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Quick Reference for the Health Sciences


This Subject Guide provides assistance with many of the most common reference questions we receive at the Kellogg Health Sciences Library.  Each tab provides links to resources that we frequently use to provide answers to quick reference queries in these areas:


Research Bootcamp for Research Assistants & Teaching Assistants

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Register now for the 4th annual Dalhousie Libraries Research Bootcamp! Bootcamp sessions are free to Dalhousie graduate students.

Sessions will run from May 14-June 6 and will cover library basics; literature reviews (searching & writing); citation tools; writing abstracts & grant proposals; copyright, open access & academic publishing; legal resources; engineering resources; Pubmed & other health sciences databases; humanities resources; Canadian data & stats; grey literature; research data management; Excel; data visualization; conference posters.

Full list of sessions and the schedule
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Kellogg Learning Commons - Collaborative Health Education Building, 5793 University Ave, Halifax, NS B3H 1V7

Kellogg Library - Tupper Building, 5850 College St. Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H7

"The Hug"


Robert Pope's "The Hug." currently hangs in the entrance of the W. K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library.

Acrylic on canvas, 182.9 x 78.7 cm


Robert Pope (1956-1992) was a gifted artist whose career was cut short by cancer. While his disease was in remission, he completed three remarkable series of paintings. His renowned Illness and Healing collection, showing the cancer experience from the patient's perspective, has been exhibited in 56 cities in Canada, the United States, England and Ireland.

His book Illness and Healing (Kellogg Library call no.: WZ 330 P826i 1991) is distributed to first year students in many Canadian Medical Schools. A set of 33 slides of his work are used as teaching tools in 12 countries. Framed reproductions of his various images are available for purchase.


Permission has been kindly given by the Robert Pope Foundation and the Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine (owner of the acrylic version) to use the image of Robert Pope's painting called "Hug" on our website.

© 2001 All rights reserved - Robert Pope Foundation. Unauthorized downloading or use of these images is prohibited. For permission to use this image see the following link: