Hello again! Hirsh Library would like to announce another weekend of extended hours!

This Saturday, April 9th, and Sunday, April 10th, the Hirsh Library Service Desk will be open 10 am to 10 pm.

We will also have FREE COFFEE on Saturday, April 9th. It will be a variety of Au Bon Pain coffee flavors, and will be on the tables in front of Food 4 Thought starting at 7 pm. We will also have tea!

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

Good luck with your studying and exams!

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Zika virus. The lead crisis in Flint, Michigan. Soaring rates of childhood obesity. Climate change.

These are just some of the headlines we encounter every day that remind us of how  critical a robust and resilient public health infrastructure is for our future.

This week is National Public Health Week 2016 (http://www.nphw.org/). An initiative of the American Public Health Association (http://www.apha.org/), National Public Health Week was established to “as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation.”

In honor of National Public Health Week, the Hirsh library would like to highlight its resources that help support public health. The Hirsh library is also presenting a Public Health Tools Workshop that will introduce you to resources to help you with public and community health-related research, including Healthy People 2020, APHA Public Health Policy Database and TRoPHI (Trials Register of Promoting Health Interventions).

We hope that you will attend the workshop or check out our public health research guides. After all,  public health is your health!

Public Health Tools Workshop
When: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 4:00pm – 5:00pm & Friday, April 8, 2016 9:00am- 10am
Where: Sackler 510
Register at: http://bit.ly/1RW0SjX

Public & Community Health Research Guide
http://researchguides.library.tufts.edu/public_health
This guide contains resources to help you with public and community health-related research.

Boston to Mound Bayou: Columbia Point & Delta Health Center
http://researchguides.library.tufts.edu/community_health
This guide has been created to help you learn more about Tufts University’s archival materials regarding the establishment of the Columbia Point Health Center (Boston, MA) and Delta Health Center, Inc. (Mound Bayou, MS), which helped launch the community health center movement.

Environmental & Occupational Health
http://researchguides.library.tufts.edu/EnvOccHealth
Presents a variety of resources focused on environmental and occupational health.

 

Hello again! Hirsh Library would like to announce another weekend of extended hours!

This Saturday, April 2nd, and Sunday, April 3rd, the Hirsh Library Service Desk will be open 10 am to 10 pm.

We will also have FREE COFFEE on Saturday, April 2nd. It will be a variety of Au Bon Pain coffee flavors, and will be on the tables in front of Food 4 Thought starting at 7 pm. We will also have tea!

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

Good luck with your studying and exams!

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It’s that time again! The end of the semester is nigh and with it research projects, final exams and group assignments are looming. Feeling overwhelmed? Desperate? Don’t know where how or where to start? The Hirsh Library’s librarian Liaison Program can help!

The Hirsh Library’s Liaison Program provides a ‘point-person’ for the academic programs and clinical departments on the Tufts’ health sciences campus. What can your librarian liaison do for you?

For starters, your librarian liaison can help you:

  • identify resources for your particular topic, especially resources beyond article databases
  • create effective and efficient search strategies for databases like PubMed and Web of Science
  • discern what tool is right for you to help manage your citations (i.e., EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley) and providing instructions to get you started
  • track down statistical data for research projects and help you manage your own data

Sounds pretty great, right? It is! Now, go find out who’s you librarian liaison and then get in touch with them!

Liaison Program
http://hirshlibrary.tufts.edu/research/liaison-program

And one more thing – if you are preparing for dental, medical or physician assistance board exams, then you must check out the following Hirsh Library guides:

 

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This Sunday is the great feast of Easter, the high point of the Christian calendar (nb: Eastern Orthodox Christians will celebrate Easter on Sunday, May 1). Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ and ends the season of Lent, which began on February 10.

The final week of Lent is called “Holy Week” and the three days preceding Easter are referred to the “Holy Triduum,”  which consists of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. These three days  which recount the final three days of Jesus’ life are marked by Christians around the world by religious observances, fasting,  pilgrimages, and acts of repentance.

Ending this intense period of devotion is the  Great Vigil on the eve of Easter. Christian communities around the world celebrate Easter Sunday with grand religious processions, the giving of small gifts, and feasts with family and friends. If you are celebrating Easter, we wish a  most joyous feast!

