The MacDonald Brayley Health Sciences Library provides library services and resources to all THP hospital and satellite sites. Our goal is to deliver high quality information services and resources to support your research, teaching, learning, and clinical practice. Via the Hub, staff can access all library resources 24/7 on their computers including online research databases, eBooks and journals.
The library has two locations at the Mississauga Hospital and Credit Valley Hospital. These spaces are accessible to staff 24/7 by using their swipe card and are staffed with friendly librarians to assist you Mon-Fri. THP Staff can use the public computers at either site to browse and access all library resources and for work, study or even downtime. Study tables and a seating area are also available.
Access over 5000 ejournals, 300 eBooks and other resources including:
Need to find evidence-based information to support patient care or research? Library staff are available to perform a free literature search on your topic. Contact the library for more information or fill out our Request a Search Form.
Stay current by attending one of our workshops throughout the year on database searching and other topics. Check out the library website for available sessions and to register.
Items that are not available in our collection can be requested via our Document delivery service, to place an order:
Materials that are not part of the THP Library collection can be requested via our inter-library loan service. This network of libraries includes the UofT and other GTA hospitals. Please note that these requests can take several days to arrive and loan periods for books will vary and renewals may not always be possible.
For more information regarding this service please contact the library.
Reminder and overdue notices are sent to staff via their THP email or the email address provided. Late fees are applied to any overdue materials. Staff that do return items in a timely manner or do not pay their late fees, may have their library privileges suspended.
Lost or damaged books and/or journals are subject to a replacement fee for that item.
Jwing, Ground Floor (swipe card access 24/7)
7AM-3PM (Staffing hours may vary)
0A Room 210 (open to all staff 24/7)
8:30AM - 4:30PM (Staffing hours may vary)
Library spaces at MH and CVH will reopen to all staff starting September 7, 2021.
Please follow the below protocols when using these spaces:
THP Library's collection is included in the University of Toronto Libraries catalogue, which you can search by clicking here.
Our loan period is 3 weeks.
If we have borrowed texts from another library for you the loan period will vary depending on the lending library.
Yes, you can return your books after-hours by dropping them in the after-hours drop box:
Please email us to arrange pick-up of books after-hours.
You require a THP-issued or networked device to access full-text onsite.
If you are using your personal device, you will need to create an offsite access account, by clicking here.
Yes, if you have VPN you can access the library resources via the THPHub.
If you do not have VPN, you can create an account by clicking here to access our resources from home.
Food and drink are not permitted in the library.
The THP Health Sciences Library provides a range of education sessions that will help you effectively and efficiently find authoritative healthcare research to support patient care, service improvement, research and professional development.
Sessions are offered online only at this time via Zoom.
Available sessions are listed below. Follow the links below to register.
Finding Full-text Articles
Learn how to quickly find full text articles from THP Library electronic collections whether you are on site or at home in this 30min workshop.
This one hour session will introduce you to the process of planning and researching an effective literature review.
This 30min workshop will help you find out how to stay current. You'll learn how to set up journal table of contents alerts, search alerts, and identify key journals in your field.
Searching for Grey Literature: Ever wonder where to locate hard to find materials such as conference proceedings, government reports, clinical practice guidelines or statistics? This session will uncover the tips and tricks to finding these valuable information sources.
Interested in learning how to get the most out of Google Scholar and Google Advanced Search? Come to this 45min workshop and discover tips and tricks to optimize your search.
Navigating Nursing Research
Learn more about the key nursing research resources available at THP and the value they bring to your practice, research and education. Resources to be covered include, CINAHL, Emcare and Joanna Briggs Institute Database.
DATABASES & CLINICAL RESOURCES
Learn to effectively search for allied health and nursing research in this 30min workshop. Locate the key evidence using keyword searches, headings, and cited references.
Discover the new improvements to the PubMed interface launched this year and review the essentials of an effective PubMed search in this 30min workshop. Learn how to use MeSH, Limits, MyNCBI, Related Citations, Clinical Queries and more.
Come to this 30min session to learn how to get the best from Ovid Medline. Discover strategies that can make searches more efficient and improve your results.
Learn the basic components of PsycINFO the premier information resource for the behavioural sciences and mental health field. This hands-on workshop will guide you in searching PsycINFO more effectively.
This workshop focuses on what you need to know to effectively search the ProQuest Hospital Collection. Learn to focus your results with limits, access full-text and much more.
Find out more about how to take advantage of key evidence-based medicine resources including UpToDate, Lexicomp and AccessMedicine in order to improve patient care at the bedside.
This one-hour virtual session will cover the basic terminology and functions of Microsoft Excel. Attendees will leave this session with the skills needed to create and manage formulas, lists and tables. This session is ideal for those with little to no previous experience with Excel, or for those who have used it in the past but need a refresher.
Learning More in Excel
This 90min, virtual session will cover intermediate terminology and functions of Microsoft Excel, including manual formatting, pasting options, advanced formulas (SUMIF, COUNTA and AVERAGE) and sorting and filtering. This session is ideal for those who have taken the THP Libraries' introductory Excel course; or for those create and manipulate Excel worksheets on a regular (daily, or at least weekly) basis.
Pivots in Excel
This 90min, virtual session will introduce and provide an overview of working with PivotTables and PivotCharts. This session is ideal for those who have taken the THP Libraries' other Excel courses; or for those who feel very comfortable creating and manipulating Excel worksheets on a regular (daily, or at least weekly) basis.
Fun with Formulas
Formulas may sound intimidating, but they can be a lot of fun! Join this 60 minute workshop and discover ten of the most frequently used Excel formulas and how they can help you build efficiency into your spreadsheets. This session is ideal for those who have taken the THP Libraries' other Excel courses; or for those who feel very comfortable creating and manipulating Excel worksheets on a regular (daily, or at least weekly) basis.
In this workshop you will be introduced to basic design principles along with intermediate and advanced PowerPoint tools that will elevate your presentations and save you time! This session is ideal for those who use or have used PowerPoint on a fairly regular basis or who have a beyond basic understanding of the programs features.