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A big congratulations to all of our 2016 graduates!

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“Graduating Class of 1915, 1915″ Tufts University. Digital Collections and Archives. Medford, MA. http://hdl.handle.net/10427/650

All of us at the Hirsh Health Sciences Library applaud your hard-earned accomplishments and we wish you the best in your future endeavors!

Please note that the Library Service Desk will be closed this Saturday, May 21, allowing for the graduation reception that will be taking place.

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Hey MD18-ers! Welcome to your Core Clerkships!

The Hirsh Health Sciences Library is thrilled to introduce a new resource that we’re trying out, the LWW Health Library for Clerkship/Clinical Rotations.

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This resource brings together 39 authoritative titles needed for each of the core clerkship rotations, and pulls together in-demand titles previously only available in print, including the Step-up, Recall, Blueprints, Shelf Life, and BRS titles. Access nearly 5000 practice questions in Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Surgery, Family Medicine, and Psychiatry, as well as 150 clinical cases designed to take you step-by-step through patient management and decision-making.

This collection brings together many of the resources you need to master your clinical clerkships; don’t delay, check it out today!

p.s. This is a great resource for students in the PA program, and anyone else seeking timely and trusted resources to reference in a clinical setting.

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From mid-February to mid-March, we asked what you would wish for if the Library Fairy could grant you three wishes. We were excited to learn what things, big or small, you wanted for Hirsh Library. In total, we received around 60 wishes!

Before delving into more detail, we want to note that a handful of the wishes were for maintenance issues. You don’t have to ask for a magical boon to get something fixed! Alert us right away if you notice something isn’t working and we’ll make sure it gets immediate attention.
You can report problems in a number of ways:
-Tell a staff member in person at the Library Service Desk
-Give us a call at 617-636-6705 or text us at 617-447-8439
-Send an email to hhsl@tufts.edu
Send a chat
Use our problem reporting form 

Now, on to the fun stuff! While we received a wide variety of wishes, they fell into several overarching categories.

Furniture
The most wished-for category was furniture. The most requested item overall? Standing desks! We’re pleased to announce that in the next few months we will be getting two more desks as well as adding a standing height counter on the 5th floor. The other furniture requests were all for non-traditional study furniture as well, items like yoga ball chairs and bicycle desks, massage chairs and nap pods. While we can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to add some of these items, we’re exploring the feasibility of some more unique seating options.

Resources and Technology
We also received a number of wishes for different types of resources, both physical and electronic. We have granted a few of these wishes by purchasing plastic anatomical models for check-out and adding Skype and ArcGIS to our loaner laptops. Unfortunately, we were not able to grant the wish for a pet library bunny, but we will be bringing the therapy dogs back next semester!
You can recommend resource purchases throughout the year on our website.

Programming
We got some great ideas for workshops, seminars, and talks from the wishes. We’ll take these into consideration as we plan for the fall.

Candy
Second only to standing desks, we received a lot of wishes for free candy, specifically chocolate. While we unfortunately don’t have the funding to add an unlimited supply of candy to our collection, stop by the Library Service Desk today (Monday 5/9) and grab a piece of dark chocolate!

To recap:

Wishes granted
Two new standing desks and a standing height counter
Skype and ArcGis on loaner laptops
More plastic anatomical models

And a few wishes that were for things we already have: 
Board games to check out at the desk
One place to search electronic database content: JumboSearch
New public computers –an upgrade is already in progress for this summer!

 

Thank you to everyone who submitted wishes! Keep your eyes out, because the Library Fairy might return to grant more wishes in the future…

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On Sunday, April 17, 2016, all ILLiad requests dated before 1/1/2013 that are at the status of “cancelled” or “request closed” will be deleted from ILLiad.

Please take a moment to look through your ILLiad Request history and save any requests that you would like to keep. To do this, log into your account and on the left-hand side menu, choose Request History. Click on the requests you would like to keep and either print out or copy the information to your own files.

Transaction deletions occur annually every spring semester. If you have any questions, please contact hhsl-docdel@tufts.edu.

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We’ve purchased some new equipment over the past few months and want to be sure you know all about it!

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From left to right we have:

SmartBoard Pens for the boards in Sackler 510 and Sackler 509

Presentation remotes with built-in laser pointer

USB-C cords and chargers for the new MacBooks

USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapters to connect your MacBook with USB-C port to an HDMI display, while also connecting a standard USB device and a USB-C charging cable

Come down to the Library Service Desk and check them out (literally)!

Want to know what other types of equipment we have? You can browse or search a list here.

