NEW! JAMA Evidence

JAMA Evidence is an online resource to help identify the best available evidence by providing guides to the systematic consideration of the validity, importance, and applicability of claims about the assessment of health problems and the outcomes of health care.

Features of JAMA Evidence:

  • Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature: A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice, 3rd Edition
  • The Rational Clinical Examination: Evidence-Based Clinical Diagnosis
  • Care at the Close of Life: Evidence and Experience

Others tools and resources include:

  • Calculators: Calculators are functional, interactive tools designed to enhance the user’s understanding of statistical and mathematical relationships in EBM. Review the Risk Reduction Calculator for free.
  • Education Guides: A robust library of PowerPoint slide sets aimed at instruction and learning of EBM concepts. They are linked to related content and are available through search.
  • Glossary: Browse more than 900 EBM terms and definitions from the global navigation button.

Try JAMA Evidence now until September 20, 2017, and share your feedback to let us know what you think.

Our top 10 most popular “Popular Health & Science” books

According to our check-out statistics, these are the titles that St. Mike’s library users are loving:

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  1. The Power of Habit: Why we do what we do in life and business by Charles Duhigg
  2. The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  3. The Cure for Everything: Untangling the twisted messages about health, fitness, and happiness by Timothy Caufield
  4. The Organized Mind: Thinking straight in the age of information overload by Daniel Levitin
  5. Statistics Done Wrong: The woefully complete guide by Alex Reinhart
  6. I Think You’ll Find it’s a Bit More Complicated Than That: Selected writing by Ben Goldacre
  7. Missing Microbes: How the overuse of antibiotics is fueling our modern plagues by Martin J. Blaser
  8. Inheritance: How our genes change our lives, and our lives change our genes by Sharon Moalem
  9. The Sports Gene: Inside the science of extraordinary athletic performance by David Epstein
  10. Dr. Mutter’s Marvels: A true tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz

Why not check them out yourself for some great summer reading? All you need to bring is your SMH I.D. badge.

For questions, contact

Desk Yoga

DeskYogaJoin us on Thursday, April 6th for desk yoga led by Shivalee Paliwal, a Consultant from Corporate Health & Safety Services at St. Michael’s Hospital. Two sessions are open for registration: 1pm-2pm & 2pm-3pm. To register please contact the Health Sciences Library at or 416-864-5059. This is the sixth session in our very popular Quiet Down @ the Library stress reduction series – we hope to see you there!

Get your Mendeley upgrade before March 31st!

Mendeley, like Endnote or Refworks, is a bibliographic management system. With Mendeley you can:

  • Organize, read and annotate documents in one place
  • Connect and collaborate with millions of researchers worldwide
  • Store, share and cite your datasets with one secure online repository
  • Search for science and technology jobs in institutions worldwide (1)

Mendeley is cloud-based, so you can access your research anywhere. It also has the very convenient “cite as you write” plugin for Microsoft Word.

Best of all, Mendeley is FREE! And right now, you can take advantage of a free upgrade! 

The free upgrade gives you:

  • Increase in personal library size, from 2 GB to 5 GB
  • Increase in group storage, from 100 MB to 20 GB
  • Increase in private group size, from 3 to 25 members
  • Increase in number of private groups, from one to unlimited

The upgrade must be done on or before March 31st, 2017.

To upgrade, follow these steps: 

To take advantage of this offer you must use your St. Michael’s e-mail address as the registered e-mail with Mendeley – you can easily update your sign-in email address by going to My Account and update profile information on Mendeley Web:

Once you have your SMH e-mail registered you can upgrade by clicking on the upgrade button at:

For any questions, contact us at hslibrary@smhca or 416-864-5059


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