Resources & Services

​​Our Resources

The UHN Libraries carry a wide range of electronic and print materials designed to meet the needs of clients at the University Health Network.

Some of our resources include:

  • Comprehensive book and journal collections from respected publishers such as Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Springer, BMJ, Jones and Bartlett, Oxford University Press and McGraw-Hill  
  • More than 8,100 e-books and 3,066 electronic journals
  • Major online databases and aggregation services such as MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, EMBASE, Clinical Key, and ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health
  • Evidence-based online resources such as the Cochrane Library, BMJ Best Practice, and PEN

All UHN clients may borrow materials from the UHN Libraries. All journals, with the exception of the current issue, may be signed out for one week. All books, with the exception of Reference and Ready Reference books, may be signed out for three weeks. Materials may be renewed up to two times.

To search the Library's collection, please use UHN OneSearch.

Other libraries please submit your requests by email to

Our Services

UHN Libraries provide a variety of services to UHN staff, physicians and students to meet their information needs, including research, training and document delivery.

Expert Assistance

The Library offers literature searches, including assistance with searches for systematic review work, on all online databases for UHN staff and students. For more information, contact the appropriate Information Specialist.

UHN Information Specialists provide Clinical Librarian services to the departments of Family and Community Medicine, General Surgery, Psychiatry and the Bariatric Program. By attending meeting such as morning reports and quality care rounds, where patient care is discussed regularly, librarians bring the skills of an expert searcher to the point of clinical need.

Information Literacy

Library staff provide customized information literacy training in two specific areas: (1) effective mining of bio-medical databases for evidence-based information and (2) keeping current with new internet and health sciences information developments. The venues for structured training include a combination of one-on-one and group training sessions, as well as group workshops conducted at all sites. Our most popular workshops include PubMed: Tips and Tricks, MEDLINE Power Searching, Google, Google Scholar & You, EndNote from Scratch, and CINAHL.

Document Delivery

This service is available to all UHN employees. Clients may request books and/or journals from the library's collections at any site at no cost. Turnaround time is usually within two to three business days unless otherwise specified.

Items not available in the UHN libraries may be requested from other libraries around the world. Materials usually arrive within three to four business days. Borrowing/retrieval fees may apply. Please submit your requests by email to

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