Founded in 1978, the Shawnee Mission
Medical Center Medical Library represents a contemporary marriage of modern
medicine with today’s information gathering technologies in a focus on
effective patient care.
The Medical Library primarily services
the Medical Staff, the Nursing Staff, and the Administrative Staff of Shawnee
Mission Medical Center (SMMC). It is also available to medical personnel
throughout the United States and other countries through our Online Computer
Library Center (OCLC) and DOCLINE connections. While
circulation privileges are limited to the SMMC health care community, the
public is welcome to utilize the in-house services of the Medical Library.
to almost 10,000 books on medical and related topics, the library maintains
subscriptions to over 3,900 journals.
Monday –Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
L. Nestell, Medical Librarian
Melody Senecal, Medical Librarian
Jeanne Bodnar, Library/Medical Education Coordinator
Phone & Fax
913-676-2101 Main Office number
913-676-2097 Medical Education
913-676-2103 Interlibrary Loan
to the collection is via EOS Web Express software. This internet system
provides searching capacity for the entire collection. In addition it provides
automated check in/out, cataloging, and collection control.
backbone of library operations is the electronic search for important medical
information. In this activity, the premier tool is the electronic
database. The library utilizes the following:
- MEDLINE via the National Library of Medicine
- OVID with 274 full text journals
- ClinicalKey with full text to over 500 medical journals and over 1,000
medical reference books
- EBSCOhost full text databases and DynaMed
- Nursing & Allied Health Collection: Basic
- Biomedical Reference Collection: Basic
- Health Business
- Psychology & Behavioral Science Collection
library makes use of the Inter-Library Loan opportunities made available by the
Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and DOCLINE from the National Library of
continuing education of the SMMC medical and nursing staff is an area of prime
concern of the Medical Library. To this end, the library maintains audio
and video collections for self-directed instruction.
transmission of both search results and journal articles is available via,
email, Ariel, fax and regular mail.