There are multiple library facilities available for the residents’ use.


Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. How do I access MSU Libraries electronic resources from off-campus?
  2. What is the Health Sciences Digital Library?
  3. Where is the Health Sciences Digital Library located?
  4. Who are the Health Sciences Librarians?
  5. How do I contact a Health Sciences Librarian?
  6. What services can Health Sciences Librarians/Liaisons provide?
  7. How do I request material that the MSU Libraries does not own or from the MSU Libraries if I am off campus?
  8. What are the MSU Libraries' hours?
  9. Ingham Regional Medical Center

A) Michigan State University

  1. Main Library - has full library services, archives and computers. Phone: 353-8700. Hours vary by semester, all 355-8981 for current hours.
  2. Electronic Library:

How do I access MSU Libraries electronic resources from off-campus?

To access the MSU Libraries' many electronic resources from off campus (including hospitals), you'll need a MSU NetID and password from; www.netid.msu.edu. The MSU Libraries do not issue NetIDs and passwords.

MSU NetIDs are assigned to all current MSU faculty, staff, students (up to two years after graduation), and retirees. A MSU NetID is a unique, alphanumeric identifier of two to eight characters and is generated automatically from the user's name. MSU NetIDs provide access to the official MSU Library resources other online services on campus. This access is granted based on users' affiliations. If you have your MSU NetID and password and are having problems accessing electronic resources, please visit the MSU Libraries Off Campus Access page, or contact Distance Learning Services at 1.800.500.1554 or 517.355.2345 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Some other services available with a NetID include:

  • MSU E-Mail Services
  • Wireless access in select areas
  • Learning management systems (ANGEL, LON-CAPA)

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What is the Health Sciences Digital Library?

This Digital Library website pulls together materials and services related to health sciences at the Michigan State University Libraries for all faculty, staff, and students in MSU's health colleges and other colleges who are in clinical or biomedical areas. Because there is no separate "bricks and mortar" health sciences library at MSU, books and journals can be found at the MSU Main Library (clinical medicine, nursing, allied health, and biological sciences) and the Veterinary Medicine Branch Library, depending on the subject area.

For the past several years, the MSU Libraries has focused on acquiring health sciences materials, particularly journals, in electronic form, as our affiliated health sciences faculty and students can be found all over the state of Michigan. Through this site, MSU affiliated faculty, staff, and students can access over 2000 biomedical and clinical electronic journals, databases for searching the research literature and evidence based medicine resources, electronic books, and more.

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Where is the Health Sciences Digital Library located?

There is no physical Health Sciences Library location. The collection is housed either in the Main Library or the Veterinary Medical Center Library. All of the Health Sciences Librarians have offices in the Main Library.

Five health sciences librarians are available to provide help and services to faculty, staff, and students in the health and biomedical subject areas. We do instruction and consultation in using our resources and can provide help in finding materials for your research, teaching, study or assignment needs.

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Who are the Health Sciences Librarians?

The Health Sciences Group at the MSU Libraries consists of 5 librarians.

  1. The Health Sciences Coordinator and the Liaison to the Basic Biomedical Sciences and Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics.
  2. The Liaison to the College of Veterinary Medicine and Department of Kinesiology.
  3. The Liaison to the College of Human Medicine.
  4. The Liaison to the College of Nursing.
  5. The Liaison to the College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Public Health Program and the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders.

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How do I contact a Health Sciences Librarian?

You can contact a Health Sciences Librarian many ways:

  1. You can use the Ask a Health Sciences Librarian form found on this Web site.
  2. Call or e-mail your Health Sciences Library Liaison. Contact information can be found in the Liaison list, which can be found under Contact.

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What services can Health Sciences Librarians/Liaisons provide?

We provide help and services to faculty, staff, and students in the health and biomedical subject areas. For example, we do instruction and consultation in using our resources and can provide help in finding materials for your research, teaching, study or assignment needs. We purchase books, journals, and electronic resources in the Health Sciences and welcome your recommendations.

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How do I request material that the MSU Libraries does not own or from the MSU Libraries if I am off campus?

Comprehensive information for MSU patrons about requesting material from other libraries or from the MSU Libraries is on the Requesting Materials page.

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What are the MSU Libraries' hours?

During the Fall and Spring semesters, when MSU classes are in session, the Main Library is open 24 hours a day from Sunday at 10 a.m. to Friday at 12 a.m. Saturdays we are open from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.

A comprehensive list of all MSU Libraries branch and unit hours are listed on the Hours page.


B) The Sparrow Health Sciences Library

Located on the 1st floor of the Sparrow Professional Building, Suite 111

The Sparrow Health Sciences Library is a full-service medical/nursing library providing evaluated, quality medical information to the physicians, nurses, other healthcare professionals and the Mid-Michigan Community. The Library supports the information needs and Mission of the Sparrow Health System. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 7am-5pm, closed on most national holidays. The Library is open to physicians 24/7/365.

The Sparrow Health Sciences Library provides access to world-class information resources in support of the decision-making needs of clientele, incorporating both traditional print and electronic resources. This presents both opportunities and challenges to the seeker of medical information. It is strongly encouraged that the assistance of a medical librarian be sought to take full advantage of the benefits and to avoid the common oversights in this environment. Sparrow Health Sciences Library Associates provide training sessions to help familiarize clients with proficient use of all available research tools. Group and/or individual instruction is available by appointment. As well, many other services are offered to assist clients in obtaining the best evidence.

The Sparrow Health Sciences Library offers a welcoming environment where health care providers may conduct research, study or simply relax. Ten computer workstations provide access to the thousands of electronic books and journals and many other specialized health sciences resources. The Library is open to the public and supports the educational needs of the Mid-Michigan Community.

MedlinePlus
Sparrow Health Sciences Library
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/libraries/michigan.html

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C)Ingham Regional Medical Center

  1. Chi Library – 401 West Greenlawn: this is the main library.
    Phone: 517- 975-6077.
    Library E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
    This library is fully staffed from 9:00 A.M. 5:00P.M. Monday through Friday.
    It includes full services (librarians) and the following:

    • a) Medical texts
    • b) Medical journals
    • c) Video tapes
    • d) Audio tapes
    • e) Computers - including CD-ROM, Internet, Word Processing, Slide Preparation (Power Point)
    • f) Slide preparation
    • g) Literature searches
    • h) MED-LINE
    • i) DYNA -MED
  2. After Hours Library Services - you may use the library facilities at IRMC after normal hours by notifying Security and having them let you in. You must have a staff ID card and sign in and out.

  3. Literature Search - can be done at the Greenlawn campus, Mary FreeBed, Sparrow, or McLaren. There are specific forms that must be completed and returned to the library personnel. It is best to call personnel at the Greenlawn Campus who do literature searches and ask them exactly what information they would like on the forms to make the search easier to process. This service is free, however, there are some instances where there may be charges:

     

    If you need a copy of an article that the IRMC library system does not have, some institutions have charges ($7-$10 per article) that the library will charge to you. They will notify you beforehand of any appropriate charges giving you an opportunity to decide if you still want that particular article.

     

  4. The computers at the IRMC libraries are loaded with slide preparation software (Power Point) that the staff can show you how to use. They do ask that you give at least two weeks advance notice before the date that you will need your slides.


D) There is also a small rehab oriented library located in the residents’ office, Department of PM&R in West Fee Hall


E) Medical Rehabilitation Program – a small collection of basic science and clinical texts is maintained at the Neuro Diagnostic Center at the IRMC Pennsylvania campus; this is available to residents at any time.

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