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Assistance on health topics for those who are not formally affiliated with the University of Toronto

Recommended sources: freely available

Try using MedlinePlus or TRIP (both in the Medical Sites part of this guide) to find high quality and highly relevant journal articles


Use PubMed

  • millions of articles on all aspects of medicine from reputable scholarly and a few popular journals
  • try their tutorials and quick tours
  • also included are many journals which offer free full text; to find these:
    • do your search
    • look for the filter sidebar on the left side of the results screen
    • look there for "free full text available" near the top of that column


do a subject search in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) for free access to citations retrieved

Recommended sources: University of Toronto affiliation or LIRA workstation required