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ClinicalKeyClinicalKey is now available via an updated interface.  The new interface is designed to connect users to the information needed to answer a question more quickly while continuing to provide access to ClinicalKey’s repository of full-text books, journal articles, FirstConsult point-of-care tool, clinical guidelines, drug information, and patient education materials.  ClinicalKey’s updated interface includes:

  • Topic page – 1,400 topic pages quickly connect users to point of care content. For example, the topic page on Renal Cell Carcinoma presents relevant content from Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2015, Conn’s Current Therapy, Goldman’s Cecil Medicine 2014, and First Consult.  Along with the selected content available in the topic review, users can opt to show all results or access specialty views, related patient education, latest journal articles, or related practice guidelines.
  • Browse feature – browse a particular content type (e.g. journals, books, drug monographs, practice guidelines, etc.). You can find the Browse feature by clicking on ‘More’ in the upper left  area of ClinicalKey.
  • Personal account – Sign up for a free personal ClinicalKey account as part of Himmelfarb Library’s subscription to take advantage of even more special features including access to search history, PDF copies of book chapters, presentation maker, and saved items.

ClinicalKey’s updated interface still provides access to a wide collection of full-text materials including 1,000+ books, 600+ journals, 17,000+ medical and surgical videos, 300+ ProceduresConsult videos and articles, and more than two million images.  ClinicalKey also provides a gateway to the FirstConsult point-of-care library as well as drug information, practice guidelines, and patient education materials.  If you have any questions regarding ClinicalKey or online access, please contact Laura Abate at

MindfulMeditationDid you know that mindfulness practice has been shown to reduce stress, increase memory, reduce distractability and increase empathy?  What could be better for health sciences students?

Healthy Information @ Himmelfarb is please to collaborate with Rayna Sobieski (MD 2017) to host a weekly mindfulness medication session throughout the fall semester.   Each session will bed led by Rayna and will begin at 12:30 in Himmelfarb B103 and last for 15-20 minutes.  This event is offered for free and no registration is required.  If you miss the first session or arrive late, just come the following week!

What: Mindfulness Meditation

When: Thursdays, 12:30-12:50 p.m.

Where: Himmelfarb B103

If you want to read more about the benefits of mindfulness practice for health sciences students, checkout some of these articles:

  1. Barbosa, P., Raymond, G., Zlotnick, C., Wilk, J., Toomey, R.,3rd, & Mitchell, J.,3rd. (2013). Mindfulness-based stress reduction training is associated with greater empathy and reduced anxiety for graduate healthcare students. Education for Health (Abingdon, England), 26(1), 9-14. doi:10.4103/1357-6283.112794  Full-Text @ Himmelfarb
  2. Mrazek, M. D., Franklin, M. S., Phillips, D. T., Baird, B., & Schooler, J. W. (2013). Mindfulness training improves working memory capacity and GRE performance while reducing mind wandering. Psychological Science, 24(5), 776-781. doi:10.1177/0956797612459659  Full-Text @ Himmelfarb
  3. Warnecke, E., Quinn, S., Ogden, K., Towle, N., & Nelson, M. R. (2011). A randomised controlled trial of the effects of mindfulness practice on medical student stress levels. Medical Education, 45(4), 381-388. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2923.2010.03877.x  Full-Text @ Himmelfarb
  4. Fortney, L., & Taylor, M. (2010). Meditation in medical practice: A review of the evidence and practice. Primary Care, 37(1), 81-90. doi:10.1016/j.pop.2009.09.004  Full-Text @ Himmelfarb
  5. Hassed, C., de Lisle, S., Sullivan, G., & Pier, C. (2009). Enhancing the health of medical students: Outcomes of an integrated mindfulness and lifestyle program. Advances in Health Sciences Education : Theory and Practice, 14(3), 387-398. doi:10.1007/s10459-008-9125-3  Full-Text @ Himmelfarb

Facilities will be testing the electrical system on the evening of Thursday, September 11.  From Thursday at 10:30 PM until Friday at 6:00 AM, Himmelfarb Library and parts of Ross Hall will experience rolling blackouts.  For safety reasons, we are requesting that all patrons move to the first floor of Himmelfarb by 10:30 PM.  The book stacks, 2nd and 3rd floors, and the elevator will be unavailable for the duration of the test.


The Essentials of Point-of-Care Ultrasound iBook is available for free through September 14.  The book is the outgrowth of materials prepared for the The Emergency Department Echo Course which is widely used to provide instruction in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound.

The book contains 700+ illustrations, photos, and ultrasound images which provide instruction on how to perform the scan and how to recognize positive and negatives images. The book also focuses on how you can incorporate these images into your clinical decision-making.  Essentials of Point-of-Care Ultrasound uses the electronic format to integrate additional functionality including:

  • Quizzes
  • Reference hyperlinks to PubMed
  • Links to EDE blog content
  • An interactive glossary
  • Chapter summaries
  • Study cards
  • Reader-defined notes

Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library has been selected to host the TEDMED live streaming event for the George Washington University.

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TEDMED is a “global community dedicated to unlocking imagination in service of health and medicine.”

The event will be held from September 10 – 12 and will feature live simulcasts from the two main locations in Washington DC and San Francisco. For more information about the event, please visit the TEDMED site.

TEDMED has announced all of the speakers and co-hosts for the nine sessions planned over the course of three days. Each session revolves around a theme ranging from recognizing the limit of our knowledge to science/health trends. For more information about all of the nine sessions including speaker bios, please visit TEDMED Sessions. 

Session Number Day Time Session
Session 1 Wed., Sep. 10 9:00am – 10:40am Turn It Upside Down
Session 2 Wed., Sep. 10 1:00pm – 2:45pm We Just Don’t Know
Session 3 Wed., Sep. 10 4:45pm – 6:15pm Flat Out Amazing
Session 4 Thu., Sep. 11 8:30am – 10:10am Stealing Smart
Session 5 Thu., Sep. 11 12:45pm – 2:30pm Don’t You Dare Talk About This
Session 6 Thu., Sep. 11 4:30pm – 6:05pm Play Is Not A Waste Of Time
Session 7 Fri., Sep. 12 8:00am - 9:40am Human Nature Inside And Out
Session 8 Fri., Sep. 12 11:00am- 12:40pm Weird And Wonderful
Session 9 Fri., Sep. 12 2:30pm – 4:00pm I Was Just Thinking Too Small

All sessions will be streamed in Ross Hall, Lobby B.

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