Join Us for Fun Events During National Library Week!

The UT Libraries will be celebrating National Library Week, April 13-19!

The theme of this year’s National Library Week is “Lives Change @ Your Library.”  We will be featuring new READ posters of well-known UT alumni whose lives have been impacted by books, reading and libraries.

Fun events are also planned for both Carlson and Mulford libraries including used book sales; a lecture on bibliotherapy; creative readings by UT students; and game night:

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Lecture on Using Books in Therapy: April 15, 4pm

The right book at the right time can change your life but can that power be leveraged for your patients and clients? Join us for a discussion of how books and reading can be used therapeutically.

Bibliotherapy: Utilizing Books for Critical Conversations

with Holly Eichner, M.Ed., CTRS

Tuesday, April 15, 4-5 p.m.

Mulford Library, 4th Floor, Room 420

Ms. Eichner is a Certified Recreation Specialist and received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education from The University of Toledo.  In addition to recreational therapy, Ms. Eichner has experience in outreach counseling and psychiatric rehabilitation.  She is currently the MyHealtheVet Coordinator at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit.

Bibliotherapy uses reading materials as therapeutic adjuvants in treating individuals for a variety of concerns in medicine and psychiatry. Ms. Eichner is passionate about sharing the benefits of bibliotherapy and how it can be incorporated into various settings for people of all ages.

Part of the UT Libraries Celebration of National Library Week 2014

“Lives Change @ Your Library”

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James Tobin lecture, April 2 at Canaday Center for Special Collections

On Wednesday, April 2, at 3:00 pm, James Tobin, author of The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency, will be giving a talk and book signing at the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections, at the Carlson Library, Main Campus. Parking  will be available in lot 13 and the West Parking Ramp.

For more information about this book, see the interview on NPR:

Hope to see you there!

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Mulford Copiers Now Scan to H: Drive

The copiers on the 4th and 5th floors of Mulford Library can now be used to scan documents and save them to your personal H: Drive. Instructional signage has beenposted in the copier areas. See library staff or a librarian if you need assistance!


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NLM’s Profiles in Science: The William Osler Papers

Want to read “the father of modern medicine” William Osler’s papers?  The National Library of Medicine has a website Profiles in Science where there is biographical information and access to Sir Osler’s papers.  Other profiles include Virginia Apgar, Linus Pauling, Francis Crick and Arthur Kornberg.  Visit the site and read all the profiles.


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Updated Find It! Button Connects You to Full Text Faster

We’ve been making some changes behind the scenes to our Find It button, which you may have seen in many of our article databases. If you see new Find It at UT button in your search results, you can click on it to see if we have full text access to articles or to link to our library catalog and interlibrary loan request forms.

Some of the improvements we’ve made are:

  • The Find It! button will take you directly to our ‘best bet’ for full text from any of our resources. (see Figure 1)
  • If for some reason our ‘best bet’ doesn’t bring up full text (or if you’re asked to pay), just click on the link in the upper right to go to a full list of all possible sources for full text. (see Figures 1 & 2)
  • Additional options from the full list include searching for the title in our library catalog, submitting an ILLiad interlibrary loan request, exporting the citation to EndNote, or searching for the title words in Google Scholar. (See Figure 2)

We plan to include the updated Find It! button in all of our databases before the Fall semester begins, but you may see some of the old style links in some databases until we work with each database vendor to make the change.

Screenshot of Full Text Found

Figure 1: Best Bet for Full Text found

Screenshot of Full Listing of Options

Figure 2: Full Listing of Options


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New! Cancer Resources LibGuide

Explore our new Cancer Resources for Patients & Families LibGuide.  This LibGuide was designed to point users to quality information resources, whether they are a cancer patient or a family member of someone with cancer.  It is also useful for healthcare practitioners needing to direct their patients to reputable cancer resources.  It covers the following areas:

  • Types of Cancer - Find information on symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for different types of cancer
  • Drugs & TreatmentsResources for drug and treatment information, including side effects
  • Supportive Care/Symptom ManagementLinks you to resources and information for life during and after cancer, including treatment side effects, as well as rehabilitation.  Key web resources for end-of-life information are also included. 
  • ResearchNeed to find the latest research? Interested in clinical trials? Look here.
  • MultimediaImages, videos and educational tutorials
  • Social MediaLinks to Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, and blogs from the social media cancer community
  • NewsUp to the minute news feed on cancer.  Lists key news sources both local and national.

As always, if you need assistance finding information, don’t hesitate to Ask a Librarian.

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Mulford Book Drop Moving

Looking for the book drop? By the time you read this post, it may have been moved to the first floor of the Mulford annex, closer to the student lounge.

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FNP Practice Exam in ExamMaster

Studying for the Family Nurse Practitioner board certification exam?

Look no further than ExamMaster, an online exam preparation resource that lets you brush up on content and take practice exams.  Nursing content in ExamMaster (which also includes the NCLEX-RN practice exam) can be accessed on and off-campus via this link.

If you need assistance, or have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask a librarian.

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Nature Series on the Future of Scientific Publishing

The March 28, 2013 science journal Nature has published a special issue containing a series of articles that explore changes occurring in the realm of scientific publishing. The articles address such topics as attitudes toward open access publishing, journal identity theft, creative commons licensing, new technologies that supercede the journal and article, and ways in which libraries are becoming co-contributors with researchers in the creation of new knowledge. For UT affiliates Nature may be accessed through the UT library catalog.

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