Annual Report 2012

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Thank You for Using Us! Over 26,000 Articles/Books Supplied to Hospital Staff in 2012

In 2012, the health sciences library supplied Huntington Hospital physicians, nurses and employees with almost 19,000 journal articles and over 7000 accesses to print and online books. The library uses innovative linking technology to provide seamless access to electronic journal and electronic book subscriptions. Resources such as OvidSP, MDConsult, PubMed and UpToDate all link to the library’s full text journal subscriptions when available, saving clinicians time when they need to access information quickly. The library also provides A to Z and subject lists of electronic resources from the library’s website and online catalog.

Additionally, the library’s Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan service provides access to journal articles and the ability to borrow books that are not in our own collections. If the library does not have an article or book in its collection, it goes through a national network of libraries called DOCLINE to request the article or book from another library.

†This figure only includes statistics for journals the library is able to track usage. It does not include those journal articles, such as PubMed Central and other open access articles and archives, that we provide access to but cannot track usage.

‡ 2011 figures do not include Redbook online usage. Figures do not include statistics for those electronic books the library provides access to but cannot track usage (NCBI, DOAB, Pain Mangement, AORN Perioperative Standards, etc.)

Off-Site Access FAQs

Q: Can I get off-site access to the library’s resources?

A: Yes. Physicians can login via Citrix/Meditech or CONNECT for offsite access to all the library’s resources, see our Physicians Off-Site Access page to learn how. All other hospital staff have off-site access privileges to selected resources (OvidSP, MDConsult, Natural Standard and Gale Databases). To request off-site access to one or all of these resources use our Off-Site Access Request Form.

Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan FAQs:

Q: Who can use the Document Delivery/ILL services?

A: Any affiliated Huntington Hospital physician, nurse or employee in good standing is eligible to use Document Delivery/ILL.

Q: How much does it cost to use the Document Delivery/ILL services?

A:  For Huntington Hospital affiliated physicians, nurses and employees there is no cost to you to have the library order a journal article or book from another library. The library sometimes incurs copyright and service fees from other libraries but this cost is not passed on to our clients.

Q: What types of materials can be ordered via Document Delivery?

A: Almost any type of material (journal article, book or book chapter, audio visual) can be ordered, however, whether or not the library will be able to obtain your requested material depends on it being available from a lending library. Materials that cannot be requested from Document Delivery/ILL include electronic books, whole journal issues and electronic video/audio files.

Q: How can I order an article via Document Delivery?

A: There are three ways to order an article or book:

  1. Use the Document Delivery link from within an OvidSP database
  2. Email the library
  3. Fill out the Order an Article or Book form on the main page of the library’s website

Find Out More About Literature Searches from the Library

Did you know that a librarian can help you with finding relevant medical literature for your topic of interest? In 2011 & 2012, library staff did over 150 searches for our clients, and, already in 2013 we’ve done over 100 searches! Contact the library (x5161, library (at) or use our Search Request Form to submit a topic for which you would like to request a search.

Mediated Literature/Information Services

2011 average search time 2.1 hours

2012 average search time 2.44 hours


Q: What is a “mediated search”?

A: A mediated search is one done by library staff at the request of a library client.

Q: Who can request a mediated search?

A: Huntington hospital employees, affiliated nurses & physicians, patients and community members can all request a mediated search.

Q: What are some reasons to request a mediated search?

  • The library subscribes to resources not available on the Internet. A search using library’s resources can assist in finding comprehensive and authoritative information quickly.
  • You’ve done your own searching and come up with little or no information. Sometimes it helps to have another person see if they can find something you may have missed.
  • Your patient asks a question that you’d like to follow up on but don’t have time. Ask the library to look for the information and get back to you so that you can follow up.