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|Information Services librarians
provide a wide range of informational and instructional services
to the Tufts community. The librarians
offer instruction on biomedical resources individually, in small
groups, and through course-related instruction. Below is a listing
of some of the services we offer.
Citation verification. Missing page
numbers or have a dubious reference to the literature?
Contact the librarians in person at the Library Service Desk on Sackler 4, instant messaging chat, phone (617.636.6705) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
AutoAlerts. Formerly called SDIs, these
searches are saved permanently on Ovid and executed whenever
the specified database is updated. Our librarians can
tailor them to your topics or design them to provide tables
of contents of selected journals. When Ovid executes the
alerts, it will email you the citations (with abstracts,
if chosen) that match your search criteria.
Mediated searching. Our librarians can
work with you to search databases offered by the National
Library of Medicine, Dialog
Technologies. While we offer free searching of our
licensed databases at our Library Service Desk, we must recover
costs when searching databases not licensed by Tufts Libraries.
For extensive searches, please call (617.636.6705) for
Online reference assistance. Click Ask-a-Librarian
on Ovid's Main Page to send us your search history with
your questions, or Ask an HHSL Librarian
Projects using the literature.
Our librarians work with course directors to design projects
that develop students' research skills. For examples arranged
by school, see Education:
Instruction. We offer hands-on sessions
on how to effectively use the Tufts Libraries and their
Point-of-service help. Please stop by
our Library Service Desk on Sackler 4, weekdays 8am - 5pm, call 617.636.6705 or use our instant messaging chat services.
Archives. Librarians can research questions
related to the history of the School of Medicine.
- Library Services for Special Needs.