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BiblioBlast, December 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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Upcoming Library Hours


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Regular Services 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Friday - Sunday, December 25 - 27 


Library will reopen Monday, December 28, at 8:30 A.M.

Beren Study Center OPEN 24/7


Thursday, December 31, 2015

Regular Services 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Friday - Saturday, January 1 - 2


Library will reopen Sunday, January 3 at 8:30 A.M.

Beren Study Center OPEN 24/7

Get updates to Library hours at

Upcoming Library Events

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.

The Library Is Offering A New Class: F1000 Workspace

F1000, faculty of 1000 Workspace

Sign up to the class on December 15, 2015, from 10:00am - 11:00am in the Library Conference Room, Forchheimer building, room 119N.  This workshop will introduce you to F1000 Workspace’s most commonly used features and functions:

  • Import references and full-text PDFs can be imported from databases such as PubMed
  • Annotate and share PDFs
  • Insert citations into documents and create formatted bibliographies

Click here to register online for this class.

Throughout the year, the library offers other classes. To view the schedule of upcoming classes & workshops and for more information, contact the Reference Department at 718.430.3104 or e-mail


This October, as in previous years, Aurelia Minuti, Head of Reference & Educational Services, was asked by Aaron D. Fox, M.D., M.S., course director  of the Research-Based Health Activism elective course, to teach fourth year medical students how to perform efficient literature searches and conduct systematic reviews. 

As part of the same course, Nancy Glassman, Assistant Director for Informatics taught the students how to manage the results with EndNote, one of the citation management software programs available through the library.

At the conclusion of the course, after the students presented their final proposals, Dr. Fox expressed appreciation for the knowledge imparted to them by the librarians:

“Thank you for participating as faculty once again this year.  Your session on systematic reviews and efficient literature searches is so important for [the students’] development in research.  I hope you will consider teaching again in the elective next year. The students and I are grateful for your contributions.” 

For more information and for any questions, contact the Reference Department at 718.430.3104 or

Why is ScienceDirect no longer supporting Internet Explorer 8?

Effective January 1, 2016, ScienceDirect will no longer support Internet Explorer 8 (IE8).

By ceasing support of IE8 ScienceDirect is following Microsoft’s directive to focus their support on newer, officially-supported IE browser versions. Microsoft announced in 2014 that, as of January 2016, it would only support the most recent IE browser version with technical support and security updates. ScienceDirect strongly encourage their users to follow Microsoft’s directive as well by updating to more recent versions of IE. Additionally, users can move to the latest versions of the Chrome or Firefox browsers for an optimal ScienceDirect experience.

By removing IE8 from their support list, ScienceDirect will be able to provide the following future enhancements:

  • Remove current IE8 security issues
  • Enhance existing security measures across all browsers
  • Add support for new browser technologies
  • Add responsive design to aid use of ScienceDirect across devices
  • Improve accessibility to better enable access to people with diverse abilities

If you have any questions or concerns, please visit the ScienceDirect Blog for more details or contact them at .

A New Addition to uCentral – Notes

With the new Notes feature in uCentral you can add your own customized notes and highlights within entries. Multiple color options are available for easy organization.  All Notes will automatically sync across your mobile devices as well as the web. 

When you find a passage in a topic that you want to add a personal note to, you can simply use your finger to highlight the text.  Choose the note option and a text field will appear for you to write in.  When you’re finished, you can change the highlight color and save your Note for later.

All of the Notes you created in uCentral can be found in the Notes section on the home screen.  By tapping the Notes channel you will see a complete list of your custom Notes with highlight colors.

Tap the Note to be immediately directed to where that note is located within the resource

If you are viewing an entry that already has a note, you will see the text highlighted within the entry.  By tapping the highlighted text, you can view the Note in more detail as well as edit it.  On an iPad, you will see the Notes icon at the top of every entry.  If the topic you are viewing has at least one Note, the icon will be illuminated and by tapping it you can get a quick view of all of the notes found in that entry.

Use Favorites To Bookmark Important Topics Using Your Unbound Medicine App

The ability to mark any topic as a Favorite is a built in feature of the uCentral app.  When you find a topic that you’d like to Favorite, look for the star icon on the screen and tap the star.  By tapping this icon, the star will fill in and you will know that your Favorite has been saved. 

The next time you’d like to view a list of every topic you’ve bookmarked you can use the Favorites menu located on the app home screen.  Tapping the topic will instantly bring you to that entry.  If you ever want to remove a topic from your list of Favorites, you can always tap the star on the screen or use the edit option found within the Favorites menu.


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

Einstein Book Club

Join the Einstein Book Club on January 13 at 9:00am in the Library Conference Room, Forchheimer 119N, to discuss Boulevard of Dreams by Constance Rosenblum. All members of the Einstein community are welcome. 

Our theme for 2016 is New York City.  Please note that we are alternating meeting times between 9:00am and 12noon.  Here is the list of titles about New York City that were selected for the coming year. 

For more information, take a look at the Book Club’s website.

If you have any questions about the club, please contact the Reference Department at or 718.430.3104.