Category Archives: Researchers

Attend the Medical & Science Communication Career Seminar (Monday, 5/22)

On Monday, May 22, at 3pm, BizBio will host a medical & science communications career seminar on Zoom.

Learn about science/medical editing, publishing, and digital storytelling. Hear from four communication specialists with strategic planning, scientific services, and medical writing expertise. Stick around for a live Q&A session at the end, and you’ll be entered to win a Starbucks gift card! 

Earn 1 point towards the Sci Comm Certificate by attending this event.

Please contact with any questions.

May eBooks: Check out the 25 additions, including resources on cannabis economics, research equity for underrepresented groups, and business logistics

This month, our eBook additions range from topics on improving research equity and culturally responsive research to post-World War 2 fashion in America to the guiding principles of couple therapy. Check out the list below and browse our complete eBook collection (East Falls/Gutman) (Center City/Gutman and Horsham/Dixon).

Advancing Culturally Responsive Research and Researchers: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods

Blue Architecture: Water, Design, and Environmental Futures

Can Legal Weed Win? The Blunt Realities of Cannabis Economics  

Circular Economy in Construction Industry

Clinical Handbook of Couple Therapy  

Connecting the Library to the Curriculum: Transformative Approaches that Enhance Skills for Learning

Construction Law in a Nutshell  

Contraceptive Technology

Creative Expression and the Law  

Emergency Neurology

Fashion Design: The Complete Guide

Global Fintech: Financial Innovation in the Connected World  

Handbook of Medical Hallucinogens

HIV Essentials

Immunology and Rheumatology in Questions

Improving Representation in Clinical Trials and Research: Building Research Equity for Women and Underrepresented Groups

McDonald’s Blood Flow in Arteries: Theoretical, Experimental and Clinical Principles

The Messenger: Moderna, the Vaccine, and the Business Gamble that Changed the World  

Mosby’s Pocket Guide to Fetal Monitoring

Profit from the Source: Transforming your Business by Putting Suppliers at the Core

Redefining Disability

Research Perspectives on Social Media Influencers and Brand Communication

Technology, Innovation and Healthcare: An Evolving Relationship  

Understanding Ageing for Nurses and Therapists

Westernwear: Postwar American Fashion and Culture

Register for Jefferson’s First Annual Research Compliance Symposium: Tuesday, May 16

This event is mandatory for Jefferson faculty and staff conducting federally sponsored research.

This educational day for the research community will explore Jefferson’s Research Security Program. Speakers (include keynote speaker Dr. Michael Lauer of the National Institutes of Health) will cover research integrity, foreign influence, and cybersecurity, and how these elements impact research security.

Research Compliance Symposium
Tuesday, May 16, 8am – 3pm
Connelly Auditorium, Hamilton Building

Registration is required. Register via Qualtrics or using the QR code in this event flyer. View the flyer for more details on the Research Compliance Symposium.

This event is organized by the Office of Research Conduct & Compliance. Questions? Contact Alisha Clark.

It’s National Library Week (April 23 – 29): Tell us YOUR library story & win prizes!

Every April, libraries across the country celebrate National Library Week! The holiday promotes local libraries and library workers and is a time to consider what value libraries bring to our community. This year’s theme is “More to the Story.”

Libraries are full of stories, and Thomas Jefferson University Libraries (Jefferson Libraries) offer space for studying, gathering, and connecting. Our library programming brings together student groups, faculty, and staff for movie nights, lectures, and more. Library infrastructure provides internet and technology access, research and information literacy skills, and support.

This year, as we celebrate libraries, we’re asking YOU to tell us your library story!

Check out why Jefferson students and staff love the library!

Watch Zoe’s video to find out what she loves about Jefferson Libraries:

Check out Alexi’s video to learn what her Jefferson Libraries story is:

Students aren’t the only ones who love the Jefferson Libraries. Over at Scott Library, Access Services Technician Timber loves the bone blocks:

Mark, Access Services Technician at Scott Library, thinks the best hidden secret at the library are the projector kits. (And check out Mark’s friend Walter, the Access Services mascot and a library lover himself!)

