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Provide the Health Sciences and Public Health community at Drexel with up to the minute information about programs, events, and library resources.

New Book Highlights

Some recent additions to the Hahnemann collections:

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks / Rebecca Skloot (Crown Publishers, 2010).  From the author's website:

"Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine.

Getting Down at the Queen Lane Library

We're loving the music video created by 2nd year med student Vanessa Prokuski, presented at the Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert last Saturday.

We've always known that our students have many talents, but who knew that the Library could look so cool?  Enjoy!

"To Really Learn, Quit Studying and Take a Test"

A recent article in the NY Times highlighted a study published in Science, suggests that tests, including practice tests, actually enhance understanding and memory of complex material better than other study methods such as concept mapping.

Exam Master, offered through the Drexel Libraries, provides practice tests for USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics and General Surgery certification, subject

Martin Luther King Holiday

Hahnemann Library will be open with limited staff, but for regular hours (7:45 am - 11:00 pm), on Monday January 17th. The Queen Lane Library will be open only from Noon to 6 pm.

Reserves Reminder!

Faculty, if you have any last-minute items to add to our reserve collection -- either the print collection in the library, or the e-reserves collection available to students online, please contact Sarah Daub at 215-762-3509 or  You can read more about our Reserves process, and find forms for submitting items online at

Also, if you've had items on reserve for a course in previous terms, please check under your name or the course number in our

Welcome Back!

The Health Sciences Libraries are back in business after a long holiday break, looking forward to a productive Winter term.

Library Services during Holiday Break

The Hahnemann and Queen Lane Libraries will be closed from Friday, December 24th through Sunday, January 2nd. 24-hour study areas at both libraries will be open to current students, faculty and residents, with computers and printing available.

Hagerty Library, on the University City campus, will be open limited hours,Monday, December 27th through Thursday, December 30th, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Reference assistance will be available during that time at 215-895-2755.

Updates: Winter Hours for Health Sciences Libraries

In keeping with President Fry's declaration of the week between Christmas and New Year's as a holiday for all university employees, the Queen Lane and Hahnemann Libraries will be closed from December 24th through January 2nd.

'Tis the Season . . .

As we move towards the end of the term, and the holiday season, it's easy to be distracted and to leave personal belongings vulnerable to theft. Valuables left unattended in the library, even "just for a minute", can easily disappear. Even if you're just making a copy, or running to the restroom, take your belongings with you, or ask a trusted friend to watch them. Please do NOT risk the inconvenience and financial hardship that can ensue when a wallet, laptop, or phone is stolen.

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