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Hello everyone, it’s Leo here. Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s convenient that day is today, because I’m here to talk to you about a good friend of mine, whom I think you could really learn to love if you gave it a chance. I am, of course, referring to Dongle.

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Dongle is a good friend of mine. We go way back! We’ve been through a lot together, and I want to see it set up with someone who will treat it right, and give it the study sessions it deserves.

Dongle stands 5.5 inches tall (or 14 centimeters, if you prefer metric). It weighs in as “so light that I don’t even need muscles to lift it,” and it has a nice slim profile, which can be seen from any angle you happen to be viewing it from.

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Dongle has two ports: a Mini DisplayPort on its smaller end, and a VGA port on the wider side. The Mini DisplayPort plug is made to slide right into your computer, and the VGA port holds onto a VGA cable on the other end, so you can share images on your computer with the projector and the room at large. Fun fact: Dongle works with all of the laptops we have on Reserve!

Because Dongle is as useful as it is convenient.

And, naturally, Dongle goes by many names. “VGA Adapter,” “laptop adapter,” “projector cable,” “that thing for my computer so I can do a presentation,” “something that plugs into my Mac for the projector but I don’t know what it’s called but I know you have it” – Dongle is not picky, and will answer to all of those names.

So this Valentine’s Day (and any other day of the year, really), why don’t you come by the Library Service Desk on the 4th floor of Sackler and give Dongle a try? Who knows, this could be the start of a beautiful academic partnership.

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Peace, love, and good grades,
Leo

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Surprise your sweetheart with a delicious home-cooked, candlelight dinner this Valentine’s Day! We have recently added several cookbooks to the collection, with mouthwatering recipes that will melt the heart.

 

The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook

Molto Italiano : 327 Simple Italian Recipes to Cook at Home

Mario Batali’s Big American cookbook : 250 Favorite Recipes from Across the USA

The Skinnytaste Cookbook : Light on Calories, Big on Flavor

The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook

Food, Health, and Happiness : 115 On-point Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life

 

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

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“Collecting books for readers in the reserve stacks, 1964.” LSE Library. https://www.flickr.com/photos/lselibrary/3925726691/

Do you find yourself looking through the catalog at Hirsh Health Sciences Library, thinking how great it would be if we owned that one book that you and a few classmates really needed? Have you found yourself in need of study materials, but the ones we have are outdated? Think there’s just a great database we should try? Well you’re in luck!

If you head on to Recommend a Purchase, you too can suggest material for the library to buy! It’s not just books, either – journal subscriptions, databases, models – HHSL is always looking to support our patrons in as many ways as we can, and this is a perfect way you can help us with that mission!

Plus, if you fill that form out, you could very well be the first person to find out about this new resource we have, and who doesn’t like being the first to something new?

You can always check in with us at 617-636-6706 if you have any questions about what we may or may not have in the library. But otherwise, we look forward to seeing all of your suggestions!

 

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Whether you’re traveling back home or staying in the city for the holidays, this is the perfect time to browse through our Leisure Reading section on the 4th floor of Sackler, and pick up a good book for your holiday break. Here’s a small selection of the most recent titles we’ve added:

 

The Dust That Falls From Dreams  by Louis de Bernières

Hillbilly Elegy  by J.D. Vance

After The Crash  by Michel Bussi

The Underground Railroad  by Colson Whitehead

Heart and Brain: Gut Instincts  by Nick Seluk

One More Thing : Stories and Other Stories  by B.J. Novak.

 

As always, if there’s a book you don’t see on the shelf that you’d like to read or think we should own, please let us know by Recommending a Purchase!

