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The National Library of Medicine has created an Ebolavirus Resource as a part of it's Virus Variation tool where you can retrieve, view and download the nucleotide and protein sequences. In addition to The Ebolavirus database, the page offers links to other Ebolavirus resources, such as the NCBI Zaire Ebolavirus reference genome, publications, 2014 Ebola Outbreak Information Resources and a Health Map, which provides a history of the media coverage of the outbreak since its beginning.

Go to the Ebolavirus Resource

In this issue:

  • New HSL exhibit Building for Education, Research, and Patient Care
  • New class offerings
  • New iOS system released
  • Higher security for mobile devices

... and more

Endnote has released an update called X7.2. The features of this update are unlimited web storage and shared groups for collaboration.  This update is not intended for anyone running Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard). If you are running Snow Leopard, please do not install the new update at this time.

An Exhibition
September 19 – December 12, 2014
Hammer Health Sciences Building, Lower Level 2

Using vintage photographs and original documents from the Library’s Archives & Special Collections, the exhibit chronicles the development of the Medical Center from the first groundbreaking in 1925 through the expansion of the 1980's.

While not all the present buildings at the Medical Center could be included, the exhibit features some of its more notable structures: the original Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center (1928-29), which included homes for Presbyterian Hospital, the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Babies Hospital, the Neurological Institute, New York State Psychiatric Institute, and the School of Nursing; Bard Hall (1931), the first medical school residence hall; the Hammer Health Sciences Building (1976), housing the Health Sciences Library, classrooms and laboratories; and the Milstein Hospital Building (1988), the Medical Center’s primary patient care facility. 

The exhibit is located on Lower Level 2 of the Hammer Building in the Teaching and Learning Center. It is open to everyone holding valid Columbia University or New York-Presbyterian Hospital identification. Those without authorized access who wish to see the exhibition should contact the email address below to make arrangements to view it.

The exhibit was curated by Stephen E. Novak, Head, Archives & Special Collections, at the Health Sciences Library. For further information contact

The Health Sciences Library is pleased to announce access to Scriver’s OMMBID: the Online Metabolic & Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease. OMMBID provides exclusive access to the definitive 4-volume textbook: The Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease.

Features of this online resource:  

  • Stay current with the rapidly changing environment; OMMBID is continually adding supplemental chapters and updates to reflect new developments in the field and the OMMBID blog offers up to 10 post a month from a board of vetted researchers on the latest findings in the field.
  • Improve presentations with thousands of downloadable high-quality full-color images and illustrations on topics including visual diagnosis, research, and procedures. 
  • Quick access to the contributed chapter by the leading geneticist Jean-Marie Saudubray on Clinical Phenotypes: Diagnosis & Algorithms for concise diagnoses and algorithms on specific syndromes and systems.  

Go to Scriver's OMMBID