The liaison librarian program is the heart of all Miner's services. Every Medical Center department is partnered with a librarian who is that group’s go-to person for any and all information needs. Some of the services your liaison can provide are:
• Free literature searches of PubMed, CINAHL, PsycINFO and other biomedical databases.
• EndNote, RefWorks or Mendeley instruction and troubleshooting.
• Group or one-on-one instruction on effectively using library resources.
• Answers to patient-care questions.
• Accurate, trustworthy information for your patients through Miner's Information Prescription program.
Go to Miner's Staff Directory to find your library liaison.
Miner's Bioinformatics Specialist offers workshops, courses, and one-on-one consultations for researchers who need help locating and utilizing the tools needed to process and analyze bioinformatics data.
The Institute of Medicine, PRIMSA, and the Cochrane Collaboration all recommend consulting with a librarian when developing a systematic review. Miner librarians are specially trained in developing search strategies and methodologies for systematic reviews and can collaborate with your research team to:
• Develop an appropriate search strategy for your question including identifying relevant terms.
• Conduct literature searches in multiple databases.
• Organize and maintain search results using tools such as EndNote, RefWorks and Excel.
• Write or co-author the methodology portion of any resulting manuscript.
Contact your liaison for a systematic review consultation.
NIH requires that all peer-reviewed papers based on NIH-funded research be submitted to PubMed Central within three months of publication. Miner librarians are experts on this policy, experienced with the NIH Manuscript Submission System, and have special tools to monitor each paper's status. We can make compliance easier for you and your research team.
Miner's librarians can help you meet the literature search requirements of the Animal Welfare Act. Investigators doing their own literature search can consult with a librarian to develop relevant search strategies for their specific protocol. Alternatively, a librarian can perform the literature search for you. There is no charge for this service.
See Miner's Animal Testing Alternatives page for detailed information including several tip sheets.
Your liaison can troubleshoot problems with the EndNote, RefWorks, or Mendeley bibliographic citation management programs or arrange training either for groups or individuals.
Visit our Writing, Citing & Publishing Guide for more information.
An on-call professional librarian
is available 9 AM - 5 PM (Monday-Friday) to consult with you on any information need including literature searches, EndNote, RefWorks, Mendeley, and resource access problems. You can reach the on-call librarian at 275-2487, Miner_Information@urmc.rochester.edu, or by visiting Miner Library.
Miner provides group and one-on-one instruction for all library-supported databases and technologies including EndNote, RefWorks, Mendeley, PubMed, Web of Science, CINAHL, Blackboard, and bioinformatics tools. Contact your library liaison to arrange a consultation or visit Miner's Classes page to register for a session.
Journal articles and books not owned by Miner can be ordered from other libraries using the ILLiad system. In addition, if you are unable to come to Miner, you can order copies of articles from Miner's older print journals using ILLiad. There is a small charge for this service. See Interlibrary Loan & Copy Service for more information.