Health Sciences Library

The Health Science (HS) Library is one of six libraries of Memorial University and is located on the first floor of the Health Sciences Centre. It provides teaching and research support to the Faculty of Medicine as well as the School of Nursing, the School of Pharmacy and Eastern Health (HSC site). The Health Sciences Library also acts a resource centre for all health practitioners in the province (see Newfoundland and Labrador Health Knowledge Information Network).

This section about HSL will cover:

Document delivery
Publishing research
Teaching and Learning (incl. HITS workshops)
Literature Search Service
Library Liaison




To access licenced e-resources (journals, books, databases, etc.) as well as your library account and document delivery, you must sign in to OneSearch using your MUN login ID (my.mun login). If you are off campus you will be prompted to login a second time to ensure you can access resources remotely.

Through OneSearch you can search across many library databases and resources at once or limit your search parameters more specifically. Ask your librarian for help on how to use OneSearch most effectively for your needs. 

Document delivery

Faculty can request documents (books or journal articles) that are not available at a Memorial University Libraries. The library normally subsidizes obtaining items from another institution though occasionally you may be asked to pay an item whose cost has exceeded the limit. Follow the instructions here to access the document delivery feature via OneSearch. The library attempts whenever possible to provide an electronic copy of requested items within 48 hours.

Publishing research

Memorial University Libraries supports open access and we encourage use of this publication model. Faculty intending to publish in an Open Access journal can use the library’s Open Access Author's Fund for help with the costs associated with publishing in Open Access journals. For information on how to access the fund and which journals are eligible, visit the Open Access Fund page.
Predatory publishers are rampant and it is often difficult to determine if a journal is legitimate or not. Contact us at and we will investigate for you.

Faculty may submit published and unpublished work to Memorial University's Research Repository, which allows submitted material to be discoverable online through search engines. For more information about the Research Repository and other research publishing support, refer to the library website about publishing research.

Faculty may also wish to add their academic and clinical research to the Faculty of Medicine’s Faculty Publications Database.

The library is proud to host Open Journal Systems (OJS), an open source platform to create open access journals. For more information contact Lindsay Alcock at the HSL.

Teaching and Learning

The HSL has an active instruction program for faculty, students and staff. Course-integrated HSL lectures in the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Education curricula provide students with lifelong learning skills in evidence based practice, literature searching, resource selection, information ethics/academic integrity, systematic reviews, and writing a literature review. 

Contact to reach a librarian and arrange a group tutorial or individual consult on your information needs including, but not limited to:

  • Citation Management
  • Research Data Management
  • Research Metrics
  • Literature Searching
  • Predatory Publishers
  • Copyright
  • Systematic Reviews 

Literature Searches and Systematic Reviews

HSL librarians will develop search strategies and run literature searches for faculty. Submit your request here or contact a librarian through to discuss your topic in more detail or to obtain feedback on a search that you have already done
For systematic and scoping review support contact to arrange an initial consult. More information can be found here.

Library Liaison

Most departments and disciplines have a library liaison to act as your primary contact for all your informational needs at the HSL. Your liaison also represents your needs within the library itself to help continuously imprve its programs, collection, and services and to ensure relevancy and currency with its user's needs. To find out more about this program and to reach your liaison visit the Liaison Librarians web page.