The Hirsh Health Sciences Library would like to give a warm welcome to Chelsea Gabrielson, who is our new part-time reference assistant.  She comes to us from the Cambridge Public Library where she was a Senior Substitute.  Chelsea is currently working on her MLS at Simmons college.  She just survived her first New England winter, having moved here from California.  Feel free to say hello (in English or French!) if you see her around the library.

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This Wednesday is the annual Bates-Andrews Research Day for the School of Dental Medicine. All students who participated in summer research projects with Tufts funding are presenting their work via poster.

The event is sponsored by the George A. Bates Society and the Robert R. Andrews Research Honor Society and has been an annual showcase of student work since the 1930s! Presenters have the opportunity to win one of many cash prizes, awarded by faculty judges, based on poster design, research topic, strength of presentation and other factors.

Support your fellow Tufts students and see what they are researching by visiting the posters on the Dental School’s 14th and 15th floors between 10:30 am and 3:30 pm.

Check out the program for more details and poster topics: Program for 2014 Bates Day

 

In this TUSM faculty development program, walk through the decision making process for several real-life scenarios encountered by authors and instructors when using their own work and the works of others in publishing and teaching.  Following an overview of key concepts and terms, participants will utilize case studies to address common copyright questions that arise when uploading content in course management systems (e.g., TUSK), publishing manuscripts, sharing materials with colleagues, utilizing multimedia, and more.   A handout of resources will provide participants with a guide for how to approach these situations post-workshop and where to go for assistance (hint: come to the library!).

Join us for this library-led workshop on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 10 am – noon in Sackler 329.  For more information, check out the Faculty Development Calendar and please RSVP to Amanda.Oriel@tufts.edu by Monday, March 3.

Join us this Thursday afternoon from noon to 1pm for an introduction to the best database you may never have heard of – Web of Science! Food and lidded drinks are allowed in the computer labs, so bring your lunch or a snack.

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Beyond PubMed: Web of Science
Thur, Feb 27th, Noon-1:00pm
Sackler 510

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? This workshop is 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 will become your new best friend for research!

Space is limited, so please register here by February 26th.

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If you’re like me, you may not be much of a cook.  I tend to live on pasta and sandwiches.  However, there is one dish that my family has made over the years that even I can make.  It is zucchini pie (well it’s more like a quiche).  If you love cheese, feel free to pile it on.  I’ve also tried variations with eggplant!  Enjoy!   – Becky

ZUCCHINI PIE

1  8 oz. package of crescent rolls

2 or 3 medium zucchini, thinly sliced

3  T. margarine

1  clove of crushed garlic or 1 tsp. powder

salt and pepper

2 beaten eggs

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

parsley

Parmesan cheese

Separate rolls into triangles and place in 9″ pie plate.  Saute zucchini in margarine until soft – drain.  Mix eggs, cheese, parsley, salt, pepper, and garlic.  Pour over top of zucchini (in pie plate) and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.  Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes.  Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.

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Image via Senator Stabenow’s Flickr stream

The saga over the fate of the Agricultural Act of 2014, aka “The Farm Bill,” has finally ended. Earlier this month, President Obama signed the bill into law, praising the bipartisan legislation.

However, given the complexity of the bill and its wide-ranging implications, many of us are begging to know, what exactly is in the “The Farm Bill,”?

Ed O’Keefe and the staff of the Washington Post has “perused the 959-page farm bill to call out some neat, new and interesting anecdotes that might not normally see the light of day.”

Check out this insightful article:

“Hemp, farm-raised fish, food labels and food stamps: What’s in the farm bill?”
 

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 

 

In observance of President’s Day, Hirsh Health Sciences Library will be open from 12-7 on Monday, February 17. Enjoy your weekend, and have happy Valentine’s and Presidents Days!

 

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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)

How to change to Abstract Display in PubMed

Figure 1: How to change to Abstract Display in PubMed

FindIt button location in abstract view

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.

Navigating the resolver page

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.

A resolver page with only a link to the Tufts catalog

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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Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and what better way way to celebrate than to read up on the greatest of drugs –  love? Once thought to be ruled by the heart, much research has been done to show that the brain is truly responsible for seeking, attaining and keeping an object of desire.

Perhaps Cupid’s real name is Dr. Helen Fisher, a researcher at Rutgers University and author of two books on the brain science behind attraction and love.

Two online summaries of her research can be found here:

Or, if you are a fan of TED Talks, here’s her 2008 presentation:

 

The Tufts Libraries also hold a handful of books on the topic. Remember, requests from Tisch Library are free and can be made directly through the catalog. Call or stop by the desk if you need help!

Speaking of the “love drug,” stop by the 4th floor desk for some chocolate tomorrow! Chocolate contains caffeine (which increases the output of feel-good serotonin) and phenethylamine (which triggers the release of endorphins).

So, if you aren’t in love, you can at least fake it with some chocolate, and if you are in love… keep riding the high!

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