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.
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.
If you conduct clinical research at Thomas Jefferson University, join the Jefferson Clinical Research Institute (JCRI) for the Clinical Research Fundamentals Conference.
The conference will be held virtually on Zoom Monday, March 22 – 25, from 9 – 11:30 am.
Please visit this website link to access additional information about this event and/or to RSVP.
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
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently launched an effort to modernize ClinicalTrials.gov. 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 ClinicalTrials.gov 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 ClinicalTrials.gov 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 ClinicalTrials.gov website by going to the modernization page.
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.
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.
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.
Join us this spring semester as we meet (virtually) on Thursdays from 1:30 – 2:20 p.m. to read and discuss The Amateur Hour: The History of College Teaching in America. Written by John Zimmerman, The Amateur Hour explores a wide range of classroom-related topics and sheds light on what has worked and over the years—and what hasn’t. For the last session on April 15th, we will have a question and answer session with the author. Check out this flyer for more info and sign up now.
Starting February 11, the virtual book club will meet each Thursday of the Spring Semester from 1:30-2:20 p.m. The club will be hosted by Daniel Verbit of The Academic Commons and Christopher Pastore of The Center for Faculty Development and Nexus Learning.
In addition to learning from the great teachers of the past, we’ll discuss a wide range of topics, including teacher assessment, student cheating, political repression, class sizes, classroom layouts, and “active learning” (which has a longer history than you might think).
All are welcome to join, but limited slots will be available in order to facilitate small group discussions. After capacity is reached, the sessions will be locked, so please register in advance.
You can access the book via the library website.
This February, to honor Black History Month, the Jefferson Libraries will highlight materials from our collection that amplify the voices of Black doctors and medical professionals.
Resources include Black doctors’ biographies that share their powerful perspectives and historical studies of the medical field’s lack of representation, with first-hand accounts from older Black physicians. These resources also showcase doctors’ achievements, highlighting their determination and triumphs in the medical field.
As part of the university’s focus on combating racism in healthcare, the Jefferson Humanities Department will highlight the project Black Men in White Coats this spring. The initiative, which focuses on the need for more Black men in medicine, includes a documentary film free for all Sidney Kimmel Medical College students to view. The film dissects the systemic barriers that prevent Black men from becoming medical doctors. A link to view the film will be posted on the Jefferson Humanities Canvas course soon.
We hope that these resources celebrate and honor Black medical professionals’ accomplishments while providing historical context and perspective as we work to expand representation to increase health equity in our communities.
Against the Odds: Blacks in the Profession of Medicine in the United States
Watson, Wilbur H.; c1999
Available at Scott Memorial Library 4th Floor Book Stacks (WZ 80.5 .B5 W343A 1999)
Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine
Tweedy, Damon; 2015
Available at Scott Memorial Library 2nd Floor Circulation Reserves (WZ 100 T971b 2015)
Beside the Troubled Waters: A Black Doctor Remembers Life, Medicine, and Civil Rights in an Alabama Town
Hereford, Sonnie W.; c2011
A Black Physician’s Struggle for Civil Rights Edward C. Mazique, M.D.
Ridlon, Florence, 1946-; c2005
On Race in Medicine, Presentation by Traci Trice, MD
Love Data Week (February 8 – 12, 2021) is an international celebration of data that aims to promote good data practices while building and engaging a community around topics related to research data management, sharing, preservation, and reuse. Join LabArchives for a weeklong series of events dedicated to helping you improve the organization of your data while taking steps towards better overall data management through the LabArchives Research Notebook.
Pick and choose the sessions that interest you or attend all for a comprehensive look at LabArchives and how you can improve your research data management regimen.
Introductions and recordings
For new users or current users in need of a refresher, LabArchives offers weekly webinars on the professional edition and inventory tool for researchers, and the classroom edition for educators. Good news – you don’t have to wait for Love Data Week to attend! Register or watch past webinar recordings.
Creating Templates to Standardize the Collection and Management of Data (30 minutes)
LabArchives recommends using templates to create a consistent entry format for documenting and tracking information. Templates can be made from reusable pages or entries that can easily be copied to save time. Once created, this form can be reused by all members of the notebook to provide consistency and a clear list of data requirements. Join this session to see examples of templates, how you can create your own, and reuse them.
