Posts by: Rebecca Philio

Please take note of both the Sackler Building hours and the library service desk hours for the upcoming holiday period.  Normal hours resume on Thursday, January 2nd.


Sackler Building (145 Harrison)

Monday December 23 – closes at 7pm

Tuesday December 24 – closed

Wednesday December 25 – closed

Thursday December 26 – closes at 7pm

Friday December 27 – closes at 7pm

Saturday December 28 – closes at 7pm

Sunday December 29 – closes at 10pm

Monday December 30 – closes at 7pm

Tuesday December 31 – closed

Wednesday January 1 – closed



Library Desk Hours

Saturday December 21 – closed

Sunday December 22 – closed

Monday December 23 – 7:45am – 5:00pm

Tuesday December 24 – closed

Wednesday December 25 – closed

Thursday December 26 –7:45am – 5:00pm

Friday December 27 – 7:45am – 5:00pm

Saturday December 28 – closed

Sunday December 29 – closed

Monday December 30 – 7:45am – 5:00pm

Tuesday December 31 – closed

Wednesday January 1 – closed


An early release of 3pm has been declared and we will be closing the service desk by 4:30PM.  If you have any reserve books or equipment please return them to the library service desk by 4PM.  Thank you for your cooperation.


Does printing at the library sometimes get you down?  We understand your frustrations.  To show our support we’ve created a music video for you, “Used the Wrong Stapler”.


Thanks to all who participated, especially our stars, Lee Replogle M’16 and Shiraz Ghanimian M’16. Also, congratulations to The Marians on their debut!


Used the Wrong Stapler – Music Video from Tufts HHSL on Vimeo.


It’s nearing the end of term and what better way to expand your research skills than to attend an HHSL Open Workshop?!


The next one is Wednesday, December 18th from 12-1pm in Sackler 510.  This session will cover the ins and outs of Web of Knowledge, including:

  • how to construct a keyword search
  • how finding one good article on a topic can lead to other articles on the same thing
  • and how to find out who else is working on your topic of interest

It’s sure to become your new best friend for research! Space is limited, so please REGISTER HERE by December 17th, 2013.

You may sign up and view future workshops here.  We hope to see you there!



Only see an abstract in PubMed?  We still may have your article!

There are multiple ways to find out if an article you are trying to locate is available through Tufts.  One great place to start is the Tufts Catalog (link located in the top left of the  homepage).  You can search by journal title and see what subscriptions we have for electronic journals as well as print.  Print periodicals are located on the 7th floor, except for the current year which is shelved on the 4th floor. Sometimes the catalog will say that the years you want are in “Jaharis Storage” this means that you need to fill out a request to have the volume brought over to the library. You can find the request form HERE and you will receive an email when it arrives at the 4th floor desk.








If you only have an abbreviated title then the single citation matcher in PubMed will help.  Start filling out the citation HERE and the full title will become visible.










Another method of searching is to follow our e-journals link.  You can search by title or browse alphabetically through Serial Solutions.







If you require assistance please don’t hesitate to stop by the library service desk on the 4th floor of Sackler.  We’ll be happy to help!



The Hirsh Health Sciences Library would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving as well as a wonderful start to the holiday season!




We’re thankful for all of the wonderful students, faculty and staff of Tufts University and the medical center! What are you thankful for?

And as a reminder, the library will be closing at 5 pm today, and we will reopen at 9 am on Sunday, December 1.


Did you know that the Hirsh Library has an array of IT equipment and peripherals that you can check out?  We have a lot more than just laptops.

All of these items are available for checkout at the 4th floor library service desk for a period of 4 hours.






The Hirsh Health Sciences Library would like to wish the Tufts community a safe and happy Halloween!  Remember that this evening we will be airing episodes of The Twilight Zone near the 4th floor library service desk.  We hope to see you there!


More Halloween Clip Art Illustrations at



Have some studying to do but really want to celebrate Halloween as well?

Well you’re in luck!  This Thursday, October 31st, we’ll be setting up a projector on the 4th floor near the library service desk and airing episodes of the Twilight Zone.  Popcorn and candy will also be provided while supplies last.

The fun starts at 5:30, so make sure to drop by!





There will be some construction within the 6th floor classroom the next three Saturdays from 6am-2pm.  There may be noise associated with the work that is being done so students will be advised to study in other areas if it becomes a disruption.  We apologize for this inconvenience.

Under construction