Reference Services

The CMSRU staff is available to assist you in developing searches of medical literature for general reference, curriculum development, lectures, presentations, and patient care.  Professional reference services are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am-5:00pm at both the CMSRU Library at Cooper Hospital and at CMSRU Learning Commons. 

Contacting the Reference Librarian

  • To get in-person assistance with your question, visit either the CMSRU Library at Cooper Hospital or the CMSRU Learning Commons.
  • To ask a question by phone, dial 856-342-2522 (CMSRU Library at Cooper Hospital) or 856-361-2855 (CMSRU Learning Commons)
  • Schedule an Appointment
  • To send us a question via email, direct the email to

Literature Search

A literature search is an organized search for all of the literature published on a desired topic.  Topical literature may be found in books, journals, government documents and the internet.  CMSRU librarians will assist in determining the desired topic; develop search strategies; conduct multiple database searches and provide a written outcome of the literature search to the patron.  Literature searches may be comprehensive; therefore, it is important that you allow for adequate time for completion.  To request a literature search, use the Literature Search Request form.

Training and Instruction

Librarians are available to provide orientations to Library resources and services as well as training on a wide variety of databases and topics.  Instruction can be easily integrated into existing courses or customized to suit the needs of an individual, department or group.  For scheduling, please complete the Library Instruction Request form.


Librarians are available for exam proctoring services. Proctoring will be conducted in an available studyroom. Contact the Reference Department at 856-342-2522 or email: to schedule a proctor.