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The physical premises of the MUHC Medical Libraries and the McConnell Patient Resource Centre are closed until further notice.

Many of our services are available remotely. Please contact library.glen@muhc.mcgill.ca to request research, consultation, training, or other services. All loans have been extended until further notice.

Requests related to COVID-19 or to patient care are prioritized. All other requests will be addressed as staffing permits.

The electronic resources on the libraries’ website remain accessible both on all networked hospital computers and from off-site.

Thank you for your understanding.

Updated May 22, 2020

We have heard your requests for greater access to subscription journals, and we have delivered!

Thanks to our new membership to the Réseau universitaire intégré de santé et de services sociaux de l’Université de Montréal (RUISSS de l’UdeM)’s library consortium, we now subscirbe to about five hundred journals, with almost 400 more electronic journals than before! Some high-impact titles we now offer include: Academic Medicine, Topics in Language Disorders, Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, Nursing Research, Pediatric Emergency Care, Harvard Review of Psychiatry, Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, and the Journal of Addiction Medicine.

You can search our journal collection here.

The MUHC libraries staff can help you:

  • Find articles,
  • Set up email alerts for electronic tables of contents from your favourite journals,
  • Run literature searches,
  • Request access to articles from journals we do not subscribe to

… And much more! Contact a librarian today for more information.

What is a library consortium?
A library consortium is an association of institutions that come together to negotiate licenses for larger numbers of people at a lower cost than would be possible otherwise. Institutional licenses allow MUHC staff to read journals whose articles would often cost at least $30 each to access. This access is provided at no cost to all staff through the libraries.

Published March 5, 2019

The staff of the MUHC Libraries would like to thank MUHC nurses for their leadership, dedication and immeasurable contributions to the well-being of Quebecers, especially in this time of crisis.

In support of nursing efforts and in recognition of Canadian National Nursing Week, the MUHC Libraries have put together a list of library resources and services that are dedicated to nurses and available remotely.

Thank you to our nurses!

Resources on this page:
Clinical & Research Support
Tools & Tips
Continuing Education
COVID-19 Resources for Nurses

Clinical & Research Support*

Interlibrary Loans (only for electronic documents during the pandemic)

Literature Searching Service

Rapid Review Service

Search Request Form

Tools & Tips

MUHC Nursing eBooks on EBSCOhost

CINAHL Complete Nursing Database (from an MUHC computer)

CINAHL Complete Nursing Database (from home or a personal device)**

Choosing the Right Database for Your Search: PubMed vs CINAHL

Continuing Education

Journals Containing Nursing CE Articles or Modules

Monthly CEU Alert Service for New CE Nursing Articles

Online Continuing Education Organizations for Nurses

COVID-19 Resources for Nurses

Clinical Practice Resources

COVID-19 : ressources pour les infirmières et infirmiers — Ordre des infirmiers et infirmières du Québec

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources — Canadian Nurses Association

Visit our COVID-19 Knowledge Hub for more clinical and research resources for health care professionals.

Self-Care Resources

Staying Healthy During a Pandemic — Canadian Nurses Association

COVID-19 et santé mentale — Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec

Practicing the ABCDEs of Self-Care in Pandemic Times — American Journal of Nursing Blog

Managing Stress and Self-Care During COVID-19: Information for Nurses — American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Emotional Coping Strategies for COVID-19 — Oncology Nursing Society Blog

For more self-care resources, visit our page on Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Resources for Health Care Workers.

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* Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the premises of the libraries are currently closed. Remote library services remain available via our website or by sending your request to library.glen@muhc.mcgill.ca.

Note that limited personnel are available to respond to requests as library staff have been reassigned to other duties during this pandemic. As such, responses may be delayed. Thank you for your understanding and collaboration.

** To learn more about accessing resources from home or from a personal device, consult our off-site access guide: Off-Site Access to MUHC Libraries E-Resources.

Last updated: May 11, 2020

The MUHC Libraries are pleased to announce a successful completion of our “Library Wish List” campaign. The campaign ran from July 8th to October 10th, and a total of sixty-six wishes were submitted from across sites.

We’d first like to thank those of you that submitted wishes for participating. Engagement with our users (and potential users!) is essential for us to keep meeting the community’s needs, new and old, so we can continue to grow.

We heard many kinds of requests, but some of the big themes included: access to databases, specific book titles, and more comfortable and convenient spaces. We are pleased to inform you that we are working to create partnerships with other networks to offer wider access to electronic resources. We’ve also been encouraging greater use of inter-library loans, and have recently reduced fees for this service. Finally, we are analyzing requests for physical amenities – you may see changes in the coming year.

Thank you once again for telling us what’s important to you. While this campaign has now ended, we welcome feedback, questions and comments all year around – click here for the contact information for each site.

Published December 17, 2019

EndNote X9.2 is not compatible with the new Mac OS (Catalina).

