Library Link: December 2018

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Library Link: October 2018

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Deceptive publishing: Be aware

The University of Toronto Libraries recently released an informative checklist to help researchers identify deceptive publishers, also known as ‘predatory journals’.  These publishers are for-profit entities that “purport to publish high quality academic research, but who do not follow accepted scholarly publishing best practices. Their ultimate goal is to make money, not publish quality research. Being associated with a deceptive publisher can lead to financial loss as a result of inappropriate fees, or be harmful to your reputation and that of your institution, even impeding the promotion and tenure process.”

For more information and to access the checklist see:


Library Link: September 2018

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Our new Systematic Search Services Policy is here!


Back in March we shared the news about the development of a new library policy for delivering systematic and scoping review search services. The Health Sciences Library is thrilled to announce the completion of the Systematic Search Services Policy, now in effect.

Please find the Health Sciences Library Systematic Search Services Policy here as a PDF, and in the St. Michael’s Hospital Corporate Policies & Procedures System (CPPS) here (internal link for on-site users).

The objectives of this new policy are to:

  • harmonize services offered to all research teams;
  • ensure required project plans and protocols are in place before embarking on a new research study;
  • educate and support research teams with resources and background information to select the most appropriate methodology and review type for their research;
    share successful factors associated with completion and publication of a systematic or scoping review;
  • adhere to appropriate reporting guidelines and standards to enhance the quality and transparency of systematic and scoping reviews conducted at St. Michael’s Hospital;
  • uphold reputation of St. Michael’s Hospital researchers and research activities by supporting the delivery of high quality publications.

Please share any feedback or questions with us about our new policy by contacting or 416-864-5059.

September Workshops & Info Bites

H.S. Library workshops resume in September with four new classes: Planning your Systematic Review; Systematic Review, Scoping Review and Realist Review…What is the Difference ?; Credible Complimentary and Alternative Medicine Resources, and Systematic Grey Literature Searching.

Register through the Learning Centre, or by emailing us.

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