Cushing/Whitney Medical Library

Overview

The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library (CWML) collects and provides access to print materials, electronic resources, and other formats in support of users’ needs as they support the educational, research, and clinical missions of its constituent schools and clinical enterprises. These include the Yale School of Medicine (YSM), Yale School of Nursing (YSN), Yale School of Public Health (SPH), and Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH). Users supported by CWML collections include primarily faculty, researchers, staff, clinicians, administrators, residents, and students at YSM, YSN, SPH, and YNHH, but also other Yale authorized users regardless of their race, age, values, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, cultural or ethnic background, physical, sensory, cognitive or learning disability, economic status, religious beliefs, or views.

Departments/disciplines/programs/subject areas supported

CWML’s constituent schools and clinical enterprises and all of their associated departments, institutes, programs, and locations.

Formats collected

CWML will collect and provide access to all formats as required to support its constituent schools and clinical enterprises, primarily electronic resources, but also other materials as needed.     

Languages collected

CWML will collect and provide access to primarily English-language materials to support its constituent schools and clinical enterprises.

Chronological and geographical focus

CWML will collect and provide access to materials in all geographies as required to support its constituent schools and clinical enterprises, with a primary focus on materials published during the twenty-first century in North America and other English-speaking regions. 

Collaborations within Yale

CWML will partner with faculty, researchers, staff, clinicians, administrators, residents, and students at its constituent schools and clinical enterprises to identify resources for acquisition for the library’s collections and opportunities for cost-sharing on purchases and subscriptions when the need arises. It will also partner with other library units and academic departments across Yale to identify resources supporting the missions of its constituent schools and clinical enterprises and opportunities for cost-sharing.

External collaborations

CWML will keep abreast of external opportunities for collaboration on resource identification, collection development, and cost savings on resources (e.g., Yale-New Haven Hospital, NorthEast Research Libraries, Yale New Haven Health System, and researchIT CT subscriptions).

Subject Librarian

Nathan Rupp