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Need Canvas Support? CANVAS CLINICS this May and August

If you’re an instructor teaching summer or pre-fall courses, let the Academic Commons help you prepare for the term. Join us in May or August for CANVAS CLINICS.

Our curriculum and instructional designers will offer hands-on support at these drop-in sessions as you build out your courses in Canvas, Jefferson’s learning management system. Learn how to use the Canvas discussion boards, grade book, and more.

May dates:

Wednesday, May 11
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
200A, Scott Memorial Library, Center City

August dates:

Tuesday, August 9
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
200A, Scott Memorial Library, Center City

Wednesday, August 10
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Room 306, Kanbar, East Falls

Faculty are encouraged to come with Canvas questions and course materials as they prepare for the term. We encourage faculty to bring their own devices, but it is not necessary.

Registration is not required. Drop-in at a convenient time during our 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. window.

Need help now? View our Help page on Canvas to use the live chat, download how-to guides, and watch tutorial videos.

Can’t attend a Canvas Clinic? Sign up for a consult on the “Growing with Canvas” calendar or email Julie.Phillips@jefferson.edu to schedule a consultation.

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NEW ON-DEMAND WORKSHOP SERIES: Information Literacy Starter Pack (4 videos)

As Jefferson faculty, researchers, and staff, we know that you are busy. That’s why we recently created four (and more to come!) video recordings so that you can enjoy the Academic Commons and Thomas Jefferson University Libraries workshops at a convenient time.

These four videos make up a workshop series called Information Literacy Starter Pack, which highlights databases and resources to assist in your clinical and teaching practice. Resources discussed in the video series include ClinicalKey, DynaMed, Draw it to Know it, Statista, JoVE, and more.

Click a workshop title below to watch the videos or scroll down to read workshop descriptions and learning objectives.

Information Literacy Starter Pack: Clinical:
Evidence Based Practice (ClinicalKey)


Information Literacy Starter Pack: Clinical:
Evidence Based Practice (DynaMed)


Information Literacy Starter Pack: Sciences:
New Databases to Enhance Your Curriculum (Draw it to Know it, Statista)

Information Literacy Starter Pack
We Have a Video for That



Clinical: Evidence Based Practice (ClinicalKey)
The tools of evidence-based medicine are continually evolving. It is vital for those working with patients and in the healthcare field to keep up to date on how to interact with the current evidence-based tools.  One of the newest resources to Jefferson Health is ClinicalKey, which provides an array of literature, tools, and resources.

After completing the session, participants will be able to:

  • Search and access information in ClinicalKey for Nursing
  • Understand what resources are available
  • Successfully create a personal account in the platform

Watch Workshop Recording

Clinical: Evidence Based Practice (DynaMed)
The tools of evidence-based medicine are continually evolving. It is vital for those working with patients and in the healthcare field to keep up to date on how to interact with the current evidence-based tools.  One of the newest resources to Jefferson Health is DynaMed, a point of care resource. DynaMed is implemented within the EHR system EPIC at Jefferson Health and has a mobile app available. 

After completing the session, participants will be able to:

  • Search and access information in DynaMed
  • Understand what resources are available
  • Successfully create a personal account in the platform

Watch Workshop Recording

Sciences: New Databases to Enhance Your Curriculum (Draw it to Know it, Statista)
Are you frustrated with curriculum planning or looking for new ways to get students engaged in learning? Want to know more about what resources are available to you at Jefferson? This portion of our series will take you on a detailed tour of the Draw It to Know It and Statista resources. Draw it to Know it: Medical & Biological Sciences is a multimodal database for interacting with biological science materials with illustrated and narrated tutorials. Statista is a resource with data on over 80,000 topics from over 18,000 sources onto a single professional platform that you can use for a variety of subjects.

