SML: Lexicomp Refresh Drops IE Support

We’re delighted to announce that Lexicomp® Online has a fresh, new look, designed so that you can find the medication information and the answers you need faster and more easily.

The site will no longer be compatible with Internet Explorer (IE7 or IE8). Please use the Chrome browser.

Starting July 1, 2019, you will discover:

  • Streamlined home page navigation
    • In the blue navigation bar atop every page: Clinical tools like Interactions and Trissel’s IV Compatibility, monographs and patient education
    • Access all other resources from More clinical tools on the home page
  • Enhanced readability of monographs – easier to scan, navigate, and read
  • Enhanced clinical tools with improved display

SML: Check out the 24 new e-Books to join our virtual shelves

Summer is here, and with it comes 24 new e-books at the SML!

This month’s titles cover quite an array of topics, including competency training in health care, the stigma of drug addiction, and the role museums can play in public health! Check out the titles below, and view our complete collection here.

Atlas of Fetal Ultrasound: Normal Imaging and Malformations

Breast Imaging

Contemporary Transoral Surgery for Primary Head and Neck Cancer

Curriculum for Culturally Responsive Health Care: The Step-by-Step Guide for Cultural Competence Training

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Project

Drug discovery approaches for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders: Alzheimer’s disease

The Health Professions Educator: A Practical Guide for New and Established Faculty

Museums, Health and Well-Being

The Nurse Educator’s Guide to Assessing Learning Outcomes (4th ed.)

Pathology of Female Cancers: Precursor and Early-Stage Breast, Ovarian and Uterine Carcinomas

PET and PET/CT: A Clinical Guide

Potter’s Pathology of the Fetus and Infant: 2- Volume Set

Principles of Developmental Genetics (second edition)

Reconstructive Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity

Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Professionals (4th ed.)

The Stigma of Addiction: An Essential Guide

Strengthening Family Resilience, Third Edition

Spinal Cord Medicine

Textbook of Diabetes and Pregnancy

Uterine Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (second edition)

Vascular Surgery: Principles and Practice

Virtual Simulation in Nursing Education

Women’s Gynecologic Health

Women’s Reproductive Mental Health Across the Lifespan

JDC adds over 1,800 historical photos of Jefferson (Center City & East Falls)

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the Jefferson Digital Commons (JDC) just added about 2 million to its collection!

The JDC recently uploaded two collections of historic photographs of Jefferson, capturing moments from both the Center City and East Falls campuses. (The East Falls collection includes pictures of the former Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science.) 

A military physician in a jeep at the edge of a desert near Cairo, Egypt at Base Hospital No. 38 Creation date: 1942

The Center City collection covers a range of topics, primarily military medicine (Vietnam, WWI,WWII), students (mostly nursing and medical from the late 1890s onward), Jefferson buildings (architectural drawings, aerial views, and construction photographs), and faculty portraits and photographs. These photos were previously only accessible via the PHDIL database. Check out the complete Center City collection here.

Cheerleaders from the Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science
Creation Date: 1964

The East Falls collection includes yearbook photos from the Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science and offers a glimpse into life at the school between the 1920s – 80s. Highlights include photos of the 1925 men’s basketball team, a swanky 1950s holiday dance, and a 1980s homecoming queen. View the East Falls collection here. Check back frequently, as this collection continues to grow!

 

Emergency Room, Jefferson Medical College Hospital
Creation Date: 1979

 

 

 

Freshmen Fabric Design Students of the Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science
Creation Date: 1975

Nurses in the recreation room at the Martin Nurses’ Residence
Creation Date: 1959

The Jefferson Digital Commons is a service of Thomas Jefferson University’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). The Commons is a showcase for Jefferson books and journals, peer-reviewed scholarly publications, unique historical collections from the University Archives, and teaching tools. 

New to clinical research at Jefferson? Don’t miss this event

A Road Map to Clinical Research at Jefferson
Join the Jefferson Clinical Research Institute for a half-day course that will teach you the prerequisites for conducting compliant research at Jefferson. Content includes the responsibilities of the research team, navigation of university systems, and necessary approvals and requirements for study implementation.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 18, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
WHERE:  BLSB 105

This event is free to Jefferson employees. For more information or to RSVP visit MyJeffHub.

