Greenawalt Library

September 2020 Newsletter

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Welcome Back

We are happy to announce that the library will be open for students, staff and faculty during the upcoming fall trimester.

This newsletter will address what that will look like for faculty, students and staff including things such as:

  • Hours
  • Rules
  • Signing up for study rooms
  • How to check out materials
  • Access to research consultations and workshops
  • Hiring

The library will continue to serve you virtually as well. To see how to find our ejournals, databases, ebooks and citation management software, look at the Online Library For All section. This information has been included in past newsletters but we offer it again for new students, for those who haven't been through it before and for those who'd like a refresher.

If you'd rather get personal instruction, you may make a one-on-one appointment or attend one of the upcoming virtual workshops. Dates are below in the Library Space and Services section.

In other news, the past few months have brought into focus the impact of systematic racism. If you'd like to learn more about how it shows up in health care and what you can do to help prevent it, the library has some resources available in our collection. We've included a few in this newsletter.

Table of Contents


  • Hours and Things to Know
  • Study Rooms
  • Checking Out Materials
  • Writing Lab and Research Consultations
  • Now Hiring Student Workers
  • Online Library Workshops

Resources for Equity in Health Care

The Online Library For All

  • How To Use the Library From Off Campus (PDF)
  • How Do I use Ejournal Finder/Login From Off Campus? (video)
  • How Do I Find Full Text Using PubMed? (video)
  • How Do I Access Full Text Using Google Scholar? (video)
  • How Do I Add Citations to Mendeley? (video)
  • How Do I Add Citations to My Paper Using Mendeley? (video)
  • Differential Diagnosis Ebook

Faculty Resources

  • Library Support For Faculty
  • How to link to library materials (PDF)

Hours and Rules

The library will be open Sunday through Friday with some limitations on capacity and changes on how to enter.


Sunday: Noon to 8 p.m.
Monday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Things to Know:

  1. The library is open to students, faculty and staff only at this time.
  2. The doors handles will be locked. Use the automatic door opener/handicapped button to open the doors. (i.e. try not to touch the handles)
  3. NWHSU rules on masks and social distancing are in place in the general library area. Masks may be removed only in the study rooms with a closed door. The library classroom is considered part of the main library area.
  4. In the main library area, one person is allowed per table (approximately 25 people)
  5. Select computers are available at a distance in main area and library classroom (approximately 10 computers)
  6. 1 person is allowed per study room (14 rooms). See the section on study rooms for more information.
  7. Soft/cloth furniture will not be available for use.

Study Rooms

We know that having everyone at home means finding a quiet place to study can be complicated. If you need some solitude, the library study rooms are available to you.

  1. Study rooms are 1 person per room regardless of the room size.
  2. Study room signup will take place through SignUp Genius. Links to signups will be posted weekly on the main library page.
  3. Available reservation blocks will be four hours long except for a two hour block on Friday afternoons.
  4. Study rooms are considered open (or first come, first served) after 6 p.m. on M-Th.
  5. Masks may be removed in the study rooms if the doors are closed but they need to be put back on when entering the general library area.
  6. Study rooms will be sanitized every four hours after opening (specific times will vary depending on the day.) If you need them sanitized earlier, please inquire at the front desk.

Checking Out Materials

You can finally access reserve books and anatomical models again. And we will continue curbside pickup for our general collection if requested.

  1. Reserve items, including textbooks and anatomical models, can be checked out for two hours.
  2. Reserve items can't be safely sanitized without damaging the materials so please use caution (and hand sanitizer) when using them.
  3. General collection items can be checked out of the library. If you prefer not coming into the library, you can email for curbside pickup. (Not available for reserve).
  4. When returned, general collection items are quarantined for a few days before they can be checked out again.
  5. Since we're starting circulating materials again, we would appreciate (but not require) the return of library materials.

Writing Lab and Research Consultations

Do you have questions about how to use the library, find articles or properly cite articles? Do you have a paper you'd like us to look over? We're here to help you out. The consultations will still be through TEAMS, phone, email or almost any other avenue that you propose.

You probably know that you can get this help during the day. What you might not know is that you can actually ask for "off hour" appointments. Kids go to bed at 9 p.m. and that's when you have quiet time? Feel free to ask for a late night appointment. There are no guarantees but you might be surprised when a librarian will make herself available.

Writing lab appointments are also mostly done virtually. Send us your paper, information about your assignment and what you'd like us to look at. We'll give feedback on at least some of your paper through notes on your paper or in an email. We will also happily set up phone consultations to answer your questions if either you or the person looking over your paper think it'd be helpful.

