LRC Services

Journal Databases

Whether you already know the journal you would like to access, want to connect to one of our databases for a topic search or just want to see which journals are available, visit our Journal Databases section.

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PubMed  PubMed comprises over 23 million journal citations. This index is produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and is accessible to anyone on the web. If Michener subscribes to a particular journal, either individually or through a database, the article will show a Michener link, making full-text of the article available to authorized Michener users. You can view some concise library-created tutorials for help in getting started: PubMed Basic SearchPubMed using MeSHTips & Tricks for Searching PubMed. For help using PubMed, check out this PubMed basics handout.

Full Text Finder (Journal A-Z)  Select the link next to Full Text Finder and use it to find out which journals we subscribe to (both print and online) and link to the journal homepage or our catalogue.

Cochrane Library Cochrane Systematic Reviews investigate the effects of interventions for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation in a healthcare setting in support of evidence-based medicine. Full-text access is limited to authorized Michener users.

EBSCOhost Approximately 4000 full text titles are available from this aggregator which provides electronic journals licensed from various publishers. Access to this collection is limited to authorized Michener users. Includes these databases:

Medical Databases

  • Nursing & Allied Health Collection: Comprehensive Edition
  • Medline with Full Text
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text
  • Alt-HealthWatch
  • Health Business Fulltext Elite

Education Databases

  • Professional Development Collection
  • ERIC

ScienceDirect College Edition Almost 1400 full-text online journals from Elsevier Science. Full-text access is limited to authorized Michener users. Note that tables of contents and abstracts are available for many more Elsevier journals that we do not subscribe to.

Wiley Online Library STM Collection Over 800 science, technology and medicine online journals from John Wiley & Sons, including content from the key imprints Wiley-Blackwell, Wiley-VCH, Jossey-Bass, and from hundreds of scholarly and professional societies. Articles with full text access are marked with an icon depicting an open lock. Full-text access is limited to authorized Michener users.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Please send us an email or call us at 416-596-3123. LRC staff can provide training and support for using journal databases to find articles.

Free-access journals

Directory of Open Access Journals This directory provides free access to almost 10,000 full text journals and is hosted by Lund University Libraries (Sweden).

Free Medical Journals.com Over 4,000 free online medical journal titles can be sorted alphabetically or by specialty. The list includes journals grouped by category: free full text, free one to six months after publication, free one year after publication, etc.

Ingenta A journal index with free access, where available, to the article summaries of over 26,000 publications. Full-text articles of 4.5 million articles from 13,500 publications are available to subscribers, or by pay-per-view. Michener subscribes to selected journals only which are listed under Individual Journal Titles.

PubMed Central A digital archive of life sciences journal literature managed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Access is free and unrestricted and includes BioMed Central articles.

PubMed Health – This database is provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). It specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports. PubMed Health provides summaries and full texts of selected systematic reviews.

Textbook List

Textbooks can be purchased in person at the University of Toronto Bookstore, 214 College Street. You can also purchase your textbooks online. Start by choosing Michener as your Select a Campus Term and continue filling in the requested information for each course to generate a book list.

Phone: 416-640-5830
Canada-wide toll free number: 1-800-387-4420

Information required for personal orders placed by phone or fax:

  • Author and Title; ISBN number (If available)
  • Personal Information: Name, Address, Phone Number, Credit Card Information

Please feel free to post your textbook requirements on Michener’s Student Success Network Facebook page.

Textbook List

eBooks

The eBooks on EBSCOhost collection includes nearly 200 electronic books purchased by the LRC to meet the needs of our users. The collection can be read 24 hours a day via the Internet by Michener users. eBooks on EBSCOhost also has over 3,000 publicly accessible classics of literature and history.

eBooks on EBSCOhost FAQs

  1. Can I access eBooks on EBSCOhost from home?
  2. How do I find out which titles are available?
  3. How do I search within the eBooks on EBSCOhost collection?
  4. Why should I sign up for a My EBSCOhost Folder?
  5. How do I create a My EBSCOhost Folder?
  6. How do I read an eBook on EBSCOhost?
  7. Can I download eBooks on EBSCOhost to my computer/a reading device?
  8. Can I print from eBooks on EBSCOhost?

Can I access eBooks on EBSCOhost from home?

  • Yes, authorized Michener users can access eBooks from home using their network/Outlook (email) username and password.

How do I find out which titles are available?

  • If you do a search in the LRC’s catalogue, titles that we subscribe to will be marked with a computer icon and will have a link to “Connect to this resource”. This will connect you directly to the title.
  • To see all of the full-text eBooks, including those that are publicly accessible, connect to eBooks on EBSCOhost . In the search field, enter (FT Y OR FT N).

How do I search within the eBooks on EBSCOhost database?

  • Go to eBooks on EBSCOhost and enter your search terms in the basic search box at the top of the page; use the Search Options below to set your options.
  • Use the advanced search to get more options.

