HSLS Services to UPMC Residents and Fellows

HSLS Services to UPMC Residents and Fellows

Last Updated February 2023

Effective July 1, 2012, the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) will provide residents and fellows within the UPMC Graduate Medical Education program 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 provided access. The UPMC Health Sciences Digital Library (HSDL) offers streamlined access to online journals, databases and other resources.

  2. Services
    • Document Delivery Service

      UPMC residents and fellows are eligible for HSLS Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery services. This subsidized service provides journal articles and book chapters not currently available in the digital library collection to support residents' and fellows' research and clinical needs.

      Both article requests and interlibrary loan deliveries are provided via the Illiad online system. For additional information, please see: https://illiad.hsls.pitt.edu/illiad/FirstTime_UPMC.shtml

    • Information Services

      HSLS librarians will provide information services (e.g., reference consultations, literature searches) to UPMC residents/fellows in person at Falk Library, by telephone at 412-648-8866, or through email at medlibq@pitt.edu.

    • 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 or other equipment 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 to UPMC residents/fellows.  Residents/fellows may also attend HSLS scheduled classes and workshops.

E-Resources Available to UPMC:


  • AccessMedicine, AccessPharmacy, AccessSurgery
  • ClinicalKey
  • Cochrane Library/Cochrane Clinical Answers
  • Exam Master
  • MEDLINE (Ovid)
  • Natural Medicines
  • PubMed
  • PsychiatryOnline including DSM-5 Library
  • UpToDate

Journal Packages:

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

Electronic Books:

  • King Guide to Parenteral Admixtures
  • MedOne Education (Thieme)
  • Ovid E-Books
  • R2 Library
  • Red Book (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • SpringerProtocols
  • STAT!Ref Books
  • Wiley Online Library