Bates Visual Guide Clinical Skills Videos – New Resource!

Bates Visual Exam VideosBates’ Visual Guide features head-to-toe and systems physical exam videos completely reshot with an emphasis on clinical accuracy and patient care. New patient encounter videos allow you to practice your clinical reasoning skills and review for exams.

Access: Bates Visual Guide with OSCE Clinical Skills Videos

Please Note: For off campus access, create a personal account while connected to a Dartmouth network

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Second Nature – Portraits and Passions: Art Exhibit at Matthews-Fuller Library

A collection of oils and pastels by New Hampshire artist, Susan Parmenter

Turtle PaintingA realist painter and award winning artist, Susan Parmenter lives and works in Sunapee, New Hampshire.

Interested in art since childhood, Susan’s professional career began in illustration and transitioned to fine art painting. She works primarily in oils and pastels, often sketching from life using gouache and watercolors, charcoal, ink or pencil. Small studies become reference material, recording ideas for larger paintings done in studio, as well as colorful mosaics.

Susan Parmenter in the StudioSusan enjoys incorporating a wide range of subject matter into her work – from landscapes, portraits and still-life to birds and wildlife.  But she finds particular inspiration in the beauty of nature and wilderness. Through her work, Susan hopes to encourage public awareness and the critical actions needed for the protection of declining species, addressing the effects of climate change and helping to stop the negative impacts of human behavior on our environment.

“I paint and draw what I love and feel.  I treasure the experience of creating art as well as the experience my art creates.”

Artists Website:  Susan Parmenter Fine Art

Exhibit Hours:
This exhibit of pastels and oil paintings will be on display at the Matthews-Fuller Health Science Library, on the 5th floor, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center from December 2018 through February 2019 (Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-6:00PM.)

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Biomedical Libraries Holiday Hours for 2018/2019

Dana Biomedical Library @ 37 Dewey Field Road:

Access for Medical/Grad students:
Closing at 5:00pm: Wednesday, December 19 – Friday, December 21
No desk staff Saturday & Sunday, December 22nd & 23rd
 Monday, December 24, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Normal Hours Resume: Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Access for other Dartmouth IDs:
Closing at 5:00pm: Wednesday, December 19 – Friday, December 21
Note: No desk staff Saturday & Sunday, December 22nd & 23rd
CLOSED: Monday, December 24, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Normal Hours Resume: Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Access for General Public:
Closing at 5:00pm: 
Friday, December 21, 2018
CLOSED: Monday, December 24, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Normal Hours Resume: Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library @ DHMC:

Access for General Public:
CLOSED: Monday, December 24, 2018 through Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019
Normal hours resume Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 at 8:00am

Access for Authorized Individuals:
Normal 24/7 Access

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Gear Up For Research 2019

Gear Up Information FairGear Up For Research is an information fair designed to inform researchers of the resources, tools, and consultation services available from departments across Dartmouth. Join us on Thursday, January 24 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at DHMC in Auditoria A-C, to learn about how Dartmouth College and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center can assist you in with your research, from proposal submission to publication.

For more information:  Gear Up Website | Participants

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Dartmouth’s Rare Corpse Flower, “Morphy,” Is Getting Ready to Bloom Again!

Corpse FlowerDartmouth’s 15-year-old specimen of Amorphophallus titanum lives in the Dartmouth Life Sciences Greenhouse and has been affectionately named “Morphy.” Morphy will open on the afternoon of Thursday, November 1. The greenhouse will be open from 2 pm to 7 pm today, and Friday, November 2. The greenhouse will also be open on Saturday, November 3 from 10 am to 3 pm. Once open, its odor will be the strongest for only a day or so and will dissipate several days after it blooms.

Also known as a titan arum, the plant grows to a height of six to nine feet. It is rare, even in its native Sumatran rainforests. Its flower—the largest in the world—appears as a single bloom, exhibiting striking color, deep green on the outside and dark burgundy on the inside. Its single frilly-edged petal encircles the thick, fleshy central stalk that resembles a gigantic phallus.

The plant is called the corpse flower because when in full bloom it smells bad—like rotting flesh. But its odor does attract pollinators like flies and beetles in the wild. In spite of its aromatic essence, it has a committed following among horticulturalists. This summer, only seven flowers were reported to have bloomed in the U.S.

In case you missed it, here’s a time-lapse video of Morphy blooming:

Here’s the link to the live webcam of Morphy:

For more  information:

Dartmouth Life Sciences Greenhouse

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Thanksgiving 2018 Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving tableDana Biomedical Library
Wednesday, November 21,  7:30AM – 5:00PM
Thursday, November 22,  CLOSED
Friday, November 23,  CLOSED
**After hours access with Dartmouth ID is unchanged** (Normal Hours for Dana)

Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library
Wednesday, November 21,  8:00AM – 6:00PM
Thursday, November 22,  CLOSED
Friday, November 23,  CLOSED
**24/7 access for authorized individuals is unchanged**
(Normal Hours for Matthews-Fuller)

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A View to the Souls of Animals: New Exhibit of Paintings at the Matthews-Fuller Library

Hazel: painting by Caryn King

Hazel by Caryn King

The Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library is proud to host a new exhibit of paintings by Caryn King:  “A View to the Souls of Animals”

Caryn is a narrative painter who began her artistic career with clay. After 14 years of making her living as a sculptor, intermingled with a few years earning her BFA in Illustration, and stints as a toy designer and art teacher, King came home to painting. “My love and appreciation for animals came full circle when I started painting animals exclusively.”

