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The media collection contains items in a variety of formats: videocassettes, slides, CDs, and DVDs. Programs from the collection may be viewed in the Library or borrowed, at no cost, by UVM or University of Vermont Medical Center patrons. The Library does not loan its equipment for use elsewhere, but does provide information on where to borrow audiovisual hardware on campus. All media materials are listed in the UVM Libraries Catalog.
The circulating book collection is located at the southern end of the journal collection. There are approximately 22,500 volumes, arranged by subject categories based on the National Library of Medicine's classification system. The first two letters of each book's call number indicate the general subject of the book: QS-QV are the pre-clinical sciences and W-WZ are clinical medicine and related subjects. An outline of the National Library of Medicine classification system is posted near the Reference Desk.
The print journal collection is located on shelves in the back portion of the library. Titles arranged alphabetically by title. Issues older than 1986 are located at the LRA. The online catalog will list the years we own and where they are located. An increasing number of journal are available electronically and may also be accessed through the online catalog. If a journal is available electronically, there will be an link to the Internet URL. Currently, the Dana Library provides access to over 1100 medical and scientific journals.
The Dana Medical History Collection contains books, manuscripts and journals from the sixteenth century to the present. The emphasis of the collection is American medicine and health care in Vermont. Dana Library also maintains a collection of old and rare medical instruments.
The bulk of the Medical History Collection, including Dana Medical History, Vermont Medical History, and the oversized collections are housed in the Medical History Room within Dana Medical Library. Not all material is housed in this location; some items are stored at the LRA. Dana staff members can assist you in locating medical history material. Research assistance is available by appointment only.