Category Archives: Library of the Health Sciences-Urbana

ILLiad service interruption scheduled for 6/23

The UIC Library’’s Interlibrary Loan and Article Delivery service (ILLiad) will be unavailable for approximately two hours on Tuesday June 23, 2015, in order to facilitate a server upgrade.

Library users will be unable to log in to or create new ILLiad accounts beginning at 1 p.m. on this day. It is anticipated that normal service will resume at 3 p.m.

For information about interlibrary loan services or the scheduled upgrade, please contact your home ILL office listed on the website.

Library catalog unavailable June 12-15

The UIC Library catalog will be unavailable from 5 p.m. on Friday, June 12, 2015, until 8 a.m. on Monday, June 15, due to a scheduled software upgrade.  During this outage, users will not be able to search using the “Books, Articles & More” tab or the “Library Catalog” tab.  The CARLI I-Share catalog also will be unavailable.

Users will have access to e-journals through the A-Z list.


Browse scholarly journals on your tablet or phone

The UIC Library is sponsoring BrowZine, a new tablet application that allows you to browse, read and monitor many of the scholarly journals to which the Library subscribes in a format optimized for your iPad, iPhone, Android tablet, or Android Smartphone.  Items found in BrowZine can easily be synced with Zotero, Dropbox or several other services to help keep all of your information together in one place.

To learn more, you can watch a two minute video.

To get started, search for “BrowZine” in the app stores (Apple, Google, Amazon) and download BrowZine to your device for free. When initially launching BrowZine, select our school from the drop down list. Then, enter your campus credentials (these are the same ones you use for off-campus access to library resources).

Library closed for winter break beginning 12/24

The UIC Library observes holiday hours and reduced service days beginning Wednesday, December 24, 2014.  All of the library sites are closed through Sunday, January 4, 2015, with the exception of the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago which begins its spring semester hours on January 4.

See the Library hours page for more information.

ILLiad service interruption scheduled for 12/3

The UIC Library’s Interlibrary Loan and Article Delivery service (ILLiad) will be unavailable for approximately two hours on Wednesday, December 3, in order to facilitate a server upgrade.

Library users will be unable to log into or create new ILLiad accounts beginning at 10 a.m. on this day. It is anticipated that normal service will resume at noon.

For information about interlibrary loan services or the scheduled upgrade, please contact your home ILL office listed on the website.

Extended hours in campus libraries begin November 30

The Library of the Health Sciences–Chicago (LHS-C) and the Richard J. Daley Library will maintain extended hours for the convenience of students who need to complete class work and prepare for exams.

The Daley Library and the IDEA Commons (801 S. Morgan) will be open continuously from 10 a.m. on Sunday, November 30, until 7 p.m. on Friday, December 12. Patrons entering the Daley Library from 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. during extended hours must show a current i-Card.

LHS-C (1750 W. Polk) will begin extended hours on Sunday, December 7, and continue through Thursday, December 18.  During this period, building hours are Sunday, 9 a.m. – 2 a.m.; Monday – Thursday,  7 a.m. – 2 a.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. – midnight; and Saturday, 9 a.m. – midnight.

Patrons will have access to books and journals, computers and printers, circulation and reserve services, group study rooms, SMART rooms, and laptops check-out at LHS-C.

Information about hours for the health sciences libraries in Peoria, Rockford, and Urbana is online.

Clinical tools @ UIC

UIC library users have access to clinical tools with the most recent high-quality evidence-based medical information available.  Highlighted below are some of the more popular and specialized clinical tools available, and you can find more on the UIC Web site.  Many are available in mobile apps format.

Popular Clinical Tools

DynaMed is an evidence-based reference tool designed primarily for treatment at the point-of-care.  The peer-reviewed summaries, which are updated daily, offer extensive, expert, and well-cited information on more than 3,200 topics. Access DynaMed on the computer or through your mobile device.  Follow the app instructions to install DynaMed.

First Consult offers comprehensive medical topic reviews, differential diagnosis and medical procedures with accompanying video.  Easy to use, First Consult also links to medical textbooks, patient education, drug information and images. The First Consult app is available only for Apple devices.

UpToDate is a physician-authored clinical support tool which provides medical information in a highly structured, concise manner.  Content is updated daily and additional resources include medical calculators and Lexi-Comp, a drug interaction program. Access to UpToDate is only available on campus.

PIER (Physicians’ Information and Education Resource) is a Web-based decision-support tool designed for rapid point-of-care delivery of up-to-date, evidence-based guidance for clinicians.  ACP PIER offers over 400 evidence summaries which are uniformly structured and integrated with drug information from AHFS DI® Essentials. The mobile version of ACP Pier is available through the Stat!Ref Mobile app.

