Graduate Medical Education Orientation

This guide is intended to orient new residents and fellows at the University of Minnesota to the resources and services provided by the Health Sciences Libraries and the University Libraries system.

Welcome to the Health Sciences Libraries

Setting up off-campus access:

Trainees can access the HSL resources (articles, databases, ebooks, e-journals, etc.) by logging into the HSL website with their X500. The steps outlined below provide additional tricks to streamline access.

  • Add proxy bookmarklet to Chrome/Firefox/etc.
    • Click the bookmarklet button to reload the page, prompting you to connect to the UMN Libraries system
  • Download the UMN VPN software.
    • Connect to the UMN network from off campus.
  • Add library links to Google Scholar.
    • Settings > Library Links > search “minnesota”. Adds “Find It” links connecting to the UMN Libraries system.
  • Add library links to PubMed.
    • Register for a free myNCBI account. My NCBI  > NCBI site preferences > PubMed preferences > Outside tool. Browse for “University of Minnesota Twin Cities.” Adds “Find It” links connecting to the UMN Libraries system.
  • Install Unpaywall extension to your internet browser.


Getting started with EBP:

Getting started with scholarly writing:

Popular library databases:

Point-of-care tools

Primary article databases

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Test prep

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Other services:

Last Updated: Feb 8, 2024 9:48 AM