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Reference Services

Reference Services

Reference services at the Reeves Health Sciences Library are designed to provide assistance in the areas of research, teaching, administrative and patient care and are available to attending physicians, faculty, residents, students and other staff affiliated of Bridgeport Hospital and the Milford Campus.

A library staff member is available Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. & 4:30 p.m. at ext. 3254 to answer general questions about collections, services and information resources. More advanced questions should be directed to the Chief of Library and Multimedia Services ext. 3615.

Types of Reference Services

Ready Reference: Single source searches with quick, factual answers; location of known library materials.

Literature Searches: If you need assistance with a literature search please come to the library or call the Chief of Library and Multimedia Services at x3615 to schedule an in-person or online consultation.

Interlibrary Loan

Journal articles

  • Journal articles are provided in PDF format.
  • Information needed to fulfill a journal article request includes any combination of the following: author; journal title, volume, page and date, and the PMID.
  • Copyright law forbids us from obtaining an entire issue of a journal through interlibrary loan.


  • Textbooks may be borrowed from other libraries within YNHHS and are subject to the borrowing terms of the lending institution. Patrons are responsible for fees charged for late returns, lost and/or damaged books.
  • Information needed to fulfill a book request: author or editor, title, publisher, year, place of publication; author, title and pages of chapter (if requested)
All Interlibrary Loan services are governed by copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Style Guides

  • APA Style Guide (American Psychiatric Association)
    On this site, you will find tutorials, FAQs, and other resources to help you improve your writing, master APA Style, and learn the conventions of scholarly publishing.
  • Chicago Manual of Style
    The Chicago Manual of Style Online is completely searchable and easy to use, providing quick answers to your style and editing questions. Content includes new coverage of journals and electronic publications, a comprehensive new chapter on American English grammar and usage, reorganized and updated chapters on documentation, plus guidance on citing electronic sources, and new diagrams of the editing and production processes for both books and journals.

Literature Appraisal Tools