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Who We Are

Get to know the staff in the library, our areas of expertise, ongoing research, and policies.

Areas of Research

Publications and presentations

Our staff regularly present at conferences, conduct workshops, publish in areas such as information seeking behavior, misinformation, and evidence-based instruction.

Areas of Expertise

We are experts in...

  • Bibliometrics
  • Research data management
  • Information fluency
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Instructional design
  • Metadata structures
  • Taxonomy development
  • Evidence synthesis including systematic reviews
  • Scientific knowledge translation
  • Manuscript editing
  • Open access
  • Research profiles (VIVO, Google Scholar, etc.)

Come talk to us to learn more about how we can work with you in these areas.

Staff

For Guests (non WCM-Q)

Guest and visitor services (non-WCM-Q)

Assistance is available when you visit the Health Sciences Library, Our staff members provide basic reference service for your questions and instruction in the use of the facilities. For more in-depth reference or research help, please ask to speak to a librarian. All information about your use of the Reading Room resources is confidential.

Online resources

You have access to many of our licensed web resources in the Reading Room. Please ask the Reading Room staff to log you onto the computers.

We have electronic textbooks and journals, article databases, and many recommendations for relevant and reliable web resources. These are searchable in a variety of ways that our staff can demonstrate to you on request.

Computer use is on a first-come, first-serve basis, although we do ask that you give priority to WCM-Q faculty and students.

Medical reference books and textbooks

Please be aware that our collection is best suited to medical researchers, practitioners and other healthcare professionals. Reference librarians will assist members of the public in accessing references that best suit their needs.

Materials are shelved in open stacks that are accessible to you while you are in the Reading Room. We regret that materials may not be signed out by guests.

About our technology

Macintosh computers, a photocopier, a printer and a scanner are available.

Cell phones should be switched to silent and calls taken outside the room.

Additional resources

We also provide Library Guides to publicly accessible information that may be of interest to our wider research and medical community.

Policies

General policies

Health Sciences Library users are expected to understand the policies and guidelines for any and all resources they use. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a librarian.

Disclaimer

The medical information on this site is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. This information is not intended to be patient education, does not create any patient-physician relationship, and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.

Please consult your health care provider before making any healthcare decisions or for guidance about a specific medical condition. The Institution expressly disclaims responsibility, and shall have no liability, for any damages, loss, injury, or liability whatsoever suffered as a result of your reliance on the information contained in this site. The Institution does not endorse specifically any test, treatment, or procedure mentioned on the site. [Adapted from Weill Cornell Medicine Terms of Use, updated January 31, 2021]

In addition, note that the Library is providing information and services on the Internet in support of its educational mission. Although this site includes links providing direct access to other Internet sites, the Institution takes no responsibility for the content or information contained on those other sites, and does not exert any editorial or other control over those other sites.

Borrowing policies

The following policies apply to everyone at WCM-Q concerning borrowing physical library materials (e.g. books, movies, etc...):

  • Borrowing privileges are available to all WCM-Q faculty, students and staff.
  • Items from the general collection can be borrowed for 2 weeks.
  • Borrowers can make 3 renewals online using My Account in the online catalog.
  • After 3 renewals the borrower must physically return the item to the Reading Room and can renew the item again in person.
  • Items on loan can be recalled after one week, if requested by another borrower
  • Loan periods assigned to inter-library loan items will be individually determined.
  • Borrowing privileges will be blocked if a patron fails to return any material from the general collection that is 21 days overdue.
  • Patrons will be charged for the replacement cost of any item deemed lost or irreparably damaged.
  • Grades will be withheld for students who do not return materials or do not compensate the library for the replacement cost of lost or irreparably damaged items by the end of semester.

Copyright restrictions

The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a copy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any other purpose than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

The Institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order, if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of the copyright law. No further reproduction and distribution of this copy is permitted by transmission or any other means.

Absence of copyright notice does not necessarily indicate that the material is not copyrighted. The law no longer requires such a notice.

Rights and restrictions to the use of electronic resources

Copyright of this material is owned by its producers and their agents. The Institution has obtained a limited license to use this material.

Authorized users under the license include current faculty, students, staff of Weill Cornell Medicine in Qatar and those who use the computers the Library provides to the general public.

You may access and use this electronic material for research, study and teaching. Licenses specifically prohibit copying or tampering with the software that organizes and displays information, systematic downloading or redistribution of content, and removal or altering the copyright holder's ownership marks. All commercial uses, e.g., uses for purposes of monetary reward, are prohibited.

Misuse of the materials violates the Campus Code of Conduct and the University Policy on Responsible Use of Electronic Communications. Penalties for misuse could be imposed under those University policies. Misuse also violates the terms of the University's license agreement and could result in termination of the license and loss of the use of this material by the entire Cornell community.

Providers and the Library offer the material on a "as is basis". They do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the data or the availability of storage and delivery devices. [Adapted from http://library.weill.cornell.edu/research-support/research-resources/licensing-restrictions October 16, 2017]

Social media

Terms of Use

The medical information on the WCM-Q Library social media platforms is provided as an information resource only and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. This information is not intended to be patient education, does not create any patient-physician relationship, and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment. Please consult your health care provider, before making any healthcare decisions or for guidance about a specific medical condition.

WCM-Q expressly disclaims responsibility, and shall have no liability, for any damages, loss, injury, or liability whatsoever suffered as a result of your reliance on the information contained in this site. WCM-Q does not endorse specifically any test, treatment, or procedure mentioned on the WCM-Q Library platform.

Social media policy

Please refer to the Weill Cornell Medicine Social Media Policy for External Users to understand your full responsibilities while interacting with our social media properties.

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Recorded Sessions and Presentations

Check our collection of recorded instructional sessions and presentations that are available for viewing by WCM-Q members. Watch your emails for updates on upcoming sessions and presentations.

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Publication Services

Publication Services is an offering from the Health Sciences Library to support scholarly publishing activity by Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar faculty, researchers, and staff. Talk to us about manuscript editing, journal selection assistance, copyright guidance, visual abstract review and consultation, measuring research performance, and your search strategies.

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