Library Services

Research demonstrates that librarian-led information services improve clinical decision making and patient care outcomes. Librarian services and quality health information can:

  • Reduce hospital costs, patient re-admissions, length of stay and adverse events by disseminating the best medical and business practice information
  • Improve diagnosis, patient care outcomes and clinical decision making by providing evidence-based resources at the right time, to the right people
  • Further HonorHealth’s organizational mission and goals through expert searches, teaching health professionals literature searching skills, and supporting innovation and research
  • Contribute to Magnet designation by teaching faculty, students and health care providers critical literature searching skills and locating the evidence supporting our Magnet stories.

Whether you’re a physician, nurse or staff member, you have access to a wealth of evidence-based medical and health information from credible sources. Consultation with professional, friendly medical librarians will support your clinical, educational and research activities throughout HonorHealth.

Services include:

  • Literature searches and article delivery.
  • Remote access to electronic content.
  • Training on all library databases and tools.
  • Research question development.
  • Search strategy consultations.
  • Patient education and health literacy expertise.
  • Computer workstations, device charging areas and open space for meetings, individual work or collaborative projects at Osborn, Shea and John C. Lincoln Medical Centers.
  • Bedside delivery of consumer health information.

Resources for patient care. Librarians can assist with desktop and mobile access to clinical decision tools, including:

  • ClinicalKey/ FirstConsult.
  • UpToDate.
  • Micromedex.

Resources for extended research and medical education:

  • MEDLINE databases and article content via PubMed®, EBSCOhost® and Ovid®.
  • ClinicalKey ebooks, guidelines, videos and images.
  • CINAHL® database and full text articles for nursing and allied health literature.
  • Electronic journal and book collections.
  • Print collections, including journals, textbooks, consumer health resources, and test preparation books.including test prep books.

Librarians also provide consumer health and wellness resources, and research for patients and families:

  • Personalized research on a variety of medical conditions, treatment options, tests and procedures.
  • One-on-one training on the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s MedLinePlus database and other trustworthy consumer health resources.
  • Access to health & wellness information.

If you need to reach a librarian, please contact us Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 4:30pm.


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