Meharry Medical College Library
The Meharry Medical College Library (MMCL) serves as a central repository of information and evidence to support the college's missions of providing exemplary healthcare education with a focus on minority and underrepresented students, conducting research that fosters improved health outcomes and the elimination of health disparities, and delivering high-quality patient- and community-oriented health services.
The MMCL is increasingly focusing its collection on electronic resources to maximize the utility and accessibility of information across the campus and from home. MMCL provides access to over 4,176 electronic journals, 1,979 eBooks, 240 databases, and 1,059 web resources available via an integrated Digital Library. The digital library provides fast access and multiple routes to electronic resources including tools to support evidence-based practice. These tools include a suite of evidence-based medicine Cochrane databases; UpToDate expert reviewed clinical medicine database; the differential diagnosis tool DXplain; A.D.A.M. a human anatomy database; and a wealth of clinical textbooks and journals available via MDConsult.
The MMCL also provides access to full-text journals through the Ovid system as well as over 1,000 clinical and research-focused full-text journals through the ScienceDirect database. AccessMedicine provides users with clinical textbooks including Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine and Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment. Users can also access health-focused databases such as Health Reference Center and Health and Wellness Resource Center via the Tennessee Electronic Library.
Education and Information Services
Targeted training sessions covering MMCL resources are available to users upon request. The library also offers orientation sessions for new students and upon request. The library's electronic classrooms contain 20 networked computers to promote interactive teaching and learning. Library users also have access to 16 computers in the MMCL's computer lab. Wireless access is enabled throughout all three floors of the library. MMCL staffers are available 86 hr/wk during the academic year to assist users with computer applications, databases, and other resources. Additionally, asynchronous assistance is available through two online features within the Digital Library: the "Ask a Librarian" and "The Information Desk."
The library also makes several education-related software tools available. Programs include the RefWorks and EndNote citation management tools; Stata and SAS statistical packages; standard Microsoft Office software and multimedia products such as Adobe Photoshop.
MMCL's collection of 66,248 volumes includes essential resources for healthcare scholarship and research, with a focus on health disparities and minority health. Users can locate library holdings via MMCL's online catalog. MMCL also participates in consortia agreements to offer its users interlibrary loan access to print resources not held at Meharry.
Last Updated: June 25, 2012