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Library Overview

LIBRARY OVERVIEW

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.

 

OUR RESOURCES & SERVICES

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:

  • UpToDate
  • Access Medicine
  • Joanna Briggs EBP
  • Medline
  • Cochrane Library
  • PsycINFO
  • CINAHL

 

LITERATURE SEARCHES

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.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

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.

 

DOCUMENT DELIVERY & LOAN SERVICES

  • Books – 3 weeks
  • Journals – 2 weeks

To renew, please contact the library

Items that are not available in our collection can be requested via our Document delivery service, to place an order:

  • Send an email request to the Library with the book or journal article details
  • Request directly from any research database using the "Get it @ THP" or "Click to Order" forms

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 ITEMS

Lost or damaged books and/or journals are subject to a replacement fee for that item.

Hours & Locations

MISSISSAUGA HOSPITAL -- Brayley Library

   Jwing, Ground Floor (swipe card access 24/7)
   7AM-3PM (Staffing hours may vary)
   905-848-7394

 

QUEENSWAY HEALTH CENTRE -- Please contact MH Library for assistance

 

CREDIT VALLEY HOSPITAL -- MacDonald Library

   0A Room 210 (open to all staff 24/7)
   8:30AM - 4:30PM (Staffing hours may vary)
   905-813-2411

Contact Us

   EMAIL

THPHealthSciencesLibrary@thp.ca

 

   PHONE & CHAT

CVH: 905-813-2411

MH/QHC: 905-848-7394

Chat with Us (7:30am-4:30pm, staff availability may vary)

 

   STAFF

Antonia Giannarakos, Senior Librarian

Pam Martin Librarian

Stephanie Dudgeon, Library Technician

FAQs

Library spaces at MH and CVH will reopen to all staff starting September 7, 2021.

Please follow the below protocols when using these spaces:

  • Maximum capacity(not including library staff):
    • CVH: 6 (5 computers available)
    • MH: 7 (5 computers available)
  • No food or drink is permitted in the library at any time.
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • Hand sanitizer and wipes will be available. Please wipe down work stations prior to use.
  • Do not use wipes on computer screens.

Click here to see hours and locations.

Library staff are also available to assist you remotely. Please email us if you require any assistance.

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:

  • CVH - outside the library entrance
  • MH - drop slop to the left of the library entrance

Please email us to arrange pick-up of books after-hours.

You are responsible for replacing any damaged or lost material owned by the library or borrowed on your behalf from another library.

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.

Yes, we will accept gently used healthcare textbooks no older than 5 years.

Food and drink are not permitted in the library.

Yes, WiFi is available for THP staff/students only, please email the library for more details and to obtain the access code.

Workshops

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.

 

 

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

Technology Requirements: Internet Access,  Zoom
Recommended: If you wish to follow along with the examples a Large Monitor or Multi-Screen set-up is recommended

 

LITERATURE SEARCHING

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.

Conducting a Successful Literature Review

This one hour session will introduce you to the process of planning and researching an effective literature review.

Staying Current

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.

Google Like a Scholar

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

Searching CINAHL

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.

PubMed Essentials 2.0

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.

Searching Medline

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.

Searching PsycINFO

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.

Searching ProQuest

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.

Point of Care Tools

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.

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

Technology Requirements: Internet Access, MS Office 2013 or higher (Excel, PowerPoint), Zoom
Recommended: If you wish to follow along with the examples a Large Monitor or Multi-Screen set-up is recommended

 

Starting in Excel

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.

Power Up Your PowerPoint

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.

GUIDES