Marianjoy Library

Ask Your Librarian

Are you about to embark on a new project and it's time to do the literature review? Do you want to revisit the literature on an ongoing topic of interest? Would you like to discover what literature can be found from searching in a different database?

Library staff is always available to assist in the identification, location, and use of library materials. Assistance is also provided in the use of audiovisual equipment in the library. A professional librarian will be glad to discuss individual reference or research questions and to suggest appropriate resources.

The library staff can also assist you in locating factual information contained in the reference book collection, such as addresses and telephone numbers of health professionals, medical schools, publishers, medical abbreviations, definitions, etc. Questions may be posed in person, or telephone, or electronic mail. Normally, these questions should be answered within minutes of your inquiry

For more in-depth questions, the professional librarian can help you determine the most appropriate databases and other reference sources for your topic and show you how to use them. A wide variety of online indexes, abstracting services, statistical sources, etc. are available in the library and on the library Web site.

Literature Searches

The Medical Library subscribes to online databases via various host organizations such as OVID, EBSCO, OCLC and others. More databases are added regularly. They may be accessed from the Library's Web site. Literature searches are performed by the professional librarian from a variety of online indexes, abstracts, and full-text or bibliographic databases. You may fill out a Literature Search Request Form (available online or in the library). This service is available to all Marianjoy staff, physicians, and residents. For detailed information on Literature Searching, please click here.

You may request for assistance in person, via telephone (630) 909-7092, or use Ask Your Librarian service.

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