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Celebrate National Nursing Week with the Health Sciences Archives and a Guest Blog Post! Archives

May 9, 2019

Celebrate National Nursing Week with the Health Sciences Archives and a Guest Blog Post!

We are so pleased to welcome a guest post on our blog today. David Rayside is a Professor Emeritus of Political Science, and was founding director of the Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, at the University of Toronto. His writing has included books on sexual diversity, political conservatism, and the role of religion in Canadian public life. He has paired this writing with an activist engagement on issues related to gender and sexual diversity. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. 

David's current research has brought him to the Health Sciences Archives where he has been delving into the life and career of his great-aunt, Edith Rayside, who was Superintendent of Nurses at Hamilton General Hospital from 1924-1934. Edith's story is a fascinating one and we asked David to recount it for us here, in celebration of National Nursing Week. While we take time to celebrate the nurses who work tirelessly today, it is also important to remember and honour the nurses who paved the way into modern times.

Our thanks to David for sharing this excellent profile of a trailblazer with us. Enjoy!

New on the HSL Website: Online Journals! Resources

April 17, 2019

New on the HSL Website: Online Journals!

You might remember back in July of last year, the HSL website (and indeed all of McMaster’s library websites) got a makeover. After the virtual dust settled, we reached out to the McMaster community for feedback on our new look and feel. Thanks to your input, we’ve made a few changes that make the searching experience much better.

Q and A with Hannah McIntosh, HSL Interlibrary Loans About Us

March 11, 2019

Q and A with Hannah McIntosh, HSL Interlibrary Loans

Have you ever been conducting a search and come across the perfect book or journal article to add to your research only to learn that the HSL doesn’t actually own it or have access to it? If this happens to you, don’t panic! You may not know that there is a department here at the HSL that is dedicated to helping you locate and access these resources for your research.

Interlibrary Loans to the rescue!

Not sure what that is? Read on for everything you’ve ever wanted to know - but maybe didn’t know who to ask - about Interlibrary Loans, the behind-the-scenes, unsung heroes of the research process!