Reference Services

The CMSRU staff is available to assist you in developing searches of medical literature for general reference, curriculum development, lectures, presentations, and patient care.  Professional reference services are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am-5:00pm at both Cooper Hospital Library and at CMSRU Learning Commons. 

Contacting the Reference Librarian

  • To get in-person assistance with your question, visit the Reference Office at Cooper Hospital or the CMSRU Learning Commons.
  • To ask a question by phone, dial 856-342-2522 (Cooper Hospital) or 856-361-2855 (CMSRU Learning Commons)
  • Schedule a Research Consultation
  • To send us a question via email, direct the email to 

Literature Search

A literature search is an organized search for all of the literature published on a desired topic.   CMSRU librarians will assist in determining the desired topic; develop search strategies; conduct multiple database searches and provide a written outcome of the literature search to the patron.  To request a literature search, use the Literature Search Request form.

Training and Instruction

Librarians are available to provide instruction on a wide variety of databases and topics.  Instruction can be easily integrated into existing courses or customized to suit the needs of an individual, department or group.  For scheduling, please complete the Library Instruction Request form.