Library love for Global Health

Global Health display 2015This term, we worked with Natural Doctors International (NDI) to expand our collection of global health books. Take a little time out of your day to check out our new display with NDI’s recommended titles! Be sure to take a homemade bookmark too!

“Because our medicine transcends borders it’s important that we start the conversation about how to create access and how we may deliver culturally humble health care -with some thought-provoking, inspirational reading”— NDI member.

2015 MSOM theses–orange!

Theses 2015.2Hot off the presses: the 2015 theses are here! Every year the library receives a new crop of MSOM theses, lovingly printed by their authors and bound by the monks at the Trappist Abbey Book Bindery. This year the covers are orange.

Our librarians create a unique record for each thesis in WorldCat where they can be found by people worldwide. This year’s topics range from emotional repression in the Daimai to treating elite triathletes with Chinese medicine. Come explore these new additions to the literature!

New e-books

New for fall, we have a number of new e-books for your reading pleasure. They are:

Atlas of Acupuncture
Cardiology Secrets
The Complete Stems and Branches
Diet and Nutrition in Dementia and Cognitive Decline
Endocrine Secrets
Introduction to Pyschoneuroimmunology
Introduction to Research
Introductory Immunology
Naturopathic Physical Medicine
The Consultation in Phytotherapy

To access them, simply search the library catalog for the title you want, then look for the View Online link. Please give us your feedback! Do you want more e-books?

Get comfy

Window wellIf those old, red chairs made you blue, we have good news for you! In response to last spring’s library survey, we have been working to make the library a more comfortable space for study, research and reflection. Over the summer we replaced many old chairs with new ones; they have wheels and an extra inch of foam for long-term comfort. We also created two new window well spaces for cozy study timeNew chairs, with pillows and reading lamps. And we added new, large whiteboards to the group study rooms.

A big thank you to all of you who responded to last years’ survey. Please keep the suggestions coming — we are listening!

New marketing books

Marketing books

We are working to expand our collection of marketing books.  Here are a few examples of titles we’ve added recently, selected with the help of Tafflyn Williams-Thomas, NCNM’s Career Services Manager.  Come see the rest of our new purchases!

Natural Medicines

Databases Natural Standard and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database are merging into one database, called simply Natural Medicines.  This database provides evidence-based information about natural therapies, and includes tools for quickly checking interactions, nutrient depletion, and more.  You will still be able to search Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database for a few more weeks or months until the publisher feels it is fully integrated into the new Natural Medicines.  Natural Standard, however, has been fully merged into Natural Medicines.

Celebrate Black History Month

The NCNM Library and Student Doctors for Ethnic Diversity (SDED) proudly present From Past to Present: A Literary Showcase of African and African-American Contributions to Medicine, on display in the library through the month of February.

Explore the contributions of Africans and African-Americans to the fields of medicine, research and healing arts from antiquity to the present.  All books are available for checkout from the library during the month of February and beyond.

Chinese herb library opens

Come see the new Chinese herb library, located in the larger of the two group study rooms in the NCNM Library!  This special collection, with 165 single herbs organized by action, provides a unique opportunity to interact with common Chinese medicinals. Thanks to Dr. Joon Hee Lee for his wisdom in the selection of herbs, OCOM Library for inspiration, and student Shelby Smith and the NCNM Medicinary staff for their hard work to fill and label the many jars.

Scopus database added

We recently added Scopus to our database lineup.  Scopus is a citation and abstract database of peer-reviewed literature covering over 21,000 journals, books and conference proceedings in a wide range of fields including science, technology, medicine, and the social sciences. Its big claim to fame is citation indexing, which provides a way to judge the impact of a research article by tracking who cited it in later publications.

Sunday hours are here!

"Yes we are OPEN" by h5b9 is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
“Yes we are OPEN” by h5b9 is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

The library will be open on Sundays from 12-5 PM starting September 21. This is a pilot experiment for Fall term, so if you want to see Sunday hours continue, vote with your presence!