After completing this session, participants will be able to:

  • Access and utilize Draw it to know it and Statista resources
  • Effectively implement these resources into their course instruction
  • Inform others about these resources

Watch Workshop Recording

We Have a Video for That
Did you know that there are a variety of resources that can help enhance your curriculum? Found easily on our library database menu are all the resources needed to help your students learn in a variety of ways. Let’s take a deeper dive into how FA Davis and JoVE can make a difference in your courses.

FA Davis is a comprehensive resource with searchable texts and in-depth multimedia materials that covers a variety of topics from athletic injuries to rehabilitation techniques. JoVE is a scientific and peer-reviewed journal with publications in video format.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Access and utilize FA Davis and JoVE resources
  • Effectively implement these resources into their course instruction
  • Inform others about these resources

Watch Workshop Recording

Check out our other workshops, including live sessions on professional writing, instructional design and educational technologies, and open educational resources.

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FALL 2021 WORKSHOPS: Faculty Development, Time Management, Professional Writing, Research Impact, & more

As you return to the classroom, lecture hall, or research lab and start setting your goals for the year, let the Academic Commons help! Our fall 2021 workshops cover various topics, including time management, video recording and editing, publishing your scholarly work, and more.

All workshops will be held virtually and are open to all. Browse our workshops below and register online. Check out this digital clickable flyer, and feel free to share it with colleagues and teammates! 

Responding to Reviewers’ Comments
Wednesday, October 13, 1 – 2 p.m.
REGISTER HERE
In this workshop, we’ll look at ways to make the process of responding to reviewers’ comments less painful and more productive. Learn how to interpret and respond to reviewers’ comments using a simple tool.

Leveraging Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Pedagogy to Support Students & Promote Educational Equity
Tuesday, October 26, 12 – 1 p.m.
REGISTER HERE
The use of Open Educational Resources (OER) is growing. At this session learn the reasons behind the increased interest in OER, get tips on how to search for OER resources effectively, and find out how the library can support you in using OER.

Evidence Synthesis for Evidence-Based Teaching
Friday, October 29, 12 – 1 p.m.
REGISTER HERE
This workshop will show you how to find evidence synthesis publications about teaching practices. Learn options for publishing evidence synthesis projects on education topics, such as the Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME) Collaboration.

It’s American Stroke Awareness Month: 5 resources to read

May is American Stroke Awareness Month. According to the American Heart Association, stroke is the fifth most common killer and a leading cause of disability in America.

The five resources below highlight risk reduction, stroke management strategies, the relationship between diabetes and stroke, stroke recovery, and more.

Stroke: Financial Concerns [VIDEO]

Stroke Nursing

Stroke Revisited: Diabetes in Stroke

Stroke Revisited: Vascular Cognitive Impairment

Stronger After Stroke: Your Roadmap to Recovery

May eBook Additions: 25 titles covering architecture, design research, Transition Theory in counseling, disasters and public health, and more

This collection covers comics and the role that immigrants and gender play in comic storytelling, a costume designer’s guide to color, a handbook for coaching psychology, and more. Check out the list of 25 new eBooks below or browse the complete eBook collection.

AACN Core Curriculum for Pediatric High Acuity, Progressive, and Critical Care Nursing

Adult-gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Q & A Review

Adult-gerontology Acute Care Practice Guidelines

Advanced Practice Nursing Roles: Core Concepts for Professional Development

Architecture and Collective Life

Architecture is a Verb

Architecture of Threshold Spaces: A Critique of the Ideologies of Hyperconnectivity and Segregation in the Socio-political Context

Coaching Psychology for Mental Health: Borderline Personality Disorder and Personal Psychological Recovery

Counseling Adults in Transition: Linking Schlossberg’s Theory with Practice in a Diverse World

Costume Design: The Basics

Costume in Motion: A Guide to Collaboration for Costume Design and Choreography

Disasters and Public Health: Planning and Response

Graphic Design in Museum Exhibitions: Display, Identity and Narrative

Handbook of Coaching Psychology: A Guide for Practitioners

Immigrants and Comics: Graphic Spaces of Remembrance, Transaction, and Mimesis

Intersectional Feminist Readings of Comics: Interpreting Gender in Graphic Narratives

