JOURNAL ARTICLE

The changing library: what clinicians need to know

Pauline S Beam, Laura M Schimming, Alan B Krissoff, Lynn K Morgan
Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, New York 2006, 73 (6): 857-63
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Over the last two decades, changes in technology have allowed academic medical center libraries to bring the world of biomedical information to the physician's computer desktop. Because digital libraries have grown so rapidly and in so many ways, some clinicians may be uncertain about the services and resources that are available to them. This article explains how clinical faculty can best utilize their library to support their research and patient care. It addresses some of the most common myths about the "new" medical library, and it highlights innovations in library resources and services that can help physicians to better access, use and manage medical information.

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