February 2017
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Welcome to Plugged In!

As a part of Public Health Ontario’s Shared Library Services Partnership (SLSP), the Thunder Bay District Health Unit Library is one of four public health unit libraries across the province to serve as a “hub” to health units without in-house library services, providing article retrieval, literature searches, and training. We created this newsletter as a way to keep the health units we serve in the loop about our new resources and training opportunities. To keep receiving future issues, sign up online!

Save the Date

The SLSP librarians have joined forces and will be conducting a webinar on February 23, 2017 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm, which aims to provide an in-depth orientation to research databases and hub library services. Registration is not necessary, but you will need the following information to join us: Attention Algoma, Sudbury and Renfrew staff! Tracey will be making the rounds to your health units the week of March 6. Be sure to come by to say hello, and stay for the on-site library training. The exact dates aren’t confirmed yet, but we will keep you posted!

New Resources

TBDHU library has added some new titles to our collection. If you would like to borrow any items from our collection, you can copy and paste the title into an e-mail and send the request to We will get back to you in 1-2 business days to arrange the loan.

Welcome to the Sudbury & District Health Unit

TBDHU Library is happy to support the Sudbury & District Health Unit which was recently added to our client roster. 

A great “virtual” turnout at NWHU!  

On November 8 and 9,  2016, the Hub Library conducted two webinars for the Northwestern Health Unit and reached about 40 participants. In spite of technical issues, we covered TBDHU library services and the essential elements of constructing a literature search. If staff at your health unit is interested in a refresher, contact Tracey to arrange for any customized training sessions.

Tips & Tricks  

The Virtual Library allows for very complex searching. “Nesting” is a technique that combines Boolean operators with the use of brackets, and can help increase the relevant results retrieved from a search.

For example, if you are looking for articles on exercise and nutrition in the adolescent population, you could try entering something as shown below:
Make sure to include brackets!

This search is essentially the equivalent of four searches in a single line:
  • exercise AND adolescents
  • exercise AND teenagers
  • nutrition AND adolescents
  • nutrition AND teenagers

Hub Links

Tracey Zurich, Librarian
Stephanie Commisso, Library Technician

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