Posts by: Katherine Morley

September brings with it a ramp up in reading assignments, papers, exams…and a return to Writing Consultants appointments three days a week! All appointments this semester will be virtual and the schedule for the fall is as follows:

Tuesdays: 10am-12pm

Thursdays: 10am-2pm

Sundays: 1pm-5pm

Registration for September is open, so sign up now!

The service is available to all Health Sciences graduate students on the Boston Campus. Sessions are 45 minutes long and you may sign up for one session per day, and up to two sessions per week. For more information about the help our Writing Consultant provides and what to expect at your appointment, please visit the FAQ section of our Writing Consultants Guide.

Happy writing!


Happy Labor Day Weekend! In light of the University holiday on Monday, September 7th, we will be having shortened online staffed hours. You can email, chat, or text us with any research, reference, or resource questions between 12pm and 7pm and we will have someone online available to assist you.

We hope everyone enjoys a fun and safe long weekend!



While the usual offerings on our skull menu are unavailable, as we’re currently unable to lend physical anatomy models, we invite you to take advantage of the virtual anatomy tools in our collection during this time of distance learning. For medical neuroanatomy and dental anatomy, we have some excellent resources to explore the head and neck virtually!

A note about remote access: if you’re off campus, remember to access resources from the HHSL website. That way, you’ll be prompted to sign in whenever accessing a licensed resource available to you through the library.


Anatomy.TV by Primal Pictures is a database of images comprised of 3D, interactive anatomy and physiology models. The screen capture below is from Primal Pictures’ 3D Atlas.

Screenshot of oral cavity in Anatomy TV interface

Floor of oral cavity – from above © Informa UK Limited 2020. Used under Tufts – Hirsh Health Sciences Library License. Accessed 28 Aug 2020.


Net Anatomy contains a catalog of dissection images with labels and descriptions. The Test feature hides labels—a handy tool for doing self-assessments as you study.

Screenshot of the base of the skull in NetAnatomy interface

Base of the Skull – External Surface © Scholar Educational Systems, Inc 2001-2020. Used under Tufts – Hirsh Health Sciences Library License. Accessed 29 Aug 2020.

Investigate a more extensive list of Hirsh’s anatomy resources from our Anatomy Research Guide.

Post contributed by Christina Heinrich


We may not be physically in the library, but that doesn’t mean we’re not available to meet your information, research, and education needs!

  • Need some help? Library staff can answer any inquiries you may have during online staffed hours. Just Ask Us via email, chat, or text.
  • Have a question or a project that you know will require more in-depth assistance and expertise? Just fill out our schedule a consultation form and we’ll match you with one of our librarians.
  • Want to hone your skills or learn about a new resource or program? We’re still offering Open Workshops! While we’re just about done with our summer series, we’ll have our September workshops posted soon, so keep an eye out! You can also always schedule aWorkshop on Demand, if a topic you’re interested in isn’t being offered.
  • Want to be sure you can access online library resources when you’re not on campus? Visit our Get Started with Off Campus Access Page for instructions. We also have this handy guide on Library Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic. On it we share a list of publishers that are currently providing expanded or free access to their offerings.

Thank you for being understanding as we navigate the waters of the new normal and let us know if you think of any other ways in which we can assist you remotely. We are working on implementing some new services for fall, so stay tuned!

And if you must enter the library building for any reason, please remember to wear your mask and adhere to social distancing protocols!


All of us here at Hirsh Library would like to say hello and welcome to the new class of MBS students! While we’re not able to meet in person just yet, we’re excited that you are joining the Tufts health sciences community. Our website,, is the best starting place to learn more about the library’s services and resources. And if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to Ask Us by email, chat, or text! We are available to assist you virtually with any questions during online staffed hours and are always happy to help. You can also get in touch with your liaison librarian, Amy Lapidow–she’s a great resource for your specific needs as an MBS student!

Hope you enjoy your first weeks at Tufts and we look forward to helping you soon!


A big welcome to the TUSM class of 2024 from all of us here at Hirsh Library! While we’re not able to meet in person just yet, we’re excited that you are joining the Tufts health sciences community. We look forward to seeing you—virtually, at least—for PBL this month. We’ve developed some resources to acquaint you with the library and our staff, who will continue to meet your information needs at a distance.

Your pre-clinical liaison librarian is Christina Heinrich, so don’t hesitate to contact her if you have any questions about the library. You can also contact library staff using Ask Us by email, chat, phone, or text–we’re always happy to help! To get you started with accessing library resources virtually, take a look at our Virtual Access Tip Sheet



We hope everyone is staying healthy and out of the heat this summer! If you happen to find yourself in the library, please let us know if you see anything amiss, like hand sanitizer in need of refilling or lights that are out. Library staff is not on campus, but custodial and facilities staff are, so we can report anything in need of fixing to them. You can contact us by email, chat, or text.  And please remember if you choose to study in the library, you should adhere to the university’s social distancing and mask-wearing policies.



We want to extend a warm welcome to the new UG students starting today and a belated but no less enthusiastic welcome to our new PG students! We are excited to meet you all virtually and introduce you to Hirsh Library’s services.

  • Have a question? Just Ask Us! Library staff are available during Online Staffed Hours to answer your questions via email, chat, or text.
  • Have a dentistry-specific question? Email your dental librarian, Amanda Nevius.
  • Speaking of Amanda, be sure to bookmark the Dental Resources she’s put together for TUSDM. It includes goodies like information on Board and Licensure Exam study resources, how to find Materials Research, and tips on conducting excellent EBD searches.

We wish you nothing but success here at Tufts and everyone at the library looks forward to getting to know you better!


Post contributed by Amanda Nevius




Health Sciences Writing Consultants is back with a special summer schedule!

Registration for 45-minute appointments is now available for the following dates and times:
Monday, July 20th: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm

Monday, July 27th: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm

Monday, August 3rd: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm

Monday, August 10th: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm

Monday, August 24th: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm

Monday, August 31st: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm

For more information or to register for a session, please visit our Health Sciences Writing Consultants guide.

Stay tuned for info about future dates!



Need help navigating the new PubMed? Never fear, our summer workshop series is here! Every other Tuesday in July and August, we’re holding out “Introducing the New PubMed” workshop. We’ll get you up to speed on the new interface changes and how they will impact the way you search. Each workshop will cover the same content, so you can feel free to choose whatever date is most convenient for you.

The workshops are held from 12-1pm via Zoom on the following dates:
July 14th
July 28th
August 11th
August 25th

You can find the workshop calendar here. Registrants will be sent the Zoom link the day before the workshop.

And, as always, if you have any questions about PubMed or anything else, you can Ask Us!


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