Location: HHSL Book Stacks, Sackler, 5th Floor, QA40.A34 2014
Authored by a Tufts biology professor, this is a handbook of measurements, calculations and quantitative skills for use at the bench. The book describes various mathematical principles, basic statistics, and tasks involving numbers, such as calibrating lab equipment and making solutions.
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life, by Ed Yong
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.
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Stories from the Shadows: Reflections from a Street Doctor, by James J. O’Connell
Location: HHSL Book Stacks, Sackler, 5th Floor, WA 300 O18s 2015
A collection of stories and essays by the president of Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program; this year’s common reading book for the School of Medicine. The author will speak at 4 PM on Monday, September 12th in the Sackler Auditorium.
This handbook is designed to teach the fundamentals of experimental design. The author, who is the executive director of the Muscle Diseases and Aging Initiative at the Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research, held a workshop on campus in May.
Set in an English village on the cusp of World War I, this novel tells the story of a woman selected to be the first female Latin teacher in the local school. A little ponderous and predictable, but an easy summer read.
The redesign of the library’s website eliminated pages dedicated to each school in favor of individual ‘guides’. You can access the Sackler School Biomedical Sciences Resource Guide either directly via the link above or by choosing ‘Biomedical Sciences’ from the Find drop-down menu on the HHSL homepage (http://hirshlibrary.tufts.edu/). This guide includes resources for finding journal articles, chemical and drug information, and protocols. The guide also links to other library guides of interest. I will be modifying this guide over the summer to ensure that it provides easy access to library resources. Please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or suggestions!
Pulitzer-Prize winning biologist and Harvard emeritus professor Edward O. Wilson shares advice and autobiographical anecdotes from his long career. The author of several books on entomology and conservation, as well as memoir, Wilson was name one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Americans in 1995.
This research analysis tool, integrated with Web of Science, provides performance statistics for authors, journals and articles for 22 subject fields. Essential Science Indicators can answer questions like: who are the most-cited authors in my field; what journals publish the top papers in my field; what is the average number of citations per article in my field; or what is the minimum number of citations that my article needs to receive to be in the 10% percentile in my field?
Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for fiction and numerous other awards, this book tells the parallel, and eventually intersecting, stories of a girl in France and a boy in the German army during World War II.
Career Options for Biomedical Scientists, edited by Kaaren Janssen & Richard Sever
Location: HHSL Book Stacks, Sackler, 5th Floor, W21 J35 2015
This books begins with a brief introduction of why PhDs should consider careers beyond traditional academic positions and then delves into the alternatives, including teaching at an undergraduate or liberal arts institution, management consulting or science policy. Each chapter, authored by an individual working in the field, provides a description of the job options, required qualifications, and advice on applying and interviewing for positions in the field.
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, by Jeff Hobbs
Recipient of many accolades, this book tells the story of a man from East Orange, New Jersey who studied molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale, but never quite managed to move beyond the neighborhood of his youth, and ultimately met an untimely death. Written by his roommate at Yale, this book provides an intimate and thought-provoking portrait of a life.
Video collection of seminar style lectures by leading scientists on the fundamentals and latest research in a variety of areas, including: cancer, cell biology, immunology and pharmacology. Separate subject area devoted to methods.
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.
Making Nature: The History of a Scientific Journal, by Melinda Baldwin
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.
Collection of engineering and applied science reference books and databases. While this collection is designed for engineers, it does cover biochemistry, biotechnology and pharmaceutical topics. A unique search feature of Knovel allows you to find data within tables, graphics and equations. Two particularly useful resources in this collection are Knovel Critical Tables and the Biology Data Book. Knovel Critical Tables are a set of interactive tables of constants and physical, electrical and thermodynamic properties. The Biology Data Book is an old, but indispensable resource that provides basic biomedical data for biological substances and hundreds of organisms, including humans and common laboratory species.
Room, by Emma Donoghue
Location: HHSL Leisure Reading Fiction D687
This 2010 novel, told from the perspective of a 5-year boy, tells the story of a woman and her son held captive in a single room. This riveting and thought-provoking book has recently been made into a movie.
This companion novel to To Kill a Mockingbird was published this past summer amidst controversy surrounding its discovery and contrary reviews. Now you can read it for yourself. Two copies available in the leisure reading section located on Sackler 4.