Academic Library Databases

DFCM-Produced Collections

Use our online library databases to browse specialized DFCM-produced works on family medicine. You’ll find resident projects, fellows’ papers, book reviews and quality improvement projects here.

RefShare Faculty Development Database

Created by the Centre for Faculty Development at the University of Toronto, this database contains references for books, articles, websites, conference proceedings, and more, often with links to the abstract or full-text. Some links are restricted to users affiliated with the University of Toronto.

To search the database:

Click on “Search” then “Advanced” and enter your search terms. Click the “Search” button.

To access full text for a reference:

Click the “Get it! UTL” button. Full text will be retrieved, if the item is available at University of Toronto Libraries. Full text access is restricted to University of Toronto affiliates.

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Academic Leadership Literature Database

The academic leadership literature database contains references for books, articles, websites, and leadership conferences and courses, and includes links to abstracts and/or full-text. Some links are restricted to users affiliated with the University of Toronto.

The literature is categorized under the following topic areas:

  • Family medicine
  • Leader characteristics and competencies – academic, clinical or general
  • Leader identification
  • Leadership challenges and problems
  • Leadership styles
  • Professional development – medical school, programs, curriculum, women, academic
  • Programs and courses available – U of T or external
  • Succession planning

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DFCM Academic Fellows’ Papers Database (Past Fellows’ Papers)

This database references DFCM Fellows' Papers from 1993 onwards. Search by year, title, author, subject or course name.

Access to material older than two years requires permission from your supervisors. Please email the DFCM Librarian and provide your proof of their permission.

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Family and Community Medicine Residents' Projects Index (Past Residents’ Projects)

This database indexes research papers completed by residents in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, from 1981 to the present. Search by  author, title, date, or subject. This is a full-text database available in pdf form. Projects are password protected. Please contact the librarian for the password.

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DFCM Quality Improvement (QI) Project Database

This database indexes QI Projects completed by family medicine residents, faculty and interprofessional care team members from the academic sites affiliated with the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

Projects are retrievable via searching by author, title, or hospital, as well as by the six quality dimensions (patient centeredness, equality, efficiency, effectiveness, timeliness (access), safety) and are in pdf form. Currently, the index contains only family medicine resident-led projects. Projects are password protected. Please contact the librarian for the password.

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DFCM Academic Fellowship and Graduate Studies Program Book Review Database

This database contains reviews of books on clinical education and teaching completed by graduate students and academic fellows in the Department of Family and Community Medicine Graduate Studies Program at the University of Toronto.

The book reviews can be browsed by the title of the book being reviewed or searched by typing a search word in the search box below. Reviews are password protected. Please contact the librarian for the password.

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