Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) Library is the primary source of biomedical information access for the WMed community. Established in 2013, the WMed library is resolute in the mission to provide state-of-the-art information services to medical students, faculty, residents, and staff providing custom access to electronic resources in direct support of: medical education, clinical care, research, and more.
Information professionals are available to help you locate, retrieve, and assess information. The WMed library faculty are available online and in-person to consult on:
- Assistance complying with the NIH Public Access Policy
- Assistance with accessing any library resources
- Course assignments, grand rounds, morning reports, and journal clubs
- Creating online tutorials and research guides for information resources
- Expert search, retrieval, and critical analysis of literature
- Guidance integrating library resources into course assignments and clinical practice
- Mobile application support for library resources
- Obtaining non-subscribed-to material
- Publication support
- Reference management support
Our team regularly visits various learning environments outside the Information Commons to support the WMed team. WMed’s collection provides access to a robust array of online journals and books in various health science disciplines. Resource-sharing agreements with Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals - Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare - and the Michigan eLibrary enable us to present a collection that includes access to scholarly content in biomedical sciences, the social sciences, and biotechnology, as well as various other fields to support ongoing interdisciplinary research and interprofessional learning partnerships. Access to WMed Library resources is available through the campus network and remotely to WMed authorized users. Subscription contracts with the journal and database publishers require the library to restrict remote access to WMed faculty, staff, residents, and currently enrolled students. However, if an online resource is freely available, the link is identified as free or open access on the library's E-Resources list. Please visit the library home page or contact the library staff to learn more!