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Reference when you need it!

ask-a-reference-librarian-buttonLibrarians are on hand just as you enter the lobby to answer your questions and help get you through the first hectic week of classes.  We will be available at our welcome table just to the right of our main staircase.

Stop by and say hello, ask any question that comes to mind, and help yourself to a bit of candy or a pen.   Remember, librarians will also be On Call throughout the semester to help find that elusive article, teach the ins and outs of our Delivery+ service, solve that pesky EndNote problem, and help find that citation to finish your paper.

Welcome back!

First EndNote Class on Sept. 17 – register now

Image of word "EndNote"... The first EndNote class will be held on Thursday, September 17th from 10-11:30am in HSL.    This is the beginning “no experience” class, tailored for those who are new to EndNote.  Learn how to download the EndNote software, use databases, such as PubMed, to populate your EndNote library; and how to instantly move references from EndNote into your Microsoft Word documents in virtually any citation style!   Register now!

Be sure to check out the rest of our courses on the Workshops page, and register while seats are still available.


Citation metrics, EndNote, Prezi, Google Drive… workshops for you!

Consider joining us this fall for workshops on citation metrics, EndNote, Prezi, and Google Drive. . Registration is required, so please register using the links at the HSL Workshops page.

Additional workshops are available on the North Campus in Lockwood Library. These include EndNote sessions; database training on SciFinder, Scopus, Knovel, and INSPEC & COMPENDEX; and patent searching for scientists and engineers.

Make your life easier – join us today!

Virtual Reference Shelf updates

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virtual_libraryCheck the AMA Manual of Style to format those references, or find the diagnostic code for attention deficit disorder.    Both questions can be answered with a few clicks of the mouse when you begin at HSL’s Virtual Reference Shelf.   Jump to the Writing section to find the AMA Manual, or to the Medicine section to locate the link to the DSM-5.   Browse our extensive list which also includes eBook collections and selected databases.

New items purchased since January 2015 have just been added.


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ClinicalKey Content Update July 2015

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ClinicalKey Content Updated through July 13, 2015

Journals Added – CK Global

Books Added – CK Global

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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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