Health Sciences Library
The Health Sciences Library is a source of information for all university faculty, staff and students. Whether accessing online journals from an office, home, or on campus, the library is a valuable resource for students, faculty and health care professionals across the province.
Currently the Health Sciences Library’s collection includes:
- over 50,000 print and a rapidly growing number of full –text electronic books
- about 100 print and 5, 000 electronic journal titles
- specialized print book collections such as the Baltzan Medical Canadiana and the Brodie History of Medicine
- key health sciences online databases including: Medline, EMBASE, Cochrane, CINAHL, IPA, AMED, SPORTDiscus.
As part of the Health Sciences project, in mid-2013 the existing library collection and staff will move into new quarters, the Leslie and Irene Dubé Health Sciences Library, in the E wing of the Health Sciences Building. The Leslie and Irene Dubé Health Sciences Library will be an enhanced resource for all university faculty, staff and students, but in particular for those studying and researching in health sciences and related disciplines
Health sciences print collections housed in other library branches (e.g. Kinesiology material in the Education Library; the Abram Hoffer Orthomolecular Collection housed in the Murray Library) or in temporary storage facilities on campus will be brought together under one roof, facilitating easier access to these resources. This state-of-the-art library, spanning three floors, will have a compact storage system for print books and journals; bookable group/study rooms to support collaborative work and quite study; and an electronic classroom with Smart Board Technology.
Although an increasing number of the library’s books, journals, videos, etc. can be accessed in electronic format by Uof S faculty, staff and students on campus, from home, or from anywhere in the world, the Leslie and Irene Dubé Health Sciences Library will provide more, and more relevant, space for the interprofessional collaboration activities that are becoming increasingly important in the health sciences.