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Spring 2009

NIH Public Access Policy Reminder

Mount Sinai’s proposals for NIH grants are expected to increase at a rapid pace in the immediate future, as funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act become available. Please keep in mind that compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy is mandatory. An overview of the NIH Public Access Policy and all that it entails is available here.

One of the requirements is the inclusion of the PubMed Central reference numbers (PMCID) when citing a paper in NIH applications, proposals, and progress reports. You must do this if the paper was authored or co-authored by you or arose from your NIH award. Some important points:

The PMCID is listed in the lower right corner of the AbstractPlus view of PubMed (outlined in red in the screen shot pictured here). It will be posted as soon as an article has been successfully submitted to PubMed Central.

List the PubMed Central reference number (PMCID) at the end of the already-required full journal citation for the paper in applications, proposals and reports.

If a PMCID is not yet available, include the NIHMS ID instead. NIHMS ID numbers can also be found in PubMed Central and in PubMed in the MID (Manuscript ID) field when viewing the citation in the MEDLINE display format. Examples:

Shaw ML, Stone KL, Colangelo CM, Gulcicek EE, Palese P. 2008. Cellular proteins in influenza virus particles. PLoS Pathog. 2008 Jun 6; 4(6):e1000085. PMCID: PMC2390764

Feber A, Xi L, Luketich JD, Pennathur A, Landreneau RJ, Wu M, Swanson SJ, Godfrey TE, Litle VR. MicroRNA expression profiles of esophageal cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Feb;135(2):255-60. NIHMSID: NIHMS39623

Conversion Tool: If you know an article's PubMed ID (PMID), the PMID: PMCID converter can assist you in identifying PubMed Central ID numbers.

If you have any questions, a librarian would be happy to assist you. Please call us at (212) 241-7204 or email us at: refdesk@mssm.edu.

USMLE Study Resources

As USMLE study season approaches, please note that the library provides the following USMLE/Board Preparation study resources, available from the Databases page, under the category USMLE and Board Preparation:

Question Banks and Quizzes:

EXAM MASTER Online: EXAM MASTER Online is a test preparation and medical subject review for USMLE Step 1 (9000+ questions), USMLE Step 2 (5000+ questions), and USMLE Step 3 (3000+ questions), among others. Certification Review aids cover Family Practice, General Pediatrics, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry, Pathology and SPEX. Students can create self-study exams in a variety of subjects. First time registration is required before using EXAM MASTER: Please complete the form using a Mount Sinai email address. A personal EXAM MASTER password is immediately emailed to you.

USMLEasy Lite and Lange Self-Assessment Tool: (through Access Medicine): contains thousands of USMLE questions, answers and explanations for Step 1, Step 2, and Step 3. Free registration is required.

WikiTestPrep: is a free USMLE question bank for Step 1 and Step 2, designed by students here at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Online Review Books and Other Library Resources:

Lange Basic Science Books Online: The Lange Basic Science Educational Library is available in full-text online and is fully searchable. Includes Review of Medical Physiology, Medical Microbiology, Basic Histology, and more.

Review E-Books: From the E-Books page, click the USMLE and Board Preparation Category to view a selected list of online review books from the Library's E-Books collections. (Search ebrary for even more USMLE review e-books.)

ebrary: is a collection of hundreds of online books including some USMLE review materials such as: First Aid for the USMLE (2006 and 2007 editions) and Lange Outline Review for Step 1 and Step 2 (2006). Sign up for a free registration in order to highlight, save, and create notes online.

NetAnatomy: is an interactive human anatomy resource that includes quizzes to review anatomy. It may be helpful, however, the quizzes were NOT specifically designed for the USMLE.

Review Books in the Library:

The Library has many USMLE review books on reserve (check out for 3 hours) and also in the bookstacks (check out for 2 weeks). Many are found in the W 18.2 section of the bookstacks. Search the catalog for more information. An online hold may be placed if a book is currently checked out.

