Lewis P. Gundry Health Sciences Library
900 S Caton Ave, Baltimore MD 21229
1st Floor (main building)
Library Open Hours: 7:30AM - 4:00PM (Monday - Friday)
After Hours Access limited (door unlocks at 6:30AM weekdays)
Librarian: Lucinda Bennett
I-medicalapps"iMedicalApps is the leading online publication for medical professionals, patients, and analysts interested in mobile medical technology and health care apps. Our physician editors lead a team of physicians, allied health professionals, medical trainees, and mHealth analysts in providing reviews, research, and commentary of mobile medical technology. Our publication is heavily based on our own experiences in the hospital and clinic setting."
- Medscape Mobile
8,500+ prescription and OTC drugs, herbals, and supplements
6,200+ Reference articles for decision-making support
Clinical tools: drug interaction checker, calculators, and pill identifier
- Sanford Guide - Covid19 App "In the interest of providing the medical community with concise information about the rapidly changing SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 situation, Sanford Guide has made its resources related to the pandemic available without a digital subscription." Access is available on the Web, on IPhone or IPad, and Android devices.
Check out the Medical Algorithms Project, now called Medal The Medical Algorithms Company.
It has been around for over a decade, and has 1,000s of medical care algorithms for over 45 different specialties in medicine and nursing. It was developed by Dr. Sriram Iyengar, Ph.D., of the School of Health information Systems, University of Texas, Houston, and the Institute for Algorithmic Medicine. For individuals, it is still freely accessible at the URL below. You will need to register to gain access; it has iOS and Android apps available. Here is the URL below:
MEDAL The Medical Algorithms CompanyThis is an evidence-based clinical decision support tool, with over 22,000 plus calculators and risk scores.
Open Links to Catholic Bioethics Sites
National Catholic Bioethics CenterEasy access to the official position of the Catholic Church on issues of bioethics
Article on Catholic Bioethics and clinicians in PMCArticle authored by Hazel J. Markwell and Barry F. Brown and written for clinicians practicing under the tradition of Catholic Bioethics.
Catholic Health Association, USAWeb site of information and guides concerning end-of-life directives and other ethical-religious topics specific to the Roman Catholic Church.
Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care ServicesThis official text can be found on the website of the USCCB. It is the 6th ed., 2018, and developed by the Committee on Doctrine of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
Interprofessional Continuing Education
"Our goal is to leverage technology to establish innovative training and education featuring internal subject matter experts from across Ascension and beyond. The new Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) website allows all associates - clinical and non-clinical - access to continuing education. The new cloud technology has simplified the process to apply, accredit and award continuing education as well as maintaining a repository of educational activities, transcripts and certificates. The IPCE site hosts the Ascension educational activity calendar for upcoming activities, livestream and on-demand education. Ascension associates can log in using their single sign-on for ease, and all others have access to the same high-quality education by logging in as a non-Ascension associate."
To access this education platform you will need to create a profile, please use link above for instructions.
Days when the Librarian will be away:
- Half day on 31st March (will be working in the morning only) Please contact either of the following Ascension Librarians for any requests that afternoon:
- Kellee Selden - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mary Hyde - email@example.com
Days when Library Orientation will occur (please note for computer access)
- 6th March
Our library blog is now live! Newsletter issues and interesting articles will be archived here. Interesting articles, searching tips, and other fascinating news will appear on this site. See below for the most recent posts. If you would like to be added to the Newsletter mailing list let the Librarian know!
Catalog: Search for Print Resources
Titles From Our Print Collection
Joint Commission has many open and free information sources on its web site. Click to access the valuable information on CLABSI with guidelines, prevention measures, etc.
Hospital & Ambulatory AMP E-Resources
MARYLAND COMAR - Code of MD Regulations
You can lookup any of the MD state regulations Here.
What Is COMAR?
Health Disparities Resources
Be sure to also check our databases for e-books & e-journals specific to the patient population you are researching!
Refugee, Immigrant & Indigenous Resources
EthnoMedA web site of health resources created by the University of Washington for addressing healthcare concerns of recent refugees, immigrants or indigenous peoples throughout the US
Maryland Immigrant and Refugee Health ResourcesMaryland's Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene online immigrant and refugee health resources for providers.
National Library of Medicine's Online Books on Health DisparitiesTopics over all areas of health disparities including gender, aged, immigrant, refugee, poor, children, urban populations, rural populations, indigenous. All of these are found in NLM's online Bookshelf
USCRI (U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants)Online resource library for service providers
The Center of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion helped create a web site of health disparities information. This resource also provides best evidence on this topic.
The Surgeon General has a comprehensive web site on health issues pertinent to all Americans.
