Many of the services provided by the UNC Health Sciences Library (HSL) are available to alumni of the UNC-Chapel Hill Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health, particularly if you become a member of the Friends of the Health Sciences Library. A gift of any amount entitles you to a one-year membership in Friends of the Health Sciences Library. Your support keeps the HSL thriving for future students who follow in your footsteps and benefits you directly in a variety of ways.
Current Alumni Services Offered
Even after graduation, most resources the library purchases or licenses are available free to you for use within the building. Print collection borrowing privileges from all UNC-CH Libraries are available by with a Borrower’s Card. A Borrower’s Card is free if you join the Friends of the Health Sciences Library or you may purchase one for $25 (annual fee) at the User Services desk in the HSL. Of course, alumni can also use the Ask-a-Librarian suite of tools for help finding any information they need.
A membership benefit for Friends of the Health Sciences Library is enrollment in the AHEC Digital Library at the $275 level and above. By choosing ADL enrollment as a benefit of membership, $175 of your total donation to the Health Sciences Library is not tax deductible. Please see the Friends of the HSL page for additional information.
Articles indexed in PubMed may be ordered and delivered to your desktop. Fees start at $8 for individual and non-profit users. Users must register through the National Library of Medicine and sign a copyright agreement with the Health Sciences Library prior to using this service.
Request a Copy
Articles and chapters from the thousands of books owned by the Health Sciences Library may be ordered and delivered to your desktop. Fees start at $8 for individual and non-profit users.
The HSL is pleased to announce that RefWorks, the free service so many UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, staff and students use to save precious time when making citations in press releases, publications, white papers, reports and conference proceedings, is now available to UNC-CH alumni. Using RefWorks saves users precious time, so they can focus on doing their jobs, rather than cutting and pasting citations from other authors’ PDF’s or manually typing them in. By using RefWorks, alumni will be less likely to make a mistake by citing works incorrectly. Also, RefWorks has thousands of citation styles, including those from leading public health journals. Submitting an article to a publication is infinitely easier when you let technology do the heavy lifting.
If you're a UNC-CH alumna/us, here’s how to set up RefWorks alumni account:
- If you already have a RefWorks account: Under the Tools menu, pick "Update User Information". Change your Type of User to "alumni", then click Update.
- Whether you already have a Refworks account or not, contact us via Ask-A-Librarian and provide information on your name, your Refworks account name (if any), the year you graduated, and the degree you earned. We will verify your alumni status and reply to you with the group code and (if necessary) how to set up an account.
NC Health Info is an online guide to web sites of quality health and medical information and local health services throughout North Carolina. By Fall 2010, NC Health Info will be funded and maintained by the HSL. This free online resource is a guide to web sites designed to meet the needs and interests of North Carolinians and is a valuable resource for the general public as they navigate a daunting amount of information while facing challenging health situations. NC Health Info helps anyone find resources that are reliable and easy to understand. Links on NC Health Info are selected and maintained by North Carolina librarians.
A key component of NC Health Info is the NC Go Local database, a collection of Web links to more than 6,000 web sites of local health facilities in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties. This database of local links was the first resource of its kind to link local health services with corresponding information from MedlinePlus, the consumer health site maintained by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.