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In This Issue
Health Sciences Library Study Spaces
New Book Titles Added
What's New - Web of Knowledge
Health Sciences Resources Available
Library Links

About Us
The Health Sciences Library is open 24/7 for study purposes for all Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine students and faculty.

Regular Staffed Hours
Mon - Fri 8AM to 10PM
Saturday 10AM to 3PM
Sunday 10AM to 3PM

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HSL E-Newsletter: Issue #2 (April 2013)
Our April newsletter provides updates regarding our services and collections to our current and potential users. We will also highlight ways to use resources effectively and keep you up to date with any interesting library events in our School of Medicine community. As always, we welcome your feedback. 

Health Sciences Library Staff 
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
Health Sciences Library Study Spaces

In consideration for all students using the library, we ask students to remove any personal items from the private study rooms when not returning within 15 minutes. We ask that you show your fellow students the same courtesy for the study carrels as well. Please help us keep all areas of the Health Sciences Library a clean and uncluttered study space accessible to all.

For more on Health Science Library policies, visit our policies page.

New Trial Ebook Platform: LWWHealthLibrary

The Health Sciences Library has initiated a trial of a new ebook platform from Lippincott called the LWWHealthLibrary that provides access to eight of our required textbooks for MS1 and MS2 courses, well as other basic science texts not formerly available online via a library subscription.  Please take the opportunity to test the access for the books including the full text by chapter, images, animations, quiz reviews, and videos of the physical exam. You can also search a topic across all of the books. Three of the required books for the Homeostasis course are accessible. Mark's Basic Medical Biochemistry and Principles of Pharmacology by Golan are included.


Please send feedback to Debra Rand about ease of use, navigation problems, changes you would like to see in the product, etc. The product is currently in beta mode and they want our feedback. The trial is through June 30th, at which time we will determine if we will subscribe. The link will be on our library website under Library News and we will link pre-readings in Blackboard to specific books.

New Book Titles Added 
New in our e-book collection: 
  • Basics of Anesthesia, 6th ed.
  • Benumof and Hagberg's Airway Management, 3rd ed.
  • Corman's Colon and Rectal Surgery, 6th ed.
  • Moss & Adam's Heart Disease in Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 8th ed.
  • Smith's Patient-Centered Interviewing: An Evidence-Based Method, 3rd ed.
  • Textbook of Critical Care (Vincent), 6th ed.
  • The Big Picture: Pathology
  • The Patient History: An Evidence-Based Approach to Differential Diagnosis, 2nd ed.

New on our circulating iPads:
  • Introduction to Neuropsychopharmacology

  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  • Smith's Patient-Centered Interviewing: An Evidence-Based Method 


For a full list of available e-books and more information about the library's iPad lending program, visit
What's New - Web of KnowledgeSM  and EndNote Web 
The Libraries of the School of Medicine and the NS-LIJ Health System have obtained a full site license for Web of KnowledgeSM. The subscription includes the Science and Social Sciences Citation Indexes as well as access to EndNote Web. EndNote Web is a web version of the popular EndNote citation management software. Citations can be loaded directly from database searches or entered manually. Users can easily share citation files with other EndNote and EndNote Web users to facilitate collaboration between students, residents, and faculty.

To view publisher provided tutorials on how to use Web of Knowledge and EndNote Web visit the following sites:

If you would like an individual or small group training session on using Web of Knowledge or EndNote Web please contact Jennifer Boxen, Education and Liaison Librarian at 
Health Sciences Resources Available
The Health Sciences Library supports student and faculty research needs. We encourage you to explore all of the resources located on our website. 

Journal Finder Search
School of Medicine students/faculty/staff can browse and download articles from over 35,000 journal titles in one central location via our merged NS-LIJ and Hofstra University Journal Finder page.

Request an Article/Book
Unable to find a article? If the journal volume you are searching for is not available via Journal Finder, or you need a book not in our collection, place a request for an item via our Interlibrary loan form. The order will be filled promptly by our library staff. Allowing us to handle your requests rather than using alternatives outside of the School of Medicine or Health System helps the us keep better usage trends for the purposes of collection development and generating reports.

Library Resources Search
This service helps faculty, staff and students obtain resources and understand the available scholarship relevant to their field of research. The Librarians will create a customized search strategy locating the highest levels of evidence available. Searches can be performed not just for books and articles, but for images, video and websites. A comprehensive reference list will be provided for further analysis.     
A service available to all faculty, staff and current students of the Hofstra LIJ-North Shore School of Medicine. If you would like to conduct the search on your own, and are unfamiliar with our databases and searching techniques, please complete a Reference Consultation Form to request a session. There are a few resources that are available only for the School of Medicine.  All sessions are conducted at the School of Medicine Campus. Questions can be addressed to: Jennifer Boxen, Education and Liaison Librarian.

If you cannot locate or have any issues accessing any of our available resources, please notify us by email:
If you have anything of interest that you think should be added to the Health Sciences Library newsletter, please email, and we will gladly review all requests.