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Research Guides

Open, Free & Affordable Course Materials

Selective list of major OER repositories, sources of open university courseware, and zero-to-low cost material licensed by the University of Toronto.


Health On the Net's HONmedia is a repository containing more than 6,800 medical images and videos on more than 1,700 topics. HONmedia is indexed and classified using MeSH headings.

Health Education Assets Library (HEAL)

Health Education Assets Library (HEAL) is a digital library of healthcare education resources. In collaboration with the University of Utah, HEAL provides access to over 22,000 images, videos, presentations, audio files and animations designed to support the teaching of the health sciences.

Henry Stewart Talks

The Henry Stewart Talks is a collection of over 2,400 lectures by leading scientists in the biomedical and life sciences. You can browse by subject areas such as biochemistry, cancer, genetics and epigenetics, immunology, neuroscience and others, or search via keyword. 

Jarvis Physical Examination and Health Assessment Series

The Physical Examination and Health Assessment series contains over five hours of full-motion video on how to conduct physical exams, with developmental and cultural considerations highlighted throughout.

Knowledge Weavers Project

Hosted by the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, the Knowledge Weavers Project produces a variety of materials to assist with health sciences instruction. This includes: animations and images, interactive cases, tutorials and other tools.


MedEdPORTAL is a repository sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and contains peer-reviewed materials designed for medical and dental educators. 

New England Journal of Medicine - Medical Videos

NEJM's Videos in Clinical Medicine provide explanatory videos of procedures, technologies and techniques employed in clinical medicine. This is licensed by University of Toronto Libraries.


MedlinePlus is a health encyclopedia produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains more than 400 videos on anatomy, body systems, and surgical procedures. 

Tough Talk

The University of Washington's Tough Talk is a toolbox of resources developed to assist medical educators who are teaching ethics and communication. 

Don't Forget!

Check the multidisciplinary tab for other health & life sciences-related course materials.