Medical Library

Liz Lorbeer
Elizabeth R. Lorbeer, EdM
Department Chair

Welcome from the Department Chair

The medical library at聽WMed聽is the primary source for biomedical information for our students, residents, faculty, and staff. Together, we provide customized access to electronic resources that directly support medical education, research, clinical care, and community engagement.聽

Our聽informationists聽are available to:

  • Perform advanced聽literature searches
  • Review and validate database search strategies聽
  • Collaborate on research projects and grants
  • Incorporate evidence-based practice skills into the curriculum and clinical practice
  • Co-author the literature review in scoping review, systematic review, and research papers
  • Locate peer-reviewed sources to submit manuscripts for publication
  • Obtain non-subscribed-to materials through interlibrary loan聽and document delivery聽services
  • Organize and manage your papers with citation management software
  • Customize library workshops to individuals or groups
  • Offer mobile application support for library resources
  • Assist with complying with the NIH Public Access Policy and Data Management & Sharing Policy
  • Support learners in preparation for morning report and journal club
  • Offer a plagiarism checker and manuscript editing service
  • Create online tutorials and research guides for information resources
  • Guidance integrating library resources into course assignments
  • Provide access to USMLE Step and Board question banks
  • Health literacy
  • Offer non-clinical electives
  • Host Wellness events in the Information Commons

Our Services and Space聽

WMed's聽medical school聽informationists聽are located in聽the Information Commons at the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus in downtown Kalamazoo. Our聽informationists聽also meet and provide information聽consults聽with聽WMed-employed faculty, staff,聽residents,聽and learners聽at all other聽WMed聽locations, Ascension Borgess Hospital,聽Bronson Methodist Hospital, Bronson Battle Creek Hospital, Grace Health, and by appointment.聽

The Information Commons at the Upjohn Campus features individual and group study areas, quiet study, access to computer equipment, an interactive whiteboard, and printing, as well as a reference area for research consultations with an聽informationist. We welcome all聽WMed聽community faculty, employees, and currently enrolled students to access our space and resources.聽All of聽our resources are remotely accessible to community faculty, employees, and currently enrolled students with a聽WMed聽network login and password. Additionally, databases, journals, books, and mobile applications聽can be accessed through the library's website.