Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

give and takeAdam Grant, a professor at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, recently presented as part of the Ozmun Lecture series at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. His talk was entitled “Givers Take All: Driving Success by Building a Culture of Contributors”. A recording of his talk is available on the Mayo Video Exchange.

Professor Grant’s presentation was based on his 2013 book titled “Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success ”.

The main premise of “Give and Take” is that our old formulas for success no longer work. Hard work, passion, and talent are no longer enough. Grant feels that in order to succeed today, we must focus on networking, collaboration, and negotiation. He divides people into three groups: takers, matchers, and givers. Takers try to get all they can, matchers try to trade fairly, and givers try to contribute without expecting anything back.

Grant shows that the givers among us have far more success than the takers or matchers. Using a mixture of real-life examples and research studies, he illustrates that our ability to connect with others and give of ourselves is often more important than our own talents and abilities. “Give and Take” is an interesting mix of social science, economics, and business theory, and is sure to leave you feeling like you have something to give.

The Library has several copies of “Give and Take” available. Fill out this request form to request a copy. (for Mayo users only)

May 27, 2015 at 12:50 pm Leave a comment

Issue no. 53, March 2015

Feature Articles


Book Notes



March 27, 2015 at 11:33 am Leave a comment

Mayo Clinic Director of Libraries J. Michael Homan Retires

J. Michael Homan retired as Mayo Clinic Director of Libraries in December 2014 after 20 years at Mayo Clinic. His health sciences library career spanned more than 40 years which included significant changes in how knowledge is accessed and managed including the development of the Internet and preference in science and medicine for electronic journals as the primary source of knowledge content. We asked him a few questions at the close of his career.


March 27, 2015 at 11:28 am Leave a comment

Selected websites with authoritative information on drugs and supplements

Looking to find authoritative information on medications, drugs and supplements? The following are selected websites with authoritative information on drugs and supplements that you can use and also share with patients and family members.


Mayo Clinic/Micromedex®
Found on the Mayo website are links to both medications and supplements provided by Micromedex® in a easy to read format. Drugs and supplements are listed alphabetically and are linked to content that is divided into distinct chapters including generic and brand names, descriptions, what to consider prior to taking the medication or supplement, drug interactions, how to take the drug, dosing, storage, side effects, and a 1-800 number to call the Federal Drug Administration to report adverse reactions.

A consumer health website from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health which includes both prescription and over-the counter drugs using a search of either generic or brand name. Information includes overview of the drug or supplement, dosage, side effects, precautions and more.

Provides information on drugs approved for use in the United States, with content and labeling information from the Federal Drug Administration (packet inserts)

RX List/Pill Finder
This tool allows one to enter the imprint, color and shape of medicines in order to find out the name of the medication

National Institutes of Health website for clinical trial information for health care professionals and patients, including names of current drugs under investigation and clinical research

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Listing of many botanicals used as a complement to traditional therapies. Information includes introduction, what the science says about the herb, side effects and cautions

Federal Drug Administration – (FDA)
Governmental website that discusses how drugs are reviewed and approved, with consumer and professional resources


This group of websites will help the professional or the novice navigate to authoritative websites that contain up-to-date information on drugs and supplements.


Carol Ann Attwood, MLS, AHIP, MPH, RN, C

Medical Librarian

Patient and Health Education Library

Mayo Clinic in Arizona

13400 E. Shea Boulevard

Scottsdale, Arizona 85259

480 301-8946


March 27, 2015 at 11:26 am Leave a comment

NLM Updates

PubMed Subject Filter Strategies Updated for 2015

PubMed subject filter strategies are reviewed each year to determine if modifications are necessary.

Public Invited to March 30, 2015 Event Honoring NLM Director Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg as He Retires

National Library of Medicine Deputy Director Betsy Humphreys cordially invites you to celebrate the contributions of NLM Director Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD, on the occasion of his retirement.

 New Working Group to Chart the Course for the NIH National Library of Medicine

This distinguished group has been asked to lay out the vision for the NLM, in order to ensure it remains an international leader in biomedical and health information.

Improved Serials Searching in the NLM Catalog

On January 9, 2015 NLM unique identifiers (UIs) were added to linking fields (e.g. earlier title/later title, absorbed by, split from/split into, supersedes, etc.) in most serial records where NLM has a bibliographic record for the related title.

What’s New for 2015 MeSH

MedlinePlus now offers RSS feeds for every health topic page on the site — nearly 1,800 feeds for MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en espanol combined.

PubMed Commons Blog: Introducing PubMed Commons Journal Clubs

Journal clubs will be able to share key points, questions, and summaries from their discussions – right below citations in PubMed.


March 27, 2015 at 11:25 am Leave a comment

Mayo Clinic The Essential Diabetes Book

Diabetes book coverDiabetes rates continue to rise, particularly diagnoses of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Our genes haven’t changed dramatically, but we eat on the run, choosing foods high in fat and calories and low in vegetables and fruits. We’ve become less physically active, resulting in many of us becoming overweight or obese. In response to this national epidemic, Mayo Clinic The Essential Diabetes Book offers cutting-edge information for all types of diabetes. (more…)

March 27, 2015 at 11:24 am Leave a comment

Most Popular eJournals & eBooks at Mayo in 2014

Welcome back to our annual look at which eJournals and eBooks were the most highly accessed in 2014.

