New Artwork Unveiled at the IHS Library

Neuron art print
“Neuron” by Andrea P. Tóth.

Earlier this month, twelve colorful anatomy prints were permanently installed in various locations throughout the library. The mixed-media watercolor and ink designs are by Prague artist and medical doctor, Andrea P. Tóth, owner of the small-business MedPapers.

When the IHS Library opened in July 2018, the space was beautiful- but the white walls were noticeably in need of artwork. Looking for help on this huge project, the IHS Library consulted with the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine’s Art and Medicine student group for design inspiration. Toth’s prints were ultimately selected for the library for their color, creative interpretation of the human body, and tone of calmness.

So far, the prints have been a huge hit with everyone, especially IHS Library Director, Chris Duffy. “We couldn’t be happier with how these beautiful prints look in our library,” he says. “I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!”

Information Commons
Six prints adorn one wall of the Information Commons.
Neuron synapse art
“Neuron Synapse” by Andrea P. Tóth.

A new look for the IHS Library homepage

the redesigned library homepage
The redesigned library homepage

You’ve probably noticed the IHS Library homepage looks a little different than it has. We have redesigned the homepage to streamline and simplify it, giving you faster and easier access to the content you use most frequently.

Most significantly, we have reduced the number of links in the Popular Resources section of the page. The good news is that all the content that was formerly linked in this section is still available to you using the eBooks, eJournals, and Databases links.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns regarding the new design.

 

APA 7th Edition: What’s new?

APA 7th EditionBy Kyle Downey, Health Sciences Librarian

Back in October the American Psychological Association (APA) released the 7th edition of their APA Publication Manual.  It has been nearly a decade since the 6th edition was released and with this newest edition we see several additions and revisions.

So, what is new?

Some changes to the new publication will be immediately noticeable to the user who has used the previous 6th edition.  First, the new manual is in full color throughout the entire publication.  Some other changes include:

  • Citing of online material, with a focus on social media
  • Inclusion of bias-free language
  • Guidelines on writing without bias that addresses age, disability, gender, race and ethnicity, including the singular use of “they”
  • Using shortened URLs and shortDOIs if a URL or DOI is long and complex
  • Removal of publisher locations for books and book chapters
  • An in-text citation with 3 or more authors is to be shortened to include only the first authors name and “et al”
  • Website URLs no longer need to be preceded with “Retrieved from” unless there is also a retrieval date
  • A single space after any body-text punctuation rather than 2 spaces

To learn more about the new publication manual, check out the APA style blog.

Both the Walsh Library and the IHS Library also have permanent reference copies available for faculty and students to use.

Source: Elias, Daniel. “APA Style 7th Edition: What’s Changed?” MyBib, MyBib, 14 Sept. 2019.

Welcome Denise D’Agostino, new IHS Library Assistant

Denise D'Agostino

The IHS Library welcomes our newest team member, Denise D’Agostino. While she may be new to IHS, she is a veteran employee at Seton Hall, working at SHU Libraries for the past 21 years, most recently as the Periodicals Supervisor for SHU Libraries. Denise is now working Tuesdays through Thursdays from 7:30am – 3:30pm at IHSL, providing front-line services at the IT/AV Service Desk, staffing the IHSL email account, maintaining the reserves collection, and working on a range of other projects. Denise can be reached at 973-542-6969 or at denise.dagostino@shu.edu. We’re excited to have Denise join the team.

 

Get articles easier with Libkey Nomad Chrome extension!

We are excited to announce a new tool that will enhance and simplify the research experience for our IHS community: Libkey Nomad.

Libkey Nomad, a browser extension for Google Chrome, automatically links to full-text content from websites such as PubMed, Wikipedia, and Google Scholar.  To quote Third Iron, “Libkey Nomad keeps libraries at the heart of the research process by connecting researchers to library content, even when the user is not in the library.”

Installation instructions for Libkey Nomad can be found here.

If you have questions or need help with downloading the extension, contact you IHS librarian directly or via ihslibrary@shu.edu.

