VisualDx Clinical Support Tool Available

VisualDx is a visual diagnostic clinical support tool that includes over 2,800 adult and pediatric conditions and thousands of images. Search by a diagnosis, build patient- specific differentials, or review medication reactions and adverse events. This versatile tool delivers speed and diagnostic accuracy in your clinical work.

Find it in the Databases list on the HS/HSL website. Download the iOS or Android app from the Library’s VisualDx account for use off campus!

  • Access over 40,000 medical images. See the variations of disease presentation by age, skin type, etc.
  • Build a differential diagnosis in seconds.
  • Review succinct disease information.
  • Provide patients with images and information designed to improve follow-up.

To learn more, view these VisualDX video tutorials.

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Jan. 29, HS/HSL Closing at 3:00PM Due to Inclement Weather

The UMB Campus and the HS/HSL will close at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, January 29th due to inclement weather. Please check UMB Campus Alerts or call the alert hotline at
410-706-8622 before coming to Campus.
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Football at UMB: HS/HSL Historical Highlight

1896 Football Team from the Bones, Molars, and Briefs yearbook.

As we count down the days the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams will face off in Super Bowl 53; what better time to visit the history of football at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)?   While no longer a club or University sport today, football, as well as other team sports, such as Hockey, were once supported at UMB.

Football at UMB was first organized by Dr. Norfleet Mann Gibbs, UM School of Medicine, class of 1896.  Gibbs was called, “the father of athletics at the University of Maryland,” by the 1896 Bones, Molar, and Briefs Yearbook. The first team was fielded mid-season 1895, playing two games against St. Johns College of Annapolis and City College of Baltimore.  The following year, the Athletic Association of UMB was formed among faculty and students at the school.  The Association elected team managers and coaches for football, baseball, and hockey.  Teams had no practice fields, no financial support, and at times little enthusiasm or backing from students or faculty; yet they played an average seven games a year with some success.

As time went by, football grew in popularity, yet the financial strain and lack of facilities continued to cause problems.  The football team enjoyed a strong rivalry with Johns Hopkins University and occasionally played the Maryland Agricultural College (today’s University of Maryland, College Park).

The demands of course work and labs worked to the detriment of UMB football teams who suffered from a low turnout of talented players.  To put this into numerical perspective, only two percent of available students participated in athletics at UMB, while at other schools ten to twenty-five percent of students joined teams. By 1908, only twelve years after its founding, the Athletic Association of UMB was disbanded.  Football had a small resurgence in 1912 but was again disbanded in 1914.  In 1920, when the University of Maryland and the Maryland Agricultural College merged, students at the Baltimore campus could once again participate in athletics through the College Park campus.  At that time the Football team was under coach Harry Clifton “Curley” Byrd. Perhaps while watching Super Bowl 53 on Sunday, February 3, 2019, or at the next sporting event try out some of these Maryland Cheers and Yells.

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ART@601 Exhibit & Reception at HS/HSL

Our upcoming exhibit, 21 Years of Art at the HS/HSL, will showcase selected artworks from past exhibits. It runs from December 10, 2018 through February 22, 2019.

Throughout the past 21 years, art exhibits of paintings, sculpture, photography, and more have graced the walls and spaces of the HS/HSL, showcasing creativity and artistic expression. Works by University staff and students, as well as other artists, have been featured. Additionally, traveling exhibits from various organizations have informed us on a wide variety of health-related topics and social issues. The sponsoring organizations have ranged from medical institutions and groups to national museums and crisis centers. Former HS/HSL Executive Director Frieda Weise, for whom the Gallery is named, envisioned the Library as a community space – where people could gather surrounded by more than books and computers, a place that invites the diverse University community to come together. What better way to do so than through the arts?

Join us on January 24, from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, in the Frieda O. Weise Gallery for a reception, light refreshments, and a brief overview of the past 21 years of art at the HS/HSL.

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HS/HSL Spring Hours







Early Morning Study

Between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m., Monday through Friday, enter through the SMC Campus Center with your UMB ID or UMMC ID. Library services and access to classrooms begin at 8 a.m.

Regular Hours

6 a.m. – 1 a.m.*

6 a.m. – 8 p.m.

8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Exceptions to Regular Hours

Martin Luther King Holiday
Monday, January 21, 2019

Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 21, 2019

*Floors 3, 4, and 5 and library services close at 10 p.m. From 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., floors 1 and 2 are open for those with a current UMB ID, UMMC ID, or USM campus ID.  Visitors and those with library memberships may not enter the building after 8 p.m. and must leave the building by 10 p.m.

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Spring Workshops at the HS/HSL

image of books and pencils

The HS/HSL offers a variety of free workshops to faculty, students, and staff. Classes are offered online and in person.

Spring 2019 topics include:

  • Managing citations using EndNote, Zotero, or Mendeley
  • Introduction to conducting systematic reviews
  • Graphic design principles in PowerPoint presentations
  • Choosing the right journal for your research
  • Enhancing your research impact
  • Open access and predatory publishing

See the full schedule and registration information.

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The Library Genie Heard Your Requests…





During the month of October, the Library Genie asked for your top three library wishes. We have received your requests and are looking at ways to grant your wishes.

The Genie heard your calls for free printing, nap pods, more rolling/comfy chairs, coffee/snack options, and more standing desks. Some of these ideas are being investigated and others are on their way. Look for more of your favorite chairs, new padded seat cushions, and more mobile standing desks in the near future. We are evaluating what can be done to ease those coffee and snack cravings as you spend hours studying in the Library. Free printing is an understandable wish, but more difficult to tackle as we provide printing and copying paper on a cost-recovery basis to keep the equipment functioning. While we will not be investing in nap pods, we are committed to providing you with more comfortable furniture options such as the cushioned booths on the 2nd and 3rd floors with more to come. The Library Genie is creative and is always watching for opportunities to make visiting the HS/HSL a super experience for you.

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HS/HSL Winter Holiday Hours






Holidays and Exceptions to Regular Hours

Monday – Thursday December 17th-20th, 2018 6:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Friday December 21, 2018 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday December 22, 2018 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday – Tuesday December 23, 2018 – January 1, 2019 CLOSED
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Free Coffee Breaks for Students! December 18 & 19








We know finals are here and it’s stressing you out, so the Library is offering free coffee to students this Tuesday and Wednesday. Come and grab a cup while it lasts!

Evening Coffee Break
Tuesday, December 18
7:00 p.m, 1st floor Weise Gallery

Morning Coffee Break
Wednesday, December 19
8:00 a.m, 1st floor Weise Gallery










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December Edition of Connective Issues Is Here






In this issue:

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