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BiblioBlast, July 2015: Home

The D. Samuel Gottesman Library


Welcome to BiblioBlast, the newsletter of the D. Samuel Gottesman Library of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. BiblioBlast will inform you about new Library resources and keep you up to date with our classes, events and other activities. It will also highlight tips to make our online resources easier and faster to use.

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Effective July 1, 2015

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A key feature of the UpToDate Anywhere product is the ability for you to access UpToDate remotely and via the UpToDate mobile app from iOS, Android and Windows 8 devices.  Currently, for you to maintain these UpToDate Anywhere access rights at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, you must confirm your ongoing affiliation with this institution by logging into UpToDate from within the network at least once every 30 days.

UpToDate has extended this re-verification timeframe to 90 days, effective July 1, 2015. Users who log in to UpToDate from within our network at least once every 90 days will maintain their UpToDate Anywhere access rights with no disruption. Users who approach this 90 day timeframe without having logged in to UpToDate from within our network will automatically be reminded to do so in order to keep their UpToDate Anywhere access rights. 

Follow these steps to get the app:

1.   From a desktop or laptop computer, click on the UpToDate link on the Library’s home page:

2.  Click on the Login/Register button of UpToDate’s main search page

3.  Fill out the New User registration form.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from UpToDate

4.  Download the UpToDate app on your mobile device from the App Store, Google Play, or Windows Store

5.  Log on to UpToDate with the user name you just created

For additional help, contact the D. Samuel Gottesman Library Reference Department 718.430.3104, or 

Turn It On Right Now

Now available in Gmail settings, the useful "Undo Send" feature.  In the web version of Gmail, you can turn-on the function in "Settings" and you'll have the option to "Enable Undo Send," along with a pull-down menu that lets you customize the cancelation period anywhere from 10 to 30 seconds.  The way it works is that each time an email is sent, a pop-up appears offering the option to read the message or take it back.

To enable Undo Send:

  1. Click the gear in the top right
  2. Select Settings
  3. Scroll down to "Undo Send" and click Enable
  4. Set the cancelation period (the amount of time you have to decide if you want to unsend an email)
  5. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page

If you had Undo Send turned on in Gmail Labs, your Undo Send setting will be on by default.

The "Undo Send" is not yet available for the Gmail mobile app.  Read about the Google announcement here.

Borrow A MacBook

MacBook laptops can now be borrowed at the Circulation Desk. Adapters are also available to connect them to the large LCD panels in the Group Study Rooms. MacBooks can be borrowed for a period of 7 days. The MacBooks have OS X Yosemite installed as well as Microsoft Office, Google Chrome, FireFox, Safari, and EndNote X7.

For more information and policies please see our laptop guide.

Visit The Commencement Exhibit

Stop by the Library to see the 2015 Commencement Exhibit now on display. This year’s Commencement speaker was Dr. Darell Kirch, president and chief executive officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The exhibit honors students, a number of individuals and faculty members with Lifetime Achievement Awards, Distinguished Alumni Awards and Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Einstein Book Club

Product Details

The book club selection for July is Five Quarters of the Orange, by Joanne Harris.

The next meeting will be Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Come join us in the library for discussion and snacks.  Weather permitting we’ll meet outside on the Quad.  Otherwise in Forchheimer Room 119N.

We welcome all members of the Einstein community to come and offer their thoughts on the theme.

If you have any questions and to RSVP, please contact the Reference Department at or 718.430.3104

The Book Club has an email list for discussion and announcements. Sign up at

Upcoming Library Events and Classes

Workshops are held via Zoom. Click on a title to sign up.

Contact the Reference Department for more information, or to schedule an individual or small-group session.

Global Health Event In The Library


L-R, Dr. Louis Weiss, Jill Raufman, Karen Gardner


L-R, Nancy Glassman, Aurelia Minuti

The Library is hosting a traveling exhibit, Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health, from the National Library of Medicine (NLM).  The exhibit features historical and contemporary photographs that highlight the role communities play in improving health locally and globally. It will be on display until July 10 opposite the Circulation Desk.

The library and the Global Health Center co-hosted a reception on Thursday, June 25, from 4 to 5 p.m. In addition to offering an opportunity to view Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health, attendees gained insights into the breadth of Einstein’s global health involvement and resources for global health research available at the library.  Dr. Louis Weiss and Ms. Jill Raufman, directors of the center, described the various worldwide programs and opportunities available to our students.  A wide array of global health resources in support of these research programs are available through the Library.

Travel Safe, Travel Smart!

The summer travel season is officially here, and we and international visitors will be trekking across the country to visit thousands of national and international destinations. Data from the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, a division of the Department of Commerce, shows that approximately 22 percent of all international travel to the United States occurs in July and August.

The CDC Travelers' Health is dedicated to helping travelers prevent illness and injury during international travel. The CDC works to reduce illness and injury in US residents traveling internationally or living abroad through recommendations, notices, education, and support to travelers and health care providers based on the best science available.

The CDC page, links you to the Center for Disease Control's International Travelers' Health Information sheet for the different areas of the world. Also included is information about contagious diseases, vaccinations, safe food and water, traveling with children, and special needs travelers.

For more information on healthy travel, please visit: .  For individual queries about travel, refer to national or specialized websites, ministries of health, travel clinics or practitioners Links  to national travel and health websites.

To stay up-to-date with vaccination requirements and health advice see the following book in the library catalog.

