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The Medical Research Library of Brooklyn


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New faculty/staff users will need to register with the Library in order to check out materials and to use the personalization functions in Primo, the Library's new discovery service.  Complete and submit this Registration Form. Faculty/Staff Users are encouraged to do this early in the semester to avoid delays. Students are already registered and do not need to do so again.

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Access to JAMA journals is currently unavailable. We are working with the publisher to restore access.

Welcome New Students   New students can find useful information about the Library here.


COVID 19 Resources

This guide compiled by the Downstate library brings together useful resources about COVID 19 pandemic.

Please note that the library will be closed to everyone as of 5:00 PM on Friday, March 20th. We will alert you when plans for reopening the library have been confirmed. Thank you for your patience during this time.
Until further notice, The Medical Research Library has suspended interlibrary loan services for print books and other physical materials that must be shipped through the mail.
Users may still request articles and book chapters for electronic delivery.
We apologize for the inconvenience.



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Please read and comment on Downstate's Proposed Open Access Policy.


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On May 18, 2020, the National Library of Medicine will be changing the interface to search PubMed.
You can find out more about the new interface with these guides:


EndNote and Catalina

EndNote and macOS Catalina

The Library now provides version 3.2 of EndNote X9. This version is optimized to work with computers running the Catalina operating system.


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As a New York state employee, you are eligible to access resources from the New York State Library, including BioOne, JSTOR, and PsycInfo. To access these resources, you must first register with the state library to gain remote access.
Instructions for applying for access



Quiet Zone

The second level of the Library is a quiet study zone.

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