ONE BOOK, ONE PHILADELPHIA: Join the university’s discussion of The Tradition on April 16

On Friday, April 16, join fellow Jeffersonians as the university participates in One Book, One Philadelphia. The city-wide event, organized by the Free Library of Philadelphia, encourages people to read and discuss The Tradition by Jericho Brown. Learn more and register for the university’s event:

One Book, One Philadelphia Discussion
Friday, April 16, 12-1 pm

Open to all, this virtual conversation will be facilitated by Dr. Jaymie Orphanidys, Director, Diversity Equity Inclusion Education, in the Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement. We will discuss topics covered in The Tradition, a Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of poems that explores racialized violence and the history of oppression in America while celebrating Black and queer experiences.

The event will be introvert-friendly, giving attendees the freedom to participate in the discussion however they wish (video on/off, speaking/using chat to comment, silently participating).

Once you register, visit this website to get your copy of The Tradition and learn more about the book and the city-wide One Book, One Philadelphia initiative.

Jefferson Login & ID confirmation screen getting a refresh

This news is shared on behalf of IS&T

The Jefferson login screen will get a new look on Monday, March 15, after 8 p.m. The refresh will not require any action by you, and will not change the function. You will still enter your username and password to access any of about 50 corporate applications.

The screen modification will align more closely with the look of other Jefferson applications. This message is for informational purposes. Email the Identity Management team if you have any questions or concerns.

Conducting research? The Research Support Newsletter can help you find tools, support & events related to research and publishing

The Spring 2021 edition of the Research Support Newsletter is here! In the report, you’ll find details on tools to assist with research and support available at every stage of the research and publication process. These resources are available to all Center City and East Falls faculty, clinicians, students, and staff through a site-wide license paid for by the Jefferson Libraries. 

Center City Newsletter
East Falls Newsletter

Check out the newsletter to learn more about:

  • LabArchives Inventory
  • Open Access Fund
  • Pivot-RP
  • SPSS27
  • NVivo Community
  • Preprints

Visit the Gutman and Scott websites to learn more about the support available to you.

New Month, New eBooks: Check out these 25 additions, covering fashion, urban planning, the role of race in midwifery, and much more

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.

Bad Advice: On Why Celebrities, Politicians, and Activists Aren’t Your Best Source of Health Information

Becoming Philadelphia: How an Old American City Made Itself New Again

Best Before: The Evolution and Future of Processed Food

Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter?

Buying Gay: How Physique Entrepreneurs Sparked a Movement

Culturally Competent Compassion: A Guide for Healthcare Students and Practitioners

Critical Ethnic Studies: A Reader

Ctrl Alt Delete: How Politics and the Media Crashed Our Democracy

Delivered by Midwives: African American Midwifery in the Twentieth-Century South  

Digital Research Methods in Fashion and Textile Studies

Digital Type Design for Branding: Designing Letters from Their Source

Disasters in Paradise: Natural Hazards, Social Vulnerability, and Development Decisions

Diversity in the Great Unity: Regional Yuan Architecture

Essential Essays, Volume 1: Foundations of Cultural Studies

Fashion and Psychoanalysis: Styling the Self

Fashion Buying and Merchandising: The Fashion Buyer in a Digital Society

Fashioning Identity: Status Ambivalence in Contemporary Fashion

Fast Facts in Health Information for Nurses

Finishing Our Story: Preparing for the End of Life

How to Read a Dress: A Guide to Changing Fashion from the 16th to the 20th Century

How to Read a Suit: A Guide to Changing Men’s Fashion From the 17th to the 20th Century

How States Shaped Postwar America: State Government and Urban Power

Galliano: Spectacular Fashion

Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, and Sexual Assault: Challenging the Myths

Trauma, Resilience, and Health Promotion in LGBT Patients: What Every Healthcare Provider Should Know

Thomas Jefferson University is now an ORCID Organizational Member: Create your ORCID record now

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.

