Mulford Hours for Martin Luther King, Jr., Day

We will be open our regular hours (7:30 am – midnight) on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 16.

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10 clever tips for promoting your research online

By Josh Clark at Altmetric (15 November 2016)

10 clever tips for promoting your research online

Promoting your research online is vital if you need to provide evidence of the online engagement for your work, particularly when applying for promotion or tenure and funding. In this post I’ll be sharing the tips as well as the tools you’ll need to spread the word about your work and efficiently manage your online reputation.

1. Put together a strategy

Like all good plans it’s best to start by thinking about who you want to reach! Begin by thinking about which researchers and other audiences will be interested in your work; the disciplines they work in and where they can be found. Are they within your institution, or somewhere further afield?

(The article outlines more tips as writing a summary, making your data available, and getting social)

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Writing Center Hours resume Tuesday, January 17 at the Mulford Library

writingThe UT Writing Center is closed during break.  The center will resume services

  • Here (Mulford Library)
    Tuesday, January 17
  • Carlson Library, Main Campus
    Monday, January 16
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New site searches multiple venues for health services research

New Health Services Research ONESearch

From the 2016 December 22 Technical bulletin (US National Library of Medicine)

In December 2016, the National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) released NICHSR ONESearch. This consolidated search site allows researchers to search two unique databases and two specialized web portals with one simple search:

Searching

Search for a word or phrase (see Figure 1). Note: Use double quotes to search for phrases; Boolean operators are allowed.

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Figure 1: NICHSR ONESearch search for “public health accreditation.”

Your search results are ranked by relevance. The application of origin is in parenthesis after the title of the article/resource (see Figure 2).

Search results with application of origin.
Figure 2: Search results with resource of application.”

In the left sidebar, use “refine by Application” to explore results from that resource more specifically (see Figure 3).

refine by Application sidebar.
Figure 3: Refine by Application sidebar.

For example, clicking on the link to PHPartners displays the 78 items identified on that site. You can then search further using the categories and fields specific to that resource (see Figure 4).

refine by Application sidebar.
Figure 4: Refine by Application sidebar.

To return to your original NICHSR ONESearch results, click the “x” in the breadcrumbs above your search results or next to the name of the chosen application (see Figure 5).

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Figure 5: Return to ONESearch results.

NICHSR ONESearch will return the same results as a similar search within each of the individual resources. Please note that only HSRProj utilizes MeSH indexing within its records. The ONLY way to search HSRProj using MeSH is to go directly to HSRProj. The unified resource is intended to complement HSR and public health literature in PubMed and the journals in the NLM Catalog by providing access to curated grey literature.

Searching Help

See the Search Tips for NICHSR ONESearch FAQ for additional information.

Comments?

We welcome your feedback. Please send your comments and questions to: NLM Customer Service with “NICHSR ONESearch” in the subject field.

By Patricia Gallagher and Lisa Lang
National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology

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Furry friends help students de-stress at Mulford

During Finals Week at Mulford, students had the opportunity to de-stress and unwind with the assistance of certified therapy dogs.  A huge thank you goes out to Porshia, Murphy, Oreo, Benny, Brady, and their handlers, for visiting Mulford and bringing several smiles to students’ faces!

Animal-assisted therapy is a burgeoning area of research in several healthcare settings. There is even a Medical Subject Heading Term (MeSH) for it.  A broad search in the PubMed database reveals several research articles on the topic.

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Porshia greets students at the Mulford Library

Porshia is a familiar face at UTMC, where she visits patients undergoing treatment at the Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center.  You can read more about Porshia in the UT News. Porshia’s owner and handler Jane Ann Zeigler-Wentz states: “Porshia is intelligent, intuitive and well-behaved.”  You can follow Porshia’s daily activities via her Instagram page @porshia_the_therapy_dog.

Murphy, Oreo, Benny and Brady also regularly visit patients in hospitals and other healthcare settings across northwest Ohio.

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Therapy dog Benny cuddles with a student

In fact, this was not the first time any of them had visited a library!  They also regularly participate in a program at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library where children can read to therapy dogs.  Books and dogs.  Now that’s a perfect combination!

We hope you enjoyed their visit, and were able to sneak in a well-deserved study break.

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Study Break Schedule

Take care of yourself this week. Take a break from studying!