Learn more about the “Holy Week” and Easter:

 

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Spring into new titles at Hirsh Library!

Since the new year, we’ve added a long list of books to our collection, including a great many new releases on nutrition. Be sure to check the NEW BOOKS display above the journal wall on the 4th floor in your travels, as they are rotated frequently.

 

More Than Just Food : Food Justice and Community Change by Garrett M. Broad

The Science of Nutrition by Janice L. Thompson

Remaking the American Patient by Nancy Tomes

The Personalized Medicine Revolution by Pieter Cullis

The Iceberg by Marion Coutts

In a Different Key: The Story of Autism by John Donvan

Hand to Mouth : Living in Bootstrap America by Linda Tirado

 

…and if you need to take a break from reading, here are two highly recommended films that have been added this month.

Ken Burns Presents Cancer : the Emperor of All Maladies

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

 

As always, if there’s a book out there that you think the library should own, please let us know!

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Congratulations class of 2016 on your match!  Match Day is an annual event that began in 1952 where medical students learn where they will have their residency program.  On Friday, March 18th the service desk on the 4th floor will be closed from 11am-2pm to accommodate celebrations for this event.  All other floors will be open for study.  Please plan on obtaining laptops and reserve items prior to 11am if you need them.  Thank you!

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March 15th…the day to settle debts…possibly a day to dress a man like a goat and run him out of town...and famously, the day Julius Caesar was brutally stabbed to death before the Roman Senate in 44 BC.

Lots of bad things have happened on the Ides of March, and we know you don’t need more stress in your life. So come visit the Library Service Desk on Sackler 4 Wednesday 3/16 and Thursday 3/17, starting at noon, and unwind with some quality craft time!

This month, we’re featuring paper bag puppets and pompom study buddies. Come get your craft on with us. Maybe if Brutus took a craft break, he wouldn’t have felt so…stabby.

 

We’ve purchased some new equipment over the past few months and want to be sure you know all about it!

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From left to right we have:

SmartBoard Pens for the boards in Sackler 510 and Sackler 509

Presentation remotes with built-in laser pointer

USB-C cords and chargers for the new MacBooks

USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapters to connect your MacBook with USB-C port to an HDMI display, while also connecting a standard USB device and a USB-C charging cable

Come down to the Library Service Desk and check them out (literally)!

Want to know what other types of equipment we have? You can browse or search a list here.

 

 

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DynaMed Plus is now available through the Hirsh Health Sciences Library and Tufts Medical Center!  This point-of-care resource provides current, evidence-based information in the easy-to-read format that you are accustomed to from DynaMed with enhanced content and features.  DynaMed Plus offers:

  • Robust content in a range of specialties, selected and evaluated by clinical experts
  • Internal medicine topics developed and maintained with the American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • Concise, evidence-based recommendations with supporting references
  • Daily content updates
  • Drug monographs and lab recommendations from Micromedex® allow you to choose the appropriate drugs and tests for your patients
  • More than 4,500 images, tables and illustrations, including content from ACP Smart Medicine

These unique features of DynaMed Plus will save you time and frustration:

  • Synthesized recommendations that use transparent levels of evidence
  • Links to patient handouts, review articles and PubMed/MEDLINE searches
  • Create alerts to receive email notification when a topic or specialty category is updated with new evidence or guidelines

DynaMed Plus is accessible from on campus or off and a free app is available for iOS and Android devices, which means you can start using it from anywhere today!

Follow these steps to install and authenticate the DynaMed Plus app on your mobile device:

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  1. Download the free DynaMed Plus app from the iTunes or Google Play store.
  2. Access DynaMed Plus on your computer from the link on the Hirsh Health Sciences Library homepage.
  3. Click on the Get the DynaMed Plus Mobile App link under the Spotlight section in left-hand column of the DynaMed Plus
  4. Enter either your personal or Tufts email address. An authentication link will be emailed to you.
  5. Open the email (from EBSCO) on your mobile device. Click the authentication link.
  6. The DynaMed Plus app should open and the initial content download will begin.

Note, if you currently have the DynaMed app on your mobile device, then you will need to delete it and install the new DynaMed Plus app.

Questions?  See here for answers to FAQs about the DynaMed Plus app, or contact us!

 

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