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Health Sciences Library

The 
Health Science (HS) Library is one of six libraries of Memorial University and is located on the first floor of the Health Sciences Centre. It provides teaching and research support to the Faculty of Medicine as well as the School of Nursing, the School of Pharmacy and Eastern Health (HSC site). The Health Sciences Library also acts a resource centre for all health practitioners in the province (see Newfoundland and Labrador Health Knowledge Information Network).

This section about HSL will cover:


Hours
OneSearch
Document delivery
Publishing research
Teaching and Learning (incl. HITS workshops)
RefWorks
Literature Search Service
Library Liaison




Hours 

See  http://www.library.mun.ca/hsl/hours/

OneSearch

To access licenced e-resources (journals, books, databases, etc.) as well as your library account and document delivery, you must sign in to OneSearch using your MUN login ID (my.mun account). If you are off campus you will be prompted to login a second time to ensure you can access resources remotely.

Through OneSearch you can search across many library databases and resources at once or limit your search parameters more specifically. Ask your librarian for help on how to use OneSearch most effectively for your needs. 


Document delivery

Faculty members can request documents (books or journal articles) that are not available at a Memorial University Libraries. The library normally subsidizes obtaining items from another institution though occasionally you may be asked to pay an item whose cost has exceeded the limit. Follow the instructions here to access the document delivery feature via OneSearch. The library attempts whenever possible to provide an electronic copy of requested items within 48 hours. As an alternative, though not essential, faculty members may also chose to use Pubmed's Loansome Doc feature to request articles using Memorial's document delivery service directly from Pubmed. More information about the Loansome Doc feature can be found here

Publishing research

Memorial University Libraries supports the open access movement, and strongly encourages its users to consider this publication model. Faculty members intending to publish in an Open Access journal can use the Open Access Author's Fund for help with the costs associated with publishing in Open Access journals. For information on how to access the fund and which journals are eligible, visit the Open Access Fund page.

Faculty members can also submit published and unpublished work to Memorial University's Research Repository, which allows submitted material to be discoverable online through search engines such as Google. For more information about the Research Repository and other research publishing support, refer to the library website about publishing research.

Faculty may also wish to add their academic and clinical research to the Faculty of Medicine’s Faculty Publications Database.

The library is proud to host Open Journal Systems (OJS), an open source platform to create open access journals. For more information contact Kristen Romme at the HSL.


Teaching and Learning

The HSL has an active instruction program for faculty, students and staff. Course-integrated HSL modules in the Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs provide students with lifelong learning skills in evidence based practice, literature searching, resource selection, information ethics, and writing a literature review. 

The Health Information Teaching Series (HITS) provides opportunities for faculty members as well as staff and Eastern Health employees to learn about library resources, basic and advanced searching, Open Access, citation management, research data management, bibliometrics, and more. To register online or view the current schedule of workshops, refer to the HITS website

Contact hslinfo@mun.ca to reach a librarian and arrange a one-on-one session tailored to meet your needs.

RefWorks

Faculty members can sign up for a free RefWorks account. RefWorks is a citation management program that can 
import references directly from indexes, databases and e-journals, automatically formats your bibliography or reference list and inserts formatted references in a paper with the free Write-n-Cite plugin for MS Word. For more information about RefWorks and how to get set-up with an account, refer to the RefWorks page

Literature Search Service

The library offers a Literature Search Service that is free to all Faculty members. Submit a Literature Search Request form to make use of this service. For more details refer to the Literature Search Service PolicyContact a librarian through hslinfo@mun.ca to discuss your topic in more detail or to obtain feedback on a search that you have already done. For systematic review support contact Lindsay Alcock at lalcock@mun.ca, Head of Public Services.  

Library Liaison

Most departments and disciplines have a library liaison who can act as your primary contact for all your informational needs at the HSL. Your liaison also represents your needs within the library itself to help continuously improve its programs, collection, and services and to ensure relevancy and currency with its user’s needs. To find out more about this program and to reach your liaison visit the Liaison Librarians web page. 

 



 

Last Updated 2015-10-26 9:11:33 AM
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