Library

WELCOME TO THE
MEHARRY MEDICAL COLLEGE LIBRARY

Mission
The mission of the Meharry Medical College Library is to support students, faculty, researchers, and clinicians by providing access to current, authoritative biomedical information resources that effectively integrate technology to promote best practices.

 

Vision
The Library aspires to strengthen its role as an essential partner in student learning, research and clinical care through exceptional services.

LIBRARY HOURS

Monday – Friday

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Saturday – Sunday

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

ABOUT THE LIBRARY

Digital Resources
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 5,634 electronic journals, 6,526 eBooks, 260 databases, and 1,064 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 ClinicalKey.

 

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 Academic and Health and Wellness Resource Center via the Tennessee Electronic Library.

Education and Information Services
The core priorities for the Meharry Medical Library are:

  • Information: providing health and life sciences information that advances research, scholarship, education, and patient-care;
  • Education: developing and implementing programs to train and educate faculty, staff, and students in the skills needed to effectively find, evaluate, and manage health and life sciences information; and
  • Communication: partnering with patrons, being familiar with their needs, and providing and promoting resources and services that meet those needs.

 

Services and resources include circulation, collection development, reference, computerized bibliographic searching, instruction in information retrieval and use, integrated library system, reserve and special collections. Materials unavailable in the collection are obtained from other medical libraries at no cost through cooperative arrangements (interlibrary loan). Computer-based bibliographic retrieval services are available through the National Library of Medicine.

Library Technologies
Laptops, Tablets, and smartphones are supported by a strong bandwidth access throughout the library. To meet students where they are in the mobile realm, the library created the mobile technology website using LibGuides (https://mmc.libguides.com/mobile).

This web site highlights free and subscription based recommended mobile apps. Other important topics include EBM resources, Citation Management Tools, Copyright, and Consumer Health resources.

Total Volumes
MMCL’s collection of 68,127 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 27, 2017

LIBRARY STAFF

Judy Johnson

Administrative Assistant/Administrative Office
Phone: (615) 327-6728
Email: jajohnson@mmc.edu

Amelia Whitehead

Pediatrics, Psychiatry/Circulation Department
Phone: (615) 327-6326
Email: awhitehead@mmc.edu

Don Dryden

Digital Management/Administrative Office
Phone: (615) 327-6465
Email: ddryden@mmc.edu

Savi Ranganathan

Internal Medicine/Reference Department
Phone: (615) 327-6454
Email: sranganathan@mmc.edu

Christyne Douglas

Archivist/Archives Department
Phone: (615) 327-6762
Email: cdouglas@mmc.edu

Vanessa Smith

Health Information Analyst III/Circulation Department
Phone: (615) 327-6463
Email: vsmith@mmc.edu

Brenda F. Green

Associate Vice President/Library Director
Phone: (615) 327-5770

Email: bgreen@mmc.edu

LIBRARY INFORMATION

REMOTE ACCESS TO THE MEHARRY DIGITAL LIBRARY

 

To have remote access to all available digital resources in the Meharry Digital Library, you must obtain a valid Meharry Computer Account.

Meharry Computer Accounts are issued to individuals who have a direct faculty, student, or work role with Meharry. The licenses for our electronic library resources restrict use to such individuals. Others may use the resources only if they are physically on the campus.

 

If an individual from such a group has a working relationship with Meharry, they may consult with the department they are working with to request a Computer Account from the Office of Information Technology for the duration of their work relationship.

 

Remote Access Instructions

  1. Be sure to login with your Meharry Computer ID to get access to MMC Digital Library paid subscription resources.
  2. Click on the link Log in with MMC Computer Account above and to the left of “A B C D … Z” on Digital Library Home Page.

 

Visit the Evidence-Based Medicine Database

THE MEHARRY MEDICAL COLLEGE ARCHIVES

 

The Meharry Medical College Archives collects, preserves, organizes, and provides access to archival and historical materials documenting the history of Meharry Medical College and its presidents, alumni and faculty.

