June 2007 – Volume 1 – Number 9


M.J. Tooey

There’s something about the end of an academic year that encourages reflection. The transition from the frenetic pace of finals and graduation to the ease of the summer term is as palpable as moving from the June heat into the cool, air conditioned environs of the library. The mood of the campus changes, and shorts and flip flops are the preferred attire to lab coats and shoes. This year is an especially poignant one for me as the transitions pile up. This spring saw the completion of my three year professional leadership obligation to the Medical Library Association. I am now transitioning back to regular citizenship within the organization. Our daughter has graduated from high school and is transitioning to becoming a college freshman and only part time resident of our home.

At the library we are transitioning from a building-centric focus to one embracing not only our physical boundaries, but our virtual resources, services and our place as a community space. Hopefully you have been following our running commentary about the renovation of the library. We are eager to welcome our new tenants – Student Accounts, Records and Registration, International Students and the Counseling Center; we know that as their users encounter our staff, services and resources their time here at UMB will be enriched. In the fall our returning users may be pleasantly surprised and amazed at all the changes. We will all benefit from the transitions in this beautiful space we call the Health Sciences and Human Services Library.

CINAHL Access Changing July 31st

Access to CINAHL, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, will change on July 31, 2007. On that date you will find that the CINAHL search screen has changed from Ovid to EBSCOhost. While the look and feel may seem unfamiliar to you, the searchable information remains the same. Think of it as the same content, just a different container!


To assist you in the transition, the library will create a quick tips guide. The guide will cover topics such as transferring saved searches from your Ovid account to a new EBSCOhost account, as well as instructions for saving searches from EBSCO to RefWorks. In addition, we encourage you to Register for one of the hour long instruction sessions we’ve scheduled on the CINAHL switch.

Currently, you will find two links to CINAHL listed on the Library Databases list. You’re welcome to play around and compare both, but keep in mind the OVID version will disappear after July 30th.

For more information contact us through Ask Us! (hshsl@umaryland.edu) or call 410.706.7996.

Include the Library in your Grant Proposals

Library Logo

An excellent way to enhance research support for programs on campus is to include library services and materials in your grant proposals. The funds can be used to support literature searching, community outreach efforts, instruction, and online research and educational materials.

When submitting a grant proposal to a federal agency like the NIH, consider including a request for support from the Library. Services we provide include expert searching of databases like MEDLINE, Science Citation Index and PsycINFO, and assistance with constructing meta-analyses and systematic reviews. With grant funding we?ve been able to work with community leaders in Maryland to find health information and locate service providers. We are currently working with a department on campus to develop tools to assist in writing easy-to-read health information for patients and families with different levels of health literacy.

Please contact Alexa Mayo at 410.706.1316, or alexa@umaryland.edu, if you would like more information on including the Health Sciences & Human Services Library in your grant proposals.

Quiet Study Space at the Thurgood Marshall Law Library

Law Library

The Thurgood Marshall Law Library has graciously offered UMB students a quiet place to study during the HS/HSL renovation over the next few months. Thanks good neighbors!

Law Library Hours & Location

HS/HSL Updates!

Renovation Update:


As promised, we have begun construction and shifting our collections to make way for our new tenants, Student Accounts, Records and Registration, International Students and the Counseling Center. On May 29th, Office Movers started the process of moving every book. The current journals are now on the first floor and all books have been moved to the 5th floor. Next, all of the bound journals will be shifted to the 3rd and 4th floors. Construction also began June 4th to add offices on the 5th floor.

We are posting daily construction updates throughout the building to let you know where to expect noise and disruption. Please remember that we have free earplugs at the service desks and that the Thurgood Marshall Law Library extended an offer welcoming UMB students in search of quiet study space while our building is under construction.

Reference Desk & Commons Computers Moved (temporarily)

We've Moved

As of May 25, 2007, the Reference Desk, 1st floor public computers and printers are temporarily located on the second floor. We will be at this location for 6-10 weeks while the first floor is under renovation. By the Fall semester, we plan to be back on the 1st floor!

The public computers and printers are located directly above the circulation desk, to the left as you exit the elevator and to the right as you walk up the grand staircase.

The Reference Desk is located in Room 201E (follow the signs). During the renovations, we are still available, offering the same services you are used to. In addition to stopping by, you can, as always, call the Reference Desk at 410.706.7996 or email us at hshsl@umaryland.edu and we’ll be happy to assist you!

New Digital Sign ? 1st floor HS/HSL!

Digital Sign

Thanks to funding from the Helena Foundation, the HS/HSL has a wonderful new large LCD screen to provide our visitors with updated information. Located across from the 1st floor elevators, you?ll find HS/HSL class offerings, special events, renovation updates and any additional library announcements. No, you won’t find live sporting events, but there’s plenty of great info so check it out!

Changing the Face of Medicine

Changing the Face of Medicine

The HS/HSL invites you to discover how women are changing the face of medicine in the United States. A traveling exhibition beginning on August 15, 2007 tells the remarkable story of how women struggled for the right to study in medical schools and to practice medicine in the U.S.

Changing the Face of Medicine will be on display in the Library for six weeks. The exhibition was organized by the National Library of Medicine and the American Library Association with support from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women?s Health and the American Medical Women’s Association.

For more information about the schedule of programs for the exhibition call 410.706.8853, e-mail CFM@hshsl.umaryland.edu or visit http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/gallery for details.

Copyright Myths Debunked

Copyright Myth #4

If you are the author of an article, you are free to reproduce and distribute your article at will including posting it to the web.

The author of an original work, such as a scholarly article, is given the exclusive right to reproduce, distribute, adapt and publicly display their work–even on the Internet. An author, however, may loose these rights once they publish their work.

According to SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, publishers often require a clause in their contracts that transfer some or all of the author’s exclusive rights to the publisher. Once a transfer agreement is signed, an author no longer has permission to reproduce or distribute their work at will.

If you have published an article, the safest thing to do is check your contract with the publisher before you use the article. If you are thinking of publishing an article, consider ways to retain your copyright right before signing your agreement.

To find out more about retaining author rights, visit the Resources for Authors section of the SPARC website.

Videoconference on Minority Health: Does Racism Make Us Sick?

Does Racism Make Us Sick?


The HS/HSL is hosting the live, interactive broadcast of the 13th Annual UNC Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health. No Registration is Required.?

Topic:? "Does Racism Make Us Sick?"
When: June 25, 2:00-4:00pm EDT.
Where: HS/HSL, 601 W. Lombard Street, Room LL05


Luisa N. Borrell, DDS, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Gilbert C. Gee, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Karina Walters, MSW, PhD, William B. and Ruth Gerberding Endowed Professor, University of Washington School of Social Work

David R. Williams, PhD, Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health

Moderator: Stephanie L. Crayton, Media Relations Manager, UNC Health Care

This interactive session will be broadcast with a live audience in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History at UNC Chapel Hill.

More information

Please join us for this important event!

Summer Hours at the Library

Friday, May 18, 2007 – Sunday, September 2, 2007

Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Holiday Hours

Saturday – Monday May 26-28, 2007 CLOSED
Tuesday July 3, 2007 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday July 4, 2007 CLOSED
Monday September 3, 2007 CLOSED

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