Library of the Health Sciences - Rockford
Reference and Research
Information/Circulation desk staff provide directions, assist users in locating materials, and answer brief information queries. Contact them at:
In-Depth Reference and Research Assistance
Reference staff provide assistance to users interested in researching health sciences topics. In-depth consultation and/or instruction is also be provided. Reference staff are available Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Consultation and/or assistance is available at other times by appointment.
The University Library subscribes to a number of online databases which users can search on their own either at the library or from home. Staff in the Information Services Department will perform mediated online searching for users who prefer to have a search done by a trained professional. To request this service, contact the library at 815-395-5650 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fees: The basic fee for a mediated search for UIC faculty, students, staff, alumni association members and corporate members is $10; for non-affiliated users, the fee is $25. If users are requesting searches from fee-based vendors the actual charges of the search will be passed on to the user. Turnaround time for delivery of a search is usually 2-3 days, depending on the complexity of the search.
Information Services staff provide instruction about library and information resources in a number of ways, including: