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Edward G. Miner Library

Faculty Resources: Library Services

Information, Tools, and Resources for faculty at URMC

Literature Search

If you need help with a literature search for publication, research, grants, or patient care the Miner Librarians are here to help. URMC departments are paired with a liaison librarian to help meet your needs. When you submit a literature search request, your liaison librarian will complete a search of the literature on your behalf. Once completed your librarian will shared the results of the search. Turn around for completion of a literature search request is around 5 business days. Submit a request here.

Meet with a Librarian

Making an appointment with one of our librarians can address a number of needs you may have. We can assist with citation management, consultations about searching the literature, discuss a prospective systematic review, or any other library related questions you may have. Make an appointment with your librarian here

Systematic Reviews

The Miner Librarians are expert searchers who can assist with your systematic review. When working with your liaison librarian on a systematic review, you will work together to establish a timeline of completion for the project. Some of the support we provide includes:

  • Consultation
  • Construct and execute comprehensive search strategies
  • Provide documentation to ensure the search is reproducible 
  • Write up the methods 
  • Assist with citation management 
  • Make recommendations for publication 

Please contact your liaison librarian to learn more and get started.

Ask a Librarian

Have a question and not sure where to turn? Our Ask a Librarian service provides you with the information you need. Staffed Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm, our librarian on-call will help you find the answer you are looking for. From here you can submit a question, request a literature search, seek information for patients, chat with a librarian, or make an appointment. 

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Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan is a free of charge service Miner Library provides for URMC affiliated faculty, staff, students, and other UR affiliates. When you submit your request to an item we don't have full text access to, our Interlibrary Loan team reaches out to libraries all of the world to get you the information you need. Typical turnaround time for journal articles is 1-2 business days, but there are a variety of factors that could impact that. If you are requesting a book the turnaround is 7-10 business days. 

Learn more about Interlibrary Loan here