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
Lincoln Memorial University-
DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752
Reed Medical and Allied Health Library
Accessing Library Resources
Full-Text Journal Articles
Selected 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
First Aid books
STAT!Ref Medical and Nursing
Thieme ElectronicBook Library
AccessMedicine (note: includes books)
Cochrane Library, The
Medical Evidence Matters
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database
Bates’ physical examination videos
New England Journal of Medicine
Note: For an alphabetically listing of video topics with location, click here
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.