Shiffman Medical Library

Bioinformatics Timesaver: Library Services

Order Documents

Interlibrary Loan and document delivery services are available through all WSU Libraries for WSU faculty, students and staff. Orders for materials such as books, articles, microformats or other media may be placed through our ILL department, or by using this form.

For more information, please visit this page or call (313) 577-1100.

Email Alerting Service

Shiffman Medical Library staff provide WSU faculty, students, and staff with regular email updates on newly purchased library materials and available resources in the area of bioinformatics.

To receive regular email updates, please send an email to: and indicate your interest in this new service.


Librarians of the Shiffman Medical Library are available for individual appointments or group consultations on database searching, sequence analysis tools, access to molecular biological resources, etc. To request a consultation, please call (313) 577-1094 or email

Customized Web Development

The library can create customized subject guide or pathfinder on a particular topic or to support classes that WSU faculty teach. Please contact Wendy Wu for more information.


The Shiffman Medical Library offers numerous education and training opportunities. To request a workshop on molecular biology, genetics, and other bioinformatics information resources, please contact LaVentra Ellis-Danquah. The library also hosts workshops on molecular biology, genetics, and other bioinformatics searching tools taught by researchers from the WSU Bioinformatics Center.

Librarian Liaison

Librarians serve as liaisons to departments and colleges to receive direct faculty input. Librarians work with faculty to discuss the research and curriculum needs of their department or college, library resources or services, library instruction programs, and collection development recommendations. Please Contact Sandra Martin or consult the librarian liaison list.


Questions can be sent to the Shiffman Medical Library via email. Most questions will receive a same-day response; however, please allow a 24 hour turnaround time. You can also Ask-a-Librarian in person or by phone.

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Shiffman Medical Library
Wayne State University
Mazurek Medical Education Commons
320 E. Canfield St.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 577-1094