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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!

Science & Storytelling Events

February 28, 2019

Science & Storytelling

Join us for an evening of storytelling featuring Hamilton-based speakers telling tales live without notes.

HSL Information Desk: We Can Help! Research

February 27, 2019

HSL Information Desk: We Can Help!

Make the Health Sciences Library’s Information Desk your first stop for research help.

New Faces in the HSL: Q&A with Melissa Caza,  Archivist at the Health Sciences Archives, McMaster University Archives

February 19, 2019

New Faces in the HSL: Q&A with Melissa Caza, Archivist at the Health Sciences Archives, McMaster University

You may have noticed someone new in the Health Sciences Library over the past few months, especially if you spend any time in the History of Health and Medicine room! The HSL is very pleased to announce that archivist Melissa Caza joined our team in July, and, after letting her first settle in to her new role at HSL, we met for coffee to talk about archives, her experiences so far, and future plans for the archives program.

Top 10: The Faculty of Health Sciences' Most Attention-Grabbing Articles of 2018 Research

January 14, 2019

Top 10: The Faculty of Health Sciences' Most Attention-Grabbing Articles of 2018

To celebrate another fruitful year of health research at McMaster, the Health Science Library counts down the Faculty of Health Sciences' top 10 most attention grabbing articles from the past year (as calculated by Altmetric.com).

RefWorks Phase Out: Important Dates Resources

November 30, 2018

RefWorks Phase Out: Important Dates

The Health Sciences Library will discontinue its subscription to RefWorks in Spring 2019.  Important dates follow.

HSL Holiday Donation Drive Events

November 28, 2018

HSL Holiday Donation Drive

The HSL is collecting pre-packaged snacks (granola bars, dried fruit, fruit snacks, crackers, snack-sized bags of chips, juice boxes, etc.) to be donated to our neighbours at Ronald McDonald House. These donations will help ensure their kitchens stay stocked during the busy holiday season.

Donors will be entered in a draw to win one of 3 prize packs.

New From the HSL: The Researcher's Toolkit Resources

November 16, 2018

New From the HSL: The Researcher's Toolkit

From planning through to publication, the HSL is your partner in research.

Introducing The Researcher’s Toolkit, a new guide from the Health Sciences Library that offers information and resources for each of the five stages of the research process.

We Remember: Letters from the Danger Zone Archives

November 9, 2018

We Remember: Letters from the Danger Zone

As this Remembrance Day marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the HSL’s archives is highlighting the fascinating collection of First World War letters found in its Dr. Charles Roland fonds.* These letters, written between 1915 and 1919 by four different men in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), provide a detailed glimpse into the experiences of First World War soldiers including their initial training, the trip overseas, life on the Western front, their encounters with local civilians, their thoughts and feelings after the armistice was signed, and their experience with demobilization. The letters are an important reminder of the great sacrifices and hardships faced by these men and their families.

We want to hear from you, McMaster! About Us

November 8, 2018

We want to hear from you, McMaster!

The Health Sciences Library recently refreshed our website to better conform to McMaster’s new branding, and we would like to know what you think.

 

Canadian Library Month: A Visit Will Get You Thinking Events

October 24, 2018

Canadian Library Month: A Visit Will Get You Thinking

October is Canadian Library Month and this year’s theme is A Visit Will Get You Thinking. During this month, libraries and library partners across Canada raise awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives.

October 22-28 is Open Access Week, and the celebration begins on October 24 with a film screening Events

October 19, 2018

October 22-28 is Open Access Week, and the celebration begins on October 24 with a film screening

Join us on October 24 at 2:30 p.m. in the Mills Library Connections Room (Mills Library, room L113) for a screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship.

Open Access Week continues at McMaster with Open Day, October 25! Events

October 19, 2018

Open Access Week continues at McMaster with Open Day, October 25!

A full day of events is planned, including three presentations by some of your favourite HSL librarians!

New Resource Alert: Searching the Literature Resources

September 26, 2018

New Resource Alert: Searching the Literature

The semester is in full swing, classes are hopping, and you are really starting to get the hang of things! You’re given an assignment that requires you to develop a research question and perform a literature search. What do you do?

First of all…don’t panic!

Celebrate Science Literacy Week, September 17 - 21, 2018! Events

September 18, 2018

Celebrate Science Literacy Week, September 17 - 21, 2018!

Science Literacy Week (scienceliteracy.ca) is a week-long celebration of the best in Canadian science and scientific endeavors that aims to highlight Canadian excellence and diversity in the field.

Upcoming Workshop Alert: How to Write a Great Research Paper, and Get it Accepted by a Good Journal Workshops

September 6, 2018

Upcoming Workshop Alert: How to Write a Great Research Paper, and Get it Accepted by a Good Journal

Save the date for a fantastic opportunity!

On September 25, 2018, the Health Sciences Library at McMaster University will be hosting the Executive Editor of The Lancet and the Editor of Cell Press for an exciting, interactive presentation on publishing your research.

New Resources Now on Trial! Resources

August 22, 2018

New Resources Now on Trial!

From now until August 31, HSL users will have access to two great resources from Thieme Publishers. Say hello to MedOne ComSci and MedOne Radiology.

HSL's New Look About Us

July 3, 2018

HSL's New Look

Welcome to our new website! The new Health Sciences Library website will continue its history as an integral tool for Faculty of Health Sciences students, faculty, researchers and clinicians within and beyond our McMaster community.

HSL at the 11th Annual Day in Faculty Development Events

May 10, 2018

HSL at the 11th Annual Day in Faculty Development

Our librarians connected with health sciences educators from McMaster and the community

CINAHL, OVID/Medline and RefWorks Workshops

May 1, 2018

CINAHL, OVID/Medline and RefWorks

Bring your questions and register today for upcoming in-person, hands-on workshops in the HSL e-classroom. 

5 Ways to Increase the Impact of Your Research... Research

April 11, 2018

5 Ways to Increase the Impact of Your Research...

...and how the Health Sciences Library Can Help

Wikipedia and Health Events

April 9, 2018

Wikipedia and Health

On April 5, 2018, the library held an event on Wikipedia and Health. 

HSL welcomes three new staff to our team About Us

April 2, 2018

HSL welcomes three new staff to our team

We’ve got a few new faces joining us in the HSL lunchroom as of late. Since January we’ve hired three new staff to our team.

 

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