Middle Range Theory for Nursing

Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Long Term Conditions

The Ontology of Design Research

A Pocket Style Manual

Principal Emergency Response and Preparedness: Requirements and Guidance

Programming for Health and Wellbeing in Architecture

 Storytelling in Luxury Fashion: Brands, Visual Cultures, and Technologies

Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom

A Working Costume Designer’s Guide to Color

WATCH NOW: Tools of the Trade Presentation

In case you missed it earlier this month, you can now watch the recording of Tools of the Trade: Women and Textiles in the 19th Century. The presentation, led by Jade Papa, curator of the Textile and Costume Collection and adjunct faculty member, and Emily Radomski, third-year Textile Design student and Collection intern, covered the history of women’s roles in Philadelphia’s textile industries in the 19th century.

The presentation was part of The Library Company’s month-long celebration — Power & Pomp: Fashion History Month. Check out The Library Company’s website to learn about additional events.

Watch the presentation on The Library Company’s YouTube channel and learn more about the Textile & Costume Collection.

We Want to Hear from Students: Pizza & Conversation on Friday, April 22

The Paul J. Gutman Library wants to hear from YOU, the students! Join us at the library this Friday, April 22, from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm for a conversation about the library and pizza lunch. A few lucky students will even win $10 Wawa Gift Cards!

We are beginning a project to re-vision Gutman Library to ensure it best serves our East Falls community. We hope you’ll join us on Friday for a workshop and conversation about the library.

We want to learn about what you would like to see in a reimagined library space to help you study, collaborate, and find the resources you need. We hope to get a variety of student opinions and ideas before beginning the design process.

The workshop will include:

  1. Introduction by DaVonne Rooney, Director of Library Operations
  2. AOS Architects
    • Case studies
    • Student study space typologies
    • TJU study spaces
    • Gutman spaces
  3. Interactive session with boards and post-it notes
  4. Summary
  5. Pizza!

Make sure your voice is heard, and you can influence the future of the library.

RSVP is not required; meet us in the Library Instruction Space (LIS) on Friday, April 22, at 11:30 am.

JDC Quarterly Report January – March 2022: Burnout in graduates, the effects of day and time on residency interview success, and more

Happy Spring, and welcome to another Jefferson Digital Commons Quarterly Report! Here are last quarter’s (January – March) numbers:

  • 204 countries visited the site
  • 427 works posted
  • 6,133 streams
  • 6,958 institutions accessed content
  • 164,680 downloads

This quarterly report includes:

  • Articles
  • Capstone Presentations
  • Grand Rounds and Lectures
  • Journals and Newsletters
  • Posters
  • Miscellaneous
  • Thesis/Dissertations
  • What People are Saying About the Jefferson Digital Commons

A few highlights:

Read the JDC Quarterly Report to check out the work of your colleagues!

It’s Autism Acceptance Month: 5 resources you need to check out

April is Autism Acceptance Month, an initiative that generates awareness about the developmental disorder and encourages dialogue about how to live with it and support those around you who may be autistic.

The resources below include a video highlighting mobile apps related to autism, written guides for girls and women on the autism spectrum, and a book series discussing progress in molecular biology. Check out the video and books below and follow the #CelebrateDifferences campaign on social media to honor Autism Acceptance Month.

Apps For Autism [VIDEO]

Diagnosing and Caring for the Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Practical Guide for the Primary Care Provider

Life on the Autism Spectrum – A Guide for Girls and Women

Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science: Autism

We Walk: Life with Severe Autism





Fashion Ethics, Dermatology, Textile Design Theory, and More: Check out April’s 25 eBooks Now

Our latest additions to the Gutman and Scott eBook collection cover a very wide range of topics – focusing on medicine and fashion. Specific themes covered are the role of architecture within Black and African American movements, language disorders in children, pediatric autism, and ethics for fashion designers.  

