Canadians will have free online access to research funded by NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR

Effective May 1st, 2015, “the harmonized Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications requires all peer-reviewed journal publications funded by one of the three federal granting agencies to be freely available online within 12 months. Canada’s three federal granting agencies are: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)”. (1)

1.    Minister Holder Announces New Open Access Policy for Research [press release]. February 27, 2015.

It’s Heart Month! Check out our Heart & Vascular resource guide

If you’re wondering what you can get from the library on cardiovascular topics, see our online guide. You’ll find a variety of books, journals, databases, and websites that were selected by a St. Mike’s information specialist.

heart & vascular guide

A complete list of library guides is available here.

New Books for Specialized Complex Care

We at the library are always looking for new books to add to our collection. Check out these new titles for Specialized Complex Care; most of them are online, so you don’t even have to leave your desk! If you have suggestions for new books relevant to your area, be sure to contact the library.


Litt’s Drug Eruptions and Reactions Manual


Nutrition in Intensive Care Medicine: Beyond Physiology


Integrative Strategies for Cancer Patients: A Practical Resource for Managing the Side Effects of Cancer Therapy

Palliative Care

Compact Clinical Guide to Cancer Pain Management

Palliative care : core skills and clinical competencies 

Safe Passage: A Global Spiritual Sourcebook for Care at the End of Life – available in the library WB310 .S128 2014


Antituberculosis chemotherapy

Applied Technologies in Pulmonary Medicine

Paediatric bronchoscopy 


Atlas of complicated abdominal emergencies:Tips On Laproscopic & Open Surgery

Principles and Techniques in Oncoplastic Breast Cancer Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgical Oncology: State-of-the-Art Cancer Management 

 Minimally Invasive Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery: Textbook and Atlas