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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?

 

 

 

 

Black Birds Desktop White by JohnED76 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND

Welcome Public Health! We’re so happy to see you!

During orientation we will take you around to various sections of the library so you can get to know us. Can’t remember what we told you or have a question about something we didn’t cover? You can always Ask Us by email, chat, phone, or text, or just stop by the Library Service Desk–there is always someone to talk to. If you need research assistance, you can get help from the librarian on call or make an appointment with your liaison, Amy Lapidow.

Don’t know where to start? We have many Research Guides on all kinds of topics. Explore!

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Summer is here and everyone at HHSL is looking forward to the 4th of July! See our library hours for the holiday weekend. The weather forecast says it will be mostly sunny on the 4th and 5th, but scattered showers throughout the weekend, so keep that umbrella in your bag! Here are our suggestions for how to enjoy a happy and healthy holiday weekend:

Fireworks Over Boston by Mike Halsall is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

The quintessential Boston 4th of July celebration is the Boston Pops performance and fireworks show on the Esplanade. Visit the official event website for a rundown of the schedule and more event details.

For fun throughout the weekend, head down to Boston Harborfest. Dedicated to celebrating Boston’s harbor and history, it’s the largest 4th of July festival in the country and features tons of activities, some free and some paid. Here’s the full schedule. Don’t miss the fireworks over the Inner Harbor on Tuesday night!

USS Constitution fires a 21-gun salute toward Fort Independence during the ship’s July 4th underway (US Navy) / CC BY 2.0

Go check out the USS Constitution turnaround! Watch the USS Constitution take her annual voyage to Castle Island to fire a 21-gun salute. You can buy a ticket for the cruise or watch from the shore!

Newton Fireworks at at Halloran Sports and Rec Complex by Owen and Aki is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Don’t want to fight the crowds for Boston fireworks on the 2nd or the 4th? Here’s a list of all the fireworks displays planned for this summer in MA. Of particularly local note, Somerville will be having a display on Thursday 6/27 at 9:15pm and Newton and Waltham will also have fireworks displays on Thursday 7/4.

Whatever you choose to do this weekend, we hope you have a happy, healthy, and safe Independence Day. And don’t forget to wear sunscreen!

Have a Happy 4th of July!

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You may have noticed the Graphic Medicine collection on the 4th floor of the library along the journal wall. If you have been wondering what “Graphic Medicine” means exactly, or would like some guidance in this genre, I have created a LibGuide to help you get started. This LibGuide will provide you with a brief overview of the origins of Graphic Medicine, links to further readings, and people to follow if you are interested in staying up-to-date on the latest releases in the Graphic Medicine library.

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PA EASY is now PA EXAM Prep, with several new and upcoming features. Note, that to create an individual account you must be on campus and working from an IP authenticated computer.

Here are some updates from the PA Exam Prep Team:

New Features:

  • A full-length 300-question PANCE mock examination mapped to the latest (2019) PANCE blueprint in terms of medical content and task area category weight
    • To access students will go to the main menu at the top left of their dashboard and go down to “Full Length Test”
  • Practice questions in the new PANCE Professional Practice category
    • To access students will go to “Create Your Own Quiz”à “Select Learning Objective”à “Task Area” à “Professional Practice”

A mobile app version of PA Exam Prep will also be available shortly, so students can practice questions at home or on-the-go. Students will be notified when the app is available.

 

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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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This summer we’ve expanded our small but ever popular Leisure Reading Classics selection!  Classics can be found on the 4th floor of Sackler at the end-cap of Leisure Reading Fiction. Here are some of the titles that have most recently been added to the collection:

The Portable Dante

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man & Dubliners  by James Joyce

Heart of Darkness  by Joseph Conrad

Lord Jim  by Joseph Conrad

Fathers and Sons  by Ivan Turgenev

The Hunchback of Notre Dame  by Victor Hugo

Robinson Crusoe  by Daniel Defoe

Treasure Island  by Robert Louis Stevenson

David Copperfield  by Charles Dickens

If there is a classic novel that you’ve always wanted to read and don’t see it on our shelves, please let us know by recommending a purchase.

If you haven’t had a chance to stop by the new books display on the 4th floor, here are a few titles you’ve been missing out on. While these books may not make your light-summer-reading list, they are most engrossing and perfect for the days when you’re hiding in from the heat.

