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Quote – can you name the source?

earthevolutionposter “A question. Since before your sun burned hot in space and before your race was born, I have awaited a question.”

Students!  Can you identify the source of this quote?  The first correct answer to wins this Howard Hughes Medical Institute poster from the 2012 Holiday Lectures on Science, Changing Planet: Past, Present, Future. It illustrates how the Earth has evolved over the past 4.6 billion years, and highlights how that evolution influences biological evolution.  Size is about 23″x 29″.

(Note and your answer must be specific)

Reference librarians await.   Good luck!

ClinicalKey Content Update July 2015

ClinicalKey Content Updated through July 13, 2015

Journals Added – CK Global

Books Added – CK Global

Summer, Suntan and Sunburn – the facts!

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JAMA Online FirstCheck out JAMA’s patient page on Suntan and Sunburn for the best advice on how to treat sunburn, should you be out on the beach a little too long.   JAMA has a variety of patient pages, all free, through their Online First platform – everything from improving survival from cardiac arrest to information about powdered alcohol products.

Enjoy your summer safely!

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Delivery+ – what it can do for you!

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delivery-plus-thStill wondering about that “Delivery+” link?  What is it?  Why should I use it?

Check out this Delivery+ tutorial about submitting Delivery+ requests, and wonder no more.   Used effectively, this service to faculty, staff and students will save a boatload of time and make your research and study life much easier.

(Thanks to Erin Keenan, one of HSL’s Reference Students,  for this excellent instructional tool!)

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Journal Citation Reports releases 2014 citation data

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journalcitationreportsThe 2015 edition of Journal Citation Reports (JCR) – citation data for 2014 for literature within the sciences and social sciences - includes the integration of a new metric, the Journal Impact Factor Percentile; a Normalized Eigenfactor®; detailed analysis of underlying journal level data; an Open Access (OA) Filter; and a variety of user updates that allow for increased transparency and easier access to a greater amount of data.

This 40th annual edition features 11,149 journal listings in 237 disciplines; 82 countries are represented. A total of 272 journals received their first JIF; 53 percent of journals saw an increase in JIF from last year and 43 percent saw a decrease. Additionally, 39 journals were suppressed to ensure the integrity of the reports. Suppressed journals are re-evaluated after a year for reconsideration in the JCR.

Read more at Thomson Reuters Releases 40th Annual Journal Citation Reports.

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History of Medicine on TV!

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Channel 7 reporter Mike Randall stopped by HSL’s History of Medicine on Monday and spoke with Linda Lohr and Pam Rose.

As Linda Lohr explains, the motto of the collection is “chart the future by exploring the past.”   She also adds that the collection would be of particular interest to medical students:

“If you want to learn about the newest and shiniest instruments and the latest techniques, it really helps sometimes to learn about where they came from.”

So come on by, Monday-Friday between 9-5 and watch the video here.

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The Emergency Medical System (EMS) origins and honoring EMTs!

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EMS-Week-StrongJust like smartphones, the Emergency Medical System (EMS) has not always been an indispensable part of the health care system.

The Emergency Medical System was first developed in the early 1970s, and since has grown into an amazingly precise and synchronized service that gives any injured victim a much better chance for survival.

The origins of the EMS network are detailed in the May 21st issue of Circulating Now from the National Library of Medicine, and EMS week was celebrated from May 17th through 23rd to honor the dedication of those who provide emergency treatment on a daily basis.  EMS Strong is a 365 day initiative to increase visibility and further embed these critical lifesaving skills into the healthcare continuum.   Enjoy!


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HSL/APL summer hours May 18-August 30

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summerflowersHSL and APL begin our summer hours today.   Visit the HSL Hours and APL Hours pages for changes.

Mon-Thurs 8am-9pm
Friday 8am-5pm
Saturday 12 Noon-5pm
Sunday 1pm-9pm

Exceptions:  Memorial Day May 25th – CLOSED  Independence Day July 4th – CLOSED

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Therapy Dogs say “Thanks”!

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poster-excerpt-dogsA big “woof” to all the students who made our 8th Stress Relief event such a success at both HSL and Lockwood.    When therapy dogs come a-calling, they need humans to enrich the experience for both.  

If you have any comments about the UB Libraries Stress Relief events, just contact Pam Rose, 829-5722, or  Kathleen Quinlivan, 645-1326.

Have wonderful summer!   We’ll be back at the end of the Fall Semester!  

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