Assistance for faculty, staff and learners searching for patient care, education and research information
Our libraries make it easier for you to find and use high-quality information for advancing patient care, education and research, and our staff are committed to excellent customer service.
Health Sciences Library
Serving health system employees and learners
The Health Sciences Library provides collections and services to meet the information needs of the clinical staff, learners, researchers and scientists working and training at Geisinger.
The online collection includes clinical point-of-care tools, evidence-based practices, journal articles, books and multimedia. Informationists partner with clinicians, faculty and learners throughout the system to further teaching, learning and research.
The main Health Sciences Library is at the Henry Hood Center for Health Research in Danville. Regional locations include Scranton and Lewistown. At each facility, Geisinger staff has 24/7 access to the physical library. The facility offers computer workstations (including Epic access), individual and group study areas, and printing and copying services.
The Anne and Robert Runtagh Library is on the first floor of Geisinger School of Nursing in Lewistown. It includes carrels and tables for quiet study and a nursing-focused print collection.
Medicine and Graduate Library
Serving medical and graduate students, faculty and staff
The Medicine and Graduate Library focuses on the education and research needs of the students, faculty and staff of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger School of Graduate Education.
Informationists collaborate with learners, teachers, groups and classes to be sure they have the information needed to accomplish teaching, learning, research and clinical care.
The Medicine and Graduate Library is located on the second floor of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s Medical Sciences Building in Scranton. Medical and graduate students, faculty and staff can access the library 24/7. Badge access is required after 5 p.m. and on weekends. Geisinger staff and residents may visit this library by presenting their Geisinger badge at the security desk. The facility offers individual and group study areas, dual monitors for laptops and computer workstations. Data analysis software is available at designated workstations.
While our collection is predominantly digital, the library includes a print collection for materials not available in a digital format. Items in this collection are housed at the library in the Medical Sciences Building and at our regional campuses. Print items not available at the regional campuses can be mailed to students and faculty upon request.
Writing and publishing
- Answer questions on copyright, open access and other aspects of scholarly communication
- Assist with citation management software, such as EndNote and RefWorks
- Identify journals for manuscript submission
- 24/7 access to electronic resources from anywhere using your Geisinger account
- Auto-alerts to stay current on topics of interest
- Emailed table-of-contents service
- Journal club support
- Mobile access and apps
- Point-of-care and patient education resources
- Obtain articles and books not in the library’s collection
Reference and research
- Consultations to develop research strategies and review knowledge management tools
- Literature searches to identify medical evidence for practice and research
- Locate statistics, data, literature and other information
- Search for information using library resources
- Produce reports to demonstrate publication impact
Instruction, orientations, training and tutorials
- Assist faculty with identifying information resources for instruction
- Deliver instruction on finding and evaluating information for self-directed learning or for completing specific assignments
- Provide training on how to use our databases
- Orient learners, faculty and staff to library services and resources
Our informationists at the Geisinger Health Sciences Library provided invaluable assistance as we designed the search strategy of our recently published systematic review. Having them as part of our systematic review team strengthened the quality and reproducibility of our search. We are glad we invited our Health Sciences Library informationist to be a guest lecturer at the Geisinger’s Nursing Research Fellowship. They have extensive expertise on formulating searchable, answerable clinical (i.e., PICOT) questions and are a great resource for health professionals interested in learning more about evidence-based practice.
The informationist has consistently provided timely and individualized research support to students and faculty alike as part of the Medicine and Graduate Library. After I outlined the course learning goals, she developed an online guide tailored to the course. She also created easy-to-understand mini-tutorials to enhance research skill development. Students have reported that these materials and individual sessions with her have significantly ratified their research project development.