November 2017
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Skype for Business 

The Library recently acquired Skype for Business and we are excited about the new possibilities to connect with our users. This software allows us to conduct webinars and video conferences at request, right from our desktop, even if you don’t have Skype installed on your computer. Fill out our survey to let us know if you would be interested in one-on-one or group library instruction with Skype!

Save the Date: Upcoming Online Training Sessions

Filtering for Fast and Fabulous Evidence:
Learn how to quick search for levels of evidence in free and subscribed PHO databases.
Monday Nov 20  2:00 - 3:00 pm

Staying Current with Saved Searches:  
Creating personal accounts in PHO subscribed databases allows you to save searches and use them to forward future articles. 
Monday Dec 4  2:00 - 3:00 pm

To register contact

Hot Topics

The topics listed below have been reoccurring themes from client literature search requests. Check out some core publications. National Academies press items are available for free download for personal use. If you are interested in more on these topics give us a call.

Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic: Balancing Societal and Individual Benefits and Risks of Prescription Opioid Use

The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids:The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research

Social Determinants of Health
Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity
Disasters and Public heatlh
Hurricane season has reminded us of the role public health professionals play in emergency preparedness. If you are looking for resources on this topic, check out Disaster Lit: the Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, a database that includes grey literature documents like guidelines, reports, conference proceedings, training classes, and more. A Search Guide is available if you need information on searching this resource effectively.

Tips & Tricks - Convenient and Customized Content  

Did you know that you can sign up to receive table of contents alerts for the latest research from your favourite journals? You’ll need to go to journal’s official page to register your e-mail address. You may have to create an account, but don’t worry; it’s free! As always, contact library staff if you have any troubles finding a journal website, or if you want suggestions on which journal alerts you should sign up for. A few to start you off are:  

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Tracey Zurich, Librarian
Stephanie Commisso, Library Technician

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