Population Health



This guide will help you find the information you need for your studies. Please use the menu on the left to navigate the guide. 

The Health Sciences Library (RGN) and the Morisset Library (main campus) are now open! Some library services are affected by the current pandemic. Please check the Library's service updates page for up to date information on our services and the libraries opening hours.

Academic year 2023/2024

Health Sciences Library Hours

Hours : 

  • Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • Friday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The service desk closes 15 minutes earlier than the library.


Feel free to consult our Basic guide to uOttawa Library Services and discover the essential of our library services, resources, trainings and more...

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**NEW** Library Workshops

Search Tips

Start by formulating a solid search strategy

Before you begin searching the literature, it's important to have properly defined your topic and chosen appropriate key words.



Choose appropriate search tools:


Find Articles

Key databases

Can't find full-text? Try RACER

If you cannot find an article full-text through OMNI or one of our databases, you can use the interlibrary loan service to request it from another university. More about interlibrary loan, including instructions.

Find Grey Literature

Read our grey literature research guide

What is Grey Literature?

Grey literature is defined as information "produced on all levels of government, academics, business and industry in electronic and print formats not controlled by commercial publishing" Greynet

Here are some example of Grey Literature:

  • Reports (Annual, Government, Technical, etc.)
  • Research papers
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Patents
  • Statistics
  • Clinical Trials
  • Conference Proceedings
  • and more

Selected Grey Literature Repositories

There are many places to find grey literature. Where you look, depends on your research question. Below are some selected resources that researchers have found useful in population health.

Find Books and eBooks

Find books


Omni is the Library catalogue which will give you access to the complete library collection, including books, ebooks, journals, videos, and more:


Research Method

Encyclopedia of Biostatistics

Electronic Books

Here is a non-exhaustive list of e-book collections in Health and Medicine.

Self-Learning Videos

Didacticiels / Tutorials

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Bienvenue aux Ateliers sur demande | Instant Workshops, petits cours gratuits et libres en compétences numériques au niveau de l’enseignement supérieur, tant en français qu’en anglais. Exemple de contenu:

  • Lier Google Scholar à la bibliothèque de votre établissement
  • Les Infographies
  • Gestionnaire de mots de passe
  • Identifier le contenu évalué par les pairs
  • et plus...


Welcome to Ateliers sur demande | Instant Workshops, free and open short lessons on digital skills for higher education in French and English. Here some presentations:

  • Blockers for Online Ads and Data Collection
  • Infographics
  • Linking Google Scholar to Your Institution’s Library
  • Identifying Peer-Reviewed Content
  • and more...


Student Wellness

Take a break from studying

Discover the Medical Humanities

The Library subscribes to countless films and music which you can stream online. Check it out!

     Films and videos

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Scoping and Systematic Reviews

Systematic Reviews: guides, manuals and videos

Systematic Reviews

If you want to explore and consulte the ressources of Cochrane Training




For more information on what you need to know when starting a comprehensive review, don't hesitate to consult the uOttawa Library Systematic Review Guide: https://uottawa.libguides.com/systematicreview

Scoping review : guides, manuals and videos

Scoping Review






University of Ottawa Library now has an institutional subscription to Covidence, a web-based software platform that streamlines the production of systematic reviews. It should be noted that, while Covidence specifically mentions systematic reviews, it has also been used for comprehensive literature reviews, scoping reviews, meta-syntheses, meta-narratives, and other types of literature reviews. It can also be used for any discipline including health sciences, medicine, social sciences, environmental sciences, biology, management, education, and so forth.


For more information, please visit our library research guide:

Cite your sources

Citation style guides

Learn about avoiding plagiarism and different citation styles in these guides from the Academic Writing Help Centre:

It is important to document every quotation, paraphrase and idea that is not your own.

Citation Style Manuals and Guides

Managing your citations

As you find more and more articles for your research, you may be wondering how to keep them all organized. Many researchers rely on citation management tools (software like Zotero, EndNote, and Mendeley) to help organize their research. More more about citation managers in our citation management research guide.

Help! / Research Assistance

I can help you

Having trouble finding the perfect article or resource for your research project? Or are you interested in undertaking a systematic review and don't know where to start? I can help! Whether it's on an individual basis or in a small group, I can meet with you to get your project started or to help you get out of a bind. Please use the appointment scheduling system below or contact me by email. Thank you.

Live Chat Service

Bibliothécaire | Librarian

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Nigèle Langlois
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Je travaille à la fois de la maison et au bureau, veuillez me contacter pour connaître mes disponibilités sur le campus.

Mon bureau se situe à la Bibliothèque des sciences de la santé, salle 1020G.

Couriel: nigele.langlois@uottawa.ca


I'm working both from home and at the office, please contact me for my availability on campus.

My office is located at the Health Sciences Library, room 1020G.

Email: nigele.langlois@uottawa.ca