 

 

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DynaMed Plus is now available through the Hirsh Health Sciences Library and Tufts Medical Center!  This point-of-care resource provides current, evidence-based information in the easy-to-read format that you are accustomed to from DynaMed with enhanced content and features.  DynaMed Plus offers:

  • Robust content in a range of specialties, selected and evaluated by clinical experts
  • Internal medicine topics developed and maintained with the American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • Concise, evidence-based recommendations with supporting references
  • Daily content updates
  • Drug monographs and lab recommendations from Micromedex® allow you to choose the appropriate drugs and tests for your patients
  • More than 4,500 images, tables and illustrations, including content from ACP Smart Medicine

These unique features of DynaMed Plus will save you time and frustration:

  • Synthesized recommendations that use transparent levels of evidence
  • Links to patient handouts, review articles and PubMed/MEDLINE searches
  • Create alerts to receive email notification when a topic or specialty category is updated with new evidence or guidelines

DynaMed Plus is accessible from on campus or off and a free app is available for iOS and Android devices, which means you can start using it from anywhere today!

Follow these steps to install and authenticate the DynaMed Plus app on your mobile device:

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  1. Download the free DynaMed Plus app from the iTunes or Google Play store.
  2. Access DynaMed Plus on your computer from the link on the Hirsh Health Sciences Library homepage.
  3. Click on the Get the DynaMed Plus Mobile App link under the Spotlight section in left-hand column of the DynaMed Plus
  4. Enter either your personal or Tufts email address. An authentication link will be emailed to you.
  5. Open the email (from EBSCO) on your mobile device. Click the authentication link.
  6. The DynaMed Plus app should open and the initial content download will begin.

Note, if you currently have the DynaMed app on your mobile device, then you will need to delete it and install the new DynaMed Plus app.

Questions?  See here for answers to FAQs about the DynaMed Plus app, or contact us!

 

Post contributed by Laura Pavlech

 

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It’s that time of the year again! From Sunday, March 6th through Saturday, March 12th, Hirsh Library will be running its Affiliation week survey. Huzzah!

What this means for you: 4 times a day (11 am, 3 pm, 6 pm, and 9 pm) a person will come around the library and ask what program you are with. You tell them (Med, Dental, Nutrition, etc), and they’ll move on to the next person. Easy peasy. But what if you don’t want to be interrupted?

Well that’s easy enough! You can leave your Tufts ID next to you, and we’ll just glance at that and move on. Or, if you’d rather not leave your ID out, you can just write your program on a piece of paper and leave that next to you.

If you’re with a group in a room and don’t want to be interrupted, you can tape a piece of paper to the outside of the door (but do not cover the glass) with the number of people and what program(s), such as “5 Dental” or “3 Sackler.”

Remember, this is only for the duration of above mentioned week, and then we’ll be done until next October. So it’ll be over before you know it!

If you have any questions or concerns, you can come talk to us at the desk on Sackler 4, or call 617-636-6706. We want this to go smoothly and quickly, and for you to be comfortable with it.

We look forward to seeing you next week!

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If you could be granted three wishes for Hirsh Library what would they be? It doesn’t matter if they’re big or small—we want to know!

Drop your wishes in the box down at the Library Service Desk on Sackler 4 or enter them online at bit.ly/libraryfairy now through March 18th. You just might get your wish!

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February is Thesis/Capstone/ALE Boot Camp Month!

During the month of February, Hirsh Library will be offering a 4-part ‘boot camp’ for students  undertaking a thesis, Capstone or ALE project.

Workshops are held on Wednesdays 4:00pm-5:00pm and then repeated on Fridays 9:00am-10:00am. Workshops will be held in Sackler 510.

Intro to the Lit Review
Wednesday, Feb. 3 & Friday, Feb. 5

Tools to Manage Writing
Wednesday, Feb. 10 & Friday, Feb. 12

Citation Tool Overview
Wednesday, Feb. 17 & Friday, Feb. 19

Using Images
Wednesday, Feb. 24 & Friday, Feb.26

 

Registration is encouraged: http://hirshlibrary.tufts.edu/services/open-workshops

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Please join us giving a warm welcome to our new Collections Assistant, Sia Samiean!

Sia studied Art History and Painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University for three years, but ultimately graduated from Laguna College of Art and Design in California with a Bachelor’s in Painting and Illustration.  After five years as a Lead Bookseller for Barnes & Noble, he went on to Harvard Widener Library to assist with the “Smart-Barcoding” Project. He then worked for the Internet Archive based in the Boston Public Library as a Book Digitizing Operator with a principal focus on digitizing the John Adams Library. Most recently, he worked as an Inventory Control Manager for Crate and Barrel.  We’re so happy to have him as a member of our staff!

 

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