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Dr. Lon and Elizabeth Parr Reed Health Sciences Library: TOMEC Resident Services


TOMEC Resident Services


In addition to electronic and print resources provided by the library, medical librarians are happy to speak with residents for additional assitance. Please email:


LMU-TOMEC residency sites include:

Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital, Family Medicine

Norton Community Hospital, Internal Medicine

Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery

Visit the LMU-TOMEC homepage for more information.


Contact a librarian

  • Usually scheduled one-on-one, though larger groups are also welcome.
  • To set up a research consultation appointment, contact your librarian via her/his information on the contact page
  • Includes instruction on database searching, article downloads, web searching, and more.


Many residents join journal clubs and use the library to retrieve relevant article

  • Find the desired article in PubMed 
  • Click on the  button to see if we have the article available. 
  • If you cannot find the desired article, request the article through Interlibrary Loan
  • Create an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) account if you don't already have an existing one.
  • Sign in to your ILL account  
  • Fill in any missing required fields.
  • Submit your request.
  • Requests for articles usually take 5 days or less to be delivered                                                  


Request here.

  • Available only to faculty, staff, and TOMEC residents.  
  • A medical or health science librarian will contact you to learn more about your search request.
  • Recommended for faculty/staff/residents who are performing research on a topic and would like assistance with literature searching.
  • If you are a student, please contact a librarian and we will be happy to meet with you and assist you with performing a literature search.
  • After speaking with you, he or she will perform a search and send you results for review.


  • Visit the mobile page to learn more about apps designed to help you at the bedside.The Reed
  • Health Science library pays for several resources, such as UpToDate and VisualDx, that come with apps for residents, medical students, and faculty to use.


Find Background Information:

Decide on a Journal to Submit to:

  • Use PubMed to search for your topic and limit to case reports (left hand column -> article type -> check "case reports" -> show -> select "case reports" to limit).  
  • Suggested journal: BMJ Case Reports.
    • This will show you which journals publish case reports relating to your topic.
    • LMU is a fellow of BMJ Case Reports.  Only fellows are allowed to publish articles in BMJ Case Reports. 

Discuss Authorship:

  • The journal requires that you use their patient consent form and their article template.
  • Is there more than one author on this paper?
  • If so, you need to discuss who receives first authorship, etc. on the paper.
  • If you're confused about determining authorship, Cals and Kotz have a short article (including a checklist) on the topic here.


Ask us a question any time!  Most librarians are able to respond to your questions within 24 business hours depending on schedule, vacation, and time of year. 

Know of a material (book, database, journal, or other) that you would like us to look into?  Contact your subject area librarian and let him/her know.

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