Library Services
Library Services

Children's Mercy Library Services has three full-time librarians, one part-time librarian, and one library technician to assist employees with electronic resource instruction, literature searches, and access to electronic and print resources. We also help pediatric residents, fellows and faculty members affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine use resources from UMKC Health Sciences Libraries.


Our professional library services include:

  • Clinical librarian attendance at Inpatient Rounds to provide same-day literature for patient care, consumer health and resident education
  • Library orientation, training in the effective use of library resources and literature searching skills instructions
  • Expert literature searches for patient care, research, Evidence Based Practice, and other CM projects
  • Instruction and assistance with literature preparation for Resident Professor Rounds and Fellow Research Projects
  • Development, management and content curation for the CM Institutional Repository
  • Document delivery of articles and books including interlibrary loan
  • Provision of consumer health materials
  • Reference services

Our Collection

Our collection contains over 5,000 books, 1,000 E-books, and 900 active print and electronic journal subscriptions as well as archived journals and books.

We subscribe to a number of databases and other specialized clinical resources for pediatric medicine, pediatric nursing, pediatric allied health, and related sub-specialties. Online access to our electronic resources is available to all hospital employees from any computer via our Virtual Library.  Use the E-Resources Portal for mobile devices. 

Online resources include Children’s Mercy computer and offsite access to:

  • Point of Care Tools – UpToDate, DynaMed, VisualDx, PEMSoft, Isabel
  • Drug Information – Lexi-Comp, Micromedex, Clinical Pharmacology/ToxEd, Medications and Mother’s Milk, ToxNet
  • E-books and E-journals – ClinicalKey, AccessPediatrics, Nursing Consult, DSM-V, AAP Red Book and many more
  • Databases – Medline, Cochrane Library & EBM Reviews, CINAHL, PsycInfo, Face2Gene and more


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