NY-NJ Chapter LogoNewsletter
Spring 2002

In This Issue

From the Editors

From the Chair

Spring Dinner 2002

From the Incoming Chair

Kudos for Chapter Members

Web Watch

Brave New World

In the Literature

Technology Review

Hospital Library Notes

RML Update

Advocacy Update

Special Feature:
Focus Groups

Online Newsletter Index

The Newsletter is published for the members of the New York-New Jersey Chapter of the Medical Library Association.

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Posted 4/4/2002
2002 NY-NJ Chapter of the Medical Library Association
Web Watch
Pat's Picks

by Patricia E. Gallagher, MLS, AHIP
New York Academy of Medicine Library

Rating System
In our review system, websites are rated by mice, from a half mouse to 5 mice, 5 being the highest rating:


This edition will review a variety of resources

  1. Philip S. Hench Walter Reed Yellow Fever Collection

    The University of Virginia has mounted this magnificent web site about their Yellow Fever Collection. More than just a list of their own resources, this beautiful web site details as well the people and events that contributed to the discovery of the cause of Yellow Fever.

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  2. New South Wales Multilingual Health Resources

    From Australia comes a collection of consumer health pamphlets on a variety of topics, and available in an amazing array of languages. If you need an article on breast cancer in Turkish (or Spanish or Russian), this is the place to start.

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  3. New York State Physician Profile

    If you need information about a New York State physician, this site provides some one-stop shopping. The physician's education, affiliations, the type of insurance they take, and legal actions taken against them are all available here. If there is a down side, it is that it is ONLY for New York State.

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  4. New Jersey Medical Society Physician Finder

    For information on physicians in New Jersey who are members of the State Medical Society, this free online database provides access to information on the physician's education, affiliations, and contact information. The database is searchable by name, by hospital affiliation and by speciality. The downside is they must be members of the Medical Society, or they are not included.

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  5. TRIP

    TRIP searches the title and abstract of 55 publications, limiting to those it considers the "best evidence". When you need a small set to examine, try this.

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  6. And now for something completely different:

    The Internet Broadway Database

    For the patron about to see the revival of Oklahoma, and at a loss as to the name of the original Ado Annie (it was Celeste Holm), finally an Internet resource is available. Search by play, by cast and crew members, by theatre, even by season.

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