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Providence Healthcare Catalogue

Providence's print books and periodicals are hosted on the University of Toronto catalogue and are accessible by using the search bar on the home page.

Additional Catalogues

For more material check out the University of Toronto Catalogue and the Toronto Public Library Catalogue. University of Toronto material can be requested using our Inter-Library Loan service, while Toronto Public Library material cannot. For more information on how to borrow material from these libraries please refer to their policies.


Print Journals

To access our print journal collection please use the Books & Periodicals search bar on the Home Page.


To access our eJournals please use the eJournals search bar on the Home Page, or click here.

Journal Abbreviations

Many journals use abbreviations, such as NEJM for the New England Journal of Medicine, for more information on journal abbreviations click here.

Instruction for Authors

There are many guidelines and standards for publishing in the health sciences, to view resources on these guidelines and standards click here.

Open Access

Open Access & Free eBooks

Here are a number of open access and free ebook collections available online. Most provide limited views and some full-text content, usually books in the public domain.

Open Access Button

With the Open Access Button browser extension you can read research for free, even if you don’t have access through the library or if you hit a paywall. The Open Access Button finds free copies of papers made available by authors, and allows you to email the author if one is not yet available.

How Does it Work

To install the Open Access Button extension visit the Open Access Button website select the "Get the Firefox/Chrome browser extension, no sign up required" link. This will redirect you to a webpage where you can add the browser extension, once it is added it will appear in your toolbar, and when you come across research that is behind a paywall all you need to do is select the Open Access button and if a free version is available you will be redirected to that version. Watch the quick demonstration below for a visual representation of the process.

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