Computers and Connecting

Computer Workstations

Computer workstations are available 24/7 in all MUHC Libraries. All have Internet access and Microsoft Office software. They are equipped with DVD Rom drives, DVD burners and USB ports. Each computer is configured with common browser plug-ins, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader and Windows Media Player. Computers are available for MUHC staff, for McGill residents, researchers and students, for stagiaires and for CEGEP nursing students.

“New”: EndNote is available on the following computers:
- MGH medical library (E6-157): #4, #5, #6, #7 and #10.
- McConnell Resource Centre (Glen B.RC.0078): #10, #11, #14 and #16.

EndNote, a citation management program, allows users to collect and organize references from databases (Medline via PubMed or Ovid, CINAHL, etc) and other sources, and insert them into manuscripts as properly formatted citations.

EndNote training sessions are regularly offered by the MUHC Libraries. Visit the MUHC Libraries website for times and dates of upcoming sessions.

Access to Electronic Resources

Hospital staff have access to databases and journals purchased by and licensed to the MUHC. These are accessible from any networked computer in the hospital. Electronic resources licensed by McGill University require a McGill password and ID. They can be accessed through the hospital’s network as well as the McGill University wireless network.

“New”: Off site access. MUHC employees can now access the Medical Libraries’ electronic resources on their personal computer, tablet or phone from home or anywhere else! For more information click here.

Wireless Access Points

Two wireless networks CUSM-MUHC-PUBLIC and CUSM-MUHC.MCGILL.CA, can be accessed in several locations throughout the hospitals, including the MGH and the Glen libraries. Both WiFi networks vary in their technical requirements and capabilities. The MUHC network has some special requirements due to the need for enhanced security in a setting where patient data may be transmitted. McGill Staff and students should access e-resources through the McGill wireless network (cusm-muhc.mcgill.ca). Authentification with a valid McGill username and password is required.

Mobile Devices

Mobile devices with WiFi capability may be used in the MGH and the Glen. Connection via McGill University network requires a valid McGill ID.

Equipment for Loan

Borrow an iPad or a laptop