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WSLHD Library Guides
The following guides may help you to use the library and its services.
Managing your loans via the Library Management System, Spydus.


Database Tutorials
In addition to library run training courses, the following online tutorials may assist you with your learning requirements.
  • CIAP Online Tutorials and User Guides
  • Endnote


The Health Sciences Library at McMaster University provide online tutorials for the following:
  • Ovid Databases
  • PubMed
  • Cochrane Library
Each tutorial takes about ten minutes to view, but you can dip in and out of them to learn what you need without having to view the whole program, and you can come back as many times as you wish! Be sure you turn on your speakers before you begin as the tutorials have an audio component.


MeSH is the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary used for indexing articles for MEDLINE/PubMed and as such using this terminology is the most efficient way to search these databases. MeSH terminology provides a consistent way to retrieve information that may use different terminology for the same concepts. Click here for the online tutorials.


Search for an author, an animated tutorial (approximately 3 minutes duration) will demonstarte hoe to use PubMed.


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