Be in the Know: Access The New York Times

Did you know that the MSK Library provides access to current and back-issues of the New York Times? There is also now no need to register or log in to the NYT to access content (previously our subscription required you to register for a NYT account and log in). We have upgraded our NYT subscription to work with OpenAthens so simply click and authenticate and you are set to read, whether on campus, at home, on VPN, or on your mobile device!!

Explore even more of our resources now accessible remotely through OpenAthens, such as UpToDate! We are constantly adding new databases to be accessible through this easy to use software.

NOTE: OpenAthens is only available to MSK staff through their MSK login credentials.

Get to Know the New Web of Science Interface!

On July 7th, 2021, Web of Science‘s new interface became the default interface for all users! The new interface had been in Beta and Preview modes since November 2020, and based on user input the new experience is faster, more intuitive, easier to use, with new functionalities and a responsive design.

Along with a large scale redesign of the interface, the new Web of Science includes two new visualization tools.

Other useful features in the new Web of Science interface are the ability to export 1,000 records at a time (previously it was 500), ability to export to RIS format from the Core Collection, and the ability to share search queries with others!

To learn more about the new interface, check out the Clarivate Blog.

MeSH Mapping in PubMed

The latest version of PubMed has made a significant change behind the scenes that for more sophisticated PubMed users, needs to be addressed. If a PubMed user manually types in a subject heading, a MeSH term, in the search box, double quotation marks should now be used around these terms even with the [MeSH], [MH], or [Majr] fields; otherwise PubMed will automatically map to a variety of Mesh terms.

There can be times when PubMed’s mapping of [Mesh] designated terms can be useful. If, for instance, you knew that the Mesh term for cancer was neoplasm, but did not make it plural, using double quotation marks would retrieve no results while not using quotation marks would retrieve relevant results as PubMed is able to map to the correct Mesh term.

Even though manually typing in Mesh terms into the search bar can be more efficient, it can also become problematic. It is advised to simply use the MeSH Database to not only ensure that you are inputting the terms properly, but also to ensure that you are using the correct term for the concept you are searching for!