Posts by: Kate Thornhill

In celebration of National Poetry month, the Academy of American Poets is celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 18th.

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HHSL is getting into the spirit with a poetry contest on our Facebook page! Here are the details:
  • Post an original, 12 line or less poem (haikus are great options!) about life on the Boston Campus in response to our Facebook post before 5pm on April 18th
  • Please include your email address!
  • A winner will be chosen and contacted via email on Friday the 19th
  • Winner gets to check out 2 overnight books from the library
  • The winner will also have their poem featured on our blog and Facebook pages

Click here to like us on Facebook!

Bravo to Katie Houk and Kate Thornhill on their posters at the April 3, 2013 University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium! And special congratulations to Kate on being awarded Best Overall Poster!

Checkout their work on the 2013 eScience Symposum website!

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Kate Thornhill, Understanding the Depositing and Accessing of Dental Electronic Health Records for a Consortia Data Repository

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Katie Houk, A Collections and Reference Librarian Partnership in the Planning of a Health Science Campus Researcher  Information Portal

 

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When you check out at iPad from the Library IT Desk, you have access to a wide variety of apps.

In addition to the standard Apple apps, HHSL provides other apps for productivity, social media, and medical.

  • Evernote – an app that allows you to create, edit, organize, sync, and share notes across devices.
  • Lieberman’s iRadiology – provides access to over 500 radiology cases which allow scrolling and zooming of the images.
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention – an app by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which allows access to health articles, “disease of the week,” and current updates regarding health concerns.
  • QBank USMLE – an app by USMLEWorld, LLC which allows you to customize and create tests to fit your study preferences.

For a complete list of the apps we have available, go here.

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Wally Gobetz Boston Marathon

Creative Commons License by Wally Gobetz http://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyg/280932690/

 

The Hirsh Health Sciences Library will be open limited hours on Monday, April 15th from 12noon – 7pm in observance of Patriot’s Day.

Patriot’s Day is a civic holiday commemorating the Battles of Lexington and Concord which were the first battles of the American Revolutionary War.

But for Bostoner’s this holiday means: Marathon Monday.

The 2013 Boston Marathon is the 117th running of this event put on by the Boston Athletic Association. This year’s event is sponsored by John Hancock

 

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What is scholarly communication?

Scholarly communication refers to “the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use (Association of College and Research Libraries ).”

Scholarly communication relies in part on the ability of research libraries to purchase published works. The marketplace for scholarly publishing has developed in ways that challenge libraries’ ability to acquire the works needed by their users. Commercialization of publishing in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors has led to egregious price increases and unacceptable terms and conditions of use for some key research resources needed by the scholarly community.

How can Tufts University Libraries help?

The Tufts University Libraries are here to help you navigate through the publishing landscape and learn about copyright, fair use, and open access publishing.

Some ways Scholarly Communications @Tufts can help you:

  • Learn about managing your copyrights, and use the Author’s Amendment when you negotiate with publishers.
  • Consider using a less restrictive Creative Commons license.
  • Deposit your research in the Tufts Digital Repository, so that it can be openly accessed.
  • Consider putting your course in Tufts OpenCourseWare, and construct it carefully, so that you have the necessary permissions to do so.
  • Consider publishing in an Open Access Journal.
  • Keep up with developments in the open access movement by regularly reading:
    • Open Access News – daily blog following the latest open access developments supported by the Open Society Institute and SPARC
    • Create Change – advocacy and education campaign cosponsored with the Association of Research Libraries and the Association of College and Research Libraries to engage the academic community in reclaiming scholarly communication.
    • The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), is an alliance of universities, research libraries, and organizations built as a constructive response to market dysfunctions in the scholarly communication system.

For more information about Scholarly Communications @Tufts visit the website. And if you’re interested in keeping up with changes to publishing and open access visit the Scholarly Communications Team’s reading list.

The following eJournals are now available for the Tufts community, most as a direct result from requests by faculty and students.

Check out the latest:

Coming soon: 

Food, Culture & Society

 

The Collections department is happy to hear from you with suggestions on what to purchase and we try to fill as many requests as budget and licensing considerations allow.

Like to suggest a purchase? Contact Frances.Foret@tufts.edu or fill out our request form.

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Ever wondered what the bright orange bar on the library homepage is all about? Well, wonder no more – it’s the popular links menu!

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We’ve put links to some of the most frequently used resources in one spot on the homepage. DynaMed, Netter Presenter to help you study anatomy, RefWorks, and popular databases like CINAHL and Web of Knowledge can also be found here. You can quickly link directly to the PBL Toolkits from this list, too. Visit the library website to check it out!

Is there a resource missing? Wondering why one resource is listed but not another? Check it out for yourself and let us know what you think at hhsl@tufts.edu!

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 “But does it really work?”  In our sound-bite saturated news media, it’s difficult to discern which health studies demonstrate effectiveness and which studies do not. How do we know when medical news is evidence worth paying attention to – or – when it is just ‘print noise’?

PubMed Health is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that was designed to help consumers and clinicians answer the question, “what works?” PubMed Health “specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports.” It provides information on how to assess the research results as well as how to read health news.

One of the most valuable features of PubMed Health is “Behind the Headlines,” a joint project of the National Health Service and the U.S. National Library of Medicine. “Behind the Headlines” evaluates current medical news for accuracy and also describes how medical news stories come to acquire their “spin”.

Check out PubMed Health – it works!
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/

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Need a break from studying, but you’re still interested in reading about health science topics? Check out the New York Times blog, Well. The blog has a range of health related topics, among them are personal health, fitness, doctor-patient relationships, and mind/body. They update it frequently and have contributing authors working in the health professional field. There’s something for everyone, especially if you’re generally interested in consumer health. Recent and past posts include:

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Would you like a job with flexible hours and great coworkers?

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The HHSL Service Desk is hiring, and we’re looking for students to come join us!

If you’re interested, you can come on by the desk on the 4th floor of Sackler and fill out a brief application. We would love to have you come join the team.

Hope to hear from you soon!

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