The Health Sciences Library continues to provide a wide range of online services. Read our COVID-19 FAQs for more information.


Product trials: Visible Body Human Anatomy Atlas and Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy

28 Sep 2020

You can help decide what information resources the library purchases!

The Health Sciences Library is trialing two anatomy resources: Visible Body Human Anatomy Atlas and Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy, now through October 22nd. 

Open Access Snack Chats

21 Sep 2020

The global community comes together annually for one week in October to celebrate Open Access. This event is celebrated by individuals, institutions and organizations.

Online Workshops: Fundamentals of Searching Databases

18 Sep 2020

Are you new to searching literature in Health Sciences databases? Register today for a Zoom workshop on the Fundamentals of Searching Databases, OVID Medline and/ or CINAHL provided by the Health Sciences Library.

Effective Searching 101

14 Sep 2020

Having trouble figuring out which database to use and how to navigate them? Look no further, the Health Sciences Library has an online tutorial guide with strategies to using the library’s most popular resources.

Individual Study Space Available

9 Sep 2020

The Health Sciences Library is open for individual study space starting September 8th.

New Resource Alert - JoVE

2 Sep 2020

Looking to grasp a better understanding of various lab techniques? JoVE provides two collections of demonstrations of fundamental lab practices.

New Resource - CHEMnetBASE

28 Aug 2020

Search all things Chemistry with our new resource - from the Dictionary of Drugs, Marine Natural Products to the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics. CHEMnetBASE has 10 different Chemical Dictionaries available for your research needs.

Share your story! Help HSL document our lives during the COVID-19 pandemic

8 May 2020

Understanding our daily lives during the COVID-19 pandemic will be of great interest to future researchers. Help us document our experiences by sharing your photographs, documents, and more. 

New in the HSL, The Digital Archives of the Royal College of Physicians

9 Apr 2020

The HSL is excited to announce that we have added the digital archives of the Royal College of Physicians to our database collection. Search thousands of documents, books, papers, notes, photographs and more and get a glimpse into centuries of medical history.

HSL Resources - Update

19 Mar 2020

The HSL is committed to ensuring our students, faculty, staff, and researchers are able to maintain access to our resources while we are closed to the public.

How do you want McMaster Libraries to look in five years? Tell us what you think!

26 Feb 2020

McMaster University Libraries are inviting faculty, staff and students to complete a survey aimed at finding ways to improve library services, spaces and collections.

New from the HSL: Loads and loads of eBooks!

24 Feb 2020

The HSL is committed to ensuring our book collections are as current and relevant as possible and one of the best ways to do this is by purchasing a LOT of eBooks. And, one of the best ways to purchase ebooks is through ebook packages that are created by publishers. This is one of those “more bang for your buck” kinds of deals, and it’s you, our McMaster community, who benefits!