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HS/HSL Building Reopens on September 14th!

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) building is reopening on a limited basis on September 14th.  For complete information, visit the Library’s FAQ. Hours – 9:00 – 5:00, Monday-Friday. Weekend help is available via hshsl@umaryland.edu Space – Floors 1 and 2 are … Continue reading

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The HS/HSL Will Be Closed 9/5 – 9/7 for the Labor Day Weekend

The HS/HSL will be closed from Saturday, September 5th – Monday, September 7th for the Labor Day Weekend. Virtual services will not be available at this time and the building remains closed. You can still access the HS/HSL’s website to … Continue reading

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HS/HSL Website Refresh Coming September 12

The navigation and organization of the HS/HSL website have been refreshed to improve the user experience. This is not a major change but small improvements based on feedback obtained through a usability study and HS/HSL staff review. Thanks to the … Continue reading

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Virtual Reference for Fall Semester

Virtual HS/HSL services and resources are available during the Fall semester. Reference and chat hours are Monday – Sunday, 9:00am – 5:00pm. Contact us at hshsl@umaryland.edu.

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Aug. 25: Health Literacy Workshop at HS/HSL

Are you aware of your patients’ ability to understand and act on the information you give them? There is evidence that health care providers overestimate what patients are able to understand. Low health literacy is associated with higher mortality, higher … Continue reading

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HS/HSL Website Changes Coming – UMB Students Tell Us What You Think!

The HS/HSL website’s navigation and organization are being refreshed to improve the user experience, and we want to know what UMB students think about the proposed changes. It requires a one-hour time commitment and will be performed using WebEx. Participants … Continue reading

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HS/HSL Closed July 3-5, 2020

The HS/HSL will be closed Friday, July 3rd – Sunday, July 5th for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Online resources will remain available during this time. Reference email and chat will not be available.

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HS/HSL Website Changes Coming – Tell Us What You Think

The HS/HSL website’s navigation and organization are being refreshed to improve the user experience, and we want to know what you think about the proposed changes. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to continue the in-person usability study … Continue reading

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NIH “All of Us” Research Program Begins Beta Testing of Data Platform: Researchers Invited to Give Feedback

In partnership with our participants—now nearly 350,000 and counting—we’re working to build one of the world’s largest and most diverse datasets to advance health research. Today, we’re happy to announce that we’ve opened our research platform, the All of Us … Continue reading

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Virtual Library Resources & Services Over the Summer

Virtual HS/HSL services and resources will remain unchanged during the Library’s Summer Session, which runs from Tuesday, May 26 – Sunday, August 16.  The one exception is that there will be no Reference Service on Sundays beginning May 31.  

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