Welcome our New Librarian Elaina Vitale

New Librarian Elaina VitaleElaina Vitale joined us from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, where she was based at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System, providing outreach, training support, and funding for librarians in DE/NJ/NY/PA. Previously Elaina worked as a librarian at the Niels Bohr Library & Archives at the American Institute of Physics in College Park, MD, and as a cataloger at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. Elaina is a 2019-2020 Medical Library Association Rising Star, and is an active member in MLA both nationally and regionally. Elaina enjoys playing the piano, hiking with her dog, and reading at least one book a week (last year: 113 books!).

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Resource of the Month: ZoteroBib


Zoterobib search box

ZoteroBib is a free resource created by Zotero designed to help you build a bibliography instantly from any computer or device — no account or software installation needed. ZoteroBib automatically saves your bibliography to your computer’s local storage, so as long as you’re using the same computer you can retrieve your bibliography anytime. If you need to reuse sources across multiple projects or build a shared library, we recommend using Zotero instead.

To cite a source, enter a URL, ISBN, DOI, PMID, arXiv ID or title and click cite. ZoteroBib will create bibliography items for each source cited.

Once your bibliography is created, you can change the citation style by adjusting the blue drop down menu. Notice something is incorrect within a citation? Select a reference to edit the various fields and click done to save your changes. Your bibliography will automatically update to reflect your changes. Finally, when you’re ready to share your bibliography, ZoteroBib will allow you to download your entire bibliography or specific citations within your bibliography.


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Grant Writers Retreat September 12-13

grant writers retreatThe Biomedical Libraries and Grant GPS will host a retreat for writers of NIH R01 and R21 grants on September 12-13 at Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library. Participants will receive feedback on Specific Aims, seminars on successful proposal writing and NIH public access policy compliance, custom feedback from a writing specialist, consultation on literature search and data management plan, and protected writing time. The application process is competitive and is open from July 8th through August 9th. Selected participants will be notified the week of August 12th. Application is available at https://dartgo.org/BiomedGrantRetreat .


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Bird & Wildlife Photography by David Parker

Nashville Warbler

The Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library is proud to exhibit an awesome collection of bird and wildlife photographs by David Parker. David is a retired educator and photographer with a lifelong interest in birds and other wildlife. His photographs, which have been displayed at numerous galleries in southern Vermont over the past two years, capture in stunning focus and detail the beauty, intricacy, and grace of the natural world that surrounds a pond on his property in Brookline, Vermont.

From David Parker:
“All of these photographs were taken from 2016-2019 on and around a two-acre beaver pond located on my property. 40 years ago a pair of beavers began their work, creating a rich and vibrant habitat that has grown to attract and support a wide assortment of birds, mammals, amphibians, insects, fish, plants, and other aquatic life forms. My respect for both the intricacies and fragility of this wetland area has grown considerably over the years.

Hooded Merganser Duck

The two most important components of photographing wildlife are time and patience. The more time you spend quietly observing your surroundings, the more you will see. l usually dedicate three to four hours each day outdoors, watching what is happening around my property with camera in hand. This requires patience- waiting … never knowing what you might see on any given day and hoping that you are fast enough to capture what you do see with the camera. The longer and more frequently that you observe animal behavior, the better able you are to anticipate what a bird ( or other creature) may do next. This is what most often leads to getting that “special” shot, a factional moment in the life of one of these creatures.

The Stalker: American Bittern (Click Image for Larger View)

I always keep editing to a bare minimum because l want you, the viewer, to see the same unadulterated natural beauty and detail in what I am shooting without digitally enhanced
colors or manipulated images that present false narratives.

As you look at my work, know that there is a story behind every image that you see. Thank you for your interest.”


David Parker’s photographs will be on exhibit through Friday, Sept 6, 2019  The Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library is located on the 5th Floor of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH (near the main entrance information desk.)

Library/Exhibit Hours
The Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library is open to the public for viewing this exhibit:
June 17 – July 3, 2019 – 8:00AM – 6:00PM, Monday-Friday
July 5 – August 2, 2019 (Summer Hours Begin) – 8:00AM – 4:00PM, Monday-Friday
August 5, 2019 (Fall Hours Begin) – 8:00AM – 6:00PM, Monday-Friday

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Off-Campus Access to Library Resources is Changing

DUO SoftwareStarting on Monday, July 15, 2019 there will be a new method for Dartmouth users accessing some of our popular resources from off-campus (Please Note: DHMC users who access Library resources via Citrix will not be affected.)  This new method will require you to login using your Dartmouth NetID and password, and then a second authentication application called DUO, which will need to be installed on your mobile phone. This change is being implemented to increase secure access to Dartmouth resources and systems.

If you already use the Dartmouth VPN (GlobalProtect) to access Library resources from off-campus, then there will be no change.

Here are a few resources that will be affected by this change:
CINAHL, ClinicalKey, Cochrane Library, DynaMed Plus, Natural Medicines, Ovid, PsycINFO, PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science.


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New VPN – GlobalProtect

Changes Dartmouth VPNDartmouth is changing the VPN application from Big-IP Edge Client (F5) to Palo Alto’s GlobalProtect VPN.  GlobalProtect will require Duo’s Two-Factor Authentication (2FA).  Beginning on April 15, 2019, the Big-IP Edge Client will no longer work for connecting to Dartmouth systems.

Install GlobalProtect VPN:

More info about Two-Factor Authentication:

Troubleshoot GlobalProtect VPN for Mac:

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Art Exhibit by Nance Driscoll

The Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library is hosting a new exhibit of oil and water color paintings, pastels, and mixed media art by local artist Nance Driscoll.  These works will be on display until the end of May 2019.  The Library is open Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 6:00pm, and is located on the 5th floor of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Mixed Media tickle fancy
Artist Biography

Nance Driscoll is a native Vermonter who has lived in Colorado, Bermuda, Florida, Vermont, Cape Cod and Maine before moving to New Hampshire. After early retirement from directing the volunteer services program for a Vermont hospital she began to nurture her longstanding interest in painting.

She has been in several juried art shows on Cape Cod and throughout New England. Many of her paintings have won awards, ranging from First place at the All Cape Art Show in Chatham to Second place in the All New England Show in Barnstable. MA.

Birch Trees Oil Painting
Her work is featured in the book “100 New England Artists” now available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon. Several of Nance’s paintings are in private collections in U.S., Canada, England, France, Germany and Ireland. She was the featured artist in 2010 at the Salubre Trattoria in Hanover, N.H. and was one of several artists to be featured at the Vermont Artisan Design/Gallery 2 on Main Street in Brattleboro, VT.

Nance is a past member of Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, Creative Arts Center, Chatham, MA., Cape Cod Art Association, Pastel Painters of Maine, and Maine Women in the Arts. She is presently affiliated with artsfoundation.org

Contact Information
email: nancedriscoll@mac.com
Website: http://www.artbynance.com

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Bates’ Visual Guide – 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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