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New From the HSL: The Researcher's Toolkit

16 Nov 2018

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

9 Nov 2018

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!

8 Nov 2018

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

24 Oct 2018

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

19 Oct 2018

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!

19 Oct 2018

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

New Resource Alert: Searching the Literature

26 Sep 2018

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!

18 Sep 2018

Science Literacy Week ( 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

6 Sep 2018

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!

22 Aug 2018

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

3 Jul 2018

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

10 May 2018

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