January 26, 2016
by jkremer

OPEN Medical Data could Change Medicine

NPR's Morning Edition ran the story today "Journal Editors To Researchers: Show Everyone Your Clinical Data". In summary, "Editors of the leading medical journals around the world made a proposal that could change medical science forever. They said that researchers would have to publicly share the data gathered in their clinical studies as a condition of publishing the results in the journals."

Here is a link to the proposal "Sharing Clinical Trial Data: A Proposal From the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors" published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

From Morning Edition, "In recent years the momentum for open science has grown rapidly. This action by the editors follows directly from guidance in 2015 from the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine), a body of the nation's top medical experts, that said clearly it is time for the culture of medical research to change."

You can listen to the story HERE.

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January 14, 2016
by Brooke Duffy
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Research Consultation Room, ITS, and More Building Improvements

We're excited to kick off the spring semester with some building changes that will allow us to improve our service to the university community. What's new?

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  1. Research Consultation Room Because of the popularity of our personal research appointments, we wanted a better space for accommodating your in-depth research questions. Now located in the room that the ITS Help Desk used to occupy, our new Research Consultation Room is a more collaboration-friendly space for us to host personal research appointments. You can schedule a research appointment by using our quick and easy online booking form. [Click here to book an appointment]
  2. ITS Help Desk Given the usage that the help desk gets, it made sense for ITS to move into a larger space. The new location is the room directly adjacent to the old location (now the research consultation room). Technology and research help are now available in one convenient location!
  3. Popular Magazines Now in Popular Reading Area Our popular magazine collection has moved from the lower level of the library to the popular reading collection on the main level. We hope that making the popular magazines more visible will make it more convenient for our patrons to use them. We are collecting feedback to see if this should become a permanent location change. If you have any questions or suggestions about this change, please email Brooke Duffy, Student Engagement & Outreach Librarian, at
  4. Presentation Practice Room A reminder about the relatively new presentation practice room - a terrific space with technology set up for videoconferencing and for recording a presentation practice session so you can play it back for yourself and see areas for improvement. This is on the upper level of the library on the BCC and School of Nursing side of the building. [Click here] to learn more about the capability of this space and to book the room.
  5. Curriculum Collection The Curriculum Collection, which comprises children's literature, non-fiction, and educational kits, moved in mid-fall semester to make space for the new ITS Help Desk location. We will be launching a display area to feature this collection more prominently.



January 11, 2016
by jkremer
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Legend David Bowie Died on Sunday

New York Times Headline - -"David Bowie Dies at 69; He Transcended Music, Art and Fashion". Read the full New York Times article.

(Sign up for access to the New York Times from the Library)

bowieExplore the Library's database Rock's Back Pages to discover interviews of and articles on David Bowie. Rock's Back Pages is a collection of writing on popular music, covering 1960 to present. Content includes articles, artist interviews, concert reviews, artist profiles, and more.

January 4, 2016
by jkremer
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New Database: Irish Newspaper Archives

Irish Newspaper Archives contains electronic versions of Irish newspapers from the 1700’s to current day. The newspapers appear in black and white, gray and in color. Via this website you can do a word search of all the published material on the site.

The search results will appear in the form of an article. In addition, you can see an image of the page of the newspaper that the article was published on, lines from the article that contain the search words, as well the original pagination of the newspaper.

You can find these and other databases on our database page. If you have any questions, please contact Nina Peri,

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January 4, 2016
by jkremer
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January Intersession Hours

The Library will have adjusted hours from January 4-January 18.  Please see complete schedule at

We will be closed the weekends of January 9-10 and January 16-17. On Monday, January 18, the Library will open from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Research help will be available 24 hours a day, in addition to online access to all our ebooks and ejournals.  Go to the Library homepage to get started.