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Guides & Tutorials

Browse HSL's study tools that introduce important concepts, recommend relevant research tools, and teach you how to use library resources.


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All Online Tutorials

Step-by-step videos and strategies for using the library's most popular resources.

Subjects: Citation Management, Evidence-Based Practice Tutorial
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Anatomy Resources

HSL curates an extensive collection of anatomy resources for all specialities, including textbooks, tools, and learning modules

Subjects: Anatomy Topic Guide
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BHSc Library Research Guide

Explore library resources for the Bachelor of Health Sciences Program at McMaster

Subjects: Undergraduate Health Sciences Program Guide
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Child Life and Pediatric Psychosocial Care:

Explore library resources for the Child Life and Pediatric Psychosocial Care program at McMaster.

Subjects: Child Life and Psychosocial Care Program Guide
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CINAHL

Learn how to search the CINAHL database.

Subjects: Research Tutorial
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Claiming Your Publications

The guide outlines an efficient workflow for claiming your research publications and maintaining your online profiles.

Topic Guide
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Clinical Faculty & Preceptors in Medicine

Explore library resources for clinical faculty and preceptors at McMaster.

Subjects: Clinical Faculty Topic Guide
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Clinical Faculty Orientation

Explore library resources for Clinical Faculty at McMaster.

Subjects: Clinical Faculty Topic Guide
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Cochrane Library

Learn how to search the Cochrane Library

Subjects: Research Tutorial
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Consumer Health

Discover the best sources for consumer health information on the web

Subjects: Consumer Health Topic Guide
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Covidence

Covidence is a web-based software platform that streamlines the production of systematic reviews. It supports citation screening, full text review, risk of bias assessment, and more. McMaster now provides unlimited access to university affiliates.

Subjects: Systematic Reviews Topic Guide
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Database Searching

Learn the fundamentals of database searching.

Subjects: Research Tutorial
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Drugs, Natural Products, and Alternative Medicine

Subjects: Alternative Medicine, Drugs Topic Guide
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Family Medicine

Explore library resources for Family Medicine at McMaster.

Subjects: Postgraduate Medicine Program Guide
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Finding Grey Literature

Start your Grey Literature search with this guide containing resources and strategies for discovering research produced outside traditional commercial or academic publishing channels.

Subjects: Grey Literature Topic Guide
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Getting Started with ORCID

Learn how to set up your ORCID Researcher Profile

Subjects: Research Topic Guide
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Global Health

Explore library resources for the Global Health program at McMaster.

Subjects: Global Health Program Guide
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Google Scholar

Learn how to search Google Scholar.

Subjects: Research Tutorial
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Health Data & Statistics

Get started with finding, using, and visualizing health data & statistics.

Subjects: Health Data & Statistics Topic Guide
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Health Management

Explore library resources for the Health Management program at McMaster.

Subjects: Health Management Program Guide
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Health Science Education

Explore library resources for the Health Sciences Education program at McMaster.

Subjects: Health Science Education Program Guide
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Hematology - Red Cell Disorders

Library resource guide for postgraduate medicine students specializing in hematology - red cell disorders.

Subjects: Postgraduate Medicine Program Guide
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How to Search the Literature (Advanced)

This guide offers an eight step approach from identifying your topic to managing your search strategy and results

Subjects: Postgraduate Medicine, Research, Systematic Reviews Topic Guide
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HSL's Virtual Reference Shelf

HSL's Virtual Reference Shelf is a collection of online reference e-books, databases and websites.

Subjects: Reference Topic Guide
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Making an Impact: Tracking Your Research Metrics

Learn strategies for assessing the impact of your research with this step-by-step guide to research metrics

Subjects: Research, Research Metrics Topic Guide
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Medical Sciences

Explore library resources for the Medical Sciences program at McMaster.

Subjects: Medical Sciences Program Guide
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Medicine - Undergraduate

Explore library resources for Undergraduate Medicine program at McMaster.

Subjects: Medicine Program Guide
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Medicine: Postgraduate

Explore library resources for Postgraduate Medicine at McMaster

Subjects: Postgraduate Medicine Program Guide
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Midwifery

Explore library resources for the Midwifery program at McMaster.

Subjects: Midwifery Program Guide
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Mobile Apps

Explore a collection of mobile apps related to health and medicine, including instructions for downloading and accessing content.

Subjects: Mobile Apps Topic Guide
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Mobile Apps for Postgrads

Explore a collection mobile apps geared towards students enrolled in postgraduate medicine at McMaster.

Subjects: Mobile Apps, Postgraduate Medicine Program Guide
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Nursing

Explore library resources for the Nursing program at McMaster.

Subjects: Nursing Program Guide
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Occupational Therapy

Explore library resources for the Occupational Therapy program at McMaster.

Subjects: Occupational Therapy Program Guide
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Open Educational Resources

Explore many Open Education Resources (OER) available to you. 

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Ovid Medline

Learn how to search the Ovid Medline database.

Subjects: Research Tutorial
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Physician Assistant

Explore library resources for the Physician Assistant program at McMaster.

Subjects: Physician Assistant Program Guide
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Physiotherapy

Explore library resources for the Physiotherapy program at McMaster.

Subjects: Physiotherapy Program Guide
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Proxy Access to McMaster eResources

Topic Guide
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Public Health

Explore library resources for the Masters in Public Health program at McMaster.

Subjects: Public Health Program Guide
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PubMed

Learn how to search the PubMed database.

Subjects: Research Tutorial
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Qualitative Studies

How to identify qualitative studies in health databases

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Quantitative Studies

How to identify quantitative studies in health databases

Topic Guide
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RACER

Learn how to use the RACER interlibrary loan system.

Subjects: Research Tutorial
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Rehabilitation Science

Explore library resources for the online Rehabilitation Science program at McMaster.

Subjects: Rehabilitation Science Program Guide
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Resources for Evidence-Based Practice

Learn about the core concepts of evidence-based practice and discover resources for developing your skills in EBP.

Subjects: Evidence-Based Practice Topic Guide
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Scientific Discovery Tools

Available tools that apply artificial intelligence and machine learning to combat information overload

Subjects: Clinical Faculty, Discovery Tools, Global Health, Health Research Methodology, Medical Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Postgraduate Medicine, Research, Undergraduate Health Sciences Topic Guide
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Searching the Literature: The Basics

Learn how to effectively search the literature with tips on asking questions, selecting resources, and developing search terms.

Subjects: Research Topic Guide
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Speech-Language Pathology:

Explore library resources for the Speech Language Pathology program at McMaster.

Subjects: Speech-Language Pathology Program Guide
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Student Wellness

Discover a collection of links to student wellness resources online, on-campus, and in the community.

Subjects: Student Wellness Topic Guide
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The Researcher's Toolkit

Subjects: Research Topic Guide
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Web of Science

Learn how to search the Web of Science database.

Subjects: Research Tutorial

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