Henry Ford Macomb Hospital
formerly St. Joseph's Healthcare
Come for the Education, Stay for the Opportunities
Henry Ford Macomb Medical Library
The Henry Ford Macomb Medical Center Medical Library is available to staff 24/7, and the door is unlocked 7:00 am-7:00pm M-F. Weekend access is restricted to clinical staff members who have access through their badges. This includes residents, interns and medical students. Henry Ford Macomb associates, residents, interns and rotating medical students may check out all materials in the library.
There are 5 computers available for your use in the library. They have Internet access, Office software, and Cerner Powerchart access. There is a secondary library site at the East Hospital in Mt. Clemens. It functions as a storage site, but the Librarian does keep a few hours at that site a week for the convenience of Behavioral Medicine staff located at that site.
Library Staff Information
The Librarian is Juliet Mullenmeister. Her direct phone is 586-263-2485, and her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. She is available Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7am-3pm. Juliet can help with researching topics, and can obtain journal articles not available in our library. Please see her to obtain a Henry Ford Network ID, if needed. If you would like to request a resource not available in our library, please use the electronic request form.
The books in the Medical library are segregated in three sections. The most current hard copies of clinical reference books are in the first three sections of shelving arranged in Subject order. Older versions of texts follow in the next set of shelves. Journals are in alphabetical order. Current year journals are in alphabetical order at the West campus. All back issues are stored at the East campus. We retain the last five years of journals. The Librarian will make photocopies of the offsite requested materials, or you may request that she bring them over to be viewed.
There is a photocopier available within the library. Staff members as well as medical students are welcome to make one copy of pertinent material for your use.
Henry Ford Macomb associates have access to some electronic material. Access may be controlled by a password that is available from Juliet the librarian. Please contact her for that information. It cannot be posted within this page due to copyright restrictions. It may take 24-48 hours to receive a return message during the business week, longer if the request is placed over the weekend.
Full-Text available Databases
MDConsult – you’ll find access at this site to 60 full-text journals, 39 full-text medical reference books, and practice guidelines. There is also a generous database of Patient handouts. The journal access includes the Clinics of North America collection as well as many other core journal titles. Coverage for each title varies.
Health Reference Center - Academic – This database (and many others) is available through the Michigan Electronic Library (MEL). Access is available to all Michigan residents through your driver’s license. If you are within HFM hospital, you should be able to access the database.
PubMed Central – This is a subset of the main PubMed MEDLINE database, and is searchable. It would be a good choice to search here for information about a topic; it’s not a good choice if you are searching for a specific item. Coverage consists of primarily new material.
PubMed – This is MEDLINE. It’s the premier medical database. Coverage includes medical, nursing, dental, all clinical specialties, alternative medicine, and life sciences. The database has coverage back to the early 1960’s. There are some full-text articles available within this database, but it consists primarily of citation/abstract listings.
CINAHL – This is the Cumulated Index of Nursing and Allied Health. PubMed MEDLINE covers much of the same material, but if you require material specific to nursing or allied health, it is useful to search this as well. It has some full-text links. This is available through the MEL collection to all Michigan residents.
NetLIBRARY – This is a database of electronic books. Most are not clinical in nature, but there are some USMLE review materials here. Only one user can log in at a time within SJMM. This is available through the MEL collection to all Michigan residents.
Custom Newspapers - This database gives full-text access to many US and world newspapers. Users are able to search by topic, paper or date. This is available through the MEL collection to all Michigan residents.
Expanded Academic with Ingenta – This database covers multiple topics, but some of the material is medicine/life sciences oriented. This is available through the MEL collection to all Michigan residents.
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