NY-NJ Chapter LogoNewsletter
Winter 2002

In This Issue

From the Editors

Kudos for Chapter Members

Web Watch

Brave New World

In the Literature

Technology Review

Hospital Library Notes

RML Update

In Memory of Winifred Lieber

HLSP Update

"To The Editors"

Special Feature
by Luda Dolinsky



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Posted 3/15/2002
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
pgallagher@nyam.org



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

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This edition will review a variety of resources

  1. Images in the History of Medicine
    http://wwwihm.nlm.nih.gov/

    The need for an image to illustrate a particular point has always been a difficult question to answer satisfactorily. Images in the History of Medicine, from the National Library of Medicine, provides a searchable database of 60,000 images. Though some cataloging records leave something to be desired (which is why it loses 1/2 a point), the ability to search for images by topic or by author or by title is a godsend to librarians and researchers.

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  2. Oncolink
    http://www.oncolink.com/

    Oncolink, which is provided by the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center, recently moved. For those unfamiliar with it, Oncolink is a consumer-oriented website of information on cancer and cancer care. The information here is current and accurate. Oncolink provides original content, as well as linking to outside organizations, like the National Cancer Institute.

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  3. Gene Tests/Gene Clinics
    http://www.geneclinics.org/

    Recently merged into one website, Gene Tests/Gene Clinics is an information resource on medical genetics for the health professional and the consumer. Registration is required, but with a laboratory and clinic directory, as well as educational materials that explain genetic testing, this is a useful site. Though the content is excellent, however, the registration process lowers its rating considerably.

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  4. Users' Guides to Evidence-Based Practice
    http://www.cche.net/usersguides/main.asp

    The Centres for Health Evidence has mounted the full text of the Users' Guide series. Complete with tables and graphs, this provides a user-friendly alternative to the print editions.

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  5. Free Medical Journals.com
    http://www.freemedicaljournals.com/

    We know that not everything is free on the web. But some things are. This frequently updated website provides an alert service to what is free, either permanently or on a trial basis, with links to the websites of the journal page.

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  6. And now for something completely different:

    Project Bartleby: Great Books Online
    http://www.bartleby.org/

    Along with the complete text (including illustrations) of the 1918 edition of Gray's Anatomy, Bartleby.com is an ever-growing, wonderful compilation of some of the worlds great books (The Complete Works of William Shakespeare and The King James Edition of the Bible are examples) and reference works (Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, Strunk's Elements of Style and the 6th edition of The Columbia Encylopedia, to name a few.)

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