Category Archives: Students

April is National Autism Acceptance Month: Learn more with these 5 eBooks and video resources

Back in 1970, the Autism Society first launched Autism Acceptance Month. Every April, autism educators and experts use this time to educate the public, promote acceptance, and spark change around autism issues.

To help educate our community, check out these five digital resources:

Autism Genes [VIDEO]

The Boy in the Labyrinth: Poems

A Guide to Mental Health Issues in Girls and Young Women on the Autism Spectrum: Diagnosis, Intervention and Family Support

Making Friends at Work: Learning to Make Positive Choices in Social Situations for People with Autism

Personalized Food Intervention and Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorder Management

National Public Health Week (April 6-12): Helpful eBooks and Videos

April 6 – 12 is National Public Health Week, and to celebrate, we put together a list of eBook and video resources related to public health. Topics include public health nursing in the Jim Crow era, the role of technology in global public health, and how public health practices can improve equity.

Case Studies in Population and Community Health Management

Global Health and Social Justice Discussion: Meet the Founders of Partners in Health [VIDEO]

Health Equity and Nursing: Achieving Equity through Policy, Population Health and Interprofessional Collaboration

Introduction to Public Health

Population Health: Creating a Culture of Wellness

The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida

Technology and Global Public Health

JDC Quarterly Report: January – March 2021

Happy Spring, and welcome to another Jefferson Digital Commons Quarterly Report. Check out the report to read about what fellow colleagues, researchers, and students are up to!

Here are last quarter’s numbers:

  • 474 works posted 
  • 5,828 streams 
  • 201 countries visited the site 
  • 6,257 institutions accessed content

This quarterly report includes:

  • Articles
  • Dissertations
  • Grand Rounds and Lectures
  • JCPH Capstone Presentations
  • Journals and Newsletters
  • Know Diabetes by Heart Meetings
  • Library Resources
  • MPH COVID-19 Infographics (new!)
  • Posters 
  • Scholarly Inquiry Graphics
  • The Big in Big Data Symposium
  • What People are Saying About the Jefferson Digital Commons

Check out the Quarterly Report now.

Mask Up: Jefferson Students Create Infographics to Encourage Mask Wearing

Infographics can be powerful and influential tools in public health communication. A clear and appealing visual can quickly and effectively explain and encourage personal behavior changes to improve public health.

No public health communication has been more important this past year than the message of encouraging face mask-wearing to curb the spread of COVID-19.

To help encourage mask-wearing, graduate students in the Jefferson College of Population Health created infographics to encourage their fellow students and the public to mask up. Check out some of their infographics below and view the complete collection on the Jefferson Digital Commons (JDC). Share these infographics to help encourage mask-wearing!

“Have a Conversation: Wear a Mask” by Chalfin, Melanie; Hampton, Isabella; Kong, Wendy; and Meka, Sravani
“Guide to Mask Wearing 101” by Hason, LaiQuannah; Kinsey, Jeremiah; and O’Connor, Kevin
“The 3 Ws to Staying Safe On and Off Campus During COVID-19” Guth, Amanda; Kermitz, Matthew; Minke, Kate; and Patel, Raya

Check out the complete collection of infographics on the JDC.

25 eBooks for April: Topics include activism in architecture, fashion journalism, graphic design, and more

This April, we’re adding 25 eBooks to our digital collection. Issues discussed in this collection span a wide range of topics, including graphic design, the role that architecture can play in social equality and sustainability, fashion journalism, and more.

Check out the new titles below or visit our website to access the full online collection.

