At the Health Sciences Library, we power curiosity, discovery and connection. We take a collaborative approach to advance interprofessional education through our expertise, engagement, critical content, and cutting edge technologies that advance teaching, learning, and research, and prepare the next generation of health care providers. Together we make the difference.
Interim Director, Health Sciences Libraries
The Veterinary Medical Library on the Saint Paul Campus is permanently closed, and access to the same great expertise and resources continues.
André Nault, Veterinary Medical Librarian, has a new office location in the Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine Building, room 235G. Contract André at [email protected] or 612-624-5376.
A set of core veterinary science books and journals have moved to the Magrath Library on the Saint Paul Campus. Find these items along with millions of titles including e-books, e-journal articles, streaming video, print books and more through Libraries Search.
We are launching the Libraries strategic plan with a head start as we bring deep expertise and broad resources to power curiosity, discovery, and connection across the Academic Health Sciences.
We are taking a bold path forward. Our investment in online resources provides just in time access to critical information and helps students save money. Our expertise is forward facing as we offer training for knowledge pathways — from research data management to evidence-based practice.
We celebrate our new home in the interprofessional Health Sciences Education Center where curiosity knows no bounds and a world of discovery is at your fingertips.
3D print a heart: Stop by our Makerspace to print your own anatomical model.
Make a video at the push of a button: Use a 1:Button Studio to practice and record presentations.
Enhance teaching and learning: Connect with experts in The Commons, a teaching and learning sandbox that supports interprofessional education.
Powering discovery through the power of information
We partnered with students across the health sciences and beyond to enrich their learning experience and advance practice.
Elle Newcome, 4th year Medical Student
Combining educational goals and personal skills, Elle Newcome completed an independent study where she sewed cloth masks and conducted research on the efficacy of cloth masks, publishing a plain language summary of her findings in the Libraries' University Digital Conservancy.
Conducting research through an anti-racism lens. Complete objectivity in research may be elusive, but a joint effort by Public Health and Social Sciences Librarians Shanda Hunt and Amy Riegelman, with library school intern, Soph Meyers, is shaping anti-racism research practice. Their "living" research guide prompts researchers to acknowledge that scholarly publishing and search algorithms are racist, and guides users to de-center whiteness in research.
Measuring the impact of the Coventor Ventilator. The Coventor Ventilator, a low-cost ventilator built for rapid deployment, is incredibly important in the fight against COVID-19. A partnership with our Policy and News Media service resulted in a report that showed where the Coventor Ventilator was referenced in the media (newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, and more) to demonstrate its broad impact.
Dramatic exploration in pharmacy and theater. Pharmacy and Design Librarians Sarah Brown and Deborah Utlan partnered with Pharmacy and Theater faculty on the interdisciplinary course, Pharmakon: Performing science, bringing research and information management expertise to this innovative collaboration.
Online exhibits from the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine
In the award-winning exhibit "Birds of the North Pacific," student employee Darby Ronning uses letters from a ship's physician to document bird migration in the 1800s.
In "History of Contraceptives," medical artifacts spark conversation around social and political attitudes towards birth control.