Red Book© Mobile Access

Article Katie DeFord, Rick Hansen, and Jeremy Klockars

You can now access the Red Book Online from the American Academy of Pediatrics on your Apple and Android smartphones and tablets. This important resource provides guidance on manifestations, etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of 200+ childhood conditions.



  • Complete Text of Online & Print Editions
  • Influenza Resource Page
  •  Special Vaccine Shortage Updates
  • Current Immunization Schedules
  •  News & Alerts Regarding Infectious Diseases

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To download, simply follow these instructions: 

NOTE: You have to be on the College or DHMC network, or VPN or Secure Access (if offsite).  Once there, you can sign up for an individual account, which then lets you use the app from offsite.

  1. From the Biomedical Libraries web page, Go to eBooks, scroll down to Titles by Subject. Under Infectious Disease, select Red Book Online.
  2. Click on “Sign-In via User Name/Password” (fine print) located on the top-left (under the red banner) and just to the right of “Institution: Dartmouth College Library.”
  3. Click the link “Sign In for Individuals.”
  4. For New Customers, select “New Customer Registration.”
  5. Type in your email.
  6. Create an Individual account.
  7. Fill out the registration form and click “Continue.”
  8. You will get an email shortly after registering. It will give you your AAP ID. Use your AAP ID and the password you created to login to the AAP web site in the future.
  9. From the App Store on your Apple device, or from Google Play on your Android device, you can download the Red Book app and login with the above information.

The system will ask you to access the site within your organization’s site license at least once during a 120-day span to validate that you are still eligible. A reminder will appear when you log in if you haven’t accessed within 120 days.

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The Ill-Fated Moll

To celebrate Thanksgiving this year we bring you a charmingly illustrated book from our Class of 1926 collection. Thanksgiving Day: or the Fate of Poor Milly Goosey (Boston: Wier & White, ca. 1850). This hand-colored children’s book relates the tale of young Prince Ganders courtship with the lovely Miss Molly Goosey. The two fall madly in love and became engaged, then the troubles start:

Both looked forward, soon, to a sweet honeymoon,
For neither of them did remember,
That once, every year, there comes, it is clear,
A Thanksgiving day in November.

And then, I’ve heard say, it is a Festival day,
When people scorn beef, veal, and mutton,
By way of excuse, on a well stuffed goose,
To play the inordinate glutton.

As the lovers were walking, one morning, and talking,
O, think of the pangs they must suffer,
To hear the fat cook say, with ominous look,
“I must presently kill her and stuff her.”

At Molly our swain looked with evident pain,
For he feared Moll might be such a sinner
His young bride to choose for her Thanksgiving goose,
To be killed, stuffed, and roasted for dinner.

As the day nearer drew, more uneasy he grew,
For a kind of foreboding possessed him!
But Moll, not a whit cared for cookery or spit,
As she said,—whilst she fondly caressed him.

But oh! lady gay,—‘ere that Thanksgiving day,
In fact, two or three days before it,
A chase there was seen, upon Roxbury Green,
And the lovers had cause to deplore it.

Without more delay, then suffice it to say,
That some farmers that day met together,
Of a goose to partake, and a good dinner make,
While they talked of the markets and weather.

But the goose they extol, is the ill-fated Moll,
Whilst Prince Gander, as pale as a muffin,
Faintly uttered, “Alas!” as he saw the dish pass,
And died upon smelling the stuffing.

Ask for 1926 Collection T3544, and enjoy your TURKEY,

Gender, Skin, and Power

Jean Struys’s sensational accounts of travels in the East established many of the western European myths about Persia. He took stories he heard on his travels and retold them as unquestioned truths to an audience eager for exotic tales of the East.

One story he recounted was of a woman captured and forced into a Persian harem. She tried to escape, was captured, then flayed alive as punishment. Her husband displayed her skin as a warning to his other wives, or so the story went. It is a horrific tale of misogyny that was illustrated in many editions of Struys’s Voyages. The image here, from the French language edition Les Voyages de Jean Struys (Amsterdam: Ches la Veuve de Jacob van Meurs, 1681), shows both the flaying and the display of the skin. It depicts a scene of cruelty and torture that is made even more disturbing by the way it exploits the positioning of the woman to become almost pornographic.

Compare it to another scene of flaying in Juan de Valverde’s Anatomia (Roma: A. Salamanea et A. Lafrerj, 1560). Here it is a man whose skin has been stripped of his body. But rather than being a victim, he is portrayed as a heroic figure displaying his exposed musculature to the world as an example of the wonder of the human form. Moreover, he is given agency: it is his hand that holds the flaying knife. The contrast couldn’t be more stark.

To see the Struys, ask for Rare G460.S934 1681. The Valverde is Rare QM21.V35.

