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We’ve recently added several new titles to our collection and we hope you’ll stop by to check them out! If you need a break from your textbook, take a look at our new book section across from the 4th floor library service desk. We have a wide variety of books to choose from. Here are a few of our recent additions:

Is there something out there that you’d like to see on our shelves? We’re always looking for suggestions, so please feel free to recommend a purchase.

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The library is always adding new books to our growing collection. We’ve recently put out on the shelves many books that were featured on the New York Times’ Bestsellers List for science books. Make sure to stop by and pick one up!  Here are just a few examples:

We’ve also acquired a few new titles on the topic of communication in medicine that we hope you will find useful:

Let’s not forget about the dentists! Make sure to check out Partnerships in Dental Practice and Dollars and Dentists (Frontline Documentary) at the new book section across from the 4th floor library service desk.

Did we forget anything? If there’s something we don’t have that you’d like to see in the catalog, let us know by recommending a purchase.

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What is BrowZine?
The library is now sponsoring BrowZine, a new tablet application that allows you to browse, read and monitor many of the library’s scholarly journals. All in a format optimized for your iPad, Android, or Kindle Fire HD Tablets!

BrowZine MyBookshelf

Browzine Features
• Browse and read journals by subject

• Download full articles

• Create your own bookshelf

• Be notified when new articles are published (iOS only, Android coming)

• Save articles for off-line reading

• Export to services such as DropBox, Mendeley, RefWorks, Zotero, Papers and more.

To learn more, please take a look at this short two minute video: http://vimeo.com/75971786?autoplay=1

 

 

Download Now (Tablets & iOS v7.x+)
Getting started is easy! From your tablet, find BrowZine in the Apple App, Google Play or Amazon App store  
and download it for free. When initially launching BrowZine, select ‘Tufts University’ from the drop down list. Enter your Tufts username and password. Start exploring BrowZine! BrowZine is also available on iPhones running iOS7+, but is currently unavailable for Android and Windows phones.

To start using BrowZine today, visit http://thirdiron.com/download/.

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Summer is the perfect time to pick up a book for fun at the Hirsh Library! We have some new books that we’ve just added to our collection from the New York Times’ Best Selling List for Science books. Here’s a list of a few new titles that we have out on the shelves:

Is there anything else you’re dying to read but we don’t have? If so, let us know by recommending a purchase.

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Now available at the Hirsh Health Sciences Library:

The Land of Five Flavors: A Cultural History of Chinese Cuisine
by Thomas O. Höllmann

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“Anyone interested in China or in food history needs this book, an insightful introduction to China’s food traditions that is anchored in an understanding and appreciation of centuries of Chinese history and culinary culture, from the earliest empires to the present day.”

—  Naomi Duguid, author of Burma: Rivers of Flavor; co-author of Beyond the Great Wall: Recipes and Travels in the other China

To learn more about this fabulous new addition to the HHSL collection, check out The Boston Globe’s review, or better yet, check it out of the library!

We have also recently acquired a few other titles on the topic of food and nutrition, so be sure to look them up:

Is the library missing something?  Let us know by recommending a purchase.

 

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We are pleased to announce the creation of two research guides that highlight some of our archival materials.  Funded by an Express Library Digitization Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region, they contain images and links to full-text articles from the library’s collection of materials regarding Tufts’ role in the community-health- center movement and the Jewish physicians who joined the Tufts faculty as a result of the “German Brain Drain” in World War II.  We encourage you to visit these guides and experience the rich history of Tufts University School of Medicine!

Boston to Mound Bayou: Columbia Point & Delta Health Center
With its establishment of the Columbia Point Health Center (Boston, MA) and Delta Health Center, Inc. (Mound Bayou, MS), Tufts helped launch the community-health-center movement.  This guide features background information about the community-health-center movement as well as materials related to the pioneering work of TUSM faculty members H. Jack Geiger and Count Gibson.

Excellence in Exile: German Emigré Physicians at TUSM
The materials in this guide pertain to the following TUSM faculty members: Alice Ettinger, Joseph Igershiemer, Gerhard Schmidt, and Siegfried Thannhauser.

Image credits: Tufts University

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Here at HHSL, we’re always looking to expand our collection to provide new books and other materials for your leisure, research, and other informational needs.  For this month’s post, we’ve highlighted some recently acquired titles on the topic of the history of diseases.

Is there something else that you would like to see on our shelves?  Please let us know by recommending a purchase.

 

TUSM students in the Competency-Based Apprenticeship in Primary Care program recently put a suite of selected apps and mobilized websites into a folder on their smartphones.

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Course directors Wayne Altman, MD, and Sarah Rosenberg-Scott, MD, introduced Mobile Medicards and discussed the usefulness of their top five tools for information at the point of care.  Librarian Berika Williams created a presentation on how to install apps for DynaMed, STAT!Ref, Epocrates, the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research’s Electronic Preventive Services Selector, and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine’s SHOTs.

Our CAP Apps & Links Guide gives instructions on how to access these resources and various calculators, drug resources, evidence-based compendia, and textbooks. We trust that these resources will enable our students to share their research with their preceptors and seem brighter than ever.  Contact us if you need an access code or help installing any of our licensed resources on your mobile device.  We look forward to hearing feedback on your favorite apps and mobile links.

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Psychiatry Online is a new resource here at HHSL that offers electronic access to many publications from the American Psychiatry Association, which includes both eBooks and journals.  One of the highlights from this resource is the DSM-5—the newest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.  Also available are the two companion books to the DSM-5: Handbook of Differential Diagnosis and Clinical Cases.

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Here’s a list of journals that you can access through Psychiatry Online:

  • The American Journal of Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Academic Psychiatry
  • Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
  • Psychiatric News

To explore Psychiatry Online and see what else it has to offer, head over to the library’s catalog here: http://bit.ly/1hiL8YU 

 

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The Hirsh Library will soon be subscribing to Natural Standard – the leading evidence-based resource on alternative and complementary medicine.

You can find information like:

  • Professional and Bottom-Line monographs on thousands of CAM therapies
  • Evidence-graded lists of CAM therapies for diseases and conditions
  • Drug interaction and symptom checkers
  • Calculators and patient handouts

Explore the database today through our trial!