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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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.

Featured Database: Natural Medicines

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At St. Michael’s Hospital all staff have access to Natural Medicines, “the most authoritative resource available on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary alternative and integrative therapies” 1

Many staff members at St. Michael’s greatly appreciate access to this resource when patients are interested in taking (or already taking) alternative treatments via herbs, supplements, and food. Patient education handouts are available to print out in English, Spanish and French.

Here are a few of the tools you can find in Natural Medicines:

demo-vitaminInteraction Checker: This powerful tool allows you to quickly screen for interactions between natural medicines, including multi-ingredient supplements and conventional medications. Plus, get evidence-based interaction ratings to help you determine which interactions are the most clinically significant.
Effectiveness Checker ThumbEffectiveness Checker: The Effectiveness Checker tells you which natural medicines and integrative therapies work and which do not for specific medical conditions. Enter any medical condition or symptom and get a report showing the Effectiveness Rating for natural medicines and integrative therapies that have been scientifically studied.
Drug Interactions ThumbAdverse Effects Checker: The Adverse Effects Checker shows you which natural medicines have the potential to cause specific adverse effects. Select any symptom or side effect and get a list of natural medicines that have evidence to suggest that they might cause that side effect.

There are many more tools to check out as well. To find out more, click here.

Access the resource from work or home through the SMH intranet homepage under “Library Search” < “Search a Topic (Databases)”. Contact us at hslibrary@smh.ca if you have any questions.

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Works Cited:

  1. Welcome To The Natural Medicines Research Collaboration [document on the Internet]. Natural Medicines; 2017 [cited 2017 Jan 30]. Available from  Naturalmedicines.therapeuticresearch.com.