Our top 10 most popular “Popular Health & Science” books

According to our check-out statistics, these are the titles that St. Mike’s library users are loving:

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  1. The Power of Habit: Why we do what we do in life and business by Charles Duhigg
  2. The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  3. The Cure for Everything: Untangling the twisted messages about health, fitness, and happiness by Timothy Caufield
  4. The Organized Mind: Thinking straight in the age of information overload by Daniel Levitin
  5. Statistics Done Wrong: The woefully complete guide by Alex Reinhart
  6. I Think You’ll Find it’s a Bit More Complicated Than That: Selected writing by Ben Goldacre
  7. Missing Microbes: How the overuse of antibiotics is fueling our modern plagues by Martin J. Blaser
  8. Inheritance: How our genes change our lives, and our lives change our genes by Sharon Moalem
  9. The Sports Gene: Inside the science of extraordinary athletic performance by David Epstein
  10. Dr. Mutter’s Marvels: A true tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz

Why not check them out yourself for some great summer reading? All you need to bring is your SMH I.D. badge.

For questions, contact hslibrary@smh.ca

Desk Yoga

DeskYogaJoin us on Thursday, April 6th for desk yoga led by Shivalee Paliwal, a Consultant from Corporate Health & Safety Services at St. Michael’s Hospital. Two sessions are open for registration: 1pm-2pm & 2pm-3pm. To register please contact the Health Sciences Library at hslibrary@smh.ca or 416-864-5059. This is the sixth session in our very popular Quiet Down @ the Library stress reduction series – we hope to see you there!

Get your Mendeley upgrade before March 31st!

Mendeley, like Endnote or Refworks, is a bibliographic management system. With Mendeley you can:

  • Organize, read and annotate documents in one place
  • Connect and collaborate with millions of researchers worldwide
  • Store, share and cite your datasets with one secure online repository
  • Search for science and technology jobs in institutions worldwide (1)

Mendeley is cloud-based, so you can access your research anywhere. It also has the very convenient “cite as you write” plugin for Microsoft Word.

Best of all, Mendeley is FREE! And right now, you can take advantage of a free upgrade! 

The free upgrade gives you:

  • Increase in personal library size, from 2 GB to 5 GB
  • Increase in group storage, from 100 MB to 20 GB
  • Increase in private group size, from 3 to 25 members
  • Increase in number of private groups, from one to unlimited

The upgrade must be done on or before March 31st, 2017.

To upgrade, follow these steps: 

To take advantage of this offer you must use your St. Michael’s e-mail address as the registered e-mail with Mendeley – you can easily update your sign-in email address by going to My Account and update profile information on Mendeley Web: https://www.mendeley.com/settings/account/

Once you have your SMH e-mail registered you can upgrade by clicking on the upgrade button at: https://www.mendeley.com/download-mendeley-desktop/welcome/?organisation=2661&promo=SMH-26

For any questions, contact us at hslibrary@smhca or 416-864-5059

 

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(1) https://www.mendeley.com/

Mindfulness Meditation @ the Library

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Join us on Thursday, March 2nd for mindfulness meditation led by Shivalee Paliwal, a Consultant from Corporate Health & Safety Services at St. Michael’s Hospital. Two sessions are open for registration: 1pm-2pm & 2pm-3pm. To register please contact the Health Sciences Library at hslibrary@smh.ca or 416-864-5059. This is the fifth session in our very popular Quiet Down @ the Library stress reduction series – we hope to see you there! If you are interested in learning more about mindfulness meditation, check out our resource guide.