Many students ask us about access to the ejournals and databases after graduation. Unfortunately, the University of Toronto Libraries cannot provide you with the same resources that you had while a student here.
Here are some suggestions of where you might go for information during your professional career:
- Hospital Library: If you will be working in a hospital, check out the library and its collection. Hospital libraries provide resources based on the needs of the staff that work there and the services provided by the institution.
- Your Professional Association: Many associations provide online information resources as part of your membership benefits. Check out your association by clicking on the relevant tab above.
- In person research at a university library. Here at the University of Toronto you can use a LIRA workstation (Library & Information Resources Account) to access the electronic resources in five libraries on campus. We recomend that you bring an USB flash drive to save your searches and pdfs of ejournal articles. Other libraries on campus and other university libraries will have similar arrangements.
- Public Libraries in Ontario may provide access to databases relevant to your practice. Sign up for a membership at the library in the city where you live or work.
- Free Resources: Look at some of the suggested Open Access Resources for ideas about how you can stay up to date in your practice. These resources will have varying degrees of openness. For example, the PubMed database is free to search and some journal articles that are found may also be free but many others will require that you pay for access.