Library-Resources

MODULE 11 - LIBRARY RESOURCES

Welcome Class of 2026! In these short videos, I am going to cover important pages on the library’s website that you will want to bookmark. These are webpages that will provide you with quick access to resources that you will use during your pre-clinical years. Please keep in mind that you will not be able to access eBooks, eJournals, and databases until you have been assigned login credentials from IT.  

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at jrichard@rvu.edu 

Required and Recommended Textbooks

  • The Required and Recommended Textbooks page is the starting point for students that want to determine what textbooks are available online and in print. We recommend bookmarking this page. The site is organized by program and year; and within the page, eBooks will appear at the top of the page, followed by print books. The library is moving away from purchasing print books when the eBook is available, so please keep that in mind when deciding which textbooks you want to order. Currently, the library has around 65% of your textbooks online. All of the title images are hyperlinked and will take you to the resource.  
  • Watch the Video: https://youtu.be/9I15JBbUJKI 

A-Z Databases

  • The A-Z Databases page is the starting point for students that want to determine what databases are available through the library. We recommend bookmarking this page for quicker access. The site is primarily organized alphabetically, but you can sort by database type and vendor. Additionally, popular databases, new databases, and trial databases will appear on the right side. Lastly, the icons next to a database will provide additional information, such as if an app is available or there is a database guide.  
  • YouTube: https://youtu.be/Qy_rJKsDMS4

Exam Prep

  • The Exam Prep page is the starting point for students that want to determine what print or digital resources that the library has that can complement in class learning. We recommend bookmarking this page for quicker access The Course Specific Question Bank is created by the library staff and provides a breakdown of Q&A resources by subject. In addition, in the USMLE Step 1/Complex Level 1 webpages, you will be able to discover entire exam prep books that you can check out from the library or view online.  
  • The library team will be providing brief instruction session on accessing online/interactive question banks in AccessMedicine and LWW Health Library at our Summer Library Expo. Be on the lookout for our email.  
  • Watch the Video: https://youtu.be/5n_-PfrWPyg 

Anatomical Models

  • The Anatomical Models page is the starting point for students that want to determine what physical models are available through the library. We recommend bookmarking this page for quicker access. The anatomical models page is organized by course (Anat-1, MSK, NS1, etc) and provides a moving carousel. Each picture will contain relevant information such as availability and location. Unless given permission, all of the models must stay within the library and are available only during staff hours. Visit the circulation desk at the front of the library to checkout a model.  
  • Watch the Video: https://youtu.be/ppA4YsLT6-w 

Library Room Reservation

  • iNet is the starting point for students that want to reserve a study room/break-out room in the library. We recommend bookmarking iNet for quicker access in the future. You can access the reservation directly from the library’s website. Currently, there are six break-out rooms in the library in Utah and twelve study rooms in Colorado. Rooms can be reserved for four hours, twice a day (maximum of eight hours a day). Study Rooms can be reserved twenty-four hours in advance. If you experience problems logging into iNet, please email IT.
  • Lastly, please refer to the RVU student handbook to learn about the process for booking a library classroom for student events. The policy differs from booking a study room.  
  • Watch the Video: https://youtu.be/dzoaTlUQV0k 

Print Books

  • The Print Catalog is the starting point for students that want to locate a print book. We recommend bookmarking the print catalog for quicker access in the future. Students can search for print books in a variety of ways (e.g. title, subject, ISBN, etc.) Once you locate a title, check the call number, location, and status. Non-Circulating books cannot leave the library (e.g. Required and Recommended textbooks) and have “non-circulating” sticker on the spine. *Log into your personal library account to place a book on hold or review the return/renewal date. If you place a book on hold, you will receive a notice when it becomes available. Once you are ready to checkout a book, retrieve it from the stacks and bring it to our circulation desk at the front of the library. Circulating books can be checked out for two weeks with three renewals (maximum eight weeks).  
  • Watch the Video: https://youtu.be/dvFYLxUbsF8