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Where’s JEFFLINE? (December 2014 Update)

December 19th, 2014

In July 2014 we retired the JEFFLINE name and adopted a new look that reflects the redesigned Jefferson website. Since then we have been gradually streamlining and updating our content to improve access to the Library’s resources.

With the launch of the Center for Teaching and Learning (which replaced AISR), JEFFLINE content related to instructional design, educational technologies, and media services was migrated to a new CTL site within the Thomas Jefferson University site:

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VIPs Visit Scott Library

December 19th, 2014

Beemer and Visa, two Very Irresistible Pooches, stopped by on Wednesday, December 17th to offer students (and staff) some respite from studying and stress.

Dogs at Scott

Follett Faculty Discover: Find Resources For Your Course

December 18th, 2014


Dear Jefferson Faculty,

We are excited to share a new resource made available by our new bookstore operator, Follett. Beginning in January 2015, students will be able to order books and related course materials that you have selected for use in your course.  For this semester, Follett will be using the course material requests you’ve already sent to the Bookstore. For the Fall 2015 semester, you will be able to use this convenient tool to select your textbooks and any other related course resources you want to include. In January we will send out additional information on available workshops to learn how to use Follett Faculty Discover.

Follett Faculty Discover is the new research and adoption resource that replaces your former Online Adoption Tool.

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PubMed Central (PMC) Adds Citation Export Feature

December 16th, 2014

NCBI announced that “PubMed Central (PMC) has added a citation exporter feature, which makes it easy to retrieve either styled citations that you can copy/paste into your manuscripts, or to download them into a format compatible with your bibliographic reference manager software.”

The Citation link provides a quick way to export a single citation.

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Jefferson Book Club Author Event for January: The Winter Guest, by Pam Jenoff

December 9th, 2014

Pam Jenoff flyer_505_nowavailableLocal author, Pam Jenoff, is the sister of Jay Jenoff, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Acute Care Surgery, at Jefferson. We are thrilled to have Ms. Jenoff discuss her book, The Winter Guest, at our January book club meeting. Ms. Jenoff is a bestselling author of several historical novels.

The Winter Guest
“Life is a constant struggle for the eighteen-year-old Nowak twins as they raise their three younger siblings in rural Poland under the shadow of the Nazi occupation. The constant threat of arrest has made everyone in their village a spy, and turned neighbor against neighbor. Though rugged, independent Helena and pretty, gentle Ruth couldn’t be more different, they are staunch allies in protecting their family from the threats the war brings closer to their doorstep with each passing day. Then Helena discovers an American paratrooper stranded outside their small mountain village…”

Join your colleagues for the next Jefferson Book Club discussion on Thursday, January 8th from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in Room 505 Hamilton. Lunch will be provided.

All students, faculty, and staff welcome. Join the book club to receive future announcements and to vote on what we read next. Copies of the book are available for sale at the Jefferson Book Store and for loan at Scott Memorial Library.

Please RSVP to:

Therapy Dogs at Scott Library on 12/17

December 5th, 2014

Visa, a therpy dog

Does studying for exams have you stressed out?

Come and meet a therapy dog at Scott Library on Wednesday, December 17th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in Room 200A.

Drop in for some canine comfort! You’ll be surprised how much better you feel after a hug or a puppy kiss. Pet therapy lowers blood pressure, releases endorphins that have a calming effect, lifts spirits, and lowers anxiety.

Food Donation Program 12/5 Through 12/17

December 2nd, 2014

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 December 5th to December 17th:

Food Donation Program

Drug Browsers: Searching Multiple Terminology Sources

December 1st, 2014

Are you familiar with the these drug browsers developed for clinicians by the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications (LHNCBC) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM)?:

  • RxNav, a semantic navigation tool for clinical drugs, is a powerful desktop application for displaying drug information.
  • RxClass is a new application that allows users to search and browse drug classes and their RxNorm drug members through a simple web interface by searching through five sources of drug-class information.

To learn more, view our new illustrated guide to RxNav and RxClass.

Need help finding drug information? See our Drug Information guide or contact us.

19 E-Books New to Scott Library in November

December 1st, 2014

book covers

Scott Library added these 19 e-books in November to the growing collection:

Hearts and Crafts: Human Heart Model From JAMA

November 25th, 2014

The cover of the November 19, 2014 JAMA theme issue on cardiovascular disease features a paper heart model anyone can put together. Grab a pair of scissors, some tape, and the printout, and follow the directions to create your own anatomical heart model.

Download a copy of the model and instructions.

heart model

2014 JCIPE Conference

November 25th, 2014

The internationally-renowned Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Education (JCIPE) hosted a conference, Interprofessional Care for the 21st Century: Redefining Education and Practice, in Philadelphia on October 10-12, 2014. Conference presentations and posters have been loaded in the Jefferson Digital Commons.

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Lexicomp Enhancements

November 25th, 2014

Lexicomp is a premier resource for drug information and clinical content available to all Jeffersonians. The most recent enhancements to this popular suite of databases include:

  • A new HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) field with verbatim HCAHPS survey questions to guide nurses’ interactions with patients and actively work toward improved survey scores.
  • Approximately 1,000 discharge leaflets now contain a new Teach Back field that “… helps both the patient and the clinical educator to confirm the patient’s understanding of their discharge instructions.”
  • Links to pediatric clinical practice guidelines added to the pediatric and neonatal drug information database.

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In the Dark: New Photo Exhibit at Scott Library

November 20th, 2014

In the Dark exhibit

Dr. Brainard on Light, Magic and Science

November 14th, 2014

On Monday, November 10th Scott Library presented a talk by TJU’s Dr. Brainard on Light, Magic and Science in recognition of (and to wrap up) our hosting of the National Library of Medicine’s Harry Potter’s World Exhibit. Dr. Brainard lead a rapt and appreciative audience of about 80 attendees through a series of topics including the science of light in relation to sleep, space travel, and how light emerged from darkness referring to the Russian Revolution and Dr. Sorokin. The presentation was enhanced by the music of Ben Warfield (TJU Department of Neurology).

Light, Magic and Science

ACC Releases New Guidelines Clinical App

November 12th, 2014

WASHINGTON (Nov. 10, 2014) — The American College of Cardiology, which has been developing clinical practice guidelines in partnership with the American Heart Association for more than three decades, has launched a new Guideline Clinical App to serve as the mobile home for all ACC/AHA guideline content and related tools.

The initial version of the new American College of Cardiology Guideline Clinical App includes three of the most recently updated practice guidelines and is available for free on iTunes and GooglePlay. Additional guidelines and features will be added over time.

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