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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 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


Geriatric Medicine: A Problem-Based Approach / Balakrishnan Kichu R. Nair, editor. Springer Nature Singapore, 2018. Print.

This book presents a multitude of problems associated with old age from acute care and geriatric assessment to ethics and the care of the elderly. Each chapter includes a case study that highlights the subject and then goes on to discuss the subject in depth.

Guidelines for Nursing Excellence in the Care of Children, Youth, and Families / Cecily L. Betz, Marilyn J. Krajicek, and Martha Craft-Rosenberg, editors. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company, 2018. Print.

This book presents seventeen guidelines that relate to the care of children, youth, and families. Topics include access to health care, culturally responsive care, and genetic assessment.

Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Emergency Medicine / C. Keith Stone and Roger L. Humphries, editors. 8th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education, Inc., 2017. Print.

Inside you will find chapters on special aspects of emergency medicine, management of common emergency problems, and trauma and non-trauma emergencies. Information is presented concisely for quick diagnosis, effective treatment, and improved outcomes.

Differential Diagnosis of Common Complaints / Andrew B. Symons and Robert H. Seller. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2018. Print.

This resource presents 36 of the most common patient complaints in alphabetical order. Each section walks you through the problem-solving process towards making a diagnosis.

An Epidemic of Empathy in Healthcare: How to Deliver Compassionate, Connected Patient Care that Creates a Competitive Advantage / Thomas H. Lee. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015. Print.

The author argues that modern healthcare has sacrificed compassionate care of the patient in the wake of advanced medical treatment that focuses only on treating the malady. This book provides a guide on how to develop a culture within healthcare that couples empathy with advanced science to reduce patient suffering and create a successful and competitive healthcare organization.

Man Up!: A Practical Guide for Men in Nursing / Christopher Lance Coleman. Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International, 2013. Print.

Written by successful male nurse leaders, this book provides advice and practical information for male nurses across the entirety of their nursing careers. From deciding to become a nurse, to schooling, to being on the job, professional development, and taking on a leadership role.


593 Library Staff

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, Tues-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. 735.9303

Andrea Wall
Library Clerk
780. 735.2708

Lana Atkinson
Digital Services Librarian (part-time, Wed & 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.


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