New @ the HSL, Fall 2017 edition

By Lynn Eades August 22, 2017

Welcome to our new and returning faculty, staff, and students! In our endless quest to improve how we serve you, we’ve made a few changes to our resources and services. Here’s a summary of those improvements.

Covidence now available at the HSL

Accelerate your systematic reviews! The Health Sciences Library is pleased to announce that it now has an institutional site license for Covidence! Covidence is a web-based software platform that streamlines systematic reviews, significantly reducing the time and effort required to get your reviews done. It can also be used in the classroom as a tool to help demonstrate the systematic review research method and critical appraisal of studies. You can learn more about this exciting new resource by visiting


Digital Health Device Collection

Digital Health Device Collection – This collection provides faculty, researchers, staff, and students with resources and potential digital health solutions for their patients and research projects. The collection features digital health devices for tracking activity, motion control, mindfulness, and sleep.

Come to our Office Hours on Wednesday, August 30 from 11am to 1pm in Rm 227 to try out a device and learn more about the collection. You can see what devices are available by visiting or download our brochure.


Are you still using Refworks? All access to RefWorks that you have obtained through UNC Libraries will cease after August 31, 2017.

Staff members at HSL can help you select and learn to use a “new to you” bibliographic management tool. We currently support EndNote Basic, EndNote, F1000 Workspace, Mendeley and Zotero. Send questions or a consultation request to us using the email form on the Ask a Librarian page.

See our Compare EndNote, F1000 Workspace, Mendeley, Zotero page for more information and links to detailed guides for each program.


Take a break in our Relaxation Room: A new Relaxation Room has been created on the fourth floor where you can find your Zen. Enhance your relaxation by trying one of our mindfulness devices from the Digital Health Device Collection!


Need a charge or a laptop to use? We got you covered! The HSL has the following equipment available for loan at our User Services Desk on the first floor:

  • Laptops
  • Phone and computer chargers
  • Dongles for use with laptops


Need a place to study? The HSL has open study areas in the Basement and on First, Second, Third, and Fourth floors. Group study rooms are located on First, Second, Third, and Fourth floors. The rooms on the First floor are reservable. The others are on a first-come, first-served basis.


Want a quick tour of the library and its services? Check out our orientation videos! We have created these videos to give an overview of the services we provide and how we can assist you in your studies or research endeavors.


Explore history: Materials in our Special Collections date from the 1500s to the present day. Highlights include Frank Netter’s original sketches and letters written by Florence Nightingale. Appointments are strongly encouraged!


Need additional help? HSL is here for you! Our guides can help you find information on various topics such as Opioid Addition, Writing in the Health Sciences, Forming Focused Question with PICO, and Mobile Health Research. Our subject experts are available to partner with you in grant preparation, systematic reviews of literature, develop tools for research, orient new students and faculty to the library, and most importantly; consult one-on-one with faculty, staff, and students on their specific information/research needs. You can always Ask A Librarian!

Last modified: 08/24/17