Get Ready to Gear Up!

 gearuplogoSave the dates! Gear Up! Information Fair

Tuesday Dec. 3rd, 11am-1pm at MacLean Engineering Sciences Center
Thursday Dec. 5th, 11am-1pm at Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center

Gear Up!” is an information fair that will showcase resources, tools, services and support for your research, a collaborative effort between the Library, Computing, and the Office of Sponsored Projects. Examples include the grants database PIVOT; authoring system Authorea and table-of-contents app BrowZine; reference managers like Zotero, Mendeley and RefWorks; statistical consulting services; funding for open access publishing; and more! Experts will be on hand to explain resources and services that can help you kick your research project into high gear.

Get to know the software, tools, resources, and people that can help you with research information, data and computing, publishing, copyright, grants and funding.

More information and a detailed program will be available closer to the dates. This was an interesting and successful event last year, and this year’s event will add a variety of new resources and information to the program. Hope to see you there!

Filed under: Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Math, Physics, Publishing, Research, Science, Tech Tips, Workshops

Sophisticated Traveler

There are seemingly few things more incongruous than the work of illustrator Edward Gorey and a magazine called the Sophisticated Traveler, filled with advertisements of escapism for the elite upper class of the 1980’s. So, imagine my surprise upon finding just that in Rauner Special Collections.

“Being Brave Abroad” and “Back Home” by Edward Gorey feature four captioned cartoons each. The pictures show snapshot moments of white elites navigating the world around them. In “Being Brave Abroad,” under the caption, “Ordering the spécialité de maison without even asking what it is,” one image shows a man and woman in a sea-side restaurant a being served a plate of black sludge with red tentacles creeping out of it. Gorey’s mockery becomes evident when one notices the small shelf of human skulls behind the couple. The joke takes on two forms: one that a member of the upper class would laud themselves for simply trying something new without asking what it is; and the other, that maybe this couple should have asked, in case the skulls are a product of the dish.

Flipping through the pages of the magazine can give a taste of the very world that Gorey pushed against in these illustrations. The advertisements feature smiling, predominately white couples boasting about their escape to the “exotic” places pictured. One of my favorites ads declares “How to feel on top of the world while travelling around it,” and offers the simple solution of Black and Decker’s travel hairdryer set. I had no idea it was that easy!

Time gives us a lens to see the absurdity and deeply problematic delusion of the upper class “living the fine life,” and Gorey’s illustrations provide that same lens. The ability to compare Gorey’s perspective positioned within the pages of the magazine, and ours, outside of the magazine and the time that bore it, can allow us to better understand how we can push against the pictures of perfection in our own magazines. Or, simply enjoy wondering what the editors were thinking in including cartoons that mock their own magazine.

To become a Sophisticated Traveler yourself–or to enjoy mocking one–ask for Illus G675bei and Illus G675bac.

Posted for Lucy Morris ’14

The Grumpies


This wonderful little book is a one of a kind piece made by artist Aimee Lee.  She often works with fiber and handwoven paper, and a grumpy mood inspired both the design of the book, and the poem printed inside.  The pages the poem are printed on slips of handmade paper, and attached to pages knitted with yarn made from pine wood, and dyed with calligraphy ink.  The sewing of the handmade paper cover was left purposely raised and visible to contribute to the rough feel of the book and poem, an excerpt of which is printed below:

The morning deer venture out
And cheer you

As does the message from a friend:
She woke up grumpy, too

This book can be found in the Sherman Art Library Special Collection, N7433.4 L44 G78 2010

Friday Fun Feature: Origami

When people ask me what aspect of math I studied as a math major, I like to say the intersection of math and art. Although I haven’t studied the mathematical aspects in depth, I love origami and have been folding on and off for the last 15 years. Recently, I’ve been folding lucky stars (see my other post for more pictures), but I want to go back to working on modular origami soon.

Plus magazine published a really interesting article on “the power of origami.” The author talks about the impact origami has made in science and technology and touches on the basics of the math behind it. Big names in origami-math include Robert J. Lang and Thomas Hull. Come check out some of the books we have at the Library!

Between the Folds
Jones Media Center #9820

Origami Tessellations
Cook TT870 .G49 2009

Ornamental Origami
Cook TT870 .M822 2009

Marvelous Modular Origami
Cook TT870 .M82 2007

Project Origami
Cook QA19 .P34 H85 2013

Origami Design Secrets
Sherman TT870 .L2614 2003

How to Fold It
Cook QA564 .O76 2011

Geometric Folding Algorithms
Cook QA491 .D46 2007

Origami, Japanese paper folding
Book Arts Ref TT870 .O75 1959

And go see the “book” Fun Origami at Rauner.