 

Our collections include catalogues, class bulletins, photographs, institutional records, artifacts, and personal papers of notable individuals in the history of the College from its inception in 1876 such as past presidents, former deans and department chairs, departmental records and personal collections including the Matthew Walker, M.D. Collection, and the Hubbard Hospital and Metropolitan Nashville General Hospital merger.

 

Other holdings include a biographical collection of Meharrians and outstanding African American health professionals, pictures of early faculty and early buildings on the South Nashville Campus and the North Nashville Campus.

 

Visit the MMC Archives

Meharry Medical College Digital Library

 

Visit the Digital Library

SERVICE REQUEST FORMS

 

As part of its service commitment, the library has a collection of service request forms that allow students, faculty, staff and residents to request services of different departments. Each online form is designed to help you inquire a specific request for service.

BOOK PURCHASE REQUEST

Step 1 of 3

33%

CIRCULATION SERVICES

 

The circulation department is the central distribution area of the library. It handles distribution of books, audiovisual materials, and reserved materials as well as handling accounting for overdue charges and copy machine accounts. Here, a variety of material may be reserved, checked out, and returned by patrons of the library.

 

Circulation Policies and Charges

Material:

Books

Audiovisuals

Reserve Material

Journals

Checkout Duration:

28 Days

5 Days

24 Hours

Library Use Only

Charges:

$0.25 per day

$0.50 per day

$1.00 per hour

Library Use Only

Material:

Books

Checkout Duration:

28 Days

Charges:

$0.25 per day

Material:

Audiovisuals

Checkout Duration:

5 Days

Charges:

$0.50 per day

Material:

Reserve Material

Checkout Duration:

24 Hours

Charges:

$1.00 per hour

Material:

Journals

Checkout Duration:

Library Use Only

Charges:

Library Use Only

COMPUTER LAB

 

Located on the first floor of the library, the Library Computer Lab is the primary center for electronic information access on Meharry’s campus, providing access to library online resources, Microsoft Office Suite software, Computer Based Training/Testing software, and Internet. All workstations have access to a printer in the lab. The Computer Lab is open to all Meharry students, faculty, residents, and staff. The Lab hours are the same as the library hours.

Available and Supported Software:

  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • SPSS and SAS
  • EndNote and RefWorks
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader – PDF reader
  • Internet Explorer
  • Roxio Easy CD creator – CD burning software

The Computer Lab is staffed by library staff and technical support. Please ask for assistance if you need help with literature searching, computer and software use.

RESOURCE TRAINING

 

The Meharry Librarians are dedicated to informing and educating the Meharry community on the print and web-based tools for clinical, research, and curriculum needs. The MMC library offers training sessions in online resources.

Our Online Resources:

MMC Digital Library

SIRSI Library Catalog

PubMed

ClinicalKey

UpToDate

OVID databases

RefWorks

EndNote

Training on additional resources is available upon request. Classes will be held in the Electronic Classroom (below) of the S.S. Kresge Learning Resource Center, Room 318. Librarians will also conduct remote training sessions (orientations, department meetings, class meetings) upon request.

 

For questions or scheduling adjustments, please contact:

 

Savi Ranganathan
Reference Librarian
sranganathan@mmc.edu
Phone: 327-6454

ELECTRONIC CLASSROOM

 

To support the library and college’s training and education, library patrons have access to a well equipped electronic classroom, which is Room 318 located on the 2nd floor of the library.

Training Workstation Specifications:

  • The electronic classroom utilizes Thin Client PCs for students.
  • The instructor’s workstation features the Smart Board projection software.

Available and Supported Software:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access)
  • Internet Explorer
  • EndNote and RefWorks
  • Statistical Software (SAS,SPSS)

Reserve a Classroom — In addition to scheduled training classes, the library classroom is also available for curriculum-based database training or staff training sessions. Faculty members or department personnel may reserve a classroom by contacting:

 

Amelia Whitehead
awhitehead@mmc.edu

 

Notes: If special software is needed for the training session, please contact Media Services to have the software checked and installed beforehand.

 

Media Services
HelpDesk helpdesk@mmc.edu
Phone: 327-4357