A big hello from the Hirsh Health Sciences Library to all the new residents starting this summer! We’re looking forward to helping you with any research questions or information needs that you might have.
A quick reminder about library access: at library orientation, you were given a temporary access number. Keep your eyes peeled for a letter from Tufts that will include your Tufts username! That will be your permanent way of accessing library resources from off-campus.
Did you miss your letter, or have questions about setting up your Tufts username and password? Contact Tufts Technology Services at 617-627-3376 or at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be able to assist you.
Congratulations class of 2016 on your match! Match Day is an annual event that began in 1952 where medical students learn where they will have their residency program. On Friday, March 18th the service desk on the 4th floor will be closed from 11am-2pm to accommodate celebrations for this event. All other floors will be open for study. Please plan on obtaining laptops and reserve items prior to 11am if you need them. Thank you!
Calling all 2nd year medical students! This is a reminder that next week on November 9th there will be a “Step One Fair” that will help you start preparing for the first step of the medical boards. If you want to learn more about USMLE Easy, there will be a representative from McGraw-Hill attending, as well as a few friendly librarians, who can fill you in on the resources the library has to help you prepare for the first board exam.
See you there!
Have you heard about BrowZine yet? Here’s a little background info: BrowZine is a mobile app designed for Apple and Android devices. It has a great interface that is designed for browsing journals that the library has access to, and it also allows you to download articles straight to your device!
If you prefer to use your desktop or laptop computer for this kind of thing, BrowZine has just released a version designed for your web browser! Check it out at www.browzine.com. If you’re on campus, you’ll be brought straight into the BrowZine library. If you’re at home, select Tufts University and login with your normal Tufts username and password to start using BrowZine on your computer.
Don’t have BrowZine on your phone or tablet yet? Click here to get started!
It doesn’t seem too long ago the last time we shared what new books the library had acquired…but since then, we’ve added even more to our collection! There’s not much in the way of new leisure reading books this time around, but rest assured–we’ve got some more fiction titles coming soon. In the meantime…
- Alzheimer’s Disease by Alia Bucciarelli (Faculty publication!)
- Graphic Medicine Manifesto
- Stuffed and Starved: the Hidden Battle for the World Food System
- The Teaching Hospital: Bringham and Women’s Hospital and the Evolution of Academic Medicine
- Why Medicine? And 500 Other Questions for the Medical School and Residency Interviews
Did we miss something? If there’s a book out there that the library doesn’t own, and you think we should, let us know!
The library is offering several different open workshops this semester on topics like PubMed, Point-of-Care/Mobile Resources, and Open Access Week, just to name a few! These open workshops are a great opportunity to learn about a new research tool or to brush up on your research skills. Take a look at the HHSL Open Workshops Calendar for dates, descriptions, and to register for one (or many!) workshops. Sessions are held most Wednesdays and Thursdays in Sackler 510 at 12pm.
See you there!
It’s that time again for an update on the new books we’ve recently put out there on the shelves! This time it’s a mixed bag of non-fiction and health sciences related materials. We have also received some very nice donations, so check out some of the new public health books that we have, including the Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health, which you can find in the stacks! Here are some other books that you might also find interesting:
- Capital in the 21st Century
- The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
- Life, Animated
- The Quest for Health Reform: A Satirical History
If you think we’re missing something important, please let us know by recommending a purchase.
It’s time for an update on some of the new reads we’ve got here at the Hirsh Library! These books cover a wide range of topics, so stop by the library and pick up something new to read this summer.
- The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future
- The Dorito Effect
- Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health
- From the Farm to the Table: What All Americans Need to Know about Agriculture
- Inside the O’Briens: A Novel
- Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
- So, You Want to Be a Physician: Getting an Edge in Your Pursuit of the Challenging Dream of Becoming a Medical Professional
- Walking the Night Road
Is there a book you think the library should have? Let us know by recommending a purchase.
The library has recently acquired a new journal, Nature Reviews Disease Primers, which you can now access electronically through the catalog. Here’s some information about this resource from the publisher’s website:
“Each Primer provides a global overview of the field and outlines key open research questions. Primers have a modular structure, covering epidemiology; disease mechanisms; diagnosis, screening and prevention; management; and quality of life.
Authored by an international panel of academic scientists, translational researchers and clinicians, new Primers are published every week.”
Happy reading and researching!
Taking the dental boards this summer? Get up to speed with Board Vitals!
The Hirsh Library has recently licensed a study tool for Parts I & II of the National Dental Board Examination. Its question bank is comprised of questions with answers (this many) in the following sections:
- Anatomy, Embryology & Histology (199)
- Biochemistry (110)
- Dental Anatomy & Occlusion (247)
- Microbiology (103)
- Pathology (131)
- Physiology (123)
- Endodontics (97)
- Operative Dentistry (154)
- Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery/Pain Control (158)
- Oral Diagnosis (137)
- Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry (171)
- Patient Management, Behavioral Science, Dental Public Health & Occupational Safety (85)
- Periodontics (63)
- Pharmacology (120)
- Prosthodontics (103)
- Select categories or specialties to cover
- Set a timer (or not)
- Display questions randomly or ranked by question difficulty.
- If your answer is incorrect, you can guess again until you click Show Explanation.
- Your account will keep track of your scores for each category, so you can focus on your weaknesses.
- You can search for questions by keywords.
- You can flag and rank questions for further study.
- Its explanations refer to chapters in textbooks we license or hold, so you can study in more depth.
- Its Exam Review shows the explanation, your answer, the correct answer, and the percentage of exam takers who got each question right.
- Go to http://www.boardvitals.com/
- Click Sign Up and register with your Tufts email.
- Check your email for its activation link.
- Board Vitals should launch with Go buttons for NBDE I & II above trials you can ignore.
Faculty may request administrative accounts by contacting elizabeth . richardson @ tufts . edu. Elizabeth Richardson will also be presenting this resource to D’18 students at the Board Review session this Friday, 5/8/15, at 12pm in Merritt Auditorium.
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