Harrell Health Sciences Library - Hershey

  • 500 University Drive

    17033 Hershey

    United States

Organization profile

Organization profile

All faculty, staff, and students at Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (including medical, graduate, physician assistant and nursing students) have free, unlimited access to Harrell Health Sciences Library: Research and Learning Commons resources.

Library collections and services support the informational needs of users engaged in patient care, research and education, including interlibrary loan, search services and instruction. Patients and members of the general public also have on-site access to print and electronic information resources. 

The Library currently employs eight faculty librarians who hold, at minimum, a master’s degree from an American Library Association-accredited library program.  Full-time and part-time staff are also employed by the library. Library faculty teach literature searching, information literacy, basic database search skills, evidence-based medicine and bibliographic software programs such as Endnote in course-integrated instruction or workshops to all members of the Penn State College of Medicine/Penn State Health community.

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    Nancy Adams, MLIS, EdD

    Person: Academic

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    Kelly Thormodson, MLIS

    Person: Academic


    Research Output

    • 577 Citations
    • 12 h-Index
    • 61 Article
    • 7 Review article
    • 2 Editorial
    • 1 Comment/debate

    Building new 21st century medical school libraries from the ground up: Challenges, experiences, and lessons learned

    Dexter, N., Muellenbach, J., Lorbeer, E., Rand, D., Wilcox, M. & Long, B., Jan 2019, In : Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA. 41, 3, p. 6-15 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    3 Scopus citations

    Entrustable professional activity 7: Opportunities to collaborate on evidence-based medicine teaching and assessment of medical students

    Nicholson, J., Spak, J. M., Kovar-Gough, I., Lorbeer, E. R. & Adams, N. E., Sep 3 2019, In : BMC medical education. 19, 1, 330.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Is research on professional identity formation biased? Early insights from a scoping review and metasynthesis

    Volpe, R. L., Hopkins, M., Haidet, P., Wolpaw, D. R. & Adams, N. E., Feb 1 2019, In : Medical education. 53, 2, p. 119-132 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 4 Scopus citations

    Librarians and health literacy: A scoping review

    Klem, M. L., Saleh, A. A., Devine, P. J., Gutzman, K. E., Knehans, A., Mills, T. N., Oren, G. A. & Vardell, E., Apr 1 2019, In : Library and Information Science Research. 41, 2, p. 102-108 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Effectiveness of Occupational Therapy Interventions for Students with Mental Illness Transitioning to Higher Education: A Systematic Review

    Spencer, B., Sherman, L., Nielsen, S. & Thormodson, K., Apr 3 2018, In : Occupational Therapy in Mental Health. 34, 2, p. 151-164 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations

    The role of pemetrexed in recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer: A scoping review

    Roche, M., Parisi, L., Li, L., Knehans, A., Phaeton, R. & Kesterson, J. P., Jan 30 2018, In : Oncology Reviews. 12, 1, p. 8-13 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 1 Scopus citations
  • Creating a Role for Embedded Librarians Within an Active Learning Environment

    Hackman, D. E., Francis, M. J., Johnson, E., Nickum, A. & Thormodson, K., Oct 2 2017, In : Medical Reference Services Quarterly. 36, 4, p. 334-347 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations