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Vesalius Timeline

Tracing the development of modern anatomy

University Honors Student, Rachael Howard, has created a timeline that traces the development of modern anatomy. It traces historical and medical advances until current times within the context of Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564), considered by many to be the father of modern anatomy.
Jon Hallberg

Support growing for the MN Electronic Health Library

Many of our state's health providers, health professions educators, and librarians have come together to support the Minnesota Electronic Health Library (MeHL) and its goal of...

Blind Dates and Booking Matchmaking for February

This Valentine’s Day, we cordially invite you to take a blind date with a book, make your own valentine or get matched!  Blind Date To go...
Mary Clay and Steve Braun

Informatics specialist contributes to campus innovation

Steven Braun works at the Bio-Medical Library as the Informatics/Data Services Specialist. His unique skillset and innovative work have made a meaningful impact within the U's Academic Health Center.

Interlibrary Loan delivers the published world

by Rachel Hawkins The University of Minnesota Libraries strive to meet all of your research and scholarship needs.   While the collections in our 13 campus locations...
Stress Busters events at the Bio-Medical Library.

Finals at the Libraries: Studying 24/7 and Stress Busters

The University Libraries offers distraction-free studying for finals that includes extended library hours and stress-reducing activities. Use our spaces, our computers, our coffee shops, get help when you need it, and take a break with fun activities.
Liz Weinfurter

New and improved Instruction Services

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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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