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Medical Library Research Guide

WELCOME!

This guide is intended to be a introduction to the Medical Library and a tool that corresponds with the Introduction to Medical Library Resources Course. 

This 1-hour course introduces researchers to a wide variety of available electronic resources.  This provides a fast-paced, broad, strong starting point for faculty, staff, students and residents who are looking to access background medical information, professional medical literature, (for clinical care or publishing), prep CVs and much more.  

By the end of the class, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify and understand the availability, scope and relevance of a wide variety of health-related databases and search strategies

  • Understand the basics of searching with subject headings (MeSH) and keywords (basic searching in Ovid or PubMed)

  • Navigate the Ruth Lilly Medical Library website

  • Access full-text articles

UPCOMING CLASSES FROM THE MEDICAL LIBRARY

FOR ALL UPCOMING LIBRARY CLASSES GO HERE: http://library.medicine.iu.edu/services/classes

MEDICAL LIBRARY RESEARCH ASSISTANCE

If you are interested in learning more about library research and would like a training session, either with a group or individually, please contact the Medical Library Liaison for your department, unit, or campus. We can tailor classes to your specific needs and present classes in the library or at your place.

HELPFUL CONTACTS

Need help with downloading articles? Have questions about journals and books? Having trouble locating what you need? Have questions about the library's collections or hours?

  • Contact Ask-Med-Librarian. This service is available from 9am-5pm Monday through Friday when the library is open. You are guaranteed a response within 4 hours. Questions that are posted outside of these hours will be answered within 2 business days. Or you can call 317-274-7182.

Need to chat with a librarian?

Have access problems with databases, ebooks or journal articles?

Need more specialized or in-depth assistance or expert literature searching?

Need an article, book chapter or book that the Medical Library does not subscribe to or own?

975 W. Walnut Street, IB 100 | Indianapolis, IN 46202 | Ph: (317) 274-7182 | Fax: (317) 278-4506