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Holiday Hours

Our hours for the Thanksgiving week are as follows: Monday November 24th: CLOSE at 10pm Tuesday November 25th: 7am-10pm Wednesday November 26th: 7am-7pm Thursday November 27th: CLOSED Friday November 28th: CLOSED

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Explore New Trials

The library is trying a few new resources, Amirsys  and Visible Body. The trial is available until December 31, 2014. Try them out and tell us what you think.   “…image-intensive, expert content provide online problem-solving solutions and reference books … Continue reading

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Ebola Information

Whenever there is big news like the Ebola outbreak, all kinds of information can be found on the web, some of it reliable and valid, some false and misleading. It is important to consider the source. The Washington Post recently reported on self-published … Continue reading

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A Voyage to Health

Another National Library of Medicine exhibit will be visiting the Ginsburg Health Sciences Library. Starting September 15th and staying until October 25th, A Voyage To Health explores the resurgence of Native Hawaiian culture to heal the soul of the community … Continue reading

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Language Learning

We now have a trial for AtoZebra Language through 5/31/14. Select the ‘Anonymous Log In’ option to begin. Make your selections: Components: I speak: Choices are: American English, Castilian Spanish,Latin American Spanish, French, German I am learning: Choices are: American … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Philosophy

Come see our exhibit on the connections to Renaissance medicine and philosophy in the Harry Potter novels! We have put together a display of images and materials in the library’s four exhibit cases, many of which come from Temple University … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Exhibit

Come see the exhibit to learn more about the historical connections in the stories. In addition to the National Library of Medicine display we have put together a display of additional images and materials in the library’s cases, many of … Continue reading

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Harry Potter’s World exhibit

An exhibition developed and produced by the Exhibition Program at the National Library of Medicine. In 1997, British author J. K. Rowling introduced the world to Harry Potter and a literary phenomenon was born. Millions of readers have followed Harry to … Continue reading

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Database Enhancements

New Year Updates Several of the databases that we subscribe to have a new look for the New Year. The content hasn’t changed but the layout has. The design changes make it easier to find the content within. Here’s just … Continue reading

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Winter Break Hours

The Ginsburg Library will have modified hours for the Holiday break starting December 21st.         December Saturday December 21: 9am-5pm Sunday December 22: 10am-6pm Monday December 23: CLOSED Tuesday December 24: CLOSED Wednesday December 25: CLOSED Thursday December 26: 9am-5pm … Continue reading

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MDConsult Transition

MDConsult is being discontinued and will end in June 2014. In preparation for this change we have created a guide to help you locate the resources you are used to finding in MDConsult. The library has made every effort to … Continue reading

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New PubMed feature

PubMed Commons A new pilot project from NLM will allow you to comment on abstracts in PubMed.  While in the closed pilot phase there is a limited list of potential participants based on specific organizations. Check to see if you … Continue reading

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Thieme Clinical eBooks

The library has purchased the Thieme Clinical Collections from 2010 to the present. Over 100 titles are included. Use the library catalog to look for a title, then click the “access electronic resource” link under Link to Additional Content to … Continue reading

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Fall Hours and Labor Day Weekend

The Ginsburg Health Sciences Library will start transitioning to Fall hours the week of August 11th. Week of the 11th the library will be open: Sunday August 11: 1pm-10pm Monday-Thursday August 12-15: 7am-12am Friday August 16: 7am-10pm Saturday August 17:9am-10pm … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Weekend Hours

The Ginsburg Health Sciences Library will be open with modified hours for the Memorial Day Weekend. Friday, May 24 — Close at 7:00pm Saturday, May 25 — 9:00am – 5:00pm Sunday, May 26 — 10:00am – 7:00pm Monday, May 27 CLOSED … Continue reading

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EBSCO Database Trials

We have a few EBSCO health sciences resources for a short period of time. DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by physicians. It contains more than 3,200 topics. Editors monitor over 500 medical journals on a daily basis. The … Continue reading

