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Library News: Announcements

This page provides updates on journals, databases, systems, etc.

New Discovery Interface

Coy C. Carpenter Medical Library, in partnership with Wake Forest University Libraries, is pleased to announce that the Primo Library Discovery Interface (new catalog and library system) is here

COVID-19 announcements

The Carpenter Library (1st floor of Gray Building) and the Student Resource Center (3rd floor of BGCME) will reopen on July 6 with modified hours. Please check the website for updated hours: https://libcal.wakehealth.edu/hours/. You will note a number of social distancing changes in both locations that will include:

  • wearing masks while in either location will be mandatory as outlined by institutional policy
  • there will be fewer chairs in common and study rooms
  • fewer computers
  • limited people allowed in closed spaces
  • Plexiglass Sneeze Guard barriers have been installed at the information desks
  • markings on the floor to mark six feet
  • hand sanitizing stations have been added
  • overall occupancy by faculty/staff/students will be limited in both locations
  • Carpenter Library stacks will be closed to the public, but items will be available upon request
  • The following will not be available at either locations: anatomical models, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker

It is our effort to keep our users safe and in doing so, we will provide some sanitizing materials and the areas will be professionally cleaned at least twice a day, but it is acceptable and encouraged that you bring your own sanitizing options as well. Protect yourself and others by practicing social distancing, healthy hygiene habits (i.e. frequent hand washing/sanitizing), and all other COVID-19 recommendations. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you for your patience.


As of May 1, 2020 and until further notice, Carpenter Library is NOT accepting DONATIONS due to the implementation of new COVID-19 policies and procedures. For additional questions regarding this policy, please contact Brandy Hardy- bcwatt@wakehealth.edu Note: Archives donations are an exception. For historical material donations, please contact Dianne Johnson- dyjohnso@wakehealth.edu

COVID-19 resources updates

Due to COVID-19, UpToDate has not made individual subscribers verify their accounts after 90 days for REMOTE ACCESS. In normal times, subscribers would need to log into their UTD account on campus and verify themselves in order to be able to continue remote access. That is currently lifted until the end of September 2020. Please see here for more details about how to verify accounts.

Pubmed searching announcement

Every year the National Library of Medicine that manages Pubmed updates medical subject headings and other features. This year is no different is on December 2, 2020, NLM® expects to temporarily halt the addition of newly-indexed MEDLINE citations to PubMed until mid-December. This may affect search results for this brief period.

As always, please Ask a Librarian if you need help searching and using Pubmed. And remember to access Pubmed through the Library's homepage.

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