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Sometimes, it can be overwhelming when you’re staring at a messy spreadsheet of data for your research. Data Carpentry is here to help make that less overwhelming!

The Carpentries is an organization that aims to create a community of people who “share a mission to teach foundational computational and data science skills to researchers.” These skills range from organizing spreadsheets to programming languages, like R or Python.

Hirsh is hosting a two-day Data Carpentry workshop on Tuesday (3/9) and Wednesday (3/10) from 10am – 3pm all online. So if you’re hoping to learn more about organizing data in spreadsheets, data cleaning with OpenRefine, and gaining an introduction into R, please register at this link!

All learners, including those with little to no prior experience with these tools, are welcome to participate. If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact Andrea Kang. We look forward to seeing you all there!

 

Snow is melting, bird are singing, mud is everywhere and you are…learning something new!  Now is the time to freshen up some skills and maybe gain a few new ones, too!

In addition to our regularly scheduled workshops, a special workshop, Writing Personal Statements, will be presented by the Health Sciences Writing Consultants on Monday, March 15th from 11am-12pm (description below).

Workshops will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12noon-1pm and will via Zoom **unless otherwise stated**. Registration for workshops is required.  A Zoom link and password will be sent to registrants one hour prior to the start time of the Workshop. 

Essentials of Data Management
Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7577043?hs=a
Description:
In this workshop, we will review best practices for naming, organizing, storing, depositing your research data, and creating a Data Management Plan. Managing your data before you begin your research and throughout its life cycle is essential to ensure its current usability and long-run preservation and access.

PubMed: An Introduction
Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7577047?hs=a
Description:
This workshop will introduce you to PubMed, the world’s premiere biomedical literature database. We will review the content of this database, planning and executing a search strategy, narrowing search results, finding full-text, and exporting results to a citation management program.

EndNote: the Basics
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7577045?hs=a
Description:
This one-hour session will introduce you to the basics of using the citation management program EndNote. EndNote allows you to create a library of references, attach and read PDFs, and generate in-text citations and bibliographies in Word documents. This session is for beginners – no previous experience required!

***Special Event***
Writing Personal Statements
Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
Time: 11:0apm – 12:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7524356
Description: Join us for a special workshop with Christine Smith, MS, RD, a Health Sciences Writing Consultant on the Boston Campus, adjunct lecturer at the Friedman School and former Senior Editor of the Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter. Christine will provide advice on writing personal statements, as well as her top writing tips. We will also share resources on application writing and interviewing.

EndNote: Advanced
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7577049?hs=a
Description:
This one-hour session explores more advanced features of EndNote. During this session we will discuss using EndNote to create figures with captions, how to find updated citation information for records already in EndNote, how to modify output styles and more.

Foreign Language Apps and Resources
Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7577052?hs=a
Description:
Did you know that Tufts University students, faculty, and staff have access to Mango Languages, free of charge? Depending on your learning style there are many other free (and paid) resources available to you learn a new language in 15-30 mins each day! This workshop will demo popular language learning apps (such as DuoLingo, Mango Languages, and Babbel) and share additional language apps and resources, according to your needs, costs, preferences, and learning style.

What comes after PubMed? Try Scopus!
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Registration: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7577054?hs=a
Description:Have you tried out your search on PubMed and are wondering if there’s something more? Did you get the advice you need to try another database in addition to PubMed and aren’t sure where to go next? Are you curious about what the most cited article is for your question? Do you want to know who has cited the articles you’ve selected so far? All of these are reasons to try Scopus next!

Systematic Reviews: Laying the Groundwork
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Registration: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7577055?hs=a
Description:
Come to this workshop to learn about systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and other types of high-level research reviews. We will discuss topics such as the elements of a systematic review, protocols, resources, timelines, and suggested databases.

 

February is short (and hopefully, sweet) month, so take advantage of this month’s workshops while you can! if you haven’t had the chance, come take a look at this month’s workshops,  register for one (or two or three , and learn! Many of this month’s workshops are geared towards helping you with research intensive projects, such as ALEs, Capstones and theses.

Workshops will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12noon-1pm and will via Zoom. Registration for workshops is required.  A Zoom link and password will be sent to registrants one hour prior to the start time of the Workshop. 

Web of Science: An Introduction
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7450699?hs=a
Cross disciplinary subject? Not sure of where to go after you search PubMed? Web of Science may become your favorite database! We will learn how to use Web of Science to show how finding one good article on a topic can lead to other articles on the same thing as well as how to find out who is also working on your topic of interest.

Plagiarism, Citing Information, Turnitin – Oh my!
Thursday, February 11, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7450271?hs=a
Questions about plagiarism, citing references and accessing Turnitin are the most frequently asked at Hirsh Library! Perhaps you have nagging questions about how to avoid accidental plagiarism or how to cite that weird reference? Come to this open workshop to get some answers, and make your research life, a little easier (or at least, a little less scary!).

