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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Complementary Therapies Medicine & Life Sciences
Medical Libraries Medicine & Life Sciences
Librarians Medicine & Life Sciences
librarian Social Sciences
Libraries Medicine & Life Sciences
health science Social Sciences
Interlibrary Loans Medicine & Life Sciences
Library Collection Development Medicine & Life Sciences

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Nancy Adams, MLIS, EdD

Person: Academic

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Kelly Thormodson, MLIS

Person: Academic


Research Output 1990 2019

  • 526 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
  • 60 Article
  • 7 Review article
  • 2 Editorial
  • 1 Comment/debate
1 Citation (Scopus)

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

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

identity formation
counseling psychology

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

Interlibrary Loans
State Medicine
Medical Libraries
2 Citations (Scopus)

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

Occupational Therapy
Practice Guidelines
1 Citation (Scopus)

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

Folic Acid Antagonists
Ovarian Neoplasms
Search Engine
health science
search engine
Health Resources
job title
Information management
1 Citation (Scopus)

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

Problem-Based Learning
learning environment
Medical Libraries
16 Citations (Scopus)

Determinants of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia: A scoping review of the evidence

Kolanowski, A., Boltz, M., Galik, E., Gitlin, L. N., Kales, H. C., Resnick, B., Van Haitsma, K. S., Knehans, A., Sutterlin, J. E., Sefcik, J. S., Liu, W., Petrovsky, D. V., Massimo, L., Gilmore-Bykovskyi, A., MacAndrew, M., Brewster, G., Nalls, V., Jao, Y. L., Duffort, N. & Scerpella, D., Sep 2017, In : Nursing outlook. 65, 5, p. 515-529 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Behavioral Symptoms