SML’s Anatomical Models Draw Crowds at Philadelphia Science Festival

Nothing quite gets your attention like a life-size mannequin, bones and all.

Jefferson staff learned that earlier this month when the university participated in the annual Philadelphia Science Festival, a city-wide celebration of STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics. The SML’s anatomical models were on full display, and the attention-grabbing props drew a crowd.

Using the models, Jefferson staff led games like, “Can You Hear the Sound of Science?” and “What’s Inside the Human Body?,” which taught participants about anatomy and science using hands-on activities.

Over 30,000 Philadelphians attended the event, and we’re glad that library resources were used to engage the Philadelphia community in fun, hands-on activities that demonstrated the importance of science in our everyday lives.

Check out the anatomical models for yourself! View our collection online, and visit the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of the library to borrow a model. (Models must stay within the library, unless for a special occasion.)

 

It’s Amnesty Week at Scott Memorial Library!

You forgot? We forgive!

It’s Amnesty Week at Scott Memorial Library (May 13 –18), which means it’s your chance to return any overdue library materials without paying the fines.

Simply return your overdue materials to the Service Desk along with at least one non-perishable food item or personal hygiene product to donate to the Ramily Market. Items must be returned to the 2nd Floor Service Desk. Items cannot be left at the Book Drop.

The Ramily Market is a free resource center stocked with food and hygiene products for Rams in need.

The Ramily Market needs the following materials:

  • Grains (packaged pasta, quinoa, rice, cereal, oatmeal)
  • Fruit (canned fruit, dried fruit, apple sauce)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Meat (canned tuna, chickpeas, beans)
  • Canned Vegetables

And personal items, including:

  • Menstrual Products
  • Soaps and Cleansers
  • Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
  • Packaged Toilet Paper and Tissues

Note: This offer does not apply to lost or damaged items borrowed from Scott Library. This offer is only valid the week of May 13– May 18, 2019, but includes late fee forgiveness for any materials borrowed previously to or during Amnesty Week.

To learn more about the Ramily Market, visit Jefferson Today.

Pivot adds options calendar and download options

Pivot, a database of current funding opportunities, now offers two new features to manage results once logged into your account. You can download them in standard formats: HTML, Excel, ASCII, or tagged text. And you can display them on a calendar, either within Pivot, downloading them as static entries for your calendar, or as a dynamic subscription in your calendar that will reflect updated or new opportunities. Access Pivot via Scott Library or Gutman Library. To get the most out of Pivot, request a consultation with a librarian at Scott or Gutman.

Gutman Library: It’s Amnesty Week!

You forgot? We forgive!

It’s Amnesty Week at Gutman Library (April 29 – May 4), which means it’s your chance to return any overdue library materials without paying the fines.

Simply return your overdue materials to the Circulation Desk along with at least one non-perishable food item or personal hygiene product to donate to the Ramily Market. Items must be returned to the Circulation Desk. Items cannot be left at the Book Drop.

The Ramily Market is a free resource center stocked with food and hygiene products for Rams in need.

The Ramily Market needs the following materials:

  • Grains (packaged pasta, quinoa, rice, cereal, oatmeal)
  • Fruit (canned fruit, dried fruit, apple sauce)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Meat (canned tuna, chickpeas, beans)
  • Canned Vegetables

And personal items, including:

  • Menstrual Products
  • Soaps and Cleansers
  • Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
  • Packaged Toilet Paper and Tissues

Note: This offer does not apply to lost or damaged items borrowed from Gutman Library. This offer is only valid the week of April 29 – May 4, 2019, but includes late fee forgiveness for any materials borrowed previously to or during Amnesty Week.

To learn more about the Ramily Market, visit Jefferson Today.

Research smarter with EndNote, a citation management tool

Leave behind the tedious work of formatting bibliographies, finding full text, and searching for references with EndNote! 

EndNote is a reference management software that gives you back time to do what matters most – research and publish your work. With EndNote, you can save references from databases and websites, organize sources with tags and folders, and create in-text citations and bibliographies within Microsoft Word. The tool provides the option to share references with colleagues.

To install and start using EndNote, download the software and visit the library guide for tips. EndNote joins Jefferson’s other citation management options, F1000Workspace and RefWorks.

Contact Ask-A-Librarian with any questions about EndNote.

