Hospital/Health Sciences Libraries
Browse Guides & Resources by Categories

Membership

Learn about the benefits of joining our network, and find tools, resources and services for NNLM members.

Funding

Find information about NNLM funding, and other sources you can explore beyond NLM and NNLM.
Proposal Writing Support
Use our proposal writing resources to boost your expertise in grant-writing, and learn about general best practices for submitting proposals to NNLM.
Tools and Resources
Need some assistance? Explore our funding guides, FAQs, and templates and tutorials for submitting web-based applications and activity reports.

Training

Explore resources related to NNLM's wide variety of training opportunities.
Class Resources
Already registered? Find a resource guide to supplement your upcoming NNLM or NLM class.
NLM Resources
Learn more about tools and resources from the National Library of Medicine.
Specializations
Looking for free Continuing Education? Learn more about CE and specializations you can obtain through NNLM classes.

Topics

Browse our complete catalog by topic.
All of Us
Explore tools and programs supported by the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network, and learn more about this initiative with the All of Us Research Program.
Citizen Science
Find tools and programs you can use to promote citizen science and crowdsourcing in your institution, and learn more about this NNLM priority area.
Consumer Health
Looking for health resources you can share? Check out NNLM's consumer health guides to promote quality sources of health information for any audience.
Data Science / Data Management
Review subject primers and programs related to managing, storing and sharing data, and learn more about this NNLM priority area.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Explore resources for developing institutional practices around diversity, equity and inclusion, and learn more about this NNLM initiative.
Disaster and Emergency Preparedness
Find tools and programs you can use for emergency preparedness, and learn about quality sources of disaster health information.
Graphic Medicine
Learn more about graphic medicine as a medium for sharing health information, including tools you can use for developing comic-based programs.
Health Literacy
Find resources for interpreting health information online, understanding health information, and evaluating literacy levels for health websites.
HIV/AIDS
Explore resources for organizations that provide HIV/AIDS information services, and learn more about this NNLM priority area.
Student Engagement
Learn how you can champion health sciences librarianship and increase diversity in the Library and Information Sciences pipeline through this NNLM priority area.
Public Health
Find localized public health resources, and free programs and tools supported by public health departments.
STEM Initiatives
Bolster your Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives with quality health information resources, and explore programs and tools you can use to help students consider a career in STEM or the health professions.
Substance Use Disorder / NIH HEAL
Find resources and programs you can use to support patrons living with substance use disorders, and learn more about the NIH HEAL initiative.
Scholarly Communication
Review guides for accessing and utilizing electronic journals, and other published resources of health information and health research.

Audiences

Browse our complete catalog by audience.
Academic Libraries
Find guides and resources for academic libraries and library staff, including community colleges, universities, and other post-secondary educational institutions.
Hospital/Health Sciences Libraries
Find guides and resources for hospital libraries, health sciences libraries, and library staff.
Public Libraries
Find guides and resources for public libraries and library staff, and learn more about the NNLM public libraries initiative.
Other Library or Information Professionals
Find guides and resources geared toward other library or information professionals.
Community-based Organizations
Find guides and resources for community-based organizations and their staff.
Data Resource or Tool Developers
Find guides for data resource and tool developers.
Data Scientists
Find guides and resources for data scientists.
College & Post-grad Educators
Find guides and resources for college and post-grad educators, such as faculty and staff who provide health programming and instruction to adults.
College & Post-grad Students
Find guides and resources for college and post-grad students, including those seeking supplemental learning opportunities.
K-12 Educators
Find guides and resources for K-12 educators, such as faculty and staff who provide health programming and instruction to children.
K-12 Students
Find guides and resources for K-12 students, including children who are seeking supplemental learning opportunities or information about careers in the health professions.
Healthcare Providers
Find guides and resources for healthcare providers and clinicians.
Public Health Professionals
Find guides and resources for public health professionals, public and community health workers.
Researchers
Content focused on serving the needs of researchers.

Regional Focus

Explore resources and programs for specific geographic populations in the United States.
Region 1
Guides and resources for members in Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. 
Region 2
Guides and resources for members in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Region 3
Guides and resources for members in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Region 4
Guides and resources for members in Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
Region 5
Guides and resources for members in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States in the Pacific.
Region 6
Guides and resources for members in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Region 7
Guides and resources for members in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Resource Sharing

Explore tools you can use for scholarly communication and interlibrary loan.
DOCLINE
Learn how your institution can use DOCLINE, the National Library of Medicine’s Interlibrary Loan request routing system.
Public Health Collections
Learn about public health and other subscription-based resources for members of the NNLM Public Health Digital Library.

Hospital/Health Sciences Libraries


The goal of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving individuals' access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. NNLM offers funding for projects that improve access to health information, increase engagement with research and data, expand professional knowledge, and support outreach that promotes awareness and use of NLM resources in local communities. NNLM seeks to empower hospital and health sciences librarians with the resources and skills necessary to offer robust biomedical and health information services.

NLM Resources

NLM Databases and Resources
A complete list of resources provided by the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

PubMed
Access MEDLINE, the world's most extensive listing of medical journal articles.

Medical Subject Headings (MESH)
NLM's controlled subject vocabulary used for indexing and cataloging.

ClinicalTrials.gov
Regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers.

MedlinePlus Connect
Linking patient portals and EHRs to consumer health information.

NLM Librarian Portal
Visiting the National Library of Medicine, copyright information, digital collections, history of medicine.

Citing Medicine
NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers.

Training from NLM and NNLM

PubMed Training & Tutorials
Quick tours, tutorials, upcoming and on-demand courses.

NCBI Training & Tutorials
Courses, workshops, webinars, training materials and documentation.

NNLM Training & Tutorials
Courses, workshops and webinars.

Resource Sharing

MedPrint
NNLM and NLM are working to ensure the preservation of, and continued access to, the literature through a national cooperative medical serials print retention program (MedPrint).

DOCLINE
DOCLINE is the National Library of Medicine's interlibrary loan (ILL) request routing system.

NNLM Delivery
NNLM Delivery is a free document delivery, storage and retrieval service available to all NNLM Members. It enables users to upload and temporarily store files and send a link to ILL articles rather than emailing large attachments.

Associations and Agencies

Hospital Libraries Caucus, Medical Library Association The Hospital Library Caucus of the Medical Library Association fosters excellence in the provision and management of information to support patient care and safety, hospital administration, professional and patient education, lifelong learning, and all research activities and scholarly endeavors in the healthcare environment.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the safety and quality of America's health care system. AHRQ develops the knowledge, tools, and data needed to improve the health care system and help Americans, health care professionals, and policymakers make informed health decisions.

The Joint Commission An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies over 22,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

Magnet Recognition Program The Magnet Recognition Program designates organizations worldwide where nursing leaders successfully align their nursing strategic goals to improve the organization’s patient outcomes. The Magnet Recognition Program provides a roadmap to nursing excellence, which benefits the whole of an organization.