Springer Nature Experiments
Location: Access from link in Sackler Biomedical Sciences Research Guide
Springer Nature Experiments, which I featured in my October post is now available. This platform searches four protocol and method resources simultaneously: Springer Protocols, Nature Protocols, Nature Methods, and Protocol Exchange, providing easy access to more than 50,000 protocols and methods.
Unique indexing means that you can quickly find protocols and methods for a particular organism, common and emerging techniques, or videos. When you find one that works, then you can click through to the full text, available through Tufts Libraries.
Manhattan Beach, by Jennifer Egan
Location: HHSL Leisure Reading Fiction E28m 2017
This historical novel tells the story of a woman who becomes a diver at the Brooklyn Naval Yard during World War II, and her father’s entanglements with the mob. One of The New York Times 100 notable books of 2017.
Location: Search for ‘Embase’ in search box on Databases tab of the HHSL homepage (http://hirshlibrary.tufts.edu/).
This database indexes biomedical journal articles and conference abstracts. The database includes thousands of journals not indexed by MEDLINE (PubMed), and is particularly robust in its coverage of pharmaceutical and medical device literature and conferences. Unique indexing, through its Emtree controlled vocabulary, and search features make it easy to retrieve precise results.
Springer Nature Experiments, which I mentioned in my October post, is now available. To access, click the link in the ‘Find Springer Nature Protocols & Methods’ box on the Sackler School Biomedical Sciences Research Guide
Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson
Location: Tisch Library Book Stacks PR 6051.T56 L54 2013
A God in Ruins, by Kate Atkinson
Location: HHSL Leisure Reading Fiction A875g 2016
Life After Life is a novel about an English woman who lives through the events of the first half of the 20th century again and again, with small, but critical, changes each time, reminiscent of Ray Bradbury’s short story, A Sound of Thunder. A God in Ruins is the companion novel to Life After Life, following the brother of the main character in the first novel through his experiences in World War II to the present day.
To request a book from another Tufts Library:
- Search for the book in JumboSearch, which is the default search on the Hirsh Health Sciences Library homepage.
- Once you find the book, click the title to view the record for that book. Click the ‘Log in’ link in the yellow box.
- Log in with your Tufts username and password.
- Once you have logged in, click the ‘Request item’ link.
- Choose your pickup location (Hirsh Health Sciences Library) and click ‘Request’. You will be notified via email when the book is ready for you to pick up.
Springer Nature Experiments
Location: Coming mid-October, look for announcement on HHSL website
Springer Nature Experiments is a new platform that searches four protocol and method resources simultaneously: Springer Protocols, Nature Protocols, Nature Methods, and Protocol Exchange, providing easy access to more than 50,000 protocols and methods.
Unique indexing means that you can quickly find protocols and methods for a particular organism, common and emerging techniques, or videos.
The summary page for each protocol and method provides an abstract, version history, figures and videos from the article, and the number of citations the article has received. This information helps you choose the best protocol or method for your work without scanning multiple articles on different sites. When you find one that works, then you can click through to the full text, available through Tufts Libraries.
Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets, by Luke Dittrich
Location: HHSL Book Stacks WM 173.7 D617 2016
The story of Henry Molaison, who lost his ability to create memories after a lobotomy, the man who performed the surgery (the author’s grandfather), and psychologist who studied Mr. Molaison for decades.
Electronic resource: BrowZine
Location: Download from Apple or Android app store, or access online at: https://browzine.com/
BrowZine provides direct access to the library’s electronic journals, allowing you to browse full contents of current and older issues, create a personal bookshelf, and save and download articles for offline reading.
To get started:
- Download and open the app on your Apple, Android or Kindle Fire device, or go to https://browzine.com/.
- Choose Tufts University from the list of available libraries.
- Enter your Tufts username and password.
After the Crash, Michael Bussi
Location: HHSL Leisure Reading, Sackler 4, Fiction B981a 2016
As summer comes to a close, make time for one more beach read with this thriller about determining the identity of the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Swiss Alps.
Writing for Biomedical Publication, David C. Morrison, Christopher J. Papasian, Stephen W. Russell
Location: HHSL Book Stacks, Sackler 5, WZ 345 M878w 2012
This workbook lays out how to think about and write each section of a biomedical manuscript, and how to approach issues such as co-authorship, editors, reviewers and conflict of interest.
The Trespasser, Tana French
Location: HHSL Leisure Reading, Sackler 4, Fiction F873t 2016
Summer is just around the corner, so why not pick up a good mystery? Tana French’s thoughtful mysteries provide an intimate portrait of life in and around modern-day Dublin, Ireland. This is the latest in her Dublin Murder Squad series; while there are recurring characters in this series, it is not necessary to have read the earlier books (although they are all good!)
Tisch Library in Medford recently subscribed to The New York Times academic pass program. This means that Tufts students, faculty and staff can register for a personal account to access The New York Times from their computer or mobile device, on and off campus. For instructions on creating a personal account using the Tufts academic pass and answers to FAQ about our access, see this page: http://researchguides.library.tufts.edu/nytimes. Note: When creating an account, be sure to choose the correct link based on your location when registering (i.e. on or off campus).
Effective Data Visualization: The Right Chart for the Right Data, by Stephanie D.H. Evergreen
Location: HHSL Book Stacks, Sackler 5, P 93.5 E937 2017
This book shows you how to select the best type of chart for your data, design an easily readable chart, and create effective charts and graphs in Excel.
The Undoing Project, Michael Lewis
Location: HHSL Book Stacks, Sackler 5, WL 103.4 L675 2017
Michael Lewis, the author of The Blind Side and The Big Short, describes the working relationship between two psychologists, Daniel Kahneman (author of Thinking Fast and Slow) and Amos Tversky, whose work changed how we think about decision making, and catalyzed the creation of the field of behavioral economics.
Enjoy Writing your Science Dissertation or Thesis!, Elizabeth Fisher & Richard Thompson
Location: HHSL Book Stacks, Sackler 5, WZ 345 F533e 2014
I am not quite sure whether the title of this book (and exclamatory punctuation) is a command or a promise, but the book does provide advice on all aspects of thesis writing.
Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body, Jo Marchant
Location: HHSL Book Stacks, Sackler 5, WB885 M315 2016
Science writer Jo Marchant explores stories and research about the mind-body connection.
Electronic resource: Nature Microbiology
One of the latest titles from Nature Publishing Group, this exclusively online journal is dedicated to research in the field of microbiology.
Lab Girl, Hope Jahren
Location: HHSL Leisure Reading, Sackler, 4th Floor, Non-Fiction J25 2016
Geobiologist’s memoir of her life in scientific research.
Two for one this month…
Electronic resource: Natural Medicines
Location: Search for ‘Natural Medicines’ in Databases search box on the HHSL homepage (http://hirshlibrary.tufts.edu/).
Natural Medicines is a collection of databases and tools that provide evidence-based information on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary and alternative therapies. Databases in this collection include: Food, Herbs & Supplements, which has monographs for vitamins, herbs, minerals, non-herbal supplements, naturally sourced chemical compounds, and foods; Health & Wellness, which has monographs for complementary and alternative therapies; Sports Medicine, which has monographs for substances or exercises that may affect athletic performance; and Commercial Products, a comprehensive list of manufacturers and the products they make. You can search across all databases, or choose to search a particular database. Monographs have sections on safety, effectiveness, dosing and administration, and adverse effects, with links to published literature. Natural Medicines also has tools for evaluating interactions, nutrient depletion, and effectiveness.