As 2016 starts rolling into motion, many people have long since picked their New Year’s Resolutions. You might have losing weight, getting organized, or finally kicking that bad habit topping your list, but here at the David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library, we’ve come up with a few resolutions that will help you attain that educational goal you’re striving for in 2016. Check below for our four New Years’ Resolutions, Library Style!
- Get Organized
If you’re not using RefWorks for research and writing, you should be!. RefWorks is an online database that will manage and store all that hard-found research for you, and does the heavy lifting when it comes to citations and bibliographies, too. Using RefWorks allows you to create a personal database of an unlimited number of records, all easily accessible from any internet-capable computer, and organize them according to your needs. Once you have the records you need entered into your database, with just a few clicks RefWorks will create your citations and format your bibliography faster than you would be able to Google “How to do an AMA citation.” Click the link below for more information and to get started on making your life that much easier! RefWorks
- Keep Up-To-Date
With the internet at everyone’s finger tips, staying up-to-date is easier than ever. You can keep up with friends easily via social media, but did you know it’s just as easy to stay up-to-date with the latest medical and chiropractic news? Many of the big medical institutions have created RSS feeds that can easily send push notifications to your smartphone. You can also create your own RSS feed to your favorite podcasts or blogs. Check below for links to some RSS feeds from a few of our favorite organizations: Alerts & Push Notifications guide
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- Be More Social
Everyone today is at least on Facebook, most have a Twitter account, and many use Instagram. That includes us! See what’s going on at the David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter, and seeing what we have going on via Instagram!
- Explore a New Topic
We at the David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library are here to make your life easier. By visiting our webpage, you may find resources you never knew were available to you before! The webpage has tutorials on how to use all of our available databases, so instead of searching PubMed for an hour without finding anything, you can do quick and efficient research that will lead you right where you want to be! Also on the webpage, you can find Subject Guides created by the Library staff to make everything a little simpler. Have you ever wondered if there’s chiropractic for animals? There’s a guide for that! Are you curious about complementary and alternative medicine? We have a guide for that, too. There are also guides for specific courses offered at Palmer, created by the professors for the students.
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