entries in the diaries kept from 1871 to 1875 briefly chronicle his daily routine of chores, school work, family, and church life.

The diary for 1876 records Charles’ preceptorship with Dr. Vosburgh. Charles attended lectures by Dr. Vosburgh in the evening, while studying and attending to duties at the insane asylum at Lyons during the day. His duties included book and record keeping, showing visitors about the asylum, occasionally assisting in the restraint of some of the more vigorous inmates, and even waiting on tables when a large group of visitors was in attendance. He also had the opportunity to intermittently practice dissection on the corpses of deceased insane.

The diaries are fascinating, and provide unique insights into the life of a medical student in the 19th century.

We think the video is pretty good, too. Let us know what you think, because we’d like to share more “Miner Moments” with you in the future!

Posted by Susan Andersen


February 2015 Classes by Miner Library

February 4, 2015

Classes at Miner Library

Here are the classes offered by Miner Library for the upcoming month:

Blackboard Basics for Academic Courses, Clerkships and Residencies
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Register
Blackboard Advanced Features: Groups Creation and Management
Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Register
EndNote Basics
Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Register
RefWorks Basics
Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Register
BIO101: You Are What You Eat (and Drink and Breathe…)
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register

For a full list of Miner Library’s classes, visit our Classes page.

Have a question? Contact Miner Library’s Answer Desk @ 585-275-3361.


High Noon at Miner Library Presents: It is 4:00 Somewhere: Tea Beyond the Bag — Join us on Wednesday, February 25 at Noon

February 3, 2015

There is a lot that goes into making that perfect cup! Whatever leaves you’re brewing, there are important factors to consider: How much tea?  What water temperature? Steeping time? And what is the difference between black, green, oolong, and pu-erh tea anyway?

Unravel these mysteries and more with guest speaker Jack Porcello.  He will take us on tour of tea from elegant white leaf to full bodied fermented teas, and even a side foray into herbals.  Enjoy the magnificent culture of the cuppa as we explore the second most consumed beverage in the world.

Join us at noon on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, in the History of Medicine Room at Miner Library. Feel free to invite your colleagues and bring your lunch!

For more information, contact Lorraine Porcello at 275-3247 or 341-0378.


MD Consult Discontinued by Publisher

December 31, 2014

MD Consult, one of Miner’s most popular sources for online medical books and review articles, was discontinued at the end of December 2014 by Elsevier, its publisher. Elsevier is replacing MD Consult with a much larger, more expensive product called ClinicalKey. Miner’s annual cost for ClinicalKey would be 37% higher than what we currently pay for MD Consult. Miner is unable to absorb this additional cost and will not be subscribing to ClinicalKey. We will continue to purchase Elsevier’s medical books in print. Almost all of MD Consult’s online journals with the exception of the Clinics journals, will continue to be available because they are duplicated in the UR libraries contract for ScienceDirect. Miner will investigate the cost of subscribing to the most heavily used Clinics journals separately. We regret that Elsevier made the decision to discontinue MD Consult and is not offering flexible options that would allow their customers to retain some of the textbooks that are important to their students and programs.

Miner subscribes to several collections of online books from other publishers. We invite you to check out Access Medicine from McGraw-Hill with 75+ books in clinical medicine and the basic sciences plus the Diagnosaurus differential diagnosis tool, examination and procedural videos, case files and an image collection. The Medical Education E-Books collection is a recent addition to Miner’s electronic resources. It consists of 28 textbooks in the basic biomedical sciences and physical examination. In addition Miner subscribes to PsychiatryOnline with 13 electronic books covering psychiatry and mental illness, and 10+ clinical medicine textbooks from Ovid.

Click on the following link for selected alternatives to the books found in MD Consult:

MD Consult_Alternative E-Books

 


Free kisses! (Strong PETS – Wed., 2/11/15 @ 3:15)

December 21, 2014

Join us on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, for a visit from a special team of care givers… Strong P.E.T.S.  (Pets Engaged in Therapeutic Socialization).

dog kisses

Got a few minutes? De-stress with us on February 11.

Oh…and did we say that the kisses are free?

Strong P.E.T.S. volunteers will stop by @ 3:15 p.m., after their “rounds” on the in-patient units.

 

 

 

Pet therapist Ann Lacey has been a therapy dog handler since 1982 and founded the Strong P.E.T.S. program at Strong Memorial Hospital in 2000. For more information about Strong P.E.T.S., Campus Canines, or Tales for Tails programs, visit the URMC Newsroom or contact Friends of Strong at (585) 275-2420.


January 2015 Classes by Miner Library

December 20, 2014

Classes at Miner Library

Here are the classes offered by Miner Library for the upcoming month:

Blackboard Basics for Academic Courses, Clerkships and Residencies
Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Register
Blackboard Advanced Features: Discussion Boards, Wikis and Blogs
Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Register
Mendeley: Social Citation Management
Date: Friday, January 23, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Register
Biostats Boot Camp
Date: Monday, January 26, 2015
Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Register
Biostats Boot Camp
Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Register
Data Management: Planning and Practices
Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register
Biostats Boot Camp
Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Register
EndNote Basics
Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Register
Biostats Boot Camp
Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015
Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Register
Biostats Boot Camp
Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Register

For a full list of Miner Library’s classes, visit our Classes page.

Have a question? Contact Miner Library’s Answer Desk @ 585-275-3361.


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