Activism in Architecture: Bright Dreams of Passive Energy Design

Affect and Embodied Meaning in Animation: Becoming-Animated

Beyond Greenwash? Explaining Credibility in Transnational Eco-Labeling

Choice Architecture: A New Approach to Behavior, Design, and Wellness

Construction Project Management: An Integrated Approach

Designing Social Equality: Architecture, Aesthetics, and the Perception of Democracy

Design to Renourish: Sustainable Graphic Design in Practice

Elements of Sustainable Architecture

Experimental Animation: From Analogue to Digital

Fashion Journalism

Fashion Marketing and Communication: Theory and Practice Across the Fashion Industry

Fast Fashion Systems: Theories and Applications

From Doxiadis’ Theory to Pikionis’ Work: Reflections of Antiquity in Modern Architecture

Graphic Design: Learn It, Do It

Graphic Design for Architects: A Manual for Visual Communication

Happy by Design: A Guide to Architecture and Mental Wellbeing

Historical Pattern Archive: Women’s Clothing 1837-1969

A History of Russian Exposition and Festival Architecture: 1700-2014

Human Health Benefits of Plant Bioactive Compounds: Potentials and Prospects

Infowhelm: Environmental Art and Literature in an Age of Data

Information Systems: What Every Business Student Needs to Know

Interior Design: A Global Profession

Jefferson’s Muslim Fugitives: The Lost Story of Enslaved Africans, Their Arabic Letters, and an American President

Making Architecture Through Being Human: A Handbook of Design Ideas

Reverse Design: A Current Scientific Vision from the International Fashion and Design Congress

ONE BOOK, ONE PHILADELPHIA: Join the university’s discussion of The Tradition on April 16

On Friday, April 16, join fellow Jeffersonians as the university participates in One Book, One Philadelphia. The city-wide event, organized by the Free Library of Philadelphia, encourages people to read and discuss The Tradition by Jericho Brown. Learn more and register for the university’s event:

One Book, One Philadelphia Discussion
Friday, April 16, 12-1 pm

Open to all, this virtual conversation will be facilitated by Dr. Jaymie Orphanidys, Director, Diversity Equity Inclusion Education, in the Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement. We will discuss topics covered in The Tradition, a Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of poems that explores racialized violence and the history of oppression in America while celebrating Black and queer experiences.

The event will be introvert-friendly, giving attendees the freedom to participate in the discussion however they wish (video on/off, speaking/using chat to comment, silently participating).

Once you register, visit this website to get your copy of The Tradition and learn more about the book and the city-wide One Book, One Philadelphia initiative.

Jefferson Login & ID confirmation screen getting a refresh

This news is shared on behalf of IS&T

The Jefferson login screen will get a new look on Monday, March 15, after 8 p.m. The refresh will not require any action by you, and will not change the function. You will still enter your username and password to access any of about 50 corporate applications.

The screen modification will align more closely with the look of other Jefferson applications. This message is for informational purposes. Email the Identity Management team if you have any questions or concerns.

Conducting research? The Research Support Newsletter can help you find tools, support & events related to research and publishing

The Spring 2021 edition of the Research Support Newsletter is here! In the report, you’ll find details on tools to assist with research and support available at every stage of the research and publication process. These resources are available to all Center City and East Falls faculty, clinicians, students, and staff through a site-wide license paid for by the Jefferson Libraries. 

Center City Newsletter
East Falls Newsletter

Check out the newsletter to learn more about:

  • LabArchives Inventory
  • Open Access Fund
  • Pivot-RP
  • SPSS27
  • NVivo Community
  • Preprints

Visit the Gutman and Scott websites to learn more about the support available to you.

New Month, New eBooks: Check out these 25 additions, covering fashion, urban planning, the role of race in midwifery, and much more

This March, our new additions span a wide range of topics. eBooks discuss fashion buying in the digital space, the role of African American midwives in the 20th century South, the history of Philadelphia, and much more. Check out the 25 titles below or browse our complete collection: Gutman or Scott.

Bad Advice: On Why Celebrities, Politicians, and Activists Aren’t Your Best Source of Health Information

Becoming Philadelphia: How an Old American City Made Itself New Again

Best Before: The Evolution and Future of Processed Food

Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter?

