Posts by: Stephen Gabrielson

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Summer is the perfect time to pick up a book for fun at the Hirsh Library! We have some new books that we’ve just added to our collection from the New York Times’ Best Selling List for Science books. Here’s a list of a few new titles that we have out on the shelves:

Is there anything else you’re dying to read but we don’t have? If so, let us know by recommending a purchase.

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Now available at the Hirsh Health Sciences Library:

The Land of Five Flavors: A Cultural History of Chinese Cuisine
by Thomas O. Höllmann

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“Anyone interested in China or in food history needs this book, an insightful introduction to China’s food traditions that is anchored in an understanding and appreciation of centuries of Chinese history and culinary culture, from the earliest empires to the present day.”

—  Naomi Duguid, author of Burma: Rivers of Flavor; co-author of Beyond the Great Wall: Recipes and Travels in the other China

To learn more about this fabulous new addition to the HHSL collection, check out The Boston Globe’s review, or better yet, check it out of the library!

We have also recently acquired a few other titles on the topic of food and nutrition, so be sure to look them up:

Is the library missing something?  Let us know by recommending a purchase.

 

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Here at HHSL, we’re always looking to expand our collection to provide new books and other materials for your leisure, research, and other informational needs.  For this month’s post, we’ve highlighted some recently acquired titles on the topic of the history of diseases.

Is there something else that you would like to see on our shelves?  Please let us know by recommending a purchase.

 

Now available for check-out at HHSL:

 

The Way We Work: Getting to Know the Amazing Human Body by David Macaulay
[Location: HHSL New Books Shelf]

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“This comprehensive and entertaining resource reveals the inner workings of the human body and all of its systems and mechanisms, as only David Macaulay could. Page after page of beautifully illustrated spreads detail everything from cells to the bones and organs they build, clearly explaining the function of each, and offering up-close glimpses, unique cross-sections and perspectives, and even a little humor along the way.” Check it out!

But wait, there are even more new books!

  • How to Teach in Clinical Settings by Mary Seabrook
  • 100 Cases in Clinical Medicine by P John Rees
  • Digital Image Quality in Medicine by Oleg S. Pianykh
  • The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
 

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Need a break from your textbook?  Head over to the library’s leisure reading section on the fourth floor and browse the new books that we’ve recently added to our collection.  Here’s an example of some of the new titles that are available to check-out:

  • Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
  • Seven Moves by Carol Anshaw
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • The Headmaster’s Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • McCarthy’s Bar by Pete McCarthy

Indulge yourself with a book!  If you find something that you’d like to read but we don’t own, let us know by recommending a purchase.

 

Keep your eyes peeled on St. Patrick’s Day for the Battle of the Health Sciences Library Bands!  We’ll be posting a video of a group of HHSL librarians playing and singing the Irish tune Rare Old Mountain Dew in competition with three other health sciences libraries:

  • the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library from the University of Virginia
  • the William H. Welch Library from Johns Hopkins
  • the Lamar Soutter Library from UMass Worcester

Be sure to like our music video posted on our Facebook page on Monday, March 17th, to help Hirsh’s band – Jumbo Go Bragh – win!

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Psychiatry Online is a new resource here at HHSL that offers electronic access to many publications from the American Psychiatry Association, which includes both eBooks and journals.  One of the highlights from this resource is the DSM-5—the newest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.  Also available are the two companion books to the DSM-5: Handbook of Differential Diagnosis and Clinical Cases.

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Here’s a list of journals that you can access through Psychiatry Online:

  • The American Journal of Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Academic Psychiatry
  • Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
  • Psychiatric News

To explore Psychiatry Online and see what else it has to offer, head over to the library’s catalog here: http://bit.ly/1hiL8YU 

 
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Hello everyone!  The library has recently added some new titles to its collection.  Here are a few, make sure to check them out:

  1. The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic—and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson.
  2. A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic—and How We Can End It by M.D. Deborah Cohen
  3. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  4. Do Good Well: Your Guide to Leadership, Action, and Social Innovation by Nina Vasan
  5. The Cure in the Code: How 20th Century Law is Undermining 21st Century Medicine by Peter W. Huber
  6. Enhancing the Professional Culture of Academic Health Science Centers: Creating and Sustaining Research Communities edited by Thomas S. Inui and Richard M. Frankel

Is there a book that you’d like to see on our shelves?  Let us know by filling out this form: http://www.library.tufts.edu/hsl/resources/purchase_request.html