Answered By: Clare Withers
Last Updated: Feb 28, 2016     Views: 439

The Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) provides resources for UPMC residents and fellows.  Health sciences related questions about library resources or services should be directed to the HSLS Ask a Librarian Service.

UPMC residents and fellows can locate the following through UPMC Access:

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 guest wireless accounts are not available to UPMC residents/fellows while in the library. Interlibrary loan and document delivery services are also not available to residents/fellows.

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.  You can read more about the scope of services available to UPMC.


  • Access Medicine, Access Surgery
  • ACP Smart Medicine & ACP Journal Club
  • ISI Web of Science
  • MEDLINE (Ovid)
  • Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database
  • Health e Galaxy (formerly NCME TV)
  • OT Search
  • 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, Clinical Evidence, Cambridge University Press Online, Cochrane Library/Evidence-Based Medicine, Nature, Oxford University Press Online, Research NOW (DeGuyter), Sage Premiere, Springer LINK, Thieme Medical Journals, Wiley-Blackwell Journals
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • Ovid journals

Electronic Books:

  • King Guide to Parenteral Admixtures
  • Ovid E-Books
  • ClinicalKey
  • Red Book (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • STAT!Ref Books
  • Thieme Library

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