Are you hiring a student to do a systematic review, scoping review, etc. project?

To ensure a smooth and positive experience for students and guarantee the rigour of KS projects, follow the six elements highlighted in this primer. Feel free to contact the library for more resources to support students further.

Things to consider before getting involved with a systematic review (Students edition)

Are you a student interested in partaking in a knowledge synthesis (KS) project (e.g. systematic review, scoping review, etc.) as part of your placements or positions with Unity Health Toronto? This primer is for you.

St. Joseph’s 100th Anniversary- Archival Projects

This year, St. Joe’s celebrates a century of exemplary care in the west end of Toronto!  The St. Joe’s 100th Anniversary Archives Working Group has been meeting since last year to find fun and innovative ways to incorporate the Health Centre’s rich history into its centenary celebrations.

Those initiatives include:

  • An updated timeline of St. Joe’s milestones and medical “firsts”.
  • A digital photo book featuring familiar and never-before-seen images from our vault of historical documents.
  • Bi-weekly Throwback Thursday posts on the Library’s Twitter feed highlighting fun facts and archival photos.
  • Archival display cases located near the cafeteria exhibiting antique medical devices, nursing school memorabilia, and many other historical artefacts.
  • Memory Walk: A “memory walk” in the hallway between the cafeteria and the Our Lady of Mercy wing will present a series of posters.  With two posters for each decade – one tracing the building development of St. Joe’s and one presenting a personal interest story – we hope viewers will round out their knowledge and appreciation of some of our many accomplishments.  
  • COMING SOON: A virtual version of the “memory walk” will be available soon in the format of an interactive map. 

You’ll be able to click each step of the way down the walk for more information!  Check back soon!

Longwoods brought to you by Library Services at Unity Health Toronto

Longwoods™ publishes healthcare research, reports, and news for academics, scientists, clinicians, policy makers, and health administrators. One of its missions is to promote exchanges between researchers, health professionals, policy makers, and other stakeholders, especially in the Canadian context. Through Library Services, you have access to the following journals:  

It also offers access to various information formats such as videos and podcasts, news articles, a Canadian Jobsite, and a list of conferences in health care. You can use the search box or browse articles by topics. There are various topics to select from, including quality improvement, leadership development, long-term care, health care human resources, and more.  

You can access Longwoods directly from the publisher website or see our databases list at St. Michael’s, St. Joseph’s, or Providence. We encourage you to sign up for free to receive the Longwoods eLetter. An eLetter includes Resources Newsletter, Career, Event Alerts, and New Issue Alerts. To see samples, see here.  

New! Digitized Nursing History

The Archives at St. Michael’s Hospital are excited to announce 80 newsletters from the Alumnae of St. Michael’s School of Nursing have been digitized! We invite you to experience the collection for yourself and share the collection with colleagues, family, or friends who might enjoy this historical content. These newsletters are filled with a wealth of information relating to the nursing graduates and Canadian nursing and healthcare history. Visit the collection here: If you have any questions about the collection, please reach out to our archivist

Black History Month in 2021 and how Library Services can help

As we find ourselves spending more time at home, the need to engage with the world outside our walls becomes increasingly important. Here are some of the ways the team of Library Services are celebrating Black History Month (or Black Futures Month) virtually and remotely.

Learn about Local Black History.

Take Online Courses

Look to other Libraries

Help Make Canada a Better Place

Our Library catalogue

Black History Month coincides not only with new stay at home orders, but also the migration of the University of Toronto Libraries and our library catalogue to a brand new platform. So while we are ironing out the kinks with our new library catalogue (which we’re excited to share with you, you’ll love it), we hope you enjoy and take advantage of the outside resources that highlight some of the ways our staff is celebrating Black history this February.

We are always interested in adding to our Anti-BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) Racism resources and partnering with other initiatives at Unity Health. Please contact us if you have any ideas, suggestions or feedback.

We wish you a rewarding and enlightening Black History Month!