Discover evidence quickly at the library

The College library has a new online search tool that enables you to find articles, print and electronic books, and other resources with just one search box. Powered by EBSCO Discovery Service, the search box on the library page uses cloud technology to rapidly search millions of items at once and display the results in a single list. Here's how to get started:

1. Enter your search at

On the library page, enter your search terms in the search box and click on Search. If you want to search for a phrase, enclose your words in quotation marks (e.g. “chronic pain”).

2. Limit Your Results

Results are pulled from numerous databases and the library catalogue so the number of results can be very large. Brief records are initially displayed, including links to full text where available. You can refine your results by using the options on the left.

Some useful ways to limit and refine your search:

  • full text
  • books or articles
  • date range

Or, try another search with more search terms (e.g. chronic pain neck treatment).


3. Explore other clinically relevant resources

From the right-hand column, additional library sources external to the Discovery platform are available:

  • direct links to drug and therapeutics information and a drug interaction checker from e-Therapeutics+
  • find clinically important information in the point of care tool Best Practice, and the systematic review source, Clinical Evidence
  • locate drug information for mental health care in Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs Online

4. Use other tools for more structured searches

For focused searches in specific databases, point of care tools, drug resources, e-books, or the 

catalogue, just go to Search Library Materials on the left hand column of any library web page and select a resource. 

College librarians are available to send articles and bibliographies to library patrons on any question that arise in clinical practice. Please contact the College library online or phone 604-733-6671 to speak directly with a College librarian.

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