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Downton Abbey exhibit continues health conversation

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Downton Abbey exhibit continues health conversation

By Emily Hagens After a long wait, season 4 of Downton finally reappeared on PBS at the beginning of January! Lois Hendrickson and I, co-curators of the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine’s current exhibit Downton Abbey: Behind the Scenes of Health and Illness, have been continuing our conversation about Downton and health. The war […]

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The art and science of evidence-based care

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The art and science of evidence-based care

The Bio-Medical Library provides a wide range of services to support evidence-based practice within the Academic Health Center. Its collection provides the science, and its staff members share their expertise to support the art of putting evidence into practice.

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‘Bound Fragments’ exhibit closes February 28

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‘Bound Fragments’ exhibit closes February 28

If you want to see the current Bell Library exhibit, you had better hurry. The exhibit, “Bound Fragments: 60 Years of Collecting at the James Ford Bell Library,” closes on February 28. The exhibit is part of the Bell Library’s 60th Anniversary celebration.

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U of M new member of Dance Heritage Coalition

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Dance Heritage Coalition (DHC) has formally accepted the University of Minnesota into its membership. Cecily Marcus, curator of the Performing Arts Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries Archives and Special Collections, will represent the University on the DHC board of directors.

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Libraries win grant for national theater archives project

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Libraries win grant for national theater archives project

The University of Minnesota Libraries has received a $250,000 grant to make accessible a national collection of digital materials that document African American theater and cultural history.

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Libraries launches MNCAT Discovery and new website

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Libraries launches MNCAT Discovery and new website

University Libraries has launched a new default search tool called MNCAT Discovery, which is delivered via a new mobile-friendly website. MNCAT Discovery allows users to search and access the overwhelming majority of articles and other materials made available by the Libraries, as well as books and other Libraries holdings.

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17,000 questions answered at Health Sciences Libraries

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17,000 questions answered at Health Sciences Libraries

Over the last year, the Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) — the Bio-Medical Library, Veterinary Medicine Library, and Wangensteen Historical Library — answered nearly 17,000 questions for their patrons as part of their Reference Services.

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Best children’s books for 2013

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Best children’s books for 2013

In a series of “Read This Book!” episodes, Lisa Von Drasek discusses her favorite children’s books for 2013. Von Drasek is the curator of the Children’s Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries.

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Exhibit explores the medicine behind Downton Abbey

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Exhibit explores the medicine behind Downton Abbey

An exhibit at the University of Minnesota Libraries will illuminate the medicine of Edwardian England as portrayed on Downton Abbey.

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Read This Book! Graphic format

Filed in News, Read This Book!, Video by on November 27, 2013 0 Comments
Read This Book! Graphic format

In this episode of “Read This Book!” Lisa Von Drasek discusses some of her favorite graphic format children’s books, including “Relish: My Life in the Kitchen” and “March Book One.”

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