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JABSOM Library: About


About the Library



Our mission: The University of Hawaii Health Sciences Library provides information services and resources for the Health Sciences faculty, students, staff, and affiliated researchers. The Library’s services are designed to anticipate and respond to individual and organizational information needs for teaching, learning, research, and health care.

The Health Sciences Library serves as an information resource for the John A. Burns School of Medicine, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa campus, the UH system, and the State. Emphasis is on web-accessible materials and collections include a wide variety of print and electronic resources, primarily in the clinical sciences. The electronic collection is greatly enhanced by cooperative purchasing arrangements with University of Hawai‘i’s Hamilton Library and with the Medical Libraries Consortium of Hawai‘i.

Features include:

  • Convenient location on the ground floor of the Medical Education Building (MEB), 651 Ilalo St., Honolulu, HI 96813-5525.
  • Computer workstations available for public as well as student use in the main library.
  • Computer lab/classroom equipped with 33 computers for individual or classroom use.
  • Computer lab equipped with EndNote citation management software and SPSS, STATA, and NVivo statistical software.
  • Group study rooms accessible to JABSOM students.
  • Individual study carrels in stacks area.
  • Wireless capability throughout the library for UH Mānoa affiliates.

Services include:

  • Reference assistance for all including the following: telephone service, assistance with literature searching, provision of quick answers, and help/advice with more in-depth inquiries.
  • Individual and classroom instruction in the use of the resources.
  • Reserved collection of medical textbooks for JABSOM students.
  • Assistance with interlibrary loan requests and document delivery.
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