Library Services


HealthSearch is a fee-based health information research service providing custom tailored medical and health- related information to health professionals and organizations outside the University Health Network community. It offers comprehensive and timely service at competitive rates. HealthSearch is a service of the University Health Network and operates within UHN Health Sciences Libraries.

Call HealthSearch when you need:

  • medical literature research on any aspect of specific disease or condition
  • information on current trends in health care
  • further information on sources cited in newspaper reports

HealthSearch benefits:

  • health care professionals in the community
  • physicians in private practice
  • law firms
  • pharmaceutical companies
  • government agencies
  • educational institutions

Fee Schedule

30 minutes minimum charge,
plus online costs
$80 per hour
Rush Service  
30 minutes minimum charge,
plus online costs
$110 per hour
Document Retrieval  
From local sources $17/$14-$15* per item
Rush service surcharge $10 per item
From out of town sources cost varies
Information Monitoring  
Monthly updates on a specific topic $100 per year
Current Contents  
Content pages of selected journals cost varies

Turnaround time: most requests can be filled within 2 business days. Rush (3 hour) service is available for an additional fee.

*Membership: Annual membership offers services at reduced rates.

For further information, please contact:
Margaret Aliharan
Manager, HealthSearch
University Health Network
200 Elizabeth Street, EN1-418
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2C4

Telphone: (416) 340-3259
Fax: (416) 597-2812


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