heartsThe 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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A cart full of Free books, all in need of a good home. Drop by the Circulation desk on the 4th floor of the Sackler building, and hopefully you’ll find something you like.

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"Collecting books for readers in the reserve stacks, 1964." LSE Library. https://www.flickr.com/photos/lselibrary/3925726691/

“Collecting books for readers in the reserve stacks, 1964.” LSE Library. https://www.flickr.com/photos/lselibrary/3925726691/

Do you find yourself looking through the catalog at Hirsh Health Sciences Library, thinking how great it would be if we owned that one book that you and a few classmates really needed? Have you found yourself in need of study materials, but the ones we have are outdated? Think there’s just a great database we should try? Well you’re in luck!

If you head on to Recommend a Purchase, you too can suggest material for the library to buy! It’s not just books, either – journal subscriptions, databases, models – HHSL is always looking to support our patrons in as many ways as we can, and this is a perfect way you can help us with that mission!

Plus, if you fill that form out, you could very well be the first person to find out about this new resource we have, and who doesn’t like being the first to something new?

You can always check in with us at 617-636-6706 if you have any questions about what we may or may not have in the library. But otherwise, we look forward to seeing all of your suggestions!

 

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2016 Chinese New Year Parade in Boston (Matthew Dailey)/ CC BY-NC 2.0

Tomorrow, January 28th, is the first day of the Chinese Calendar and the beginning of the Year of the Rooster. Starting this evening, the next two weeks will be filled with celebrations. Fireworks, feasts, family reunions and parades are some of the well-known festivities associated with the Lunar New Year. There are also a great many traditions associated with the Lunar New Year that are centuries old, such as the hanging of traditional ‘new years’ poems, cleaning the home, the receiving new clothes and getting one’s haircut.

And because our campus is located very conveniently in Chinatown, be sure to check out the Chinese New Year Parade! It’s the largest annual celebration in Boston’s Chinatown with lion dancers, music, and firecrackers—and if you haven’t tried the plethora of food options in our neighborhood, what a better time to venture out and celebrate? This year’s parade will be held on Sunday, February 12th. Here’s some more information about the festivities in Boston. .

If you are celebrating Lunar New Year, we wish safe travels and  much joy and prosperity this year! 恭贺新禧  Happy New Year!

Further reading:

About the Lunar New Year

Chinese New Year Traditions

Five Things You Didn’t Know About the Year of the Rooster

Stories about Chinese New Year

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February is Thesis/Capstone/ALE Boot Camp Month!

During the month of February, Hirsh Library will be offering a 4-part ‘boot camp’ for students  undertaking a thesis, Capstone or ALE project.

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.


February Workshops:

 

Approaching the Literature Review 

This workshop is the first a 4-workshop ‘boot camp’ for students  undertaking a thesis, Capstone or ALE project. In this workshop, students will learn how to approach the literature review. Topics covered include database selection, devising effective search techniques, limiting articles to relevant study-types, and tools for keeping track of results.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

9:00 am

Register for WebEx

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

4:00 pm

Register for WebEx

 

Citation Tools: An Overview 

Citation management tools help you manage the research process. These tools allow you to store and organize references, as well as automatically generate in-text citations and bibliographies in a variety of citation styles, such as APA and AMA. They store PDFs, allow you to share references with others, and so much more! Learn about your options among four major citation managers: RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, and Mendeley. This workshop will provide an overview of these tools to inform your decisions on which tool is best for you.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

9:00 am

Register for WebEx

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

4:00 pm

Register for WebEx

 

Fact or Fiction: Copyright and Your Thesis 

Various aspects of creating your thesis or dissertation may involve copyright.  Whether you are incorporating other people’s content, such as graphs or images, reusing some of your own work, publishing all or part of your thesis content, there are copyright considerations that can seem challenging and daunting to address.  This workshop will provide guidance in navigating the questions and decisions that come up during the thesis and dissertation process around your rights and the rights of others.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

9:00 am

Register for WebEx

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

4:00 pm

Register for WebEx

 

Using Images 

We will survey and search image collections licensed by Tufts and in the public domain.  We will also discuss options for storage, display, and citing sources.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

9:00 am

Register for WebEx

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

4:00 pm

Register for WebEx

 

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Ever wonder what is lurking in the dark alcove behind the library service desk? What skeletons do we have in that space beneath the stairs? Here is a comprehensive list, all available for check-out:

  • 2 full (plastic) skeletons, named Leo and Theo
  • 1 head and neck model
  • 1 eyeball
  • 1 heart
  • 1 armarmleg
  • 1 leg
  • 1 set of lungs
  • 1 knee
  • 1 dental development model
  • 6 sets of teeth
  • 8 full (plastic) skulls
  • 2 full (real) skulls
  • 2 half (real) skulls with brains
  • 2 half (real) skulls
  • 1 lonely brain
  • 1  female pelvis
  • 1 male pelvis

You may also see a full list with pictures on our website.
As always, you can check any of these body parts and accessories out for four hours at a time. Just ask for the extremity of your choice!

 

The Syrian American Medical Society is launching a medical book drive this coming month collecting 2-edition-old or newer medical reference books (Anatomy, Dermatology, Cardiology, etc) as well as any anatomy sets one has laying around.  The resources will be used to educate health-care staff in Jordan, Turkey, Greece, Lebanon, and Syria, particularly for refugee camp work.  If you wish to donate materials, there is a collection box in the Office of Student Affairs on the fourth floor of the Sackler building. Please direct any questions to Julian Willett at:  julian.willett@tufts.edu

The Hirsh Health Sciences Library has been and will continue to donate books to this cause. It is our sincerest hope that together we may collect as many materials as possible in aid of the ongoing crisis.

