Last Updated July 2017

Effective July 1, 2012, the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) will provide UPMC residents and fellows with the following services and resources:

  1. Access to E-Resources

    UPMC residents/fellows will have hospital-based onsite access to the e-resources listed at the end of this document. Remote access to these resources is available through UPMC Access.

  2. Services
    • Document Delivery Service

      Document Delivery Service is subsidized for UPMC residents and fellows.

    • Information Services

      HSLS librarians will provide information services (e.g., reference consultations, literature searches) to UPMC residents/fellows in person, by telephone, or through the Ask-A-Librarian button on the HSLS Web site.

    • Access to Falk Library of the Health Sciences

      Access to Falk Library is open. UPMC residents/fellows may use onsite print books and public study areas. UPMC residents/fellows may borrow books in-person from the Falk Library circulating collection. Residents/fellows are individually responsible for fines and fees incurred for materials that are not returned on time.

      Laptops, iPads, or other media do not circulate to residents/fellows. UPMC residents/fellows are not eligible for accounts to log onto library computers or to reserve group rooms. Pitt wireless accounts are not available to UPMC residents/fellows while in the library.

    • User Instruction

      HSLS librarians will offer group instruction and orientations in Falk Library to residents/fellows from UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Montefiore, and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.

      UPMC residents/fellows may also attend HSLS scheduled classes and workshops. HSLS scheduled classes and workshops.

    E-Resources Available to UPMC:


    • AccessMedicine, AccessPharmacy, AccessSurgery
    • CINAHL
    • Exam Master
    • ISI Web of Science
    • MEDLINE (Ovid)
    • Natural Medicines
    • PubMed
    • UpToDate

    Journal Packages:

    • AMA Journals
    • Elsevier ScienceDirect
    • Individual clinical titles not in packages
    • Mary Ann Liebert Online
    • LWW (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins) Total Access Collection
    • Medical Letter
    • Journal packages licensed by University of Pittsburgh through the Northeast Research Libraries (NERL) Consortium, including BMJ journals, Cambridge University Press Online, Cochrane Library/Evidence-Based Medicine, Nature, Oxford University Press Online, Sage Premiere, Springer LINK, Thieme Medical Journals, Wiley-Blackwell Journals
    • New England Journal of Medicine
    • Ovid journals

    Electronic Books:

    • ClinicalKey
    • PsychiatryOnline including DSM-5 Library
    • King Guide to Parenteral Admixtures
    • Ovid E-Books
    • R2 Library
    • Red Book (American Academy of Pediatrics)
    • STAT!Ref Books
    • Thieme Library
    • Wiley Online Library