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Library staff are available five days a week to assist you with your information needs. We can help. Visit or contact the Library via email , phone or fax.
In The Library
Check out the collection in the Library. Maine Medical Center employees and Medical Staff may borrow items. Books, slides, and audiotapes circulate for four weeks. Videotapes for one week. Journals and special collections (History and Archives) do not circulate.
If we don't have it, we can get it! For Maine Medical Center employees and Medical Staff, Library Staff will locate and borrow items not owned by the Library. Requests may be submitted by email or by contacting the library.
Searching the Literature
Doing it Yourself The Library subscribes to several databases, including MEDLINE, PsychInfo, CINAHL, and SportDiscus. These databases are available from any terminal which is connected to the MMC network. A search will provide you with a list of journal articles, some in full text, on a topic of interest to you.
Library Staff can do it for you! Experienced searchers will compile a bilbliography. We have access to the above databases plus approximately 300 more. You can request a search by email or by contacting the library.
Photocopying: We provide a self service photocopier for copying Library materials or physicians may request Library Staff perform this service. Inquire in the Library for more information.
Tours and Orientations: Library Staff members welcome the opportunity to provide tours and/or orientation sessions to individuals or groups wishing to learn more about the services and resources available in the Library.
Training: Classes on database searching, Library skills, and the Internet are offered on request. Contact the Library to schedule training at your convenience.
On the Web
Maine Medical Center Library resources and services are also available via the Web.
EOS - MMC Library Card Catalog: Search for books, videos, journals and archival materials available in this Library.
Database Searching: A collection of databases for literature searching is provided by the MMC Library. Databases include Medline (Ovid & PubMed), PsycINFO, CINAHL and SportDISCUS. Search results will be citations with summaries, links to available full text and a message indicating if the Library subscribes to the journal.
The Cochrane Library: An online collection of systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare interventions and evidence-based meta-analysis and clinical trials is available from Wiley.
Electronic Resources The MMC Library provides access to full text medical textbooks, journals and databases via the MMC Intranet. Contact the Library for details.