Scott Library’s Manager of Access Services, Janice, wants to make sure you know that the library has resources like laptops and iPads to help you study and research:

Celebrate with Us & Tell Us Your Story!

East Falls/Gutman Library: Stop by the library on Thursday, April 27, from 12-2pm to grab some library swag and snacks and tell us your library story!

Center City/Scott Library: Stop by the library on Friday, April 28, from 12-2pm to grab some library swag and snacks, and tell us your library story!

Post on social media: Follow us on social media and post your library story with a video or photo, and you could win prizes! Tag us on Twitter (@SMLibrary_TJU and @gutmanlibrary) and use hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek #moretothestory and we’ll share your story!

Learn more about National Library Week

Visit the American Library Association’s website to learn more about National Library Week and events throughout the week.

Right to Read Day on Monday, April 24, is a National Day of Action supporting the right to read. The State of America’s Libraries Report highlights the Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2022.

Ally Awareness Week & Fix Your Content Contest is April 17-21: Improve accessibility & win prizes

Ally Awareness Week is a weeklong celebration of Ally, the tool within Canvas that helps instructors improve accessibility in their courses and offers learners alternative file formats to download. The contest encourages educators to make “fixes” to their content and win prizes!

The winners will each receive a Jefferson-branded sweatshirt. Fixes will be posted anonymously to our Fix Your Content Contest Leaderboard and we’ll update the standings throughout the week. Learn more about how to make “fixes” in our Ally Fix Your Content Contest FAQ.

Where can instructors find information about how to use Ally?
Stop by one of our in-person or virtual Ally Drop-in Clinics for one-on-one support between April 17 – 19. The clinics are led by an instructional designer who can provide you with individualized guidance on making fixes in Ally. Make sure to check out the Ally Quick Start Guide for Instructors. You can also visit our Ally Resources Page for written guides and self-paced learning modules.

Where can students find information about how to use Ally?
View our Using Ally in Canvas: Student Guide to learn more about the alternative file formats available for you to download. There is also an Ally Quick Start for Students Guide.

What are Jefferson Students Saying about Ally?

Kerry L. with Ally fidget spinners

“The alternative format from Ally that I like most is the audio one. I am more of a listener than a reader, and Ally makes learning convenient for me.”

– Kerry L., Interior Design, 2025

I’d love to listen to Ally on my morning commute so that I could be efficient with my time and enhance the information exposed to my brain. – Azba A. PreMed Studies, 2025

Gia S.

“I’m an audio-visual and kinesthetic learner, so reading assignments back-to-back are a lot. Reading isn’t the best way for me to learn and if I can listen to someone telling me something instead of just reading it, I process and understand the concepts better. I can really take it in. I probably end up understanding things better with Ally.”

– Gia S., Occupational Therapy, 2025

“I love the option of listening to audio versions of articles so I can do other things like cleaning or organizing while learning! It makes it easier to get knowledge in while accomplishing important life stuff.”

-Stephanie S., OTD, 2024

April eBooks: Bariatric Surgery, Environmental Concerns of Textile Design, Hospital Administration, and More

April’s eBooks include resources that cover topics like affirmative counseling for transgender clients, an encyclopedia of colors and dyes, Islamic architecture, Black femme art, Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, and more.

Check out this month’s new eBooks below or browse our complete eBook collection at East Falls/Gutman Library and Center City/Scott Library.

2023-2024 Perianesthesia Nursing Standards, Practice Recommendations and Interpretive Statements

Academic Librarian Burnout: Causes and Responses

Affirmative Counseling for Transgender and Gender Diverse Clients

The ASMBS Textbook of Bariatric Surgery

Basic Knowledge of Medical Imaging Informatics: Undergraduate Level and Level I

Calculation Skills for Nurses

The Color Pynk: Black Femme Art for Survival

Encyclopedia of Color, Dyes, Pigments. Volume 1, Antraquinonoid Pigments – Color Fundamentals

Encyclopedia of Color, Dyes, Pigments. Volume 2, Color Measurement – Metal Effect Pigments

