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Contact Information

Medical Librarian: Susan Warthman

Phone: 617-525-6787


Librarian on main campus:

*Located In The BEI Knowledge Center
(Former Medical Library – Thorn 127)

Services Offered
  • Use of the electronic library collection
  • Reference assistance in person, by phone, or e-mail
  • Literature/database searching
  • Classes – PubMed, CINAHL, Zotero, ClinicalKey, Ovid
  • Individual instruction and/or group instruction available
Document Delivery (Inter-Library Loan – Journal Articles)
  • Please indicate whether for patient care
  • Submit Inter-Library Loan information via library’s e-mail
  • No fees
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General Databases

MA Library System Databases

These general databases  are funded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners & the Massachusetts Library System.  They include Encyclopedias, Newspapers, and more. Click here: MLIN Databases

These databases are brought to you by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System purchased with state funds and federal Institute of Museum and Library Services funds.

Remote Access:

Please Note: REMOTE ACCESS to Library Resources is AVAILABLE via OpenAthens
Login with your Brigham Credentials when you see "Sign-On to OpenAthens." 

Watch this video to learn more.  If you need access, contact administrators email the BEI at

Other Resources to Connect to:

  Partners Research Information Science and Computing (RISC)

RISC supports "research by providing scientific services and technology, a centralized clinical data registry, genomics IT, specimen banking, and administrative systems. These specialized applications, processes and resources support basic, biomedical and clinical research missions across the academic medical centers of Partners HealthCare.  Many of the services are shared across the institutions at no cost to researchers.  Additional services such as dedicated consultation, academic software licenses, data storage and back-up are offered on a fee-for-service basis."

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How to Find Virtual BWH Resources: Click here to open

Get Access to Pubmed: Click here to open

Library Services Bundle: Click here to open

BEI Scavenger Hunt: Click here to open

Subject Guides


NIH Public Access Policy Resources

2023 Final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing Plans (DMSP) 

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued its Final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing Plans (DMSP) to promote the management and sharing of scientific data generated from NIH-funded or conducted research. This policy will require the submission of Data Management and Sharing Plans at the time of grant application, effective January 25, 2023.

Here are some resources to help you learn more about this forthcoming policy:

• Nature News Article: NIH issues a seismic mandate: share data publicly
 The data-sharing policy could set a global standard for biomedical research, scientists say, but they have questions about logistics and equity.
• Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology: DataWorks! Project
 DataWorks! Salons enable researchers to gather to educate each other, illuminate best practices, and innovate new solutions in a casual atmosphere. DataWorks! Salon talks can be attended live or viewed later.

Other web sites:


eRA Commons

NIH Manuscript Submission 

NIH Scientific Data Sharing


PubMed Central

Harvard Biomedical Data Management

Watch Our E-Learning Videos Below For Helpful Online Medical Library Tools.

How to use ClinicalKey

How to Use Zotero

Basic Searching in Ebsco Databases

Accessing BWH Library Resources

Basic Ovid Searching


Database Tools to Save Work & Time