WELCOME TO THE
MEHARRY MEDICAL COLLEGE LIBRARY
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.
The Library aspires to strengthen its role as an essential partner in student learning, research and clinical care through exceptional services.
Monday – Friday
7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Saturday – Sunday
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
ABOUT THE LIBRARY
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 7,234 electronic journals; 94,771 books (all formats), 465 databases, 6,719 serials, and 3,044 other web resources, all available via its Digital Library. The Digital Library provides fast access and multiple routes to electronic resources that support evidence-based practice.
The most well-known of these e-resources include McGraw-Hill Education’s AccessMedicine; Browzine eJournal repository; the CDC’s searchable Pink Book & Yellow Book; Elsevier’s ClinicalKey and ScienceDirect databases; Decker Medicine & Decker Surgery; Essential Evidence Plus & AHFS DI Essentials; LWW Health Library; McMaster Plus’s STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts; MyJoVE video journals and clinical skills video; Oxford Medical Simulation; ProQuest eBook Central; American Psychiatric Association’s PsychiatryOnline Premium; Rittenhouse’s R2 Digital Library; SAGE Research Methods modules (Foundations & Visualizations); STAT!Ref Medical Reference; ProQuest’s Theses & Dissertations; TolTech’s Sectra Anatomy/Dissection Table & VR software; Wolters Kluwer’s UpToDate and Lexicomp for Dentistry point-of-care tools; and VisualDx + DermExpert.
Subscription eJournal collections include American Academy of Pediatrics; Biomed Central; Cochrane Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews; publishers of subscribed content include Elsevier, JAMA Network, Springer/Nature, and Wiley, among numerous others, providing access to tens of thousands of the most recently published medical, dental, public health, and applied computational sciences-related articles in full text format.
Test banks and other e-tools provided include AccessMedicine self-assessment questions; American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Conditions A-Z; American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) Drug & Injectable Drug Information; BoardVitals USMLE & INBDE exam banks; EBMCalc; IBM Clinical Checklist & Lab Advisor and IBM DrugPoints System; ICD-10-CM: Clinical Modification; ICD-10-PCS: Procedure Coding System; and ICD-9-CM; LWW Health Library self-assessment questions; STAT!Ref ICD Conversion Tool; and True Learn OBGYN exam bank.
In addition to test banks for board study, the library provides eBook review resources on 1) basic and advanced sciences, 2) USMLE exams, 3) NBDE II/INBDE exams, 4) medical specialty board exams, and 5) board certification review content for Master of Public Health students: “Board Review in Preventive Medicine and Public Health” and “Certification in Public Health (CPH) Q&A Exam Review.” Review series subscriptions include McGraw Hill’s First Aid series, LWW’s Board Review Series, Elsevier Publishing titles, and Oxford University Press’s Medicine & Health review collection.
Other e-publications of note include Health Affairs, Merck Manual, Morbidity & Mortality Weekly, Nashville Business Journal, Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, The Community Guide, Thomson Reuters Medical News Feed and Wall Street Journal.
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 include circulation, collection development, reference, document delivery, instruction in information retrieval and use, integrated library system, and special collections. The library also loans laptops and iPads with keyboards to students. Materials unavailable in the collection are obtained from other medical libraries at no cost through cooperative arrangements (interlibrary loan). Online bibliographic retrieval services are routinely used
Laptops, tablets, and smartphones are supported by reliable Internet bandwidth access throughout the library. To meet students’ needs where they are in the mobile realm, the library created the mobile technology website using LibGuides.
This website highlights free and subscription based recommended mobile apps. Other important topics include EBM resources, Citation Management Tools, Copyright, and Consumer Health resources.
MMCL’s collection of 94,771 volumes includes essential resources for healthcare scholarship and research, with a focus on health disparities and minority health. Users can locate library holdings via the Digital Library. MMCL also participates in consortia agreements to offer its users interlibrary loan access to print resources not held at Meharry.
Last Updated: September 2021