Search the Catalog to see if the Library owns a particular book, journal title, or audiovisual. For a listing of the library's electronic journal holdings search the E-Journals list.
The best option for finding books in the library's collection is the Catalog. Most of the books in Lister Hill Library are shelved according to the NLM subject classification scheme (National Library of Medicine) [NLM Classification Summary].
Other Special Collections/Locations include: E-books, Alabama, Cunningham, Fletcher, Oversize, Reference, Reserve, Reynolds Historical Library, University Archives, and University Hospital. For more information, ask at the Information Desk or call (205) 934-2230.
Dissertations, now received only in electronic format, can also be found in the library Catalog and in Electronic Theses & Dissertations.
In addition to the online catalog, the library provides access to a number of major health-oriented databases. To access these, use the Databases link from the home page. More detailed information on all the individual databases is available from that document. Anyone can use a public workstation with the Library. Remote (off-campus) access options are available and free to UAB faculty, staff, and students through the web page. Note that remote access requires use of a BlazerID and password. License agreements restrict remote electronic access to most of the library's purchased resources to current UAB faculty, staff, and students; however, a number of quality free health information resources may also help.
Lister Hill Library provides access to many journals. Most of the journals are online only, with a minority only sold to us as "electronic including a print copy." Full-text journals are noted in the Catalog. In addition, a full list of electronic full-text journals is also provided. Access to the full text for most of these journals is available anywhere in the world to current UAB faculty, staff, and students using their BlazerID and password. All can be accessed by walk-in users to the library by using a public computer within the library. Copyright limitations and publisher licensing restrictions frequently restrict access to the full text of the articles.
Journals can be identified using the Catalog; however, to identify journal articles by subject, author, etc., any of a number of different databases or traditional paper indexes are available.
The most recent print issues (the current volume) of the current journals are shelved in a special browsing collection called Current Display located on the ground floor. The rest of the journals from 1995 to the present are located on the ground floor in alphabetical order *. Pre-1995 journals are located in the basement in compact storage in alphabetical order. Journals (bound & unbound) do not circulate.
* During the construction on the ground floor, journals from 1995+ have been moved to remote storage and will not be available for you to retrieve on your own (read MORE).
Audiovisual material is located in the open stacks. Search the Catalog using the keyword video* to determine what we own and its availability.
The library welcomes and encourages purchase requests!
The Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences appreciates the interest that prospective donors show in the Library. The library will gladly consider accepting donations of books, journals, and audiovisual materials. This policy is presented as a guide to donors to acquaint them with the Library's policies and procedures when making disposition of items given to Lister Hill Library.
Please note that the library is not taking print journal issues at this time. Please consider recycling your print issues with UAB Recycle.(http://www.uab.edu/green/sustainability-at-uab/recycling)
Visit the library's policy page for more information about Lister Hill Library Gift Policy.
If you have questions about the library collection, then please contact us using the library's Content Management Form.