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Let’s Have a “BLAST” with Sequence Similarity Searching

This workshop introduces the NCBI’s Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST), one of the most widely-used software tools in biology. BLAST allows rapid, easy sequence similarity searching online. However, use of BLAST is only truly effective when you understand what

Posted in Health Sciences, Health Sciences Library

National Network of Libraries of Medicine Visits Health Sciences Library

The Stony Brook Health Sciences Library hosted two visitors from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Mid-Atlantic Region on September 9. Barbara Epstein, Director, University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System and Renae Barger, Executive Director, National Network of

Posted in Health Sciences, Health Sciences Library

ICD-10 is coming soon…

The ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases, Revision 10) coding classifications are scheduled to be implemented on Oct.1. The Library has purchased access to both the ICD 9 and ICD 10 . Both classification systems are available from the STAT!Ref database.

Posted in Health Sciences, Health Sciences Library, Uncategorized

Site Visit to Weill Cornell Medical Library

A team of Stony Brook University Librarians visited the Weill Cornell Medical Library to exchange ideas and share information relating to operations of the Health Sciences Library.  Some topics include technology overview, data management services, VIVO and bibiometrics initiatives, and

Posted in About Us, Health Sciences

New Database Trial – Henry Stewart Talks

The Stony Brook University Libraries currently has a trial subscription to the Henry Stewart Talks, biomedical and life sciences collection. This collection has over 1,500 high quality, recorded seminars given by leading world experts. Featured categories include: cancer, cell biology,

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University Libraries Joins Biomed Central

University Libraries has become a Supporting Member of Biomed Central, the Open Access biomedical open access publisher. What are the benefits of Supporter Membership? All Supporter Member researchers can take advantage of a 15% discount on the article-processing charge when

Posted in Biology, Databases, Health Sciences, Health Sciences Library, Medicine, Open Access

HSL Extended Hours Spring 2015

The Health Sciences Library will remain open 24 X 7 for extended hours from: Friday May 8, 9:00 pm until Wednesday May 20 at 4:00 am. From May 20 until June 27, the Library will continue being open regular hours:

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Upcoming Workshops on the NIH Public Access Policy

The Health Sciences Library is now offering workshops and support for NIH Public Access Policy (NIHPAP) Compliance. The Policy requires all NIH funding-supported articles to be submitted to PubMed Central within 12 months of publication in a scholarly journal. Lack

Posted in Health Sciences, Health Sciences Library, Uncategorized

New Library Faculty Publication

Ann Whitney Gleason, Head of the Health Sciences Library, is the author of the recently published book Mobile Technologies for Every Library, published by the Medical Libraries Association. More Resources Mobile Resources and Apps for Library Research – Health Sciences

Posted in Health Sciences, Health Sciences Library, HSL, Scholarly Communication

Call for Participation – Survey of Faculty Use of Author IDs

Are you a faculty member or researcher at Stony Brook University? Have you published in academic journals? If so, we need your help. We are conducting a survey on the utilization of author identification and research networking tools. Survey link:

Posted in Health Sciences, Health Sciences Library, Libraries, Library Outreach, Science and Engineering Library