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This guide is for Emory's School of Medicine Faculty, Residents, and Staff; many commonly asked questions are addressed related to resources and services. While some key resources are highlighted, all resources located on the WHSC Library's main site are available to all Emory University faculty, residents, staff, and students. If you have any questions about any resource or service, please contact the Medical Education & Technologies Informationist, Mia S. White or use the "Ask a Librarian" service.
The Emory Libraries, specifically the WHSC Library, acquires resources for healthcare professionals. On the library's website, there is an entire Clinical Resources section.
The WHSC Library provides access to thousands of core medical eBooks through the following collections
Use the University Libraries' catalog Library Search to locate more eBooks. Get help using Library Search.
Below are some key databases for the biomedical and health sciences:
View the Health Sciences A-Z Database list or the entire Emory University A-Z Database list.
Emory University licenses a Chrome extension called LibKey Nomad via our BrowZine license. Go to the Chrome Store and search for and install the libkey nomad (as seen below) by clicking on “Add to Chrome.”
Once you click on “Add to Chrome,” you will be asked to “Select an Institution:”
You will not see any type of confirmation that the extension has been added but you should see a green tear-drop looking icon in the far right corner of your browser that looks like below:
That is how you know that the extension has been installed. If you go to PubMed or another site, you will most likely see something like the image below. When you click on the “Download PDF” icon, if you have not already logged into a resource with your University NetID and password, you will be prompted to do so. Once you do so, it will take you immediately to the PDF, if available.
If Emory University Libraries do not have an article, book, or DVD you need, you can use the InterLibrary Loan Service. It is a free service provided by the Emory University Libraries for items unavailable in our print or online collections.
If you are seeking an article via PubMed and it is unavailable after clicking on the "Find It @Emory" button, you can click on on "Request via Interlibrary Loan" option. When you click on that link, you will be prompted for your University NetID and password. Once you login, you will see a populated request form. Click "Submit Request" at the bottom.
For items you are requesting not linking out from PubMed, go to: https://illiad.library.emory.edu/ and login with your University NetID and password.
Once you are on the ILLiad page, choose an option:
Populate the online form and click Submit Request at the bottom.
You should receive the article (pdf) within 1-2 business days.