THE FOOD EXPLORER : The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats by Daniel Stone.

DOING HARM : The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick by Maya Dusenbery.

HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MIND : What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan.

SUGAR : The World Corrupted: From Slavery to Obesity by James Walvin.

THE SMILE STEALERS : The Fine + Foul Art of Dentistry by Richard Barnett.

NATURAL CAUSES : An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer by Barbara Ehrenreich.

As always, if there’s a book we don’t have that you think we should own, please do let us know by recommending a purchase.

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We have recently acquired 14 new electronic textbooks through the Stat!Ref platform. The Stat!Ref platform lets you search simultaneously across multiple textbooks. To get to it, simply go to the Hirsh Library website, click on the “Books” tab then click on “Stat!Ref.” Of course, you can also access these books individually by searching for them by title on JumboSearch.

If you’ve done dental searches on Stat!Ref or JumboSearch in the past the results will now look different – in a good way! All 14 of our new purchases were published within the last 5 years, and they cover everything from exercises to maintain or improve hand dexterity to dental codes to caries to implants to periodontitis and TMD. Here are a few titles we want to highlight in particular. You can find the full list at the end of the post.

First our most unique purchase, Dancing Hands. This book from 2013 looks at ways to improve ergonomics in the treatment room and improve manual dexterity of the dentist.

Need an introduction to materials used in restorative dentistry and how to select what? Check out Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry: Material Selection and Technique with entire chapters on composites, ceramics, impression taking, adhesives, posts, and more.

Treatment of TMDs: Bridging the Gap Between Advances in Research and Clinical Patient Management looks at orofacial pain, particularly in relation to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).  The biology of orofacial pain, as well as the biomechanics of the TMJ are established first, followed by diagnostic technology and therapeutic options ranging from injectables to pharmacologic management, including responsible use of opioids.

Here are all fourteen new acquisitions in alphabetical order. Just click on the title to browse the book on the Stat!Ref platform.

  1. Behavioral Dentistry, 2nd edition, 2014
  2. Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature, 2018
  3. Dancing Hands, 2013
  4. Essentials of Dental Caries, 4th edition, 2016
  5. Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry: Material Selection and Technique, 2nd edition, 2013
  6. Hall’s Critical Decisions in Periodontology and Dental Implantology, 5th edition, 2013
  7. Head, Neck, and Dental Anatomy, 4th edition, 2013
  8. Implant Therapy: The Integrated Treatment Plan – Volume 1: Diagnosis and Surgical Therapy, 2013
  9. An Introduction to Orthodontics, 4th edition, 2013
  10. Oral Microbiology and Immunology, 2nd edition, 2014
  11. The Oral-Systemic Health Connection: A Guide to Patient Care, 2014
  12. Oxford Handbook of Clinical Dentistry, 6th edition, 2014
  13. Pickard’s Guide to Minimally Invasive Operative Dentistry, 10th edition, 2015
  14. Treatment of TMDs: Bridging the Gap Between Advances in Research and Clinical Patient Management, 2013

We hope you enjoy our new purchases! Feel free to give feedback on our dental collection to Amanda Nevius, our library liaison to TUSDM.

 

Post contributed by Amanda Nevius

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The “first day of spring” has come and gone, but there’s no sign of spring in the air. Good news is we’ve got plenty of new books to help you weather the last days of winter. Here is a small selection of the latest non-fiction titles to have come in:

  • Enlightenment Now : The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker
  • Tears of Salt : A Doctor’s Story by Pietro Bartolo & Lidia Tilotta
  • The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone
  • This Narrow Space : A Pediatric Oncologist, His Jewish, Muslim, and Christian Patients, and a Hospital in Jerusalem by Elisha Waldman
  • Becoming Myself : A Psychiatrist’s Memoir by Irvin D. Yalom
  • The Culture Code : The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle
  • Acute Medicine : A Practical Guide to the Management of Medical Emergencies
  • The Future of Humanity : Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth by Michio Kaku

 

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On March 14th the world lost one of the great thinkers of the last century and indeed of all time, the physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking (1942-2018).

If you would like to venture out into the universe, read up on the big bang, back holes and cosmic time, we also have in our collection two of Professor Hawking’s renowned works:

  • A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
  • The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow

 

As always, you are welcome to recommend a purchase for our collection.

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