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Science & Storytelling

28 Feb 2019

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

HSL Information Desk: We Can Help!

27 Feb 2019

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

19 Feb 2019

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

14 Jan 2019

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

RefWorks Phase Out: Important Dates

30 Nov 2018

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

HSL Holiday Donation Drive

28 Nov 2018

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

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!