Posts by: Katherine Morley

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April 17-23 is National Spring Stress Less Week! Take a moment to breathe deep, go for a stroll, do some stretches, or play a game (don’t forget, we have some at the Library Service Desk!).

We know that this time of year can be overwhelming, so Hirsh Library is here to help!

We’re hosting a study break on Wednesday, 4/20 at 2:30pm. Stretch your legs and head down to the desk to enjoy a cup of tea and a snack. We’ll also have this giant roll of bubble wrap available so you can pop your frustrations away:

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In addition, the Wellness Advisor is hosting three great events that you’ll want to check out:

Benefits of Meditation: Wednesday, 4/20 from 2-4pm in Sackler 114
Learn about the benefits of meditation and practice some techniques with Dr. Christina Pastan

Scream for Ice Cream and Therapy Dogs: Thursday, 4/21 from 2:30-4:30pm in the Jaharis Courtyard
Take an ice cream break and relax with some canine companions

Wellness Advisor Drop-In: Friday, 4/22 at 2:30pm in the alcove with the black couches on SK4
Take a study break and enjoy some healthy snacks, coffee or tea, and a chat with the Wellness Advisor

 

Don’t have time to attend any of the events? Create your own study break! We’ll have origami paper and some relaxing coloring pages available down at the Library Service Desk all week.

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The Hirsh Health Sciences Library will be open 12noon – 7pm on Monday, April 18th–shortened hours  in observance of Patriot’s Day.

Patriots’ Day is a holiday commemorating the Battles of Lexington and Concord in the American Revolutionary War.

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It is also the day that the Boston Marathon takes place!

However you spend the day (perhaps with us in the library) have a good one!

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On Sunday, April 17, 2016, all ILLiad requests dated before 1/1/2013 that are at the status of “cancelled” or “request closed” will be deleted from ILLiad.

Please take a moment to look through your ILLiad Request history and save any requests that you would like to keep. To do this, log into your account and on the left-hand side menu, choose Request History. Click on the requests you would like to keep and either print out or copy the information to your own files.

Transaction deletions occur annually every spring semester. If you have any questions, please contact hhsl-docdel@tufts.edu.

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We’ve purchased some new equipment over the past few months and want to be sure you know all about it!

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From left to right we have:

SmartBoard Pens for the boards in Sackler 510 and Sackler 509

Presentation remotes with built-in laser pointer

USB-C cords and chargers for the new MacBooks

USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapters to connect your MacBook with USB-C port to an HDMI display, while also connecting a standard USB device and a USB-C charging cable

Come down to the Library Service Desk and check them out (literally)!

Want to know what other types of equipment we have? You can browse or search a list here.

 

 

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DynaMed Plus is now available through the Hirsh Health Sciences Library and Tufts Medical Center!  This point-of-care resource provides current, evidence-based information in the easy-to-read format that you are accustomed to from DynaMed with enhanced content and features.  DynaMed Plus offers:

  • Robust content in a range of specialties, selected and evaluated by clinical experts
  • Internal medicine topics developed and maintained with the American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • Concise, evidence-based recommendations with supporting references
  • Daily content updates
  • Drug monographs and lab recommendations from Micromedex® allow you to choose the appropriate drugs and tests for your patients
  • More than 4,500 images, tables and illustrations, including content from ACP Smart Medicine

These unique features of DynaMed Plus will save you time and frustration:

  • Synthesized recommendations that use transparent levels of evidence
  • Links to patient handouts, review articles and PubMed/MEDLINE searches
  • Create alerts to receive email notification when a topic or specialty category is updated with new evidence or guidelines

DynaMed Plus is accessible from on campus or off and a free app is available for iOS and Android devices, which means you can start using it from anywhere today!

Follow these steps to install and authenticate the DynaMed Plus app on your mobile device:

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  1. Download the free DynaMed Plus app from the iTunes or Google Play store.
  2. Access DynaMed Plus on your computer from the link on the Hirsh Health Sciences Library homepage.
  3. Click on the Get the DynaMed Plus Mobile App link under the Spotlight section in left-hand column of the DynaMed Plus
  4. Enter either your personal or Tufts email address. An authentication link will be emailed to you.
  5. Open the email (from EBSCO) on your mobile device. Click the authentication link.
  6. The DynaMed Plus app should open and the initial content download will begin.

