Katherine Herrlich

Kathy is a Research and Instruction Librarian at Northeastern University. She is the collection manager for chemistry, pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, women's studies, LGBT studies, and psychology. Outside of work, she spends time reading, swimming, bicycling, and cross country skiing. She enjoys projects that involve writing, making discoveries, and problem solving.

New Year’s Resolution to Improve Your Citation Management Skills? We’ve Got You Covered

 Start your 2019 research off on the right foot with our January series of workshops and webinars! Learn the basics or focus on specific tools to help you manage citations for yourself or your research group.

Registration is now open for ten different workshops. Choose from EndNote, RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley, or a session that introduces all of them to help you choose one.

What exactly is citation management? you may be asking.   

Summed up, it’s a clever way to create an automatic list of references (aka bibliography). Instead of spending hours typing and arranging your reference list, you can export book and article information into a program that will autoformat it. You’ll decide on your citation style, decide on placement of your in-text references in the text, and then proofread and edit. It’s generally much quicker than entering all the information by hand into your document.

Building a shared citation library for a group project or with research collaborators? Online citation management tools can help you do that, too.

Librarians at Snell Library are available—by phone, email, in person, and by video chat—to help you use these tools. Sign up for a workshop today!

Spread the word: New full-text e-resources in medicine, pharmacy, and physical therapy are now available

AccessPhysiotherapy covers physical therapy, AccessMedicine covers medical/health sciences, and AccessPharmacy is the tool of choice for pharmacy. These resources from McGraw-Hill were designed especially for instructors and students, with a focus on curricular topics, Q & A, self-assessment, core titles for assigned reading, high quality images, animation tools to convey concepts, and videos that demonstrate clinical practices.  Content can be embedded in Blackboard. Mobile access: These resources are optimized for the iPhone, Google Android devices and the Blackberry Bold. Highlights: AccessPhysiotherapy
  • 500+ videos and narrated lectures in key topics in orthopedics, neurology and sports medicine; demonstrations of various examination and treatment techniques
  • Anatomy and Physiology Revealed”, a powerful cadaver dissection tool with imaging slides and animations
  • Essentials of Neuroscience in Physical Therapy”, an ongoing lecture series, which combines graphics, case studies, and narration to teach key neuroscience and neuroanatomy concepts relating to physical therapy
  • “Custom Curriculum”, a cutting edge tool to assign, manage, and track the progress of student assignments
AccessMedicine
  • 77 essential medical texts, including “Harrison’s Online”, “Hurst’s The Heart”, “Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment”, and “DeGowin’s Diagnostic Examination”
  • Thousands of photos and illustrations
  • Diagnosaurus, the differential diagnosis tool
  • Interactive patient safety modules, musculoskeletal exams, case files, and Q & A
  • 200+ procedural videos and Grand Rounds lectures
AccessPharmacy
  •  Drug databases, cases, self-assessment tools, animations, and full text of these core titles:
    • DiPiro's Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 8e
    • Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach, 8e
    • Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 12e
    • Applied Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics, 6e
    • Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 12e
    • Casarett & Doulls Essentials of Toxicology, 2e
    • Drug Information: A Guide for Pharmacists, 4e
    • Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology, 24e
    • Pharmacy and Federal Drug Law Review
    • Pharmacy Student Survival Guide, 2e
    • Understanding Health Policy: A Clinical Approach, 6e
Register for a My AccessMedicine, My AccessPharmacy or My AccessPhysiotherapy account to enter the mobile sites, save and download images, bookmark content pages, view and print CE certificates, customize patient education handouts, re-run recent searches, and use the Custom Curriculum. For more information on health sciences resources, please see the biomedical and health subject guides.  

New Resource for Students and Practitioners in Counseling, School Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing, and More!

Counseling and Therapy in Video Volume 1  from Alexander Street Press (current NU only) is now available. This valuable resource includes over 400 hours of training videos, reenactments, and real-life therapy sessions. Counseling and Therapy in Video Volume 1 is a great tool for counselors-in-training, as it allows one to observe, in face-to-face sessions, subtleties of body language, facial expressions, behavior, speech patterns and intonation. Some of the perks: every video includes a synchronized transcript. Users can create, edit, and share playlists or clips. Videos are searchable by keywords and subjects, and arranged by easy-to-browse topical subject areas and therapeutic methods. For example, you could search for Gestalt, Solution Focused, or Family Therapy sessions. You could search for clips where a client diagnosed with depression uses the word drink.  Or you could compare and contrast how cognitive-behavioral therapists and client-centered therapists treat a similar condition. You can browse all titles or search by subject or therapy type. This resource is listed on the A-Z Index (under the FIND menu) and on my psychology subject guide. The subject guide includes my contact information-- I am interested to hear your comments and questions about this new acquisition.

Miss Representation, film airing tonight (10/20/11)

A powerful film about women will be televised on the OWN network at 9pm tonight. The film Miss Representation "explores women's under-representation in positions of power by challenging their limited and often disparaging portrayals in the media," according to the description from the OWN Documentary Club web site. Appearing in the film are such notables as Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson, and Gloria Steinem. See a preview: Miss Representation trailer If you miss the broadcast, Miss Representation is also available at Snell Library (currently checked out, but you can "place a hold" and be notified when it becomes available).

Extensive journal content purchased through Elsevier backfiles

Good news!  The Library now provides online access to an additional 3-4 decades of scholarly research and knowledge. The online "backfiles" are now available for the following Elsevier journals in the ScienceDirect database : Nuclear Physics A  (Includes Nuclear Physics):  1956-1994 Nuclear Physics B:   1967-1994 Journal of Chromatography A:  1958-1994 Tetrahedron:  1957-1994 Physics Letters B (Includes Physics Letters):  1962-1994 Journal of Molecular Biology:  1966-1994 Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A  (Includes Nuclear Instruments; Nuclear Instruments and Methods; and Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research):  1957-1994 Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications: 1960-1994 Physica A (Includes Physica): 1934-1994 Experimental Cell Research:  1950-1994 Developmental Biology: 1959-1994 Journal of Alloys and Compounds (Includes Journal of Less Common Metals): 1959-1994 Discrete Mathematics: 1971-1994 This content can be found by searching individual titles in TDNet (the ejournal finder) and also by searching the ScienceDirect database.  You will also be able to link to this content when searching any of the major databases on the A-Z list  that have a "check for full text" link in the record. I hope you enjoy these resources and the new access!