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Selected resources for Health Sciences research

U.S. National Library of Medicine's® (NLM) premier bibliographic database that contains approximately 13 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine.

CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers.

SFU Library subscribes to many other databases where you can search for journal articles, videos, anatomical images, and more.

Find books -- both online and in print -- in the Library Catalogue.

Help with course assignments

Course guides are created for Health Sciences courses that involve research assignments and/or library instruction. If you need help with your assignments, see Ask a Librarian to find out how to get assistance from a librarian.


  • HSCI 130: Foundations of Health Science (updated July 2016)
  • HSCI 211: Perspectives on Cancer, Cardiovascular, and Metabolic Diseases (updated February 2017)
  • HSCI 305: The Canadian Health Care System (updated September 2012)
  • HSCI 319: Applied Health Ethics (updated January 2013)
  • HSCI 345: Texts, two-fours, and tattoos . . and other health issues of the tweens to twenties
    (updated June 2015)
  • HCSI 424: Strategic Applications of GIS in Health (Fall 2017)
  • HSCI 481: Senior Seminar in Social Health Science - Medical Tourism (updated March 2012)
  • HSCI 485: Senior Seminar in Mental Health & Addictions (updated January 2012)
  • HSCI 486: Senior Seminar in Global Health - Sexual and Reproductive Health (updated January 2017)


  • HSCI 803: Qualitative and Survey Research Methods (updated January 2015)
  • HSCI 821: Introduction to Global Health (updated September 2015)
  • HSCI 822: Globalization and Health (updated January 2012)
  • HSCI 891-3: Systematic Reviews (updated January 2011)

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