Health Sciences Library: News

Fall 2017

BiblioClinic on Demand

Would you like to have your own private library workshop? Wait no longer!,Our new workshop series BiblioClinic on demand can be requested at any time by affiliated members of the University of Ottawa (faculty, staff, researcher, and students). A minimum 3 participants are required to request a workshop.

These workshops are available on demand:

  • Free-text versus Thesaurus searching
  • Translating / transferring your search strategy from one database to another
  • PubMed and Medline
  • Systematic Review VS Literature Review
  • 3D printing at the Health Sciences Library
  • Citation Manager ( Endnote, Endnote Basic, Mendeley or Zotero)
  • Francophone resources in the field of medicine and health care
  • Point-of-care tools? How to use these resources?

For a more detailed workshops descriptions, and to request one, please go to our online form.


Improving your search techniques

Need an introduction or refresher on the effective use of the library for literature review research? Discover valuable tools and techniques to make your research easier! Learn how to translate your ideas into applicable search strategies. Select the most appropriate databases for your research. Create alerts to inform you when new information of interest is available. Register now!

Planning for your Systematic Review

Would you like to do a systematic review, but don’t know where to start? Learn about strategies and tools to effectively plan for your systematic review. Register now!

Intro to 3D Printing and Design

In this workshop you will learn the basics on how to design and 3D print objects on the two 3D printers available at the Health Sciences Library. Register now!

Citation Manager Workshops

Need help organizing your references while writing papers? Join us for one of our Citation Management workshops to learn how specific citation managers can help you organize your references, create bibliographies and create in-text citations. Registration required.

Spring / Summer 2017

DynaMed plus

The library subscribes to Dynamed, but an extended version also exists, called Dynamed Plus. We have set up a trial that is available until June 12th 2017.
Please consult this document to see the distinct features between DynaMed and DynaMed Plus:
To submit feedback, write to Trial Feedback or get in touch with the subject specialist.

Hiver 2017


Planning for your systematic or scoping review. Are you planning a systematic review, but don’t know where to start? Have you heard about scoping reviews and wondered if it is a fit for your research question? Learn about strategies and tools to effectively plan your systematic or scoping review. Registration required.

Citation Manager Workshops

Need help organizing your references while writing papers? Join us for one of our Citation Management workshops to learn how specific citation managers can help you organize your references, create bibliographies and create in-text citations. Registration required.
Endnote basic

If you cannot attend these workshops, or would like to learn more about another topic, do not hesitate to contact us. We’ll be glad to meet and work with you.

Managing Data for Research Projects: A Conversation

Join us on January 26th for a conversation on the challenges and opportunities of managing research data in the University context. Featuring Chuck Humphrey, Director of the Portage Network, Jeremy Geelen, Policy Analyst at SSHRC, Patrick McCurdy, Professor in the Department of Communication, and others.

For more information and to register, visit our website.

First Nations and Aboriginal Data

Thursday, January 26th, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Morisset Library, Room 144

University of Ottawa

Issues concerning Canada’s indigenous populations are diverse, complex, and important. Data collected by the Aboriginal People’s Survey and by the First Nations Information Governance Centre provide rich context, which can enhance the work of researchers in many disciplines.

On January 26th representatives from Statistics Canada and the First Nations Information Governance Centre will give an introduction to the data available to researchers, how you can access that data, and how you can use them to enrich your research.

This presentation will take place in English. Slides will be available in French.

Come join us! Refreshments will be provided.


  • Vivian O’Donnell, Analyst, Social and Demographic Statistics, Statistics Canada
  • Maria Santos, Program Manager for the First Nations Data Centre, First Nations Information Governance Centre

Hands-on with the 3D printers

3d printing


You can now print your 3D models directly on your own! If you get stuck, don’t worry, we are still here to help you out if you have any questions. Try it out and let us know what you think. Don’t forget to watch out for our upcoming workshops.
For more information, please visit our website:

Textbooks for change

We are happy to announce that you have donated over 1400 books to Textbooks for Change, an organization that donates a portion of all books to partner campus libraries in East Africa or resells them at affordable prices to North American students. We encourage you to keep donating your old textbooks to this good cause. A donation box is located in the entrance of the Health Sciences Library.

