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Attention first-year medical students! The HHSL collection includes several virtual and physical anatomy models to help you study this semester. Several anatomy models are on reserve and available for check out from the Library Service Desk, including real, plastic, and labeled skulls. (See our skull menu posted at the Service Desk!)

Through the HHSL website, you can also access virtual anatomy resources.

Anterior Triangle, Hyoid Muscles and the Hypoglossal Nerve 6) Sternohyoid Muscle © Scholar Educational Systems, Inc 2001-2019. Used under Tufts – Hirsh Health Sciences Library License. Accessed 2 Jan 2019.

Net Anatomy contains a catalog of dissection images with labels and descriptions. The Test feature hides labels—a handy tool for doing self-assessments as you study.

Anatomy.TV by Primal Pictures is another database of images, comprised of 3D, interactive models.


Dissection: ankle and foot superficial dissection © Informa UK Limited 2019. Used under Tufts – Hirsh Health Sciences Library License. Accessed 2 Jan 2019.

Investigate a more extensive list of Hirsh’s anatomy resources from our Anatomy Research Guide.

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Our Graphic Medicine collection has been steadily growing with a number of new releases, and some old favorites that we’ve recently acquired. The HHSL Graphic Medicine collection can be found on the 4th floor across from the Library Service desk. Since the section’s inception in the summer of 2018, the collection has grown to include titles dealing with a wide range of healthcare issues; including, addiction, Alzheimer’s, bipolar disorder, breast cancer, down syndrome, epilepsy, LGBTQ health, OCD, and Parkinson’s disease. Graphic Medicine divulges the lived experiences of patients dealing with illness, as well as personal accounts of the challenges faced by medical professionals.

Below is a list of recent titles added to our collection:

I had the pleasure of discussing the value of Graphic Medicine as a format in healthcare communication at the Charleston Library Conference this past fall. The poster presentation is available at this link.

If there is a Graphic Medicine novel that we don’t have which you would like to read, please let us know by recommending a purchase.

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You may have heard that RefWorks will be going away at the end if this year. For you RefWorks fans out there, don’t despair, F1000Workspace may be just the citation management tool for you! Like RefWorks, F1000Workspace is an online-only citation management tool and is available to anyone affiliated with Tufts University.

F1000Workspace is a citation management tool that is part of F1000Prime,“an alerting service and index with full-text links that reviews the most interesting papers published in the biological sciences, based on the recommendations of over 1400 leading researchers, including many from Tufts.”

As with other citation management tools, F1000Workspace allows you to gather  references from databases, and web sites; it will also collect PDFs when available. F1000Workspace works with Word and Google Docs to allow you to insert and format citations in over 7000 styles! You can also  access your references and PDFs using iOS or Android devices.

If this sounds good to you, then check out F1000Workspace!

 

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Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and what better time to dive into some short stories for the long weekend. These are satisfying tales in small portions which you could read on your trip home, and that don’t require much commitment. We have numerous short story collections in our Leisure Reading section on the 4th floor for you to choose from, that would be ideal for just such an occasion:

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If there is a book that you’d like to read this holiday season, which you don’t see in our catalogue, please let us know by recommending a purchase.
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Are you a medical or dental student stuck in a studying rut? Do you need to shake-up your studying? If your study routine has become, well, a bit too routine, then make a visit to:

 Resources for Studying
https://researchguides.library.tufts.edu/studying_resources

The resources on this guide have a particular focus on the basic sciences and anatomy – perfect for first year medical and dental students!  Featured resources include:

  • Tools to create custom flashcard sets
  • Sites featuring interactive games to help you study
  • Practice quizzes and interactive reviews that help you assess your current knowledge level – and help take you to the next level

Studying for boards? Then check out:

Board Prep for Medicine
https://researchguides.library.tufts.edu/boardprepmedicine

Dental Board, Licensure, and Post-Grad Exam Review
https://researchguides.library.tufts.edu/dentalboardandpgreview 

Happy studying!

 

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Have fun out there, but don’t go bleeding yourself dry! Do however stop by the Special Collections display on the 6th floor if you’d like to see some grisly bloodletting tools. These bloodletting scarificators range in different styles and sizes for the whole family! And to better get acquainted with this age old art, below is a selection of books from our collection here at Hirsh:

Researches on the effects of bloodletting, 1836

Andreas Vesalius Bruxellensis: the bloodletting letter of 1539

Galen on bloodletting : a study of the origins, development, and validity of his opinions, with a translation of the three works

Nine pints : a journey through the money, medicine, and mysteries of blood

Below are just a few of the books on the long list of new non-fiction titles to hit our shelves. Be sure to stop by the NEW BOOKS display on the 4th floor where the latest are featured.

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This Fall, we will be featuring a series of posts spotlighting different citation management tools. What is a citation management tool ? Citation management tools  are programs that enable you to keep track of your research, manage citations, generate bibliographies in various citation styles (e.g., APA, JAMA, Chicago), and organize PDFs. These tools work directly with word processing programs such as Word and Google Docs. They may also allow you to directly download and edit article PDFs, and insert figures with captions into manuscripts. Popular citation management tools includes EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero.

Our first post in this series will focus on the fabulous and free citation tool, Zotero!  As with other citation tools, Zotero allows you to collect and organize references, generate bibliographies and insert citations into a manuscript.

Additionally, Zotero allows you to:

  • import references from research databases and websites directly from your web browser of choice
  • automatically download PDFs that are featured on a website
  • sync  references between different computers and collaborate with other researchers by creating a Zotero account on zotero.org
  • store up to 3MB free of PDFs attached to references
  • merge duplicate references
  • insert citations into Libre Office

Zotero is freely available to all; you do not need a Tufts University UTLN and password or library login to download Zotero!

Want too learn more about Zotero and how to get started?

 

 

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If you haven’t stopped by the New Books display recently, you are missing out on some great new titles that have come in! This summer I have been actively adding new releases to the collection, from leisure reading to graphic medicine to non-fiction books; including, GMO’s Decoded by Tufts faculty member, Dr. Sheldon Krimsky. Below is a selection of the latest books to hit our shelves. As always, if there’s a book we don’t have that you would like to recommend, please let us know by using this link to recommend a purchase.

 

GMOs Decoded: A Skeptic’s View of Genetically Modified Foods

Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again

Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine

A Series of Catastrophes and Miracles: A True Story of Love, Science, and Cancer

The Mastermind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal

That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour

A World Beyond Physics: The Emergence and Evolution of Life

The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life

How We Teach Science: What’s Changed, and Why It Matters

Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women’s Work

Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past

Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life

 

Leisure Reading

The DNA of You and Me: A Novel

The Guest Book

Mrs. Everything

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

The Body Papers

Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

 

Graphic Medicine

Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos

The Lady Doctor

 

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Our FREE BOOKS book-truck will be waiting for you down by the circulation desk on the 4th floor today–so don’t forget to swing by, and hopefully there will be a book or two or three that you’ll want to give a good home.

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