Spring is just around the corner, and we’ve got lots of new books sprouting-up on our shelves. Take a moment to stroll down the New Books display on the 4th floor of Sackler for some intriguing titles that have just come in. Here is a selection of the latest additions to our collection:
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
The Edge of Lost by Kristina McMorris
The Lightkeepers by Abby Geni
A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
Miss Jane by Brad Watson
The Lost Girls by Heather Young
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
Blood Sugar : racial pharmacology and food justice in Black America by Anthony Ryan Hatch
Good Doctor : a father, a son, and the evolution of medical ethics by Barron H. Lerner
Savor : mindful eating, mindful life by Thich Nhat Hanh and Lilian Cheung
Weeknights with Giada by Giada De Laurentiis
Jamie at Home : cook your way to the good life by Jamie Oliver
As always, if there’s a book we don’t have that you think we should own, please do let us know by recommending a purchase.
Study carrel feeling lonely? Assignments got you down? Why not make a little buddy to help cheer you up? That’s right, Hirsh’s favorite pom pom critters are back for two days only! Stop by the Library Service Desk this Thursday 3/9 and Friday 3/10 starting at noon and make a fluffy friend for yourself or someone else! And while you’re down there, don’t forget to vote in that day’s March Madness match-ups!
Ready to march forward into another month of Open Workshops? We hope so, because there are fantastic workshops scheduled for March!
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 the workshop remotely via WebEx.
And remember, if you can’t make it to a workshop in person or WebEx, you can also request a workshop on demand!
Cross disciplinary subject? Not sure of where to go after you search PubMed? Have you written an article and want to know who has quoted you? Then Web of Science and Scopus may be for you! We will learn how to construct a keyword search; show how finding one good article on a topic can lead to other articles on the same thing; and find out who is also working on your topic of interest. Web of Science and Scopus will become your new best friends for research!
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Are you ready to become an expert MEDLINE searcher? In this workshop, we will explore Ovid MEDLINE and its powerful search interface , which includes ways of limiting retrieval to articles with evidence. We will each make a personal account and set up a literature alert on a topic of interest to us.
Tuesday, March 7
9:00am -1 0:00am
Register for WebEx
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
4:00pm – 5:00pm
In this workshop you will learn how to use library resources and tools to manage your writing from conception to publication. Resources covered include: making effective use of citation management tools; databases to find journal impact factors; suggested apps, guidelines, and tips to keep track of your research.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
9:00am -1 0:00am
Register for WebEx
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Thinking about writing a systematic review? Curious about what the process entails? Not sure what a systematic review is? Come to this workshop to learn about systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and other types of high-level research reviews. We will discuss topics such as the elements of a systematic review, protocols, resources, timelines, and suggested databases.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
9:00am -1 0:00am
Register for WebEx
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Hello hello everyone. It’s about that time again: time for the Affiliation Survey!
Twice a year, the Hirsh Health Sciences Library runs the Affiliation Survey, where we walk around and ask every one of our lovely patrons which program they are with (Dental, Medical, Sackler, etc). This is all we ask. We will not ask for your name or even which year you’re in! The numbers we collect are used in aggregate so we can get a snapshot of what the library usage is like. Go ahead, take a gander at my post full of graphs from last year. That should give you a good idea of what we do with this info!
This academic year we’ve done something different: scattered the days. We’re still collecting 7 days worth of data in October and March, but this time around those 7 days are spread out over the whole month, randomly chosen to try and maximize the usefulness of the numbers (in other words, we’re trying not to get skewed by specific exam blocks too much). Back in October you might have noticed that a few times there were big signs on the floors by the entryways and elevators warning you that we were collecting stats.
Well keep your eyes out for them!
We won’t announce ahead of time which days we’re counting (see our need to randomize, above), but we don’t want you to be completely off guard, either. If you come into Hirsh and you see one of those tall signs, please know that we will be coming around a few times that day to ask you which program you’re with.