Check out the list below or browse the complete eBook collection at Gutman/East Falls and Scott/Center City.

Black Designers in American Fashion

Difficult Decisions in Surgical Ethics: An Evidence-Based Approach

The Disobedience of Design

The Engaged Health Sciences Library Liaison

Extra Bold: A Feminist Inclusive Anti-Racist Non-Binary Field Guide for Graphic Designers

Fashion Promotion: Building a Brand through Marketing and Communication

Framing Healthcare Instruction: An Information Literacy Handbook for the Health Sciences

Game Design Deep Dive

The Goods of Design: Professional Ethics for Designers

The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History

Hip-Hop Architecture

Information Design for the Common Good: Human-Centric Approaches to Contemporary Design Challenges

Interprofessional Care Coordination for Pediatric Autism Spectrum Disorder: Translating Research Into Practice

Language Disorders from Infancy through Adolescence: Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Communicating

Lookingbill and Marks’ Principles of Dermatology

Making Settler Colonial Space: Perspectives on Race, Place and Identity

The Materiality of Interaction: Notes on the Materials of Interaction Design

Mid-Century Modernism and the American Body: Race, Gender, and the Politics of Power in Design

The New Typography in Scandinavia: Modernist Design and Print Culture

Sensory Integration: Theory and Practice

Patternmaking for Dress Design: 9 Iconic Styles from Empire to Cheomsang

Queering the Subversive Stitch: Men and the Culture of Needlework

Textile Design Theory in the Making

Thinking About Prescribing: The Psychology of Psychopharmacology with Diverse Youth and Families

 Willard and Spackman’s Occupational Therapy

Did you know it’s National Library Week? Celebrate with us and you could win $100

National Library Week, April 3-9, is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities.

The theme for National Library Week 2022, “Connect with Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology. Libraries like Thomas Jefferson University Libraries offer opportunities to connect with educational and research resources, media, programs, ideas, and classes. Libraries also connect communities to each other, both within Jefferson and beyond.

How You Can Participate

  1. Visit the library
    Stop by the TJU Libraries! Take out a resource, use the spaces, or connect with a librarian for help with your research or course work.

  2. Share about the library online (you could win $100)
    Post on social media this week (April 3 – 9) to share about the connections you’ve made thanks to TJU Libraries. Post to Twitter or the I Love Libraries Facebook page. Tag us (@gutmanlibrary) (@SMLibrary_TJU) and use hashtag #MyLibrary. Entries will be gathered by the American Libraries Association and they’ll select one random winner to receive a $100 Visa gift card.

  3. Enjoy library-themed coloring pages
    Download and print some library-themed color pages! If you love the TJU libraries, say it loud and proud!

Register now for Tools of the Trade: Women and Textiles in the 19th Century (April 7 at The Library Company)

Join us on Thursday, April 7, for the opening event of Power & Pomp: Fashion History Month at the Library Company!

Tools of the Trade: Women and Textiles in the 19th Century
Thursday, April 7, 6 – 7:30 pm
The Library Collection (1314 Locust Street) & Online
More & Register

Jade Papa, curator of the Textile and Costume Collection and adjust faculty member, and Emily Radomski, third-year Textile Design student and Collection intern, will present on the history of women’s roles in Philadelphia’s textile industries in the 19th century.

After a presentation led by Jade, Emily will showcase tools from the Textile and Costume Collection that were actually used by some of these textile workers and explain their functions.

An exhibit will be on display in The Library Company’s Logan Room for the remainder of the month-long celebration — Power & Pomp: Fashion History Month.

Make sure to follow Thomas Jefferson University on Instagram for a behind-the-scenes look at Tools of the Trade and The Library Collection from Emily Radomski.

Register for Tools of the Trade.

