Build searching skills and learn how to use library-provided databases, ebooks, mobile apps and more. Let our Library Services team help you develop, edit and deliver your educational content.
Check out the list of upcoming learning opportunities:
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 searching services from Library Services are currently operating on reduced capacity. Please expect a turnaround time of 3-4 weeks. A Library Services team member may connect with you directly to discuss the urgency of your request and negotiate an agreed-upon timeline. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact AskLibrary@nshealth.ca.
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.
The Patient Education Team is available to support staff and physicians across the province in creating evidence-based and easy-to-read materials.
The Family Library Coordinator assists staff with the development of handouts for patients and families.
Suggestions for items to add to the Library's collection are reviewed, considered and potentially approved by the Manager periodically. Library purchases are at the discretion of the Manager and must meet collection criteria, as outlined in the Library's Collection Development Policy. You will receive a response once a decision regarding your suggestion has been made.
Library staff order access to both print and electronic resources for use by specific departments.
Each library has first-come, first-served, open-to-all study/quiet work spaces. Visit our Locations, Hours & Staff page to find a site near you.
Citation managers allow users to gather and organize citations, store PDF copies of journal articles and reports, generate a bibliography or list of references, insert citations while writing, and share citations with colleagues. Library Services supports staff and physicians in using Zotero and Mendeley. Both tools are approved for use on devices connected to the Nova Scotia Health network.
Library Services’ role in the Learning Management System (LMS) course creation process is to support course authors in 3 ways:
Learn more about the process on the Content Creator Toolkit at https://library.nshealth.ca/CreatingContent/LMS