General Information for Faculty and Residents


Departmental or campus librarian liaisons are available to assist with activities such as:

  • Assistance with or provision of literature searches or other research for grant proposals, publications, presentations, research or educational program development
  • Assistance with NIH Public Access issues and creating NIH Biosketches
  • Provision of systematic reviews or advanced multi-database literature searches
  • Assistance with publishing information, including journal impact factors, instructions for authors, etc.
  • Assistance with locating Health-Related Statistics
  • Assistance with author searching, citation tracking and more, see our Medical Library Research Guide

Ask questions about anything at Ask a Medical Librarian

Education and Training Opportunities

  • Advanced literature search training in Ovid or PubMed Medline
  • Advanced training for focused subject searching on multiple databases
  • EndNote (citation management software) classes and advanced consultation
  • Recurring classes are available on a wide variety of topics

Order articles or borrow books online via Content Management and Delivery. There is no charge for this service.

Volunteer / Adjunct IU School of Medicine Faculty 

All of the above services, with more information below:

What do I need to login/access the Medical Library's Resources?

Most library resources are IP-restricted.  This means that while on the IUPUI campus, IU School of Medicine faculty, staff, and students can connect to a resource without having to login.  If off-campus (off campus includes IU Health Hospitals and buildings), and IU School of Medicine Network ID is required to access library resources.

All Volunteer / Adjunct IU School of Medicine faculty may obtain a Network ID once the formal appointment process is complete and the record is in the University's Human Resources Database.

To check if you have an IU School of Medicine Network ID, search IU People Finder (  If your name is listed, your Network ID has been created and you can follow the UITS' instructions for "Creating my First IU Computing Account" If you need assistance with this, contact Clinical Affairs and Information Technology Services at:   317-274-5336 or

How can I print at Ruth Lilly Medical Library?

All faculty & residents are granted an employee print allotment from IUPUI. This print allotment can be used at any public UITS printer on campus. Visit IU Knowledge Base for a list of STC locations around campus that will have a public printer. To check your current print allotment balance, please visit the Crimson Card homepage. Click "Manage Your ID Card" and login. Select "My Accounts">"Balance History".

All faculty & residents must purchase funds via their Crimson Card in order to print at Ruth Lilly Medical Library. Faculty & resident print allotments are not accepted on Ruth Lilly Medical Library printers.

How do I access library resources from home?

Visit: to learn more about accessing library resources off campus.  Please keep in mind you will need to Duo Authenticate to access the library resources off campus.   For help with Duo, contact Clinical Affairs and Information Technology Services at:   317-274-5336 or

Who do I contact if I have trouble accessing library resources?

If there are difficulties accessing library resources such as a journal subscription or database, please send an email to Ask-A-Medical-Librarian at or call 317-278-9327 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.

If there is trouble with your Network ID, please check with Clinical Affairs and Information Technology Services at:   317-274-5336 or

Forgot your Network ID and Password?

Follow instructions "Reset Your IU Passphrase" provided by UITS to reset your password.   If you need assistance with this, contact Clinical Affairs and Information Technology Services at:   317-274-5336 or

Do you offer classes/workshops for volunteer faculty?

Yes!  All of our classes are streamed, so you can participate from any location as long as you have internet access.   Find current classes and registration forms at

What are some recommended library resources?

PubMed/OVID, UpToDate, VisualDx, Clinical Key, Johns Hopkins ABX, Micromedex, AccessMedicine are all available via the Databases A-Z List –

Mobile Resources Guide –

If you need assistance, do not hesitate to email us at or call 317-274-7182.