Reference, Research, & Consultation

Need help finding information? Can't figure out how to begin your research?

Librarians at the Hope Brings Strength Health Sciences Library support the information and research needs of the Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine in both Stratford and Sewell and offer expertise in many areas.

Reference and Research Librarians are available most weekdays until 9:00 pm at the Health Sciences Library in Stratford. A librarian specializing in the Problem Based Learning curriculum is available in the Learning Commons at Rowan Medicine, Sewell 3 days a week, and is also at the Health Sciences Library 2 days week to assist PBL students, facilitators, and faculty.

Librarians provide assistance with research projects, database searching and information retrieval. Questions may be asked in person, over the phone, by e-mail or by using the Ask a Librarian form. The library's chat service (when available) can be used to ask simple, less complex questions (i.e. Do we have this book? Can you get this article?, what are today's hours?, etc.) For complex questions or more in-depth assistance scheduling an appointment is recommended.

Group instruction is also available by appointment. Faculty members may also request presentations or training tailored to the needs of a specific class or group, and training on any topic can be integrated into the curriculum or specific course. The Library’s Classes and Training web page provides an overview of topics for which training can be scheduled.

The Health Sciences Library also provides a range of services and tools to support students, faculty and staff in their efforts to publish their work, present the results of their work at conferences, and review the scope of work for promotion. Some of the areas in which library staff can assist users are listed on the library's Research Support Guides.