Join Leo in his first blog post of the year.  Learn how to scan using our book scanner on the fifth floor!

Ask Leo Episode Six: Scanning from Tufts HHSL on Vimeo.

Here’s a weather update for you: Tufts University will be CLOSED tomorrow due to the storm. Keep in mind, the Governor has declared a State of Emergency and the MBTA is closed tomorrow as well. You can keep an eye on conditions via the National Weather Service.

Ice cased Adelie penguins after a blizzard at Cape Denison, courtesy Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales. http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=53684

Ice cased Adelie penguins after a blizzard at Cape Denison, courtesy Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales. http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=53684

Remember to keep abreast of the storm and its impact on the Tufts University Community here: http://announcements.tufts.edu/, and don’t forget to sign up for or update your information in TuftsAlert as well.

Stay safe, stay warm, stay tuned for more information as we get it.

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Hello everyone!

The Hirsh Health Sciences Library will close at 5:00 pm today (pending any further notice), in order to get patrons and staff home safe and sound before the storm hits tonight.

Image courtesy Miami University Libraries: digital.lib.muohio.edu/u?/snyder,2469

Image courtesy Miami University Libraries: digital.lib.muohio.edu/u?/snyder,2469

Please return your materials by 5:00 pm.

Be careful out there!

 

January is apparently National Soup Month (who knew?!), at least, it is according to the good people at Campbell’s, and I feel like they know a thing or two about soup. And here at the Hirsh Health Sciences Library, we know a bit about soup, too.

For example, according to this article published in The Nurse Practitioner, there may just be something to the idea that chicken soup is a valid treatment for the common cold. According to this paper, it provides relief from symptoms and decreases the inflammatory response related to viral illness- in other words, chicken soup might actually make you feel better when you’re sick. SCIENCE!

Cure for the Common Cold?  (courtesy University of Washington Libraries. Digital Collections: http://content.lib.washington.edu/u?/kiehl,360)

Cure for the Common Cold?
(courtesy University of Washington Libraries. Digital Collections: http://content.lib.washington.edu/u?/kiehl,360)

Regardless of its efficacy, who doesn’t like a hot bowl of soup in the winter, regardless of whether you’re under the weather? Research and Instruction Librarian Jane recommended this pot of Fire Roasted Tomato Soup for a yummy meal. If you’re looking for a weekend project (it is supposed to snow, after all), make someone’s day with a labor-intensive batch of delicious Chicken Matzo Ball Soup (aka Jewish Penicillin). For vegetarians/vegans/spicy food lovers, this Lentil and Coconut Soup with Cilantro-Habanero Gremolata is delicious and cheap to make. It also makes enough soup to freeze for the next time you feel the sniffles coming on.

There’s a proverb (of Spanish or Portuguese origin, apparently) that states: “Of soup and love, the first is best.” I offer no opinion on the matter, but wish you a wonderful National Soup Month.

 

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We’re excited to announce that the Hirsh Library has achieved Gold Level in the Office of Sustainability’s Green Office Certification Program! The Program supports, promotes, and recognizes Tufts offices that are engaging in sustainable practices. We received our plaque at a special awards ceremony with President Monaco on January 8th in recognition for  completing the certification as part of a 15-week challenge that ran from August through November.

Sustainability is important to us at Hirsh–in fact, we started off the challenge with a Bronze level qualification–and we are pleased to be continually improving our practices.

 

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Please be aware that we have reduced hours at the library service desk this coming Monday for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  We will be open from 12pm-7pm.  We hope you have a nice weekend!

 

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Are you threatened by a thesis deadline? Panicking about your personal statement? Dreading your dissertation? Preoccupied by papers, posters, and proposals?

Fear not! Health Sciences Writing Consultants resumes today at 4pm!

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You can find the consultants in the alcove behind the Sackler 4 security desk on Wednesdays from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and on Sundays from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. You can sign up in advance for a 45-minute long session here or just drop by!

 

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workshoplogo We are pleased to announce the Hirsh Health Sciences Library’s Open Workshop series for Spring semester. Workshops are held in Sackler 510 on Thursdays from 12noon-1pm. To learn more about the Open Workshop series and to register for a workshop visit: http://www.library.tufts.edu/hsl/education/workshops.html   Upcoming Open Workshops for January and February: Research BaSiCSsss: Literature Search Skills for D’16 Thursday, January 15, 2015 Ovid:  Searching for Evidence & Creating Alerts Thursday, January 22, 2015 PubMed: the Basics Thursday, January 29, 2015 Get that stat! Intro to Major Health Data Sources Thursday, February 05, 2015 Research BaSiCSsss: Literature Search Skills for D’16 Thursday, February 12, 2015, Web of Science Thursday, February 19, 2015 EndNote Thursday, February 26, 2015

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We will be performing some maintenance on our website this Sunday 1/11 and Monday 1/12 and some of our services will be briefly affected.

On Sunday, January 11, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., the library catalog and related services will be unavailable due to routine maintenance. In addition to the library catalog, requesting in WorldCat Local, real-time holdings in JumboSearch, and FindIt@Tufts services are also unavailable. You can place requests for materials not found at Tufts through ILLiad.

On Monday, January 12, from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. proxy logins for access to remote resources, ILLiad, and all library web sites except for Tisch’s will be unavailable during routine maintenance.

 
We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you!

 

Welcome back everybody!

As you settle in to classes, it’s time for the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine to get Back to BaSiCsss! We hope you had a restful break, but the Basic Science/Clinical Science Spiral Seminar Series is back and kicking into high gear already.

The Hirsh Health Sciences Library is offering a workshop just for D’16s, to help refresh your memories about what you learned about research and finding evidence in your Epidemiology course. We’re offering the class four times over the next few months, and we hope to see you all as you meet with your groups and prepare your research questions, parse your PICOs, and find your evidence!

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Please register for a session by following the links below:

January 15, 2015 / noon – 1:00 pm / Sackler 510  http://tufts.libcal.com/event.php?id=890083

February 12, 2015 / noon – 1:00 pm / Sackler 510 http://tufts.libcal.com/event.php?id=890084

March 12, 2015 / noon – 1:00 pm / Sackler 510 http://tufts.libcal.com/event.php?id=890085

April 2, 2015 / noon – 1:00 pm / Sackler 510 http://tufts.libcal.com/event.php?id=890086

Space is limited, so be sure to register early. Bring your clinical case information with you so you can work on your research during the Workshop!

 

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