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Spring is here, even if the weather seems to indicate otherwise! Take your mind off the snow and brighten up your day with these vibrant lemon cookies. They are one of my favorite springtime treats. Enjoy with a cup of tea, a dollop of ice cream, or unadorned, by the fistful.

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Crispy/Chewy Lemon Cookies

from Cate’s World Kitchen

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp lemon extract (if you don’t have any, you can add an additional tsp of zest)
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice  (takes about 2 medium lemons)
1 1/2 tbsp finely grated lemon zest (2 medium lemons will probably give you enough, but I’ll often use 3 for extra zing)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

1. Stir the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a small bowl and set aside.

2. Cream the butter and shortening until smooth.

3. Beat in the sugar and mix on medium-high until light and fluffy.

4. Add the extracts, lemon juice, and lemon zest and mix until smooth.

5. Add the dry ingredients and mix on low until combined.

6. Roll a scant tablespoon of dough at a time into a ball then flatten slightly and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.They spread a lot while baking so make sure there is ample space between them, unless you want one giant cookie (which, hey, maybe you do!).

7. Bake for about 8-10 minutes, or until edges are golden.

8. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool. You’ll want to be sure to get the cookies off the cookie sheets while they are still hot and soft, as they will harden quite a bit as they cool.

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We’ve replaced our PubMed holdings icons with FindIt@Tufts buttons in order to more accurately reflect holdings of the Tufts Libraries. The FindIt@Tufts button appears on most of the other databases licensed by Tufts, and now appears on PubMed’s Abstract Display. (Figures 1 & 2)

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Figure 1: How to change to Abstract Display in PubMed

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Figure 2: FindIt button location in abstract view

The FindIt link will attempt to link to the full text of an article directly or via a link to a publisher’s page.  When FindIt@Tufts cannot link directly to the full text, it takes you to what is known as a resolver page. (Figure 3) This page provides links to our e-Journal providers, shows relevant information if Tufts has any print holdings of the items, allows you to search for the Tufts Catalog record and also links to our document-delivery service ILLiad, which can obtain PDFs of articles Tufts does not own.

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Figure 3: Navigating the resolver page

Publisher icons often appear next to the FindIt@Tufts button. These icons MIGHT take users on the Tufts network directly to the full text, but if Tufts does not license that publisher, then it will ask you to pay for the article. For those on the Tufts Medical Center network and all computers off-campus, FindIt@Tufts provides the best avenue to the full text.

If you run across a journal that only provides a link to search the Tufts Catalog by ISSN or Title (Figure 4), but you know or believe the library has access to it, please notify us at hhsl@tufts.edu so we can investigate the linking failure.  We apologize for the inconvenience of this transition.

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Figure 4: A resolver page with only a link to the Tufts catalog

Reminder: You must always log into PubMed from the Hirsh Health Sciences Library homepage if you are in Tufts Medical Center or Off-Campus.   http://www.library.tufts.edu/hsl/ (Previous issues where PubMed was not asking you to log-in before use have been resolved.)

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Only see an abstract in PubMed?  We still may have your article!

There are multiple ways to find out if an article you are trying to locate is available through Tufts.  One great place to start is the Tufts Catalog (link located in the top left of the  homepage).  You can search by journal title and see what subscriptions we have for electronic journals as well as print.  Print periodicals are located on the 7th floor, except for the current year which is shelved on the 4th floor. Sometimes the catalog will say that the years you want are in “Jaharis Storage” this means that you need to fill out a request to have the volume brought over to the library. You can find the request form HERE and you will receive an email when it arrives at the 4th floor desk.

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If you only have an abbreviated title then the single citation matcher in PubMed will help.  Start filling out the citation HERE and the full title will become visible.

 

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Another method of searching is to follow our e-journals link.  You can search by title or browse alphabetically through Serial Solutions.

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If you require assistance please don’t hesitate to stop by the library service desk on the 4th floor of Sackler.  We’ll be happy to help!

 

 

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We like what you do. Swing by the Library Service Desk today for a treat!

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Recently, the Tufts University libraries banded together and instituted an entirely new way to order books from within our library system. You no longer have to log into ILLiad to order a book from Tisch, Ginn, Vet, or any of the other Tufts University libraries – for now on, it’s is as easy as 1-2-3!

