Health Sciences Library


8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Closed weekends and holidays

Patti Wesenick, Library Coordinator
Phone: (989) 894-3783
Fax: (989) 894-4862

Mission Statement:
The mission of the Orlen J. Johnson, MD - Health Sciences Library is to assist employees, medical staff, and resident physicians at McLaren Bay Region Medical in locating information, research material, knowledge based data, and up to date medical information so that all staff can provide the highest quality care.

The library collection includes over 200 journal titles and 1700 books.

A consumer health collection of over 150 books and videos


Six computers that have Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Internet access are available for use. Two laptop computers and two projectors are available for checkout on a first-come, first serve basis. Please call to reserve the Laptop and Projectors


  • Reference
  • Literature searches
  • Table of Contents
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Photocopy

* Please note that while these services are generally free of charge to Bay Health employees and affiliated physicians, some services may not be available to the public, or a fee may be assessed.


McLaren Bay Region Library Catalog:  List of books and journals owned by Health Sciences Library.  Each item record will tell whether the item is checked out or not.

UptoDate:  A resource provided to all residents as a cell phone application.

Stat'Ref:  Approximately 80 titles providing full-text medical and drug information

Included in Stat'Ref
Anatomy TV: An interactive detailed 3D model of human anatomy
Stedman's Medical Dictionary
MedCalc 3000: dosage calculator

MicroMedex:  Excellent source of drug information including CareNotes for patient information and an electronic PDR.

Pubmed, The National Library of Medicine's Interface to the MEDLINE database. Search here for journal articles on health care  Sign up for Loansome Doc to request articles from the Health sciences Library when searching MEDLINE from this site.  Our LIBID is MIUEPB.

MedlinePlus Health Information,  Health information for the lay person complied by the National Library of Medicine.

Michigan Electronic Library (MEL)  Many data bases and full text articles

included in Mel
First Search:
Wilson Select Plus
Article First
And many others

Free Medical Journals: Provides links to electronic medical journals that can be accessed without a fee.

Pub Med Central:  Free articles located in Pub Med

MSU  access to hundreds of their journals

Government Sites

National Guidelines Clearinghouse: public resource for evidence based clinical practice

CDC (Center for Disease Control)

MMWR (full text). Excellent source for disease epidemiology and treatment guidelines

Rare Diseases

Department of Health and Human Services

Household products Database: Health & Safety Information on Household Products. Searchable by product name. Includes information from the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

Revised 10/2016