Happy National Nursing Week! #NNW2016

May 9-15 is National Nursing Week 2016! The Canadian Nurses Association theme, Nurses: With you every step of the way, emphasizes how important nurses are in our lives — at every age, in all health situations, for all Canadians. Thanks to all SMH nurses for their commitment and hard work!

The library has a variety of information resources for nurses, many of which can be accessed online. See our nursing resource guide for some examples, or call us at x5059 to find out more.

World Hemophilia Day is coming! #WHD2016

Sunday April 17th is World Hemophilia day, an event to raise awareness about bleeding disorders. If you are looking for information about hemophilia, here are a few places you can start. For other resources, stop by the Health Sciences Library on the third floor of the Li Ka Shing building (ext. 5059), or visit the Patient and Family Learning Centre across from the Marketeria (ext. 2522).


Information for You:


Information for Your Patients:

  • All About Hemophilia: A Guide for Families, by the Canadian Hemophilia Society (available at the PFLC)
  • PAIN: The Fifth Vital Sign: A resource on managing pain for people with bleeding disorders, by the Canadian Hemophilia Society (available at the PFLC)
  • Website: The Canadian Hemophilia Society

It’s Heart Month! Check out our Heart & Vascular resource guide

If you’re wondering what you can get from the library on cardiovascular topics, see our online guide. You’ll find a variety of books, journals, databases, and websites that were selected by a St. Mike’s information specialist.

heart & vascular guide

A complete list of library guides is available here.

February is Heart Health Month in Canada!

Canada has been celebrating Heart Health Month for more than 55 years!  Led by the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, campaigns have served to gather donations for life-saving research and raise heart health awareness.  The Health Sciences Library and Patient & Family Learning Centre at St. Michael’s offer numerous heart health-related resources to aid in these shared pursuits, including:

From the Library:

–          Heart & Vascular Resource Guide (Books, journals, databases and more in one convenient location)

–          E-books, for example:

–          E-Journals, for example:

From the Patient & Family Learning Centre* (Donnelly Lobby):

–          Books, for example:

–          Online Health Library (Krames) Health Sheets, for example:

*Books at the Patient & Family Learning Centre (PFLC) are available for borrowing by patients, family/care-givers, and Hospital staff.