Library Services for Residents and Fellows
As a result of the pandemic, the library spaces are closed or hosting respite centres for front-line staff. Our databases, clinical tools like BMJ Best Practice, and even most of our journals and textbooks are available online, and your Information Specialist will be happy to help you using email, phone or video-conferencing.
UHN Library and Information Services are available to UHN staff, clinicians, researchers, and learners. UHN Libraries has several library locations across UHN campuses. Our libraries offer:
- A health and medicine focused collection of electronic and physical books and journals.
- Public access computers
- Access to UHN WiFi
- Group and individual study space
- Printing and photocopying ($0.15 per page)
- A variety of workshops
- Helpful staff available to assist you with any questions you have about our collections, borrowing, and document delivery services
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We can help you:
- by doing literature searches for you - from finding a good textbook to systematic review searching, you don't have to do it yourself!
- by providing individual or group training on database searching, EndNote, clinical information resources, etc.
- by connecting you with UHN library resources and services, or other libraries to which you may have access
Find your Information Specialist by department or area or request searches, knowledge synthesis services, or training and the appropriate IS will contact you!
Research resources and services
Accessing UHN Libraries
As a result of the pandemic, the library spaces are closed or hosting respite centres for front-line staff. Our databases, clinical tools like BMJ Best Practice, and even most of our journals and textbooks are available online.
UHN Libraries Hours and Locations
UHN Libraries have six locations across both the hospital and rehabilitation sites.
UHN Virtual Library
UHNlibraries.ca is the library's website where you will find all of our services and resources. If you are on an external network and you are trying to access a subscription resource you will be prompted to log in using your UHN email or t-id.
Clinical, Mobile and Point of Care Tools
Clinical or "point of care" tools and resources aim to summarize information for major clinical topics. By summarizing medical knowledge, it is easier to apply within the context of providing patient care. The contents of point of care tools vary on how quickly new research is integrated, on how research is or is not appraised for inclusion, how contents are written and how evidence is cited.
Mobile tools are resources available for use on your phone or tablet.
UHN Libraries provides access to a number of these tools:
For clinical tools, view our Clinical Tools @ UHN guide
For mobile resources, view our Mobile Gateway
Printing and photocopying are 15 cents a page at each of our library branches.
Most residents are entitled to receive 100 free pages of photocopying or printing per month during their rotation at UHN.
Come to the medical libraries at Toronto General or Toronto Western to have your printing account set up with your free copies.
Fellows, and anyone else with a UHN t-id can come in to the Toronto General or Toronto Western libraries, and set up and add money to their printing account to their UHN id badge - just ask at the front desk when you come in!
Accessing University of Toronto Libraries
University of Toronto Library Cards and TCards
If you are affiliated with the University of Toronto, you also have access to their libraries. You will need to get set up with a TCard/Library Card to check out materials.
You will need a UTORID to access U of T Library workstations and services. This page should help if you need to set yours up, change your password or other settings, or troubleshoot.
Gerstein Science Information Centre
Gerstein serves most of the health sciences programs at University of Toronto, and their site puts the resources you are probably most interested in right up front. You might prefer starting from Gerstein rather than the front page of UofT Libraries.
Wifi and computers at U of T Libraries
Accessing wifi or workstations at U of T libraries, or accessing U of T resources from off site.
Access to Up to Date through University of Toronto Libraries
UpToDate is available for University of Toronto students only - find out here how to access.