Scott News: Check out the 18 e-Books to join our collection this April

From culturally competent nursing care to common skin disorders in adults and legal aspects of health care management, our selection of new e-Books covers a range of topics and there’s something for everyone! Read the list of new titles below and check out the complete catalog here.

Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Review Manual (3rd ed.)
https://login.proxy1.lib.tju.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1444106

Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice
https://login.proxy1.lib.tju.edu/login?url=https://www.r2library.com/Resource/Title/1635930200

Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Nursing (8th ed.)
https://login.proxy1.lib.tju.edu/login?url=https://www.r2library.com/Resource/Title/0826144330

Curbside Consultation in Retina: 49 Clinical Questions (2nd ed.)
https://login.proxy1.lib.tju.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1907865

Delivering Culturally Competent Nursing Care: Working with Diverse and Vulnerable Populations (2nd ed.)
https://login.proxy1.lib.tju.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1935733

Drug-Induced Diseases: Prevention, Detection and Management
https://login.proxy1.lib.tju.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1948175

Emery and Rimoin’s Principles and Practice of Medical Genetics and Genomics: Foundations (7th ed.)
https://login.proxy1.lib.tju.edu/login?url=https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/book/9780128125373

Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology (8th ed.)
https://login.proxy1.lib.tju.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1914992

Essentials of Health Behavior: Social and Behavioral Theory in Public Health (3rd ed.)
https://login.proxy1.lib.tju.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1879683

Ethics and Health Care
https://login.proxy1.lib.tju.edu/login?url=https://login.proxy1.lib.tju.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139058575

Evidence-Based Medicine: How to Practice and Teach EBM (5th ed.)
https://login.proxy1.lib.tju.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1836719

Goodheart’s Photoguide to Common Pediatric and Adult Skin Disorders (4th ed.)
https://login.proxy1.lib.tju.edu/login?url=https://www.r2library.com/Resource/Title/1451120621

Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care: Your Patients Are Waiting
https://login.proxy1.lib.tju.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1925509

Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals (5th ed.)
https://login.proxy1.lib.tju.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1936699

Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (13th ed.)
https://login.proxy1.lib.tju.edu/login?url=https://www.r2library.com/Resource/Title/1284127176

Mosby’s Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference (14th ed.)
https://login.proxy1.lib.tju.edu/login?url=https://www.r2library.com/Resource/Title/0323609694

The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine
https://login.proxy1.lib.tju.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1362765

Understanding Nutrition (15th ed.)
https://login.proxy1.lib.tju.edu/login?url=https://www.r2library.com/Resource/Title/1337392693

What is “In the Bag?”

Last week, the Design Center at East Falls hosted “In the Bag,” where students and staff presented on four bags from the Textile and Costume Collection that sparked their interest.

Each presenter researched a particular bag and told its story – where and when it was created, what materials were used, and what type of person would have worn it. Presentations offered a snapshot look into what the world was like when the bags were made, sharing details on the history, culture, and values of the times. Included in the presentation were miser bags, chatelaines, armadillo bags, and petit point pursues.

Missed “In the Bag?” Stop by the Design Center to check out the exhibit, which features seven bags and discusses the variety of ways men and women across cultures and times have used bags. The bags will be on display at the Design Center on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 1-5 p.m. until April 25. Walk-ins welcome! We look forward to seeing you!

The Textile and Costume Collection and Design Center makes it their mission to engage with the students, faculty, and staff of Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) to foster an appreciation of design. Learn more about the Design Center here.  

All of Us: The future of health begins with you

“The future of health begins with you.”

This proclamation greets all visitors to the homepage for All of Us, a 10-year-long research program to gather health information from one million people across the country. Run by the National Institutes of Health, All of Us aims to improve the future of precision medicine by studying health data from all types of people, including underserved populations who have often been excluded from the medical literature and therefore have less evidence to inform decisions about their specific health care needs.

Project HOME at the Stephen Klein Wellness Center (SKWC), a partnership with Jefferson, is one program that serves homeless and impoverished communities. In March, librarians from Scott Memorial Library met with the SKWC Community Advisory Board to spread awareness of All of Us. Along with Dr. Edith Mitchell—a Co-Principal Investigator of the All of Us Research Program, Clinical Professor at Jefferson, and Director of the Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities—they answered questions about the program’s goals, benefits, partners, information security, and privacy concerns. The engagement within the discussion highlighted the need for biomedical research to connect more with the community, account for inequalities in health care, and move away from “one size fits all” medical treatments.

