Gutman Library has joined JSTOR’s Open Community Collections, an initiative that makes content from Special Collections around the world discoverable alongside relevant books, articles, and primary source materials on JSTOR.
Visit the website to browse the five collections: Textile Industry Postcards, Textile Trade Postcards, Textile Woodblocks, Philadelphia Postcards, and Textile and Costume Collection.
Learn more about Special Collections, search for a specific item, or browse each collection’s materials.
New PubMed is now the default. For those needing to finish a project, the National Library of Medicine is providing access to the legacy interface for a limited time. Please continue to submit feedback using the button on their site. Contact Scott Memorial Library for help at AskaLibrarian.
Take advantage of new features including:
Mobile friendly – Truly responsive design for a better mobile experience. Half of their users were already coming from mobile.
Quick cite – Cite feature to easily copy and paste a full citation in one of 4 styles, including AMA and APA.
Prev/Next buttons – Browse through results without needing to hit the back button and picking the next one off the results list.
Improved citation sensors – You should be able to more reliably copy and paste full citations into PubMed. Useful when you’re trying to pull full text from another paper’s reference list.
Enhanced synonymy – Type Parkinson’s, and it will search for Parkinsons, Parkinsonian, etc. It also provides better coverage of British and American variations. Caveat: check search details on the Advanced Search page to verify the variations are relevant.
Unlimited truncation – Systematic Reviewers will love unlimited truncation! It’s no longer limited to the first 600 variations when using the asterisks (*) with four or more initial characters, e.g., vacc* for vaccinates, vaccination, etc
Improved Best Match (ML) – The default sort order is “best match.” If you’re doing a systematic review, turn that off. It’s a machine-learning algorithm so it can change over time and is therefore not reproducible. Don’t use it for systematic reviews!
PolicyMap COVID-19 Quick Maps is a new, freely available application focused on answering crucial questions faced by communities dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 virus. Choose from predesigned maps with background blog posts or create your own.
They also provide a sneak peek at the beta platform coming soon to Jefferson’s PolicyMap (via Scott Library or Gutman Library). Improvements include data discovery, map customization, and increases in the number of zoom levels and layers in multilayer maps. Use Jefferson’s version for full access to proprietary indicators and to upload your own data.
Data in the COVID-19 maps, which are also available in the legacy app, include:
COVID-19 Daily Cases and Deaths (counts, rates, and weekly averages) as reported by the New York Times.
Social Vulnerability from the Centers for Disease Control. This includes an overall index created by the CDC, as well as the underlying four categories of indicators used by the CDC in the creation of this index: socioeconomic status, household composition, and disability status, minority status and language and, housing and transportation.
In the guide, you can find eBooks available in our collection on disability, gender and sexuality, and race and ethnicity.
You can also find videos on diversity & inclusion topics. The library has recently acquired access to Films on Demand, a collection of over 40,000 streaming videos, including many on topics such as LGBT, Race and Ethnicity, Sex and Gender, and Social Inequality. Additionally, the guide features videos on diversity & inclusion produced at Jefferson and archived in the Jefferson Digital Commons, Jefferson’s open access digital repository. These include recordings of the lecture series on Confronting Racism, Bias, and Social Injustice in Health Care.
In the guide’s section on research, you can learn how to search for diversity & inclusion-related research in PubMed. This section also includes a feed displaying the most recent articles appearing in PubMed on diversity & inclusion in medical education, health professions education, and life sciences education.
In the guide’s section on funding, you can find links to NIH diversity funding opportunities as well as tips for searching for diversity funding opportunities in the Pivot database.
The public health & medical eBook collection can be accessed anywhere and includes very recent publications from 2018 – 2020. The collection encompasses an extensive range of topics, including infectious diseases, health policy, forensic medicine, pharmacy, environmental health, child psychology, nutrition, and gender studies. Chances are if you are looking for an eBook on a medical or health topic, this collection has an eBook for you!
Explore the Collection There are a few ways you can access the collection:
Library liaisons from three universities distributed an anonymous survey to graduate occupational therapy students to gauge preferred methods of communication when conducting research. This article discusses three findings: whom the students prefer to turn to when seeking research assistance, which methods of communication students prefer, and how long students spend searching before asking for assistance. From 193 responses, the liaisons reasoned that students prefer consulting with their peers before seeking help from librarians or faculty or instructors and they prefer assistance face-to-face. Additionally, the majority are willing to research from 30 min to one hour before seeking research help.
As the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and public health crisis continues, it is essential to capture and preserve related research, academic and scholarly work, and personal stories crafted by our Jefferson community. Archiving this material will help researchers and historians learn and reflect, and allow public health experts to prepare for the future.
By preserving the work of our Jefferson family, we can study the pandemic’s impact on our healthcare system, teaching and learning institution, and the broader community.
Jefferson Libraries (Paul J Gutman Library & Scott Memorial Library) is already preserving COVID-19-related content by archiving Jefferson websites and social media content, capturing Jefferson’s official internal and external communications, and accepting Jefferson-produced research and scholarship on COVID-19. The latter is all publicly available in the Jefferson Digital Commons (JDC).
The JDC is a place to hear the stories, recount the milestones, capture the breakthroughs, and remember the voices of this pandemic. Stay up-to-date on the latest COVID-19 stories by visiting the JDC and clicking on the COVID-19 button often.
Submit Your COVID-19 Content To submit your scholarly work or research focused on COVID-19, contact us.