Boost Your Research Impact
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7505694
In this workshop, we’ll walk through some effective strategies to increase the discoverability, visibility, and accessibility of your scholarly output. In particular, we will cover how to build your scholarly identity, maximize the accessibility of your research through your publication decisions, and grow your digital visibility.

Tools for Managing Your Writing
Thursday, February 18, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7501761?hs=a
In this workshop you will learn how to use library resources and tools to manage your writing from conception to publication. Resources covered include making effective use of citation management tools, databases to find journal impact factors, suggested apps, guidelines, and tips to keep track of your research.

PubMed: An Introduction
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7451462?hs=a
This workshop will introduce you to PubMed, the world’s premiere biomedical literature database. We will review the content of this database, planning and executing a search strategy, narrowing search results, finding full-text, and exporting results to a citation management program.

Copyright & Your Thesis
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7451490?hs=a
This workshop will provide guidance navigating the various copyright questions and decisions that come up during the capstone, thesis, or dissertation process regarding your rights and the rights of others. Whether you are including other people’s content, such as adapting graphs or images, reusing some of your own work, or publishing all or part of your manuscript before or after submitting, there are copyright considerations that can seem challenging and daunting to address. We’re here to help!

 

Anti-racism reading group announcement

 

After the success of Hirsh’s first Anti-Racism Reading Group session held in October last fall, we will be hosting a second session on Friday, February 19th from 12pm – 1pm! We were very excited to see so many participants and look forward to another great discussion!

During this session, there will only be one reading, which you can access at this link. We hope this reading will facilitate a discussion on how structural racism contributes to health disparities in communities of color.

Community guidelines will remain the same as the last session’s guidelines. However, as always, please feel free to reach out if you would like to add other guidelines!

Please follow this link to register for the event. We look forward to seeing everyone within the Tufts community join us in our second session regardless of your field or title!

 

-ANDREA MINJEE KANG, MSI | SHE/HER/HERS

Research & Instruction Librarian

Chocolates in heart-shaped box

By Stewart Butterfield, CC-BY-2.0 Wikimedia Commons

January is (almost) behind us – let’s keep the learning momentum going!! February workshops are focused on helping you prepare for major research projects, such as Capstones, ALEs, thesis, and dissertations! The skills presented in this month’s workshops  are critical to building your research “tool kit”. Don’t let these learning opportunities pass you by – we would LOVE to see you!

Workshops will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12noon-1pm and will via Zoom. Registration for workshops is required.  A Zoom link and password will be sent to registrants one hour prior to the start time of the Workshop. 

 

Zotero: the Basics
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7450150?hs=a
This session will introduce you to Zotero, a free citation management tool. With Zotero, you can:
• collect references from web sites via your browser of choice
• drag and drop PDFs to create references
• generate in-text citations and bibliographies in Word documents
This session is for beginners – no previous experience required!


Approaching the Lit Review

Thursday, February 4, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7450575?hs=a
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.

Web of Science: An Introduction
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7450699?hs=a
Cross disciplinary subject? Not sure of where to go after you search PubMed? Web of Science may become your favorite database! We will learn how to use Web of Science to show how finding one good article on a topic can lead to other articles on the same thing as well as how to find out who is also working on your topic of interest.

Plagiarism, Citing Information, Turnitin – Oh my!
Thursday, February 11, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7450271?hs=a
Questions about plagiarism, citing references and accessing Turnitin are the most frequently asked at Hirsh Library! Perhaps you have nagging questions about how to avoid accidental plagiarism or how to cite that weird reference? Come to this open workshop to get some answers, and make your research life, a little easier (or at least, a little less scary!).

Boost Your Research Impact
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7505694
In this workshop, we’ll walk through some effective strategies to increase the discoverability, visibility, and accessibility of your scholarly output. In particular, we will cover how to build your scholarly identity, maximize the accessibility of your research through your publication decisions, and grow your digital visibility.

Tools for Managing Your Writing
Thursday, February 18, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7501761?hs=a
In this workshop you will learn how to use library resources and tools to manage your writing from conception to publication. Resources covered include making effective use of citation management tools, databases to find journal impact factors, suggested apps, guidelines, and tips to keep track of your research.

PubMed: An Introduction
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7451462?hs=a
This workshop will introduce you to PubMed, the world’s premiere biomedical literature database. We will review the content of this database, planning and executing a search strategy, narrowing search results, finding full-text, and exporting results to a citation management program.

Copyright & Your Thesis
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7451490?hs=a
This workshop will provide guidance navigating the various copyright questions and decisions that come up during the capstone, thesis, or dissertation process regarding your rights and the rights of others. Whether you are including other people’s content, such as adapting graphs or images, reusing some of your own work, or publishing all or part of your manuscript before or after submitting, there are copyright considerations that can seem challenging and daunting to address. We’re here to help!

 

What is the recipe for making a successful cookbook? Join HHSL and Friedman Masters student Suzi Gerber, aka Chef Suzi, for a discussion and Q&A about her new cookbook, Plant-Based Gourmet.

