Library Resources

Library services are available for all staff, physicians and students of North York General Hospital.

Interlibrary loans
If you require hospital/health-related books or journal articles which are not held in the Library, we will try to obtain them for you. As a member of the Health Science Information Consortium of Toronto, our main sources for loans are the University of Toronto, and other hospital and health science libraries in the Toronto region. 

Books and journals
The Library's collection includes books, journals and audiocassettes in medicine, nursing and allied health disciplines, as well as health administration. Most items are available for loan, with the exception of reference texts and current journal issues. The loan period is two weeks.


  • EBSCO Databases  — CINAHL, Medline
  • OVID Online
  • NLM - PubMed Medline
  • AAO Red Book
  • Note: To access the databases externally, contact the librarian at

Practice guidelines

Medical sites

  • Canadian Medical Association
  • Hardin Meta Directory 
    A directory of lists of medical, nursing and pharmacy websites
  • Medscape 
    Full-text clinical articles, patient information, medical news, as well as free access to Medline; registration required.
  • NCI's Cancer
    Cancer information for patients, health professionals and researchers: clinical trials, reviews of treatment, screening and prevention. 

Nursing sites

Consumer health/Patient education

Government sites 

Dictionaries and other reference tools