If you don’t want to be bothered (or to speak out loud), you are welcome to leave your ID next to you while you study. If that is still not good enough, you can write your program down on a piece of paper and leave that next to you. If you’re in a group room, feel free to stick a note to the outside of the door (on the wood – the windows must remain clear!) telling us how many people of what program(s) are in the room. Done and done. We will add that number to our count, and we will move on to the next person!
There are pencils, pens, markers, scrap paper, and tape down at the Service Desk on the 4th floor, so you can even make your sign bright and cheerful! If you have any questions or concerns, let us know either in person at the desk, or through Ask Us on our website. We’re here to help and make this quick and easy.
But otherwise, we look forward to seeing you all this next month and finding out just what our beloved HHSL looks like this spring.
Good luck on studying and all of your exams and projects!
Look, we’ve all been there. You really WANT to attend that HHSL Open Workshop, but we were up SO LATE on Sunday studying/watching the Oscars/binging Netflix, and 9:00 am Tuesday feels so early. So you decide to attend the Wednesday 4:00 pm session of the workshop. But hey, did you notice that it is staying light outside until almost 6:00 and also the world is not currently a Frozen Hellscape and you should really go outside for vitamin D?
Have you squandered your last chance to learn EndNote? Thrown away your shot to master Web of Science? Wasted all opportunities to hone your PubMed skills? Are you doomed?
No! Your friends at Hirsh Health Sciences Library would never abandon you! We know how busy you are, and we can’t schedule Open Workshops at times that fit everybody’s schedule. To better meet your needs, we bring you Workshops on Demand– gather a few friends, find some times that work for a group session, and tell the Library what you want to learn about. We will provide the content, and expert librarian instructor, and we’ll even book the room. Choose from the list of topics, or suggest your own- we’re listening! Just fill out the form and we will be in touch to set up your custom workshop. These sessions are a great way to maximize learning and interaction with an instructor and your classroom peers, and ideal for those embarking on group projects. Workshops on Demand can be scheduled M-F between 8:00 am and 5:30 pm, depending on the availability of librarians, and we can conduct them via WebEx as well for those off-campus.
(of course, if you would like a one-on-one instruction session with a librarian, we can set that up too. Just contact us here)
Next Tuesday, February 28th is Mardi Gras, the culmination of the Carnival season. New Orleans is home to the most famous Mardi Gras festivities in the United States, but it is celebrated in a number of different cities across the US, and in different forms throughout the world. Here’s a brief overview of the holiday’s history and celebration. It’s a tradition for revelers to wear masks, so to help brighten up the winter gloom, this week we’re giving you the opportunity to make your very own! Stop by the Library Service Desk starting at noon on Thursday 2/23 and Friday 2/24 and enjoy a festive study break.
In observance of President’s Day, Hirsh Health Sciences Library will be open from 12pm-7pm on Monday, February 20, 2017. We’ll be operating with our usual hours on Saturday and Sunday. Whether you’re studying or relaxing, we hope you enjoy the long weekend!
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.
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.
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.
Peace, love, and good grades,
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.
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.
The weather is gross and you have a lot of work to do. Why not cheer yourself up by sending some love? This Thursday and Friday we’ll have a variety of supplies out at the Library Service Desk so you can make valentines for yourself, your friends, or that special someone (your favorite librarian, perhaps?). Let someone know how much you appreciate them! (Or just have fun playing with some glitter and doilies). Crafting starts at noon!
The Student Wellness Advisor will also be hosting a few fun events this week:
Wed 2/8 : Tea and Treats
2:30-4pm, Sackler 4 behind the cafe
Enjoy an afternoon study break with the Wellness Advisor
Thurs 2/9: Analysis of Love and Relationships
12-1pm in Sackler 316
Lunch will be provided for this discussion group
Fri 2/10: Fun Day
3-4:30pm, Sackler 507
Unwind with therapy dogs and people treats!
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