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Cochrane Library Website Gets a New Look

February 26th, 2015

The Cochrane Library updated its website. Among the enhancements:

The advanced search features remain unchanged.

cochrane database

JAMA Oncology: New Journal from the JAMA Network

February 23rd, 2015

JAMA Oncology is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to all aspects of medical, radiation, and surgical oncology and its subspecialties. The journal is committed to publishing influential original research, opinions, and reviews that advance the science of oncology and improve the clinical care of patients with cancer.  Access JAMA Oncology from the SML web site.

JAMA oncology


Women at Jeff: New Oral Histories Posted to the JDC

February 20th, 2015

women_graduatesThe Archives and Special Collections is posting oral history interviews with some of the first women to attend Jefferson. The interviews explore how each woman became interested in the sciences or medicine, their time at Jefferson Medical College, and where their careers took them after graduate school.

Each oral history includes an audio file and written transcript of the interview. The interviews posted so far include one with Sonia Schorr, who was the first woman to receive any degree from Jefferson in 1950; three women from the first graduating class to include women; and two women who graduated in 1969 and were roommates while at Jefferson.

You can find the oral histories in the Jefferson Digital Commons.


JoVE Mobile Now Available

February 19th, 2015

JoVEThe Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), the world’s first peer-reviewed scientific video journal, has just released two mobile apps (iOS and Android) and a newly optimized version of the website to deliver seamless access to content from any mobile device. These apps are free to Jeffersonians as part of Scott Library’s subscription to JoVE (Biology and Neuroscience sections only).

Search for ‘JoVE’ in the Apple app store or on Google Play to download your version of JoVE Mobile. Be sure to use your Jefferson email address when you create your user account.



Food Donation Program, February 16th to February 26th

February 13th, 2015

Take Time To SHARE

Once again Jefferson is teaming up with Philadelphia Self-Help and Resource Exchange (SHARE) to provide healthy meals for city residents who rely on food pantries. Drop off healthy non-perishable foods (see suggestions) from February 16th to February 26th.

Drop Off Locations:

  • Alumni Hall
  • Scott Library
  • JHN Lobby
  • 925 Chestnut Lobby
  • Gibbon Atrium
  • Methodist Hospital

For more information, contact Rickie Brawer at 5-2396 or Shelly Chamberlin at 5-5146.

Jefferson Faculty Books in the JDC

February 10th, 2015

The Jefferson Digital Commons has a new series: Jefferson Faculty Books, a collection of recent works published by Thomas Jefferson University faculty. This list will be updated as Jefferson authors continue to publish new titles. Each record includes a link to Amazon for those interested in purchase, as well as a WorldCat link to help researchers locate the closest library that owns a copy of the book.

Jefferson Faculty Books record

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Help Us Evaluate Group Seating Option for Scott

February 5th, 2015

The Library is testing a new seating option for quiet group study. A sample enclosed seating pod is now on the 3rd floor (near the West stairwell). Stop by, give it a try, and share your feedback.

Quiet study pod

Natural Standard is Now Natural Medicines

February 4th, 2015

Natural Standard merged with the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database to launch the new and improved Natural Medicines database. In addition to the rigorous evidence-based monographs for over 1200 Food, Herb, and Supplements that you know from Natural Standard, they’ll be rolling out new features and enhancing existing features: Continuing Education, patient handouts, health & wellness monographs, charts, and an adverse effects checker.

Natural Medicines home

New CWIC-PH Posters in JDC

February 4th, 2015

Twenty four new College within the College posters have been added to the Jefferson Digital Commons.

College within the College (CwiC) is a four year academic area of concentration designed to enrich the Jefferson Medical College curriculum for those students who seek additional training in Population Health. This program aims to step beyond the individual-level focus of mainstream medicine by addressing a broad range of factors that impact health, such as environment, literacy, ethnicity, social structure, resource distribution, health systems and health education/promotion.

This collection consists of posters and presentations developed by Jefferson CwiC-PH medical students in their exploration of service, research/evaluation, and policy analysis in local, regional and international settings.

