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Research & Scholarly Communication

The Library is committed to actively supporting Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) faculty, learners, and staff in performing outstanding research.

Research Consultations

Research consultations with a librarian are available by appointment. During a consultation, you can discuss your research with a knowledgeable librarian and get advice on search strategies, assistance with terminology, and guidance to and/or instruction on appropriate databases.

During a research consultation, the librarian will assist you to do your own searching. If you wish to submit a request for a literature search, please use our web request form.

How to request a research consultation:
Complete our Book a Librarian form and a librarian will coordinate a suitable time for your consultation.

Scholarly Publishing Support Service

This service provides NOSM faculty, learners, and staff with publication information that will aid them in making decisions about where to publish a manuscript.

Simply send an email to askthelibrary@nosm.ca and include the following information:

1) Brief description of the paper
2) Intended audience, e.g. surgeons, family doctors, nurses, etc.
3) Discipline(s), e.g. family medicine, oncology, etc.

A librarian will take the information you give us about your paper and use it to find peer-reviewed journals that fall within the appropriate scope/discipline/field. Should we need more details about your manuscript, we will follow-up via email.

You can expect to receive a list of journals that includes the following elements of information for each title:

  • Scope of the journal
  • Journal impact factor, when available
  • Where the journal is indexed, e.g. Medline, CINAHL, etc.
  • If the journal is open access, and if it fulfills the requirements under Tri-Agency Open Access Policy
  • A table of contents for the current issue
  • Author/manuscript guidlines

Tracking and Assessing Research Impact Service

Granting/funding agencies are known to request journal impact factor information and/or individual scholarly impact metrics. If you are working on a grant and need this type of information, you will be pleased to learn that the Library will compile and deliver these metrics to you.

To request this service send an email to askthelibrary@nosm.ca and include the following information:

1) Full names of all your research team members
2) Affiliation information for each team member (outside of NOSM). For example, if you/team member also have an affiliation with Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and the University of Toronto, include this information.
3) A complete list of all the journals for which impact factor information is required.
4) An updated list of publications for each member of your research team, or current CVs.
5) Time frame to be covered for scholarly impact metric, e.g. the last five years.

Once we receive this information, we will provide you with tabular and graphical representations of the impact factor information needed for your grant. Should we require additional details to complete your request, we will follow up with an email or phone call.

Looking to learn how to track your own research impact?

You can schedule a research consultation with a librarian to help you create a Google Scholar/ResearchGate profile or an ORCID account.

Complete our Book a Librarian form to schedule an appointment to learn more about how to track your own research impact.

Copyright

Visit our Copyright subject guide for resources to assist in answering your copyright questions.

Open Access

Visit our Open Access subject guide for resources to assist in answering your open access questions.