All of Us seeks to fill the knowledge gap in medical research to ensure that all populations—regardless of age, race, sex, income, occupation, or location—can receive targeted health care, leading to happier, healthier lives.

Watch the video below to learn more about All of Us. Find out more about the All of Us Journey across the country here and how you can help the future of precision medicine here.

 

Scott News: Data Release: 2018 Southeastern Pennsylvania Household Health Survey

The Public Health Management Corporation’s (PHMC) Community Health Data Base (CHDB) released the results of its 2018 Southeastern Pennsylvania Household Health Survey (HHS). Jeffersonians may download the complete datasets in SPSS format. If you don’t already have a copy, SPSS software is available in the library and for download. The online data analysis tool will be updated later this summer.

The CHDB team has begun analyzing the data. They provided a few notable findings:

  • The uninsured population is growing. The percentage of uninsured adults (18-64) rose from 8.5% in 2015 to 11.1% in 2018.
  • Adults are on target to reach Healthy People 2020 (HP 2020) goals for obesity. 30.8% of adults are obese which is near the HP 2020 goal of reducing the percentage of obese adults to 30.5%.
  • Children between 6-11 years experienced a slight drop in levels of obesity, but are not on track to reach HP 2020 goals. In 2015, 30.1% of 6-11 year olds were obese and in 2018, 28.4% were obese. The HP 2020 goal is to reduce childhood obesity for children between 6 and 11 years to 15.7%.
  • Adults report that they feel connected to their community. Approximately three out of four adults report that they have high social capital (76.5%) (e.g., people in their neighborhood help each other and can be trusted). Older adults (65+) are more likely to report medium to high levels of social capital (81%) compared to younger adults (18-34 years) (59%).

If you have any questions, contact us at AskALibrarian.

Design Made Simple: Apple Pencils Available at Scott Library

The Scott Memorial Library now owns a number of Apple Pencils, available for loan to Jefferson students.  

You can use the Apple Pencil to take notes, sketch out ideas, or draw technical and medical illustrations. Anything you can imagine, you can create with the Apple Pencil.

The pencil works on iPad Pro and iPad Generation 6. Use Adobe’s Draw and Photoshop Sketch iPad applications to bring your design ideas to life!

To borrow an Apple Pencil
1.  Search “Apple Pencil” in the online catalog to check availability.
2. If available, visit the circulation desk to check out a pencil.
3. If unavailable, complete a reservation request online to reserve the next available pencil.

Borrow and Renewal Policy
Apple Pencils may be checked out for three weeks at a time. You may renew a pencil for an additional three weeks as long as no one is waiting.

Bring complex medical concepts to life with the Apple Pencil.

The donation of pencils is thanks to SKMC student Aaron Miller. After winning a design  competition organized by Jefferson Humanities & Health, he worked with the department to  donate Apple Pencils to the library so that every student can create digital art.

Show us your masterpiece! Post a photo of your Apple Pencil creation on social media and tag us (@SMLibrary_TJU) and we’ll share your designs.

LabArchives Spring Update: More webinars, new users!

LabArchives, the electronic research notebook, became available to Jefferson research and education communities in September. Since then, 433 users have recorded 112,788 activities in 684 notebooks! IS&T has conducted site surveys for 56 labs, and the Center for Teaching & Learning hosted 11 training sessions with 209 attendees.

If you aren’t using LabArchives in your lab or classroom yet, join us for a webinar this spring to learn how it can help you. Sessions are virtual and will provide an overview of the major benefits and features of LabArchives.

LabArchives for Beginners: Classroom Edition
Date: Friday, April 19
Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Register for this workshop

LabArchives for Beginners: Professional Edition
Date: Friday, April 19
Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Register for this workshop

LabArchives for Beginners: Classroom Edition
Date: Friday, May 17
Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Register for this workshop

LabArchives for Beginners: Professional Edition
Date: Friday, May 17
Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Register for this workshop

LabArchives for Beginners: Classroom Edition
Date: Friday, June 14
Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Register for this workshop

LabArchives for Beginners: Professional Edition
Date: Friday, June 14
Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Register for this workshop

For LabArchives FAQs, a message from the LabArchives Project Team, and information on ways you can get involved to support LabArchives, click here.