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Activities of Library and Information Resource Unit

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(a) Online Resources

Subscribed Titles


(i) Annual Reviews Science Collection

(ii) EbscoHost
     - Cochrane Collection Plus
     - MEDLINE with Full Text

     - Ebsco Discovery Service (EDS)

(iii) Nature Publishing Group E-Journals

(iv) OVID

(v) Proquest

     - ProQuest Public Health
     - ProQuest Medical Library

(vi) ScienceDirect
      - Five (5) Subject Collections
      - Cell Press Titles
      - E-Only Titles

(vii) Scopus

(viii) SpringerLink
       - SpringerLink E-Journals
       - Springer E-Only titles
       - Humana Press Journals

(ix) Wiley Online Library
      - Wiley-Blackwell Custom Collection (medical only)
      - Wiley E-Only Titles
      - Wiley Current Protocols

(x) The Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection – Henry Stewart Talks

(xi) E-Journals (Individual Titles)



(i) EbscoHost E-book Collection
(ii) Karger E-Books
(iii) LWW Immunology and Infectious Diseases Book Collection


(b) Printed materials
(i) Books
(ii) Journals
(iii) Reprints (research papers of IMR)
(iv) Thesis
(v) Ministry of Health (MOH) Publications
(vi) World Health Organization (WHO) Publications
(vii) Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Publications


(c) Media Resources
(i) CD-ROM
(ii) In-house Digitised Collection (Annual Reports, Bulletins, Studies, Reprints)



(a) Facilities
     (i) Photocopy services
     (ii) Reading area
     (iii) Internet, Wifi and PC usage facilities

(b) Provision of library and information services including loans, references, interlibrary loans and document delivery services

(c) To inculcate use of the library resources and promote the resources and information available


Other activities

(i) The IMR library functions as a central depository for publications by the Ministry of Health (MOH) as well as those published by agencies with the MOH (Ref: The Director General of Health Circular No. 2 Year 1992).

(ii) The IMR library provides MOH identification numbers to publications by all agencies including hospitals and institutions within the MOH (Ref: The Director General of       Health Circular No. 3 Year 1996).

(iii) The IMR library is responsible for the sale and distribution of IMR publications locally and internationally.

(iv) The IMR library is responsible for the Non-Clinical Research Facility-Good Laboratory Practice (NCRF-GLP) archives. This adheres to the principles of the Organisation for   Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which mandates an NCRF-GLP archive.  An IMR library personnel is appointed to manage this archive and act as the Head of Archives to the work of the studies, as well as handle and secure the records and material of the NCRF-GLP.

(v) The National Journal Selection Committee (NJSC) and Western Pacific Region Index Medicus (WPRIM) database: In 2007, IMR was appointed as the coordinator for Malaysia, in the setting up of a regional database which holds participating countries’ local journals in health and medicine for the Western Pacific Region. With this appointment, the IMR librarian acts as the focal person and the IMR library is the Secretariat for the National Journal Selection Committee (NJSC) which is responsible for the selection of local journals that will be further screened and approved by the WPRIM Regional Journal Selection Committee. To date, based on the set criteria, NJSC has submitted 22 titles of local journals in health and medicine and all these have been accepted as content into the WPRIM database; these articles are now globally accessible through http://wprim.org. The IMR library has to ensure that the articles from these titles are indexed into the WPRIM database which is managed and hosted by the Institute for MedicalInformationChineseAcademy of Medical Sciences (IMICAMS) in Beijing, China. The IMR library’s task is to ensure that all articles are indexed, track new titles and promote visibility of local content worldwide.




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