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Distance Student Guide to Library Resources and Services

This guide outlines the various resources and services available to students enrolled in the distance programs of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

Schedule an Appointment with a Librarian

Do any of these questions sound familiar?

  • Are you unsure what resources and services are available to you through the Library?
  • Have you searched for resources with Google and not found what you need?
  • Have you tried using PubMed and feel like you are getting nowhere?
  • Do you need help finding the right terms for your search?
  • Are you working on a literature review for your thesis or research project and want to see if you have found everything on a particular topic?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you can benefit from an appointment with a librarian!

Appointments can be conducted in person, over the phone, or via a webchat service. Just let us know what you would prefer. 

Available topics include:

  • Overview of Library resources
  • Subject searching
  • Basics of PubMed
  • Advanced PubMed techniques
  • How to find a specific journal
  • How to find articles on a topic
  • How to find clinical information
  • How to effectively limit your search
  • How to revise your search
  • Evaluation techniques

If you are interested in meeting with a librarian, please fill out the librarian Schedule an Appointment Form below. 

If you have any other questions about this service, you can email or call 847.578.8808 and ask to speak to one of the librarians.

Can't come to campus? No Problem!

As a student in one of the distance programs, you may not have the opportunity to visit our campus in North Chicago. However you still are entitled to assistance with finding resources. Below are a few examples of how we meet with you one-on-one.

Video Chat: Zoom

Zoom allows us to see each other face to face while also having to ability to share our screens with each other. By sharing our screens librarians can demonstrate tips that may help you in your search process.

Some of the benefits of having a Video Chat:

  • We can talk face to face without having to meet physically
  • We can share each screen which allows us to see what your process is, and in turn we can show you tips we have found helpful.

Extended Phone Conversation or Conference Call:

If you do not feel comfortable with doing a video chat or are unable, we can set up a time where we can talk for an extended period. 

Some of the benefits of having a conference call:

  • You can go through your research steps in a relaxed environment.
  • We can give you tips specific to your situation or project. 
  • If you are near a computer we can send you handouts, tutorials, etc via email.

If either of these options interest you, please fill out the form below to schedule an appointment.