Essential Evidence Plus gives access to more than 800 medical topic summaries, Cochrane Systematic Reviews, medical calculators and decision support tools.  The highly structured results are extensively hyperlinked to evidence summaries, calculators, and reference articles.  Essential Evidence Plus has a mobile version.


AHFS Drug Information Essentials provides an evidence-based foundation to safe and effective drug therapy through an extensive collection of drug monographs. The AHFS DI Essentials app is available through the Stat!Ref Mobile app.

Clinical Pharmacology is an extensive clinical resource for drug monographs, interaction reports, patient education, clinical calculators, and more. Follow the instructionsto download the Clinical Pharmacology app.

Decision Support & Diagnosis

Diagnosaurus searches more than 1,000 differential diagnoses by symptom, diseases, or organ systems. Register to gain access to the mobile version.

Decision Support Tools from Essential Evidence Plus offers tools to support clinical decision making. More than 400 rules and calculators offer risk and probability assessments.  This resource also is available in a mobile version.

More E-books Added to Ovid Collection

UIC Library has added over 40 new e-books to its Books@Ovid collection.  Books@Ovid can be found on several Health Sciences Research and Subject Guides.  Here are some examples of these new titles:

  • 5-Minute Consult Clinical Companion to Women’s Health
  • 5-Minute Pediatric Consult
  • Atlas and Synopsis of Lever’s Histopathology of the Skin
  • Atlas of Image-Guided Intervention in Pain Medicine
  • Cervical Spine
  • Clinical Guide to Skin and Wound Care
  • MRI of the Musculoskeletal System
  • Corman’s Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Diseases of the Kidney
  • Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring
  • Fundamentals of Diagnostic Radiology
  • Moss and Adams Heart Disease in Infants, Children, and Adolescents
  • Nursing Pharmacology Made Incredibly Easy
  • Pathophysiology Made Incredibly Easy
  • Perry’s the Chemotherapy Sourcebook
  • Practical Neurology
  • Professional Guide to Diseases
  • Textbook of Uroradiology
  • Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics


Don’t Overlook the UIC Library E-Book Collections

Library resources are no longer limited to traditional print books and journals available only on the building’s shelves during open hours. Much of the library’s collection is now available in electronic format and can be accessed around the clock, as long as you have access to the internet. E-books are a growing segment of these emerging library resources that users of the UIC library should take full advantage of. The look and feel of these electronic books varies from vendor to vendor, but most of them share basic features such as search and print capabilities. Below are links to some of the library’s largest collections of electronic books. Many of the titles found in these collections may also be accessed through the library’s e-book searching tool, as well as from the library’s A-Z list of electronic resources.

Please note that using these resources from home will require you to sign in with your UIC Netid and common password.


Access Medicine

Contains electronic versions of widely-used titles such as Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine and Goodman and Gillman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. This resource is limited to 16 simultaneous users.


Contains over 1,200 titles covering medicine, nursing, and pharmacology.


This resource contains over 30,000 titles from a wide variety of academic disciplines.

Springer Link

Contains over 85,000 books published by Springer and Humana Press in a variety of subject areas. This platform was acquired with funding from the Library/IT Assessment.

Discover library, Web resources with Summon

Students and faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) now can search with unparalleled levels of granularity for resources in the library’s collection plus more than 13 million items from 147 academic and research libraries in Illinois with Summon, a one-stop search engine.

Summon provides a powerful advantage to researchers by enabling them to discover archival materials, data, newspaper articles, realia, dissertations, and market research, in addition to books and journal articles within the UIC collection along with books in the libraries of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI).

CARLI serves more than 94% of the higher education students in the state. In support of its mission to ensure faculty and students have access to a broad and diversified range of scholarly resources, UIC library staff worked with the Serials Solutions Summon product team to enable simultaneous discovery of the UIC collection and the collections from all consortia members – and access to the materials through interlibrary loan. Real-time availability of these resources is displayed in Summon so users can easily place holds and request items.

“It’s a seamless experience for the users and it’s an exceptional opportunity for us to deliver a better research experience through Summon,” said Mary Case, head of the UIC Library. “We are thrilled that our students have easy access to a much broader and expansive scope of scholarly resources through a single search. Direct access to these additional resources significantly increases the value of our collections to our users.”

Used by more than 500 libraries in more than 40 countries, the Summon service is the first and only discovery service based on a unified index of content. Proven to increase usage of library resources, the Summon service consistently meets user expectations by delivering innovative new features for enhancing discovery.

Additional media contact: Christine Goetz, Serials Solutions, (206) 384-1761,