Monday, February 8, 10:00 a.m. EST
Wednesday, February 10, 3:00 p.m. EST
Best Practices and Tips for Establishing Your Notebook’s Structure (30 minutes)
The LabArchives Research Notebook begins as a blank slate that is meant to be flexible so that you can customize the structure to complement current workflows. Join this session for a closer look at how you can use built-in layouts or set up a notebook using other popular structures, including project and grant-based, individual researcher-based notebooks, date-based, or team and company notebooks to manage shared materials for reference purposes.
Monday, February 8, 3:00 p.m. EST
Tuesday, February 9, 10:00 a.m. EST
Open Office Hours and Drop-in Consults (60 minutes)
Bring your questions (big or small) to this session and meet directly with LabArchives team members. They will be available for quick screen shares for feature questions and demos, and to discuss best practices and tips that are most relevant to you. Drop-in any time during the hour. Registration is required. Not a good time for you? Set up consults directly through the support team at email@example.com.
Thursday, February 11, 2:00 p.m. EST
Tapestry is an online catalog of over 10,000 historic fabric swatches from the university’s vast Textile & Costume Collection. Tapestry allows users to easily browse and search swatches by motif, design category, color, and other keywords. This catalog focuses on our Zane Collection, which documents textile design at the turn of the 20th century.
Explore the swatches by either browsing swatches numerically from the homepage or by searching using a specific keyword. Search terms can include motif, category, color, and more. Learn details about a particular swatch by clicking on its thumbnail for information, including manufacturer and city/country of origin.
Easily share swatches with colleagues via email, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.
We hope you enjoy the updated Tapestry website and start sharing swatches now!
NVivo Community is an opportunity for qualitative and mixed methods researchers who use NVivo to connect with and learn from each other. In addition to the NVivo resources already available, you can learn about qualitative research methods from the NVivo podcast Beyond the Data. Hear from researchers in their Spring Qualitative Research and Innovations Webinar Series. By joining the Nvivo Community, you can connect with other researchers through NVivo Research Networks, share your research, and find new funding.
DynaMed replaced UpToDate as Jefferson’s clinical decision support tool on Monday, February 1. DynaMed combines the highest quality evidence-based information, expert guidance, and a user-friendly, personalized experience to deliver accurate answers fast at the point of care. Check out our helpful DynaMed guide for more information.
If you were tracking CME with UpToDate, you may continue to process previously earned credit by logging in directly to your account. Download this PDF for instructions. Contact UpToDate customer service for assistance.
Editor-to-Clinician Session: Wednesday, February 10
Stop by (on Zoom) to hear from DynaMed editors as they discuss the topic of Disseminated Intervascular Coagulation (DIC). The session begins at 12 p.m. Learn more by downloading our flyer and RSVP here.
Features of DynaMed
- Covers 36 specialties.
- Includes summary-level drug information powered by IBM Micromedex.
- Includes calculators, clinical criteria, and decision trees organized by specialty.
- Create your personal account to follow topics, access the mobile app, and track CME.
Creating a Personal User Account – Tutorial
- Track and claim CME/CE/CPD when logged into your personal account
Claiming CME Credits and Hours – Tutorial
- Install mobile apps for iOS or Android on up to three devices with storage options to balance offline access with file size. Log in with your personal account.
Mobile app tutorial
- Follow topics when signed into your personal account to receive either all or just practice-changing updates by email or within the app.
Following Topics in DynaMed – Tutorial
DynaMed On-Demand Trainings
- Case Challenge: Gastric Cancer Concerns
- Case Challenge: Atrial Fibrillation
- Case Challenge: Hyponatremia
Check out our DynaMed guide for more information and videos.
Questions? Contact AskALibrarian.
Do you use the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) website to manage your PubMed MyNCBI collections, saved searches, email alerts, MyBibliography, or SciENcv profiles? You may need to make a small change to your account to ensure that you can continue to login after June 1, 2021.
To increase security, NCBI will be getting rid of their native usernames and passwords in favor of federated account credentials. The preferred option for NIH-funded researchers is the eRA Commons account. For others, options include your Jefferson campus key, Google, or ORCID.
To get a head start on this transition, we recommend that you take a moment to link one of the accounts mentioned above. Doing so will ensure that you will be able to access your NCBI account after June 1.
The process of linking accounts is simple:
1) Go to https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/account/ and log in using your existing NCBI username and password.
2) Click on your username in the top bar to load your NCBI Account Settings.
3) Click the “Change” button under “Linked Accounts.” (see image below)
4) Search for the name of your preferred partner organization and then log into that account. (see image below)