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All information included in your request remains confidential, private and is never shared in accordance with HIPAA regulations.

Literature Searching

Library Staff can perform literature searches on all clinical and research topics, as well as education and management issues. Most literature searches are done using PubMed advanced search tools.

For your convenience there are six public access workstations available in the library for literature searching. Personalized instruction is available by contacting Murray Memorial Library Staff.

Electronic Library

There are a growing number of networked resources available through the library.

There is an organized list of Online Textbooks categorized by clinical discipline that will take you directly to many free accessible textbooks on the Internet. Some of these books may be duplicated on some of our other library pages with some being password protected.

Interlibrary Loan

Journal articles not available from our in-house collections can be borrowed from various local, regional, and national sources. Items that are needed on an urgent patient care basis can be obtained within a short period of time.

Consumer Health

For patients, families, and the general public, we recommend MedlinePlus for online health information.

MedlinePlus is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library, and a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The site offers high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted and easy to understand, in both English and Spanish.

Internet Access

Affiliated users can begin to explore the Web on public workstations in the Medical Library. Drop-ins are welcome on a space available basis or contact any library staff member to arrange for training.

Photocopying Services

A photocopy machine is available in the library for copying of LIBRARY MATERIALS at no charge. To allow for convenient service without overuse of library resources the following guidelines apply:

  • Photocopy restrictions are specified in the Title 17 Copyright Compliance Law (effective January 1976). The library staff will be happy to advise patrons of these limitations.
  • The library staff has first priority.

Employees who work within the medical center can do their own photocopying. Staff will gladly help users find the materials and show them how to use the copy machine. The library staff will photocopy up to five articles per journal issue for admitting physicians and affiliated users who work offsite. This applies to table of contents, from a computer search printout, or from bibliographies. This will be done as time permits, with patient care items having the highest priority. All users are encouraged to do their own photocopying whenever possible.

Library Collections

The library contains a selective, current collection of many of the most frequently used books and journals in clinical medicine. We have approximately 100 current journal subscriptions, with most being held for the past 5 - 10 years (many of those with online links to their web site) available for access simply by clicking on our Online Journals page.

Please consult the list of Journals Currently Held/Received, available in the library, for specific holdings information.

Look for the SHS logo when perusing the results of your PubMed search. This will link out to the full-text journal publisher provider we have a subscription to. Online Textbooks are also available directly at your desktop. In addition, full text journals and textbooks are also available through our subscriptions to MDConsult, Ovid, and others. Check with library staff for access.

Materials are available in both print and non-print formats for check-out or use in the library.


Our check out policy is as follows:

  • Books and audiovisual materials may be checked out for two weeks
  • Reference books and journals DO NOT CIRCULATE

Borrowed materials may be renewed, unless another patron has requested the item. Please try to return the material by the due date. Notices will be sent for overdue items, followed by a bill for the cost of replacement if the item is not returned.

Page Last Updated: February 17, 2010