Mac users should download and install EndNote’s most recent program update, version X9.3.1, BEFORE installing the new OS from Apple.

If you are currently running an older version of EndNote(X8 or earlier), please update to the new version, X9.3.1 immediately.

Unfortunately, even with this new update from EndNote, you may still encounter some issues.

EndNote has not yet released X9.3.1 for PCs, and so when sending EndNote libraries from Macs to PCs, .enlx files will open on PCs without any information in them. EndNote is aware of this issue and is currently working on an update for PCs so they will be compatible with Macs.

In the meantime, if you need to transfer an Endnote library from a Mac to a PC, here are two methods you can try:

Option 1:

Use My EndNote Web as a go-between for Macs and PCs (suggested by Endnote).

Option 2:

Send your Endnote Library as an RIS file (steps follow below). If you choose this method, note that you will lose any groups created, any notes added, and any attachments in your library.

How to send an RIS file from EndNote:

  1. Select File.
  2. From the drop-down menu, select Export.
  3. Save as Type: From the pull-down menu select: text file (.txt).
  4. Output Style: From the pull-down menu, select RefMan (RIS) Export.
    ⇒ If you do not see RefMan (RIS) Export on the list, click on Select another style and another box will pop up. You will be able to scroll down until you see RefMan (RIS) and then double-click to select it.
  5. Click Save.
  6. You can now attach this file to an email and send your library.
  7. To import the file on a PC, make sure you select RefMan (RIS) as the import option. Otherwise, the file will not import correctly.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact your librarian.

Published October 24, 2019.

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. Led by the Pennington Institute, this aims to raise awareness of overdose, reduce stigma and stimulate discussion about overdose prevention as well as drug policies.

Several resources on overdose and addiction are available from the MUHC Libraries:

Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Books & eBooks

Consult our ebooks online:

Click on the images to verify the availability of our print titles:

To borrow a book, visit one of the MUHC medical libraries.

Recently Published Articles on Hepatitis

Journals

Resources For Patients and Families

Click on the images to verify the availability of our print titles:

To find more resources, browse the full list of substance abuse books and online resources for patients and families or visit the McConnell Resource Centre at the Glen.

For more information on overdose resources or any other topic, contact your hospital librarian.

Published August 15, 2019.

July 28th is World Hepatitis Day. Led by World Health Organization, this day is meant to bring awareness to what hepatitis is, how you can get it, and how you can treat it.

Several resources on hepatitis and liver disease are available from the MUHC Libraries:

Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Books

Click on the images to verify the availability of our print titles:

To borrow a book, visit one of the MUHC medical libraries.

Recently Published Articles on Hepatitis

Journals

Resources For Patients and Families

Click on the images to verify the availability of our print titles:

To find more resources, browse the full list of hepatitis books and online resources for patients and families or visit the McConnell Resource Centre at the Glen.

For more information on hepatitis resources or any other topic, contact your hospital librarian.

Published July 25, 2019.

When searching the biomedical literature, you may encounter animal studies on your topic that you want to exclude.

You can find the filters that MUHC librarians use to exclude animal studies from Medline, Pubmed, Embase and CINAHL searches, as well as instructions on how to use them, in our new guide.

Want to brush up on your searching skills? Register for one of our training sessions on Medline via Ovid or PubMed or contact your hospital librarian.

Published June 13, 2019

May is Hypertension Awareness Month. Led by Hypertension Canada, this month we encourage everyone to “Know Their Number”. Knowing your blood pressure measurement, or number, is the first step to keeping or achieving healthy blood pressure.

Several resources on hypertension are available from the MUHC Libraries:

Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Books

Click on the images to verify the availability of our print titles:

To borrow a book, visit one of the MUHC medical libraries.

Recently Published Articles on Hypertension Topics

Journals

Resources For Patients and Families

Click on the images to verify the availability of our print titles:

To find more resources, browse the full list of hypertension books and online resources for patients and families or visit the McConnell Resource Centre at the Glen.

For more information on hypertension resources or any other topic, contact your hospital librarian.

Published May 23, 2019.

May is Brain Tumour Awareness Month. Led by the Canadian Brain Tumour Foundation, this month is to dedicated to raising awareness about brain tumours and helping to reach the 55,000 Canadians living with a brain tumour.

Several resources on brain tumours are available from the MUHC Libraries:

Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Books

Click on the images to verify the availability of our print titles:

To borrow a book, visit one of the MUHC medical libraries.

Recently Published Articles on Brain Tumours Topics

Resources For Patients and Families

Click on the images to verify the availability of our print titles:

To find more resources, browse the full list of brain tumours books and online resources for patients and families or visit the Neuro-Patient Resource Centre at the Montreal Neurological Hospital.

For more information on brain tumours resources or any other topic, contact your hospital librarian.

Published May 16, 2019.