McLaren Bay Region
McLaren Bay Region Health Sciences Library

Health Sciences Library

The Library is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please see Security by the Emergency Room to gain access. Be sure to wear your identification badge at all times.

TEXTBOOKS: (except for reference books) may be borrowed for two weeks. Journals may not be removed from the Library. If journal articles are needed, a copy machine is available in the Library for your use, or the Library Staff will make your copies during regular hours.

VIDEOCASSETTE: tapes and players are available. Tapes may be checked out for three days. There are a limited number of audiotapes that may be checked out for three days.

COMPUTERS: Eight computers (PCs) are in the Health Sciences Library and are loaded with Windows 7.

ALL ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE LIBRARY MUST BE SIGNED OUT: We participate in a statewide interlibrary loan system which permits McLaren Bay Region to request items from other medical and health sciences libraries. Request forms are at the receptionist's counter. McLaren Bay Region has a Medline terminal and can search the National Library of Medicine databases for citations to articles in the literature. Place your request with the Librarian.

Orlen J. Johnson, MD - Health Science Library 


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


Alee Hill, Librarian/CME 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 Collection: 

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

A consumer health collection of over 150 books and videos


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

Available Services:

  • 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 the Health Sciences Library.

Dynamic Health

A clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use primarily at the point of care. It has clinically organized summaries (updated daily) for thousands of topics.
Web Library - Dynamic Health


A comprehensive searchable database with over 1,000 books, 600 journals, over 2 million images, the “Clinics” series, First Consult point of care information, guidelines and patient education information.

Discovery Tool:

A search engine that will allow you to search multiple databases provided to you by McLaren Health Care.


The National Library of Medicine’s interface to the MEDLINE database. Search here for current journal articles on health care.


Approximately 40 titles providing full-text medical and drug information.

EBSCO Host Research Database:

A database that includes Cochrane databases; MedLine Complete; CINAHL; Health

Business Elite; and a multitude of additional databases to search from.


Excellent source of drug information including CareNote for patient information and an electronic PDR.

MedLinePlus Health Information:

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

Michigan Electronic Library (MEL): Many databases and full text articles.

Free Medical Journals:

Provides links to electronic medical journals that can be assessed without a fee.

Pub Med Central:

Free articles located in Pub Med

Government Sites:

National Guidelines Clearinghouse: public resource for evidence-based clinical practice.

CDC (Centers 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).