This May, the SML added 25 eBooks to our collection. Topics include biostatistics, pharmacology, and workplace ergonomics. One eBook is even co-authored by Dr. Anthony Fauci (Harrison’s Manual of Medicine)! Check out the list of new titles below or browse our complete eBook collection.
Reminder: Blackboard shuts down at Jefferson on June 30, 2020. Let the Academic Commons help transfer courses from Blackboard to Canvas at Canvas Camp workshops.
We originally conceived of Canvas Camp as an in-person event where you could focus on building a single course in Canvas over the course of one day. The pandemic forced us back the drawing board to reimagine Canvas Camp. Rather than a day-long event, we have imagined the event as a series of four scaffolded online workshops that build upon one another and provide participants with hands-on development of specific skills. Online workshops will be held on:
Tuesday, May 19 Friday, May 29 Monday, June 8 Tuesday, June 9
While the skills addressed in the workshops build upon previous workshops, you are free to treat them as stand-alone workshops when you register. For all workshops in the Re-imagined Canvas Camp, participants should focus on a single specific course. Course materials should be available from Blackboard, in the cloud, or on the participant’s personal computer.
Read each workshop description below and register for workshops HERE.
Canvas Camp: The Course Overview & Syllabus(Recommended order: 1 of 4) This workshop focuses on the first course components your students will see in a Canvas course: the home page, course overview, syllabus, and instructor information.
Update basic course details, instructor information, and post the syllabus
Learn to effectively use the features of the Rich Content Editor
Canvas Camp: Migrating Content from Blackboard to Canvas(Recommended order: 2 of 4) This workshop focuses on getting course content from Blackboard to Canvas, with attention to different approaches to migration depending on which elements of the course need to be copied and whether there are any issues with the size of course files.
Learn about characteristics of Blackboard courses that might complicate the migration of content to Canvas
Practice using a bulk file download or export to copy course content and/or files to Canvas
Canvas Camp: Using and Organizing Modules(Recommended order: 3 of 4) This workshop focuses on Modules, the basic organizing mechanism for all Canvas content. Based on how you structure your course (e.g. by week, topic, unit, etc.), you will practice setting up Modules to present and sequence your content for students.
Use Modules to contextualize and organize course content for easy access by the student
Learn about adaptive release features such as prerequisites and requirements to further customize students’ trajectory through the course
Canvas Camp: Creating and Grading Assignments(Recommended order: 4 of 4) This workshop focuses on the tools available to collect student work and assess student learning, including Assignments, Quizzes, and Rubrics. In addition to practice creating these components, you will explore the Gradebook and Canvas’ grading interface, SpeedGrader.
The Photography Services team of the Academic Commons is proud to present all Jeffersonians with a library of free stock images. The library includes photographs of people (students, faculty, etc.), places, and things (medical equipment, Jefferson branded items). Note: Not all images found on the PHOTO SERVICES website are free to download. Only images found in the free stock image gallery are accessible for free.
To download images from the free stock library: 1. Click on an image to enlarge 2. Hover over the upper left-hand corner of the image 3. Click on the last choice in the drop-down menu “DOWNLOAD” to download the image to your desktop
Please credit “Thomas Jefferson University Photography Services” when using these images.
Learn more about the Photography Services team at the Academic Commons and how they can help you! Services include medical, surgical, and research photography, studio and special event photography, photo retouching, passport photos, and more!
Today kicks off Preservation Week, a public awareness initiative that works to promote preservation and conservation. Preservation Week highlights the value that libraries and museums play in sharing history and providing perspective.
The history of Jefferson and African American graduates
Stories from Jefferson’s first women graduates
Celebrate Preservation Week by investigating your family history at Jefferson, discovering what Philadelphia was like in the 1800s, and exploring papers and notes from medical greats like Thomas Mütter, Samuel Gross, and George McClellan.
In the fall of 2019, the American Psychological Association (APA) introduced the 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual.
Significant changes in the 7th edition include details about citing online materials and the use of inclusive language. Continue reading for more highlights of the new APA manual and important comparisons to note from the earlier 6th edition.
In-text: First citation, number of authors
Three or more, use et al. after first author name
Three to five: list all authors, using & between last two authors
Six or more: first author name followed by et al.
Note: it may be necessary to spell out author names to disambiguate citations with et al.
Reference List: Digital object identifiers
Format: preceded by https://doi.org/ to complete URL
Format could vary, but consistent throughout a document
Hyperlinking was optional
Maximum number of authors before requiring an ellipsis:
APA 7th: 20 authors
APA 6th: six authors
Formatting: Title page for students: running head
APA 7th: not required
APA 6th: required
APA 7th: choice of six, exceptions apply (e.g., figures)
Post about a favorite resource, helpful library worker, book club, etc., or share about how the library has made a difference while you’ve been social distancing at home. Tag the Jefferson Libraries in your post and use hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek and #ThankYouLibraries.
Not on Twitter? Post on the ALA’s Facebook page and make sure to tag the Scott Memorial Library (@scottmemoriallibrary) and use the hashtags.
At the end of National Library Week, the American Library Association (ALA) will pick one post, and the contributor will win a $100 Visa gift card. The promotion ends Saturday, April 25, at noon. A winner will be announced on ALA.org.
History of National Library Week Created by the American Library Association (ALA) and the American Book Publishers, National Library Week started in 1957. The first National Library Week was observed in 1958 with the theme “Wake Up and Read!” The 2018 celebration marked the 60th anniversary of the first event.