Tag Archives: Library

On the Shelf (August 2015)

For work…

qualitybydesign_cover_aug2015newsletterQuality by Design for Biopharmaceutical Drug Product Development, Jameel Feroz, Susan Hershenson, Mansoor A. Khan, Sheryl Martin-Moe (editors)

Location: Electronic (http://library.tufts.edu:80/record=b2783299~S1)

From the publisher: “Provides an authoritative, detailed and clear explanation of QbD [Quality by Design] principles and its applications/implications for the development and commercialization of biopharmaceutical drug product for the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Demonstrates how QbD is used for formulation development ranging from screening of formulations, to developability assessment, to development of lyophilized and liquid formats.”

And leisure…

wrongplace_rich_cover_aug2015newsletterWrong Place, Wrong Time: Trauma and Violence in the Lives of Young Black Men, by John A. Rich

Location: On order for Hirsh Health Sciences Library

Each year, Tufts University School of Medicine and Tisch College choose a Common Book for incoming medical students. This year’s selection, Wrong Place, Wrong Time: Trauma and Violence in the Lives of Young Black Men, is authored by John Rich, Professor at the Drexel University School of Public Health and former medical director of the Boston Public Health Commission. Dr. Rich also worked as a primary care physician at Boston Medical Center, where he created and directed the Young Men’s Health Clinic. An author presentation and discussion is scheduled for Wednesday, October 7th from 1-2 PM in the Sackler Auditorium. Multiple copies of this book are on order for the Hirsh Health Sciences Library, so check the library catalog.

actsoffaith_patel_cover_aug2015newsletterActs of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation, by Eboo Patel

Location: HHSL Book Stacks E 184 M88 P38 2010

A Common Book is also selected for the incoming undergraduate students. Multiple copies of this year’s selection are currently available at the library.

-Laura Pavlech

PubMed Tip of the Month (August 2015)

http---library.tufts.edu-screens-finditattufts Use the ‘PubMed@Tufts’ link to access PubMed from either on or off campus. This will enable you to easily access full text articles available through Tufts Libraries. When you wish to access the full text of an article in PubMed, click on the title of the article and look for the blue ‘Find It@Tufts’ button at the top of the column on the right side of the page. This will either bring you directly to the article or to a page where you can search for the journal in our library catalog.

-Laura Pavlech

Notes from the Library… (August 2015)

lauraPavlech-253x300Hello! I am the new liaison librarian to the Sackler School, Laura Pavlech. I joined Hirsh Health Sciences Library in May of this year. I am excited to return to Tufts, where I attended veterinary school, and work with the health sciences students, faculty and staff. You may be wondering what a librarian can do for you. I think of my job as helping people find, organize and use the resources available to them at Tufts and beyond… here are a few examples of the types of questions that I can answer:

  • Find journal articles: Whether you are investigating a new topic or preparing to write the introduction section of your thesis, I can help you choose which databases to use, and construct a good search strategy.
  • Find protocols & methods: Have you been asked to use a technique about which you know nothing? I can show you where to find books, journals and videos devoted to in-depth descriptions of scientific protocols and methods.
  • Find chemical & drug information: Want to find property data, similar molecules or patents for a chemical compound? I can direct you to the best resources for chemical and drug information, and teach you how to search these resources.
  • Find data & health statistics: Do you need to find a data set to utilize in your research, or health statistics to support a grant proposal? I can assist you in locating publicly available data sets and health statistics.
  • Organize your citations: Learn how to use a citation manager, such as EndNote or RefWorks, to store references and journal articles, and insert formatted citations into Word documents.
  • Establish your research identity: I can show you how to find journal Impact Factors, citation counts, and other metrics that can help you demonstrate the impact of your work to funders and prospective employers.
  • Maintain compliance with funder public access policies: What are public access policies, does my funder have a public access policy, and when I publish, what do I need to do to comply with these policies?

There is a lot of information out there and more is being created every day. Part of becoming a good scientist is learning how to find and use the information that you need in an efficient and effective manner. I (hopefully!) can help you do that:

  • Office hours: Beginning August 31st, I will have weekly office hours for which you can either schedule an appointment or just drop by. My office is located on 6th floor of the Sackler building.
  • Scheduled consultations: You can contact me via phone (617-636-0385) or email (pavlech@tufts.edu) to schedule an appointment at a time that is convenient for you.
  • Research guides: The library has several research guides that can direct you to the resources that you need, and may also help you answer some of the questions I described above. Check out the Biomedical Sciences Research Guide (http://researchguides.library.tufts.edu/biomedical_research), or the complete list of guides (http://researchguides.library.tufts.edu/hhsl).