Nalini Mahajan, Director, Medical Library
Reference by E-mail or by Phone
The library staff provides reference assistance to Marianjoy staff, physicians, and residents. You may request for assistance in person, via telephone (630) 909-7092, or use Ask a Librarian service to ask research questions from the library staff.
Library staff is always available to assist in the identification, location, and use of library materials. Assistance is also provided in the use of audiovisual equipment in the library. A professional librarian will be glad to discuss individual reference or research questions and to suggest appropriate resources.
The library staff can assist you in locating factual information contained in the reference book collection, such as addresses and telephone numbers of health professionals, medical schools, publishers, medical abbreviations, definitions, etc. Questions may be posed in person, or telephone, or electronic mail. Normally, these questions should be answered within minutes of your inquiry.
For more in-depth questions, the professional librarian can help you determine the most appropriate databases and other reference sources for your topic and show you how to use them. A wide variety of online indexes, abstracting services, statistical sources, etc. are available in the library and on the library Web site.
Many books and journal articles cannot be located due to incorrect or incomplete citations. This includes many of the references cited at the end of professional journal articles! Library staff will assist you in identifying the correct citation when you are trying to find a specific article.
The library staff will check references attached to manuscripts being submitted for publication for accuracy and for conformation to the format required by the journal. Turn-around time will vary with workload and length of reference list.
Web Site Training
If you need any kind of help with the library Web site, from logging on to using the databases to finding out what we own, just contact the library staff at (630) 909 7092. We will be glad to set up training sessions for departments or individuals, either in the library or in your offices
Any materials not available in the Marianjoy Medical Library may be requested through Interlibrary Loan service. For details go to Interlibrary Loan.