Meet with a Librarian, One-on-One

We can assist with project development, literature searching, citation support, and more. We can customize training sessions for your discipline, setting and timeframe. One-on-one training available through Skype.

Literature Search

Document Delivery

Library staff can access materials available in other libraries on your behalf. We can arrange for you to borrow materials or obtain copies of journal articles from other library collections.

Nova Scotia Health

Patient Pamphlets

If you identify a patient education need or find yourself repeating instructions or information to patients over and over, get in touch with us to find out about creating a new pamphlet.

The Patient Education Team's role is to provide guidance and input on the following:

  • Development/Revision of pamphlets
  • Adherence to literacy standards
  • Support for images selected and sources
  • Copyright support
  • Liaison for translation of existing pamphlets

Nova Scotia Health

Email pamphlets@nshealth.ca with questions, concerns, or suggestions, or to get started on a new pamphlet or update.

Want to order print copies of an existing patient pamphlet? Find tips on ordering on our Print Code Index.

IWK Health Centre

Email andrea.reynolds@iwk.nshealth.ca with questions, concerns, or suggestions, or to get started on a new pamphlet or update.

The IWK Criteria Booklet for Developing Patient/Family Resources is available to IWK Health Centre staff through Pulse, along with the policy for developing these resources. 

Suggestions for Library Purchases

Departmental Purchases

Library staff order access to both print and electronic resources for use by specific departments.

Nova Scotia Health

IWK Health Centre

Room Booking

Citation Management

‚ÄčRefWorks is a web-based citation manager. RefWorks will help you organize your references from a variety of resources (databases, library catalogues, websites, books, journals, etc.). By creating your own account with RefWorks you can store all of your important references in one location and format your documents to set citation styles such as Vancouver, APA, MLA, etc.

RefWorks FAQs

  • Accessible from inside and outside the hospital network and available to Nova Scotia Health employees
  • Share folders with colleagues
  • Nova Scotia Health Staff & Physicians start using RefWorks by emailing AskLibrary@nshealth.ca for group code
  • IWK Staff & Physicians start using RefWorks by contacting IWK Health Sciences Library for group code

Learn more about RefWorks by visiting our RefWorks & Citation Management subject guide.

Learning Management System (LMS)

5 easy steps for creating content for the LMS

Library Services’ role in the Learning Management System (LMS) course creation process is to support course authors in 3 ways:

  • Copy editing in PowerPoint, MS Word or Articulate
  • Format editing in PowerPoint, MS Word or Articulate
  • Assigning catalogue/search terms to LMS courses