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Nursing Library Orientation

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Library Services

The Library would be happy to provide you with a one-on-one orientation. This can be done when you are a new student, when you get assigned your first research project, or just any time you need help. We can meet in-person in the library, or the orientation can be done virtually with screen sharing. I am flexible with times and can accommodate your busy schedule with an appointment in the evening or on the weekend. For an appointment please contact:

If you need an article or book (though not textbooks) that the library does not have access to, you can request the title free-of-charge through interlibrary loan (ILL). The request form for an ILL is located on the Interlibrary Loan Request page of the library website; there is also a link to it on the left hand navigation of the library homepage.

  • Articles: Journal article requests are typically completed within a couple of days, though be aware the processing times can vary so plan ahead if you need an ILL article. They are usually sent to you in PDF format through email. Due to copyright, some articles can only be printed out and must be picked up in print in the library.
  • Books: The library can request books--though not class texts--through interlibrary loan. As these have to be processed and shipped, it can take a couple of weeks for the book to arrive at the library. Loan periods vary depending on the rules of the sending library, and renewals are not always granted. Some texts, such as rare and expensive books, might not be available.

It can be overwhelming to start a new research project or navigate your way through the library's collection of resources. But don't panic, as the library offers one-on-one or group research assistance. This can be done in person in the library, over the phone, and through a computer--or a combination of those options. Help topics include:

  • Learning to use databases
  • Conducting a search for research articles
  • Performing a detailed search for a systematic review
  • Working with citations
  • Finding publication information

CHHS Liaison: Jason Fetty