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Happy fall everyone! As is always the case, we’ve been working hard over the summer to improve our ever growing collection, and to bring you the latest titles in Health Sciences. We’ve also added quite a number of Leisure Reading books to the newly expanded bay on the 4th floor of Sackler. Here are a few of the most recent titles to come in:

 

I Contain Multitudes : The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

Against All Odds : Celebrating Black Women in Medicine

Statistical Methods in Epidemiologic Research

The Mind-Gut Connection

Obesity : Evaluation and Treatment Essentials

The Best Patient Experience : Helping Physicians Improve Care, Satisfaction, and Scores

Counselling Skills for Dietitians

Blood, Sweat & Tears : Becoming a Better Surgeon

Patient H.M. : A Story of Memory, Madness and Family Secrets

 

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child/ Parts One and Two

The Book that Matters Most: A Novel

Lab Girl

After You

The Nix : A Novel

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Please let us know if there is a book out there that you think we should own, by recommending a purchase!

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We’ve obtained two new LWW Health Library learning resources. Along with the Medical Education collection, you now have full access to the Clerkship/Clinical Rotations and Physician Assistant collections. LWW Health Library provides interactive online access to essential texts, images, specifically tailored real-life case studies and quiz banks. Here is a summary of the two new collections:

 

Clerkship/Clinical Rotations

Provides core texts needed for each of the core clerkship rotations; 39 highly recognized titles and clerkship-specific series for Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Surgery, Family Medicine, and Psychiatry. Plus exclusive, key titles for the clerkship market previously only available in print: Step-up, Recall, Blueprints, Shelf Life, BRS.

 

Physician Assistant

PA Core Education & PA Rotations/Specialties

Provides two collections of content for both years of the PA curriculum.

“Core” collection covers all anatomical and basic sciences required within the curriculum, including key gold standard titles. “Rotations/Specialties” collection covers the content needs of the clinical rotations requirement of the PA curriculum. The special search and navigation functionality allows users to search and browse content across all core rotations or within a specific rotation.

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When you need a helping hand, Hirsh is here for you. This 3-part internal hand structure is now available at the Circ Desk on the 4th floor . We’ve also picked up a skeleton arm and a leg.

All pieces are on reserve, number-coded and come with reference booklets.

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Food Studies Online is Here!

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Food Studies Online is a multi-format online resource that includes archival content, visual ephemera (e.g. advertisements), text, and video covering the topic of food from social, historical, economic, cultural, religious, and political  perspectives. The extensive coverage in Food Studies Online addresses key themes and disciplines including:

Marketing and Consumerism • Production and Technology • Food History • Food Movements • Culinary and Food Design • Food and Identity • History • Health • Policy • Religion • Sociology • Anthropology”

Here’s some example of available full-text books available on Food Studies Online:

 

Need help preparing your med school application? Think you want to go into consulting, but not really sure what that means? Terrified at the thought of owning your own dental practice? Check out our new Business & Careers section!

While we can’t tell you whether or not to submit a letter of recommendation from your mom with your med school application (probably not), what consultants actually do, or how to run a dental practice, we do have resources that can help you answer these questions.

Located behind the seating section next to the Library Service Desk on Sackler 4, the Business & Career section features books on applying to med school, life after grad school, and marketing for scientists and dentists. Titles include:  Career Opportunities for Biomedical Scientists, Mastering Public Health: Essential Skills for Effective Practice, and What They Don’t Teach You In Dental School.

All books may be checked out for 4 weeks. Don’t see a business or career book that you want to read? Let us know by recommending a purchase.

 

Post contributed by Laura Pavlech

Exciting things have been happening on our 5th, 6th, and 7th floors! We’re working on increasing the number of study spots in the library as well as giving you more flexible work space options.

Here are some of our latest updates:

We added 32 new study carrels to the 7th floor along with 40 new chairs.  We’re awaiting the delivery of 8 more carrels for the 6th floor. The 7th floor carrels will have desktop power soon. For now, you can drop your cords through the hole on the top and plug in at the outlet under each desk.

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We’ve also added two new standing desks–one on 5 and one on 6! The desk on 5 currently only works as a regular desk, but the new adjusting mechanism is coming soon.

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Tufts carpenters have built a beautiful standing-height counter on the 5th floor. We’re waiting for the power strip to be delivered and, once it’s in, you’ll be able to plug your devices in at counter level.

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Stay tuned for more updates!

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