Review book series in the Library include: First Aid for the USMLE, BluePrints, Appleton & Lange Outlines and Reviews, and many more.

New! JAMA & Archives Backfiles Now Online
The Library is pleased to announce the addition of the JAMA & Archives Backfiles to our electronic journals collection. This full-text collection includes every issue from JAMA and all the Archives journals published from 1883-1997.

These backfiles complete the Library's online holdings for the JAMA & Archives journals. The following journals and dates* are now available from the Library's E-Journals page. *Please note that some back issues are still being scanned and added by the publisher.

JAMA (back to 1883)
Archives of Dermatology
(back to 1920)
Archives of Family Medicine
(back to 1992)
Archives of General Psychiatry
(back to 1959)
Archives of Internal Medicine
(back to 1908)
Archives of Neurology
(back to 1959)
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine (formerly American Journal of Diseases of Children) (back to 1911)
Archives of Ophthalmology
(back to 1929)
Archives of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
(back to 1925)
Archives of Surgery
(back to 1920)

New! NetAnatomy Now Available

The Library has added the popular online anatomy resource NetAnatomy to our database collection. This interactive resource uses images, labels, descriptions, and quizzes to teach radiographic, cross-sectional, and gross anatomy.

NetAnatomy is designed to teach human anatomy to students of the health professions, including undergraduate medical, health sciences, and nursing students. NetAnatomy is also a great place to review anatomy for an exam or before a clinical rotation.

Access NetAnatomy by clicking Databases on the library's home page. NetAnatomy is listed under the category Clinical Sciences.

New! AccessEmergencyMedicine

The library is pleased to announce the addition of AccessEmergencyMedicine to our online databases. AccessEmergencyMedicine is a regularly updated resource that allows users to quickly search for the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of emergency cases in more than 12 textbooks. AccessEmergencyMedicine also includes: Quick Topics, Procedures, Drug Information, Videos, and Images for quick reference.

The fully searchable textbooks include:

Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide
Emergency Medicine Manual
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Emergency Orthopedics: The Extremities
Infectious Diseases: Emergency Department Diagnosis & Management
Atlas of Emergency Medicine
Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies: Diagnosis and Management
Emergency Ultrasound
Emergency Procedures
Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology
Emergency Radiology

Goldfrank's Manual of Toxicologic Emergencies

Connect to AccessEmergencyMedicine from the Library's Databases page. It is listed as one of the Frequently Used Resources at the top, and can also be found under the category Clinical Sciences. The library also subscribes to AccessMedicine, AccessSurgery and AccessScience.

New! Psych Evidence Matters

The Library has licensed Psych Evidence Matters, an evidence-based psychiatry resource designed to help choose the best therapy options for a specific psychiatric patient with a confirmed diagnosis.

Using an ask-a-question interface, you can retrieve the latest peer-reviewed research results from thousands of journals at a glance. Results, including meta-graphs and charts, are organized in an evidence summary format based on therapy effectiveness, safety, and cost.

Access Psych Evidence Matters from the Library's database page, listed under Clinical Sciences or Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Tech Tip: Use EndNote X2 to Create and Organize Full-Text Libraries of PDFs

Looking for an easy way to save and manage full-text libraries of PDFs? Consider using EndNote X2. The popular reference management software includes a powerful feature, Find Full Text, that will seamlessly download batches of full-text articles to your computer. In minutes, EndNote will search the Library's resources, download hundreds of full-text PDF files and create links to an EndNote library. You can also organize your EndNote libraries into groups, search references with keywords, automatically create formatted bibliographies, and add citations into a manuscript.

The Library provides discounted EndNote X2 software. To obtain a copy, fill out this form and return it Medical School Computing.

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Levy Library News Archive
This is an ARCHIVED version of a Levy Library Newsletter. Links, images and information may not be current. For current information, visit the Levy Library homepage or Ask a Librarian.
For other issues of the newsletter, visit our Newsletter Archive page.