“The mission of the health sciences library is to be a valued partner, fully integrated into the work of the university and providing leadership in knowledge management for education, research, patient care, and community outreach.”
The A. Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library (THL) serves the academic health sciences schools, basic and clinical research, bioinformatics and clinical translational science, and the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS). THL partners with the Medical School, the School of Nursing, the School of Dentistry, the College of Pharmacy, the School of Public Health, and UMHS in meeting the information and research needs of students, faculty, researchers and clinical staff. As a member of the University Library, the Taubman Health Sciences Library is open to the public to use its resources on-site.
In addition to over 480,879 print volumes, THL offers access to a growing number of electronic resources, including 2,988 e-books and e-journals, through multiple campus-wide publisher agreements. In addition, users have access to over 213,000 e-books in biomedical sciences through the library’s consortial membership in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation. THL supports access to 106 databases relevant to the health sciences, including PubMed, Embase, Cochrane EBM Reviews, Scopus, Web of Knowledge, MD Consult, DynaMed, CINAHL, Stat!Ref, AccessMedicine, AccessPharmacy, and many others. The library collection reflects the current state of knowledge and practice as well as preserving a record of cultural and scientific development in the health sciences.
As a Resource Library in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), THL is a gateway to and partners with over a thousand biomedical libraries nationwide. As an Outreach Library in the NN/LM, THL provides health information to local communities in Michigan. THL also actively collaborates and supports UMHS and the University in their community outreach.
For more information read our latest accomplishment and activities report (pdf - 2.15 MB). Older accomplishment reports are available here:
Taubman Library Floor Guide
Help getting to the Library (information on parking, campus bus routes, getting to/from the hospitals)
Taubman Health Sciences Library FAQ