Journal Citation Reports Data Release 2015

The latest release of Journal Citation Reports (JCR) 2015 which provides 2014 data, is now available through the D. Samuel Gottesman Library.  The new release includes the integration of two new metrics, the Journal Impact Factor Percentile and a Normalized Eigenfactor. 

  • The Journal Impact Factor (JIF) Percentile translates a journal’s category rank into a percentile. For example, a journal that is ranked 19 out of 291 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology journals would receive a JIF Percentile score of 0.94. Curiously, using the JCR normalization method,* a journal ranked first among seven Andrology journals would only receive a score of 0.93.
  • The Normalized Eigenfactor (NE) Score converts a journal’s Eigenfactor into a multiplicative score centered around 1, such that, if a journal received an NE score of 2, it would be twice as influential as the average journal in the network. It should be noted that Eigen-based metrics (unlike the Impact Factor) require iterative computation upon the entire citation dataset, and there is no standard for how that calculation is done. Further information can be found here

Also included is, detailed analysis of underlying journal level data; two complementary calculations so that journals can be compared within and between subject disciplines; an Open Access (OA) Filter; and a variety of user updates.  Read the press release here.

Get the facts about Journal Citation Reports and if you have any questions or require assistance please contact the Reference staff or 718.430.3104.

Attention PubMed Users

The "Save Search" link has been renamed to "Create alert".  After you perform your search, you'll see the "Create alert" under the query search box.  The “RSS” link to create an RSS feed for a search is renamed to “Create RSS”.

screen shot of PubMed Summary Display

 Read the announcement here

The "Related Citations" link was renamed to "Similar Articles". The Abstract display discovery tool title will also be renamed.

PubMed Summary Display

Read about it here

Mobile Clinical Tools From The Library

Answer clinical questions quickly and easily with help from the D. Samuel Gottesman Library's subscriptions to uCentral from Unbound Medicine, UpToDate, and DynaMed.  Sign up today and download these tools to your mobile device (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch,  Android, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry)!

uCentral includes:

* 5-Minute Clinical Consult

* Calculators

* Control of Communicable Diseases Manual

* EE+ POEM (Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters from Essential Evidence Plus)

* Davis's Drug Guide

* Evidence-Based Medicine Guidelines

* Harriet Lane Handbook

* Johns Hopkins ABX Guide

* Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide

* Johns Hopkins HIV Guide

* Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide

* Merck Manual, Professional edition

* Washington Manual of Therapeutics

* Search MEDLINE

* Browse Journals (tables of contents & full text from your favorite journals)

To install Unbound Medicine's free uCentral app and download these titles go to .

Click "Register for Mobile Download" and follow the onscreen instructions. Once downloaded, content is available offline

UpToDate is an evidence-based, peer-reviewed information resource. To install the free UpToDate app:

1.       From a desktop or laptop computer, click on the UpToDate link on the Library home page: 

  You'll be prompted for your remote access UserID and password. Your UserID is the 

         10-digit barcode on your Einstein ID. Your password is your last name.

2.       Then click on "My Account"

3.       Fill out the New User registration form. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from UpToDate

4.       Download the UpToDate app on your mobile device from your device's app store

5.       Log on to the UpToDate app with the user name you just created

DynaMed is clinical reference tool created by and for physicians and other healthcare professionals for use at the point-of-care. To install the free DynaMed app:

1.       From your desktop or laptop computer, go to

2.       Click on the DynaMed mobile access link on the DynaMed homepage (located at the top toolbar) and enter your email address. An authentication key will be emailed to you. The authentication key can be used on up to 3 devices.

3.       Open the DynaMed email using your mobile device. Within 48 hours, tap on the link in the email to authenticate the app

For more information contact the D. Samuel Gottesman Library Reference Department at , email , or Text a Librarian at 718.407.0761.



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Rachel Schwartz
D. Samuel Gottesman Library
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1300 Morris Park Ave.
Bronx, New York 10461

Careers In Science Publishing

The Career & Professional Development Program For Graduate Students & Postdocs & the D. Samuel Gottesman Library present an afternoon of collaboration, career development, and ice cream!

4:00-5:00 Introduction to F1000 Workspace Register Here

F1000 Workspace is a new an powerful tool for collecting, managing, sharing, collaborating, and citing scientific literature. Kinga Hosszu and Cesar Berrios-Otero from F1000 will show you how to make the most out of this powerful, time-saving tool.
F1000 Workspace is brought to you by the D. Samuel Gottesman Library.

5:00-6:00: Careers in Science Publishing Register Here

The days when most PhDs ended up in academia are long gone. Whether the shift is due to the changing employment landscape or to increased attention to personal interests, the majority of PhD graduates today pursue “alternative” careers. Publishing and media companies have a strong need for content and technology experts, and PhD graduate offer transferable skills that are particularly well suited to these jobs. The world of science publishing allows PhDs to employ their technical knowledge and keep their finger on the pulse of science, while gaining knowledge on broader topics. This presentation expands on career opportunities in science publishing, explains job requirements, gives an idea of potential career trajectories, and offers tips on how to get that coveted position.

Refreshments will be served !

Thursday, July 23, 2015

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Library Training Room, Forchheimer 119N

Presenter: Kinga K. Hosszu & Cesar Berrios-Otero from F1000

REGISTER HERE or contact Nancy Glassman for more information.

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