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Want to upgrade to the latest version of EndNote? Now you can!

EndNote x8 is the latest version of the popular citation management software program. It has the same functionality as previous versions, but also has updated icons and more sharing options, such as:

  • The option of sharing your entire EndNote library, references, PDFs and annotations with up to 100 people.
  • Allows for people sharing a library add to, annotate and use the library at the same time as well as keep track of who is making what changes to the shared library and when.

EndNote x8 is compatible with Mac Sierra OS and MS Word 2016.

To have x8 installed on your laptop or Tufts computer, contact TTS at 617-636-3376; it@tufts.edu) – or – stop by the TTS Help Desk on Sackler 5. Remember to ask TTS to
un-install any previous versions of EndNote from your computer!

If you have been using EndNote x7 or earlier, your libraries will be converted automatically to x8. However, just to be on the safe side, make a back-up copy of important libraries! You can learn about how to create a back-up copy of your libraries here; you may also want to consider storing your back-up libraries on Tufts Box.

 

Want to learn more about EndNote x8? Watch the “What’s New with EndNote x8” video:

https://youtu.be/AnXN41rLmZs

 

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Hello everyone! This Monday (April 17th) is Patriots’ Day here in Boston, which means two things: the Boston Marathon, and holiday hours at HHSL!

The Library Service Desk on the 4th floor of Sackler will be open from noon to 7pm on Monday, April 17th. The Sackler building will have its regular hours for swipe access.

The Boston Marathon’s finish line is right outside the Boston Public Library, but the route stretches much further! If you’re interested in checking it out, the Boston Athletic Association has you covered.

So enjoy the long weekend and remember to stay hydrated!

Photo by Tom, finish line diorama by Jean!

Need a good luck charm to get you through finals? Want to give a friend a boost while they’re in a marathon study session? Then stop by the Library Service Desk on Thursday 4/13 and Friday 4/14 starting at noon! We’ll have all the supplies you need to make some motivational tokens for yourself or your friends. We have round and square glass gems, colored papers, paint pens, and Mod Podge. What more could you need? We may even drag out the button maker…

Hope to see you there!

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On Sunday, April 23, 2017, a history of your ILLiad (interlibrary loan) requests older than January 1, 2014 will be deleted from your ILLiad account.

Please take a moment to look through your ILLiad Request history and save any requests that you would like to keep. To do this, log into your account and on the left-hand side menu, choose Request History. Click on the requests you would like to keep and either print out or copy the information to your own files.

Transaction deletions occur annually every spring semester. If you have any questions, please contact hhsl-docdel@tufts.edu.

 

Post contributed by Judy Rabinowitz

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The busiest time of the semester is here and Paws for People is coming to help you de-stress! On Thurs 4/6 from 3-5pm Hirsh will be hosting some of our favorite furry friends in the glass-walled room behind the cafe on Sackler 4. And, a a special treat, our canine visitors will be joined by some rabbits and a guinea pig! Hope to see you there!

 

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When it comes to your thesis, dissertation, or other degree-fulfilling project, there’s a lot to consider and a lot to do.  The library has created a new webpage providing links to various resources you may need along the way, such as to help you find other people’s theses, select a citation management tool, develop a data management plan, design a research study, search for articles on your topic, utilize images and figures, manage copyright, and more!  Whether you’re at the planning, researching, writing, or submitting phase, we can assist, so check it out!

 

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Spring is finally here! April is just the right time to re-fresh and re-charge your brain with our Open Workshops series!

Workshops are held on Tuesday 9-10am and then repeated on Wednesdays 4-5pm. Workshops are held in Sackler 510.

Registration for in-person sessions is encouraged: http://hirshlibrary.tufts.edu/services/open-workshops

Please select the “Register” link if you would like to attend a workshop that is availble remotely via WebEx.

And remember, if you can’t make it to a workshop, you can also request a workshop on demand!

