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Welcome to SMHCS's

digital Medical Library!


                  is a new day!               



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What is OpenAthens and why do I need it?

As a SMH Team Member, you are afforded access to over 43,000 full text journals via our subscription e-content located behind the scenes of the new digital SMHCS Medical Library. 

Everything is now e-connected! In order to access the digital library off SMH's main location, you will need a personal account for OpenAthens -- which is our authentication and electronic access management system that uses single sign-on technology. This tool works both on campus via your IP address, and off campus via your personal OpenAthens account. In other words, one password will now facilitate access to all of our e-content whether you are at home or located at any one of Sarasota Memorial Health Care Systems campuses. 

If you do not already have an OpenAthens account, please click on the top left blue "Request an OpenAthens account" bar to request you personal account. 

You must use your SMH email account for OpenAthens.


   How do I use the search bar? 


    Below you will find simple steps that will guide you towards success in your efforts to use the digital library search bar located on the top of this page.  Please do not hesitate to email the Medical Library for assistance with any element of your research needs. 

..... I need an OpenAthens Account 
  1. Click on the "Request an OpenAthens account" blue bar under Library Services (top right)
..... I need to find a known citation
  1. Click in the search bar located on the top of this page
  2. Type or drop the title of your article into the search bar
  3. Click on "Conduct Literature Search" until it appears blue 
  4. Locate your title and either click;  1. the "PDF Full Text" icon for fulltext or 2. click on the "Fulltext Finder" to be directed to a subscription database or 3. click on Request from "SMH Medical Library", enter your name and hit "Submit"  
...... I need assistance searching 
  1. Do not hestitate
  2. to Email your request to:
Please note: similar to any academic instution's digital library, you will need an OpenAthens account to access SMH subcription resources from off campus.

Library Services


Contact the Library

Clinical Librarian:Yvonne N. Boudreau, MLIS, MS, AHIP, Manager, SMHCS|Medical Library

SMH Medical Library email:           

Hours: SMH Team Members may enter the Medical Library 24 hours a day by swiping their ID Badge. Due to Covid-19, the Medical Library is temporarily closed to the public.

Food, Drink: The Medical Library is a designated space where you are always welcome to Re-Charge the mind and Re-Fuel the body.  Work associated cell phone usage is also welcomed. 

Pandemic Policy : Please wipe your mouse & keyboard after use - supplies provided.


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