Why should I sign up for a My EBSCOhost Folder?

  • Establishing an account allows you to create a list of links to your favorite eBooks on EBSCOhost and to add notes within any eBook. This account will allow you to work within all of the EBSCOhost databases, not just eBooks.

How do I create a My EBSCOhost Folder?

  • Click on Sign In near the upper right hand corner of the search page. Select Create a New Account.
  • Enter the requested information.
  • Select the Save Changes button.

How do I read an eBook on EBSCOhost?

  • You can read the eBook by clicking on eBook Full Text. While it is being viewed, nobody else can read the book.
  • To move from page to page, at the bottom of the screen, click on the right or left arrow, or enter a page number in the box and click on Go. Use the Table of Contents to access individual chapters, or click on the first icon under Tools (on the right side) to find individual words in the text.

Can I download eBooks on EBSCOhost to my computer/a reading device?

  • Currently, Michener’s eBooks on EBSCOhost may not be downloaded.

Can I print from eBooks on EBSCOhost?

You can print individual pages for educational and research purposes by using the print icon under Tools (on the right side). All subscribed titles are copyrighted.

Anatomy & Physiology Resource Centre

The Anatomy and Physiology Resource Centre has a collection of encased human tissues, osseous materials, anatomical models, and interactive computer programs. The centre is located in rooms 701/703, and is open evenings for independent study. Evening hours vary during the academic year according to demand — consult Hours & Contact for availability. Please note that Michener ID cards are required to access this centre and that cameras are strictly forbidden.

Dry Lab

The Dry Lab contains a collection of anatomy models and equipment available for in-library use. The photo gallery below will give you an idea of the items available.

LRC staff are always looking to develop the Dry Lab. Please contact LRC staff with any suggestions.

dry lab 1

Human Torso (24 pieces with detachable head)

dry lab 2

Human Skull, Numbered

dry lab 3

‘Wilma’ Wound Foot

dry lab 4

Respiratory Organs (6 pieces, life-size)

dry lab 5

Blood Pressure Units and Stethoscopes

dry lab 6

Skeleton

iPads

The LRC has iPads available to borrow for full-time students and staff. The iPads are loaded with anatomy apps and borrowers are welcome to download apps from their personal iTunes accounts.

Borrowers have the option to borrow for one week or in-library use.  For a one week loan, borrowers must read and agree to an iPad Lending Agreement before checking out an iPad.  For in-library use, borrowers simply need to present their Michener card at the circulation desk.

Speak to LRC staff in person if you would like to borrow an iPad. Contact us anytime with questions or suggestions.

Library Accessibility

Michener Library and Learning Resource Centre will accommodate students, staff and faculty with disabilities to access resources and services.

Retrieving Items from Shelves

Library staff will be happy to retrieve materials from shelves that are not physically accessible to our users with disabilities.  Please provide a list of call numbers to staff at the circulation desk.  We will retrieve the items immediately if possible, but there may be a delay of up to 24 hours if staffing is limited.  If you would like to have material available for pick-up at a certain time, please provide us with the call numbers ahead of time either in person, by phone, or by emailing lrc@michener.ca.

Photocopying Services

A self-service photocopier is available in the LRC and can be used with Michener student ID.  You can request assistance from LRC staff in use of the photocopier.

Requesting Alternate Formats for Print Materials in the Library

Handouts and user guides can be provided in accessible formats upon request.

Users with print disabilities who require a few pages or chapters of a library book or articles in journals in electronic format can ask LRC staff to assist with scanning the required material.

Users with print disabilities who require an entire library book should make the request as early as possible.  LRC staff will arrange to scan requests or obtain a digital copy of the required material from the publisher.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our accessibility services or would like to provide feedback, please send us an email or call us at 416-596-3123.

Becoming a Member

You don’t have to be a student, faculty, or staff at Michener to be a member of the LRC. Just follow these steps to join:

Registration

  1. Complete an application form.
  2. Present personal identification.
  3. Pay the annual membership fee of $50.00.

A membership card will be issued. Please present this card to check out items.

Borrowing Privileges

Books and journals may be borrowed for 2 weeks. Exceptions:

  • Short term loan books may be used within the LRC only.  They can be found behind the circulation station.
  • Audiovisual materials may be viewed within the LRC only.

Up to three renewals are possible, unless another borrower has requested the item. Renew items by email.

Discover Our Resources

Membership allows registered patrons to borrow print items from our Circulating Collection and Periodical Collection. All other materials are available for use on-site.

Our catalogue facilitates searching our book and audiovisual collections, eBooks, Dry Lab collection, and print and electronic journal titles. This includes our collection of examination review guides, laboratory standards, and government documents.

Electronic Journals

Full-text electronic journals and indexes (PubMed, CINAHL) are accessible to members on-site.

Photocopying/Scanning

Photocopying is not available to Members, but you may scan documents at no charge. Scanning is subject to the limits of the fair dealing provision in the Copyright Act.