News

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.

April 28th is the National Day of Mourning. Led by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, this day is dedicated to remember those who have died or been injured at work, or because of a work-related tragedy.

Several resources on mourning 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 Mourning 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 mourning books and online resources for patients and families or visit the McConnell Resource Centre at the Glen Site.

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

Published April 23, 2019.

April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month. Led by the Canadian Society of Intestinal Research, this month aims to raise awareness about IBS, people living with the condition, and the impact it can have on the lives of Canadians.

Several resources on gastrointestinal disorders 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 IBS 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 IBS books and online resources for patients and families or visit the McConnell Resource Centre at the Glen Site.

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

Published April 11, 2019.

March is Nutrition Month. Led by the Dietitians of Canada, 2019’s Nutrition Month builds on the 2018 campaign that helped Canadians unlock the potential of food, providing information and resources on how food can enhance lives and improve health.

Several resources on nutrition are available via 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.

Nutrition Databases

Recently Published Articles on Nutrition 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 nutrition books and online resources for patients and families or visit the McConnell Resource Centre at the Glen Site.

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

Published March 12, 2019.

March 8th is International Women’s Day. Led by the Department for Women and Gender Equality, the theme for 2019, #InnovateForChange, draws attention to the underrepresentation of women in fields like science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

In additional to the recent themed issue of The Lancet, which focused on advancing women in science, medicine and global health, several articles have been published addressing the gender gap and gender equity in STEM fields:

You can find more articles on the gender gap in STEM fields here.

Having trouble accessing these articles? Request them via our Request a Journal Article form or contact your hospital librarian.

Published March 5, 2019

As a result of the changes to Canadian law, MUHC librarians have compiled a list of evidence-based resources on cannabis.

The following are intended for health professionals. Resources for the general public are available on our Patient Resource Centre’s cannabis webpage: muhclibraries.ca/cannabis.

MUHC Resources

The following electronic resources may be accessed on computers at all MUHC sites, or from off-site via the library proxy.

Natural Medicines

  • Marijuana (See also the links to English, French and Spanish patient handouts at the top of this article.)
  • Cannabidiol (See also the links to English, French and Spanish patient handouts at the top of this article.)

ToxiNZ

UpToDate

Book Collection

We aim to gradually improve our collection on this topic. For the moment, we invite you to consult the American Academy of Pediatrics’ “Medical risks of marijuana” available at the Glen site. (2017).

To suggest a book or other resource that you would like us to add to our collection: recommend a purchase.

Open Access Resources

The following electronic resources are freely accessible online. Please contact us if any of the links no longer work.

Canadian Pharmacists Association

Government of Canada

Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research, McMaster University

National Academies of Sciences (United States)

In collaboration: CMQ, OPQ, OIIQ, OPIQ, OPDQ

Collège des médecins du Québec, Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec, Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec, Ordre professionnel des inhalothérapeutes du Québec et Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (in French only)

World Health Organization

Recent Publications (via PubMed)

Numerous scientific articles are published on this topic[1] :

Including two recent Canadian guidelines:

For any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact a librarian.

_________________________________________________________________________________
1 – PubMed searches designed by MUHC Librarians. .

Published August 8, 2018, updated March 11, 2019

Your MUHC Librarians are happy to announce that the rapid review reports produced in collaboration with the Nursing Research Department, previously only available via the MUHC Intranet, are now available on the MUHC Libraries website.

Since launching in June 2015, the Rapid Review service has assisted MUHC nurses in their search for the best available evidence on a variety of topics, including:

If you have questions about rapid reviews, or would like to find out more about our rapid review service, please contact your MUHC librarian.

Published March 6, 2018.

As medical knowledge evolves, so do Medical Subject Headings. Commonly known as MeSH, these terms are used to describe articles in PubMed and Medline. To retrieve more relevant articles, searchers should be aware of the annual MeSH update from the National Library of Medicine.

A selection of 2018’s new MeSH headings include:

*Prior to 2018, “Contraindications” was a subheading. This subheading has been replaced by several MeSH terms: “Contraindications” along with two narrower terms: “Contraindications, Drug” and “Contraindications, Procedure”.

All details of changes to 2018 MeSH are available here.

Why use MeSH?
When searching in PubMed or Ovid Medline, MeSH terms retrieve more relevant references than searching freely for words in the titles or abstracts. For example, searching “nursing” in titles or abstracts will retrieve articles about breastfeeding as well as articles about being a nurse. Using MeSH instead will retrieve articles about the right kind of nursing: breastfeeding, the practice of nursing care, or the profession itself.

Check the date!
It is also important to check the term’s entry date — the year when the MeSH term started being applied to articles. If the MeSH term has been introduced recently, a systematic searcher should also search for the term in title/abstract, or by using previous MeSH terms, otherwise older articles may not be retrieved.

To learn more about MeSH, or how to search PubMed and Medline more efficiently, register for a training session or contact your hospital librarian.

Published February 9, 2018.

Your MUHC Librarians are happy to announce the addition of a new subscription to our collection: the JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports.

Published by the Joanna Briggs Institute, the journal includes protocols and systematic reviews of international research literature on nursing and allied health topics, as well as best practice implementation reports.

A few examples of recently published articles:

The MUHC Libraries’ subscription covers articles published from 2012 to the present. Articles from the journal can be found when searching Medline, PubMed, Embase or CINAHL Complete. You can also access the journal directly by clicking the “E-Journals” link under the MUHC column in the Quick Links menu and typing “JBI”.

For more information on the MUHC Libraries’ collection, or to ask for help, please contact your hospital librarian.

Published November 23, 2017.