To make an appointment, email

Now Hiring

The library is now hiring for the fall trimester.

We are looking into hiring student workers for the fall trimester. Potential shifts will be available Monday-Thursday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

We will train you on what you need to know but we prefer candidates with basic computer knowledge and who feel comfortable providing customer service.

The job should eventually appear here. Please submit an application, once the job appears, noting the hours you're available. Email Krista Jacobson if you have any questions about the position.

Online Library Workshops

Orientation to the Library

Come learn about the library. What do you need to do to use the physical library? What resources are available online?

All of your questions can be answered during this session. If you can't make it, you can always email to set up an alternative time. Or read through the tutorials and documents below.

Library Introduction Workshops

Thursday, Sep. 10th at noon

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 952-686-6428 United States, Bloomington (Toll)

Conference ID: 997 684 754#

Email if you'd like a calendar invite sent

Thursday, Sep. 10th at 5 p.m.

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 952-686-6428 United States, Bloomington (Toll)

Conference ID: 359 865 082#

Email if you'd like a calendar invite sent


If you'd like to learn about how to use Mendeley to store your citations and automatically add citations to the papers you write, join this Mendeley webinar.

Monday, Sep. 21, 2020 at noon.

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 952-686-6428 United States, Bloomington (Toll)

Conference ID: 336 196 049#

Email if you'd like a calendar invite sent

Searching Strategies (Beginning or Advanced)

Do you feel lost when searching PubMed? Do you wonder which databases to use that aren't PubMed?

Join this session for tips and tricks from a librarian. The format is casual. We'll walk through some searching strategies but the direction of the session will be determined by the experience or specific questions of the participants.

Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2020 at noon

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 952-686-6428 United States, Bloomington (Toll)

Conference ID: 415 745 782#

Email if you'd like a calendar invite sent

Resources on BIPOC health care

As the United States grapples with questions about how social systems can be more equitable, there has been an increased awareness on the inequities in health care outcomes related to race, gender, sexual identity and class. As discussions are being held on a broader level, you may want to learn more about what you can do as an individual.

The library has educational resources available to help you become more aware and tools to make you a better health care practitioner.

Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology Skin of Colour Resource. Website.

Resource that brings together information sources, systematic reviews and review articles on topics of relevance to skin of colour.

Mind the Gap: A Handbook of Clinical Signs in Black and Brown Skin. Ebook.

Mind the Gap is a handbook of clinical signs in black and brown skin. Its aim is to teach medical students and other health professionals about the importance of recognizing how some conditions can present differently in darker skins.

Unequal treatment : confronting racial and ethnic disparities in health care. Ebook.

The book examines how disparities in treatment may arise in health care systems and looks at aspects of the clinical encounter that may contribute to such disparities. Patients' and providers' attitudes, expectations, and behavior are analyzed.

Just medicine : a cure for racial inequality in American health care. Book. Call# 362.1089 M43j

Offers an innovative plan to eliminate inequalities in the American health care and save the lives they endanger

How to Use the Library From Off Campus

This section will offer tutorials on how to access library resources from off campus. The PDF document below is the most comprehensive guide.

There will also be short videos of how to do some of these steps. If you'd like to see anything "in action" please contact the library.

How do I use Ejournal Finder/Login From Off Campus?

How to Use Ejournal Finder & Login From Off Campus

How Do I Find Full Text Using PubMed?

Finding Full Text Using PubMed

How Do I Access Full Text via Google Scholar?

Google Scholar

How do I Add Citations to Mendeley?

Mendeley Part 1

How Do I Add Citations to My Paper Using Mendeley?

Mendeley Part 2: Write and Cite

Differential Diagnosis Ebook

Find it in our catalog!

Did you know the library has a copy of Differential Diagnosis and Management for the Chiropractor (5th) Edition by Thomas Souza in ebook form?

Barring technical difficulties, it is available for students in our catalog. To access it, go to the main library page and search for Differential Diagnosis in our catalog (i.e. use the search for books feature instead of searching for journals bar).

Then look for the copy that says "Downloadable." Click on the downloadable button. To log in from off campus, type in your full email address (including the and enter the password you use for email/computers.

Library Support For Faculty

Naturally, faculty and staff have access to the library resources above..

We are also a resource for your questions about linking to library resources, emergency open access resources and online teaching books and resources.

If you'd like to link to subscription library resources, please use this guide below.

Guide To Linking Directly to Library Resources

Greenawalt Library

Monday-Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.