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Reference Services

Reference librarians are available during regular reference hours and by appointment for free information consultations on the use of the library's electronic and print resources. We can help identify and locate potential sources of information on your research topic using the library's licensed and other fee-based databases, e-journals, and our online catalog.

Contact:

Gongchao Yang: 601-984-1237 or gyang@umc.edu
Elizabeth Hinton: 601-984-1239 or ehinton@umc.edu 
Tamara Nelson: 601-984-1238 or tmnelson@umc.edu
Sarah Adcock: 601-984-1241 or scadcock@umc.edu

Reference Hours:

Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Services Offered

  • Librarian "House Calls"
    Schedule an appointment for a librarian to come to your office or classroom for a one-on-one searching session. We can help you develop a search strategy using any licensed database offered by the library. This service is offered to UMMC faculty and staff.
  • Literature Search Requests
    A librarian will craft and carry out a customized search for you or your department. This service is provided to UMMC faculty and staff at no cost and a small fee is charged for non-affiliates. Please fill out the Literature Search Request Form to submit a request. 
  • IACUC- Narrative Searches
    The Animal Welfare Act requires principal investigators to consider alternatives to painful procedures. Reference librarians will help you conduct a literature search using two different databases on the availability of alternatives including refinements, reductions, and replacements (3 Rs).
  • Citation Verification
    A librarian will check references for accuracy before your manuscript is submitted for publication. This service is provided to UMMC faculty and staff.
  • My NCBI Account
    We can help you create and use a "My NCBI" account.
  • NIH Public Access Policy Compliance
    The NIH Public Access Policy requires scientists to submit final, peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to the digital archive PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication. Reference librarians will be glad to work with you and answer any questions regarding this policy.
  • Other Research Services
    Please feel free to contact us at any time with questions regarding the services listed above or with any other information-related inquiries.