Catalog 2013-2014

Library Services

As a student at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, you have exclusive access to the same health care and medical information used by doctors and medical students at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Director of Library and Instructional Design Jessica Bell is available to help you in your research needs.

Library Resources in Desire to Learn

Find links to the most frequently used resources as well as support for those resources (email help, tutorials, and info about your Institute Librarian) right in the same place you find your syllabus. Just look to the toolbar at the very top of every page in Desire to Learn to find the Library Resources link.

Treadwell Library

The Treadwell Library at Massachusetts General Hospital is the Institute's library. Through the Treadwell you have access to:

  • More than 45 online databases for article searches and health information;
  • More than 1200 online journals;
  • Borrowing privileges for the collection of circulating books, including access to over 400 eBooks;
  • RefWorks, the online bibliographic management application;
  • Regularly scheduled training classes;
  • Expert literature searches; and
  • Interlibrary Loan services.


Massachusetts General Hospital

55 Fruit Street, Bartlett Hall Ext. 1

(617) 726-8600

(617) 726-6784 Fax


Mon - Thu: 7:00am - 8:00pm

Fridays: 7:00am - 7:00pm

Closed: weekends, holidays

Other Resources

You also have access the following online resources:

  • Writing and Citation Guides: links to style guide references
  • Countway Library of Medicine is the library for Harvard Medical School. Your MGH Institute student ID gives you access to the building and use of its materials, both electronic and paper. Visit their web site for hours and directions.
  • Boston Public Library has many pertinent collections to our education, including online access to its electronic databases. You need a Massachusetts address to request a borrowing card and sign up for an eCard.
  • WorldCat lets you search library catalogs from across the country and around the globe simultaneously.

Most academic libraries are open to the public and will allow you to use their materials at their facility.