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Are you threatened by a thesis deadline? Panicking about your personal statement? Dreading your dissertation? Preoccupied by papers, posters, and proposals?

Fear not! Health Sciences Writing Consultants resumes today at 4pm!

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You can find the consultants in the alcove behind the Sackler 4 security desk on Wednesdays from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and on Sundays from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. You can sign up in advance for a 45-minute long session here or just drop by!

 

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We will be performing some maintenance on our website this Sunday 1/11 and Monday 1/12 and some of our services will be briefly affected.

On Sunday, January 11, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., the library catalog and related services will be unavailable due to routine maintenance. In addition to the library catalog, requesting in WorldCat Local, real-time holdings in JumboSearch, and FindIt@Tufts services are also unavailable. You can place requests for materials not found at Tufts through ILLiad.

On Monday, January 12, from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. proxy logins for access to remote resources, ILLiad, and all library web sites except for Tisch’s will be unavailable during routine maintenance.

 
We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you!

 

Welcome back everybody!

As you settle in to classes, it’s time for the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine to get Back to BaSiCsss! We hope you had a restful break, but the Basic Science/Clinical Science Spiral Seminar Series is back and kicking into high gear already.

The Hirsh Health Sciences Library is offering a workshop just for D’16s, to help refresh your memories about what you learned about research and finding evidence in your Epidemiology course. We’re offering the class four times over the next few months, and we hope to see you all as you meet with your groups and prepare your research questions, parse your PICOs, and find your evidence!

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Please register for a session by following the links below:

January 15, 2015 / noon – 1:00 pm / Sackler 510  http://tufts.libcal.com/event.php?id=890083

February 12, 2015 / noon – 1:00 pm / Sackler 510 http://tufts.libcal.com/event.php?id=890084

March 12, 2015 / noon – 1:00 pm / Sackler 510 http://tufts.libcal.com/event.php?id=890085

April 2, 2015 / noon – 1:00 pm / Sackler 510 http://tufts.libcal.com/event.php?id=890086

Space is limited, so be sure to register early. Bring your clinical case information with you so you can work on your research during the Workshop!

 

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‘Tis the season for visits with family, roaring fires, delicious feasts, celebrations with friends…

Oh, and a much needed break from school!

If you’re sticking around to study, be sure to check the Library’s limited hours.

Have a safe, happy, and healthy holiday from Leo, Theo, Lizzy, Catalog, and the rest of the Hirsh Health Sciences Library team!

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Due to a scheduled upgrade the majority of our electronic resources will not be available from off-campus on Sunday, November 30 from 6am-9am.  Please plan your research accordingly.

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Happy Halloween from the staff of HHSL! Be sure to trick-or-treat at the Library Service Desk because we have some candy to fuel your Friday.

And here’s another treat for you–some staff photos from Halloweens past and present:

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We’d like to officially announce the re-opening of the sixth floor in Sackler!  Everything has passed inspection and can be fully utilized.  Thank you all for your patience while the construction was going on.  We’d also like to thank everyone who was involved with the transformation.  We  hope you enjoy the new classroom as well as the continued use of study space.

 

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This week, October 20-26th, is International Open Access Week.  Here at the Tufts Libraries, we decided to take this opportunity to highlight the scholarly publishing related workshops we are hosting during the month of October.  In particular, be sure not to miss…

Field Guide to Spotting Predatory Publishers

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 – noon to 1:00pm
Location: Sackler 510

Advice from the Experts: Inside Scientific Publishing

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 – 10:30 to 1:30pm

Location: Sackler 607  (pizza lunch included, so be sure to register)

“But I Found it Online!” Proper Use and Attribution of Images for Papers, Posters, and Presentations

Thursday, October 30, 2014 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Sackler 510

Open Peer Review in STEM with Dr. Cesar Berrios-Otero, Outreach Director, Faculty of 1000 Research

Thursday, October 30, 2014 – 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Tisch Library Austin Room, Medford Campus

 

Curious to find out more about open access?  Check out the Tufts Scholarly Communication website and watch this space! We’ll be posting something Open Access-related each day this week.

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Next week, from Sunday, October 19th through Saturday, October 25th, Hirsh Library will be running its semi-annual School Affiliation Survey. The idea behind it is that we want to know where our users are coming from, so that we can better serve their needs through proper allocation of resources. We would also like to know who is being under-served (or at least underrepresented), so we can find new ways to help all of the students, staff, and faculty here on the Boston Campus.

During the week, if you are in the library at 11am, 3pm, 6pm, or 9pm, you may be asked what school or office you are from. This is the only information we collect. We do not look for names or University status, just school. In fact, this is a screenshot of the entire screen our staff see when asking that question:

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If you feel uncomfortable saying your school affiliation out loud, or if you don’t want to be bothered while working, that’s perfectly fine! You have a few options: you can either leave your Tufts ID out, or you can swing by either the 4th or 5th floor desks and grab a piece of paper to write your school on. That way, when the person taking this information comes by, they can just look at either the ID or the paper and move on. If you’re in a group study room with a group, you can write how many members of what schools are represented in the room, and tape it to the outside of the study room door (example: “5 Medical, 3 Dental, 1 Nutrition”).

Just please remember to take down any signs you put up, and to remove any IDs or papers you put on the desks by you.

If you have any questions or concerns at all, don’t hesitate to ask us! You can call us at 617-636-6706, e-mail us at hhslcirc@tufts.edu, visit our live chat on the Ask Us page, or even just swing by the desk on the 4th floor and chat to us in person.

Thank you for your assistance with this, and we look forward to a nice smooth Affiliation Week!

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Are you new to the world of scientific publishing? Want to garner some advice on getting your work published? Join HHSL, OEA Faculty Development, and top journal publishers and editors for:

Advice from the Experts: Inside Scientific Publishing

 

A panel of experts from Springer, Oxford, New England Journal of Medicine, and Elsevier will offer industry insight and answer your burning questions. This program is geared toward faculty, housestaff, and post-docs green to the world of scientific publishing.
The event will include a moderated panel and Q&A session, followed by lunch and informal discussion. For registration and the full schedule, please visit http://bit.ly/AdviceFromTheExperts .