 

April Workshops:

Measuring Research Impact
Want to know how many times an article has been cited, or find your h-index?  Always wanted to know what journal Impact Factor is?  In this workshop, we will show you how to find the number of times an article has been cited, create a citation report for a set of articles or an author, and compare citation statistics for authors, journals or articles in a particular field.  We will also discuss emerging metrics (‘altmetrics’), such as the number of times an article has been viewed or downloaded.  Finally, we will review the different metrics used to evaluate journals, and how to choose the right journal for your manuscript.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

9:00am -1 0:00am

Register for WebEx

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Register for WebEx

 

Visualizing Data with “R”: An Introduction
R is an open source programming language used to manipulate, analyze, and visualize data. Researchers and health professionals can use it to convey complex information in a manner that is easy to understand. The flexibility of R allows large amounts of data to be processed and represented in ways that spreadsheet programs cannot. This introductory workshop provides a brief overview of how R works and what it’s capable of. This session will end with a hands-on data visualization exercise utilizing a sample data set. No prior experience with R or programming languages is required.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

9:00am -1 0:00am

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

4:00pm – 5:00pm

 

Data Management Essentials
In this workshop, we will review best practices for naming, organizing, storing, and depositing your research data, as well as creating a Data Management Plan. Managing data before, during and after research is essential to ensure it remains accessible and usable.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

9:00am -1 0:00am

Register for WebEx

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Register for WebEx

 

Introduction to HTML and CSS
Coding is a crucial skill needed to succeed in a variety of disciplines. Learning Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) is no different. HTML is the code used to create web pages and Cascading Styling Sheets (CSS) is used to style them. This introductory workshop gives an overview of HTML and CSS with a hands-on exercise utilizing the text editor Notepad ++. No prior experience with web design is needed.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

9:00am -1 0:00am

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

4:00pm – 5:00pm

 

You now have full access to the archives of the Handbook of Physiology electronically through Comprehensive Physiology.

From the publisher:

Comprising an archive of more than 30,000 pages of content from the American Physiological Society’s renowned Handbook of Physiology (HoP), which was published as a series of books from 1977 to 2008: presented here for the first time in digital format.

Comprehensive Physiology is the most authoritative and comprehensive collection of physiology information ever assembled, and uses the most powerful features of review journals and electronic reference works to cover the latest key developments in the field, through the most authoritative articles on the subjects covered.

This makes Comprehensive Physiology a valued reference work on the evolving science of physiology for both researchers and clinicians. It also provides a useful teaching tool for instructors and an informative resource for medical students and other students in the life and health sciences.

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It’s that time again! Hirsh Library will be having several weekends of extended hours throughout the spring exam season!

The first weekend is this upcoming one: Saturday, March 25th, and Sunday, March 26th. The Library Service Desk will be open 10 am to 10 pm on both days, so we can help with your research and equipment needs even earlier and later than usual on the weekends!

Best of all, we will be continuing our extended hours tradition of having FREE COFFEE around 6pm on Saturday 3/25 down by the Desk.

Here are the other upcoming extended hours weekends:

April 1st & 2nd
April 8th & 9th 
May 5th & 6th 

If you have any questions, feel free to direct them to us at Library Service Desk on the 4th floor. But otherwise, we will see you this weekend.

Good luck with your studying and exams!

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Sometimes you want to reuse an awesome image or figure you’ve found or want to find awesome images, such as this one:

Who’s Awesome? You’re Awesome!” by kjarrett is licensed under CC BY 2.0

But you’re not sure if you are allowed to.  Maybe it’s for a paper, a presentation, your website, your thesis, etc. – how do you know if you are allowed to use it for your intended purpose?  How do you know where to find appropriate images?

Well, have no fear, the Hirsh Health Sciences Library has created an interactive Image Reuse Tool to help you find images and/or determine if an image can be utilized for your intended use.  Let us help you wade through the copyright mire and come out awesome!

 

Post contributed by Judy Rabinowitz

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