The mission of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Library is to support the professional development of health care providers by supplying information products and resources relevant to the curricula of the University programs and helping students, faculty, and staff make use of those products and resources. Library staff, made up of professional librarians and trained support staff on each campus of the University, aim to fulfill this mission by discovering, acquiring, organizing, disseminating, interpreting, using, and teaching information and information seeking skills pursuant to the mission of the University.
The University Library consists of three physical branches – one at each campus – in addition to online resources including databases, journal subscriptions, recommended websites, and tutorial videos.
Search the online Library Catalog to find out what materials (including books, journals, DVDs, bone models, and equipment) the Library holds.
The Library provides access to several online databases that provide either full text access to journal articles, citations for journal articles, or both. Students may also use the online A-Z Journal Locator, our online, searchable list of all the journals to which our library provides access, to find the full text of journal articles. For more information on using Library resources to find journal articles, please see the “Tracking Down Evidence” handout available on the Finding Journal Articles page on the myUSA Library portal page, or contact the Library.
In addition to providing resources and materials, the University Library also provides services to students, faculty, and staff. Library instruction sessions are held with students and faculty in conjunction with a course, voluntarily online or on site, and one-on-one by request. The Library’s interlibrary loan services can connect faculty and students with journal articles and books not held in our own collection, but available at one of over one thousand libraries with whom we partner across North America through the National Library of Medicine’s Docline system.
For full information on the Library’s resources and services, please visit our Library portal.