Human Anatomical Models Now Available at Gutman Library

You can now borrow 3D anatomical models from Gutman Library! Visit the Scott Library to see what anatomical models are available to borrow at that library.

About the Human Anatomy Collection
The collection, which includes both muscle and skeletal systems, can be borrowed for up to 4 hours at a time. Included in the collection:  

Click on an item to learn more.

To borrow a model, visit the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor with your Jefferson ID.

Checkout Information

  • Items can be borrowed for 4 hours at a time
  • Items cannot be removed from Gutman Library (removing the models will result in a $75 fine)
  • Read the checkout policy to learn more

Additional Anatomy Resources
Access Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy for over 300 videos of human anatomic specimens. Content is grouped by: the Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Trunk, Head and Neck, and Internal Organs. Learn more about Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy.

Access Visible Body Human Anatomy Atlas and Visible Body Muscle to view body systems and 3D models of the human body.  

Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month: 5 Resources You Need

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease affecting almost 1 million adults in the United States. There is no cure for MS, but treatment can help provide relief from symptoms associated with the disease. Each March, MS Education and Awareness Month aims to educate the general public and health professionals about MS and provide support to those living with the disease.

To assist with those goals, check out these five library resources that discuss MS:

MS: Early Brain Changes [VIDEO]

Multiple Sclerosis, Fifth Edition: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

Neurobiology of Multiple Sclerosis

Neuroimmunology: Multiple Sclerosis, Autoimmune Neurology and Related Disease

Nursing Practice in Multiple Sclerosis: A Core Curriculum

Learn how to use Statista, a statistical portal, at an upcoming webinar this spring

Learn how you can use Statista, a statistics portal with data on thousands of topics, at an upcoming webinar.

Webinars will cover:

  • Running a search
  • Navigating the results page
  • Utilizing infographics
  • Using the reports shop and different report types

For an in-depth overview of these features, sign up for one of the reoccurring webinars at the times listed below by clicking the day (all webinars are 60-mins long).

Tuesdays (March 22 – April 3) 2 -3 pm

Wednesdays (March 23 – May 4) 10:30 – 11:30 am

Thursdays (March 24 – May 5) 3-4 pm

EduRoam is Here: Use it for Wi-Fi access at other universities 

EduRoam is now available on the Center City campus and in the Scott Memorial Library. (The resource was already accessible at the Paul J. Gutman Library.)

What is EduRoam
EduRoam is an international and secure Wi-Fi internet access roaming service available to higher education and research institutions.

Benefits of EduRoam
When you’re on the campus of a participating institution, you’ll be able to join the EduRoam network using your Jefferson credentials.

Non-Jefferson visitors* to Scott Library (and the larger Jefferson campus) will be able to join the EduRoam network using their institution’s authentication process.

How to use EduRoam
When on Jefferson’s campus, you will see “EduRoam” listed as an available Wi-Fi network. Connect to EduRoam using your Jefferson Campus Key and Password. Then, when at another EduRoam institution, you will see EduRoam listed as an available Wi-Fi network. You will be able to connect to EduRoam’s Wi-Fi without needing credentials to the institution that you’re visiting. Once you’re connected to the EduRoam network at Jefferson, the login process will be the same on any other participating campus.

*As of March 2022, Scott Library is not currently open to the public.* 

Updates to DynaMed Homepage: new features to save you time when searching

DynaMed, a clinical decision support tool, recently updated its homepage interface. The new design is more user- friendly and will allow you to easily find the information you need.

What’s New

  • Updated Announcements section that highlights new content types and topics
  • Recently Visited topics will now display from the search bar  
  • More screen space for clinical content

Review DynaMed’s flyer for more information on updates to the interface.

Watch our training on DynaMed to learn how to search and access information on the tool, create a personal account, and understand what resources are available. Read our DynaMed Guide for details on how to redeem CMEs and tips for using DynaMed.