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Faculty Guide to MUSM Libraries

The Medical Libraries offer a variety of print and electronic resources which support both the curriculum and faculty research and development. The collections include print and electronic books, journals, databases, point-of-care tools, and models.

Collection Management Policy

Electronic Resources

Databases: The Libraries provide access to about 150 databases, including specialized electronic resources such as ClinicalKey, Cochrane Library, DynaMed Plus, ISI Web of Science, Discovery, and many more.

Journals: The Libraries make over 17,000 medical journals available electronically through the Journal Search

Books: Over 334,000 textbooks in various specialties (including many student primary references) are available online through the Catalog.

  • On Campus - No login needed.
  • Off Campus - When you see the Mercer Authentication page, log in using the following instructions:
  • MUSM Full-time Faculty & Staff - Mercer email username and password
  • Residents & Faculty without Mercer email account - Library account username and password

As of January 1, 2024, you'll need an individual username and password. If you don't already have a Mercer account with an individual username and password, please fill out this form and email/return it to Anna Krampl or a MUSM Campus Librarian


We manage lists of Year 1 and Year 2 primary readings, as well as recommended clerkship resources that are available electronically.

Research Compliance/Insitutional Review Board Requirements

Research compliance and IRB requirements need to go through the institutional process.

Library instruction

The Libraries offer multiple classes for groups or individuals on a variety of topics. Go here for more information.

Recommending items for purchase

Would you like the Library to acquire a book, journal or other item? Use the Suggestion for Purchase Form to submit your requests to us.

Publications by MUSM Authors

Publications by MUSM Authors in PubMed, Web of Science, and Embase.

Identifying Scholarly Publications

Tips for Identifying Scholarly Publications

Open Access Publishing

The Open Access Publishing page includes: Types of Journal Access; Myths About Open Access; Predatory vs Low Quality Journals; Vetting Journals; Benefits of Open Access; Finding Open Access Journals; and Open Access Journals with APC Covered through Mercer University

Open Access/Hybrid Journals with APC Covered through Mercer University

Open Access/Hybrid Journals with APC Covered through Mercer University includes links to publishers with whom Mercer University has agreements.

Measuring Your Research Impact

Measuring Your Research Impact to demonstate your contribution to scholarship. Also includes information about predatory publishers, author IDs and profiles, and protecting your intellectual property.

Creating Persistent/Durable Links to Library Resources

Creating Persistent/Durable Links to Library Resources to link to library resources in Canvas, course syllabi, reading lists, websites, and email.

Citation Management Tools

Citation Management Tools including examples of how to cite resources and citation generators and converters.

Virtual and Augmented Reality

Virtual and Augmented Reality guide to help direct you to authoritative resources for virtual reality and augmented reality in medicine.


Copyright information including "Fair Use".

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Not finding what you need? Use InterLibrary Loan to get journal articles, books and book chapters.

Library Liaisons

Your library liaison can help!

Library liaisons work with designated MUSM departments to facilitate use of the Library, and increase faculty and student awareness of services and collections. We encourage you to contact the library liaison to your department to learn what services and resources we can offer..

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