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26 E-Books New to Scott Library in January

February 2nd, 2015

book covers

Scott Library added these 26 e-books in January to the growing collection:

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CTL Announces Faculty Book Club

January 28th, 2015

Teaching Naked book coverThe Center for Teaching & Learning announces its first book selection for a new faculty book group to encourage conversation about teaching and learning at Thomas Jefferson University:

Bowen, J.A. (2012). Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

“You’ve heard about “flipping your classroom”—now find out how to do it! Introducing a new way to think about higher education, learning, and technology that prioritizes the benefits of the human dimension. José Bowen recognizes that technology is profoundly changing education and that if students are going to continue to pay enormous sums for campus classes, colleges will need to provide more than what can be found online and maximize “naked” face-to-face contact with faculty. Here, he illustrates how technology is most powerfully used outside the classroom, and, when used effectively, how it can ensure that students arrive to class more prepared for meaningful interaction with faculty. Bowen offers practical advice for faculty and administrators on how to engage students with new technology while restructuring classes into more active learning environments.” (

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JDC Celebrates 10 years!

January 21st, 2015

Do you remember what you were doing on January 13, 2005? Probably not, but on that date the Scott Memorial Library activated their institutional repository, the Jefferson Digital Commons. Yes, it has been a decade since the JDC hit the internet.

Growth has been steady

  • Total published submissions: 9,458
  • Total downloads: 2,080,039
  • Total number of series: 159

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Mindfulness in the Workplace: Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds, February 3rd

January 21st, 2015

The next Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds will be on Tuesday, February 3rd  from 8:00 – 9:00 am in the 2nd Floor Board Room of 925 Chestnut Street. Diane Reibel, Ph.D. will be presenting on the topic “Mindfulness in the Workplace: Current Research.” Dr. Reibel is Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and Director of the Mindfulness Institute at the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She has been teaching mindfulness-based stress reduction for over 20 years in health care, educational and corporate settings. Dr. Reibel’s research on mindfulness is published and widely cited in both scientific journals and the popular press.

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Jefferson Book Club Selection for March: Orphan Train

January 21st, 2015

Obook coverrphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, the 2015 One Book, One Philadelphia selection, is the March 2015 selection for the Jefferson Book Club. The goal of One Book, One Philadelphia is to promote reading, literacy, and libraries, and to encourage the entire greater Philadelphia area to come together through reading and discussing a single book.

Orphan Train is the compelling story of Vivian, a 91-year-old widow once orphaned as a child, and Molly, a troubled teen who has been shuffled from one unstable foster home to another. The two women develop a bond, with Vivian treasuring her Irish immigrant roots and Molly finding comfort in her ancestral Native American tradition. The novel sheds light on an era when thousands of orphaned children were taken from crowded cities to face uncertain futures in the rural Midwest and connects with the importance of heritage and memories in shaping who we are, the value of intergenerational relationships, and the fundamental power of family. The Library Journal calls it, “A compelling story about loss, adaptability, and courage… With compassion and delicacy Kline presents a little-known chapter of American history.”

Join your colleagues for a discussion of Orphan Train on Thursday, March 12th from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in room 200A, Scott. All students, faculty and staff welcome. Lunch will be provided. Copies of the book are available for sale at the Jefferson Book Store and for loan at Scott Memorial Library. If you’re not already a member, please take a moment to join. Please RSVP to

From DNA to Beer: NLM Exhibit at Scott Library 1/19 to 2/28

January 13th, 2015

The National Library of Medicine, in cooperation with the National Museum of American History, is pleased to present the traveling exhibition, From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry. On view at Scott Memorial Library from January 19th to February 28th, the exhibition explores some of the processes, problems, and potentials inherent in technologies that use life.

era of antibioticsMicrobes—tiny organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye—have altered human history. Life forms such as bacteria, yeasts, and molds can cause sickness or restore health, and help produce foods and beverages for our consumption. Scientists, in partnership with industry, have developed techniques to harness the powers of these microbes. In recent years, headline-grabbing technologies have used genetically modified bacteria to manufacture new medicines. Drawing from the collections of the National Museum of American History and the National Library of Medicine, From DNA to Beer will help to promote public understanding of the dynamic relationship between microbes, technology, and science and medicine.

The six-banner traveling exhibition presents these case studies of major scientific and medical accomplishments in the fields of biotechnology while showcasing the union with industry in how to best market and produce such discoveries to the public at large.

This exhibition was produced by the National Library of Medicine, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

Visit the exhibition website.

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