Archive for November, 2012

Yes!  The Dana Biomedical Library will be moving!  Twice!

Our first move will be to 37 Dewey Field Road.  This will be our temporary home in order to allow for the construction of the new North Campus Academic Center.  Our interim Dana Library will provide library services and student study space in a warm and cheerful environment. And, we are exploring the possibility of having it available to students 24×7!

This first move will not occur before April 1, 2013.  There will be no disruption of services at the current Dana Library during first term.

Our second move is now projected for the beginning of 2016, when the new North Campus Academic Center is scheduled to open.

During the interim period all of Dana’s print journal volumes and most of its books will be housed offsite;  reserve material and a few other books will move with us to 37 Dewey Field.  The material housed offsite will be quickly delivered to campus libraries upon request.

If you have questions about the moves, please contact us.  We’ll post more details here in the future.

Click on the image below for a larger view of the floor plan for the interim Dana Library:

(Click on image for a larger view)


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Check Out an iPad

ipad photoThe Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries are pleased to offer iPads for checkout to Dartmouth and DHMC faculty, staff and students . There are 5 iPads available at the Dana Biomedical Library and 5 at the Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library at DHMC. The availability of these iPads is part of a partnership with the Geisel School of Medicine, meant to increase the use of educational technology for enhancing teaching and learning for Geisel, the Life Sciences, and the greater Dartmouth College/DHMC community.

Give one a try!  See our info page or our policy for more information.

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UpToDate, a clinical decision support system, has added Psychiatry to its list of specialties.  Specific topics include:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Child and adolescent mental disorders
  • Depressive disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Substance use disorders
  • And much more

For more information contact a Biomedical Research & Education Librarian: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/biomed/services/askchat.html

UpToDate Psychiatry

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The overall goal of the Symposium is to engage our general and professional communities in discussions about environmental health threats and how they might personally address these problems. At the end of this Symposium, participants in different target audiences will be able to:

  • discuss human health implications resulting from climate change on global oceans;
  • debate critical issues in coastal environmental management that are affecting marine life;
  • describe how health disparities result from environmental mismanagement of air and water resources;
  • identify the leading environmental toxins that affect children and adolescents; and,
  • describe the research of the Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Center at Dartmouth as well as other centers supported by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Unaccountable:  What Hospitals Won’t Tell You & How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care
Matthews-Fuller Library – Consumer Health 
R727.4 .M35 2012


Studying A Study & Testing A Test: Reading Evidence-Based Health Research
Matthews-Fuller Library
R118.6 .R54 2013
Studying a Study, Testing a Test


Smart Surgeons Sharp Decisions: Cognitive Skills To Avoid Errors & Achieve Results
Matthews-Fuller Library
RD31.5 .S57 2011
Smart Surgeons Sharp Decisions


Arsenic & Rice
Dana Library
RA1231.A7 M44 2012
Arsenic and Rice


On A Farther Shore: The Life & Legacy of Rachel Carson
Dana Library
QH31.C33 S68 2012
On a Farther Shore


Raven: Biology of Plants
Dana Library
QK47 .R25 2013
The Biology of Plants




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Obesity:  Prevention and Treatment
Matthews-Fuller Library
RC628 .O24 2012
obesity prevention and treatment


Clinical Gynecologic Oncology
Matthews-Fuller Library
RC280.G5 D46 2012
clinical gynecology oncology


Malignant:  Medical Ethicists Confront Cancer
Matthews-Fuller Library
RC263 .M25 2012


Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
Dana Library
QL548 .B43 2012
peterson guide to moths


Microbes and Evolution:  The World That Darwin Never Saw
Dana Library
QR13 .M522 2012
microbes and evolution


Essential Laboratory Skills for Biosciences
Dana Library
QD45 .M39 2012

essential laboratory skills for bioscience



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Build your research toolkitGet ready to GEAR UP!  with an information fair showcasing tools to manage your papers, find funding, store your data, and make working with information and data more effective.

“Gear Up!”  –  Build Your Research Toolkit

Coming Soon To A Location Near You:

  • Thursday, November 29th from 1pm-3pm   (Fairchild Tower)
  • Monday, December 3rd from 11am-1pm   (MacLean Engineering Sciences Center)
  • Wednesday, December 5th from 11am-1pm   (Life Sciences Center)

Tasty refreshments  …  Lots of helpful folks … Drop by any time during the event.

Take advantage of the latest tools, apps, resources, and support available to help you with research information, funding, data, and collaboration.

For graduate students, researchers, and faculty, “Gear Up!” will showcase information management tools, apps, and research support systems to help you tune up your research, including:

  • Learn about Pivot to help you find funding sources, research collaborators and keep your profile updated.
  • Find out about data management and storage using RSTOR, statistical consulting services, and other support from Research Computing.
  • See how RefWorks, Mendeley, and Zotero can make handling your papers and citations easier.
  • Talk to an expert about copyright for your publications and dissertation.
  • Take a look at apps and readers for mobile devices that can help you in research, teaching, and general productivity.
  • Explore Lynda.com to make better use of research and educational software.
  • Learn about the Eagle-I Network, where you can discover scientific resources both at Dartmouth and at other universities and laboratories (Note: Dec. 5th session only).
  • And more!

Get Help Building Your Own Toolkit from Computing, the Library, and Office of Sponsored Projects!

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