The Fahey Health Sciences Library, Medford campus
The library serves the information needs of the school’s faculty and students as well as the health system’s administrators, medical staff and employees. The library is accessible to students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is staffed Monday through Friday by the Information Specialist. All entering students receive basic library instruction as part of the orientation program. The Information Specialist also provides group and individual instruction to students throughout their enrollment including database searching and World Wide Web searching.
The library collection contains approximately 1,000 books and 119 health-related print or electronic journal subscriptions. Computers are available for searching CINAHL, the preeminent nursing database as well as for word processing, PowerPoint production and Internet access for academic research. Access to evidence-based resources such as the Joanna Briggs Institute, Nursing Reference Center, Dynamed, Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice and the Cochrane Library of Systematic Reviews is also available.
The library is a member of a state-wide health science library network, the National Library of Medicine’s National Network of Libraries of Medicine and the Massachusetts Regional Library System.
Regis College Library, Weston campus
Students also have full access to the Weston campus library with nearly 135,000 books, 424 current journal titles and over 8,000 audio visual titles. A local area network provides access to research materials from several CD-ROM databases. Reference services include bibliographic instruction, instruction in CD-ROM searching, on-line database searching, and interlibrary loan. As a member of the WEBnet Consortium, which comprises the libraries at Babson College, Bentley College, Pine Manor College and Regis College, the Regis College community has direct computer and borrowing access to additional volumes and periodical subscriptions through the use of an integrated on-line catalog available in the library.