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Introduction to the Health Sciences Library


Our team of HSL librarians are available by email or by appointment to assist with a wide variety of research and educational needs. Librarians can:

  • assist with search strategy development and refinement to find relevant journal and research literature in biomedical databases
  • recommend resources to meet your particular information needs
  • provide instructional sessions to classes, clinical groups/departments, or other groups on searching the literature, managing citations, accessing library resources, and using information to support an evidence-based approach
  • provide consultation on topics related to basic copyright issues, systematic reviews, research impact metrics such as citation counts and h-index, open access options, and public access mandates
  • refer you to other helpful library services to support research, education, and patient care

Contact a librarian today to ask a question or schedule a consultation.

Liaison Librarians

Each of our librarians serves as a liaison to a specific college and/or clinical group. A liaison librarian is a professional librarian who acts as a link between the library and a specific audience. Liaison librarians can partner with faculty, staff and students to support teaching and research endeavors, as well as provide instructional sessions.

Find your liaison librarian below:

College/School Liaison Librarian
College of Dentistry Anna Biszaha
College of Medicine Stephanie Schulte
College of Nursing Kerry Dhakal
College of Optometry Kerry Dhakal (interim)
College of Public Health Kaitlyn Feyh
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences                         Anna Biszaha


Clinical Unit Liaison Librarian
Chaplaincy and Clinical Pastoral Education Kerry Dhakal
Clinical Nursing (OSUWMC and James Nursing staff)            Kerry Dhakal
Consumer Health Missy Creed
Pediatrics Susi Miller


The Health Sciences Library offers opportunities for groups, departments, or classes to learn to effectively and efficiently use information resources important for research, teaching and patient care. Please contact your liaison librarian or use this form to request a group workshop/instructional session tailored to your needs. 

Our librarians also offer regular workshops on topics such as Database Searching, Citation Management Tools, Research Impact Metrics, and many others.

Keep an eye on the HSL Events Calendar for upcoming workshop offerings.