Buying Gay: How Physique Entrepreneurs Sparked a Movement

Culturally Competent Compassion: A Guide for Healthcare Students and Practitioners

Critical Ethnic Studies: A Reader

Ctrl Alt Delete: How Politics and the Media Crashed Our Democracy

Delivered by Midwives: African American Midwifery in the Twentieth-Century South  

Digital Research Methods in Fashion and Textile Studies

Digital Type Design for Branding: Designing Letters from Their Source

Disasters in Paradise: Natural Hazards, Social Vulnerability, and Development Decisions

Diversity in the Great Unity: Regional Yuan Architecture

Essential Essays, Volume 1: Foundations of Cultural Studies

Fashion and Psychoanalysis: Styling the Self

Fashion Buying and Merchandising: The Fashion Buyer in a Digital Society

Fashioning Identity: Status Ambivalence in Contemporary Fashion

Fast Facts in Health Information for Nurses

Finishing Our Story: Preparing for the End of Life

How to Read a Dress: A Guide to Changing Fashion from the 16th to the 20th Century

How to Read a Suit: A Guide to Changing Men’s Fashion From the 17th to the 20th Century

How States Shaped Postwar America: State Government and Urban Power

Galliano: Spectacular Fashion

Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, and Sexual Assault: Challenging the Myths

Trauma, Resilience, and Health Promotion in LGBT Patients: What Every Healthcare Provider Should Know

Thomas Jefferson University is now an ORCID Organizational Member: Create your ORCID record now

Since its introduction in 2012, Thomas Jefferson University Libraries has championed the use of ORCID iD to researchers, faculty, and students. The Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID) is a persistent digital identifier given to authors when they register for an account that allows researchers with similar names to be easily distinguished from one another by the scholarly and publishing community. An ORCID iD will follow an author throughout their career, creating a stable scholarly identity across name, location, and institutional affiliation changes. ORCID iDs play a large part in helping researchers to more securely and reliably claim their scholarly identity. 

Over the years, ORCID has become increasingly prevalent in all areas of research and scholarly communications. More than five million ORCID iDs have been created, and these iDs have increasingly become required by publishers and funders (such as the NIH). Many other systems have also incorporated ORCID iDs into their workflow, enabling the easy migration of content to and from ORCID to third-party vendors, such as the Pivot database, which uses an author profile to help researchers find grant funding. 

While any author, researcher or contributor can create an ORCID iD for free, the infrastructure that supports the platform relies on organizational membership to fund its operations. In addition to the knowledge that Thomas Jefferson University, along with over one thousand other ORCID members, is doing its part to support the global research community, this membership, which began for Jefferson on March 1st, comes with many additional benefits. 

All Jeffersonians creating scholarly work are encouraged to register for an ORCID iD. Shortly, through the Office of Faculty Affairs, TJU will introduce the Interfolio platform for faculty annual performance reviews, A/P/T, and other uses. Having an ORCID iD with a curated list of works will enable a smooth transition of publications from CV to Interfolio.

More detailed information about ORCID and how an ORCID iD can benefit all scholarly authors, including students and early career researchers, can be found by watching this video and reading the attached flyer. Thomas Jefferson University Libraries has also created a guide designed to help users create their ORCID iD and begin to import their scholarly activities, including publications, posters, and presentations.

New Popular Books Join the Collection: Autobiographies, Anti-Racist Readings, and NYT Best Sellers

It’s that time of year when we all need a break – we’re stressed with work, the weather is awful (seriously, how much more snow can we take?), and there are no exciting vacations or holidays to look forward to on the calendar. 

Escape from the To-Do list and give yourself a break by diving into a leisure book! We just added over 40 popular reading books to our collection, and highlights include autobiographies from pop culture icons, anti-racist and feminist readings, and New York Times best-selling novels.   

Check out a sample of titles below or browse the complete list on our website. Then stop into the library to borrow a book. Our leisure book collection is on the 1st floor. 