Monday, December 12

  • 2:00-3:00 pm:    Study snacks provided by COMLS Alumni Affiliate in the AEC (5th floor)

Tuesday, December 13

  • 2:00-3:00 pm:    Study snacks provided by COMLS Alumni Affiliate in the AEC (5th floor)
  • 4:00-6:00 pm:    Study break with therapy dog Porshia in MLB 420

Wednesday, December 14

  • 2:00-3:00 pm:    Study snacks provided by COMLS Alumni Affiliate in the AEC (5th floor)
  • 4:00-6:00 pm:    Study break with therapy dogs Murphy and Oreo in MLB 420

Thursday, December 15

  • 2:00-3:00 pm:    Study snacks provided by COMLS Alumni Affiliate in MLB 420
  • 4:00-6:00 pm:    Study break with therapy dog Brady in MLB 420
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Fall 2016 Exam Week Therapy Dogs for Destressing!

We will have therapy dogs in room 420 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the Mulford Library (Room 420)  from 4:00 -6:00 pm. (Different dogs every day!)

Porshia is a certified therapy dog through Therapy Dogs International (TDI), the oldest and largest therapy dog organization in the United States. She is very much a vital part of the Dana Cancer Center and UTMC team and has been since March of 2014.  She is a medium multigen Australian Labradoodle and will be 4 years old this coming February.therapy-dogs-at-mulford

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2016 Fall Exam Week Hours with additional information

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Hours from Dec 9 to Dec 15

Friday, Dec 9 7:30 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday, Dec 10 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday, Dec 11 8:00 am – 1:00 am

Monday, Dec 12 7:30 am – 1:00 am
through
Thursday Dec 15

On Friday, December 16, we start reduced hours for winter break.

Here is some additional information about exam week (Dec 10-15)

  • In addition to our extended hours for exam week, HEB 100 will also available for open study for students until 1:00 am on Saturday, December 10 through Thursday, December 15. An ID badge is required to enter.
  • There are no Writing Center office hours next week

In terms of study breaks:

  • The COMLS Alumni Affiliate is providing study snacks from 2:00-3:00 pm Monday through Wednesday in the Academic Enrichment Center and Thursday 2:00-3:00 pm in MLB 420.

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  • We will have therapy dogs in room 420 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in MLB 420 from 4:00 -6:00 pm. (Different dogs every day!)
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Library Hours – Friday, December 9 to Tuesday, January 3

Here are the Library hours for Exam Week, break, and the holidays. We wish you the best on your exams and relaxation during the break and holidays.

[HEB 100 is open to provide additional study space: Saturday, December 10-Thursday, December 15, until 1:00 am. ID badge is required to enter.]

[Please scroll down for additional information about exam week as snacks and therapy dogs]

Friday, December 9              7:30 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday, December 10        8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday, December 11          8:00 am –   1:00 am

Monday, December 12        7:30 am –  1:00 am
through
Thursday, December 15

Friday, December 16             7:30 am –  7:00 pm
Saturday, December 17        9:00 am –  5:00 pm
Sunday, December 18          9:00 am  – 5:00 pm

Monday, December 19         7:30 am –  7:00 pm
through
Thursday, December 22

Friday, December 23            CLOSED
through
Monday, December 26

Tuesday, December 27        7:30 am – 7:00 pm
through
Friday, December 30

Saturday, December 31        9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday, January 1              CLOSED
through
Monday, January 2

Tuesday, January 3            resume regular hours: 7:30 am – midnight

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Here is some additional information about exam week:

 

  • In addition to our extended hours for exam week, HEB 100 will also available for open study for students until 1:00 am on Saturday, December 10 through Thursday, December 15. An ID badge is required to enter.
  • There are no Writing Center office hours next week.

 

 

In terms of study breaks:

 

  • The COMLS Alumni Affiliate is providing study snacks from 2:00-3:00 pm Monday through Wednesday in the Academic Enrichment Center and Thursday 2:00-3:00 pm in MLB 420.

 

  • We will have therapy dogs in room 420 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in MLB 420 from 4:00 -6:00 pm. (Different dogs every day!)
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What’s in PubMed?

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) are part of PubMed. However, since not all PubMed articles are indexed (the Medline portion below), it is a good idea to include searching by words and phrases. (http://mulford.utoledo.edu/mblog/?p=5119).
“Future MEDLINE” are articles (mostly recent) awaiting subject headings.
“Other” are those articles outside of the scope of MEDLINE, and will never have subject headings.
Please do not hesitate to consult with a Mulford librarian when searching for information, PubMed or elsewhere!

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[ Image from NIH workshop - Pubmed for Clinicians. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/home/coursesandwebinars.shtml)]

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