New and improved library search interface at St. Joseph’s and Providence!

Unity Health Toronto Library Services has been working hard to harmonize the library collections for all three hospital sites to provide equitable access to resources wherever possible, for more information please visit our blog. Library Services is excited to announce the next phase of this harmonization work, which are new and improved search functionalities and interface at St. Joseph’s and Providence! Utilizing the University of Toronto’s catalogue, library users at St. Joseph’s and Providence will be able to search for print and electronic material at their home library in one simple search bar. Combining the print and electronic material into one search bar will simplify the searching process for library material at these sites.

What’s changing?

St. Joseph’s

St. Joseph’s library website – new search bar: coming soon! Type your search in here:

You’ll be directed to a new page hosted by the University of Toronto. Please note: you do not need to be affiliated with the University of Toronto to use or borrow St. Joseph’s print and electronic material.

St. Joseph’s new library catalogue hosted by University of Toronto will look like this:

Providence

Providence’s library website – new search bar: coming soon! Type your search in here:

You’ll be directed to a new page hosted by the University of Toronto. Please note: You do not need to be affiliated with the University of Toronto to use or borrow Providence’s print and electronic material.

Providence’s new library catalogue hosted by University of Toronto will look like this:


Some examples

Results will be shown on the University of Toronto library site like so, we’re a part of a shared catalogue with other health sciences libraries so you might see availabilities from other sites as well as our own. Note: For off site access please ensure you are properly logged into the VPN to access material.

Example of a eBook available at St. Joes
As mentioned above, resources may be available at numerous different sites, this is because we are a part of a health sciences library network. Even though you may see multiple hospitals listed, every result listed on the results page will be accessible as part of the library collection for your home site
Example of what a print material may look like at Providence
Example of an e-journal

When are the changes happening?

Changes will be rolling out over the next several months, want to stay informed for Library upgrades, changes, and news? Signup for a monthly Newsletter here, and be sure to follow us on Twitter and feel free to email us at hslibrary@smh.ca. The new search interface for St. Joseph’s and Providence are just the beginning of many new and exciting changes that will be coming from the Library!

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