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Library Services connects Covenant Health staff and physicians with current high quality information to support evidence-based decision-making, policy development and excellence in patient/resident care. We serve all Covenant Health facilities from our site libraries at the Misericordia and Grey Nuns. Learn more about the wide range of information resources and services we offer.

What's New?

New Library Services Blog and Workspace on CLiC
Check out the new Library Services Blog and Workspace on CLiC, your Evidence-Based Knowledge and Resource Hub. You can even find out more about the Library Services Team


New Point of Care Resources for Nursing & Allied Health

We are pleased to announce the launch of Lippincott Advisor and Lippincott Procedures.  These resources offer concise evidence-based information on a range of clinical topics and procedures for nursing and allied health professionals. Also available as mobile apps for Apple iOS and Android devices.

For more information view this FAQ.   Access training through the KRS Education Guide, register for a 1 hour webinar, or contact Library Services staff to book an instruction session.


Upgrade to DynaMed Plus

Effective April 2, 2018 DynaMed has been upgraded to DynaMed Plus.  This point of care reference resource offers physicians, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals concise guidance for treating and managing patients.

New mobile app available for Apple iOS and Android devices.  NOTE:  If you have DynaMed app you should uninstall it before adding the new DynaMed Plus app!

For more information view this FAQ.  Access training through the KRS Education Guide, register for a 30 min. webinar or contact Library Services staff to book an instruction session.


663 New Titles


Psychiatric Interviewing: The Art of Understanding / Shawn Christopher Shea, 3rd edition. Edinburgh: Elsevier, 2017. Print.

A practical guide for psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, social workers, nurses, and other mental health professionals. Provides a compelling introduction to all of the core interviewing skills from conveying empathy, effectively utilizing open-ended questions, forging a powerful therapeutic alliance, and understanding nonverbal communication at a sophisticated level.

Nutrition and Diet in Maternal Diabetes: An Evidence-Based Approach / Rajkumar Rajendram, Victor R. Preedy, Vinood B. Patel, editors. Cham, Switzerland: Humana Press, 2018. Print.

This comprehensive volume covers all aspects of nutrition in different scenarios of maternal diabetes, including the Type 1 or Type 2 diabetic mother, gestational diabetes, and postpartum diabetes

The ASPEN Adult Nutrition Support Core Curriculum / Charles M. Mueller, editor, 3rd edition. Silver Spring, Maryland: American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 2017. Print.

This comprehensive book addresses the principles of nutrition support and nutrition support recommendations for selected medical and surgical conditions. Since the last edition, new practice guidelines and research have advanced nutrition support and created greater awareness of the importance of nutrition care across the continuum of care.

AACN Procedure Manual for High Acuity, Progressive, and Critical Care / AACN and Debra Wiegand, editor. 7th ed. St. Louis: Elsevier, 2017. Ebook.

Produced by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, this book is an authoritative reference to procedures performed in the critical care environment.  Advanced practice procedures are clearly identified with an AP icon so you can judge whether a procedure is within your scope of practice.

Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking / Lynn S. Bickley and Peter G. Szilagyi. 12th ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer. 2017. Ebook.

This textbook provides authoritative, step-by-step guidance for performing the patient interview and physical examination, applying clinical reasoning, shared decision-making, and other core assessment skills—all based on a firm understanding of clinical evidence.

Wound Care Essentials: Practice Principles / Sharon Baranoski and Elizabeth A. Ayello. 4th ed. Philadephia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2016. Ebook.

A clinical guide to assessing and treating the full range of skin and wound conditions--from common to less common, simple to complex, and acute to chronic. This comprehensive, easy-read handbook provides practical guidance on the many aspects of wound care, including the legal, ethical, psychological, and social aspects.

593 Library Staff

Meet Our Library Services Team

Sharna Polard
Manager, Library Services
780.735.7251 (Grey Nuns) 
780.735.9329 (Misericordia)

Grey Nuns Health Sciences Library

Rm 0634, Grey Nuns Community Hospital
1100 Youville Drive West, Edmonton, AB T6L 5X8

Roger Salus
Medical Library Technician
780. 735.7301

Paulette Pelland
Medical Library Technician (part-time, Mon/Tues/Wed)
780. 735.7313

Lyndsey Lisitza
Library Clerk (part-time, Wed/Thurs/Fri)
780. 735.7300

Misericordia Weinlos Library

Rm 1NW-32, Misericordia Community Hospital
16940 - 87 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T4R 4H5

Tara Sommerfeld
Medical Library Technician
780. 735.2708

Lyndsey Lisitza
Library Clerk (part-time, Mon/Tues)

Lana Atkinson
Digital Services Librarian (part-time, Thurs/Fri)
780. 735.2797

Contact Information 

Grey Nuns Health Sciences Library  
Phone: 780.735.7300

Misericordia Weinlos Library 
Phone: 780.735.2708

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri, 0730 - 1545

Our FAQ page can now be found here.


Request a Literature Search
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Popular Resources

Knowledge Resource Service (KRS)
NEOS Library Catalogue 

Drug Information 
DynaMed Plus
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Lippincott Advisor
Lippincott Procedures
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