The New England Journal of Medicine and Circulation continued to hold the top two spots respectively. These were the top 10 eJournals in 2012:

Title Number of Hits
New England Journal of Medicine 168,385
Circulation 71,676
JAMA 69,670
Nature 59,799
Blood 42,084
BMJ 37,077
The Lancet 35,412
Journal of Clinical Oncology 33,921
Journal of the American College of Cardiology 31,655
Neurology 28,353


The top eBooks in 2013 were:

Title Number of Hits
Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine 8327
Morgan & Mikhail’s Clinical Anesthesiology 5470
Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine 4548
Dermatology (Bolognia) 3225
Current Surgical Therapy 2810
Wills Eye Manual 2761
Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine 2672
Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide 2577
Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics 2366
Williams Hematology 2357

March 10, 2015 at 11:56 am Leave a comment

Issue no. 52, October 2014

Feature Articles


NLM Updates

Book Notes

Staff News



October 30, 2014 at 11:13 am

Coming soon… to your device

In Liblog‘s July issue, we wrote about the impending release of the Mayo Library’s new website– we explained why we needed a new site, and highlighted some of the new features. Based on feedback from usability testing, our designers and programmers have made modifications to the site, and just now sprinted to the finish line with last minute tweaks. (more…)

October 30, 2014 at 11:12 am

Creating a Mayo author list from a search

Have you ever wondered which Mayo Clinic author has written the most on the subject of bones? Maybe you’re compiling a list of all the Mayo Clinic authors who co-wrote articles with you. (more…)

October 30, 2014 at 11:11 am


Brigham TJ. An introduction to altmetrics. Med Ref Serv Q. 2014;33(4):438-47. doi:10.1080/02763869.2014.957093. PMID: 2531607.

Sharma V, Deo SV, Altarabsheh SE, Cho YH, Erwin PJ, Park SJ. Comparison of the early haemodynamics of stented pericardial and porcine aortic valves. European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery. 2014 Aug 14. pii: ezu272. [Epub ahead of print]

Heller C, Balls-Berry JE, Nery JD, Erwin PJ, Littleton D, Kim M, Kuo WP. Strategies addressing barriers to clinical trial enrollment of underrepresented populations: A systematic review. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2014 Aug 14.

Lim JY, Deo SV, Jung SH, Altarabsheh SE, Erwin PJ, Dillon JJ, Park SJ.  Does off-pump coronary artery bypass confer any advantage in patients with end-stage renal failure? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Heart Lung Circulation. 2014 Jun 27.

Elraiyah T, Hashim Y, Elamin M, Erwin PJ, Zarroug AE. The effect of appendectomy in future tubal infertility and ectopic pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Surgical Research. 2014 Aug 13.

Elraiyah T, Sonbol MB, Wang Z, Khairalseed T, Asi N, Undavalli C, Nabhan M, Firwana B, Altayar O, Prokop L, Montori VM, Murad MH. The benefits and harms of systemic testosterone therapy in postmenopausal women with normal adrenal function: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Oct;99(10):3543-50. doi: 10.1210/jc.2014-2262. PubMed PMID: 25279572.

Elraiyah T, Sonbol MB, Wang Z, Khairalseed T, Asi N, Undavalli C, Nabhan M, Altayar O, Prokop L, Montori VM, Murad MH. The benefits and harms of systemic dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in postmenopausal women with normal adrenal function: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Oct;99(10):3536-42. doi: 10.1210/jc.2014-2261. PubMed PMID: 25279571.

Mauck KF, Asi N, Elraiyah TA, Undavalli C, Nabhan M, Altayar O, Sonbol MB, Prokop LJ, Murad MH. Comparative systematic review and meta-analysis of compression modalities for the promotion of venous ulcer healing and reducing ulcer recurrence. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Aug;60(2 Suppl):71S-90S.e1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2014.04.060. Epub 2014 May 28. Review. PubMed PMID: 24877851.

Mauck KF, Asi N, Undavalli C, Elraiyah TA, Nabhan M, Altayar O, Sonbol MB, Prokop LJ, Murad MH. Systematic review and meta-analysis of surgical interventions versus conservative therapy for venous ulcers. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Aug;60(2 Suppl):60S-70S.e1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2014.04.059. Epub 2014 May 14. Review. PubMed PMID: 24835693.

October 30, 2014 at 11:11 am

Mayo Clinic’s Social Media Links

As social media continues to grow and reaches out to all segments of the population, Mayo Clinic’s social media presence has increased as well.  Take the opportunity to review these Mayo Clinic sites, and share them with colleagues, patients, family members and your own followers. (more…)

October 30, 2014 at 11:10 am

Providing a service, validating its need, and enhancing the value: Current Awareness

It is always good to evaluate any library service to make sure it is actually meeting a need.   When sending out the latest journal table of contents to our users, we inserted a highlighted question asking what they like about Current Awareness and how it has helps their work at Mayo.  (more…)

October 30, 2014 at 11:09 am

Open Access & Predatory Publishers

A LibGuide (only accessible via our intranet) has been created to help authors discern whether an open access journal is considered reputable or predatory. Many of you get requests to submit manuscripts to journals, many of which are now open access, and you question whether these are reputable. The guide includes a checklist of how to identify a reputable publisher, a list of reputable open access publishers and a list of those that are considered predatory.

October 30, 2014 at 11:08 am

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