The library staff, services and collection are available throughout the college.
College faculty, staff and students can access the eLibrary's full text collection from off-campus. Go to the eLibrary web site,
select the resources you want and simply enter your campus identification and password when prompted.
Liaison librarians support all your teaching, research and professional
information needs. Your liaison librarian will contact
you at regular intervals to ensure your information needs
are being met,
and you can contact them at any time either by email or phone
to request assistance.
For contact details click on
Liaison Services: Let Us Help You
We offer a more in-depth level of research assistance than is available at most universities.
Ask us to show you how the eLibrary empowers self-reliant searching and information management.
During semesters the librarians offer short drop-in workshops for anyone who wants to know more about
searching for and finding information.
Please check our web page or the noticeboards around the college for details.
If you want a workshop on a topic you don't see offered, please
ask and we'll be happy to provide an individual tutorial.
We also encourage faculty to request course-integrated workshops which can be tailored to suit class times and needs.
Please talk to us to plan a workshop.
If there are some journals that you like to scan regularly,
ask a librarian to
help you set up alerts each time a new issue is published. The liaison
librarians can also create current awareness alerts by topic
from the wide variety of databases available through the
eLibrary. Forthcoming conferences, grants, news and more specialized information
such as the latest clinical trials can also be scanned. Alternatively, you
might want to find out how to subscribe to RSS feeds.
Find help by clicking How do I ... then Stay
Check the right hand column of the eLibrary home page for regular feeds of Health News.
The librarians are constantly available to provide help to students seeking information.
Please encourage students to consult us whenever their query to you requires information or instruction on researching information.
Course support pages are available
on the eLibrary web page for selected Premedical and all Medical courses. They are regularly updated throughout the semester with
course-related information support tips on the best resources and library services and we invite your contributions.
Medical faculty and students are provided with web-enabled Tungsten
C Palm Pilots, loaded with a gold
standard suite of software designed to support the medical curriculum,
including MD On Tap, Harrison's Manual of Medicine, HPND5
(Stedman's Medical Dictionary), mobile MDX (Micromedex),
MedMath and more.
Ask a librarian to
familiarize you with the PDA and software, and suggest ways to incorporate
its use into the clinical curriculum. Please suggest any software
you would like tested for the PDA's.
For helpful tips on use of the PDA and software guides click on
Getting You Started
The WCMC-Q Distributed eLibrary contains over 130 research databases,
approximately 3,000 eJournals, 2,400 eBooks, and hundreds of selected
web sites which support the teaching, learning and research environment
at our college. Resources to
support administration are available via other libraries
such as the Cornell University libraries in
New York and
For assistance in accessing these and other resources,
MetaFind is a way of searching for information through many databases at the same time.
You can select any number of individual databases or choose a preselected group such as
Genetics, Biology or Math.
Electronic books are available to you at your fingertips and they are
often more up to date than their traditional paper version.
Search the eLibrary catalog and then limit to Electronic
resources only. Each catalog record includes a live link to all
Click on Databases on the eLibrary's home page to find
an alphabetical list of scholarly, searchable databases useful for finding
topic related information. Many of these databases provide links to the
full text of
eJournal articles. Look for this button to see more information
Some databases are collections of online textbooks, clinical guidelines,
patient information, article abstracts and more. To find out more about
the different databases, click on How do I ... ,
then Find Help Guides for
links to tutorials on some of the databases that are most important to
Click on eJournals on the WCMC-Q eLibrary web page and
enter a journal title to find access to online full text eJournals.
Web sites are included in the eLibrary based on their authenticity, currency and relevance.
To avoid the clutter of search engine results and find reliable websites, we recommend searching the eLibrary catalog.
Ask a librarian for help.
EndNote software is available on the Reading Room computers and to faculty on their desktop.
Use EndNote to manage a personal database of bibliographic references by entering references yourself,
or importing them from a database like PubMed or from the online catalog. EndNote creates bibliographies
in most citation styles.
You can request a book, journal article, conference paper or other resource which is not available
from the WCMC-Q eLibrary. From the eLibrary home page, click on Make
a Request, then select a form.
Copies of medical papers and articles usually arrive within 24 hours. Humanities resources may take 3 days,
and books take about 2 weeks.
Select Recommend a Purchase from the same page to send us suggestions you may have for purchase of new
books, journal subscriptions or multimedia resources.
The left hand column of the eLibrary home page is loaded
with information to help you. If you don't find the answer you need, please