The John J. Dumphy Memorial Library provides healthcare information for employees, staff members, and affiliates of Saint Vincent Hospital. In addition to patient care, we support education, research, and management/administrative decision-making. Patients and their families may also use the library during normal business hours. If possible, a brief call in advance will confirm for non-staff users that the librarian will be available to assist them.
Book and Journal Collection
We have a clinically focused collection of about 75 journals, most of which are kept for 15 years. Journals must be used in the library. The books in our circulating collection may be checked-out by employees and staff members.
The library provides a number of services to assist users in not only finding, but also obtaining, materials. Using either our print collection or one of the many databases or electronic resources we have available, library users can identify specific books and journal articles to answer their questions. Many of these resources are available for staff use via computers throughout the hospital as well as remotely from home or office. Employees and staff may access these resources using their Citrix account.
For consumers, we have a selection of both print and electronic resources available in the hospital library. In addition, we work closely with other area consumer health libraries to provide health information that is meaningful.
Searching may be done by library users themselves, if they wish. Library staff is available to assist as needed. If preferred, the library staff can perform the search. In addition, the library staff will provide database training for employees and staff. Please call for an appointment.
Once identified, the materials can be copied if they are in our own collection. If they are not in our library, we have cooperative arrangements with libraries and document suppliers around the world to help.
The library is staffed Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 am until 4:30 pm; and Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:00 am until 3:30 pm
. After-hours access is available for employees and staff members by means of a programmed I-disc or by contacting the security department.
The library is located on the second floor of the South end of the hospital at 123 Summer Street Worcester, MA 01608.
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for directions to Saint Vincent Hospital.
Joan Yanicke Art DesChamps
Manager, Library Services Library Technician
Phone: 508-363-6117 Fax: 508-363-9118
Department email: SVH-Library@StVincentHospital.com
Web Sites of Interest …
- MEDLINE via PubMed (URL: http://www.pubmed.gov/)
The premier medical database from the National Library of Medicine. Useful for those that participate in Loansome Doc.
- NLM Gateway (URL: http://gateway.nlm.nih.gov/gw/Cmd)
This is a good site for new searchers. It uses a single interface to search multiple resources. Includes MEDLINE as well as MEDLINEplus and a variety of other NLM resources. Loansome Doc participants may also use this site.
- Medlineplus (URL: http://www.medlineplus.gov/)
MEDLINEplus brings together, by health topic, authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), other government, non-profit and other health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MEDLINEplus and give easy access to the medical research literature. It also provides a database of full-text drug information and an illustrated medical encyclopedia.
Please direct all questions regarding this page to: Joan Yanicke at Joan.Yanicke@StVincentHospital.com