By Rebecca Roybal Jones

Providing Resources

HSC Library is There for Students 24/7

Whether or not we’re living in a pandemic, students need easy access to library resources. The University of New Mexico libraries, including the UNM Health Sciences Library & Informatics Center (HSLIC), are working to provide services to students working remotely 24/7.

General Obligation Library Bond B will provide much-needed funding to support libraries throughout the state. It will be on the November 3 ballot and will not raise taxes. A total of $9.5 million is slated to fund public and tribal public libraries — including $3 million each for public, academic and public school libraries.

Funding from the bond helps HSLIC to purchase subscriptions to electronic resources, such as Academic Search Complete, a comprehensive scholarly, multidisciplinary, full-text database. It includes journal articles from a wide range of academic disciplines, says Robyn Gleasner, HSLIC resource management librarian.

The database is “a popular resource for students studying anatomy and physiology, biology, occupational therapy, pharmacy, psychiatry and many other subjects offered at the HSC,” Gleasner says.

Another important resource is the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, also known as CINAHL. This database covers nursing, allied health and consumer health journal literature. It’s often used by students studying nursing, family and community care, Native health, nutrition, orthopedics, pediatrics, population health, and many others.

“Access to electronic resources is always important, but especially so during disruptions and building closures caused by COVID-19,” Gleasner says. “These funds allow HSLIC to continue to support education programs at the HSC through library collections and resources.”


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