Join us as we explore what goes into making a successful cookbook, how Suzi’s Friedman education impacts her work as an author/chef, and, of course, FOOD ! We’ll also learn more about how Suzi’s life experiences have shaped her perspectives on cooking, health and the power of plant-based eating. We will open the floor to any questions you might have!

Two lucky attendees (the first to sign up and attend, and a random attendee) will win a complimentary copy of Plant-Based Gourmet. As an “appetizer,”  we hope you enjoy Suzi’s *fabulous* “Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie” recipe!

To register for this event, please visit: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7307846?hs=a

A Zoom link and password will be sent to registrants one hour prior to the start time of the event. Join us at the table!

 

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What is mail delivery, and who can request it?

Hirsh Library has implemented a mail delivery service.  Students, faculty, and staff are able to request books from any Tufts library to be delivered to them by UPS. This service is meant to serve users who cannot come to campus to pick up their own requests during this time of COVID-19.

We are limited in providing this service to only mailing addresses in the United States. Because of issues with customs and the expense involved, we cannot ship to international destinations. If you need delivery internationally please contact us to discuss your needs further.

How do I request mail delivery?

Begin by searching for a book in JumboSearch. Once you have located your book, select Request Item (you will need to log in to see the Request Item button). Using the dropdown arrow under Pickup Location, select Home Address.

Requesting a book online in the library catalogUsing the dropdown menu to choose a delivery location of a library book from the online catalog

Once we have prepared your books for delivery, we will email you to ask you for your current mailing address, phone number, and email. We need this information to create a shipment for you in UPS. We will save your contact information in your library account until the end of the semester in order to facilitate any future deliveries we make to you. If your contact information changes at any point, please contact us at hhslcirc@tufts.edu before you make your next request. When you are finished with your books, just use the enclosed return mailing label and drop the book off at the UPS near you.

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pumpkin pie

Peggy Greb, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons; https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/14/Pumpkin_Pie.jpg

The smell of pumpkin pie from the oven…mashed potatoes…stuffing…and…WORKSHOPS!! Well, ok, maybe no food at this feast, but we do have a feast of workshops this November for you! We hope you’ll make yourself a heaping plate of delicious educational offerings this November!!

Workshops will be held on Thursdays from 12noon-1pm and will via Zoom. Registration for workshops is required.  A Zoom link and password will be sent to registrants one hour prior to the start time of the Workshop. 

If you have any questions about November workshops, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can’t wait to see you!

Essentials of Data Management (November 5)
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7045572
In this workshop, we will review best practices for naming, organizing, storing, depositing your research data, and creating a Data Management Plan. Managing your data before you begin your research and throughout its life cycle is essential to ensure its current usability and long-run preservation and access.

Zotero: the Basics (November 12)
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7045573
This session will introduce you to Zotero, a free citation management tool. With Zotero, you can:

•    collect references from web sites via your browser of choice
•    drag and drop PDFs to create references
•    generate in-text citations and bibliographies in Word documents
This session is for beginners – no previous experience required!

Copyright & Your Thesis (October 19)
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/7045574
This workshop will provide guidance navigating the various copyright questions and decisions that come up during the capstone, thesis, or dissertation process regarding your rights and the rights of others. Whether you are including other people’s content, such as adapting graphs or images, reusing some of your own work, or publishing all or part of your manuscript before or after submitting, there are copyright considerations that can seem challenging and daunting to address. We’re here to help!

 

Mini pumpkins in box that looks like a pumpkin patch

Although the Hirsh Pumpkin Patch is closed this year and we won’t be painting pumpkins together, we’d like to invite you to join us for a crafty study break over Zoom on Tuesday 10/27 at 4pm!

Pick up a pumpkin to decorate over the weekend or print out one of these coloring pages we’ve gathered and we can chat and craft along together. Have another project you’re working on or just want to socialize? You’re more than welcome to join us too! And if enough people are interested, perhaps we’ll play some Halloween trivia. Register here to get the Zoom link. 

Is something spookier more your speed? Join us on Thursday, 10/29 at 6pm for Scary Stories to Tell Over Zoom! Gather ’round our virtual campfire to hear some thrilling tales or regale everyone with your own ghostly yarn.

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re looking for yet another example of structural racism, discrimination, and exclusion, look no further than our traditional publishing system, which perpetuates inequitable restrictions on viewing, sharing, and building upon the research literature.  So, what opportunities exist to combat these forces?

For years, open access has been disrupting these norms and shattering the myth that locking articles behind paywalls is an effective means to communicate research.  Open access, in its most basic definition, is making research literature freely available on the Internet with few copyright or license restriction.  Open access journals take advantage of a variety of business models to financially support the value-added elements that publishing provides without sacrificing readership, collaboration, and innovation in its place.

We are celebrating Open Access Week October 19th – 25th this year.  In honor, join our open workshop, Where to Publish Open Access, and learn about finding open access journals to publish your work in (and do other things, like get involved in the editorial boards or become a peer reviewer).  We’ll talk about some general tips for identifying suitable journals, as well as specifically how to find appropriate open access publishing opportunities.

Post contributed by Judy Rabinowitz

 
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