Welcome Class of 2015

NYCOM Medical Library staff welcome and congratulate the class of 2015. The Medical Library's website, is your gateway to available online resources, journal holdings and much more. The library's newsletter and latest updates will be sent to your MyMail account bimonthly. We wish you a meaningful and satisfying experience at NYCOM.

We also welcome our new faculty members and invite you to visit us at NYCOM I- Rockefeller Building.

This issue is an introduction to the NYCOM library. For any further assistance, please don't hesitate to call the circulation desk @ 686-3743.

NYCOM library second level is undergoing renovation. New study carrels will be installed shortly. We appreciate your patience.


NYCOM Library Resources Quick Access

·        To locate book titles and periodicals click here.

·        To locate journal title in print or online click here.

·        To access available online databases click here.

·        To request a book title or an article that is not within the library holdings click here.

·        For reference questions click here.

·        To renew books online click here.

To find out how to access the library resources off-campus please click here: Off Campus Access.

Did you Know..


NYCOM library added USMLEasy to its online collection beginning September 2011. You'll find thousands of online questions covering all the disciplines and organ systems covered on the USMLE exam — along with powerful customization features that allow you to focus on the topics you need to master and bypass what you already know.

To access USMLEasy click here.

Laptops and Reserve Books Regulations

There are 50 laptops available to borrow for three hours, renewals are allowed as needed. A $ 5.00 fine will be charged per hour for any laptop that is returned late.

The Reserve book collection is only for use in the library and available for 3 hours. A $1.00 fine per hour will be charged if returned late.

Only a valid student ID card will be accepted for checkout.

Where should I look for available E-Books?

MDConsult: Includes over 50 medical books and journals, clinics, patient education, drugs information, images and more than 1000 clinical practice guidelines.

Access Medicine: Contains more than 60 medical textbooks including Harrison's Online, CURRENT Medical Diagnosis & Treatment, Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine, Hurst's The Heart. This valuable online resource also includes features such as: multimedia, drugs, guidelines, patient safety, and the ability to view from and download content to a mobile device.

To access all health sciences databases click here.

ID Cards Rules

According to the NYCOM student handbook, all students are required to wear their ID badges at all times. This policy is being observed and enforced at the library. In order to use the material and facility and library resources, when you enter the library, please make sure you are wearing your ID to present at the desk if you are asked.

First Aid Collection Online

NYCOM Library has expanded its online collection by subscribing to 27 titles in first aid medical reviews. Using this online tool, you can create your own account, add notes, bookmarks and highlights and print parts of the book for your personal use.

Access to this collection is provided through the Library website, Quick Links by clicking on Health Science Databases.

Website Review

ImageBank is developed by the UK-based Centre for Bioscience and the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). Its purpose is to provide “freely available images contributed by academics, researchers, industry and individuals with rights cleared for educational purposes.” Donated images, which focus on the biological sciences, are evaluated by the Centre’s subject experts. The site currently features 7,200-plus images. The Image Bank is easy to use, featuring a keyword search and several browse functions such as: Systematic Classification, Common/Scientific Names (alphabetical), Subject, Collections, and Contributor. The site also provides a comprehensive collection of links to other evaluated biological sciences image collections.

To browse the site click here.

Print control

To eliminate excess use of paper, toner, and other resources associated with printing from computers, a new print control system is implemented in the NYCOM library.

On the first day of each academic semester students and employees will receive an allotment for printing. Anything above that will be the responsibility of the student, payable via FLEX funds. To view the chart for printing fees click here.

Medical Mobile Resources

A new libguide to Medical Mobile Resources is developed, and is available through NYCOM library webpage. The new libguide includes selected Apps by mobile devices such as Android, Blackberry, iPod and iPad. To browse the selected Apps click here.

Library Hours
Due to high demand and impending exams NYCOM library will be open on Saturday September 3, and Sunday September 4 between the hours of 9am to 8pm. The library will be closed on Monday September 5th.

We'll resume our normal hours on Tuesday September 6th.

We welcome your questions and comments.