Epidemiology and Public 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. 

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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

Citation managers

These documents give you step-by-step instructions to the main functions of various citation managers, such as:

  • Creating an account
  • Creating folders
  • Exporting references
  • Removing duplicates
  • Creating a bibliography

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:


Encyclopedia of Biostatistics

Statistics for Biology and Health

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
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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:

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  • Infographics
  • Linking Google Scholar to Your Institution’s Library
  • Identifying Peer-Reviewed Content
  • and more...


Student Wellness

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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 libguide Covidence


To learn more about  Covidence:

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Covidence a amélioré sa fonction de récupération des PDFs / Covidence improved its PDF upload tool.

Voir le vidéo et les explications (en anglais) /  See tutorial and explanations : Improved bulk PDF upload tool

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

Citation Management

These documents give you step-by-step instructions to the main functions of various citation managers, such as:

  • Creating an account
  • Creating folders
  • Exporting references
  • Removing duplicates
  • Creating a bibliography

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.

Epidemiology and Public Health Librarian

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Peter Farrell
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Pour l'année scholaire 2022-2023, je travaille sur campus sur demnade, à RGN 1020S. S.v.p. m'envoyez un courriel en avant pour confirmer ma presence.

For the 2022-2023 school year, I am working from campus by demand at RGN 1020S. Email me ahead to confirm.

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