Encyclopedia of Color, Dyes, Pigments. Volume 3, Mixed Metal Oxide Pigments – Zinc Sulfide Pigments

Essentials of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Exercises and Projects for the Little SAS book: A Primer

Fashion, Performance & Performativity: The Complex Spaces of Fashion

How to Do Research: And How to Be a Researcher

Islamic Architecture Today and Tomorrow: (re)defining the Field

LAVA Laboratory for Visionary Architecture: What If

The Little SAS Book: A Primer: A Programming Approach

Plants and Society

Practical Implementation Science: Moving Evidence into Action

The Radiology Survival Kit: What You Need to Know for USMLE and the Clinics

Rei Kawakubo: For and Against Fashion

Return on Investment for Healthcare Quality Improvement

Textiles and Fashion: From Fabric Construction to Surface Treatments

Understanding Anxiety, Worry and Fear in Childbearing: A Resource for Midwives and Clinicians

When McKinsey Comes to Town: The Hidden Influence of the World’s Most Powerful Consulting Firm

Open Access publishing fees waived for Jefferson authors in Wiley journals

The Jefferson Libraries are pleased to announce that they have entered into an institutional open access agreement with Wiley, a major scholarly publisher. Jefferson’s three-year agreement with Wiley waives article processing charges (APC) for open access publishing in Wiley’s hybrid and open access journals, including Hindawi journals, for manuscripts submitted by Jefferson authors.

Formally known as a Transformative Agreement, this new license provides unlimited electronic access to all Wiley & Hindawi published journals along with no-fee open access publishing for Jefferson authors. We will pay Wiley an additional annual license fee to participate in this Transformative Agreement.  

For Wiley’s hybrid journals, manuscripts accepted for publication between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2025, are eligible. For Wiley and Hindawi open access journals, manuscripts submitted between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2025, are eligible.

The workflow for authors varies depending on the type of journal – hybrid or open access (gold). Please visit the libraries’ guide on open access publishing with Wiley for details.   

This is Jefferson Libraries’ second transformative agreement that provides no-fee open access publishing for Jefferson authors. Please visit the libraries’ Open Access Guide for complete details on these agreements and the Jefferson Open Access Publishing Fund.

Let’s Celebrate Allium Sativum: eBooks & Videos for National Garlic Month

Did you know that April is National Garlic Month? This fun awareness event lets us celebrate garlic and learn more about this special vegetable (that’s right, it’s a vegetable)!

The books and videos on the list below discuss the many uses of garlic. From cooking to medicine (and even vampire safety), our collection has everything you need to celebrate garlic’s role in our lives.

Allium Sativum: Chemical Constituents, Medicinal Uses and Health Benefits

Garlic Capital of the World: Gilroy, garlic, and the Making of a Festive Foodscape

The Getting of Garlic: Australian Food from Bland to Brilliant, with Recipes Old and New

Print books
Allicin: The Natural Sulfur Compound from Garlic with Many Uses

Fatty Fatty Boom Boom: A Memoir of Food, Fat, and Family

Taste: My Life Through Food

Woman Eating

Hooked on Huayu

Tess Of The D’Urbervilles

Spring Workshops: Quiet time for professional writing & accessibility support

Check out our workshops this April and May, geared toward providing you with uninterrupted scholarly writing time and one-on-one support on improving the accessibility of your course materials for learners.

Writing Retreats: Friday, May 5, 8:30 – 11:30am and 1- 4pm (virtual)

Join us for uninterrupted “me time” to focus on your scholarly writing. Use this quiet time to research literature, write, and get answers to questions. We’ll have a writing consultant from the Office for Professional Writing, Publishing, & Communication, and a librarian available to help you find materials, discuss your journal choice, answer questions, or read what you have so far. We scheduled retreats into half-day segments to accommodate varying schedules, but you are welcome to join for any part of the day.

