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Welcome Guide


The Library has access to over 45+ million articles through our online eJournal packages. Our community can use Library Literature Search (on our website), Scopus, and PubMed (via MEDLINEComplete) to locate articles through our collection. Furthermore, if the Library does not have an article in our collection, our community can submit a purchase request through iNet or Article Galaxy Scholar.

The Library has over 2000 eBooks that can be accessed from anywhere. Furthermore, numerous eBook packages (e.g. AccessMedicine, Case Files, LWW Health Library) offer interactive online question banks and other multimedia resources. On average, students can access 60% of their Required or Recommended (R&R) textbooks through one of our subscription packages. Detailed information about our R&R textbooks can be found on our website under "Highlighted Collections".

Students, Faculty, and Staff have online access to world-class point-of-care resources (POCs) that will support faculty in the classroom and students during third and fourth-year rotations. Our community has access to Up-To-Date, DynaMed, and VisualDx through their laptop devices and on the go via their phones and tablets.  The Library offers training sessions throughout the year so our community can familiarize themselves with our POCs.

Electronic Resources

The Library offers a variety of outlets for our community to locate articles, eBooks, eJournals, and databases. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with "Library lingo." 

A-Z Databases

A database is a helpful starting point for users to find information on a single subject or a group of subject areas. For instance, AccessMedicine is a database that our community can search to find eBooks, online Q&A, and multimedia e-resources across multiple subjects. If a student searches in AccessMedicine for "psoriasis" they will find results from all relevant e-resources across multiple disciplines. In addition, databases, like MEDLINE Complete offer students a place to search across thousands of online journals for articles. Our community can explore a comprehensive list of our Databases on our A-Z Database website.


Publication Finder (eBooks & eJournals)

Our community can use Publication Finder ("Find eBooks and eJournals" on our website) as their starting point. Publication Finder is a great starting point for "known item searching" (i.e. you know the title) or want to search by subject. Furthermore, Publication Finder searches across multiple databases for results--bringing the results together in one easy-to-navigate interface. For example, students can search for JAMA Dermatology in Publication Finder and determine if they can access the full text. If the full text is available, students will be linked to the database and landing page for the specific journal. Also, students can search for Dermatology to explore all of the journals in our collection that cover Dermatology. 


Library Literature Search

Our community can use Library Literature Search to access eBooks, eJournals, full-text PDFs, and submit article purchase requests. Think Google Scholar, but for libraries. It is the easiest way to search for resources in our collection. Students should never hit a paywall when they start their search on our homepage. 

Learning Aids

The Frank Ritchel Ames Library has several learning aids that our patrons check out and use in the Library, throughout the building, or at home. An overview of the Library's Learning Aids can be found in the Learning Aids guide.

Anatomical Models

The Library has dozens of Anatomical Models that students can check out and use within the Library during staff hours. An overview of the Library's Anatomical Models can be found in the Anatomical Models guide.

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