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Alumni Resources


Welcome to the MGH Institute of Health Professions Alumni guide to Library Resources.

If you no longer have your Partners username and password, we are not able to offer you the Treadwell Library resources you used as a student, but our librarians may be helpful to direct you to other sources.  We encourage you to stay connected with the Institute and if you have trouble finding what you need, please get in touch by using the Ask a Librarian service. We love hearing from our alum!

Common Resources

Clinicians who are not associated with university or hospital library tend to rely on these four sources for literature.

  1. Professional associations - more information about these resources in the discipline specific sections of this guide.
  2. Current employer - even if your employer does not provide an entire library, they may still have a handful of subscriptions.  Ask!
  3. Public library - you'll be surprised to learn what you can get through your library's online databases and interlibrary loan/document delivery services.
  4. Open Access - more and more journals are offering some or all of their content for free and individual authors frequently negotiate for their articles to be open.  Take a look at the Free Full-text section below this one for some places to start looking, or find specific titles on each of the discipline's sections of this guide.

Free Full-text

Check out these pages to see what might be available for free.  For resources specific to your profession, see the page linked at left.