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Removal of the “Print Chapter” view from all medical Access sites

Last week, only a few days after it had posted to AccessMedicine, the newest version of Harrison’s was discovered circulating on a number of digital lockers, torrent sites, and other means of illicit file sharing. A quick examination of the file revealed that the party (or parties) who had created it simply printed every chapter of Harrison’s, “bound” it as an ebook, and started distributing it. Presently, the “Print Chapter” view makes it far too easy to accomplish a task like this.

To address this issue with digital piracy, we will remove the "Print Chapter” option on all Access medical online products. This is scheduled to be effective Thursday, September 1 on AccessMedicine and then to each subsequent site with its next release. We realize this will not stop piracy dead in its tracks. We do hope, however, that it will make it more difficult for those inclined to illegally redistribute our content, while still making our sites easy to use, as users will still be able to print by section.

If you have questions about this change in functionality, please contact your sales representative at

What's New in May 2011!

Take our survey and enter for a chance to win an iPod Touch! We’ll announce the winner on the OMMBID blog!

Recent Updates

Chapter 5.1 The Adult Patient with Hereditary Metabolic Disease
Adults with inborn errors is a fast growing patient group. Patients presenting in a late age of onset are seen more and more in the pediatric ward, while those diagnosed as children are being cared for by pediatricians well into adulthood. This new chapter discusses the management of these patients across a variety of factors.

New Blog Posts:
--Do adult patients with PKU need the strict Phe-restricted diet?
--Inborn error of endocannabinoid metabolism
--Pathophysiology of UCDs
--New CDG: SRD5A3

New Features

--Faster searches and page load

--Simpler in-chapter navigation

--Improved search result management
   --Cleaner display & clearer highlighted keywords
   --Ability to narrow by content type and/or part
   --Ability to search within the given set of search results
   --Ability to save and manage search terms in My OMMBID

Come see McGraw-Hill at MLA 2011 (May 13th - 18th) in Minneapolis, MN!

Visit us at Booth 201 and enter for a chance to win a Flip Video Camera when you view a new product demo!

Tech Showcases - Sunday, May 15th
1:30 – 2:00pm: PAEasy - The Best Study Aid for the PANCE and PANRE, Exhibit Hall - Hall A*
2:30 - 3:00pm: AccessPediatrics – Spanning the Study and Practice of Pediatrics, Exhibit Hall - Hall A*

Sunrise Seminar - Tuesday, May 17th
7:00 - 8:15am: For Librarians: Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine with JAMAevidence, Minneapolis Convention Center Room 101A, Level One*

Be sure to stop by the Relaxation Station at MLA 2011 sponsored by AccessPediatrics and PAEasy (Tickets are available at the McGraw-Hill Booth #201).

*Please check the Official Program for last minute room changes

What's New in December 2010!

Recent Updates:

REVISED! Iminoglycinuria
Stefan Bröer / Russell W. Chesney

NEW! Autophagy and Human Genetic Disease
Benjamin R Underwood / Dunecan C O Massey / David C Rubinsztein

NEW! Genetics of Psoriasis
Elisha D.O. Roberson / Anne M. Bowcock

REVISED! Serine Deficiency Disorders
T.J. de Koning

REVISED! Factor XI and the Plasma Contact System
David Gailani / Thomas Renné / Jonas Emsley

REVISED! Gaucher Disease
Gregory A. Grabowski / Gregory A. Petsko / Edwin H. Kolodny

Visit us at the upcoming 2010 Regional MLA Shows!

Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association

September 25 – 26

Best Western Inn on the Park

Madison, WI


New York-New Jersey Chapter of the Medical Library Association

October 6

Riverfront Yonkers Public Library

Yonkers, NY


Midcontinental Chapter of the Medical Library Association

October 8

Hotel at Old Town Conference Center

Wichita, KS


Upstate NY/Ontario Chapter of the Medical Library Association

October 13-14

Renaissance Syracuse Hotel

Syracuse, NY


Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association

October 14

Kellogg Conference Center and Hotel

East Lansing, MI


Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association

October 14-15

William and Ida Friday Center

Chapel Hill, NC


South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association

October 18

AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center

Austin, TX


North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries

October 25

Newport Marriott

Newport, RI


Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association

November 12-16

Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club

St. Petersburg, FL



What's New in August 2010!

Recent Updates:

NEW! Vanishing White Matter
Marjo S. van der Knaap / Marianna Bugiani / Ilja Boor / Chris G. Proud / Gert C. Scheper

NEW! Hereditary Spastic Paraplegias
Evan Reid / Elena I. Rugarli

REVISED! The Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
David N. Cooper / Peter D. Stenson

New Blog Posts

New method for Targeted Metabolomics

ERT for late-onset Pompe disease

Visit us at MLA 2010!

Come see us at the 2010 Medical Library Association meeting at the Hilton Washington!

Visit booth 224 for product demos, giveaways and more!

View a product demo and receive a FREE massage ticket you can use at the MLA Relaxation Station!

Learn more about our newest product, AccessPhysiotherapy, and receive a FREE water bottle!

And check out our events throughout the conference:

Sunrise Seminar—Medical Custom Curriculum from McGraw-Hill

Sunday, May 23, 2010, 7:00 am – 8:15 am, Cabinet Room, Hilton Washington


Technology Showcase— AccessPhysiotherapy

Sunday, May 23, 2010, 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Georgetown West room, Hilton Washington


Technology Showcase—Custom Curriculum in AccessEmergency Medicine

Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Georgetown West room, Hilton Washington

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