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Shiffman - WSU Residents Timesaver

Essential information on library resources and research support for WSU Residents.

Welcome from Shiffman Medical Library

The Vera P. Shiffman Medical Library welcomes you. We offer both virtual and physical resources within easy reach, a robust web presence, and a professional staff ready to help in your search efforts and save you time. We are excited you are here and wish you worry-free, seamless information discovery.


  1. Bookmark the WSU Residents Timesaver or the main Shiffman Medical Library website.
  2. To access many library resources, you'll need to enter your WSU AccessID, which consists of 2 letters and 4 numbers (e.g., ab1234). To locate your AccessID, conduct a people search in the WSU Online DirectoryIf you don't know your password, you can reset it

Shiffman librarians can help you

Find information: perform complex literature searches; track down hard-to-find articles; look up journal impact factors.

Manage citations: use Endnote to manage citations and create bibliographies.

Enhance research impact: deposit publications in WSU's DigitalCommons; calculate h-index; comply with funding agency polices on public access and data sharing; create unique author identifiers (e.g., ORCID); provide guidance on using ResearchGate and other online researcher profiles.

Provide instruction: give course-integrated lectures, workshops, and orientations; create research guides linked to Blackboard; help with classroom copyright issues.