Location:         Thorn 127
Phone:             617-732-5684
Fax:                   617-975-0890
Email:               bwhmedicallibrary@partners.org
Website:           www.bwhpikenotes.org/GeneralClinicalResources/MedicalLibrary/MedicalLibraryHome.asp

Library Services

  • Use of the library collection, print and electronic
  • Reference assistance in person, by phone, or e-mail
  • Literature/database searching
  • Document delivery for journal articles and books
  • Classes – PubMed, CINAHL, RefWorks
  • Individual instruction and/or group instruction

Library Access

  • Library Hours 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • The Medical Library is open to all BWH staff and employees 24/7
  • Must have a BWH ID
  • Before 8:00 AM and after 4:30 PM need card access; see library staff for access

Library Databases

  • AccessMedicine OBGYN
  • AccessSurgery
  • BMJ Case Reports
  • Health Business (EBSCO)
  • Medications and Mothers Milk
  • Micromedex (Partners Handbook)
  • Nursing & Allied Health (EBSCO)
  • OVID
  • OVID Cochrane
  • OVID Transplant
  • PubMed
  • Scientific American databases
  • Thieme eNeurosurgery
  • UpToDate (Partners Handbook)

Library Staff


Additional Library Services


  • www.refworks.com – web based bibliographic manager
  • First session to set up login and password – must use hospital computer
  • Once login and password established, can access from anywhere

Document Delivery (Inter-Library Loan – Journal Articles and Books)

  • Please indicate whether for patient care
  • Submit Inter-Library Loan information via library’s e-mail
  • No fees


  • Check intranet site for schedule
  • Library staff available for one on one session, call to schedule
  • Library staff available for small group instruction, call to schedule