Medical Library

Liz Lorbeer
Elizabeth R. Lorbeer, EdM
Department Chair

Welcome from the Department Chair

The medical library at WMed is the primary source for biomedical information for our students, residents, faculty, and staff. Together, we provide customized access to electronic resources that directly support medical education, research, clinical care, and community engagement. 

Our informationists are available to:

  • Perform advanced¬†literature searches
  • Review and validate database search strategies¬†
  • Collaborate on research projects and grants
  • Incorporate evidence-based practice skills into the curriculum and clinical practice
  • Co-author the literature review in scoping review, systematic review, and research papers
  • Locate peer-reviewed sources to submit manuscripts for publication
  • Obtain non-subscribed-to materials through interlibrary loan¬†and document delivery¬†services
  • Organize and manage your papers with citation management software
  • Customize library workshops to individuals or groups
  • Offer mobile application support for library resources
  • Assist with complying with the NIH Public Access Policy and Data Management & Sharing Policy
  • Support learners in preparation for morning report and journal club
  • Offer a plagiarism checker and manuscript editing service
  • Create online tutorials and research guides for information resources
  • Guidance integrating library resources into course assignments
  • Provide access to USMLE Step and Board question banks
  • Health literacy
  • Offer non-clinical electives
  • Host Wellness events in the Information Commons

Our Services and Space 

WMed's medical school informationists are located in the Information Commons at the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus in downtown Kalamazoo. Our informationists also meet and provide information consults with WMed-employed faculty, staff, residents, and learners at all other WMed locations, Ascension Borgess Hospital, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Bronson Battle Creek Hospital, Grace Health, and by appointment. 

The Information Commons at the Upjohn Campus features individual and group study areas, quiet study, access to computer equipment, an interactive whiteboard, and printing, as well as a reference area for research consultations with an informationist. We welcome all WMed community faculty, employees, and currently enrolled students to access our space and resources. All of our resources are remotely accessible to community faculty, employees, and currently enrolled students with a WMed network login and password. Additionally, databases, journals, books, and mobile applications can be accessed through the library's website.