Mayo Clinic is served by an integrated system of libraries, knowledge centers, and archives including extensive online resources and efficient delivery systems. The libraries include a large collection of electronic resources accessible 24/7 to all Mayo Clinic staff and students, and physical locations and collections in the Florida, Minnesota, Arizona and Wisconsin.
Resources available to employees and students include a rich collection of digital and traditional resources networked throughout all Mayo sites. The collections cover the entirety of clinical medicine, nursing, biomedical research, medical humanities, and related fields including administration and management of healthcare. The Mayo library system contains an extensive collection of traditional journals and books totaling around 400,000 archival volumes. Mayo employees and students have access to over 6,000 electronic journals and over 2,000 electronic textbooks and finding tools. These resources can be accessed from anywhere in the world.
Mayo Clinic libraries use a variety of commercial and custom-built systems to provide services, including database discovery tools, library and archives management systems, faculty publications database (Mayo Authors Database), electronic Document Delivery system, automated current awareness system, subject guide system, and link resolver and article finder systems.
Services provided by the Mayo Clinic Libraries include traditional services such as circulation, electronic document delivery, and interlibrary loan. A full range of training and staff-mediated services is also available: online database training, evidence-based medicine training, expert literature searching for staff and students, consultation on online retrieval strategy, in-depth reference and consultation services, current literature alerts, and scanning services. Mayo libraries participate in regional and national interlibrary loan networks including the Network of the National Library of Medicine and can obtain material not owned or licensed by a Mayo library from a variety of library collaborators and commercial sources.
Special collections include hospital-based patient libraries supporting the needs of hospitalized patients and their families with special knowledge centers serving the needs of students and faculty of Mayo Medical School and Mayo School of Health Sciences and, archival collections illustrating and documenting the history of Mayo Clinic. Rare medical works (books from 1479; journals from 1665) of scholarly significance, first descriptions, and classic accounts as well as works which help explain the development of medicine are housed in the Mayo History of Medicine Library. The "Locations" link on the library website provides access to more details about these specific libraries.
The Mayo Clinic Libraries and their staff link people, authoritative health sciences knowledge and technology to support the clinical, research and educational goals and initiatives of the Mayo Clinic and affiliated organizations.
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