Posted by: Andrew Begley
In her new book Legendary Locals of Boston’s South End, historian Hope J. Shannon highlights the role of community group Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (Puerto Rican Tenants in Action) in securing affordable housing for the South End’s Puerto Rican community in the late 1960s.
Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA) began in 1967 as a grassroots movement against the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s urban renewal plan, which would have torn down affordable housing units in the South End, replacing them with new housing unaffordable to the existing residents. IBA incorporated in 1968 as the Emergency Tenants Council of Parcel 19, Inc. (ETC) and successfully designed its own housing development plan for a parcel of land in the South End (known as Parcel 19). In 1969, the Boston Housing Authority named ETC sponsor-developer of Parcel 19, and the resulting Villa Victoria housing development would become a model of citizen participation in urban renewal for housing developments across the country.
The records of Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción can be found in the Archives and Special Collections Department at Snell Library, just one of a number of collections documenting the history of Boston’s Latino community. The Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción collection’s photographs have been digitized and are available online as part of the Boston’s Latino Community History exhibit on the Archives and Special Collections website.
Residents of Villa Victoria gather together
Posted in: Archives and Special Collections, Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Posted by: Sandy Dunphy
Elsevier’s ClinicalKey will replace its older MD Consult resource beginning January 1, 2014. You will be able to find links to ClinicalKey from all of the same places you now can find MD Consult (the library’s A to Z index, Books & E-Books, and the Biomedical and Health subject guides).
ClinicalKey brings together greatly expanded content, including hundreds of additional e-books, e-journals, practice guidelines, videos, and images.
ClinicalKey includes the following expanded features:
- single search interface across resources
- 900+ top medical books in medicine and surgery
- 500+ medical journals
- 15,000 medical & surgical videos
- 15,000 patient education handouts
- 2,800 drug monographs from Gold Standard
- 800+ First Consult point-of-care clinical monographs that assist with complex cases
- more than 5 million images
- 4,000 practice guidelines
Take a video guided tour of ClinicalKey now!
Posted in: Health Sciences, Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Toxicology, Research Online
Posted by: Katherine Herrlich
AccessPhysiotherapy covers physical therapy, AccessMedicine covers medical/health sciences, and AccessPharmacy is the tool of choice for pharmacy.
These resources from McGraw-Hill were designed especially for instructors and students, with a focus on curricular topics, Q & A, self-assessment, core titles for assigned reading, high quality images, animation tools to convey concepts, and videos that demonstrate clinical practices. Content can be embedded in Blackboard.
Mobile access: These resources are optimized for the iPhone, Google Android devices and the Blackberry Bold.
- 500+ videos and narrated lectures in key topics in orthopedics, neurology and sports medicine; demonstrations of various examination and treatment techniques
- “Anatomy and Physiology Revealed”, a powerful cadaver dissection tool with imaging slides and animations
- “Essentials of Neuroscience in Physical Therapy”, an ongoing lecture series, which combines graphics, case studies, and narration to teach key neuroscience and neuroanatomy concepts relating to physical therapy
- “Custom Curriculum”, a cutting edge tool to assign, manage, and track the progress of student assignments
- 77 essential medical texts, including “Harrison’s Online”, “Hurst’s The Heart”, “Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment”, and “DeGowin’s Diagnostic Examination”
- Thousands of photos and illustrations
- Diagnosaurus, the differential diagnosis tool
- Interactive patient safety modules, musculoskeletal exams, case files, and Q & A
- 200+ procedural videos and Grand Rounds lectures
- Drug databases, cases, self-assessment tools, animations, and full text of these core titles:
- DiPiro’s Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 8e
- Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach, 8e
- Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 12e
- Applied Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics, 6e
- Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 12e
- Casarett & Doulls Essentials of Toxicology, 2e
- Drug Information: A Guide for Pharmacists, 4e
- Ganong’s Review of Medical Physiology, 24e
- Pharmacy and Federal Drug Law Review
- Pharmacy Student Survival Guide, 2e
- Understanding Health Policy: A Clinical Approach, 6e
Register for a My AccessMedicine, My AccessPharmacy or My AccessPhysiotherapy account to enter the mobile sites, save and download images, bookmark content pages, view and print CE certificates, customize patient education handouts, re-run recent searches, and use the Custom Curriculum.
For more information on health sciences resources, please see the biomedical and health subject guides.
Posted in: Health Sciences, Library News and Events, Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Toxicology, Research Online
Posted by: Jen Ferguson
Image courtesy the Wellcome Library
Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics is a newly-launched treasure trove for fans of science, history, and of course, the history of science!
The Wellcome Library has digitized the papers of key players in genetics from the last century and made them freely available online. Works of Crick, Watson, Franklin, Wilkins, and Haldane are all represented, to name a few. The papers include lab notebooks, sketches, articles, drafts and general correspondence. The site also contains items from the archive of the Eugenics Society, including the heredity chart shown above. In addition to these digitized artifacts, the site features digitized books and a great interactive timeline on the history of genetics.
Posted in: Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Health Sciences, Read, Listen, Watch, Research Online
Posted by: G. Karen Merguerian
It’s 6am on a cold November morning, and I know I’m not the only one awake. As I am writing this, a few Northeastern researchers are online with me, and are currently reading:
*A book chapter about the semantic web
*An article about arterial fibrillation
*An article about human trafficking
How do I know this? Because Springer, the venerable German publisher of chiefly scientific research, has recently updated its SpringerLink web site.
The content on the new site is the same solid high-quality research they’ve always had, searchable and easily linkable, with full text PDFs available DRM-free, even for ebook chapters, to NU affiliates.
But the new site has this “Recent Activity” feature. It’s anonymous, but anyone, including you, can see a little window into what’s being read on SpringerLink at Northeastern right now. More importantly, the new SpringerLink site has a cleaned-up layout and style that displays better in a variety of browsers. The search results page now shows results at the individual book chapter level, with a “look inside” feature for content not licensed by our library that you may want to purchase. The “advanced search” has been revamped and is easier to use.
We do have a warning about the new site: If you’ve been a “power user” of Springer Link in the past, you may have set up a “My Account” feature to save your searches, tag your results, and keep a history of any personal orders. Please be aware that your “My Account” on the old SpringerLink will NOT be migrated to the new site. (Unfortunately Springer claims that privacy rules prohibit them from notifying account-holders individually.) You’ll have to set up a new account on the new site and start all over. The new “My Account” also allows you to log in from anywhere, not just through the NU Libraries.
Currently both the old and the new Springer Link sites are available, so “My Account” users should log in over the Thanksgiving break and save what’s in your old account. Beginning sometime Monday morning, 11/26, you’ll be redirected to the new site and the old site and old account information will no longer be available.
So give the new Springer Link a test drive. Have fun seeing the “Recent Activity” of researchers at NU. I just checked, and it’s now a book about genetically modified plants and an article about Harry Potter from an education journal. I’m sure when you log in it will be something completely different!
Posted in: Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer and Information Science, Earth Sciences, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Health Sciences, Marine Science, Mathematics, Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Toxicology, Physics, Research Online