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    Library Information

     

    In keeping with Lincoln Memorial University’s mission, the Lon and Elizabeth Parr Reed Medical and Allied Health Library’s mission is to provide the services, collections, staff and facilities to meet the information and research needs of the faculty, staff and students; to provide a setting conducive to research and study; and to provide library patrons the opportunity to develop the research skills necessary for information literacy. Please visit the links below for detailed information on library resouces available to preceptors.

    Marci Savoy, PhD
    Medical Librarian
    Lincoln Memorial University-
    DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
    6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
    Harrogate, TN 37752
    office: 423.869.7080
    mailto:%[email protected]

    Reed Medical and Allied Health Library
    Accessing Library Resources
    Borrowing Materials
    Full-Text Journal Articles
    Reference Services
    Selected Library Resources


    Accessing Library Resources

    If you are already an appointed clinical faculty member, but do not have access to library resources, please contact Nancy Myers at [email protected].

    To access most library resources, the username is firstname.lastname, and the password is the one supplied to you via email and/or postal mail. If your first and last names match those of an existing person within our system, your username will be modified and have numbers at the end (e.g. firstname.lastname7). If you have lost your password, please contact Nancy Myers at [email protected].

    To access Epocrates Rx and Medscape Reference (formerly eMedicine), you will need to register and create your own username and password.


    Borrowing Materials

    Borrowing Books from the Library
    Books and other circulating items in the Reed Medical and Allied Health Library collections may be checked out and mailed to appointed clinical adjunct faculty. Length of borrowing period will depend on the item type, i.e. book, video, etc.

    Interlibrary Loans
    The library will borrow books and materials from other libraries at no charge to appointed clinical adjunct faculty. Use the “Interlibrary Loan” link on the Library’s website to request an interlibrary loan. You may also request the item from within a database by clicking “Request via Interlibrary Loan” upon determining that LMU does not have the item after clicking on “Find It @Carnegie-Vincent Library” or “Reed Medical and Allied Health Library” within a database. One must register and create a username and password in ILLiad to be able to place interlibrary loan requests.

    Physicians who are not appointed clinical adjunct faculty members may submit interlibrary loan requests via LoanSome Doc; click here for information on costs and instructions for use.

    Full-Text Journal Articles

    Clinical adjunct faculty can click on “Full-Text Journals” on the library homepage and search the portal to determine if LMU-DCOM has full-text access to a journal. A video tutorial on how to use this tool is available here.

    When searching a database, if the article you want is not available in full-text, it may be available in another database or in the Library’s print collection. Library staff will scan articles from print journals and send them to appointed clinical adjunct faculty for free. To see if an article is available in full-text from within a database, click on “Find It @Carnegie-Vincent Library” or “Reed Medical and Allied Health Library” within the entry for the article. To see the library button within an article entry in PubMed or another database, one must use a link to the database from an LMU library website. If the message “Sorry, no holdings were found for this journal” appears, you may request the item by clicking on the “Request via Interlibrary Loan” link on the same page. Appointed clinical adjunct faculty may register and create a username and password in the ILLiad system to be able to freely place interlibrary loan requests.

    Physicians who are not appointed clinical adjunct faculty members may submit interlibrary loan requests via LoanSome Doc. Click here for information on costs and instructions for use.

    Piper Library Catalog

    The Piper Library Catalog allows you to search for print and electronic books, print journals and multimedia materials in the Library collections. Type in search terms and choose keyword, title, author or subject and then hit Enter or click the “Search” button.

    Reference Services

    The librarian can assist you by:

    • Formulating research strategies
    • Providing direction in finding the most appropriate resources
    • Providing assistance using electronic resources
    • Planning a literature review
    • Assisting in database searching
    • Answering reference questions
    • Searching databases to find citations to books and journal articles
    • Making referrals to associations and agencies as needed
    • Providing complete citations to books and journal articles


    Literature Search Requests
    Literature searches may be requested by phone, via email, or in person. Each request should ideally contain the following information:
    1) Name of requestor
    2) Requestor’s institutional affiliation
    3) Requestor’s status (i.e. intern, 1st year resident, 2nd year resident, preceptor)
    4) Contact information for requestor, including a follow-up number and email address in case a question or problem arises. Be sure to include the mailing address to which information should be sent.
    5) Information requested (be specific, give alternate spellings, names, etc., if applicable)
    6) Limiting features such as number of years to be searched, languages, human, age groups, type of article (i.e. review, research, clinical trials, etc.)

    Selected Library Resources

    Electronic Books

    First Aid books
    STAT!Ref Medical and Nursing
    Thieme ElectronicBook Library

    Databases

    AccessMedicine (note: includes books)
    Cochrane Library, The
    DynaMed
    Medical Evidence Matters
    Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database
    OSTMED.DR
    UpToDate
    VisualDx

    Videos
    AccessMedicine
    Bates’ physical examination videos
    New England Journal of Medicine
    Procedures Consult
    Note: For an alphabetically listing of video topics with location, click here

    Program Resources

    The medical library website contains many links to online resources by educational program. Within the osteopathic medicine program resources are links for subjects such as anatomy, auscultation, ECGs, surgery, and other topics.