Posts by: Eli Zoller

The Hirsh Health Sciences Library will be open regular hours on Saturday, April 20th from 10am-7pm.

On Sunday, April 21st, the Hirsh Health Sciences Library will be open for extended hours, 9am-10pm.

Please contact the Library Service Desk on Sackler 4 at 617-636-6706 or if you have any questions.


Looking for a scanner at the Hirsh Health Sciences Library?

Check out room 524 on the 5th floor near the Library IT Service Desk.


We have three scanners that are completely free and easy to use!

The book scanner allows you to scan directly to e-mail, USB, printer, or Google Docs.

Not sure how to use it? Ask at the Library IT Service Desk on Sackler 5.


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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


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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Did you know you can checkout electronic equipment from the Hirsh Health Sciences Library for four hours at a time?

Stop by the Library IT Desk on the 5th floor Monday-Thursday 9am-6pm and Friday 9am-7pm to checkout any of the following items:
  • Macbooks (with a charger and a mouse)ipad
  • iPads – See what apps we have available here.
  • Headphones
  • Macbook chargers
  • Apple iPad/iPod/iPhone chargers
  • VGA adaptors for Apple devices and PCs to connect your device to a projector
  • A myriad of other devices and cables such as S-video and HDMI

Equipment items can be checked out at the 4th floor Library Service Desk when the Library IT Desk is closed.

For more information regarding checkout policies, see the laptop page on the HHSL website.

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Want to keep up with all the latest news about the Hirsh Health Sciences Library? Follow Us!

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Checkout our Facebook page for news, events, and pictures of what’s going on at the library. And if you are on Twitter, you can find these updates and other news around the University and health sciences field.


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FirstConsult point-of-care

ClinicalKey provides point-of-care information for the health professional on the go.

  • Simply put a subject in the ClinicalKey search engine box.
  • On the results page, look for the First Consult logo. 

For example, when you search heart failure, you see the FirstConsult result right on top!


  • FirstConsult allows you to see up-to-date information regarding diagnosis, treatment, and more. With easy to use side navigation to help you jump to jump relevant information quickly!


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Elsevier’s ClinicalKey  has several features which bring information quickly to your fingertips!

Search within a book


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HHSL would like to recognize several Tufts University faculty and staff from the Boston and Medford campuses who have been awarded with funding under the Provost’s Open Access Fund for Publication and Digitization. The Provost’s Open Access Fund intends to support faculty and students with paying journal article processing charges and digitize research materials for educational use.  For more information about applying for open access funding visit Provost’s Open Access Fund for Publication and Digitization or ask a librarian.

The February 2013 winners are:

  • Benjamin Hescott, School of Engineering- Computer Science
  • Sean Cash, Friedman School of Nutrition- Agriculture, Food and Environment Program
  • Colin Orians, Arts & Sciences- Biology
  • J. Michael Reed, Arts & Sciences- Biology
  • Lisa Shin, Arts & Sciences- Psychology

For more information about Open Access at Tufts visit Tufts Scholarly Communications and And if you’re wondering where you can find open access journals, visit the Directory of Open Access Journals.


The Hirsh Health Sciences Library will be closing at 2pm on Friday, March 8th due to the inclement weather. Please see Tufts Announcements for more information.


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