The Learning Center
The Learning Center
Welcome To The Learning Center
Our goal is to inspire excellent patient care, staff development and community well-being, through learning and innovation. Medical librarians are on staff to help research treatments, illness and disease and general medical information. Visit Missoula's only public medical library at St. Patrick Hospital.
- Montana End-of-Life Registry: The Montana state-wide depository for advance directives and living wills.
- Healthfinder.gov: Contains many tools to help improve health, an encyclopedia for health questions, the latest news and tips.
- MedLinePlus: The best resource for consumer health information; contains a dictionary, health topics, drug information and videos
- NIH Senior Health: Website developed with seniors in mind, has info relevant to aging including arthritis, falling, memory. Font and contrast can be changed for easier reading, speech setting will read to you.
- A-Z Guide of Healthy Living: Provides information and tools for health monitoring and improvement. Topics include nutrition, pregnancy, cancer, heart health, public safety and others.
- A-Z JournalFinder
- APIC Text*
- CINAHL Complete*
- Clinical Trials.gov
- Cochrane Library*
- Library Catalog
- Lippincott's Nursing Procedures (eBook)*
- Lippincott's Nursing Procedures & Skills*
- National Guidelines Clearinghouse
- Natural Medicines*
- PubMed for MSU Nursing
- PubMed for U Providence Nursing
*Resources restricted by IP address
The Learning Center holds the Archives for St. Patrick Hospital including the Sisters' Chronicles, early medical instruments, photographs, Schools of Nursing and Radiology memorabilia and class photos, historic medical texts, and many other resources. Research requests can be made by contacting the Manager of Library Services, Dana Kopp, MLS. Call 406-329-5711 or send an email.
- SPH School of Nursing History & Class Photos
- SPH School of Radiology History & Class Photos
- Providence Archives, Seattle, Digital Collection
Other historical research sources
- Chronicling America - Historic Newspapers
- Images from the History of Medicine
- Library of Congress Prints & Photographs
- Mansfield Library, UM, Digital Collections
- Missoula Public Library Genealogy Resources
- Montana Historical Society Research Center
- Montana Memory Project
- Montana State Genealogical Society
- Montana State University Special Collections & Archives
- Online Montana Death Records & Indexes
- Indian and white in the Northwest; a history of Catholicity in Montana, 1831-1891 (Palladino, 1922)
- A History of Montana (Sanders, 1913) Vol. 1; Vol. 2; Vol. 3
- Montana Its Story and Biography (Stout, 1921) Vol. 1; Vol. 2; Vol. 3
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the library open to the public?
Is a medical library the same as medical records?
No, we do not have access to patient information. We are a library with medical and health care focused resources instead of the variety that the public library has
Can people check things out from the library?
Yes, we can set you up with an account, we just need to see your driver's license or photo ID and you fill out a short application
How long can I keep an item?
Most items are on a three-week checkout, audio-visuals are limited to one week and there are some items that do not circulate, specifically Reference and Archive items. Up to four items may be checked out or renewed at one time.
Can I renew an item?
Do you charge overdue fees?
Fine policies are designed to promote equitable use of the library collections. Fines begin to accumulate as soon as the item is overdue. Failure of the library to send or the borrower to receive an overdue notice does not relieve the borrower of the responsibility for returning library materials on time.
- Books, Audio/Video: $0.25 per day, per item
- Competency Modules: $1 per day, per item
All items overdue for more than 10 days will be considered lost. Replacement charges and Overdue charges of $10 will be billed. If an item is returned only the replacement charge will be waived.
What if I lose an item?
- Books: current cost (to be assessed) or average cost of publication ($50), or the library user may replace exact edition in lieu of fee.
- Audio/Video: Current cost (to be assessed) or average cost of video ($25).
- Competency Modules: $10