Hirsh has just obtained 40 skull models thanks to Michael Doyle of the anatomy lab; they are available to check out at the circulation desk on the 4th floor of the Sackler building. Additionally, there are now bone boxes (real) which include half a skeleton per box.

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Analyze Boston

https://data.boston.gov/

Working on a research paper that needs some Boston specific facts and figures? Looking for a place to peruse the City of Boston’s open data? Check out Analyze Boston to view public facts, figures and maps displaying data that connects the city with it’s inhabitants. Browse data sets on food establishment inspections, police reports, electrical use, moving permits and more.

Keep in mind, this website’s searching abilities are not as strong as some of the other databases you’re used to using. For example, if you wanted information about all of the cases of graffiti being reported you wouldn’t be able to find a data set by search graffiti. You would have to know that the 311 data set contains this type of information, luckily a quick google search of “graffiti boston removal” would help you learn which organization’s data set to look for. Once you’re within a data set, you can limit the information so that you’re only seeing the information you’re interested in.

Check out Analyze Boston to browse the data and to learn more.

Stress Less Week has come just in time to help ease the pain of finals! We’ll be celebrating by providing coloring pages and origami paper at the Library Service Desk all week–everything you need for an easy study break.

You can also join us at 3pm on Wednesday, 4/25, down at the Desk for Afternoon Tea. We’ll have a variety of teas and treats, so take a break and commiserate with your colleagues or grab a quick cup to bring back to your carrel!

Student Wellness Advising is also hosting a number of relaxing events, so be sure to check them out as well:

Friday 4/20, 3-4:30pm: Ice Cream and Furry Friends, Jaharis Courtyard (rain location: SK 507)

Monday 4/23, 12pm: Lunchtime Walk, Meet in front of 145 Harrison Ave

Tuesday 4/24, 3-4pm: Zumba, SK216A

Can’t make it to any events? Visit the Student Wellness Advising Resources page for some tips on how to mitigate your stress.

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The Hirsh Library will have another round of Extended Hours this weekend for all your studying needs! On Saturday, April 21st, and Sunday, April 22nd, the Library Service Desk (on the 4th floor of Sackler) will be open from 10AM to 10PM. Which means you can come by and pick up chargers, books, laptops, anatomy models – anything you need that we have, really – earlier and keep them later in the evening.

We will also have free coffee on Saturday at 6pm, out on the long tables in front of Food 4 Thought!

Please note: the Sackler building hours will be unchanged, so you will be able to swipe in as early as 6 am and stay until midnight. The Extended Hours strictly affect how early and late the Library Service Desk is staffed.

We look forward to seeing you bright and early and late into the evening this upcoming weekend!

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In observance of Patriots’ Day, the library will be open from 12pm-7pm on Monday April 16th. Normal hours will resume the following Tuesday.

For those of you who haven’t been in the city on Patriots’ Day, this is the same day as the Boston Marathon. Make sure you plan your travel arrangements ahead of time so you don’t get stuck in traffic! And good luck to any Jumbos running the race!

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The weather may still be grey, but we have several fun things going on to brighten up your week! On Thursday 4/12, we will have a visit from Tufts Paws for People. From 3-5pm in the room behind the cafe on Sackler 4, you can cuddle up with a dog, a guinea pig, or a rabbit! You deserve a study break.

We also have our monthly Library Fun Lab this week! Starting at noon on Thursday 4/12 and Friday 4/13, we’ll have craft supplies out at the Library Service Desk. This month, we’re making good luck charms to help you get motivated, relax, or just crack a smile. Paint a glass gem or make a button to keep for yourself or give to a friend.

Hope to see you later this week!

As we enter into another exam block, we wanted to provide you with a friendly reminder about borrowing items. Unfortunately, circulation staff can no longer send out notices to remind patrons when reserve items are due. Please pay attention to when you are told the item is due (4 hours after you check it out). Set an alarm, write yourself a note etc.

Remember, signing the equipment agreement means that you understand and will abide by all the loan policies. Avoid the block! Bring it back on time!

For more information, please visit our Policy for Overdue Items page.

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As we enter the busiest part of the semester, we wanted to take a moment to remind you of our Collaboration Room policies. The Collaboration Rooms are the seven rooms on the 5th floor that groups can reserve in advance for collaborative work. They all have whiteboards and monitors for you to connect to your laptop… and most of them have windows! Since we have a limited number of rooms, we have policies in place to make sure that as many groups as possible have the opportunity to reserve a room.

