Library Resources for Clerkships

Below are a few library resources that will  help you during your clerkships:Library reminders and tips for successful clerkships

Clerkship Resource Guide - This guide is focused on information resources to help third-year medical students during their clinical clerkships.

NEOMED and OhioLINK books can be delivered to our affiliated hospital libraries for you to pick up.  If you have questions about this process, please email us. 

AccessMedicine – New FeaturesClinical Prep – provides access to highly credible, to-the-point information on common clinical questions that arise in clinical clerkships and similar patient care experiences.  Hospital Corner – procedure videos, board review books, cases.

UpToDate:  This account is linked to your affiliation with NEOMED. To keep your account active, you must change your password every 90 days.  In-application & email messaging will inform you of the need to verify affiliation if you have not done so by day 80.  You will receive a second alert at day 90. If you fail to re-verify by day 90, you will lose mobile and remote access. To regain access, please complete the re-verification process.  You can do this by connecting to UptoDate while on campus and using a computer onsite.

ILLiad – Register for an account if haven’t already.  Order any article or book you may need while on your clerkships.

EBM Resources Site in AIMS – You have access to this site which includes a lot of information from your EBM course that will help with PBLI presentations. 

Affiliated Hospital Libraries – You have access to the library resources available at our affiliated hospital libraries listed below:

Akron Children's Mary Hower Medical Library: All of their services and forms can be accessed online, but you must be able to login to myKidsnet (you can do this in the Library.)  Paper requests for literature searches are available in the library.  Requests for articles may be emailed to them.  Located on the third floor of the hospital’s Akron campus, near the cafeteria.  They are usually staffed from 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., with after-hours access by badge.  They offer a variety of services -please stop by for a brochure or a quick tour.  Ellen, Judy, and Alyssa look forward to working with you!  Call 330-543-8250 or email library@akronchildrens.orgwith any questions

The Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center Medical Library: Located on the second floor of the main hospital near the lobby and main entrance. The Medical Library is staffed Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Badge swipe access at other times. Library Services Coordinator, Clare Leibfarth and Library Operations Assistant, Denise Mullins will be happy to assist you in finding the information that you need to support education and patient care. 

VallyCare-Northside Medical Library: Located on the ground floor of the old Tod Children's Hospital at Northside Medical Center. The Health Sciences Library is accessible 24 hours per day either by using the combination keypad or by contacting the hospital Security Department.  The library is staffed Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  There are no staffed evening, weekend or holiday hours.  Resources/Services include:  books, journals, audiovisuals, general reference, interlibrary loan, online catalog, literature searches, library orientation, and end-user computer training. A photocopy machine is available for copying library materials and scanning and printing is available on library PCs.  Dan Dunlany, the medical librarian, may be contacted at 330-884-3476 or by email at: or  dunlany@steward.or

Aultman Hospital Health Science Library

Mercy Medical Center Medical Library

Summa Akron City Hospital Medical Library


—Submitted by Stephanie Henderson.

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