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Library Services
The Freedman Library supports research and training activities of the Population Studies Center. Library staff is available to assist the ISR community with information and research needs. Please stop by the library or email psc-library@umich.edu.

Library staff welcomes acquisition suggestions and donations that strengthen the library collection to support research projects and training activities of ISR.

NIH Public Access Policy Support
The PSC Library provides full support for NIH public access and compliance issues. Contact us for detailed information or any level of assistance with depositing publications into the PubMed Central system.

Copyright Assistance
Library staff provides copyright assistance which includes finding copyright policies, contacting publishers and offering suggestions.

Reference/Information Inquiries
Staff helps with information questions and offers suggestions regarding services and resources in ISR and on campus.

Literature/Citation Searches
Library staff assists with literature searches on various bibliographic databases. Searches can include citation verification, author or cited reference searches or comprehensive literature reviews.

Document Request/Interlibrary Loan Assistance
The library offers assistance in locating materials and helps with the use of campus interlibrary loan service. Article and book deliveries are available to center faculty and research staff. Instructions for requesting books via Interlibrary loan (or 7-Fast) are available here (PDF).

Tables of Contents Delivery
Journal tables of contents delivery service is available to all members of the ISR. You can choose the journal titles you would like to receive. A sign up sheet is available at the front desk, or as a PDF. You can add and delete titles at any time.

The library staff provides individual tutorials and group training sessions on library research and the use of bibliographical databases. Feel free to send new employees to the library for a quick session of campus library resources and electronic access of journals and databases.

Reserve Shelves
The Library maintains a reserve shelf for students upon faculty's request.

Reading Area
A current reading area is available near the front entrance with journals and 2 newspapers (New York Times, and the Chronicle of Higher Education).

On-site Reference Collection
Researchers and staff can utilize handbooks, encyclopedias, atlases, foreign language dictionaries and style manuals on the reference shelves of the library.

Public Computing
If you are hosting a conference or having visitors in the building who need web access, feel free to direct your guests to the library. The library has 6 computers, 2 printers, a scanner and a copier. The applications on the machines include Microsoft Office, Acrobat Pro, OmniPage, Endnote, and various statistical packages including SAS, SPSS and Stata.