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New Guide to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources

Becker Medical Library has created a new Guide to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources. The guide allows users to browse Becker Library’s growing collection of DEI-related books, many curated through the Feuerstein Health and Wellness Information Center, as well as links to organizations, articles and videos grouped under headings like “Anti-Racism,” “LGBTQIA+,” “People with Disabilities,”  [Read more]

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How to Use RStudio Projects to Structure R Working Directories

RStudio is a popular integrated development environment (IDE) with several point-and-click features that make using the R programming language and software environment easier. It works on multiple Operating Systems (OS) including Windows, macOS, Linux, and the online RStudio Cloud version. How R interacts with directories and the OS is very important. The current working directory  [Read more]

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How to Access Popular Medical Apps Through Becker Library

Did you know you can access many of the most popular medical apps through Becker Library? Here are some you can use without purchasing a personal license:  UpToDate: A point-of-care resource with updated clinical summaries. (UpToDate access is provided by BJC)  UnBound Medicine/UCentral: Access The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, The Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, and 5 Minute Consult, all from  [Read more]

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Tips for Accessing Becker Resources from Anywhere

Becker Medical Library subscribes to a wealth of online books, journals and databases, but because publisher agreements usually restrict usage to authorized campus users, your access will always depend on where you are and your type of network connection. Libraries recognize that their users need to be able to access materials while off-campus or when  [Read more]

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Keep it simple when communicating about COVID-19

In the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the general public has been asked to learn many public health terms. “Novel virus,” “social distancing” and “contact tracing” are now part of our everyday language. Meanwhile, we know that the average adult struggles to understand health information. But it is even more complex when communicating about a  [Read more]

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