The Future of Roe v Wade: Zoom Event on March 25

Join the Arlen Specter Center on Thursday, March 25, from 12:30 – 2pm for “The Future of Roe v Wade,” a Zoom panel discussion. Register here.

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade ruled that the Constitution of the United States protects a pregnant woman’s liberty to choose to have an abortion without excessive government restriction. This controversial decision is presently being challenged in many states where laws are being passed that dispute the Court’s ruling. There is a very real possibility that those challenges may come before the Court and that it might overrule its prior decision or extremely limit it. The purpose of the presentation is to provide an expert legal, medical and political panel that explores what rights Roe v Wade recognized, the nature of the controversy, and the consequences of the law being overruled or limited.

Learn more and register.

Register now for the March Clinical Research Fundamentals Conference

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.

New Popular Books Join the Collection: Autobiographies, Anti-Racist Readings, and NYT Best Sellers

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

Give feedback on their Modernization Plan

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently launched an effort to modernize 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 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 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 website by going to the modernization page.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week (Feb. 24–March 1): Five Resources to Gain Knowledge & Understanding

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.

The Clinical Guide to Fertility, Motherhood, and Eating Disorders: From Shame to Self-Acceptance

Eating Disorders

Encyclopedia of Feeding and Eating Disorders

Gender, Eating Disorders, and Graphic Medicine

The Psychology of Eating Disorders

February is American Heart Month: 4 Heart Health Resources

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.

American Heart

Gender Differences in the Pathogenesis and Management of Heart Disease

Heart of the Matter: Key Concepts in Cardiovascular Science

Keeping Heart: A Memoir of Family Struggle, Race, and Medicine

New Resource: DynaMed at Abington, Replacing UpToDate June 30, 2021

DynaMed is a clinical decision support tool that 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.

DynaMed is now available on:

UpToDate will be available until June 30, 2021, on Wilmer Library and The Bing for Abington-Jefferson Health users.  It will not be accessible via EPIC.


DynaMed LibGuide

The one-stop resource for training videos from Ebsco, CME download instructions from UpToDate, Personal account setup information, and more.  Please bookmark and refer to it as needed.

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

For questions about how to access and use DynaMed, contact:    

Travis Nace, MSLIS
Wilmer Memorial Medical Library
Abington – Jefferson Health

February eBooks: 26 titles join our collection (LGBTQ mental health, costume design, art therapy, etc.)

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.

Check out the new titles below or browse our complete collection here (SML) or here (Gutman).

Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists

Adaption for Animation: Transforming Literature Frame by Frame

Art Therapy Practices for Resilient Youth: A Strengths-Based Approach to at-Promise Children and Adolescents

Assessment in Speech-language Pathology: A Resources Manual

The Atlas of Emergency Medicine

The Atlas of Emergency Radiology

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

Cancer Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice

Clinical Chemistry: Principles, Techniques, and Correlations

Cognitive Communication Disorders

Costume Design for Video Games: An Exploration of Historical and Fantastical Skins

Cultural and Religious Sensitivity: A Pocket Guide for Health Care Professionals

Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Geriatrics

Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment (2021)

Essential Psychotherapies: Theory and Practice

Handbook of Pediatric Orthopaedics

Handbook of Perinatal and Neonatal Palliative Care: A Guide for Nurses, Physicians, and Other Health Professionals

Integrative Medicine

LGBTQ Mental Health: International Perspectives and Experiences

Ma and Mateer’s Emergency Ultrasound

The Maternal Health Crisis in America: Nursing Implications for Advocacy and Practice

Mathematics for the Clinical Laboratory

Professional Guide to Diseases

Thoracic Imaging the Requisites


Williams Obstetrics

NEW TEACHING & LEARNING BOOK CLUB: The Amateur Hour by John Zimmerman

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.

Amplifying the Voices of Black Doctors: Library Resources to Support Representation in Health Care this Black History Month (and every month)

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


Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflection on Race in Medicine Presentation by Damon Tweedy, MD

On Race in Medicine, Presentation by Traci Trice, MD