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Days of Distraction by Alexandra Chang

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall

The Meaning of Mariah Carey by Mariah Carey

Memorial Drive by Natasha Trethewey

The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

The Mountain Sings by Que Mai Phan Nguyen

Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X Kendi

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

Transcendent Kingdom Yaa Gyasi

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Give feedback on their Modernization Plan

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently launched an effort to modernize This project aims to “deliver an improved user experience” by updating both the public-facing website to make it easier for users to retrieve data and make changes to the protocols and systems used by those who submit information to the database. 

Whether you interact with as a clinical researcher providing information on your study, a systematic reviewer searching for unpublished studies, or a clinician or patient looking for relevant trials, you have the opportunity to add your voice to their modernization process. To register your willingness to provide feedback to the NIH, fill out this form. Indicate the aspects of the resource that you wish to discuss and the length of time you can and willing to speak with the NIH about this resource.

The NIH’s five-year modernization process for began in 2019 when the NLM Board of Regents established a Public Service Working Group to solicit and analyze feedback to implement resource changes. The working group began their process by putting out a broad public request for information, the results of which were provided to the public in an open meeting held during the Spring of 2020. Additional information gathering is currently being conducted as the working group decides what changes will be implemented. 

More details about their process can be found on the website by going to the modernization page.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week (Feb. 24–March 1): Five Resources to Gain Knowledge & Understanding

The last week of February is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness). The goal of the week is to shine the spotlight on eating disorders by educating the public, spreading a message of hope, and putting lifesaving resources into the hands of those in need.

To help with that goal, we put together a list of five items from our collection, including videos and eBooks. The resources cover the emotional, psychological, and physical impact of anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating disorders. Resources also use graphic medicine to cover the cultural and non-medical aspects of eating disorders.

The Clinical Guide to Fertility, Motherhood, and Eating Disorders: From Shame to Self-Acceptance

Eating Disorders

Encyclopedia of Feeding and Eating Disorders

Gender, Eating Disorders, and Graphic Medicine

The Psychology of Eating Disorders

February is American Heart Month: 4 Heart Health Resources

February marks American Heart Month, a time when doctors and public health professionals highlight the importance of heart health. The goal is to raise awareness of heart disease, which is the number 1 killer of Americans.

The four resources below highlight the differences in heart health according to demographics, including gender and race, and give perspective into what it’s like being a refugee seeking health care in America.

American Heart

Gender Differences in the Pathogenesis and Management of Heart Disease

Heart of the Matter: Key Concepts in Cardiovascular Science

Keeping Heart: A Memoir of Family Struggle, Race, and Medicine

February eBooks: 26 titles join our collection (LGBTQ mental health, costume design, art therapy, etc.)

This month we’re adding 26 titles to our collection. These books span a range of topics, including costume design, art therapy, cancer rehabilitation, LGBTQ mental health, and more.

Check out the new titles below or browse our complete collection here (SML) or here (Gutman).

Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists

Adaption for Animation: Transforming Literature Frame by Frame

Art Therapy Practices for Resilient Youth: A Strengths-Based Approach to at-Promise Children and Adolescents

Assessment in Speech-language Pathology: A Resources Manual

The Atlas of Emergency Medicine

The Atlas of Emergency Radiology

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

Cancer Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice

Clinical Chemistry: Principles, Techniques, and Correlations

Cognitive Communication Disorders

Costume Design for Video Games: An Exploration of Historical and Fantastical Skins

Cultural and Religious Sensitivity: A Pocket Guide for Health Care Professionals

Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Geriatrics

Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment (2021)

Essential Psychotherapies: Theory and Practice

Handbook of Pediatric Orthopaedics

Handbook of Perinatal and Neonatal Palliative Care: A Guide for Nurses, Physicians, and Other Health Professionals

Integrative Medicine

LGBTQ Mental Health: International Perspectives and Experiences

Ma and Mateer’s Emergency Ultrasound

The Maternal Health Crisis in America: Nursing Implications for Advocacy and Practice

Mathematics for the Clinical Laboratory

Professional Guide to Diseases

Thoracic Imaging the Requisites


Williams Obstetrics