What an Altmetric score! “Remdesivir for the Treatment of COVID-19 - Preliminary Report" takes the lead with the highest Altmetric score at UMass Medical School! Congratulations to Dr. Robert Finberg and his co-authors!
LSL NOW News and Events of the Lamar Soutter Library
The Library will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2020.
The library is accessible 24/7 for eligible students, faculty, and residents using their ID badge.
Fire and Wood, a pyrography collection by fourth year medical student Zach Michaels, will be on display in the library throughout the end of October. Zach is taking a research year studying suicidality before applying to a psychiatry residency. About his collection, he says:
Lucy Candib of Family Medicine talks about her work with asylum-seeking patients. It is fascinating. Have a listen – details below.
Recognizing the demand for study space and the popularity of the Library study carrels, the Lamar Soutter Library has set aside all study carrels on the 2nd and 3rd floors for individual student use. Reservations for a study carrel need to be made through the online, self-service reservation system.
Downloading PDFs from the Library's website just got easier! A new feature has been added to the Library website. In the tabbed search box at the top of the home page you can find the "Get PDF!" tab. Enter a DOI or a PMID and in just a couple of clicks you can retrieve the PDF if it's available. If your PDF is not available you can request the article from interlibrary loan.
We’re excited to announce a new update to the LSL website: the A-Z Database list! The new list allows you to narrow down our list of 130+ databases by subject or by database type, which can really take some of the guessing out of your searching. We also included subjects based on your program of study, so you can see which databases your librarians think will serve you best. Still not sure where to start? You can easily reach out to a subject specialist right from within your search, either by using our Ask a Librarian chat, or contacting a librarian directly.
Are you ready? We are!!!
A Message from the Director
The Lamar Soutter Library will be re-opening its doors on Monday, August 3, at 8:00 a.m. We are excited to be opening the Library space for your study needs. You will see that the renovation project that started back in August 2019 is now complete; be sure to visit the 2nd and 3rd floors. You will also be delighted to see that we are now offering free printing and wireless charging devices for self-checkout.
"It took the Pandemic to reveal the resilience and grit and engagement that was within us all along,” Dr. Michael Hirsh writes in the latest blog post from The Interstitium. But the real challenge will be maintaining this momentum, he explains. Dr. Hirsh provides keen insight in “What We Learned in the Pandemic” and challenges moving forward. Read the full post at https://theinterstitium.home.blog/2020/07/20/what-we-learned-in-the-pandemic/