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HSLS Special Fall 2009 Update Issue

It’s that time of year again—summer is over and it’s time to get back into the swing of things. This special issue of the HSLS Update, an online newsletter, is an introduction to the services and resources available at the Health Sciences Library System.

Ask your School’s Liaison Librarian

Do you have a question about how to search a specific database? Feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to begin researching a topic of interest? Ask for help from your school’s liaison librarian, contact information is listed below.

Take a Virtual Tour of Falk Library

Is Falk Library on your personal list of unknown territories? Get the lay of the land from our Web site. The library’s new virtual tour is a brief FAQ based on questions our patrons have actually asked us, plus others that they may be too…polite to ask. We hope that taking a few minutes to watch the tour will get you thinking creatively about how our resources and services can make your information life better and easier. And we can promise that the next time you stop by the library, some of the faces you see will already look familiar.

HSLS Homepage Highlights

The HSLS home page provides access to library resources and answers to commonly asked questions. The main features of the site are detailed below.

HSLS Remote Access

If you are affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh, you should use Pitt’s Secure Remote Access service for access to most HSLS and other Pitt online resources.

UPMC employees should use the Connect@UPMC service to gain access to HSLS online resources.

Falk Library Group Study Rooms

gsrBecause two heads are better than one, Falk Library offers four group study rooms—spaces to communicate and learn while still maintaining the library’s quiet atmosphere. The rooms may be reserved for up to 4 hours, and accommodate 2 to 8 people. Each group study room contains a table, chairs, a laptop (upon request), and a plasma display monitor.

Finding the Full Text of a Journal Article

After you’ve identified a journal citation, locating the full text of a journal article can be confusing. The most efficient route to the full-text of a journal article often depends upon the starting point. Two common starting points are described below with explanations on how to get from those points to the desired article.

HSLS Offers Educational Support

HSLS supports the educational needs of health sciences faculty and students. Teaching faculty should be aware of the many ways HSLS can provide course assistance.

How the library can help:

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