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Medicine

A guide to library resources for medical students and faculty at Dalhousie University in both Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

Clerkship in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Health:

For a list of library sites, hours, and access details, visit the Nova Scotia Health Library Services website.

As a Clinical Clerk you have access to all the print and electronic resources of the Central Zone libraries. All the libraries have computers that are connected to the Central Zone network and all allow free printing.  All the Libraries have free Wireless Internet access.  The libraries can help you with literature searches, instruction in searching databases, obtaining articles and accessing e-books.

Although there are no libraries at the East Coast Forensic, Hants Community or Cobequid Community Centre, these sites are connected electronically to the Central Zone network and you have access to all the Central Zone’s Library electronic resources so long as you are able to sign onto the Central Zone network.

IWK Health:

For library services, hours, and access details, visit the IWK Health Sciences Library website.

The IWK Health Sciences Library is located on the main/2nd floor of the Children’s Building, in Room K2028,  on University Avenue (Halifax).  The library is open and staffed M-F, 9-5.  You can use your IWK ID to enter the library 24/7 during your clerkship.  There are computers available for you to use and printing is available.  Library staff are available to help with literature searching, obtaining articles and accessing e-books.

 

Clerkship in New Brunswick

As a clerk, you have access to library services in the Horizon Health Network hospitals. For Saint John, Fredericton, Moncton, Miramichi, and Upper River Valley, you will have 24 hour access to the library, including borrowing print materials and using computers. You can access the library using your swipe card. 

Want to find a book at one of the hospital libraries? Search the Horizon catalogue.

New Brunswick Locations & Access

 

Clerks have access to library services throughout the Horizon Health Network. Please see below for the different access details at each site, and if you have any questions about resources or access you can contact library@horizonnb.ca.

HORIZON HEALTH NETWORK LIBRARY SERVICES

Library Locations and Hours

Clerkship Sites Hours Locations After-Hours Access
Saint John Regional Hospital

Monday – Friday

8:00 – 4:30

5th floor 24/7 ID badge after-hours access
Miramichi Regional Hospital

Monday – Friday

8:00 – 4:00

2nd floor 24/7 ID badge after-hours access
Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital

Monday – Friday

8:00 – 4:30

4th floor 24/7 ID badge after-hours access
Moncton Hospital

Monday – Friday

8:00 – 4:30

2nd floor 24/7 ID badge after-hours access
Upper River Valley Hospital

Unstaffed

1st floor 24/7 access through the Medical Dictation Room
For internet access at these locations, check with the Clerkship Coordinator.

 

MedIT

MedIT provides technology support to Dalhousie Medical School students, residents, faculty and administrators. They can assist with computing support, instructional support, videoconferencing, video and audio production, One45 (academic scheduling, reporting and assessment), document scanning, and application development.

Phone: (902) 494-1234
Toll-free phone: 1 (866) 327-8256
Email: medit@dal.ca

Service office hours: 
(Tupper Link, Room G-34)
Monday-Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Website: Medical Information Technology (MedIT)

 

NSHA Help Desk 

For the Central Zone of the Nova Scotia Health Authority, contact the Help Desk at 902-473-3399 or helpdesk@cdha.nshealth.ca

For information on using Dalhousie's Document Delivery services to receive books and journal articles from off-campus, please check out the following link:

Document Delivery

Nova Scotia

New Brunswick

Curriculum Coordinator, Clerkship (Med 3)

Andrea Wheeler-Wade
902-494-1889
med3dmns@dal.ca

Curriculum Coordinator, Clerkship (Med 4)

Vanessa Voerman
Phone: 902-494-7843
Email: med4dmns@dal.ca

Saint John
Megan Dow
506-648-6595
 
Fredericton
Megan Gallant
506-447-4487
 
Moncton
Jean Constantine
506-623-3341
 
Miramichi
Tara Allison
506-623-3341
 
Upper River Valley
Deborah Lutes
506-375-2922