UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK LIBRARIES
Toronto General Hospital
Health Sciences Library
Eaton Wing, First Flr., Rm. 418
Hours: M-F – 9am to 5pm
Saturdays 10am – 5pm
Toronto Western Hospital
RC Laird Library
Fell Pavillion, 5th Flr., Rm. 505
Hours: M-F – 9am to 5pm
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Health Sciences Library
610 University Ave., 5th Flr.
Hours: M-F – 9am to 5pm
Toronto Rehab – EW Bickle Centre
130 Dunn Avenue
416-597-3422, ext. 2512
Library available: M-F – 9am to 5pm
Tuesday – 9am to 5pm
Toronto Rehab – Rumsey Cardiac Centre
347 Rumsey Road
416-597-3422, ext 5224
Library available: M-F – 8am to 5pm
Tuesday & Thursday – 8am to 4pm
Wednesday – 1pm to 5pm
Toronto Rehab – University Centre
550 University Avenue
416-597-3422, ext 3050
Hours of operation – M-F – 9am to 5pm
Note: Emergency after hours access, with UHN PhotoID, is available through Security Services.
As a senior medical student at the WB Academy of the University Health Network, you have full library privileges at all three library branches (Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, and Princess Margaret Hospital).
To register as a library patron, please fill out a yellow registration form available at any of our branches. Our library staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our services.
– Comprehensive print book and journal collections
– More than 2,800 e-books and more than 4,300 electronic journals
– Online databases such as MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, and PsycINFO
– Evidence-based resources such as Clinical Evidence, ACP PIER, and BMJ Point of Care
Your Information Specialist can also perform free literature searches for you on various databases, including MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CINAHL, and the Internet. Results may be provided within 24 hours, and they may be printed, faxed, or e-mailed to you. For more information, contact your Information Specialist.
Public access computers are available at all three UHN Library branches. From these computers, you will be able to access our library catalogue, MEDLINE, CINAHL, Electronic Patient Record (EPR), and the Internet. The libraries also have access to selected online full-text journals and books via the Virtual Library (available through the UHN Intranet). Printers are also available for use; they require a photocopy card.
With a valid U of T library card, you will also have access to the U of T’s Internet resources via the UHN computers.
Database/Virtual Library Training
Training sessions are available free of charge through your Information Specialist. Small group sessions generally take 1–1.5 hours. They can also be conducted on an individual basis – please contact your Information Specialist to book a time. Weekly training sessions on various products are offered at each branch, and you can find more details through the Workshop Calendar, available on the Virtual Library site.
UHN Virtual Library website: http://uhnlibraries.ca
Printing & Photocopying
Students are entitled to receive one free 500-copy photocopy card per year while attending theWightman-BerrisAcademy. The photocopy cards must be picked up at either the TGH or TWH branches, upon presentation of your ID badge.
Generally, photocopies are10 cents a page at each of our branches. At the TWH, TGH, and PMH Health Sciences Libraries, you may purchase a photocopy card in predetermined quantities.
You can order items not available from your branch of the library through our Document Delivery Service. Complete an Article Request Form online at the Virtual Library, request directly from SFX, or contact us by e-mail at uhnlibrariesILL@uhn.on.ca. We provide Document Delivery Service at no cost for these items, which may arrive the same or next day.
Items not available in our collection may be requested from a network of other libraries, including theUniversityofTorontoand affiliated hospital libraries. For each item borrowed, there is a flat fee together with any additional costs from the lending library. Clients may bill cost centre or research account numbers, or pay cash. Materials usually arrive within three to four days. For further information, please call our Document Delivery Specialist Walter Schmanda at 416-340-4121 or FAX 416-340-4384.
Your Information Specialist for Medical Education is
TGH Library – 416-340-3429
TWH Library – 416-603-5750
MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL MEDICAL & ALLIED HEALTH LIBRARY
600 University Avenue, Suite 18-234
Hours: M-F, 830am to 6pm
Phone: 416-586-4800 x 4614
Library Intranet: http://guides.hsict.library.utoronto.ca/shsmainlibrary
Note: Hours may vary to accommodate for special circumstances. Please contact the library for urgent inquiries.
The Learning Commons area is accessible 24/7 with staff ID badge for study purposes. After hours access if for emergencies only. Contact Security and present a Mount Sinai Hospital photo ID badge.
– Sandra Kendall, BA, MLS – Director of Library Services
– Chris Walsh – Library Technician
– Daphne Horn – Information Specialist
– Michelle Ryu – Information Specialist
The Sidney Liswood Library is a clinical and research resource that strives to provide an enhanced learning environment and information services for the improvement of patient care throughout the Sinai Health System community. The library’s mandate is to maintain the highest standards by providing the best available information services to all staff, including students and house staff, and to make finding and using information easier and more accessible to all.
In addition to loaning items from the library and ordering documents from other sources, our staff can customize training for you in the use of electronic information resources, such as Medline, or using information management software tools, such as EndNote. We can also conduct bibliographic searches to answer a defined clinical or research question. If you need any assistance using best evidence library resources, call and we’ll help you.
The library staff is involved in a variety of special projects. We have an international partnership agreement in Ethiopia that you may be interested in helping with too. We are also available to participate in clinical teams as a resource for finding information to facilitate evidence-based practice.
All house staff registered with the Medical Education Department at Mount Sinai Hospital with rotations of one month or more have full library privileges.
Journals and books circulate for two weeks, with the exception of reference material. Renewals may be requested providing a hold has not been placed on the item. Renewals can be done by phone or email and must be made before the due date assigned or else the material must be returned before being checked out again.
Borrowers are responsible for lost or damaged items. Borrowers who do not pay fines, will have the cost of the item charged to their department and grades may be withheld by the University of Toronto.
Books, journals, and audiovisual material not available in our library, can be obtained from other institutions for a minimum fee of $3.00 plus lender charges, where applicable.
The Intranet provides access to the Library’s electronic resources including access to:
– The library catalogue
– E-books and electronic journals
– Medline, PubMed, The Cochrane Collection, Lexi-Comp, EbscoHost and much more
– Other e-resources including RxTx, ClinicalKey, and STAT!Ref.
Training is available for individuals or groups needing basic orientation to the library resources or customized advanced training in using health databases. Please call or visit us to tailor the session to suit your needs and time constraints.
Evidence Based Medicine Resources
To help you identify the best resource to answer your clinical questions, we have created an Evidence Based Medicine algorithm (http://www.mountsinai.on.ca/ebm-toolkit). Access the algorithm on the Library Intranet (http://guides.hsict.library.utoronto.ca/ebm) or through the University of Toronto Libraries website (https://guides.library.utoronto.ca/ebm_mtsinai).
Photocopying and Printing
Copies can be made at a cost of 10 cents per page. For printing at MSH, cash or cheque only is accepted. Users are responsible for adhering to the provisions of the Copyright Act.