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.

 

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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

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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!

 

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Our special ‘Writing Personal Statements’ workshop has been rescheduled for Monday, March 27th from 12:45 to 1:45 PM in Sackler 507.  Writing is hard; writing about yourself can be even harder.  If you are preparing a personal statement for your medical school or other application, then this workshop is for you.

Christine Smith, MS, RD, the writing consultant at our library, adjunct lecturer at the Friedman School and former Senior Editor of the Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter, will provide advice on writing personal statements and her top writing tips.  We will also share books available at the library on application writing and interviewing.

 

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Ever felt defeated that the next book on your reading list is at the Tisch, Ginn, Veterinary, or SMFA Library?  You probably don’t have time to schlep to Fenway, Medford, or Grafton. One of the best aspects about being a part of the wider Tufts University library system is that you don’t have to! As long as the book you want isn’t on reserve, you can request to have it sent to the Hirsh Health Sciences Library. Instead of wasting half a day taking the T to Medford, you can pick up the book at the Library Service Desk on your lunch break!

The request process is simple. After locating your desired book in the Tufts University Catalog, click on the “request item” button.  It may be on the top or right of the screen.

After clicking “Request Item” you’ll be asked to login with your Tufts username and password or your library barcode and full name.  After you submit your request, you will be able to pick up your book in a few business days!

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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:

 

FICTION:

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

 

NON-FICTION:

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

Food, Poverty and Insecurity : international food inequalities

The Other Brain : the scientific and medical breakthroughs that will heal our brains and revolutionize our health

Brave Genius : a scientist, a philosopher, and their daring adventures from the French resistance to the Nobel Prize  by Sean B. Carroll

Savor : mindful eating, mindful life  by Thich Nhat Hanh and Lilian Cheung

 

COOKBOOKS:

The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook : secrets from the legendary specialty food store for simple food and party platters you can make at home  by Ina Garten

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.

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