Library services to nursing distance students
Who is a nursing distance student?
Any nursing student who is not located in Saskatoon. You could be part of the nursing program at a different site in Saskatchewan, or you could be on a placement. Either way, the information found on this page is for you.
How can I do research using the U of S Health Sciences Library from home?
Go to the Health Sciences Library website at http://library.usask.ca/hsl/, and sign in on the left hand side of the screen using your NSID and password. You can now browse the library website to get online access to many journal articles, eBooks (electronic books), videos, and databases. If you find information about books or journal articles which are not available online, you can request them as found below under Requesting books or journals from the U of S.
This guide can show you where to find resources which are specific to nursing - the first row of tabs at the top of this page is designed to help you find resources by the format - for example: books, articles, images, or videos. Other tabs can help you learn how to use different resources to be a better researcher - try the CINAHL Video Tutorials tab to learn how to use CINAHL to find articles on nursing-related topics, or visit the Manage References tab to learn how to start using a reference manager and save time when writing a paper.
Get Library Help
Email or phone the Nursing Librarian:
I can help you with questions you have related to your research, or questions about library resources and services. Examples of questions I can assist you with include:
- Can you help me find books and articles for my paper?
- Can you teach me how to use CINAHL (or Medline, or another database)?
- What is a citation manager (like RefWorks)? How do I use it?
Requesting Books or Journals from the U of S
The University of Saskatchewan Library will mail library books and photocopied journal articles to your home address at no charge to you. Please be sure to allow time for library staff to locate, photocopy and mail your items to you. Count on approximately a week between the time our library receives your request and the time you receive the material. Our busiest times of the year are from October to early December, and mid-January to March, so you should allow more time during these peak periods.
You may search our catalogue, identify books of interest, and then request the books in any of the following ways. The simplest method is to use our Online Book Request Form.You can also email or fax us the titles you require.
Whatever method you choose, be sure to supply your: name, phone number (work and home), address, student number, and the day your assignment is due. This information will help us in getting the materials to you in time to complete your assignment. Please keep in mind that some of the books may be signed out, and we might be unable to get them to you in time for your assignment.
- Online Book Request Form
- Fax: (306) 966-5918
- For further inquiries reqarding book orders
phone: (306) 966-5995
Library books may be returned in person, or through the mail using an enclosed post-paid return label. Have questions about renewing books online or fines on books that are returned late? See our FAQ page.
You may search our databases, identify articles of interest, then request them in any of the following ways. The simplest method is to use our Online Journal Request Form. However, if you have a small number of items, you can also phone, e-mail or fax us the titles you require.
Whatever method you choose, be sure to supply your: name, phone number (work and home), address, student number, and the day your assignment is due. This information will help us in getting the materials to you in time to complete your assignment.
Requesting Books or Journals not owned by the U of S
Our Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery service provides access to materials not owned by U. of S. Libraries. This service is available for current students, faculty and staff of the U of S.
Please follow the instructions below to submit a request to borrow material not held by the University of Saskatchewan Library.
- Login (using your nsid and password, or last name and Campus ID barcode) choosing the Health Sciences Library to process your request
- Use Search or Advanced Search to find a citation from a Library catalogue to automatically be put into an interlibrary loan request form.
- Use Create Request to go directly to an interlibrary loan request form
- View My Requests to track the status of your interlibrary loan requests
Interlibrary loan questions? Contact Us - Health Science Library
Office hours: 8:00 am - 5 pm (Monday - Friday)
Phone: (306) 966-5995