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Welcome to a new format for BrackenNEWS!


In order to meet Queen's University accessibility requirements, we have changed the way in which we deliver and format BrackenNEWS. We're excited about this new look and hope you like it. It allows us to offer more content than before, and readers can easily link to the articles they find of interest. We are also introducing regular features such as "What's New", "Did you know?" and "Spotlight on". Please pass along any feedback you have about BrackenNEWS - its content, format, etc. - to Laurie Scott at laurie.scott@queensu.ca. We would love to hear from you.

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What's New?

Improved Proxy Access for Queen's Faculty

Coming soon! A new type of proxy access via VPN will be provided to Queen's faculty to allow for improved remote access to all of Queen's Library resources. Watch your email for a message from the Head of Bracken Library, Suzanne Maranda, with information about this change and how to take advantage of it.


Changes to Literature Search Results and Document Delivery for Queen's Faculty

In order to better serve Queen's users, Bracken Library is making some changes to how we send our literature search results, and how we deliver electronic articles.  more


New Subject Guide for Health Sciences Education

A guide to materials held by Queen's Library relating to the scholarship of education as well as best practices in educating health sciences students has been created.  more

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Spotlight on:


End-of-Life Care DVDs

Bracken Library has a growing collection of DVDs. This month we are putting the spotlight on 3 resources related to End-of-Life Care.  more

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Did You Know?

Librarian Consultations

Bracken Library offers one-on-one librarian consultations for faculty, graduate students and residents. And, CME credits can be earned for consultations of an hour or more.  more

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New Books

Here is a list of some of our newly acquired health sciences books, in both print and electronic format.  more

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MeSH 50th Anniversary Celebration

On November 18, Bracken Library celebrated the 50th anniversary of the National Library of Medicine's Medical Subject Headings - MeSH. A draw was held for a Kobo e-reader, and a very special cake was provided in the Library.   more

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Bracken Library Staff News

Check out recent activities, publications and presentations of Bracken Library staff. more