How to Guides



CIUSSS users (not JGH):

  1. Check if your libraries purchased the full text in OVID databases or CINAHL (links on the e-resources page)
  2. Check if the full text is open access:
  3. Request an Interlibrary Loan (your library staff will obtain the full text for you from another library)

JGH Users:

  1. Check if your libraries purchased the full text:
    • Look for the Find it @JGH button in biomedical databases
    • enable your library links in Google Scholar to simultaneously check if the library has it and if it is open access
  2. Check if the full text is open access:
  3. Request an Interlibrary Loan (your library staff will obtain the full text for you from another library)



To access all Library resources:

  1. Login to Citrix (inquire with your manager if you qualify for Citrix access)
  2. Open Google Chrome or Internet Explorer from within Citrix
  3. Go to the e-resources page on the CIUSSS Libraries Webpage

If you don’t have Citrix access:

  • JGH users can download the mobile apps for UpToDate and/or Nursing Reference Center Plus while on site and then be able to use them anywhere.
  • Contact your librarians for assistance.



Citation management tools

The CIUSSS Libraries recommend using the desktop versions of Endnote (if you have access) or Zotero (free alternative) to manage your bibliographic references and article PDF's.

Use these tools to:
  • keep track of bibliographic information about research materials (articles, books, tables, images etc.);
  • link to full text;
  • create bibliographies and cite your sources (Cite While You Write or CWYW);
  • manage resources for different research projects;
  • share references with other researchers.


  • You must install the programs on your individual desktop or laptop or use an online version (see below).
  • With the desktop versions of citation management tools such as EndNote and Zotero, the Cite-While-You-Write feature will only work if you have Microsoft Office installed on your hard drive (at home or on your work computer) i.e. not on the Citrix Network. Citrix does not allow these programs to communicate with Office.
  • EndNote can be downloaded for free by current McGill faculty and students.

Online tools

  • EndNote Web
    Accessible from anywhere you have Internet access. Can be synchronized with your desktop version of EndNote (for example: if you are at a workstation other than the one where you have Endnote installed, you can use Endnote web and then synchronize your work with your regular version of Endnote.
  • RefWorks
    An online research management, writing and collaboration tool ($100 USD per year, free 30 day trial). Import references the same way you do with EndNote.
  • Zotero
    Zotero can be downloaded on your hard drive or be added as a plugin to your browser (Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari). The desktop version must be combined to a plugin for your browser. It is possible to sync your collections online for back up purpose and to access them from a browser anywhere.



Guides on using images :

Places I can search for images I can legally use

  • Openverse (formerly - Searches only freely licensed images.
  • Public Health Image Library (PHIL) | CDC - Most of the images in the collection are in the public domain and are thus free of any copyright restrictions. If you look directly beneath the image you will see a fair use statement that tells you if the image is public domain or copyright protected.
  • The Wellcome Collection Images contains many freely available images.
  • Exercise caution with the usage rights tool for Google Images :
    After running your search, click tools (under search box on the right), then select usage rights. Note: all images are "labeled as", this does not mean that is what they are : read the disclaimers on each site.
  • Also, exercise caution with Bing Images : After searching, click "Filter" in the top right of the page, then select “License type”.

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