Visit the Database Tutorials page for online assistance.
If you require more assistance, please contact the librarian and ask for more in-depth training. Training can be provided one-on-one or as part of a group. Training can be done in person or on the phone, depending on your location and the librarian's travel schedule.
Use the Full-Text Finder and search for the publication (journal title or book title) to see if the Regional Library has access.
Not sure how to use the Full-Text-Finder? Click the How do I find full-text? link below.
Welcome to the Regional Library Service website for SOAHAC!
NOTE: This page provides access to resources accessible by SOAHAC. If you click on any of the other pages across the top, some of the resources will not be accessible to you. If you have any questions, please contact the librarian.
We offer a range of range of library services to support all hospital functions, including patient care, clinical practice, quality improvement, education, and administration. Staff at any Regional Library (WGH, LWHA, MHA, STEGH, PRHC, NGH, WHGH, and SOAHAC) can request any of the following:
24/7 Access to e-resources
All resources on this webpage are accessible when on your hospital network.
Not on your organization's IP network? Click the Off Site Access tab to register for Athens and have access to library resources from anywhere.
The Librarian will conduct literature searches for you or assist you in learning how to build and execute your own searches. You can request a literature search by filling out this form.
Library staff can deliver documents (articles, etc.) from our collection, from online libraries and databases, or from our network of lending libraries (Interlibrary Loans).
Training Sessions with a Librarian (group or individual):
No question is too small or too big! Let the librarian help you with your patient care, research and continuing education needs.We offer training programs and also customize training in response to individual or group needs.
This personalized service helps you stay current with literature related to your field. You can select journals and receive tables of contents via email. Customized searches can also be regularly sent via email. Check out the Current Awareness page for more information.
Cannot find what you are looking for? Interested in seeing something else?
Have feedback about the website or library services?
Contact the librarian to see if she can help!
The following links offer consumer health information, written for the patient/caregiver.
Please note that plain language and readability is an important part of health literacy and patients/caregivers understanding their diagnosis/treatment. Please review materials with the patient/caregiver to ensure that they understand what is being given to them.
Check out these resources to find out more information on Health Literacy:
CommunicateHealth. (2014, May 15). Readability and plain language and health literacy - oh my! Retrieved December 28, 2018, from https://medium.com/wehearthealthliteracy/readability-and-plain-language-and-health-literacy-oh-my-35d396616d22
Let's make our health system healthier. (n.d.). Patient Partnering. Retrieved December 28, 2018, from https://www.hqontario.ca/Patient-Partnering/Patient-Partnering-Tools-and-Resources/Resources-for-Health-Care-Providers/Health-Literacy
The Regional Library Service serves staff at Woodstock Hospital, Listowel Wingham Hospitals Alliance, Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, Four Counties Health Services (Newbury), Peterborough Regional Health Centre, St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, Norfolk General Hospital (Simcoe), West Haldimand General Hospital (Hagersville) Regional Support Associates (RSA), and the Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC).