Libraries

Bruce Brewer Library (Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Library)

res lib(1)The Department of Orthopaedics maintains an orthopaedic and surgical library within the department offices, and is accessible to the residents 24 hours a day.

Location:

The Bruce Brewer Library is located in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Library, 5th floor of Froedtert Specialty Clinics. It contains print journals and related texts covering both general and subspecialty orthopaedics and functions as the resident workroom as well.

Equipment:

The library houses computer workstations, a scanner, network printers, a copy machine, and a digital presentation system computer with LCD projector used for didactic sessions, dry erase boards, and shelving for printed materials. The department maintains a collection of print journals and related texts covering both general and subspecialty orthopaedics. Copier paper and printing paper are available as needed.

Personnel:

The resident academic coordinator, faculty assistants, and other personnel support the facility and resources as needed. The area is cleaned nightly by environmental services.

Funding:

The equipment and resources in the library are supported by the general operating funds of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.


Todd Wehr Library (Medical College of Wisconsin Library)

sm_toddwehrEach resident has access to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Todd Wehr Library located on the third floor of the Medical Education Building on the MCW campus. In addition to open space for research and studying, there are private study rooms for groups and individuals.

Location:

Todd Wehr Library is located on the third floor of the Medical Education Building at 8701 Watertown Plank Rd., Milwaukee, WI. 53226. Tel. 414-456-8302. FAX: 414-456-6532.

Equipment:

Residents have access to 35 computers with Internet access in the library, as well as wireless connectivity in many locations throughout the campus. The Instructional Computer Lab houses 114 workstations, and 3 printing stations that are available 24 hours-per-day, 7 days-per-week. As part of an LCME accredited Medical School, the Todd Wehr Library holdings include print resources of over 91,478 books, 159,046 print journal volumes, 1,166 indexes and abstracts, as well as 1,279 CDs/AV materials and online resources available through the Medical College of Wisconsin library. Residents have on-campus and remote access to 6,720 electronic journals and 3,380 electronic books, and 90 databases, including PubMed and Ovid. Electronic journals include a complement of orthopaedic journals. Library on Request, MCW Libraries’ document delivery service provides delivery of articles, book chapters, and entire original works to any of the three libraries (Todd Wehr, Froedtert, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin) on campus. Book chapters and journal articles can also be requested and delivered electronically subject to licensing and copyright restrictions. General access to computing services include: Internet access, full suite of Microsoft Office applications, course specific software, tutorials, images and documents, and shared storage space for users accessible from the ICL, Todd Wehr Library lab and Froedtert Library.

Personnel:

During regular hours of operation, full time library staff are available for instruction in using the library resources and for assistance in literature searches.

Funding:

The resources are supported by the Medical College of Wisconsin.


Froedtert Library (Hospital Library)

Residents at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital (FMLH) have access to a satellite location of the MCW Library. At this satellite location, residents are able to access or request delivery of any MCW Library holdings, as well as items obtained through the Interlibrary Loan service. The FMLH Library is located on the second floor of the Froedtert Specialty Clinics Building, and includes books, journal volumes, AV materials, and computer workstations. All electronic materials are available to residents through the satellite locations.

Location:

Froedtert Hospital Library is located on the 2nd floor of the Froedtert East Clinics at 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI. 53226. Tel. 414-805-4311. FAX: 414-805-4313.

Personnel:

During regular hours of operation, library staff are available for instruction in using the library resources and for assistance in literature searches.

Funding:

The resources are supported by the Medical College of Wisconsin.


Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Library (Hospital Library)

Residents at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) have access to a satellite location of the MCW library. At this satellite location, residents are able to access or request delivery of any MCW Library holdings, as well as items obtained through the Interlibrary Loan service. Located on the second floor of the Children’s Clinics Building, the library in CHW houses books, journal volumes and computer workstations. All electronic materials are available to residents through the satellite locations.

Location:

The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Skywalk Library is located on the second floor of the Children’s Clinics Building, (Room 280) just north of the Coffee Cabana on the Skywalk at 9000 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI. 53226. Tel. 414-266-2340.

Personnel:

During regular hours of operation, library staff are available for instruction in using the library resources and for assistance in literature searches.

Funding:

The resources are supported by the Medical College of Wisconsin.


Zablocki Veteran Affairs Medical Center Library (Hospital Library)

Residents at the VA have access to the institutional library. The VA has a complement of print journals and Medline resources. Located on the 6th floor, the VA library has computer workstations that are available to the residents.

Personnel:

During regular hours of operation, the VA librarian is available for assistance.

Funding:

The resources are supported by the VA Medical Center.


Medical Information Access

The Medical Information Network (MIN) provides users with remote electronic access to information about the holdings of the MCW Library System as well as to numerous local and international databases. Users can access the MIN through the campus ethernet, through a PC or Macintosh with dial-up capabilities, or through the Internet. The MIN consists of several information components including MCWCAT, biomedical databases such as MEDLINE, campus information and access to the College’s computer network, which includes access to e-mail, Internet and other features.

MCWAH has prepared reference information for residents/fellows who may need access to clinical applications from home. Go to Remote Access Road Map. This link will provide information and URLs regarding remote access to clinical applications at Froedtert, Children’s and VA. It also provides information regarding MCW web-based resources such as remote email, library, Angel and New Innovations.