Posts by: Katherine Morley

Unpaywall is a free web browser extension, presently available for Chrome and Firefox, which quickly finds free and legal versions of paywalled research papers.  As you search for articles online, an “open lock” tab will instantly appear on the right side of your browser for articles where an open access version is available.  Click the tab to reach the full text.  More information?  Check out UnPaywall’s FAQ.

 

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It’s Stress Less Week and we’re here to help! Join us at the Library Service Desk on Wednesday 4/26 from 3-4:30pm for a relaxing study break. Afternoon Tea won our Library March Madness Tournament last month, so what better way to help you de-stress than with your favorite thing?

 

The Wellness Advisor is also holding a number of other events this week, be sure to check them out!
Tuesday 4/25 at 4pm: Intro to Meditation, Sackler 812
Thursday 4/27 from 12-1pm: How to Live With Less Stress, Sackler 316
Friday 4/28 from 3-4:30pm: Ice Cream and Furry Friends, Jaharis Courtyard

Need a good luck charm to get you through finals? Want to give a friend a boost while they’re in a marathon study session? Then stop by the Library Service Desk on Thursday 4/13 and Friday 4/14 starting at noon! We’ll have all the supplies you need to make some motivational tokens for yourself or your friends. We have round and square glass gems, colored papers, paint pens, and Mod Podge. What more could you need? We may even drag out the button maker…

Hope to see you there!

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On Sunday, April 23, 2017, a history of your ILLiad (interlibrary loan) requests older than January 1, 2014 will be deleted from your ILLiad account.

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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The busiest time of the semester is here and Paws for People is coming to help you de-stress! On Thurs 4/6 from 3-5pm Hirsh will be hosting some of our favorite furry friends in the glass-walled room behind the cafe on Sackler 4. And, a a special treat, our canine visitors will be joined by some rabbits and a guinea pig! Hope to see you there!

 

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When it comes to your thesis, dissertation, or other degree-fulfilling project, there’s a lot to consider and a lot to do.  The library has created a new webpage providing links to various resources you may need along the way, such as to help you find other people’s theses, select a citation management tool, develop a data management plan, design a research study, search for articles on your topic, utilize images and figures, manage copyright, and more!  Whether you’re at the planning, researching, writing, or submitting phase, we can assist, so check it out!

 

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It’s that time again! Hirsh Library will be having several weekends of extended hours throughout the spring exam season!

The first weekend is this upcoming one: Saturday, March 25th, and Sunday, March 26th. The Library Service Desk will be open 10 am to 10 pm on both days, so we can help with your research and equipment needs even earlier and later than usual on the weekends!

Best of all, we will be continuing our extended hours tradition of having FREE COFFEE around 6pm on Saturday 3/25 down by the Desk.

Here are the other upcoming extended hours weekends:

April 1st & 2nd
April 8th & 9th 
May 5th & 6th 

If you have any questions, feel free to direct them to us at Library Service Desk on the 4th floor. But otherwise, we will see you this weekend.

Good luck with your studying and exams!

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Sometimes you want to reuse an awesome image or figure you’ve found or want to find awesome images, such as this one:

Who’s Awesome? You’re Awesome!” by kjarrett is licensed under CC BY 2.0

But you’re not sure if you are allowed to.  Maybe it’s for a paper, a presentation, your website, your thesis, etc. – how do you know if you are allowed to use it for your intended purpose?  How do you know where to find appropriate images?

Well, have no fear, the Hirsh Health Sciences Library has created an interactive Image Reuse Tool to help you find images and/or determine if an image can be utilized for your intended use.  Let us help you wade through the copyright mire and come out awesome!

 

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Our special ‘Writing Personal Statements’ workshop has been rescheduled for Monday, March 27th from 12:45 to 1:45 PM in Sackler 507.  Writing is hard; writing about yourself can be even harder.  If you are preparing a personal statement for your medical school or other application, then this workshop is for you.

Christine Smith, MS, RD, the writing consultant at our library, adjunct lecturer at the Friedman School and former Senior Editor of the Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter, will provide advice on writing personal statements and her top writing tips.  We will also share books available at the library on application writing and interviewing.

 

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Ever felt defeated that the next book on your reading list is at the Tisch, Ginn, Veterinary, or SMFA Library?  You probably don’t have time to schlep to Fenway, Medford, or Grafton. One of the best aspects about being a part of the wider Tufts University library system is that you don’t have to! As long as the book you want isn’t on reserve, you can request to have it sent to the Hirsh Health Sciences Library. Instead of wasting half a day taking the T to Medford, you can pick up the book at the Library Service Desk on your lunch break!

The request process is simple. After locating your desired book in the Tufts University Catalog, click on the “request item” button.  It may be on the top or right of the screen.

After clicking “Request Item” you’ll be asked to login with your Tufts username and password or your library barcode and full name.  After you submit your request, you will be able to pick up your book in a few business days!

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