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Apps Instructions for access to several apps available through library or medical center subscriptions.
Ask A Librarian

If you have questions about library services and resources, we are here to help. Please check our website for information about hours, policies, and services.

Circulation Check-in, check-out, renew items, and much more.
eBooks Thousands of eBooks are available from your desktop, laptop, or mobile device.

More than 6,200 Health Sciences eJournals are available at OSU.  Links are available through the Online Journals List and in the Library Catalog.  Many library databases including PubMed provide...

Liaison Librarians

Liaison librarians are professional librarians who act as a link between the library and its customers. Liaison librarians can provide consultations to faculty, staff, and students to

Poster Printing Medical Visuals Now Accepts Online Credit Card Payments:
Research Support Consulting, teaching, presentations and serving as a team member for systematic reviews are the primary services offered to faculty, staff and graduate students involved in health sciences research.
Reserves Print and electronic reserves are available for high demand and course related resources.
Audio Conferencing Audio Conferencing allows multiple remote participants to communicate via phone for meetings.
Basic Presentations Equipment and services for the sharing of information during events, meetings, and classes.
Bones & Models Skulls, individual bones, skeletons, bone boxes and anatomical models are available for two-hour checkout.
Citation Management Tools Many research databases, as well as the OSU and OhioLINK catalogs, allow you to output citations in a format that can be imported directly into bibliographic management software.

At its inception, the Medical Heritage Center began acquiring historic material and artifacts that speak to central Ohio's rich health sciences history.

Copyright Education and guidance on the application of copyright law.
Courtesy Cards A courtesy card extends library borrowing privileges to persons not affiliated with OSU.
Equipment Checkout Basic AV equipment available for short-term (3 business days) checkout for meetings outside of our supported spaces.
Grant or Manuscript Writing Assistance

Need Grant or Manuscript Writing Assistance?  Health Sciences Library has an agreement with 

Graphic Design

Design can play an important role in the success of your business, project or presentation.

Group and Classroom Instruction

In an effort to educate the public about the rich health sciences history of Central Ohio and our collections, the Center offers tours of our facilities, classroom instruction, and presentations...

Guidelines for Comprehensive Literature Searches


1. Select the electronic resources/databases

Instruction A variety of workshops are available from health sciences librarians and other library staff.
Interlibrary Services

Interlibrary Services provides interlibrary loan and document delivery of articles, books and book chapters, and more through the ILLiad request system.

Keeping Up with the Literature


NLM Databases/My NCBI

Locations Reservable locations and supported AV systems.
Lost and Found Lost and found is located at the Public Services Desk.
Medical Illustration

Medical Visuals is your campus resource for high-quality, custom medical illustration at a fair price.

Medical Illustration Gallery Gallery of medical illustration created by the OSU Health Sciences Library's Medical Visuals service area.
Mission & Vision Mission Statement:
Connecting people with knowledge to encourage inquiry, innovation and collaboration.

Vision Statement:
Operator Assistance A dedicated Audio Visual Technician scheduled for an event in its entirety.

We have a variety of digital portrait packages available for you. Digital portraits can be used for CV's, publications, presentations, newspapers, and other promotional uses.

Poster Lamination

We laminate posters with a satin (low glare) finish.

Poster Mounting

We also can mount posters and other printed material to foam core or gator board. If a poster is mounted it must also be laminated.

Print Resources Available print collections include books, journals, and reserve items.
Printers & Copier Photocopying, black and white printing, and scanning are available throughout the building with a BuckID.
Programming and Outreach

The Medical Heritage Center’s programming series is comprised of four annual lectures: the James V.

Public Computing Public computers are available on the first, third, and fourth floors of the library.
Publications for Sale

The publications featured are for sale from the Medical Heritage Center (MHC). They were written by MHC Scholars-in-Residence.

Quick Reference Staff at the desk can provide assistance with searching, referrals, and more.
Recording Live event recording and award winning video production services.
Research Assistance and Consultation

The Medical Heritage Center is dedicated to providing research assistance and consultation through our three collections of rare books, archives and artifacts.

Resource Reproduction

In-person viewing of all MHC collections is free, however the Center does charge for reproduction services. Those services are listed below with pricing.

Scholarly Communications This site is designed to keep health sciences faculty and researchers up-to-date on issues and trends in scholarly publishing.
Streaming Media Live webcasting of events via the Internet.
Study Rooms Study rooms are available on the 3rd floor of the library.
Systematic Reviews Many research databases, as well as the OSU and OhioLINK catalogs, allow you to output citations in a format that can be imported directly into bibliographic management software.
TurningPoint An Audience Response System that combines software and hardware to add interactive polling/quiz slides to a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.
Video Conferencing IP standard-based video conferencing offers real-time two-way audio/video communication between two or more locations that have dedicated and compatible video conferencing equipment.
Web Conferencing Web Conferencing provides live audio and visual 2-way communication between two or more locations to conduct meetings, training, or presentations via the Internet. WebEx is the supported web...