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Essential Studies: Digital Literacy Special Emphasis Area

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Have you heard of the new UND Essential Studies Special Emphasis Area, “Digital Literacy”? In spring of 2023, the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) issued Policy 461, requiring that North Dakota University System institutions make a digital literacy requirement for all associate and baccalaureate-level programs. This summer, a 40-person subcommittee of the […]

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M*A*S*H Moments

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The first time I remember hearing the word “triage” was on M*A*S*H when I was a preteen library aide in Williston, ND and it referred to medical staff who would evaluate a situation, do what they could to handle that situation, and finally who would hand the situation off to a more specialized carer if […]

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Meet Our Staff: Devon Olson

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Name: Devon Olson Position: Research and Education Librarian Where do you work?  I work at the SMHS building in Grand Forks, and my desk is in the OT/PT Office Suite on the 3rd floor. What is your favorite pie or ice cream? Definitely ice cream, not because I dislike pie (team rhubarb pie, here), but because I love […]

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OSTP-Nelson Memo: What does it mean for SMHS researchers?

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What is it? The memo, titled “Guidance to Make Federally-Funded Research Freely Available Without Delay”—also known informally as the “OSTP-Nelson memo” or the “Public Access Memo” is a memorandum written by Dr. Alondra Nelson, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). It was released in August of 2022 and provides guidelines to […]

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Patient Education Material: McGraw Hill

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Are you looking for materials to help better explain side effects of a medication or disease/ condition to your patient or maybe for yourself? Perhaps in multiple languages? Did you know that McGraw Hill AccessMedicine and several other Access specialty platforms have a Patient Education Corner to help you with that? Included in the Patient […]

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Dear librarian, is this journal legit?

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One of the most enjoyable questions a librarian can get is something along the lines of “Is this journal that emailed me for real?” And the email usually reads something along the lines of: Respected Sir/Madam Become an integral part of our esteemed community by submitting your manuscript now! Explore our comprehensive author guidelines to […]

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Meet Our Staff: Megan Denis

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Name: Megan Keely Carroll Denis Position: Research and Education Librarian Where do you work? Work from home What is your favorite pie or ice cream? I don’t like pie! Peppermint ice cream is the best! How many pets do you have, what kind of pet are they, and what are their names? I have one dog. He […]

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So Much Access!

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AccessMedicine from McGraw Hill is another of the many resources provided to you by SMHS Library Resources. Unlike other tools though, this one comes with a variety of different options which will help you through all stages of your time with SMHS. Whether you’re looking for textbooks during your first year of med school, test […]

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Librarian’s Essential Toolbox – Selections

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Are you looking for effective tools to save time? The following is a short (and by no means exhaustive…) list of key resources that librarians at SMHS depend on for quick information and increased productivity. Essential Resources Library Research Guides SMHS librarians have created Research Guides on a range of topics. Here are a few […]