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College of Rehabilitation Sciences: After Graduation

Guide for OT, PT, RT, and MSc Rehab

Free Databases

University of Manitoba Alumni

Library services to University of Manitoba Alumni include a free Library Card and access to a limited set of databases remotely.  Your free library card may be used to sign out books, journals and access electronic materials in any UM Library. Not very many of the databases available remotely to UM Alumni are relevant to the health care field.  However, going to a UM Library will allow you to access all resources currently available to faculty, staff and students.

Employed in Manitoba?

If you are employed by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) you are entitled to services through the WRHA Virtual Library.  The WRHA VL licenses a number of resources for WRHA staff to access remotely. 

If you are employed by one of the health regions outside of Winnipeg you maybe able to access Library Services and resources through the MHIKNET Library Service.  This service will provide you with Literature Searches and Document Delivery to your desktop in addition to many other services.  There is no remote access to electronic databases and journals for clients of this service.

Provincial License to UpToDate.  Manitoba Health pays for a provincial license to UpToDate for healthcare providers and students at Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living, the University of Manitoba, the Regional Health Authorities of Manitoba, CancerCare Manitoba, Diagnostic Services of Manitoba, and Doctors Manitoba.

Access through other means

As a professional you may be able to receive reduced prices for individual subscriptions to your favorite databases. Check with vendors to see what your options are.  In addition, check to see if you have access through:

  • a professional association
  • an employeer