Libraries

The libraries at Dartmouth College comprise several different libraries (Baker-Berry Library, Biomedical Libraries [Dana and Matthews-Fuller], Kresge Physical Sciences Library, Sherman Art Library, Paddock Music Library, Feldberg Library, Jones Media Center, Evans Map Room, Dartmouth Library Depository), each with a different  focus. Members of the Dartmouth-DHMC community have access to each of these libraries and the services they offer.

Reference Managers
Managing references is a critical part of the research process. Mendeley, EndNote, Refworks, and Zotero can help by importing references from article indexes (e.g., MEDLINE), organizing references in a database, and inserting citations into your paper. Stop by to learn about the different tools and determine which one is right for you.

Keeping Current
The Biomedical Libraries will be on site to discuss how to stay current, using resources such as BrowZine, UpToDate, DynaMed, and ClinicalKey. Dartmouth’s subscription to BrowZine allows researchers to browse the Dartmouth College Libraries’ e-Journal collection, create their own journal shelf and choose the titles they want on their shelf. They can download articles of interest and save references. Bring your device for on-site assistance with installation.

Data Visualization
As part of a suite of Research Data Management services, the Library also supports tools for data manipulation and visualization. The Library has staff with expertise in tools commonly used to reshape, clean, analyze, and visualize data, and is happy to provide individual consultations, project support, and classroom instruction. Whether you are working with proprietary tools – like Stata or Tableau – or open source tools – like OpenRefine or R – the Library is here to help support your work. More information about some of the tools we support can be found at our URL.

Research Data Management
The Library, ITS and others collaborate to advance research data management at Dartmouth.  We offer workshops, on-demand instruction, and individual consultations on the full research data management lifecycle and can recommend best practices for keeping your data usable, now and into the future.  We provide support for data management planning  with the DMPTool, data cleaning, visualization, storing, and sharing.  We also offer assistance on finding existing data and meeting funder public access  requirements.

Sharing Your Work:  Publishing, Copyright,  and Author Rights
Consultation, resources and information about current issues and opportunities in digital publishing and scholarship, including: copyright, open access funding, choosing a publisher, author rights, public access requirements, and using the Dartmouth Digital Commons

Reviews: Literature, Systematic, and Scoping
What is the difference between a literature review and a systematic review? And how does a scoping review differ from a systematic review? The Biomedical Libraries can help you to develop a search strategy for any type of review, whether it’s for the introduction of a scholarly article, or for a systematic review that requires a comprehensive search strategy and detailed record-keeping. At Gear Up, we’ll answer your preliminary questions, discuss strategies for approaching each type of review, and schedule individual consultations to help you get started.

Impact, Metrics, & Altmetrics
How do you measure and maximize your research impact? What is the difference between impact factor and h-index? Can I calculate my own h-index? Learn about journal impact factor, citation counts, the h-index and alternative or ‘altmetrics.’ Monitor and track the impact of your work using tools such as Google Scholar and the Altmetrics bookmarklet.

Document Delivery
Document Delivery – Articles and Books delivered to you through the Biomedical Libraries. Using DartDoc Biomedical and Borrow Direct you can have the article or book you need. The Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries have staff that will take your citation and deliver the article to you desktop; articles, book chapters and books from anywhere, including our own library, can be requested. Borrow Direct can make a book from the collection of thirteen major academic libraries available within three days – your library just got 60 million books larger.