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      New and improved Instruction Services

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      By Erinn Aspinall Library instruction at the Bio-Medical Library has undergone an important transformation over the last few years. Gone are the days when stand-alone classes...
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      Information for the health of Minnesota

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      by Erinn Aspinall A trip to the doctor can lead to unexpected news. One thing you might not expect to learn is that your doctor...
      Dr. Ezgi Tiryaki and Jonathan Koffel

      Koffel plays key role in patient care

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      Over the last three years, Jonothan Koffel’s work has exemplified how health sciences librarians can be successful contributors to the patient-care team. At morning report, for example, Koffel works with the residents to provide evidence as they seek answers to their clinical questions.

      Hands-On Anatomy

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      by Rachel Hawkins While 3D images can be excellent tools for enhancing your human anatomy studies, sometimes there is nothing more powerful than holding an...

      Systematic Review Service supports researchers

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      by Erinn Aspinall Systematic reviews - literature reviews that synthesize the best research on a specific question - are the foundation of evidence-based practice.   Finding the...
      Liz Weinfurter and her daughter

      Nurse-midwifery collaboration comes full circle

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      When Liz Weinfurter began serving as the Bio-Medical Library’s liaison to the School of Nursing in 2005, it would have been hard to imagine how fully she would contribute to the Nurse-Midwifery Program. It would have been even harder to imagine how fully she would benefit from this work.

      Medicine of Downton Abbey period ‘almost terrifying’

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      Viewing the current Downton Abbey exhibit at the Wangensteen Historical Library left graduate student Jeff Moulton feeling a bit queasy thinking about medicine of the early 20th century. "There are some things that are almost terrifying," said Moulton, a big Downton Abbey fan, while noting that the exhibit contained "a lot of pokers and tweezers."

      Libraries Gone Wild: Spring Break 2014

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      Sticking around for break? Relax with movies and fiction from the Libraries and/or take advantage of our group study and quiet spaces to get stuff done!
      Dr. Ezgi Tiryaki and Jonathan Koffel

      The art and science of evidence-based care

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      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.

      17,000 questions answered at Health Sciences Libraries

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      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.

      Health information on a stick: outreach at the Health Sciences Libraries

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      by Erinn Aspinall It’s 9:00 on a Friday morning and the Health Sciences Libraries’ Outreach Librarian is ready to begin her day.  But Anne Beschnett...

      Helping students think out loud

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      by Erinn Aspinall The work of a librarian goes beyond connecting people with information. Librarians also seek to help people interpret and use information successfully. In...

      Librarian’s contributions make pilot company a reality

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      by Erinn Aspinall When Jonathan Koffel came to work as the Clinical Information Librarian at the Bio-Medical Library, he knew that he would be doing...

      Students learn through lessons from the past

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      History of Medicine Professor Dominique Tobbell has learned the value of the Wangensteen collection firsthand. Her course HMed 3055: Women, Health, and History has become a model for faculty wanting to incorporate library and archival materials into their teaching.
      doctor and student

      The Road to Health

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      The health care reform debate has focused on offering better care and lower costs. Health sciences librarians play a key role in achieving those goals. Read...

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