Main Library

Tue7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Reference Desk

Tue10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Digital Fabrication Lab

Tue10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Germans from Russia Heritage Collection

Tue8:00 am - 4:00 pm

NDSU Archives

Tue8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Business Learning Center

Tue7:30 am - 4:00 pm *

Klai Juba Wald Architectural Studies Library

Tue12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

P. N. Haakenson Health Sciences Library

Tue8:00 am - 4:00 pm

NDSU Nursing at Sanford Health Library

Tue7:30 am - 4:00 pm *
Home Health Sciences Library

Health Sciences Library

Get Help

Health Sciences library staff are available to students on and off campus to help with all your research questions, from navigating our website and resources to more in-depth consultations about searching, citation management, literature reviews, and more.

Don’t hesitate to connect with us today!


Health Sciences Librarian

Health Sciences Associate(s) & Locations

Merete Christianson
Main Library 218B







Find us at Sudro Hall:

Diana Kowalski, Health Sciences Library Associate
Sudro Hall 136
Monday-Friday, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Find us at NDSU Nursing at Sanford in Bismarck:

Linnett Schmidkunz, Bismarck Health Sciences Library Associate
Bismarck School of Nursing Lower Level
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM



Find Information

NDSU Libraries' Health Sciences Library supports the learning and research needs of the students and faculty of the North Dakota State University College of Health Professions. It also serves the greater North Dakota State University community and general public.


  • PubMed: includes peer-reviewed articles from across all biomedical specialities
  • CINAHL: database of articles primarily focused on the areas of nursing, public health, and allied health
  • Micromedex: provides data on drug ingredients, their effects, and their clinical significance
  • Web of Science: broad database of peer-reviewed articles in health sciences, hard sciences and more
  • Scopus: broad database of peer-reviewed articles in health sciences, hard sciences and more
  • Cochrane Library: contains the gold-standard systematic reviews published by the Cochrane Collaboration

To view the full A-Z list of databases, click here.

To search for books physically located at the Fargo locations and online:

*Click the Access Remotely tab on this page for information on requesting physical books from Fargo if you are a distance student.


To search for books physically located at the Health Sciences Library in Bismarck:


Click here to see new print and ebooks in the health sciences library collection.

Borrowing and Renewing Policies and Procedures

Access Remotely

We are committed to supporting all students, whether in Fargo, Bismarck, or online, with the same level of resources, support and access. You can chat with us or click on the Get Help tab on this page for more information on getting in touch with us if you are off-campus.

See below for further information on off-campus use of the library and its resources. 


Distance education students (including Bismarck nursing students) can use interlibrary loan to request articles and books that the library does not have access to. However - you can ALSO use interlibrary loan to request books and other physical items that the library does have (unlike our campus users). When you make a request for a book, thesis, map or other physical item, note that you are a distance education student and provide your mailing address in the notes section. Interlibrary Loan will mail the item to you with return postage included! Interlibrary loan is free for NDSU students.

To create an account to use interlibrary loan (ILL) click here

If you have questions, or encounter problems with your account, please contact interlibrary loan at (701) 231-8885 or at

The number one question NDSU librarians answer is "How do I get this...(article, book, document)?" If you have just a citation from a reference list, or you’ve found an article in a database that only shows the abstract, or you are running into a page that tells you to login or pay to read an article (don’t do that!), try these strategies to get the full text:

  1. Copy and Paste: If you have the title of an article, you can copy and paste it in the main search box on our homepage; putting it in quotations may increase the chance of finding it. As an example:

  1. Try the Journals Search: If you have just a citation, follow the directions here to see if NDSU Libraries subscribes to that journal and then drill down to the specific article you need.
  2. Google Scholar Links: Use this tutorial so that, if you are searching Google Scholar, you will see a link that will take you to the full text if NDSU Libraries have it.

Unfortunately, none of the three strategies above work 100% of the time, and sometimes we just don’t have a subscription to a journal or article that you might need. In those cases, you can use interlibrary loan to request the article, for free, from another library.

Finally, if you still have questions, please contact health sciences library staff for further assistance.

Unfortunately, we all occasionally have issues with accessing library resources. Here are some of the most common problems that distance education students encounter:


I can't login to access this database/article.

The login for databases/articles is the same login you use to access Black Board. If you are having problems, please contact the NDSU Helpdesk.

I can't login to my library account.

The login for your library account is the same login you use for Campus Connection. If you are having problems, please contact the NDUS Helpdesk


NOTE: These are two different logins and two different Helpdesks! Being logged into a database will NOT log you into your library account, and being logged into your library account will NOT get you into a database.

I can't renew this book. Why do I have library fees?

Please contact the circulation desk at (701) 231-8888 or for questions about your library account. 

I haven't gotten my interlibrary loan yet. When will my interlibrary loan arrive?

Please contact interlibrary loan with questions about your account at (701) 231-8885 or at