Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Local Public Medical Library

Today one of the medical librarians from the Overlook Hospital library in Summit stopped by to tell us about CLIP, which is an Atlantic Health program that provides free medical information to the public.

[Picture my head spinning around on my shoulders here.]

Do you know how rare it is for hospital libraries to be open to the public?! This is amazing, folks. You can "get answers to your health questions" from a medical librarian (I'm quoting the poster the librarian gave me). You can go in and look at their books and search their databases and journals. You can even call, fax or submit your request online if you can't get to Overlook or Morristown Memorial Hospital in person.

And, as always, you are welcome to consult these ever-popular reference books at BHPL: The Official ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists, Physician's Desk Reference, Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment and Current Surgical Diagnosis & Treatment, among others, and the database Health Source.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this information.