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How do I get the UpToDate mobile app on my phone?

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To get the UpToDate app on your phone, you must first register for a free individual account with UpToDate through Henry Ford Health. Registration must be done from a computer on the Henry Ford network or from a remote connection to Henry Ford and using the link to UpToDate that is provided on the Sladen Library website. 
  1. In UpToDate, click on "Register" in the top right corner and fill out the registration form, including creating a username and password.
  2. You will need to verify your email address (you DO NOT need to use your HFHS email). Click on Send Verification Code and obtain the code that is sent to the email you entered into the form. You have 10 minutes to retrieve and submit the code.   
  3. Once the code is verified, go to your app store and download the free UpToDate mobile app
  4. Open the app and login with the UpToDate username and password you just created
Additional information on mobile apps can be found on our Mobile App Guide.
 

Does the library track scholarly activity?

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Yes. Every month we compile a Henry Ford Health Authors Publication List of publications that were published in the previous month. The lists can be found on our Publication List page. 

We also maintain the Henry Ford Health institutional repository, Scholarly Commons. Scholarly Commons is an online searchable database that collects and showcases a record of the journal and book content, meeting abstracts, posters and presentations from HFH-hosted conferences, and other scholarly works produced by members of the Henry Ford Health community.


Can patients and family members use the library?

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Patients can request help, in-person or online, from a librarian with locating patient-level information on a medical topic. Fill out our Ask the Medical Librarian form to request help. Information provided to patients by the library is for educational use only and should not be considered medical advice. 

  • Patients and visitors are welcome in the library from 8:30a-5:00p Monday-Friday. 
  • There are two computers available for patients to look up information on a medical topic. These computers are restricted and do not have access to outside email (such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail), Microsoft Word, or any word processing software.
  • Library staff cannot assist with creating resumes or applying for jobs. 
  • Patients and visitors cannot check-out library materials. 
  • Children under 18y must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
  • Computers can only be used by those over 18 years old.   

How do I access databases like PubMed and UpToDate?

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Our most popular databases are linked in the Quick Links box on the Sladen Library homepage. Additional databases can be located on our A-Z database page.

Where is Sladen Library located?

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The Sladen Library is located on the 17th floor of Henry Ford Hospital's Clinic Building. 

How do I sign up for our institutional Covidence subscription?

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Visit our Covidence Guide for instructions on how to join Covidence under the Henry Ford Health subscription. 

Who can use the Sladen Library?

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Sladen Library's online resources are available to all Henry Ford Health team members across the system.

The Sladen Library location provides services such as literature searching and document delivery to team members and affiliated users of Henry Ford Hospital - Detroit, HF West Bloomfield, Kingswood, the Medical Centers, One Ford Place, New Center One, and HAP.

For all other hospital locations (HF MacombHF WyandotteHF Jackson), please refer to your on-campus library for assistance with services.


Can I get help with formatting my manuscript or CV?

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Yes, contact our librarian Stephanie Stebens ssteben1@hfhs.org for assistance with manuscript preparation. More details can be found in our Authors Guide

How do I book one of the rooms to use in Sladen?

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Visit our Reserve a Room page for room details, availability, and to place your reservation. 

How do I order a copy of an article or book not owned by Sladen?

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Team members from Henry Ford Hospital, HF West Bloomfield, OFP, Kingswood, and the medical centers can place an item request free of charge through ILLiad.

Team members at HF Macomb, HF Wyandotte, and HF Jackson must use the request form for their location (click location name for link).


Can I fax something in the library?

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No. The library does not have a fax machine available for public use. 

How do I access library resources from home or off-campus?

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When off-campus, simply go the Sladen website https://henryford.libguides.com/sladen, and click on Remote Access from the link in the top toolbar, or the blue Remote Access box on the left side of the page. Use your Henry Ford Health Corp ID user name and password for remote login (do not include @hfhs.org in your user name). For more details visit: https://henryford.libguides.com/remoteaccess

How do I see what training sessions are available?

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Visit our Training Session page. A schedule of upcoming sessions and links to register are located on this page.

Can the library do a literature search for me?

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Yes! Our team of medical librarians provide high quality literature search services.

Team members from Henry Ford Hospital, HF West Bloomfield, OFP, Kingswood, and the medical centers can request a literature search using our Literature Search Request form

Team members at HF Macomb, HF Wyandotte, or HF Jackson, should use the request form for their location (click on location name for link).


Can I bring food, drinks, or snacks into the library?

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Covered beverages are allowed in the library. However, food and eating is not allowed in the library. 

Does the library accept book donations?

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It depends. We may accept medical books that are less than 5 years old, the current edition of the book, and in good condition. You can contact our Acquisitions Librarian, Brianna Andre, with any questions.  

We do not accept journals of any kind. 


How do I see if the library has a particular book?

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Look it up in our online catalog. Print books will have a call number listed on the record and can be checked out from the library. Electronic books will have green text prominently displayed on the record saying "Click here for online version."


Can the library help me with statistics for my research project?

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No, Sladen Library does not provide statistical support or software, however the Public Health Sciences department may be able to assist you. 

Can the library help with a systematic review?

The Sladen Librarians are available to work with you and your team on a systematic review - conducting the search, providing guidance on search strategy development and database recommendations, documenting the search strategies used, and writing the search methodology portion of the review. 

The process for requesting a lit search for a systematic review is a bit different than a regular search request. We ask that you begin by answering a few questions about your project so we can approach your search correctly: Systematic Review Questionnaire

Based on how you answered the questions, at the end of the questionnaire, you will be provided a link to a form to request help from a librarian. This is a second step that must be completed in order for the library to receive your request. Our librarians will then reach out to schedule a short discussion about your project with you and your team. Please contact us if you have any questions about this 313-916-2550 or sladen@hfhs.org.  


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