Have you tried BrowZine to stay current?

March 26, 2015

BrowZine is a free tablet application that lets you browse, read, and stay current with top scholarly journals subscribed to by the URMC and River Campus Libraries. The app is for iPads and Android tablets.

With BrowZine, you can:

♦ Read and follow your favorite scholarly journals.

♦ Create a personal bookshelf and get notifications when new articles are published.

♦ Save articles for off-line reading or export to RefWorks, EndNote, Papers, Mendeley, and other services.

Dr. Robert G. Holloway, Department of Neurology, uses BrowZine on his iPad and calls it  “a game changer in the way I use and process information.”

To learn more, listen to this informal discussion with Dr. Holloway and Valorie Hallinan, Liaison Librarian, Edward G. Miner Library, at this link:

http://youtu.be/szIHUIr-cxg

Scene from Browzine video

 

Getting started with BrowZine couldn’t be easier.

From your tablet, go to http://thirdiron.com/download/and select the appropriate icon, or go directly to the Apple App, Google Play, or Amazon App store and download it for free.

The first time you launch BrowZine, select University of Rochester from the dropdown list, log in with your credentials, and start exploring!


March 2015 Classes by Miner Library

March 4, 2015

Classes at Miner Library

Here are the classes offered by Miner Library for the upcoming month:

BIO101: You Are What You Eat (and Drink and Breathe…)
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register
An Integrated View of the Genome
Date: Friday, March 13, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Register
Bioinformatics Basics
Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Register
RefWorks Basics
Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
Register
EndNote Basics
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register

For a full list of Miner Library’s classes, visit our Classes page.

Have a question? Contact Miner Library’s Answer Desk @ 585-275-3361.


Miner Library to host Shakespeare exhibit: “And There’s the Humor of It”

March 4, 2015

From March 16-April 25, 2015, Edward G. Miner Library will host the National Library of Medicine’s exhibit, “And There’s the Humor of It” Shakespeare and the Four Humors.”

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William Shakespeare (1564–1616) created characters that are among the richest and most humanly recognizable in all of literature. Yet Shakespeare understood human personality in the terms available to his age—that of the now-discarded theory of the four bodily humors—blood, bile, melancholy, and phlegm. These four humors were thought to define peoples’ physical and mental health, and determined their personalities, as well. “And There’s the Humor of It” Shakespeare and the Four Humors explores the language of the four humors that bred the core passions of anger, grief, hope, and fear—the emotions conveyed so powerfully in Shakespeare’s comedies and tragedies.

There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, March 25, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in Miner Library. The exhibit’s co-curator, Theodore Brown, Ph.D., Professor of History and Medical Humanities and Phelps Professor of Public Health and Policy at the University of Rochester, will give opening remarks.

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, and the Folger Shakespeare Library.

We gratefully acknowledge support from the University Committee for Interdisciplinary Studies Human Values in Health Care Cluster.


NCBI to Host Free Webinar on March 5: “NCBI and the NIH Public Access Policy: PubMed Central submissions, My NCBI, My Bibliography and SciENcv”

March 2, 2015

On Thursday, March 5, NCBI will host a free webinar outlining how to use My NCBI to report public access policy compliance for NIH grant holders. Topics will include the NIH Public Access Policy, NIHMS and PubMed Central submissions, creating My NCBI accounts, use of My Bibliography to report compliance to eRA Commons, and using SciENcv to create BioSketches.

The event runs from 1-2 PM (EST). Click here to register.


“A Miner Moment” video highlights the life of Dr. Charles Briggs (1855-1933)

March 1, 2015

Here’s a video (3:47) we produced, highlighting one of our remarkable archival collections.

Charles M. Briggs, M.D., (1855-1933) was a physician practicing in the village of Fairport, NY, from 1880 until his death in 1933. The Charles M. Briggs collection consists mostly of personal diaries from his boyhood in West Macedon, NY. The diaries and objects belonging to Dr. Briggs were presented to us by his granddaughter, Betty Satterwhite Stevenson.

Dr. Charles M. BriggsCharles Briggs was the fifth of nine children. He attended the district school until he was 18, then entered a three-year college preparatory course at the Macedon Academy.

In the autumn following his graduation in 1876, Charles began a preceptorship with H. D. Vosburgh, M.D., of Lyons, NY. Charles’ medical studies with Dr. Vosburgh included regular duties at the Wayne County almshouse and asylum. In the autumn of 1877, Charles entered the Buffalo Medical College. After graduation, Briggs settled in Fairport, where he remained in medical practice for the rest of  his life.

The earliest of the 19 diaries in our collection is dated 1871, begun when Charles was just 15 years old. The entries in the diaries kept from 1871 to 1875 briefly chronicle his daily routine of chores, school work, family, and church life.

The diary for 1876 records Charles’ preceptorship with Dr. Vosburgh. Charles attended lectures by Dr. Vosburgh in the evening, while studying and attending to duties at the insane asylum at Lyons during the day. His duties included book and record keeping, showing visitors about the asylum, occasionally assisting in the restraint of some of the more vigorous inmates, and even waiting on tables when a large group of visitors was in attendance. He also had the opportunity to intermittently practice dissection on the corpses of deceased insane.

The diaries are fascinating, and provide unique insights into the life of a medical student in the 19th century.

We think the video is pretty good, too. Let us know what you think, because we’d like to share more “Miner Moments” with you in the future!

Posted by Susan Andersen


Let’s reduce our collective shoe size! Join us on March 25 at High Noon for “Reducing Our Environmental Footprint – How You and NYSP2I Can Help”

March 1, 2015

Join us on March 25, 2015, at noon for a special presentation by Dr. Anahita Williamson, director of the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Untitled The goal of NYSP2I is to make the state more sustainable for workers, the public, the environment, and the economy through pollution prevention. Dr. Williamson will discuss the work NYDP2I is doing with academia, industries, and communities to develop and implement innovative solutions that reduce their environmental footprints.  The program also will include a review of how we all can help on a personal level by selecting home-cleaning and other products.

Join us at noon on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in the History of Medicine Room at Miner Library to learn more. Bring your colleagues; bring your lunch!

For more information, contact Linda Hasman at 275-3399.

 

About the speaker: Dr. Anahita Williamson

AnahitaDr. Williamson holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental engineering, all from Clarkson University. She has a strong background and extensive experience in the field of environmental engineering, including manufacturing process modification for improved material recovery and reuse, design for the environment, and life-cycle assessment. In 2012, Dr. Williamson was recognized with the Environmental Quality Award through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and in 2013 with RIT’s Principal Investigator Millionaire Award.

Some of us may recognize Dr. Williamson as one of “The Rochester 10” identified by City Newspaper in its December 2014 feature article about Rochesterians doing great things in the community.


February 2015 Classes by Miner Library

February 4, 2015

Classes at Miner Library

Here are the classes offered by Miner Library for the upcoming month:

Blackboard Basics for Academic Courses, Clerkships and Residencies
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Register
Blackboard Advanced Features: Groups Creation and Management
Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Register
EndNote Basics
Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Register
RefWorks Basics
Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Register
BIO101: You Are What You Eat (and Drink and Breathe…)
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register

For a full list of Miner Library’s classes, visit our Classes page.

Have a question? Contact Miner Library’s Answer Desk @ 585-275-3361.


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