“Under construction”

You may have noticed that our IHSL homepage has changed.  We are hoping that you agree with the decision to reorganize access to our resources and information.  Please comment on these changes, as the project is still undergoing improvements.

Contact us at ihsl@isu.edu.



Welcome Back Orange and Black

ISU Fall Semester begins on August 24, 2015, and the Library is ready to welcome our new and returning students and staff!  Drop in and see what has changed — the Library has a new look!  Remember to visit the Idaho Health Sciences Library located on the 3rd floor of the Library.  IHSL specializes in helping with health related questions for both students and community members.  Have a great semester!!!


Safety in the Summer Sun

Summer is finally here, and with the summer comes the warmth of the summer sun!  What a wonderful sensation to feel the rays of the sun after a long winter; however, the sun can be very dangerous to our skin if we do not take proper precautions.  The CDC recommends providing your skin with appropriate cover in order to shield it from the dangerous rays of the sun, also do not forget to cover your head and eyes!  Simply using sun screen is not enough protection even though sun screen products have improved over the years.  http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/pdf/broch.pdf




April — National Autism Awareness Month

During the month of April, the IHSL will be displaying some of the library’s resources on the subject of Autism. IHSL also has information on one of the most renown researchers in the field, Temple Grandin, Ph.D. Dr. Grandin has a unique outlook concerning this disease, as she suffers from Autism. She has published multiple books on the subject and is in high demand as a lecturer. Stop by the IHSL or check out the website for the National Autism Association at nationalautismassociation.org/

March — National Nutrition Month

Proper nutrition is the corner stone of good health, and during the month of March the IHSL is providing a display that illustrates information provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  A few years ago, the USDA replaced the well known food pyramid with a more simplified concept — My Plate. This simple graphic takes a plate and divides it into proper portions of nutritious food, emphasizing the importance of portion control.  Stop by the IHSL and find out some important nutritional tips, and browse the various books available at your library.