Note, if you currently have the DynaMed app on your mobile device, then you will need to delete it and install the new DynaMed Plus app.

Questions?  See here for answers to FAQs about the DynaMed Plus app, or contact us!

 

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If you could be granted three wishes for Hirsh Library what would they be? It doesn’t matter if they’re big or small—we want to know!

Drop your wishes in the box down at the Library Service Desk on Sackler 4 or enter them online at bit.ly/libraryfairy now through March 18th. You just might get your wish!

Fair Use Week is upon us!  This week is a great time to focus on the factors to consider when determining if you can reuse someone else’s (and sometimes your own) work…

Think you already know all the ins and outs of fair use?

Curious what fair use is?

Looking to face your fear of legal quandary?

Love taking online quizzes?

Whatever the reason, try out this fair use quiz MIT made to test your knowledge.

 

Fair Use Quiz by MIT Libraries, used under Creative Commons license CC BY-NC 4.0

Fair Use Quiz by MIT Libraries, used under Creative Commons license CC BY-NC 4.0

And, if you are trying to decide whether you yourself can reuse particular images, figures, tables, text, etc., take advantage of the Fair Use Evaluator from the American Library Association.  It’s a great tool to guide and document your own decision making process.

 

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Monday, February 22nd marks the beginning of Fair Use Week, a time to celebrate the balance in copyright law that addresses freedom of speech and accelerates advancement in education, the arts, science – you name it!

If you use other people’s work, such as images, and/or create content yourself, fair use is an important aspect of copyright law you should know about.  Before you add those images, tables, and figures to your next paper or load those excerpts up on TUSK and Trunk or post that content to your website, consider whether or not copyright law allows it.  Fair use may just be the reason you can.

But how do you know??  Never fear, Hirsh Health Sciences Library is here to help!  We provide information about fair use, including the factors to weigh when determining if you can reuse a work.  You can also send us your specific questions for some guidance on making a decision.

Lastly, join us for a workshop on using images next week.  We’ll survey and search image collections licensed by Tufts and in the public domain.  We will also discuss options for storage, display, and citing sources.  The session will be repeated.  Attend in Sackler 510, either on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 4-5pm or Friday, February 26, 2016, 9-10am.

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Schoolwork stressing you out? Got the winter blues? Hirsh Library and the Student Advisory & Health Administration Office (SAHA)  are here to help! We love you and know you’re working hard, so we’re joining forces to bring you a week filled with fun activities to help you de-stress.

Here are the events in the library:

Tuesday 2/9, 2:30pm
Library Study Break: Afternoon Tea
Take a study break and join us on Sackler 4 for tea and treats

Thursday 2/11 and Friday 2/12, 12pm
Library Fun Lab: Valentine’s Crafts
Drop-in and make a valentine! We’ll have a variety of supplies out so you can craft something to show your love or appreciation for a friend, family member, or that special someone (your favorite librarian, perhaps?).

Keep an eye out for SAHA’s events on Wednesday and Friday:

Wednesday 2/10, All Day
Kisses and Inspiration
The Student Wellness Advisor will be roaming around campus delivering sweets and encouragement

Friday 2/12, 2pm
Unconditional Love from Furry Friends
Come to Sackler 114 and unwind before the holiday weekend with therapy dogs, healthy snacks, and a chocolate fountain!

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Please join us giving a warm welcome to our new Collections Assistant, Sia Samiean!

Sia studied Art History and Painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University for three years, but ultimately graduated from Laguna College of Art and Design in California with a Bachelor’s in Painting and Illustration.  After five years as a Lead Bookseller for Barnes & Noble, he went on to Harvard Widener Library to assist with the “Smart-Barcoding” Project. He then worked for the Internet Archive based in the Boston Public Library as a Book Digitizing Operator with a principal focus on digitizing the John Adams Library. Most recently, he worked as an Inventory Control Manager for Crate and Barrel.  We’re so happy to have him as a member of our staff!

 

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