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

Physician, nurse, and staff resources

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

Patient and family resources

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

HonorHealth Network Library Locations & Contacts

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


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HonorHealth Library Portal

HonorHealth Library resources are available online both on- and off-campus 24/7 via the library portal at