Mulford Library Hours expanded April 1 through early June 2018

Starting on April 1 and running through early June, Mulford will be opening earlier to better accommodate students who are studying for boards and course exams.  This is particularly important for second-year medical students who are studying for the USMLE Step 1 exam.  This is a very important exam because performance determines students’ future career options.  Both their specialty choice and residency match depend on strong performance on Step 1.

We will be opening at 7:00 am on weekdays and 8:00 am on weekends.


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Noise alert: Thursday, March 1

On Thursday, March 1, movers will be removing some furniture from the library. The movers know that then need to be as quiet as possible, but be aware that they will be some noise. We apologize in advance for any disruption.

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Mulford Library Hours for Spring Break

Mulford will be open our regular hours all throughout the many and various spring break weeks at the University of Toledo.
(Ranging from Feb 24 to April 2!)

We wish everyone safe and relaxing times!

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Opioid Resoures – Treatment, Statistics, and more

From the Oct 5, 2017 National Library of Medicine Webinar
Treating Opioid Use Disorder and Co-Occuring Disorders

–NLM has an Addiction and Treatment Portal

The Portal contains useful information about many topics related to substance use disorder such as:

Understanding Addiction

Opioid Overdose

Opioid Drugs

Medications to Treat Opioid Addiction

Opioid Prescribing

Pregnancy, Opioid Use, and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome


Data, Trends, & Statistics

Topic-related Searches of National Library of Medicine Resources


—NLM also has a tool called “Pillbox”  that can help you identify pills


—-Lastly, the New England Region has launched a new Graphic Medicine Book Club Kit program. Graphic Medicine is a term that describes stories written in a visual format, similar to a comic book. Graphic novels can be very effective communication tools for topics that are difficult to discuss. The book club kits are a great programming tool for high school student and adult groups. For example, some of the Graphic Novel book club kits NNLM NER has available to borrow are about subjects like Addiction, Mental Illness, and Aging. The book club kits are free and have multiple copies of the graphic novels and a discussion guide with NLM resources relating to the novel. For more information about the Graphic Novel Book Club kits, here is the link


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Sierra and associated library services down

[Just in from our systems librarian…UT Sierra and some associated programs seem to be working, however …It looks like email is not being sent from Sierra. It means notices cannot go out or records that you email to yourself.  She opened a high priority ticket for this.]

UT Sierra (which includes remote access of library materials, item requests ) upgrade should be done by 11:00 today, Friday January 1st. We will update this post when the upgrade is compete.

In the meantime as OhioLINK requesting, checkout, remote authentication and ILLiad (patron requesting) are down.
The discovery layer and OhioLINK catalogs are working. You can view our local materials, but you just can’t request or connect to our old classic catalog.

Please do not hesitate to contact a Mulford Librarian with any questions. (

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Fall Exam Week, Intercession, and Winter Break Hours

Exam week

Sat Dec 9: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun Dec 10: 9:00 am – 1:00 am
Mon Dec 11: 7:30 am – 1:00 am
Tue Dec 12: 7:30 am – 1:00 am
Wed Dec 13: 7:30 am – 1:00 am
Thur Dec 14: 7:30 am – 1:00 am


Fri Dec 15: 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
Sat Dec 16 : 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun Dec 17: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mon Dec 18: 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
Tue Dec 19: 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
Wed Dec 20: 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
Thur Dec 21: 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
Fri Dec 22: 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
Sat Dec 23: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun Dec 24: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Winter Break

Dec 25 thru Jan 1: CLOSED

Intercession/Spring Semester

Tue Jan 2: resume regular hours (7:30 am – midnight)

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Thanksgiving Weekend Hours – Mulford Library

We will be closing Wednesday, November 22rd at 5:00 pm, then remain closed on Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

On Saturday, we will be open from noon until 8:00 pm. On Sunday, we resume our regular hours. (

Have a safe and relaxing holiday! We are thankful for you!

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Two New Resources for the Opioid Crisis

NIH and Clinical Key have recently added opioid crisis/opioid epidemic resources

NIH Guide

By the staff at the NIH/NLM  Toxicology and Environmental Health agency, via a 10 Nov 2017 email. Guides, guidelines, and patient handouts (including low literacy).


 New Resources for the Opioid Crisis

Opiates are chemicals that come from the poppy flower. A synthetic form, opioids, are used in medications. On October 26, 2017, Acting Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Eric D. Hargan declared a public health emergency to address the national opioid crisis. A public health emergency declaration lasts for 90 days and can be extended. Yesterday, the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis released a report that includes 56 recommendations for action.

In this email, we have compiled a list of resources that provide authoritative information on the opioid crisis.

National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources:

Libraries and the opioid crisis:

Related event:


This service is provided to you at no charge by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program (TEHIP), which maintains a comprehensive website that provides access to resources produced by it and by other government agencies and organizations. This site includes links to databases, bibliographies, tutorials, and other scientific and consumer-oriented resources. TEHIP is also responsible for the Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET), an integrated system of toxicology and environmental health databases that are available free of charge on the web.——————————————————————————————————————–

Clinical Key Opioid Epidemic Resource Center
Resources include

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Veteran’s Day/Weekend Hours

The Mulford Library is open regular hours this Veteran’s Day Weekend
Friday November 10th – 7:30 am to 9 pm
Saturday November 11th – 8:30 am to 9pm

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APA, MLA8, and Harvard Reference Tips – Mendeley

This guide is by Science Direct and is available at
Covers everything from social posts to websites.

Some examples



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