Welcome Residents and Fellows!


We’d love it if you’d stop by so we could meet you in person. Then again, we know you’ve got lots on your mind right now.

OK, so we’re not going to spend a great deal of time telling you about our fantastic website, thousands of journals and books, extensive computing resources, rare books and manuscripts, study areas, photocopying, free classes, e-mail alerts, or beautiful, historic reading room (which doubles as a great place to take a nap, if you need one). Instead, we’re going to focus on a couple things we think might make your lives easier right now. Then, when you’re ready for more, we’ll be here!

Ask A Librarian: 275-2487

Ask us anything! Wondering about e-resources, accessing information from your  handheld device, library tours, or customized searches? We’re here to help you.

Contact us by phone (275-2487 from “the outside” or just 5-2487 from a house phone), by visiting the Reference Desk (M-F, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) (our land location is room 1-6221), or by using the “Ask A Librarian” link from our website, www.urmc.edu/miner/ask_librarian/.

Online Resources

Miner Library Online is your gateway to dozens of online research and clinical tools, nearly 300 health-related e-books, and over 25,000 e-journals. You don’t need a password to access our e-resources from computers on the UR campus. In addition, University of Rochester faculty, employees, residents, fellows, and students can use their UR NetID or Medical Center Active Directory account (URMC network and e-mail login) to access Miner Library’s e-journals, books, and databases from off-campus. Need help with this? Contact our Computing Center Help Desk at 275-6865 (or just 5-6865 from a house phone).

Here’s a small sampling of some of our online resources:

Ovid Medline: Popular version of MEDLINE® with links to UR libraries’ e-journals.
PubMed@UR: Customized version of the world’s leading index for biomedical journal articles, with links to UR libraries’ e-journals.
VisualDX: Visual diagnostic clinical support tool; iPhone/iTouch version available.
Cochrane Library: Cochrane Collaboration’s EBM databases, including full-text systematic reviews
Harrison’s: Online version of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine
MD Consult: Medical textbooks, e-journals, practice guidelines, patient information, and more; mobile version available.
Micromedex: Comprehensive drug database, including drug interaction module and patient handouts; mobile version available.
UpToDate: Comprehensive clinical resource; mobile version available. (Only accessible at URMC, Highland Hospital, and networked physician offices.)

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