Reference and Research Help
The reference librarians of the OHSU Library do not charge for answering typical reference questions. Examples: What is the definition of floppy baby syndrome? Who is the director of the CDC? What is the generic name for Prozac?
Please Ask a Librarian or call (503) 494-3460 and ask for reference assistance.
Reference librarians in the OHSU Library can perform in-depth research for patrons who wish this level of assistance. Fees for this type of service are negotiated on an individual basis. Please consult a reference librarian for more information.
For personal health questions, Oregon residents may call the Health Information by Mail service at 503-494-8881.
Online database searching
The reference librarians of the OHSU Library will search online databases for patrons, according to the terms outlined below. The result of such a search is a customized bibliography containing bibliographic citations (author, title, source and abstract) matching your topic.
Database searches for OHSU faculty, staff and students
Librarians are available for consultation and assistance on database searching. The OHSU Library does not charge OHSU faculty, staff or students for this service. Please consult a reference librarian for more information or call the Reference Desk at 503-494-3460.
Database searches for people not affiliated with OHSU
In-depth research in one or more databases is a basic fee of $100 for the first half hour and $50/half hour for each additional half hour. There is a minimum charge of $100. Please consult a reference librarian for more information. Call the Reference Desk at 503-494-3460 and ask to speak to a reference librarian.
Health Information Research Service (HIRS)
The Research and Reference Services Department provides in-depth library research and document delivery through the Health Information Research Service (HIRS). This fee-based service is primarily for OHSU faculty, staff and students and Oregon health professionals. Please consult a reference librarian or call (503) 494-3460 and ask for reference assistance.