The weather may still be grey, but we have several fun things going on to brighten up your week! On Thursday 4/12, we will have a visit from Tufts Paws for People. From 3-5pm in the room behind the cafe on Sackler 4, you can cuddle up with a dog, a guinea pig, or a rabbit! You deserve a study break.

We also have our monthly Library Fun Lab this week! Starting at noon on Thursday 4/12 and Friday 4/13, we’ll have craft supplies out at the Library Service Desk. This month, we’re making good luck charms to help you get motivated, relax, or just crack a smile. Paint a glass gem or make a button to keep for yourself or give to a friend.

Hope to see you later this week!

As we enter into another exam block, we wanted to provide you with a friendly reminder about borrowing items. Unfortunately, circulation staff can no longer send out notices to remind patrons when reserve items are due. Please pay attention to when you are told the item is due (4 hours after you check it out). Set an alarm, write yourself a note etc.

Remember, signing the equipment agreement means that you understand and will abide by all the loan policies. Avoid the block! Bring it back on time!

For more information, please visit our Policy for Overdue Items page.

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Scenic Sackler 524

 

As we enter the busiest part of the semester, we wanted to take a moment to remind you of our Collaboration Room policies. The Collaboration Rooms are the seven rooms on the 5th floor that groups can reserve in advance for collaborative work. They all have whiteboards and monitors for you to connect to your laptop… and most of them have windows! Since we have a limited number of rooms, we have policies in place to make sure that as many groups as possible have the opportunity to reserve a room.

Here are the basics:

  1. The rooms can only be reserved by groups of 2 or more. If you’re planning to study alone, you are welcome to use the rooms on a first-come, first-served basis, but you cannot reserve one just for yourself.
  2. Each room can be booked up to 4 hours a day and up to 3 times a week per group.
  3. You must provide the names of all group members when you make a reservation.
  4. If the room is left empty for more than 15 minutes during the reservation period, it will be made available to others on a first-come, first-served basis.

You can find the full room reservation policy on the Collaboration Room page. Please take time to read through it before you book a room, as violations may result in forfeited reservations or booking privileges. You can always email us at hhsl@tufts.edu if you have any questions. Happy collaborating!

 

April showers bring May flowers, but April Open Workshops bring lots of awesome info!  Come and see for yourself!

Workshops will be held in Sackler 510 on Tuesdays from 9-10am and repeated on Wednesdays from 3-4pm (unless otherwise noted).

EndNote: the Basics
Register: April 3 | April 4

This one-hour session will introduce you to the basics of using the EndNote citation management program. EndNote allows you to create a personal database of references and generate in-text citations and bibliographies in a variety of citation styles. This session is for absolute beginners – no previous experience is required!

Introduction to R
Register: April 10 | April 11

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, hands-on workshop provides a brief overview of how R works and what it is capable of. No prior experience with R or programming languages is required.

Embase: Moving Beyond PubMed
Register: April 17 | April 18
Ready to move beyond PubMed? This workshop will show you Embase, a biomedical database containing over 30 million records including articles from more than 8,500 journals published world-wide; it is especially strong in its coverage of drug and pharmaceutical research, pharmacology and toxicology. Embase is an essential database for literature reviews and contains citations not indexed in MEDLINE. Come to this workshop and see what you have been missing!
Can’t attend this workshop in-person? Register to attend remotely via WebEx: April 17 | April 18

 

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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To assist you with your studying, the Hirsh Health Sciences Library will be having Extended Hours this weekend and next weekend!

 

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That means that the Library Service Desk on the 4th floor will be open 10am to 10pm on:

Saturday, March 24th
Sunday, March 25th

Saturday, March 31st
Sunday, April 1st

And just to make sure you can really maximize every minute of that time, we will have free coffee for you! The coffee will be on both Saturdays at 6pm on the 4th floor, set up on the long tables in front of Food 4 Thought Cafe.

Please note: the Sackler building hours will be unchanged, so you will be able to swipe in as early as 6 am and stay until midnight. The Extended Hours strictly affect how early and late the Library Service Desk is staffed.

We look forward to seeing you bright and early and late into the evening the next couple weekends!

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Match Day 2014

Congratulations on your match, Class of 2018! For those of you not in the know, Match Day is an annual event that began in 1952 where medical students learn their residency destinations. We expect that the 4th floor will be abuzz with celebrations from 11am-2pm, so plan to study on floors 5-7 during that frame. Please note as well that the Food4Thought cafe will be closed all day. 

 

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PLEASE, please do not re-shelve books or leave books where they do not belong. After using an item, they should always go on the many book-trucks provided down the aisles in the stacks.

We do everything we can to ensure that the resources you need are accessible. But if you’ve ever gone looking for a book that says it’s available in the catalog, and found that it’s not on the shelf, it can be quite frustrating. The book may be in someone’s possession here in the library; however, we have found that more often than not, it is misplaced, left in a study room, or even left on tables and chairs. Think of your fellow student who may be in need of that item. Please place all books on the book trucks to be re-shelved, or if you are on the 4th floor you may drop them at the circulation desk. THANK YOU!

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Two book trucks full of FREE BOOKS (old and new) will be by the circulation desk on the 4th floor of Sackler all this week. Please stop by and take as many books as you’d like.

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