The Faithful Ten

John Wingate Weeks began his campaign in 1904 to represent Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives. A retired Army captain and veteran of the Spanish-American War, Weeks began his political career as an alderman in Newton, Massachusetts, in 1899 and became mayor of the city in 1903.

Having made a fortune as a banker, co-founding the Boston financial firm of Hornblower and Weeks in 1888, Weeks had all the money he needed to run for higher office. In the days before direct primaries, a candidate had to be nominated in a district convention. Weeks seemed like the right candidate for the job.

Almost immediately an active working group of his devoted friends formed to support his election. The group met regularly and became known as the “Faithful Ten” after the title “The John W. Weeks Campaign Luncheon Club” was found to be lacking in conviction. The group was comprised of William F. Garcelon, Jesse S. Wiley, George S. Bullard, Eben D. Bancroft, William M. Flanders, Henry N. Sweet, Seward W. Jones, Edward W. Baker, Charles E. Hatfield and James E. Shaw and was instrumental in Weeks’s election to the House with an overwhelming majority.

John Weeks served four terms in the House before moving on to the Senate in 1913. During his time in Congress, Weeks pushed key banking and conservation legislation including the Weeks Bill (which allowed for the creation of National Forests) and the Forestry Bill (which insured federal protection for migratory birds). After failing to win re-election in 1918, Weeks retired to his house in Mt. Prospect, New Hampshire. In 1921 he was asked back to Washington to serve as the Secretary of War under Presidents Harding and Coolidge.

To learn more about John Wingate Weeks ask for ML-1, The Papers of John Wingate Weeks and The Life of John Weeks by George C. Washburn.

Try It! EVGeoCloud For Geospatial Data

Do you use geospatial data?   Ever wish you could select and download data based on geospatial parameters through a map interface?  We are now trialing EVGeoCloud, a new product from East View Cartographic. The trial lasts through the end of November  so don’t delay! EvGeoCloud

EVGeoCloud is a hosting service for geospatial data. Its interface allows you to select parts of datasets based on a selected area. East View will upload any of our purchased datasets as long as the licensing allows it.

Since the product is a hosting service, most of the data shown during the trial is not available for downloading. However, we do have access to the LandScan datasets, and you can download any portion of that data you want.

At this time, subscribers cannot upload local data. That option may become available late next year.

Take a look at this product and let us know what you think about it.   You can either use this form or just email me (Jane Quigley) or Lucinda Hall in Evans Map Room.

Library Teaching Quarterly: FA13

Keeping you up to date with Library teaching and outreach activities.

Library Orientation Activities

Library First-Year Open House 2013

Library First-Year Open House 2013

Library orientation activities were a big hit. Our traditional “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” themed open house drew in over 450 new students—mainly freshmen. We also conducted an intensive orientation session for the First-Year Student Enrichment Program (FYSEP), sessions for new students in the Native American Program, and for new international students. All of that was in addition to professional school orientations that took place earlier, and a series of workshops in Rauner Library that exposed nearly 300 DOC trip leaders to the resources in the College Archives.

Dartmouth Hosts 2013 October Conference

October Conference 2013

October Conference 2013

On October 18, Dartmouth College Library sponsored their seventeenth annual October Conference.  This conference, for New England academic librarians, features short, snappy and practical presentations based on a different theme each year; this year’s theme was Making Connections & Cultivating Community. (Presentation slides are available on the conference website.)  Presentations relevant to teaching included one that showcased the joint efforts of an English professor and a science librarian to teach undergraduate students creative writing on scientific topics.  Another offered strategies about positioning the library as an integral player in the creation of online courses.

Library Education & Outreach Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Curioser and Curioser: Librarians in Wonderland, by Chris Bourg

Curioser and Curioser: Librarians in Wonderland, by Chris Bourg

The Library’s Education & Outreach Program celebrated its 10th anniversary in October. Over the past decade, the many people involved with E&O have helped to support and develop the culture of teaching and learning that’s so prevalent in the Dartmouth College Library.  To celebrate, we invited Chris Bourg, Assistant University Librarian for Public Services at the Stanford University Libraries, to speak with us about how librarians need to position themselves in the evolving landscape of higher education.  Chris took inspiration from Alice in Wonderland in speaking with us about nurturing curiosity in ourselves and others.  She said, “I think it is our calling and perhaps our unique duty to model intellectual curiosity and to actively seek to pass it on to the students we encounter.”  Curious to learn more about Chris’s wonderful and inspiring talk? She generously posted the full transcript of her talk “Curioser and Curioser: Librarianship in Wonderland” on her Feral Librarian blog.

Baker Tower
Contributors: Jay Satterfield (orientations), Pamela Bagley (October Conference), and Laura Barrett (10th anniversary).
Editors: Sarah Tischer Scully and Laura Barrett