As you would expect from a former clay artist, texture is very important to King’s paintings. This feature is one of the things that allows her animal paintings to become intensely expressive without becoming sentimental. “I love the process of painting, the textures and effects the paint creates,” says King. “Sometimes the drag of the brush and the layers of paint that show through are my primary goals.” Her paintings also emphasize a tactile appreciation of the animals themselves. She believes the animals she paints reflect a peace that sometimes seems so elusive to humans. “The feathers of a chicken, the wool of a sheep, the snout of a pig, are some examples of the remarkable visual elements that I strive to enhance in order to capture a viewer’s attention and ultimately an emotional response founded in reality, not sentimentality.”

Valentine: painting by Caryn King

Valentine by Caryn King

“A love of nature and a respect for life in all its forms have provided me the basis of my artistic vision. Currently my subject matter focuses on animals. I find my subjects close at hand…with my seven amazing “pet” chickens! One of my main concerns is conveying emotion. When painting animals I paint to convey the individuality and inner spirit of each of my subjects,” she says.

Working in both acrylics and oils, her paintings are created over long periods of time. “I start the individual paintings, move to others, and come back eventually to each. Many paintings begin on a textured surface I create on canvas, paper, or board, a process to give depth and variety to the paint and ultimately to the mood of each painting.” Caryn King is a full-time artist, painting in her hillside studio in South Newfane, Vermont, and sometimes outdoors for some plain air.

“A View to the Souls of Animals” will be on display at the Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center until December 7, 2018.  The Matthews-Fuller Library is open to the public: Monday-Friday from 8:00am-6:00pm.

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New Books in the Biomedical Libraries – August 2018

Yoga Stretch for Beginners and BeyondYoga Stretch for Beginners and Beyond
Matthews-Fuller Library
RA781.7 .Y64 2015

Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Nephrology & HypertensionCurrent Diagnosis & Treatment: Nephrology & Hypertension
Matthews-Fuller Library
RC902 .C87 2018

Critical Care Nursing of the Oncology PatientCritical Care Nursing of the Oncology Patient
Matthews-Fuller Library
RC266 .C75 2018

Management of the Failed Difficult and Failed AirwayManagement of the Failed Difficult and Failed Airway
Matthews-Fuller Library
RC732 .H86 2018

Animal Movement Statistical Models for Telemetry DataAnimal Movement Statistical Models for Telemetry Data
Dana Library
QL751.65 M3 A55 2017

Self and the Phenomenon of LifeSelf and the Phenomenon of Life
Dana Library
QH501 L556 2017

Growing Community ForestsGrowing Community Forests
Dana Library
SD567 G76 2017

Communicating Climate Change The Path ForwardCommunicating Climate Change The Path Forward
Dana Library
QC902.9 P75 2016

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New Books in the Biomedical Libraries – July 2018

Brock Biology of MicroorganismsBrock Biology of Microorganisms
Dana Library
QR41.2 .B77 2018

Evolution Since Coding: Cradles, Halos, Barrels, and WingsEvolution Since Coding: Cradles, Halos, Barrels, and Wings
Dana Library
QH366.2 .B877 2018

Extremophiles: From Biology to BiotechnologyExtremophiles: From Biology to Biotechnology
Dana Library
QR100.9 .E953 2018

Dana Library
QH541.5.S24 C43 2017

The American Society of Addiction Medicine Handbook on Pain and AddictionThe American Society of Addiction Medicine Handbook on Pain and Addiction
Matthews-Fuller Library
RB127 .A44 2018

Anatomy of the Eye and OrbitAnatomy of the Eye and Orbit
Matthews-Fuller Library
QP475 .F74 2018

Current Diagnosis and Treatment PediatricsCurrent Diagnosis and Treatment Pediatrics
Matthews-Fuller Library
RJ50 .C978 2016

Presenting Medical Statistics: From Proposal to Publication Presenting Medical Statistics: From Proposal to Publication
Matthews-Fuller Library
RA407 .P43 2017

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Meet Our New Librarian – Amanda Scull

Amanda Scull, LibrarianWe are very happy to introduce Amanda Scull, Research and Education Librarian at the Biomedical Libraries. Amanda joins us from Keene State College where she was the Collection Development Librarian and Assistant Professor, teaching courses in information studies and focusing her work on open access, scholarly communications, and the intersections between instruction and collections. Prior to that she worked in a variety of academic library settings, including the Cornell University Law Library and the School for International Training Graduate Institute, and is excited to begin a new adventure in the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries! In her free time she enjoys hiking, canoeing, and swimming with her husband, toddler, and trusty trail dog.

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