University of Michigan Library

MLibrary staff

MLibrary@NCRC, located on the ground floor of Building 18, is a branch of the University Library dedicated to providing diverse information services through partnership with NCRC researchers, staff and affiliates. MLibrary@NCRC informationists collaborate with researchers and staff across a variety of units, including:

  • Medical School Office of Research,
  • Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation,
  • Medical School Information System,
  • ULAM, 
  • and Technology Transfer.

The University Library spends over $20M each year on electronic resources for U-M researchers. Informationists can help researchers and administrators identify and effectively utilize the appropriate resources for literature reviews, scientific discovery, research impact, interdisciplinary collaboration, and more. In addition, they conduct complex literature searches and collaborate with faculty on research. They also offer individual and group information consultations, and instruction on topics ranging from systematic review searches to using data visualization tools to creating data sharing plans in compliance with funder mandates.

One of MLibrary@NCRC’s goals in the coming year is to provide a diverse range of workshops to address researchers’ information-seeking and management needs. Workshop topics will include:

  • creating data sharing plans,
  • National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy (NIHPAP) compliance,
  • researcher name disambiguation through ORCID,
  • citation management tools,
  • finding research funding,
  • and using SciENcv for NIH biosketches.

To learn more about MLibrary@NCRC, visit

Recent accomplishments

  • Expansion of Available Infomationist Expertise
    Additional informationists are located at NCRC weekly, with expertise in systematic reviews and ORCID.
  • Data Management and Sharing Services
    Informationists worked with researchers and staff to help them meet federal agency funding requirements related to data management.
  • In-depth Engagement with Clinical and Policy Researchers
    Collaborating with faculty in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program, informationists delivered curriculum-based instruction. Additionally, informationists worked one-on-one with multiple scholars and their research assistants on projects including systematic reviews and narrative reviews.

MLibrary@NCRC offers:


  • Training to more effectively search databases and web resources from PubMed to Google
  • Expertise in bioinformatics, data management, and expert literature searching
  • Consultation and instruction on citation management tools, such as Endnote and Mendeley
  • Training and individual consultation on grant-seeking
  • Help resolving grant compliance issues related to the NIH Public Access Policy
  • Data management/data sharing plan consultation
  • Library books delivered directly to NCRC departmental mailboxes and returned through the MLibrary@NCRC book drop


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