Sign up for the Writing Retreat (May 5, 8:30am – 11:30am)
Sign up for the Writing Retreat (May 5, 1 – 4pm)

Ally Drop-in Clinics: Monday, April 17 – Wednesday, April 19, 11am – 1pm (hybrid)

Get one-on-one help with Ally, the accessibility tool in Canvas.  At a drop-in, connect with resources illustrating how to increase the accessibility of your documents across popular apps. With guidance, some minor adjustments to your files can significantly increase accessibility for learners. This clinic is part of a series of events during Ally Awareness Week. Put your knowledge of Ally to work and try to climb the leaderboard to win prizes. More info to come.

Sign up for Drop-in Clinic 1 (Monday, April 17)
11am – 1pm, virtual

Sign up for Drop-in Clinic 2 (Tuesday, April 18)
11am – 1pm, Scott Memorial Library, Center City

Sign up for Drop-in Clinic 3 (Wednesday, April 19)
11am – 1pm, Gutman Library, East Falls

DOCUMENTARY NIGHT: Making a Mountain on Tuesday, March 28, at Gutman Library

Making a Mountain
movie poster

Join us on Tuesday, March 28, at 7pm to watch “Making a Mountain.” Enjoy snacks and refreshments as you connect with others who are interested in architecture, design, and sustainability. RSVP here.

In “Making a Mountain,” architect Bjarke Ingels and his team have spectacular plans for a new waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen. A visionary project which combines waste management with urban recreational space, CopenHill features a ski slope on top of the building. But it is going to be an uphill struggle…

We hope you’ll join us on March 28 to watch and discuss the film.

Check out the films and documentaries available to you, thanks to the Thomas Jefferson University Libraries, via the Academic Video Online database.

March eBooks: 25 new titles cover architecture for sea level rise, obstetric surgery, industrial design, and more

Our eBook additions for March include resources on architecture and design, eyelid disorders and diseases, joint reconstructive surgery, and more. Check out the list below or browse our complete eBook collection at East Falls/Gutman Library and Center City/Scott Library.

The 5-minute Clinic Consult

The ABSITE Review

The Aesthetics of Industrial Design: Seeing, Designing and Making

Architecture and the Housing Question

Atlas of Lymph Node Pathology: A Pattern-based Approach

Bauhaus Effects in Art, Architecture, and Design

Comprehensive Textbook of Eyelid Disorders and Diseases

Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Abdomen and Superficial Structures

Fields Virology: RNA Viruses

Grossman & Baim’s Cardiac Catheterization, Angiography, and Intervention

Habsburg Madrid: Architecture and the Spanish Monarchy

Introduction to Physical Polymer Science 

Landscape Architecture for Sea Level Rise : Innovative Global Solutions

Negotiating the Complexities of Qualitative Research in Higher Education: Essential Elements and Issues

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Operative Techniques in Joint Reconstruction Surgery

Operative Techniques in Obstetric Surgery

Operative Techniques in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Operative Techniques in Spine Surgery

Operative Techniques in Surgery

Parametric Design for Landscape Architects: Computational Techniques and Workflows

Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice: A Practical Approach

Revisional and Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle

Vascular System

Virtual Aesthetics in Architecture: Designing in Mixed Realities

Open Access Fees Waived for Jefferson Authors in American Chemical Society (ACS) Journals

The Jefferson Libraries are pleased to announce that we have entered into an institutional open access agreement with ACS (American Chemical Society) Publications. This agreement waives article processing charges (APC) for open access publishing in any ACS journal for manuscripts submitted by Jefferson authors between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2025. Please visit the libraries’ Open Access Guide for more information and details on the ACS process.   

Formally known as a Transformative Agreement, this new license provides unlimited electronic access to all ACS journals and no-fee open access publishing for Jefferson authors. Jefferson Libraries have joined this agreement as part of our PALCI consortium membership. We will pay ACS Publications an additional annual license fee to participate in this Transformative Agreement. 

At manuscript submission, Jefferson authors must select Thomas Jefferson University as their affiliated institution from the ACS Paragon Plus system drop-down. Jefferson authors must use their Jefferson email address and should confirm that their stated affiliation within the manuscript is Thomas Jefferson University. Once the manuscript is accepted, Jefferson authors will be guided through the Journal Publishing Agreement for the appropriate open access options and the libraries will be notified that an open access manuscript is in process.  

