In February, the library conducted a one-week in-library survey to learn your thoughts about the library space. One hundred and eighty three surveys were completed, 95% of these by students. We learned that when you are in the library, you want a quiet, comfortable place to work with no distractions. You may use one of the library’s computers, or find a space with an outlet to plug in your own device. A number of you prefer larger tables with room to spread out. A majority, 67%, responded that you sit in the same area of the library, if it is available, every time you visit.
Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination is now in its Fifth Edition and features updated content and visuals. New clinical skills videos aid in students’ preparation for Objective Structured Clinical Examinations, or OSCEs
Congratulations to all NIH-supported investigators who have achieved 100% compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy! For those who may have non-compliant publications, a new easy-to-use guide, Steps for Retroactive Compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy, is available on the HSLS Scholarly Communication LibGuide. Click on the NIH Public Access Policy tab and select either the MS Word document or the PDF version in the HSLS Tips section in the upper left corner.
The depiction of human anatomy often brings to mind the precise illustrations found in the classic Gray’s Anatomy textbook. At the opposite end of the spectrum are contemporary artists who portray human anatomy through unconventional modes and techniques. A new Falk Library exhibit, Anatomy as Art, displays artistic interpretations of human anatomy via unique mediums (balloons, crochet, flower petals, edibles), as well as more familiar methods (photography, sculpture, paint). The exhibit is on display in the lobby outside the Falk Library entrance through May 31.
If your research topic requires a literature search, statistics, reference books, or other major resources, the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) “Subject Guides on Selected Topics” may be the right tool for you. This Web site provides practical, easy-to-use guides that are designed to help you locate information on health statistics, drug information, conference proceedings, and library statistics.
Recent guidelines from federal agencies, institutions, and journal publishers encourage researchers to share their raw data. Shared data can be located in places such as repositories or on departmental Web sites, and their use requires the inclusion of a citation in a manuscript’s reference list, as would be done with a journal article or book.
The HSLS Staff News section includes recent HSLS presentations, publications, staff changes, staff promotions, degrees earned, etc.
Nancy Tannery, senior associate director, was elected chair of the Medical Library Association’s Leadership and Management Section. Tannery will serve a three year term as Chair-Elect, Chair, and Past Chair.
HSLS offers classes on database searching, software applications such as Prezi, bibliographic management, molecular biology and genetics, and library orientations. For more information, visit the online course descriptions.