Get One-on-One Guidance and Support

We can assist with project development, literature searching, citation support, subject guide production, publishing, patient education and more.

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Copyright and Citation Management

Use Content Legally and Efficiently

Canadian copyright law protects both creators and users of copyright-protected content. We can help you understand your rights and responsibilities when reusing someone else’s work and/or developing your own content.

Browse the answers to frequently asked questions or reach out to us at Copyright@nshealth.ca for more information.

Copyright Subject Guide

Do you need copyright permission to reproduce or adapt a resource? Library Services can help. Have you already obtained permission? Let us know.

Request or Report Copyright Permissions


Citation managers allow users to gather and organize citations, store PDF copies of journal articles and reports, generate reference lists, insert citations while writing, and share citations with colleagues.

Library Services supports Nova Scotia Health staff and physicians in using Zotero.

Document Delivery

Access Items from Other Libraries

If an item you need for study, work or research is not available through the Library Services collection, you can request it through our document delivery service. Library Services staff will arrange to borrow or obtain items from other library collections on your behalf.

Nova Scotia Health: Request Document Delivery

Education and Training Sessions

Learn How to Search Effectively

Build your searching skills and learn how to use library-provided databases, ebooks, mobile apps and more. Let the Library Services team help you develop, edit and deliver your educational content.


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Library Services can deliver custom education sessions that support your information needs at a time that works for you.

Request Custom Training

Learning Management System (LMS)

Create an LMS Course

Library Services supports course authors by:

  • Managing the LMS@nshealth.ca inbox
  • Copy and format editing LMS course submissions
  • Assigning catalogue/search terms to all LMS courses 

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Literature Searching

Have an Expert Search Resources on Your Behalf

Literature searching services are currently operating at 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.

Request a Literature Search

Patient Education Pamphlets

Create Patient Guidance in Plain Language

Nova Scotia Health

The Patient Education Team is available to support staff and physicians across the province in creating evidence-based and easy-to-read patient education pamphlets. 

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IWK Health

The Family Library Coordinator is available to support staff and physicians in creating evidence-based and easy-to-read handouts for patients and families.

  • Contact the Coordinator at 902-470-8982.
  • Find more information on Pulse.


Departmental Purchases

We can order print and electronic resources on behalf of Nova Scotia Health departments and services, and have them delivered to you.

Nova Scotia Health: Departmental Purchase

IWK: Departmental Purchase

Suggest a Library Purchase

If we don’t have an item you need, let us know so we can consider it for purchase. We will let you know once a decision regarding your suggestion has been made.

Nova Scotia Health: Suggest Library Purchase

IWK: Suggest Library Purchase

Spaces for Learning, Meeting and Study

Visit Library Services' Locations

Each library has first-come, first-served, open-to-all study/quiet work spaces. 

Visit our Locations page to find a site near you.

Resuscitation Quality Improvement® (RQI)

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The Resuscitation Quality Improvement® (RQI) Program is a program of quarterly training to support mastery of high-quality CPR skills. Skills sessions are completed at an RQI Simulation Station with audiovisual, directive feedback.

Book an RQI Cart or GO Bag by Location

Subject Guides

Share Knowledge with Ease

Library Services Subject Guides create clear pathways to information by:

  • Reducing duplication of effort and user confusion
  • Standardizing evidence-based knowledge sharing by consolidating and curating resources within a defined health care topic for specific audiences, including:
    • Nova Scotia Health staff and physicians
    • External strategic partners (e.g. universities/colleges, community health care professionals, government, nursing homes)
    • Patients, their families, and the general public

Ready to get started? Fill out the Subject Guide Request Form.

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