On September 28, 2018 a new Welch Medical Library website goes live. The new website affords the community of Johns Hopkins University and Medicine access to the vast resources of the Welch Collection. With speed and precision, the new website runs a platform that is current, responsive (mobile-friendly), secure, and accessible to all users.
The existing Welch website (that everyone knows so well) will be active for the remainder of 2018. While many became accustomed to, or may prefer, the existing Welch website, we regret that it is running on a unsupported platform, is not accessible to all users, and offers features that are no longer sustainable.
Beginning in 2019, the new Welch website will replace the existing (soon to be legacy) website at http://welch.jhmi.edu. Until that time, the new Welch website will be live and available for use in beta, a test phase during which the community provides feedback to actively help the Welch team improve the new site.
We hope that you can join us in improving the new Welch website during the beta phase. When you do, there are opportunities to experience many new features, including:
- An integrated article search driven by Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature;
- A newly-designed journals list, providing efficient access to approximately 20,000 journals by title and subject, using subject terms curated and provided by the National Library of Medicine;
- A databases list covering approximately 1,200 databases, and offering views of both biomedical databases and all Johns Hopkins databases;
- The Get Help knowledgebase, a self-service resource for basic questions of general interest to the Johns Hopkins University and Medicine community;
- Find Your Informationist, an efficient way to find your Welch informationist by name or department.
Try the new Welch website on any computer, tablet, or smart phone. The website is fully responsive, and offers the same functionality to users on all such devices. As you peruse the site and search the library, please take the time to give us feedback. Comments, suggestions and questions are all welcome and will inform how we improve the new Welch Medical Library website during beta and beyond.