Domestic Violence Awareness Month
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Frankenstein Online Exhibit (click here)
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Due to COVID-19 precautions and until further notice, all physical library branches are closed. Please utilize the digital resources here on LibGuides.
Please welcome our Fall intern, Carla Hernandez! Carla is a fourth semester MMLIS student at USC. Welcome, Carla!
Although the library doesn't have a door to decorate this year, we've sprinkled the front page with more orange and purple 'treats' (RSS and podcast icons) for some Halloween fun, as well as added in video icons. And because everyone is home and cooking with family, and libraries are known for building communities through creating family recipe exchanges (along with potlucks, cookbooks and bake sales), here is a meringue-free and moldless recipe to make sugar skulls. Send snaps of your creations to firstname.lastname@example.org for posting!
Grant Deadline 10/29/20: As of October 19, only two people have signed up for this and we need 38 others to please complete the following step-by-step career videos so WCUI can obtain a mini-grant from Google and the American Library Association: 1) Create a Resume, 2) Write a Cover Letter, 3) Ask Someone to Be Your Reference, and 4) Introduce Yourself to Potential Employers. To complete any or all of these, go to g.co/AppliedDigitalSkills. Click "Sign in" at the top right. Sign in with your Google account, or create a new one (you must have a Google account). Click "I am a student", then click "Join a class" and enter class code 32d3s8. Thank you!
11/18/20: Black Panther, Army veteran, educator and storyteller, Michael D. McCarty, will lead an African American poetry reading and discussion via live webinar from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., to honor the Library of America initiative called 'Lift Every Voice: Why African American Poetry Matters'. Dialogs will center around family and community/community service. Funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Emerson Collective. These events are free and open to the public - please help spread the word. Watch here for the link for the 11/18/20 event.
Get prepared for emergencies: visit the MedlinePlus Disaster and Emergency Topics website to prepare for fires, heat waves, air pollution, earthquakes, mudslides, flooding and anything else compounding 2020.
When it comes to voting, 18-24 year olds are the lowest represented age group*. The California Easy Voter Guide is now online to help you easily understand everything when it comes to voting, and the State Propositions on the ballot. For Phoenix, visit the Voting Guide to see what and who is on your ballot. Ballot drop-boxes are located at all City of Los Angeles Public Libraries. You can also visit USA.GOV or these links: Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Maricopa County. In Los Angeles: all registered voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot and a list of vote-by-mail drop box locations, which will be mailed out beginning October 5 (to request multilingual materials, call 800.815.2666, option 3). General Election Day is 11/3/20: polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Vote-by-mail ballots must be turned in at a polling place by 8 p.m. or postmarked on or before 11/3/20. In both California and Arizona, employees are eligible for paid time off to vote if they don't have sufficient time outside working hours to vote (California FAQ and Arizona FAQ). Party-neutral candidate guides, and guides with ballot measures' descriptions (including costs, policy implications and pros and cons) are available in multiple languages at your local League of Women Voters (Los Angeles, Ontario, Phoenix).
11/11/20: Veteran's Day (holiday).
Smith Library is a member of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) (5/7/20).
Carotid Artery Disease
CI Chemically Induced
CF Cerebrospinal Fluid
DH Diet Therapy
DT Drug Therapy
PC Prevention and Control
RI Radionuclide Imaging
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Licensing is the permission to share and use a creative work under the conditions that the creator or publisher determines.
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COVID-19 has brought another level of stress to being a student. If you've reached your tipping point and need to slow your roll, here are some resources:
Do 10-15 minutes a day, every day:
Meditation (breathing, body scan, and loving kindness in English and Spanish)
Body Scan (video)
Loving Kindness (video)
Tai Chi (video)
Yoga (free, 6-week online course)
Coloring (13 free printable mindfulness coloring sheets)
Mindful Eating (eating exercises and tips)
Walking Meditation (kinhin) (an audio file to guide the meditation)
Do chores mindfully: be present
Pay attention, especially to your senses
Say no sometimes in order to take care of yourself
Get outside: forest bathing (Shinrin-yoku), garden
Make a list of things that you are thankful for daily
Be aware of your thoughts and feelings in tough situations: prepare ahead
Listen to those around you – really listen
- From 'Mindfulness for Librarians: Handling Stress and Thriving Under Pressure (ALA Member Exclusive)' by Richard Moniz and Martin House
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Plagiarism is the absence of a citation of the author that you are using in your research paper (i.e., taking credit for someone's creative work). To avoid plagiarism, cite your work using examples provided in the APA paper.
Here is a helpful video to watch: Copyright on Campus Video (Copyright Clearance Center, 2020).
Additional information on types of licensing is located at the bottom of this page under Copyright Resources and Licensing.
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- How biased is the information?
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- Other names known as
- Clinical signs and symptoms
- Description of Exam (Patient position, transducer, overview of protocol)
- Ultrasound Appearance
- Differential Diagnosis
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