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DynaMed Trial

We now have a 30 day trial to the database DynaMed  Try it out and let us know what you think. DynaMed is a clinical reference tool containing evidence based content. DynaMed contains: Clinically organized summaries of over 3200 topics Evidence … Continue reading

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Try this iPad app

Do you have an iPad? Would you like an app that will help you find and organize journals that are of interest to you? We have been given an opportunity to try BrowZine, an iPad app that connects to many … Continue reading

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Psychiatry Books Online

Psychiatry Online makes a free pdf available through their Book of the Month feature. The Temple Libraries subscribe to Psychiatryonline.org. Each month a free pdf version of a highlighted title will be available. This month, March, the title is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy … Continue reading

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NEW! Book Scanner

The Ginsburg Library has a new book scanner on the lower level of the library near the printer. This scanner makes it easy to copy book pages. Place the book face up on the scanner. Follow instructions that display on … Continue reading

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NIH Public Access Policy

News is buzzing about the new NIH Public Access Policy. There will be stricter standards starting this July. http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-12-160.html Here are a few news items about the new policy: From the Whitehouse SPARC applauds the policy  Here are some specific … Continue reading

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On Display at Ginsburg Library

“The Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital: History and Influence.” is on display at the Ginsburg Library. This exhibit was inspired by the traveling exhibit from The National Library of Medicine, “Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons” which was previously at … Continue reading

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Anatomy Resources Online

Did you know that in addition to the many anatomy books in print the library also has online resources? Find these listed under the Multimedia heading on the Health Sciences website. Primal Pictures (OvidSP)-3D images, quizzes Anatomy and Physiology Online (OvidSP)-guided learning Search … Continue reading

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USMLE Easy

The library has a new subscription! USMLE Easy available now. Helps you prepare for the USMLE Step1, Stp 2 CK and Step 3. Create your own account Practice at your own pace Customize practice exams Track performance Thousands of online questions, … Continue reading

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Try “Clinical Key”

ClinicalKey from Elsevier Trial available until December 30, 2012 Access to current medical and surgical content including:  First Consult  Top journals  Best-selling medical and surgical books  Thousands of medical videos, millions of images, and much more content across 12 distinct content … Continue reading

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Follow Us on Twitter

The Health Sciences Libraries are on Twitter Follow @templehslibs We will be Tweeting facts about our exhibition “Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons”. Be sure to come by to see it in December and January along with our new … Continue reading

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“Opening Doors” Exhibit

        The Ginsburg library will be hosting the traveling exhibition, “Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons” On display: mid-December, 2012-early February, 2013 This is an exhibition celebrating the contributions of African American academic surgeons to medicine … Continue reading

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PubMed YEP

PubMed is currently in the stage where it will not be receiving indexed Medline citations. This happens every year during “Year End Processing.” Read an earlier post “Medline Updates” for more information. Have more questions about MEDLINE or PubMed? Contact … Continue reading

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Sustainability Week

For all of our environmentally conscious Health Science campus students and staff, now’s a great time to acquaint yourself with many of the events associated with Temple University’s Annual Sustainability Week. There’s plenty of activities one can do, either from at home or at your … Continue reading

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Secure Your Laptop

The Ginsburg Library recently completed installation of laptop lock anchors in 180 student study carrels.  See the pictures below. It’s quick and easy. These anchors are available for you to use now with your own cable. The library will have … Continue reading

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PubMed Questions?

Have questions about PubMed? Wonder if you are using all the features available? Want some help? Schedule a session with one of the reference librarians. We also offer training sessions in our computer lab. Schedules are posted on the website … Continue reading

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MEDLINE Updates

Every year the National Library of Medicine updates Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and Substance Names on existing MEDLINE citations. For a short period of time, starting in November, citations in PubMed will not be fully indexed. This means that searches … Continue reading

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Website Redesign!

The Health Sciences Libraries have a new website, library.temple.edu/hsl. Some of the new features include: “Quick Search” boxes for PubMed, Journals, Databases and Books. A Quick Links sidebar on the left highlighting some of the most commonly used resources and … Continue reading

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