Save the date: Dec. 12th, 11:30am, 12:00pm & 12:30pm
The library will be hosting demos of the nursing resource Joanna Briggs Institute Evidence Based Practice. Find out how this full text database of systematic reviews and evidence summaries can enhance and support best practice. Please sign up: http://ow.ly/rhfKL, or try it today: http://portal.smh.ca/wps/portal/smhintranet/SMHIntranet/mywork/tools/library/
by Pam Richards, Team Leader
The CBC and Reuters report that the Supreme Court of Canada dealt a blow to pharmacy chains on Friday when it upheld the province of Ontario’s ban on drugstores’ sales of their own private-label generic prescription drugs. The reasons for Ontario’s ban are complex, and have wide ranging consequences for Canadians in and out of Ontario. Open Medicine, a peer-reviewed open access journal, has an article explaining the context of this ruling.
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One of the new products we were excited to launch at the Halloween Spooktacular was our new Library Search quick search box (currently in beta). The new search box, located on the Library Search intranet page, is designed to simplify your everyday library search by simultaneously searching the SMH catalogue and many of the library’s online resources for the keywords you enter.
- are looking for a specific book or article
- are pressed for time
- only need a couple of items
- only want to look for material that is on hand at the SMH library (in print or electronically)
- aren’t concerned about seeing every single thing that’s been published about your topic
the new Library Search box is a good place to start. Once you have done your search, you can narrow down the results using various filters.
If you are involved in conducting in-depth library research – such as searching the literature as part of a systematic review – conducting separate searches in individual databases is still the best way to go. But for your everyday library needs, give it a try and let us know what you think!
On October 31st, over 250 St. Michael’s staff stopped by to join us at our first Halloween Spooktacular held in the Information Commons. Participants were encouraged to trick-or-treat at various learning stations, which included information about:
1) Our new Library Quick Search Function, 2) LibGuides, 3) how to set up a Research ID, 4) how to use the Online Health Library for patients, 5) and the newly revamped eHealth Literacy course on the Learning Centre site.
Staff were heard screaming from inside our House of Horrors, and could also be seen checking out our Research Poster on St. Michael’s very own ghosts.
Perhaps the most popular station at our party was the photobooth, run by our resident Photographer-Librarian, Pamela Richards. Staff members were encouraged to pose in their costumes or try on the one’s provided. Pictured below are the costume contest prize winners. To view more photobooth photographs, visit our Library Intranet page.
Cake, candy, prizes and refreshments were also provided. Thank you to everyone who attended, and for those that didn’t get a chance, be sure to visit us next year for yet another great Spooktacular celebration.
October is both National Medical Librarians Month and Health Literacy Month. The Scotiabank Health Sciences Library and the Patient & Family Learning Centre at St. Michael’s are celebrating all month long with special events, culminating in a Halloween bash! Remaining events include,
Friday, October 25th – Lunch & Learn: Medical Apps
- Where: Information Commons (3rd floor, LKSKI)
- When: 12-1 p.m.
- Note: No registration is required and a light lunch will be served
Wednesday, October 30th – PFLC Training: “Making the Most of Our Patient Education Resources”
- Where: Patient & Family Learning Centre, Donnelly Wing Lobby
- When: 11:30 a.m. OR 1:00 p.m.
- Note: Each training session is 30 minutes; contact email@example.com to register
Thursday, October 31st – Halloween Celebration hosted by Library & Information Services, including a costume contest/photo booth; trivia trick-or-treating; a house of horrors; and a display of St. Michael’s ghost stories!
- Where: Information Commons (3rd floor, LKSKI)
- When: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- Note: Bring a costume, or borrow from our selection!
As of noon today Ovid, the maker of Medline, has brought video content to the forefront. This content was always there but not easy to find.
Two steps once inside Medline:
- Click on Multimedia tab
- Use keywords in the Quick Search box
You may also limit to image or video. Most can be downloaded for education & research purposes.
Proquest also has rich video content on their main page.
This April 1st to 5th marks Archives Awareness Week in Ontario! In celebration, the St. Michael’s Hospital Archives has launched a Flickr site hosting a selection of archival photographs taken from our large photo collection. Each photo contains a date of creation and descriptive caption. Look for new photos to be added on a regular basis. You can view our Flickr site here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stmichaelshospital_archives/
Send any questions or comments to:
Teruko Kishibe, Archivist