Maury W. Bronstein Health Sciences Library
The Bronstein Library at Baptist Memphis provides resources and services to support the information and education needs of physicians, nurses and professional staff within Baptist Memorial Health Care.
The Bronstein Library has:
- More than 60 medical and nursing journals
- More than 1,000 medical and nursing textbooks and monographs
- Access to several online databases, including PubMed and UpToDate
- Several computer terminals with Internet access
The Bronstein Library subscribes to more than 60 medical and nursing journals, which are arranged on the shelves in alphabetical order. The Journal Holdings List is an alphabetical compilation of the journals in our library and is available upon request. In addition, the text of many of our journals can be accessed online. If you would like information on how to gain access, we will provide you with a list.
Our interlibrary loan service provides articles from journals not available in the Bronstein Library collection. To obtain articles, please contact the library. If you have PubMed citations, include the PMID, which appears at the end of each citation. We also need to know how quickly you need the information and if you want to receive it by mail, fax or email. The library can also borrow books from outside locations for Memphis library users. This takes longer than obtaining articles because the books are mailed to the Bronstein Library. To obtain books or articles, please contact the library at 901-226-5569.
Medline is available on PubMed at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed as a service with library staff available to run searches for you. Requests may be sent by phone, fax, email, or in person. Individual or small group PubMed instructional sessions are available and should be scheduled ahead of time by calling 901-226-5569.
UpToDate is an evidence-based clinical decision support database where medical professionals can get trusted clinical answers – guidelines, patient handouts, drug information – at the point of care when you need it most.
About Maury W. Bronstein
Maury Bronstein, M.D. has provided exemplary patient care for Mid-Southerners for almost half a century. During his distinguished 50-year career at Baptist specializing in internal medicine and cardiology, Bronstein has served in many prominent medical posts. He has served as Medical Staff president, Chief of Staff, and chairman of the department of medicine at Baptist Memorial Hospital; president of the Memphis Academy of Internal Medicine and president of the Memphis Heart Association.
In 1998, the Baptist East Medical Library was renamed the Maury W. Bronstein Health Sciences Library after a prominent philanthropist and close friend, Avron Fogelman, suffered a serious illness and was hospitalized at Baptist East, where Bronstein cared for him. Fogelman was so impressed that he made a gift to the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation to rename the hospital's library after his friend and physician.