Thanks to all the students, staff, and faculty who contributed to our glorious library turkey!

Hirsh Health Sciences Library would like to wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving! We’re thankful for all the wonderful students, staff, and faculty of Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center.

We’d like to remind you that the library will be closing at 2pm tomorrow, Wednesday 11/25 and will reopen at 10 am on Sunday 11/29. Hope you have a wonderful break!

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Hello there! Next week is Thanksgiving (you might have heard of it). The Hirsh Library is going to be going on a bit of a vacation, because we know you are too.

We will be closing on Wednesday, November 25th at 2 pm, and we will re-open on Sunday, November 29th at 10 am (and will be open until 10 pm that day).

If you have any questions, feel free to come ask us on the 4th floor of Sackler, or you can call 617-636-6706. Otherwise, enjoy your short break before exams, and we will see you on the 29th!


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It’s that wonderful time of the year again. Yes, that’s right. It’s turkey time! Starting at 12pm this Thursday 11/19 and Friday 11/20, you can stop by the Library Service Desk and create your own feathered friend to bring home to Mom (or back to your study carrel). We’ll have a variety of materials out so you can create anything your heart desires, from the simple and majestic hand turkey (our personal favorite) to 3D  pinecone poultry. Don’t have time to delve into a craft? Just lend a hand–we only need the outline!–to the giant library turkey we plan to make.

See you there!

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Join us Wednesday, December 2nd at noon in SK516 for our second Sweet Talks @ Hirsh event! We’re excited to welcome Dean Nadeem Karimbux. Bring your lunch and enjoy hearing about Dean Karimbux’s career path, the choices he made along the way, how his field has changed during his career, and advice he has for the next generation of professionals that we are educating here at Tufts—all in a casual, conversational manner with time for a Q&A.

Coffee, tea, and dessert will be provided by the library!

Stephanie Krauss

You may have noticed a new face at the Library Service Desk  this fall, but we realized we never formally introduced her to you! So please join us in welcoming Stephanie Krauss, our new part-time reference assistant. She is a recent graduate of the College of William & Mary with a bachelor’s in history and anthropology. In addition to working at Hirsh, she is currently pursuing a master’s of library and information science and a master’s in history at Simmons. She says she’s super excited to be working here and, likewise, we’re super excited to have her!



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Wednesday, November 11 is the beginning of Diwali, or  the “festival of lights,” which is celebrated by Hindus around the world.

Diwali, or Deepavali, commemorates “the triumph of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, hope over despair”1. It is celebrated withfamily and friends, the lighting of oil lamps, displays of fireworks and (lots!) of sweet treats. We wish you a most joyous Diwali and a prosperous year to come!

Looking for Diwali celebrations in Boston? Check out:

Diwali Celebration (Museum of Fine Arts)


To learn more about Diwali, visit:

Diwali: the triumph of goodness (from Hinduism Today)

“Far From Diwali’s Lights, The Warm Glow Of Home” (from

“Diwali: Celebrating The Festival Of Lights” (from

Diwali Recipes (from

Diwali Sweets Recipes – 100 Diwali Recipes  (from “Swasthi’s Recipes”)



  1. Diwali: the triumph of goodness. Hinduism Today, 2015. (Accessed November 4, 2015, at

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Hi everyone! In honor of Veterans Day (Wednesday, November 11th), Hirsh Health Sciences Library will have shortened hours. We will be open from noon until 7pm. But we’ll see you back on normal hours the rest of the week!

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Calling all 2nd year medical students!  This is a reminder that next week on November 9th there will be a “Step One Fair” that will help you start preparing for the first step of the medical boards.  If you want to learn more about USMLE Easy, there will be a representative from McGraw-Hill attending, as well as a few friendly librarians, who can fill you in on the resources the library has to help you prepare for the first board exam.

See you there!

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In case you’ve been buried under exams and course work, Halloween is this Saturday! And as an added bonus, Sunday, November 1st marks the end of Daylight Savings, which means an extra hour to sleep!

So, what are you doing this Halloween? Are you dressing up? Giving out treats? Partying? Have a date with the living dead (aka, a fellow grad student :-) )?

Well, however you choose to celebrate, the Hirsh Library wishes you a spooky and safe Halloween!

For a treat, check out these awesome videos from the American Dental Association. And oh yeah –BOO!



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Have you heard about BrowZine yet?  Here’s a little background info: BrowZine is a mobile app designed for Apple and Android devices.  It has a great interface that is designed for browsing journals that the library has access to, and it also allows you to download articles straight to your device!

If you prefer to use your desktop or laptop computer for this kind of thing, BrowZine has just released a version designed for your web browser!  Check it out at  If you’re on campus, you’ll be brought straight into the BrowZine library.  If you’re at home, select Tufts University and login with your normal Tufts username and password to start using BrowZine on your computer.

Don’t have BrowZine on your phone or tablet yet?  Click here to get started!

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