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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?

 

 

 

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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It’s Stress Less Week and we have a number of humor books in our leisure reading collection to help you unwind. So take a moment or two for a little light-hearted reading, you deserve it! Here is a list of just some of the humor books in our collection:

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It’s that time of year again! You guessed it, STAT!Ref Updates!!! Below is a list of the new titles and updated editions now available to you:

AAFP Conditions A-Z (2019)

AHFS Drug Information (2019)

Basic Guide to Infection Prevention and Control in Dentistry – 2nd Ed.

Dentistry and the Pregnant Patient (2018)

Evidence-Based Clinical Orthodontics

Fundamentals of Fixed Prosthodontics – 4th Ed.

INFECTIOUS DISEASES: The Clinician’s Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

Merck Manual Professional Version

Oral and Intravenous Bisphosphonate-Induced Osteonecrosis of the Jaws: History, Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment – 2nd Ed.

Oral Structure & Biology (2018)

Oral-Systemic Health Connection: A Guide to Patient Care (2019)

Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry, Shorter – 7th Ed. (2018)

Paediatric Dentistry – 4th Ed.

Stem Cells in Craniofacial Development and Regeneration

Successful Local Anesthesia: For Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics – 2nd Ed.

Treatment Planning for Traumatized Teeth – 2nd Ed.

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February is Heart Health Awareness Month!

And what better gift to give to your loved one than a healthy heart for Valentine’s Day 🙂 Select books on heart health are currently on display on the 4th floor of the Sackler building. Look for the Listen to Your Heart sign above the journal wall! For more information on looking after your heart you can browse through the following links for the latest on research, activities, and heart disease prevention:

Heart.org

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

The Heart Truth

American Heart Association

The Heart Foundation

Healthfinder.gov

#ourhearts

 

 

Happy New Year! With the new year comes new editions on AccessMedicine! The following are the latest updates as well as new titles added for 2019:

Principles of Rehabilitation Medicine

Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2019, 58th Edition

The Color Atlas and Synopsis of Family Medicine, 3rd Edition

Ganong’s Review of Medical Physiology, 26th Edition

Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine, 8th Edition

Katzung & Trevor’s Pharmacology: Examination & Board Review, 12th Edition

Smith’s Patient-Centered Interviewing: An Evidence-Based Method, 4th Edition

CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment: Obstetrics & Gynecology, 12th Edition

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Looking for a book to take home for Thanksgiving weekend? Well, then you can be thankful to have a library like Hirsh. Because we have lots of new releases to choose from; whether you prefer leisure reading, graphic medicine, or non-fiction, stop by the new release section on the 4th floor of Sackler to browse through the latest titles to come in. Below are a select few titles to tempt you in:

 

LEISURE READING

In Pieces  by Sally Field

Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life  by Michael Caine

Melmoth by Sarah Perry

The Library Book  by Susan Orlean

Lethal White (Cormoran Strike Series #4)  by Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling)

-All Cormoran Strike Series novels are available

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing  by Hank Green

GRAPHIC MEDICINE

Hey, Kiddo  by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

RX : A Graphic Memoir  by Rachel Lindsay

The Alcoholic (10th Anniversary Expanded Edition)  by Jonathan Ames; Illustrators: Dean Haspiel, Lee Loughridge, Pat Brosseau

Home After Dark  by David Small

Aliceheimer’s: Alzheimer’s Through the Looking Glass  by Dana Walrath

Sea Prayer  by Khaled Hosseini

NON-FICTION

Heart: A History  by Sandeep Jauhar

Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat  by Marion Nestle

Nine Pints: A Journey through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood by Rose George

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.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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You may have noticed our Bridging Differences display on the 4th floor of Sackler. Here is a little info on it in case you haven’t had the opportunity to read about this initiative.

It is an all-campus TUFTS initiative! The goal is to improve understanding and engagement across divergent perspectives at Tufts, through effective communication and programming. A core mission of Tufts is to develop students’ skills…to engage in informed and civil discussion and debate on issues on which they may disagree profoundly. 

If you are interested in getting involved, sitting in on a meeting or joining the initiative, you can contact the group via this LINK.

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Hello! Did you know that here at the library, we have a whole lot of skulls?

Not…not in our heads. I mean anatomical models. In fact, Hirsh Library has over 50(!) skulls you can check out, so you can study them and do awesomely in your classes. What kinds of skulls, you ask? Well, let’s take a look!

Real Skulls

Let’s start right at the top: we have real human skulls, and we have them in a few different ways. First up are the full skulls, which come apart into two or three pieces, depending on how the springs on the jaws are. The downside is that these skulls are on the older side, so there are elements that have sustained a little damage over the years. But all the same, we have them!

We also have half skulls. They are cut vertically, and can come with or without a brain, as seen below.

They’re all available for checking out, and follow the same four hour rules as all Reserve materials. We just ask you to be gentle with them. (But feel free to casually mention that you can check actual human skulls out from your school library to any members of your family who have never gone through health sciences graduate programs. The reactions you’ll get will enhance every visit home, guaranteed.)

Plastic Skulls

But, what if you don’t want real bone, or what if they’re checked out? We still have you covered with all of our plastic skulls! The most popular of these are probably the labeled plastic skulls, and we even have one that has muscle connections painted on, so you can get a better sense of how it all lines up. See for yourself:

The bonus of the painted skull is that it also looks festive, ready for holidays to freak out the more squeamish of your non-health sciences friends back home! All labeled skulls come with guides as to what those labels actually mean, so these are the go-to skulls of all students freshly dealing with head and neck anatomy. Welcome to the club.

What if you really want to take a skull apart? We’ve got you covered. Meet our unlabeled, plastic, bilaterally cut skull. It’s missing a tooth, so feel free to give it a semi-ironic nickname, like “Bitey” or “Smiles.”

Finally, the newest editions to our skull collection! We recently received about 40 skulls from the anatomy lab. They are plastic, unlabeled, come in special cardboard boxes that can fold out into display cases, and are in fantastic shape.

So there you go! We have 50+ skulls, mixed up over 7 different styles, and that’s not even touching all our other models – teeth, a brain that comes apart, a spinal cord, pelvises – even two full skeletons, the famous Leo and Theo! So swing on by the Library Service Desk on the 4th floor, and check out a new silent study buddy.

Just remember: you can pick your skulls, you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your skull’s nose.

Oh. I, uh…guess you can. Looks like there’s always something new to discover with a Hirsh Library Skull!

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