Library Information for UBC Students,
Staff & Faculty at St. Paul’s Hospital
As of 1 May 2013, the UBC Library no longer operates a branch at St. Paul’s Hospital. For more information, go to
about.library.ubc.ca/changes/communications/ & about.library.ubc.ca/changes/faq/. For questions or comments
about the new service model for students, staff, faculty, and affiliated hospital researchers at SPH, contact the Head
of Woodward Library - Aleteia Greenwood via phone 604-822-0689 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Providence Building Level 1 Room 1555 continues to be operated by UBC Faculty of Medicine and is available for
students, staff, faculty, and affiliated hospital staff for research and study. For now, access is available on request
by contacting Paladin Security via phone 604-682-2344 local 4777 (or direct line 604-677-3734) or in person at the
Security Desk in Emergency (Burrard Floor 1). Future access via card reader is planned. For more information
about access issues to the space, contact Medical Education - Jana Ogdenova via phone 604-806-8465 or email
UBC Wi-Fi www.wireless.ubc.ca (ubcsecure only, CWL required) is available in the area. Internet Access (Ethernet)
Ports are situated in Room 1555.
PHC/VCH Wi-Fi is available only for PHC/VCH owned VTAG’d equipment; contact PHC IMIS Help Desk at 604-806-
9333 or email email@example.com for more information.
The UBC Library www.library.ubc.ca licenses many thousands of e-journals and e-books, including significant health
e-collections - almost all with remote access.
LIBRARY CARDS: services.library.ubc.ca/borrowing/library-cards/
A library card is required to obtain most services. With photo identification and a student or employee number, UBC
students (including medical and pharmacy residents), staff, & faculty may pick up their official UBC identification
card - the UBCcard www.ubccard.ubc.ca - in person at the UBCcard office in the Point Grey campus bookstore
www.bookstore.ubc.ca; or, apply online at https://www.ubccard.ubc.ca/UBCCardApplication/LogIn.action. By default
for two weeks, the initial PIN is the last 5 digits of the barcode. Faculty may authorize others to access services in
their name; go to services.library.ubc.ca/files/2011/04/facauthform.pdf.
CAMPUS WIDE LOGIN (CWL): www.cwl.ubc.ca
A campus wide login provides access to some Library e-services and is required to access UBC Wi-Fi and Ethernet.
Self register for an account online with your student or employee number.
UBC LIBRARY WEB: www.library.ubc.ca
Access to the UBC catalogue, research guides, handouts & tutorials, indexes & databases resources.library.ubc.ca,
full-text e-journals & e-books, document delivery (borrow from UBC branches) & interlibrary loan (borrow from other
libraries) services, My Library Account (renewals, check DocDel/ILL/recall requests) is available on the Library Web.
Selected citation databases include: Biosis, CAB Global Health, CINAHL, Conference Papers Index, EMBASE,
Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management, Health & Psychosocial Instruments, International Pharmaceutical
Abstracts, MEDLINE, Native Health Database, PapersFirst, ProceedingsFirst, PsycINFO, PubMed, Smoking &
Health Database, SportDiscus, SciFinder, and Web of Science. Most of the citation databases provide seamless e-
linking to full-text e-articles and to print journal search in the catalogue for order via document delivery; articles are
delivered post-to-web. Look for the UBC eLink icon.
Point-of-care e-resources include ACP Medicine (Best Dx/Rx), Clinical Evidence, Dynamed, and First Consult.
Other selected full-text databases include Access Medicine, BioMed Central, Biomedical Reference Collection,
Books@Ovid, Canadian Health Research Collection, CANSIM (Statistics Canada), CCOHS Web, Cochrane
databases, Consumer Health Complete, e-Therapeutics (e-CPS +), Health Reference Center, JNCI Online, JSTOR,
LexisNexis, MD Consult, Mental Measurements Yearbook, NAP National Academies Press, Natural Standard,
Nature Protocols, Primal Pictures, Proquest Dissertations & Theses, PsycBOOKS, PsychiatryOnline, Springer
Protocols, STATnetBASE, Theses Canada Portal, and more.
Use RefWorks refworks.library.ubc.ca to create personal databases, manage citations, and format in-text references
and bibliographies automatically in MS Word.
For Scholarly Communications information, including copyright copyright.ubc.ca/ and author rights, see
For UBC’s Institutional Repository for digital information – cIRcle - go to circle.ubc.ca.
REMOTE ACCESS to e-resources licensed for UBC:
CONNECTING FROM HOME OR OFFICE:
• EZProxy requires a UBCard/PIN, a Faculty Authorization library card/PIN, or a CWL account. When
connecting to a UBC licensed e-resource, it will automatically determine that you are accessing remotely
and ask you to login.
CONNECTING FROM PROVIDENCE HEALTH CARE (PHC) Intranet:
• PHC supports remote access via EZProxy as detailed above.
E-RESOURCES LICENSED FOR PHC STAFF (including residents) ON PHC WORKSTATIONS:
Access to some databases and full-text is licensed for PHC staff and is available on all PHC Internet-connected
computers from PHC Connect intranet.phc.ca. Under the ‘clinical’ tab, click on Electronic Health Library Resources
(e-HLbc); online providers include Ovid ovidsp.ovid.com and Ebsco search.ebscohost.com. Other licensed
resources include: e-CPS, Drug Information – LexiComp Online, and UpToDate (the latter is not licensed for UBC).
DOCUMENT DELIVERY (DocDel) & INTERLIBRARY LOAN (ILL) SERVICES:
services.library.ubc.ca/borrowing/docdel/ & services.library.ubc.ca/borrowing-services/ill/
To obtain print material from other UBC branches, place a docdel order while you are in an article database (eg.
MEDLINE – click on the icon, or in the UBC catalogue.
Articles are delivered post-to-web. For items not available at UBC, self-order through the ILL service:
STUDENT EMAIL SERVICE: www.students.ubc.ca/email
Replacing Netinfo / myUBC as of June 2012, the Student Email Service is an optional combination of email aliasing,
forwarding, and UBC hosted mailbox. Users of this service can obtain a UBC email address, firstname.lastname@example.org,
which can be forwarded to either an external or UBC hosted mailbox. For more information, see
REFERENCE SERVICES: services.library.ubc.ca & help.library.ubc.ca/
Reference service is provided by Woodward Library – phone 604-822-4440, email email@example.com. Research
consults and teaching sessions are available for individuals or groups – email firstname.lastname@example.org. Some
guides are available at http://www.library.ubc.ca/life/instruction/. Contact library e-forms are available at
www.library.ubc.ca/stpauls/about/information.pdf & www.library.ubc.ca/stpauls/about/residents.pdf rev 2013 jl 2 bjs