Step 1: Once you’ve searched the catalog and found the book is only at one of the other libraries, click the “Request Item” button at the top of the page.Request Book

 

Step 2: Log in, using either your UTLN or your Tufts barcode info.Log In Screen

 

Step 3: Make sure your location on the drop-down menu says “Hirsh Health Sciences Library,” add a date if it’s a dated request (for instance, if it’s for a research paper, and won’t be any use after the paper’s due date passes), and click Submit. You’re done!Submit

You’re all set! If the book is available, then your request will generally show up in around 2 – 3 business days. Feel free to visit the desk or call us at 617.636.6706 if you have any questions or run into any problems.

Happy requesting!

 

 

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Catalogue the library cat and Leo the library skeleton discuss course reserves!

Reserves in the Tufts Hirsh Health Sciences Library from Tufts HHSL on Vimeo.

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New to the library?  Wondering how you can print, photocopy, and scan your documents?  What is JumboCash and how does it work?  You can find all of your answers on the Hirsh Health Sciences Library website.

http://www.library.tufts.edu/hsl/services/photoServices.html

Key highlights:

  • You may add money to your account by using the JumboCash machine on the library 4th floor (cash only) or online at http://www.jumbocash.net/
  • Printing Costs:
    • Black & white: $.10/page
    • Color: $.30/page
    • Default is duplex/double-sided printing: $.15/pag
  • Scanners are located in front of the 5th floor IT desk and are free to use
  • Photocopiers are located on the 5th and 6th floors and black & white copies cost $.10 per page

Feel free to ask a member of staff if you need assistance.

 

 

 

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Welcome new residents! Hopefully, you’ve already attended a library orientation session, or stopped by the desk, where you received a 9-digit number to access library resources from off-campus.

This number will expire! You will receive a “snail mail” letter in the near future from Tufts that contains your username and instructions for setting up your password. Please follow the instructions to set up your account in order to continue accessing our resources remotely.

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You will switch from using the login on the right, to using the username and password login on the LEFT.

If you have any questions about setting up your password or the instructions don’t work, please call the IT Service Desk (617-636-2947), located on the 5th floor of the Sackler Building.

 

Book Review by Jane Ichord, Information Services Librarian

Want to take a break from your job, leave your house behind and move to Paris?  If you’re like me, your first answer is “Yes!” and your second answer is “I can’t!”, then follow my lead and pick up a copy of “Paris In Love:  A Memoir” by Eloisa James instead.  It’s the perfect outlet for living vicariously. James, a professor and writer of historical romances, documents her sabbatical year in the City of Love and Lights.  During the course of the year, she eats and shops her way through Paris, offering her audience a glimpse of daily life croissant by croissant.  As with any good read, there’s plenty of conflict on which to report — James’ European life is not all fun and games:   her husband and kids are along for the ride.   There are anecdotes about navigating Parisian schools, surviving ordinary marital spats in foreign territory, and gaining perspective on those less economically fortunate.

James’ account is the perfect T or beach read, packed with abbreviated vignettes that, in fact, started out as Facebook posts.  It’s my idea of the perfect summer escape;  shopping without spending, eating without the calories, and the right mix of adventure and reality to keep me from canceling my week at the beach and booking a one-way flight to Paris.

Interested in reading this book? We have it in the library for checkout!

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Need to request a book, journal article, or other item not at Hirsh? Our Head of Interlibrary Loan, Judy Rabinowitz, answers your questions about fees and charges below.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Interlibrary Loan Fees and Payment

  • Will I be charged?
    • Faculty and staff in the Tufts community are charged $4 per request (e.g., journal article, book, etc.) for items in the Hirsh Health Sciences Library collection or from a library outside of Tufts.  Students are allotted 20 free requests per academic year.
  • Will I get an invoice?
    • That depends.  If there is a charge for your ILLiad request, you will receive an email in the month following the completion of your request with the invoice attached.  Alternatively, if debiting a Tufts deptID, you can setup automatic payments and receive no invoices directly.
  • How do I pay these invoices?
    • Payments can be made by credit card (no Tufts Pcards), or (U.S.) check made out to Tufts Hirsh Health Sciences Library and brought in-person/mailed to:

Document Delivery Department
Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library
145 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111

  • How do I pay using a Tufts DeptID?
    • Log into ILLiad and add the Tufts DeptID and account number information in the ‘Payment and Profile’ section. Then, when completing an ILLiad request form, select the account, and payment will automatically be made for that request and you will not receive an invoice soliciting payment.
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