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HS/HSL Fall Hours Begin Tuesday Sept. 5th

HS/HSL’s fall hours begin Tuesday, Sept. 5th and continue until Nov. 30th. The library will be closed Sept. 2-4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. See the HS/HSL website for more information. Continue reading

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Whiteboard Project: Which Citation Manager Do You Prefer?

There are lots of options out there for citation management software, and we wanted to know which one you like best! Our poll results show a clear preference for EndNote over RefWorks, with a few write-in votes for other tools. RefWorks is available for free to the UMB community through HS/HSL, and EndNote is now available at a discount through the campus technology office. If you want to learn more about how to use citation managers to save time while writing, talk to a librarian or attend one of our workshops! Continue reading

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Fall Workshops at the HS/HSL

The HS/HSL offers a variety of free workshops to faculty, students, and staff. This semester’s topics include:

-Leveraging research impact data for tenure and promotion
-Citation management with RefWorks
-Research data management basics
-Creating effective presentations using Powerpoint
-Finding research literature using PubMed
-Bioinformatics on the Cloud

See http://www2.hshsl.umaryland.edu/hshsl/workshops/index.cfm for the full schedule and registration information. Continue reading

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Whiteboard Project: Best Anatomy Atlas?

We asked, you answered. Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy trounced Gray’s Atlas of Anatomy in last week’s whiteboard poll. Perhaps this result reflects the number of people who are still loyal fans of the Grey’s Anatomy TV show after all these years… Regardless of which version you prefer, we have a wide variety of anatomy atlases available for checkout. 

Be sure to stop by the library to weigh in on our current poll, RefWorks vs. EndNote for citation management!  Continue reading

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Whiteboard Project: Is OLD BAY® Just for Crabs?

In one of our most decisive polls yet, it is clear we have a lot of OLD BAY® fans here! Most of you do not believe this Maryland-born seasoning should only be used on steamed crabs. However, the crabs-only folks are not without some support, as the original name of OLD BAY® was “Delicious Brand Shrimp and Crab Seasoning.”¹ Those more adventurous in using the seasoning suggested french fries and pizza – any other ideas?

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