Reference & Information
The library's educational program emphasizes curriculum-integrated
instruction for the Colleges
of Medicine and Nursing. Faculty interested in incorporating information
management into their
curriculum should contact library staff. Library instruction is
tailored to individual course
- Introduction to the Library of the Health Sciences Peoria
- UICCAT, the online library catalog
- Accessing and searching UIC's online databases or journals
- Internet Information resources
- Subject-specific resources
- Finding and evaluating the literature
- Evidence Based Medicine
Learn effective use of online databases and electronic journals.
Options for databases include, but are not limited to, MEDLINE, PubMed,
Ovid, IBIS, WebofKnowledge, and MDConsult. Instruction for access to
ejournals and use of other online reference tools such as Harrison's is
Reference Staff will visit your office or department and provide
individualized instruction to meet the needs of your department or you.
Call 671-8494 or e-mail to arrange an
appointment. More information can be found on the Library House Calls page.
Librarians conduct searches on any of several hundred
some of which are fee-based. A search may be requested in person or by
telephoning the Reference Office at (309) 671-8494. The librarian will
databases to be searched, any estimated costs, and turn-around
time to receive the results. Mediated searches conducted for
non-affiliates incur additional charges.
Search may also be requested
Orientations & Tours
Reference staff will demonstrate the basics of finding research materials,
the various databases and journals (online & print) available, and point
out the highlights of the Library of the Health Sciences Peoria.
Drop by the library or call (671-8491 OR 671-8489) to arrange a tour.
Reference librarians are available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday
through Thrusday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m. on Friday, or by appointment.
Reference service is available to both affiliated and nonaffiliated users,
either in person, by phone (309)671-8494, or via
Reference staff provide help in answering specific queries and
in using library
resources. Limited assistance is available from library circulation
staff evenings and weekends.
Workshops & Seminars
Library workshops and seminars include training in the effective use of databases and computer programs. Instruction is also available for access to e-journals and the use of other online reference tools such as MDConsult or Harrison's.
Database instruction includes, but is not limited to:
- Web of Knowledge & Web of Science
Training for computer programs includes, but is not limited to:
- Reference Manager
- MS Word
The Seminars at LHS Peoria page will give you specifics on sessions and dates or call (671-8491 OR 671-8489) to arrange a tour.