The American Medical Association has information regarding disparities in health care, and offers continuing medical education credits for increasing your knowledge on these issues.
Additionally, there are private non-profit religious agencies or other government bodies which offer valuable and trustworthy information on the issues surrounding healthcare disparities, and which address barriers to standard healthcare. Below are some selected sites. Click on the links below to access these relevant and useful websites on health disparities.
NLM/NIH Pubmed's Health Disparities LiteratureThis subset of materials can be found on the PubMed website under PubMed tools. Choose the "Topic Specific Queries" if you are on the site itself. The link is above.
AHRQThe Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has a repository of reports and tools useful in addressing healthcare inequality. Here is the web site link above.
Health Literacy Online A Guide for Simplifying the User ExperienceThis research-based guide will help you develop intuitive health websites and digital tools that can be easily accessed and understood by all users — including the millions of Americans who struggle to find, process, and use online health information.
About The Library
Welcome to the Library! Our physical space is open to all Ascension Saint Agnes associates during open hours. All electronic resources are available throughout the hospital campus from any computer via The Saint.
Writing a Case Study or Report? Be sure to investigate our online resources including these online journals & ebooks: A&A Case Reports, Journal of Medical Case Reports, Radiology Case Reports, Clinical Cases in Anesthesia etc...Be sure to check the Citation, Writing & Research Help page for helpful tips, videos and templates for personal statements, posters and other writing needs.
Do you need assistance with edits, brainstorming or composition? Make an appointment with the Librarian or send a draft to the library email and I will be glad to help.
Popular titles such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine can be accessed via our Discover Tool. Online journals, books and clinical overviews can also be found in our Clinical Key & Ovid databases. Systematic Reviews, Drug Trials & Meta Analyses are easily found in the Cochrane Library.
All physical books are to be checked-out and checked-in with the Librarian. Most books are available for 2 weeks, with a few exceptions for 1 week loans. Reference books & periodicals are not to leave the physical space but can be read in the library anytime.
Services provided by the Library include:
- Literature searching and research assistance
- Document delivery and discovery services as part of the National Library of Medicine library network
- Study Space and Carrels
Borrowing - Use the Library Request Form or email us when your search does not connect you to our full-text subscriptions. The Librarian can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our library is a full member of the National Library of Medicine network of professional medical and health sciences libraries and as such can order articles from other institutions should we not have access to the article you need.
Physical space amenities include:
- Wireless environment
- Computers and Printer
- Copying -- Copying is self service only, and is to be used for actual work-related needs, or the CME/CNE requirements for certification. Use of the copier is circumscribed by relevant library and hospital policies regarding the same.
The Ascension Library department now has a national page! Here you can access information on what resources are available on a national level, what services are on offer and a comprehensive list of all Ascension librarians. Find it via the following link:
This web site is the official site for the state of Maryland regulations -- COMAR. It is user friendly for searching. In cases of judicial proceedings, a firm paper copy of the COMAR register is considered to be the official format. The print format intact and updated can be found in our Library Reference section. No pages may be taken out to be copied -- instead pull from the online format and double check against the print.
Maryland Medicine Journal is now open access online. Archived issues from the last century are available under publications on the MEDCHI website.
Maryland’s health care delivery system consists of public and private hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient clinics, home health care services, hospices, providers, and health educators, among others. As a public health department, our goal is to improve the health status of every Maryland resident and to ensure access to quality health care.
The National Library of Medicine and other public sites on the web have excellent overviews on finding and using statistics in your clinical research. Follow the links below for some excellent information and how-tos. Click below on their Finding and Using Health Statistics, and all the links following it.
NLM/NIH Finding and Using Health StatisticsA valuable and short online series of introduction modules on statistics
CDC's National Center for Health StatisticsFaststats and summaries of demographic health statistics grouped by topic and cross referenced
US Government Open Data Web SitePublically accessible database of statistics gathered by the US Government
NIST Digital Library of Mathematical FunctionsGreat accessible web site of the project at National Institute of Standards and Technology
AHRQ Data ResourcesVarious databases specific to medical specialty areas
Bureau of Labor Statistics Inflation CalculatorAccurate and fast online caculator for cost of living over the years to determine the real power of earnings
Bureau of Labor Statistics Quarterly AssessmentReal earnings over time calculated geographically
Bureau of Labor Statistics Injury and Illness CalculatorData coverning various employment sectors and industries for comparison of occurences
Open-Epi Web siteA collaboration among several researchers at the CDC and universities with downloadable tools.
Open-Access Data and Computational Resources to Address COVID-19COVID-19 open-access data and computational resources are being provided by federal agencies, including NIH, public consortia, and private entities. These resources are freely available to researchers, and this page will be updated as more information becomes available.