There are four ways to use the Health Sciences Library (HSL) website to locate information:
Search the website
Type your query into the search bar at the top of the library website. The “Search Results” page consists of three sections:
- “Website Results” lists results such as Databases, Ebooks and Journals. It also includes “Site Content Pages” about policy and tutorials, as well as insights from the library staff.
- “PubMed Results.” PubMed is a search engine accessing primarily the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. The first 5 search results from PubMed are displayed. To see the complete list of search results in PubMed, use the “More PubMed results” link located at the bottom of this section.
- “CLIO Results.” CLIO is the online catalog for the Columbia, Barnard and Union Theological Seminary libraries. The first 5 search results from CLIO are displayed. To see the complete list of search results in CLIO, use the “More CLIO results” link located at the bottom of this section.
Browse the resources
If you would like to browse the available resources – including bibliographic databases, journals, and ebooks – the main menu provides the following options:
- “Explore Resources” organizes the HSL website into categories that can help you identify the types of resources available.
- “Archives and Special Collections” provides access to historical databases and content.
Get online help and advice
The library provides guidance for users in getting the most out of the website resources.
- “Knowledge Base Articles” are available to help you understand how to use the available resources.
- “Insights” are suggestions and advice written by the HSL staff to help you get the most out of the available resources.
Contact the HSL staff
Still need help locating a resource? Use the “Ask a Question” link. This will take you to our contact form where you can describe your needs and send your request to our staff.