Answered By: Clare Withers
Last Updated: Aug 07, 2017     Views: 597

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/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.

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
  • 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






Need help? Chat with us!

More ways to contact us

  • Ask Us is intended for current Pitt students, faculty, and staff or questions from others regarding our unique resources and services
  • We cannot respond to medical, legal, or tax-related questions
  • Within 2 business days you should receive a response with an answer or direction to additional resources
  • Use of Ask Us is your agreement to our Privacy Policy Statement
  • Anonymized transcripts may be used to improve our service or for training