November - December 2016

Intro to 3D printing

Join us on November 30th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm for this introductory workshop on 3D printing with a focus on the use of this technology in the health sciences!
We will cover how to get started with 3D printing, the basics of 3D design and share with you how to start using the 3D printers available at the Health Sciences Library, RGN campus.

No prior experience needed. Register today!

Operation de-stress


End of term and exams can be a stressful period and sometimes you just need a little break to clear your head. Drop by the Health Sciences Library to enjoy a few relaxing activities.

Fall 2016


This is an exciting time of year as we welcome all our new and returning students and faculty members to the Health Sciences Library.

Here are the top 5 things you can do at the library:

  1. Discover the research guides: We have created a research guide for each subject to help you quickly find the best resources.
  2. Chat with a librarian: Ask your questions from anywhere with our chat service!
  3. Register for a workshop: The library offers a variety of workshops that will help you develop your research skills. Topics include: planning your systematic or scoping review, how to choose the right citation manager, 3D printing at the Health Sciences Library and more! Register now!
  4. Access online collections from on and off campus: Explore the library’s online resources such as ebooks, e-journals, databases and more!
  5. Take advantage of group and individual study spaces: Group study rooms can be booked up to two weeks in advance and study carrels are available for graduate students for the duration af the school year.

Learn more about the Health Sciences Library, by visiting our website. We wish you much success in during your time at the University of Ottawa.

Talia Chung

Talia Chung, Director of the Health Sciences library

Meet your librarians

How can we help?

  • Guest lecture in your class
  • Integrate evidence-based practice and information literacy into your course or curriculum
  • Collaborate on systematic reviews of the literature and grant preparation
  • Provide the resources you need for your teaching and research

Who is my librarian?

Karine Fournier

Health Sciences (Interdisciplinary)
Human Kinetics
613-562-5800 ext. 8517

Karine Fournier



Marie-Cécile Domecq

Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Occupational Therapy
613-562-5800 ext.8515

Marie-Cécile Domecq



Mish Boutet

Aboriginal Health
Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology
Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Epidemiology and Population Health
613-562-5800 ext.8959

Mish Boutet



Sarah Visintini, Berkman Library,
University of Ottawa Heart Institute

613-798-5555 x 19178

Sarah Visintini



Nathalie Leclair

613-562-5800 ext. 8516





Improve your library research skills!

The Health Sciences Library offers a variety of bilingual workshops that will give you an opportunity to improve your library research skills and to learn about the various library resources and tools (including citation managers e.g. Zotero, Mendeley, Endnote and Endnote Basic).

Connect from off campus

Did you know that you can access the library’s online collections (e-books, e-journals, databases, etc.) from anywhere? To access these collections, you will need to login with your library’s username and password.

Username: beginning of your uottawa email address (everything that precedes the

Password: If you are a new student/employee, or have set up your single password, you may use it to sign in. If you don’t remember your password or if you need to set up a new password, use the Password Management Tool or call the Information Technology Service Desk at 613-562-5800 ext. 6555.

3D printing at the Health Sciences Library

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 3D printing project.  Due to the success we will be  we decided to continuing our pilot project for the academic year 2016-2017! You can submit print requests from our online request form. If you have questions about the project, visit our 3D printing guide or email us

Library Staff News

It is with great pleasure that we  welcome Nathalie Leclair to the Health Sciences Library team as a part-time librarian. You can reach her 613-562-5800 extension 8516. Nathalie

Nathalie Leclair

We also welcome Mélanie Brunet as our new Copyright Services Librarian. If you have questions related to copyright, wish to organize a presentation or add a workshop to your courses, you can contact her at melanie.brunet@uottawa or 613-562-5800 extension 3656, or visit the University’s Copyright website.
Mélanie Brunet

Mélanie Brunet


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