All posts by Laura Pavlech

Upcoming Library Events (December 2015)

Library Fun Labs: Wintry Crafts

Gingerbread House
Credit: Carrie Stevens on Flickr, CC BY 2.0

Date: Friday, December 11th

Time: 12 PM – Supplies run out!

Location: Library Service Desk, Sackler 4

Create your own gingerbread house, snowflakes and other crafts. All supplies will be provided, just bring your creativity!

New Library Website!

Hirsh Health Sciences Library

The Hirsh Health Sciences Library’s new website will launch on Sunday, December 20th, so be prepared for a new look. The beta version of the new site is currently available: Provide feedback on the beta site for a chance to win a gift basket. Winner will be announced when the new website is officially launched.

Extended & Holiday Hours

See HHSL website:

On the Shelf (December 2015)

For  work…

Electronic Resource: Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)

Location: Search for ‘JoVE’ in the Tufts Catalog Journal of Visualized Experiments(

JoVE is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes experimental techniques in video format. The 8-15 minute, professionally-produced videos show standard and novel methods and procedures in the fields of cellular and molecular biology, bioengineering, immunology, medicine, neuroscience and more. A written protocol, with complete list of materials, accompanies each video article. So next time you are looking for information on how to perform a technique, search or browse JoVE.

And leisure…

Making Nature: The History of a Scientific Journal, by Melinda Baldwin Making Nature: The History of a Scientific Journal

Location: Tisch Book Stacks (Click ‘Request Item’ link at top of catalog record for delivery to Hirsh Health Sciences Library:

This cultural account examines how editors, contributors, subscribers, and events have shaped the 150-year history of the journal Nature. Authored by a lecturer in the History of Science Department at Harvard University.

PubMed Tip of the Month: Advanced Search Builder

The PubMed Advanced Search Builder allows you to view your search history, search specific fields (e.g. title, author, abstract, journal, etc.), and combine searches using Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT). To access the Advanced Search Builder, click on the ‘Advanced’ link below the PubMed search box.

PubMed Advanced Search Builder
Use Advanced Search Builder to view search history and combine searches.