Collection Statistics

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Journal stacksThe following statistics reflect the state of the Galter Library's collection as of August 2015.

Number of electronic journals       9,008
Number of electronic books       4,493
Number of print volumes (remote storage)      162,041
Number of print volumes (on-site)      18,123
Number of subscription databases        135
Total collection budget   $2,163,256
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Brief Library Description

The Galter Health Sciences Library is sometimes asked to provide a brief description of the library, its resources and its services to Feinberg School of Medicine affiliates for grant applications. Please feel free to use the following text. If you need additional information, contact us.

The Galter Health Sciences Library’s mission is to support the research, education, and patient care activities of the Feinberg School of Medicine and the McGaw Medical Center. The library’s website provides 24-hour access to a vast collection of online medical resources including over 9,000 e-journals; 4,500 e-books; and 130 literature databases. Users can also create and customize personal lists of web resources using GalterLists. Other library services include training in literature searching; curriculum and research support through the library's liaison program; EndNote and publication support; document delivery to users’ desktops; and wireless access throughout the library. In FY 2015, there were 532,097 visits to the library's website and 1,705,074 page views.

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Updated: January 27th, 2016 13:05