Libkey Nomad Chrome extension

IHS Library celebrates our first year in our 2018-2019 Annual Report

The IHS librarians are delighted to share our IHS 2018-2019 Annual Report. The report highlights our accomplishments in our first year serving the IHS community, including:

  • Collaborating on teaching and learning with the 3 schools we serve;
  • Heavy usage of the databases, journals, and textbooks we license for IHS, as well as the website and online toolkits we’ve developed;
  • Offering reserved study spaces, which were booked 15,000 times in FY2018-2019; and
  • A myriad of interprofessional collaborations across the campus community.

We are happy to call the IHS campus home, and we are proud to be your library!

Faster and easier article PDFs in PubMed

We’re pleased to announce another enhancement to the user experience for IHS students, faculty, and staff: Libkey Link for PubMed. To quote Third Iron, the vendor we’ve partnered with for this feature, Libkey Link “brings one-click access to PDF articles in PubMed, dramatically simplifying workflow and improving user experience. No more confusion over what full text source to pick, no more waiting for different pages to load hunting for the PDF button.” We’ve implemented LibKey Link to cut out a couple of steps in the old process, making it easier and faster for you to get the article PDF you’re looking for. As always, if you need any help with this feature (or anything else information-related), contact your IHS librarian.

Improvements to the SHUhealth search tool

SHU Health is a tool that allows IHS Library users to search both the catalog (books, videos, CDs, etc.) and articles simultaneously. We are excited to announce a number of improvements to the interface to streamline the experience for you.

You can search SHUhealth from the library homepage
Getting to SHUhealth from the library homepage

The updated interface is significantly simpler, reducing clutter by removing little-used and unnecessary features. IHS librarians reached out to our partner EBSCO, which manages the interface, to suggest the changes.

Updated and simplified SHUhealth interface
The updated and streamlined SHUhealth interface

We’re interested in continually improving your experience with IHS Library website and other library interfaces. If you have an improvement to suggest or notice a bug we need to fix, email me at andrew.hickner AT shu.edu.

My Professional Journey: Dr. Heather Frimmer

On March 13, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at SHU students, faculty, and staff gathered over lunch to hear Dr. Heather Frimmer discuss her unique career trajectory from medical trainee to radiologist and published author. This engaging event was part of the “My Professional Journey” series sponsored by Student Affairs and Wellbeing “Careers in Medicine,” the OME Professionalism Committee, and the IHS Library.

During the 90-minute program, Dr. Frimmer spoke of the path that led to her current position as Diagnostic Radiologist in Breast and Emergency Radiology. Once established in her medical career, she would then follow an altogether different path and write her first novel, Bedside Manners, published by SparkPress in 2018.

After her talk, those in attendance were treated to a reading of two passages from Bedside Manners, followed by small-group discussion and reflection of the passages’ themes. Students were then invited to do a bit of their own creative writing based on their personal clinical experiences thus far.

On behalf of everyone who attended, the sponsors of the “My Professional Journey” series would like to thank Dr. Frimmer for joining us and speaking about her medical and writing career.

Dr. Heather Frimmer (left) with former medical school classmate, Dr. Miriam Hoffman, Associate Dean of Medical Education.
From left to right: Dr. Miriam Hoffman (Associate Dean of Medical Education), Janae Moment (MS1), Raquel Cancho Otero (MS1), Dr. Heather Frimmer, Candace Pallitto (MS1), Caryn Katz Loffman (Human Dimension Assistant Course Director), Katherine Veltri (MS1), and Allison Piazza (Health Sciences Librarian).
Medical students and faculty discussing Bedside Manners by Dr. Heather Frimmer.

Get all the data you need with PolicyMap

As their website states, PolicyMap is “All the data you need.  All in one place.”  In just a few clicks you can access authoritative data from public and private sources to create highly detailed maps.  As a user you can find data on demographics, housing, health, education and more in communities across the nation.

PolicyMap is an excellent resource for both students and faculty to use to find data on specific areas.  It provides up-to-date demographic data that allows users to become research producers.  PolicyMap has many options based on what you want to create including: maps, tables, reports and 3-layer maps.  The maps option allows users to create maps based on data for a geographical region for a single variable while the 3-layer maps allows you to find places that match one or up to three variables.

Check out the PolicyMap toolkit https://library.shu.edu/policymapgs for more information on how to use PolicyMap.  And keep an eye out for PolicyMap session here on the IHS campus!

Kyle Downey, 12/5/2018