News from the Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library

More study space at Bannatyne Campus on Oct 13!

By Carol Cooke, acting head of the Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library

Students looking for a quiet place to study will have more options on Oct 13. Thirty-five spots are being readied on the main floor of the NJMHS Library for quiet individual study. Students can book a specific study seat for up to four hours each day through our online booking system. In the booking system, each seat will have information on the availability of power, computer access, and type of seating. Be sure to book what you need. The NJMHSL study hall will be open from 12 noon to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. There will be no admittance to the space after 7:30 p.m. each day. Group study rooms are not available at this time. 

Students who have booked a seat and confirmed their booking, will enter the library during their scheduled time and “check-in” at the main service desk. Staff will direct you to your study seat.  

Your safety is our primary concern!  

  • All students and library staff must wear masks at all times while in the library
  • There will be no food and drink (other than water) allowed in the library
  • Cleaning supplies and sanitizer are available and students are responsible for cleaning their study spot
  • There are no washrooms available in the library

Although, we are not offering full service in the NJMHS Library at this time, we are still able to provide assistance with your research needs. Contact us in any one of the following ways:

Please note, the Library’s collections will not be available for browsing. A full description of our library services during the pandemic can be found in the UM Libraries COVID updates.

Contact a Librarian

By Caroline Monnin

Librarians will still be available remotely to answer any questions regarding course support, research assistance, citation help and/or training.  We’re available over email, chat or video-conferencing. Contact your subject librarian directly or email the NJM Library ( and staff will put you in touch with a Librarian.

Systematic Review Workshop Series – a six-part series offered by the NJM Library this November

By Me-Linh Le

This November, experienced health sciences librarians will be offering a six-part series on the process of starting, documenting, and completing a systematic review. These sessions delve into the practical aspects of a large-scale search that are often overlooked, including how to properly set up a search, running advanced searches, translating searches for other database, deduplicating results and how to use screening software. For the first-time, attendees who participate in all sessions will be eligible for Co-Curricular Credit. Full details, including dates and registration links are available at:

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