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HSLS Services to UPMC Residents and Fellows

HSLS Services to UPMC Residents and Fellows

Last Updated July 2017

Effective July 1, 2012, the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) will provide UPMC residents and fellows with the following services and resources:

  1. Access to E-Resources

    UPMC residents/fellows will have hospital-based onsite access to the e-resources listed at the end of this document. Remote access to these resources is available through UPMC Access.

  2. Services
    • Document Delivery Service

      Document Delivery Service is subsidized for UPMC residents and fellows.

    • Information Services

      HSLS librarians will provide information services (e.g., reference consultations, literature searches) to UPMC residents/fellows in person, by telephone, or through the Ask-A-Librarian button on the HSLS Web site.

    • Access to Falk Library of the Health Sciences

      Access to Falk Library is open. UPMC residents/fellows may use onsite print books and public study areas. UPMC residents/fellows may borrow books in-person from the Falk Library circulating collection. Residents/fellows are individually responsible for fines and fees incurred for materials that are not returned on time.

      Laptops, iPads, or other media do not circulate to residents/fellows. UPMC residents/fellows are not eligible for accounts to log onto library computers or to reserve group rooms. Pitt wireless accounts are not available to UPMC residents/fellows while in the library.

    • User Instruction

      HSLS librarians will offer group instruction and orientations in Falk Library to residents/fellows from UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Montefiore, and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.

      UPMC residents/fellows may also attend HSLS scheduled classes and workshops. HSLS scheduled classes and workshops.

    E-Resources Available to UPMC:


    • AccessMedicine, AccessPharmacy, AccessSurgery
    • CINAHL
    • Exam Master
    • Web of Science
    • MEDLINE (Ovid)
    • Natural Medicines
    • PubMed
    • UpToDate
    • Cochrane Library/Cochrane Clinical Answers

    Journal Packages:

    • AMA Journals
    • Elsevier ScienceDirect
    • Individual clinical titles not in packages
    • Mary Ann Liebert Online
    • LWW (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins) Total Access Collection
    • Medical Letter
    • Journal packages licensed by University of Pittsburgh through the Northeast Research Libraries (NERL) Consortium, including BMJ Journals, Cambridge University Press Online, Nature, Oxford University Press Online, Sage Premier, Springer LINK, Thieme Medical Journals, Wiley-Blackwell Journals
    • New England Journal of Medicine
    • Ovid journals
    • Karger Journals

    Electronic Books:

    • ClinicalKey
    • PsychiatryOnline including DSM-5 Library
    • King Guide to Parenteral Admixtures
    • Ovid E-Books
    • R2 Library
    • Red Book (American Academy of Pediatrics)
    • STAT!Ref Books
    • MedOne Education (Thieme)
    • Wiley Online Library
    • SpringerProtocols