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NIH “All of Us” Research Program Begins Beta Testing of Data Platform: Researchers Invited to Give Feedback

In partnership with our participants—now nearly 350,000 and counting—we’re working to build one of the world’s largest and most diverse datasets to advance health research. Today, we’re happy to announce that we’ve opened our research platform, the All of Us … Continue reading

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Virtual Library Resources & Services Over the Summer

Virtual HS/HSL services and resources will remain unchanged during the Library’s Summer Session, which runs from Tuesday, May 26 – Sunday, August 16.  The one exception is that there will be no Reference Service on Sundays beginning May 31.  

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Reference Service is Closed for the Memorial Day Holiday, May 23, 24, 25

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Include Your Data in the UMB Data Catalog!

Do you have a dataset you’ve been meaning to share, but just haven’t gotten around to it? Now is a perfect time! Results of a recent survey on how life scientists have adapted to COVID-19 restrictions indicate that 43% of … Continue reading

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HS/HSL Resources After Graduation

As the academic year comes to a close, the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) would like our graduating students to know what resources they can use after graduation. Journals and databases: Alumni are able to access HS/HSL’s electronic resources … Continue reading

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Baltimore Sun Wins Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting: How Do I Read it Online?

The Library is often asked about how to read newspapers like the Baltimore Sun, New York Times, and Washington Post online. It’s simple, search our database list for National Newspapers Core & Baltimore Sun. One important caveat to note is … Continue reading

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Explaining COVID-19 Using Plain Language

Recent news stories related to populations that are being hit hardest with COVID-19 have brought to light the need for information written at a reading level that is accessible to everyone, also known as plain language. This can be a challenge … Continue reading

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Upcoming Webinar on Sharing, Discovering, and Citing COVID-19 Data and Code in Generalist Repositories

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health is hosting a free webinar for researchers to learn how to share, discover, and cite COVID-19 data and code in generalist repositories on Fiday, April 24 from 2:00-3:45 … Continue reading

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Access HS/HSL Resources Easily!

If you are a UMB faculty, staff, or student and are on-campus (in a UMB building) you can search for journal articles and books online, no need to log in with your UMID and password or to go to the … Continue reading

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HS/HSL 3D Printing for Health Care Workers in Response to COVID-19

Here is an update on our progress so far: 20 face shield headband sets have been delivered to the local MD Makers Unite effort (based at Open Works here in Baltimore). There they will be sanitized and assembled with clear … Continue reading

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