Here are the basics:

  1. The rooms can only be reserved by groups of 2 or more. If you’re planning to study alone, you are welcome to use the rooms on a first-come, first-served basis, but you cannot reserve one just for yourself.
  2. Each room can be booked up to 4 hours a day and up to 3 times a week per group.
  3. You must provide the names of all group members when you make a reservation.
  4. If the room is left empty for more than 15 minutes during the reservation period, it will be made available to others on a first-come, first-served basis.

You can find the full room reservation policy on the Collaboration Room page. Please take time to read through it before you book a room, as violations may result in forfeited reservations or booking privileges. You can always email us at hhsl@tufts.edu if you have any questions. Happy collaborating!

 

April showers bring May flowers, but April Open Workshops bring lots of awesome info!  Come and see for yourself!

Workshops will be held in Sackler 510 on Tuesdays from 9-10am and repeated on Wednesdays from 3-4pm (unless otherwise noted).

EndNote: the Basics
Register: April 3 | April 4

This one-hour session will introduce you to the basics of using the EndNote citation management program. EndNote allows you to create a personal database of references and generate in-text citations and bibliographies in a variety of citation styles. This session is for absolute beginners – no previous experience is required!

Introduction to R
Register: April 10 | April 11

R is an open source programming language used to manipulate, analyze, and visualize data. Researchers and health professionals can use it to convey complex information in a manner that is easy to understand. The flexibility of R allows large amounts of data to be processed and represented in ways that spreadsheet programs cannot. This introductory, hands-on workshop provides a brief overview of how R works and what it is capable of. No prior experience with R or programming languages is required.

Embase: Moving Beyond PubMed
Register: April 17 | April 18
Ready to move beyond PubMed? This workshop will show you Embase, a biomedical database containing over 30 million records including articles from more than 8,500 journals published world-wide; it is especially strong in its coverage of drug and pharmaceutical research, pharmacology and toxicology. Embase is an essential database for literature reviews and contains citations not indexed in MEDLINE. Come to this workshop and see what you have been missing!
Can’t attend this workshop in-person? Register to attend remotely via WebEx: April 17 | April 18

 

We have recently acquired 14 new electronic textbooks through the Stat!Ref platform. The Stat!Ref platform lets you search simultaneously across multiple textbooks. To get to it, simply go to the Hirsh Library website, click on the “Books” tab then click on “Stat!Ref.” Of course, you can also access these books individually by searching for them by title on JumboSearch.

If you’ve done dental searches on Stat!Ref or JumboSearch in the past the results will now look different – in a good way! All 14 of our new purchases were published within the last 5 years, and they cover everything from exercises to maintain or improve hand dexterity to dental codes to caries to implants to periodontitis and TMD. Here are a few titles we want to highlight in particular. You can find the full list at the end of the post.

First our most unique purchase, Dancing Hands. This book from 2013 looks at ways to improve ergonomics in the treatment room and improve manual dexterity of the dentist.

Need an introduction to materials used in restorative dentistry and how to select what? Check out Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry: Material Selection and Technique with entire chapters on composites, ceramics, impression taking, adhesives, posts, and more.

Treatment of TMDs: Bridging the Gap Between Advances in Research and Clinical Patient Management looks at orofacial pain, particularly in relation to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).  The biology of orofacial pain, as well as the biomechanics of the TMJ are established first, followed by diagnostic technology and therapeutic options ranging from injectables to pharmacologic management, including responsible use of opioids.

Here are all fourteen new acquisitions in alphabetical order. Just click on the title to browse the book on the Stat!Ref platform.

  1. Behavioral Dentistry, 2nd edition, 2014
  2. Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature, 2018
  3. Dancing Hands, 2013
  4. Essentials of Dental Caries, 4th edition, 2016
  5. Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry: Material Selection and Technique, 2nd edition, 2013
  6. Hall’s Critical Decisions in Periodontology and Dental Implantology, 5th edition, 2013
  7. Head, Neck, and Dental Anatomy, 4th edition, 2013
  8. Implant Therapy: The Integrated Treatment Plan – Volume 1: Diagnosis and Surgical Therapy, 2013
  9. An Introduction to Orthodontics, 4th edition, 2013
  10. Oral Microbiology and Immunology, 2nd edition, 2014
  11. The Oral-Systemic Health Connection: A Guide to Patient Care, 2014
  12. Oxford Handbook of Clinical Dentistry, 6th edition, 2014
  13. Pickard’s Guide to Minimally Invasive Operative Dentistry, 10th edition, 2015
  14. Treatment of TMDs: Bridging the Gap Between Advances in Research and Clinical Patient Management, 2013

We hope you enjoy our new purchases! Feel free to give feedback on our dental collection to Amanda Nevius, our library liaison to TUSDM.

 

Post contributed by Amanda Nevius

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