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. (http://www.utoledo.edu/library/info/hours.html)

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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100 Stories: The Impact of Open Access

Shifting the question away from how and asking why it matters. Download “100 Stories of Impact” for #openaccess: http://bit.ly/2y8blI6 Via ScienceDirect
[A belated entry in celebration of last week's Open Acces Week!]


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NIH Research Poster Blog Post with Tips & Links

From the 5 October 2016 blog post by Rebecca Brown at the National Netowork of Libraries of Medicine blog (part of NIH)

Did you get a research poster accepted at a conference lately? Congratulations! So did the NTO.

The NN/LM Training Office (NTO) had a poster accepted for the 2016 Joint conference of the Midcontinental and the Midwest MLA chapters and I have been tasked with doing a preliminary layout for the poster. So I set off into the Internet to find some help on designing a research poster.

Font size

Justin Matthews’ name popped up on several of the searches I did. Here is what he has to say about fonts: http://justinlmatthews.com/posterhelp/posterguide/

Why is font size important?

  • Font size can help draw your viewer’s eyes to specific parts of your poster.
  • Use font size to convey importance.

The following are font recommendations from Justin Matthews:

  • Title = 96pts
  • Author/institution line = 48pts
  • Section headings = 36pts
  • Body text = around 24pts for the
  • Don’t use any font that is smaller than 24pts (except for acknowledgements and/or references).
  • You can emphasize a word or sentence by using a bolded or italicized version of your font.
  • Try to avoid underlined text in a poster; it tends to crowd your white space.

More on font size: http://www.tc.umn.edu/~schne006/tutorials/poster_design/design_01.htm#legibletext

Poster Layout and the Serial Position Effect

Layout is important, but you probably already knew that. However, do you know why? While font size helps us distinguish what is and isn’t important, the placement of content can make people see what you want them to see.

Question: What is the Serial Position Effect?

Answer: People tend to remember the first and last items on a list; referred to as the Primacy Effect and the Recency Effect.

Question: What does this have to do with poster layout?

Answer: For a poster, the viewer’s eye moves from top-left downwards towards the lower-center and back up towards the right. To take advantage of what we know about eye movement, place the most important piece of information first, in the upper left.

Then, place the next most important item in the lower center; possibly a well-designed chart with interesting data.

Along the upper-center section (the middle), you can place images that relate to the research (if appropriate), but that are not crucial to your message. This is an area a lot of people don’t look at initially, so you don’t want to place highly relevant and interesting information along the top-center of the poster.

Lastly, place your conclusions at the top right or bottom right.

Read more about Serial Position Effect


More Help

And because we’re librarians, here are several LibGuides:

Good luck and happy poster season to you!

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Fall Break – Mulford Library open regular hours

Monday October 9 and Tuesday October 10 are officially fall break days.   Mulford will be open our regular hours, 7:30 am to midnight on both days.

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Labor Day Weekend Hours (Saturday Sept 2 – Tuesday, Sept 5)

Planning ahead for the Labor Day weekend? Here are our hours:

Saturday Sept 2, 9 am – 9 pm (regular hours)
Sunday Sept 3,  9 am – midnight (regularly hours)
Monday Sept 4,  Noon – midnight (reduced hours)
Tuesday Sept 5  7:30 am – midnight (resume regular hours)

Have fun and be safe!

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New resource provides access to 4 health services research web sites



NICHSR ** ONESearch provides one-stop searching of 4 key National Library of Medicine (NLM)  resources.  These resources primarily support health services research – access to health care, how much health care costs, and what happens to patients as a result of care.  However, many searches will yield results of interest to those involved in community and public health and address issues as socioeconomic disparities.
Each of the 4 resources below may be searched separately.

NICHSR ONESearch provides search and retrieval:

Two Unique Databases

HSRProj (Health Services Research Projects in Progress) - Information about ongoing health services research and public health projects. It is international in scope with over 33,000 records back to the 1990’s. Useful to show research trends and projects that never reached publication.

HSRR (Health Services and Sciences Research Resources) - Citations to datasets, software, and instruments relevant to health services research, public health, and behavioral and social sciences. Includes links to PubMed searches, and URLs.

Two Specialized Web Portals


HSRIC( Health Services Research Information Central) – News updates, reports, data, tools, statistics, and more. Topics include behavioral and mental health, community benefit, domestic violence, health disparities, health care reform, and public heath systems and services research.


PHPartners.org (Partners in Informaoitn Access for the Public Health Workforce) - Portal with news updates, vetted reports, data, tools, statistics, and more. Topics include bioterrorism, dental public health, environmental health, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, obesity, and public workforce development.

 ** National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology

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