March is a month to celebrate good nutrition and the dietitians that work to educate us all about healthy eating! The Health Sciences Library and the Patient & Family Learning Centre have nutrition information resources for health professionals and patients alike. The following are just a few examples of what is available.
… for patients
Eating Well, Living Well: An Everyday Guide for Optimum Health by Richard Béliveau
The Beginner’s Guide to Healthy Eating by Andrew Weil
Nutrition For Canadians For Dummies by Carol Ann Rinzler
… for health professionals
Preventive nutrition : the comprehensive guide for health professionals by Adrianne Bendich and Richard J. Deckelbaum
Nutrition across the life span by Mary Kay Mitchell
Food and nutrients in disease management edited by Ingrid Kohlstadt
… for patients, from the Krames online library
Reading Food Labels
Eating Healthy on the Run
Nutrition After Surgery
… journals for health professionals
Nutrition in Clinical Practice
Topics in Clinical Nutrition
Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter
For more info contact email@example.com (Ext. 5059) or firstname.lastname@example.org (Ext. 2522)
Canada has been celebrating Heart Health Month for more than 55 years! Led by the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, campaigns have served to gather donations for life-saving research and raise heart health awareness. The Health Sciences Library and Patient & Family Learning Centre at St. Michael’s offer numerous heart health-related resources to aid in these shared pursuits, including:
From the Library:
- Heart & Vascular Resource Guide (Books, journals, databases and more in one convenient location)
- E-books, for example:
- E-Journals, for example:
From the Patient & Family Learning Centre* (Donnelly Lobby):
- Books, for example:
- Online Health Library (Krames) Health Sheets, for example:
*Books at the Patient & Family Learning Centre (PFLC) are available for borrowing by patients, family/care-givers, and Hospital staff.
A recent article on the BioMed Central blog reports the latest development in the concept of ‘threaded publications’. This concept of connecting all digitally-published content relating to the evidence about a particular trial was originally articulated in 1999 by Altman and Chalmers (see their original article in the Lancet). Eventually (and likely sooner than we think) we imagine that this will be the norm in scientific publishing.
Threaded Publications: one step closer
To help you get started with your library research, we have created a variety of resource guides that highlight library resources relevant to specific topic areas. Examples of topics covered include nursing, senior’s health, diabetes complex care, and quality improvement.
More resource guides are in development. If you have an idea for a resource guide that you would like to see, let us know! E-mail or call us at extension 5059.
The Scotiabank Health Sciences library will be closing for Christmas at noon on December 24th, and re-opening on January 2nd. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!
Think Santa’s elves are busy? You should see our Information Specialists!
The Scotiabank Health Sciences Library is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the contract to support the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation.
In addition to their regular duties, our Information Specialists are hard at work developing complex search strategies to identify literature needed to undertake reviews of approximately 200 scientific questions related to resuscitation. The process will engage hundreds of scientists from around the world and will inform new treatment recommendations.
Sandy Iverson, Manager, Library and Information Services, and Carolyn Ziegler, Information Specialist, Scotiabank Health Sciences Library, are leading this project.