We hope to announce a similar agreement with another publisher in the next few weeks. Please visit the libraries’ Open Access Guide for more information and details on the ACS process.   


  • What if I submitted a manuscript to ACS in 2023 before learning of this agreement? 

    Please email and we will contact ACS Publications on your behalf. 

  • What if only some of the authors are from Jefferson? 

    The only requirement is that the submitting or corresponding author be from Jefferson. 

  • What if the ACS journal I am submitting to is not fully open access? 

    All ACS journals have an open access publishing option, and this agreement covers all ACS journals. 

  • Other questions?  Please email  

Celebrate Women’s History Month with collection of feminist resources & join us for INTERSECTIONAL FEMINISMS: Many Identities, One Movement on March 8

March is Women’s History Month & International Women’s Month, and this year we’re celebrating with a collection of digital and print resources from the Gutman and Scott libraries on intersectional feminism. Check out the resources and join us on March 8, International Women’s Day, for INTERSECTIONAL FEMINISMS: Many Identities, One Movement. You can attend in-person or virtually.

Dr. Jane Caputi

At the event, Dr. Jane Caputi of the Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Florida Atlantic University will explore the evolution of feminist theory and discuss the current battle over Black, Queer, and Feminist studies in America. A reception will follow the discussion. Learn more and sign up.

And while you’re at it, if you’re on the East Falls campus, check out Gutman Library’s Intersectional Feminism Collection on the 1st floor (Main Floor) of the library to take out a resource or browse online. The titles in this collection cover how racism, ableism, xenophobia, and homophobia combine with sexism to show how societal discrimination affects every woman differently. If you’re in Center City, visit Scott Library’s 1st-floor Leisure Collection to check out Center City’s resources.

In addition to our print resources, explore our eBooks online:

100 Years of the Nineteenth Amendment: An Appraisal of Women’s Political Activism

And the Spirit Moved Them: The Lost Radical History of America’s First Feminists

Are All the Women Still White? Rethinking Race, Expanding Feminisms

Bodies of Information: Intersectional Feminism and the Digital Humanities

Feminist Disability Studies

Intersectionality in Feminist and Queer Movements: Confronting Privileges

Intersectional Feminist Readings of Comics: Interpreting Gender in Graphic Narratives

Marginalized Mothers, Mothering from the Margins

Medical Entanglements: Rethinking Feminist Debates about Healthcare

We hope you enjoy these resources in honor of Women’s History Month, and we’ll see you on March 8 at INTERSECTIONAL FEMINISMS: Many Identities, One Movement.

Celebrate Black History Month with fiction and romantic novels by Black authors all about love

February is Black History Month, and we are featuring fiction written by Black authors about Black characters finding love. Check out the list below and treat yourself to a romantic novel from our Leisure Collection (1st floor of Scott Library) this month. While you are browsing, check out our nonfiction books on Black art, health, and history.


Honey & Spice

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty

On Rotation

Seven Days in June

While We Were Dating

Zyla & Kai

RSVP TODAY for Intersectional Feminisms: Many Identities, One Movement (March 8) with Dr. Jane Caputi

Celebrate International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8, by joining us for Intersectional Feminisms: Many Identities, One Movement. The discussion and reception will take place in the Media Classroom at the Paul J. Gutman Library on the East Falls campus from 5-7pm. You can attend the presentation virtually via Zoom.

Caputi’s research is in contemporary American cultural studies, including popular culture, gender and violence, and ecofeminism and environmental justice

Hear from Dr. Jane Caputi of the Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Caputi will discuss the evolution of intersectional feminism – the idea that women’s overlapping identity markers like race and age impact how they experience discrimination.

Dr. Caputi will share examples of intersectional activism and also discuss the current attack on Black, Queer, and Feminist studies in America, specifically the recent Florida legislation’s rejection of the A.P. African American Studies curriculum. Learn more and register now.

After the presentation, join us for a reception to get to know others at Jefferson interested in the topic, and check out Gutman Library’s collection of books, magazines, videos, and eBooks on topic of intersectionality.

Register today and we’ll see you on March 8th! Learn more about Dr. Caputi.