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Dental board and licensure prep books don’t come out very often but when they do it’s exciting. We’ve just completed acquiring and cataloging four new ones for you.

If you were planning to take the NERB licensure exam, please be sure to note that NERB has changed its name to the CDCA. As far as we are aware, you should be able to also prepare using the old NERB prep materials, but we got the brand-new CDCA prep book for you, because that’s just how we roll.

All board and licensure prep books that are not electronic are on reserve and may be checked out at the Service Desk on Sackler 4 for four hours at a time.

Our brand-new prep books are listed below, but you can also always check out our Dental Board Review Research Guide for the complete list.

As always, if you have any suggestions for prep books that you would like us to have, please feel free to suggest them to us by either filling out the form here or by letting your liaison librarian know. (The dental liaison is me, Amanda Nevius).

 

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CDCA (formerly NERB):
ADEX Dentists: Superior Test Prep for the Computer-Based Diagnostic Skills Examination (DSE) by Rubin, Ricky J.
Call Number: HHSL Circ Desk Reserve WU 18.2 D414 2015
Publication Date: 2015

 

 

 

 

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NBDE Part 1:
Dentin NBDE Part 1
Call Number: HHSL Circ Desk Reserve WU 18.2 D414n 2016 p.1
Publication Date: 2016

 

 

 

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NBDE Part 2:
Dentin NBDE Part 2
Call Number: HHSL Circ Desk Reserve WU 18.2 D414n 2016 p.2
Publication Date: 2016

 

 

 

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DENTIN WREB Dentists
 
by Rick J. Rubin
Call Number: HHSL Circ Desk Reserve WU 18.2 D414w 2015 c.1
Publication Date: 2015

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Please note that in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the library service desk will have shortened hours. We will be open from 12pm to 7pm. Enjoy the long weekend!

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January_graphicWe’re excited to announce the start of our next series of open workshops! Want to learn a new skill, or brush up on some old ones? The library’s open workshops are a good opportunity to hone your researching skills–see our open workshops page to view scheduling, how to register, and read workshop descriptions.

Can’t make it to a workshop in-person? We offer several options remotely through WebEx, so you can still participate from off-campus! Below are the workshops that we are offering synchronously this semester.

If you have any questions, please let us know by emailing hhsl@tufts.edu or calling the library service desk at 617-636-6705.

 

PubMed: the Basics – HHSL Open Workshop

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

9:00 am

 

PubMed: the Basics – HHSL Open Workshop

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

9:00 am

 

EndNote: the Basics – HHSL Open Workshop

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

9:00 am

 

EndNote: the Basics – HHSL Open Workshop

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

9:00 am

 

Approaching the Literature Review – HHSL Open Workshop

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

9:00 am

WebEx: Register

 

Approaching the Literature Review – HHSL Open Workshop

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

4:00 pm

WebEx: Register

 

Citation Tools: An Overview – HHSL Open Workshop

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

4:00 pm  |

WebEx: 
Register

 

Citation Tools: An Overview – HHSL Open Workshop

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

9:00 am

WebEx: Register

 

Fact or Fiction: Copyright and Your Thesis – HHSL Open Workshop

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

9:00 am

WebEx: Register

 

Fact or Fiction: Copyright and Your Thesis – HHSL Open Workshop

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

4:00 pm

WebEx: Register

 

Using Images – HHSL Open Workshop

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

9:00 am r

WebEx: Register

 

Using Images – HHSL Open Workshop

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

4:00 pm

WebEx: Register

 

Web of Science/Scopus – HHSL Open Workshop

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

9:00 am

WebEx: Register

 

Web of Science/Scopus – HHSL Open Workshop

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

4:00 pm

WebEx: 
Register

 

Ovid MEDLINE: An Introduction – HHSL Open Workshop

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

9:00 am

Register

 

Ovid MEDLINE: An Introduction – HHSL Open Workshop

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

4:00 pm

WebEx: Register

 

Tools for Managing Your Writing – HHSL Open Workshop

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

9:00 am

WebEx: Register

 

Tools for Managing Your Writing – HHSL Open Workshop

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

4:00 pm

WebEx: Register

 

Systematic Reviews: Laying the Groundwork – HHSL Open Workshop

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

9:00 am  |  Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)  |  1 hr

WebEx: Register

 

Systematic Reviews: Laying the Groundwork – HHSL Open Workshop

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

4:00 pm

WebEx: Register

 

Measuring Research Impact – HHSL Open Workshop

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

9:00 am  |  Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)  |  1 hr

WebEx: Register

 

Measuring Research Impact – HHSL Open Workshop

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

4:00 pm

WebEx: Register

 

Visualizing Data with “R”: An Introduction  – HHSL Open Workshop

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

9:00 am

 

Visualizing Data with “R”: An Introduction  – HHSL Open Workshop

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

4:00 pm

 

 

Essentials of Data Management – HHSL Open Workshop

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

9:00 am

WebEx: Register

 

Essentials of Data Management – HHSL Open Workshop

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

4:00 pm

WebEx: Register

 

Introduction  to HTML and CSS – HHSL Open Workshop

Tuesday, April 24, 2017

9:00 am

 

Introduction  to HTML and CSS – HHSL Open Workshop

Wednesday, April 24, 2017

4:00 pm

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