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This story doesn't seem accurate. I know of no libraries that actually deny access to volumes sitting on shelves, but this author is making it sound like you have to have secret decoder ring to even see books and journals in medical libraries.  Databases and online journals are another story, though.

Barbara M. Pope, MLS
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O.J. Cloughly Alumni Library
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
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Subject: Chat: Medical research story


Thought some of you might be interested in this story that ran on the
NBC evening news last Friday night.

Not sure where to turn for a second opinion?
Medical research firms offer wealth of info

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4401201/



Auburn Steward, MLIS, AHIP
Center for Toxicology & Environmental Health
Library
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