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Allopathic Medicine: NSU MD Library Guide: Alumni

An instructional pathfinder to researching for Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine

Library Access to REGISTERED HPD Alumni

Please note that access to most of the specialized clinical and point-of-care medical databases (e.g., UpToDate) is not available for Alumni, due to licensing restrictions set by the publishers.  

HPD LIB Databases


E-Journals (details)


Books (details)


Equipment, Tablets & MediaScape


Study Rooms 

Document Delivery - Articles & Scanned Chapters 

Document Delivery Books (details)

HPD Alumni Limited Limited 30 days Not Available Not Available 5 per week (details)  Not Available

 The above privileges are for REGISTERED alumni.  To Register, follow the instructions HERE. 

HPD Alumni Access to Martin and Gail Press HPD Library

New HPD graduates retain full HPD Library access for the first 6 months after graduation before their status changes to Alumni.

After 6 months:

To Become a Registered Alum:

1. Register at the NSU Alumni Portal - you will need your NSU ID number to request database access.

You must make sure that you put a check mark in the box that says "have access to select research databases"

2. Your Alumni record request will be processed by the Alumni office.  They will in-turn notify the Library of your request and we will activate your alumni access.  This process may take a week or two.   You will receive a confirmation email when that has taken place.


3. Click on this link to view the NSU Databases that Registered Alumni are able to use from home.

You may also come in-person to the HPD library building to access databases with guest access.


4. Click on this link to read the NSU registered alumni borrowing loan privileges policy.

Registered Alumni Interlibrary Loan Privileges

HPD Inter-Library Loan and Document Delivery (ILLIAD) Service

Before you are able to request items - Alumni should contact the ILL/DocDel office to create  an Alumni ILL account by calling (954)-262-3120 or via email at

Registered Alumni Interlibrary Loan Privileges

  • All requests are subject to approval.
  • Alumni are limited to a maximum of five (5) requests per week.
  • Alumni may order Articles and Scanned book chapters.
  • Only requests that are available from our PRINT NSU collections or from a "free" lending library will be filled.
  • Scanned Chapters from books are restricted as follows :
    • A - No more than one (1) chapter per week, per patron;
    • B - No more than 20% of the whole work may be delivered to the same patron within 12 months
  • Other restrictions may apply
  • All requests are subject to provider License Agreements, Fair Use and Copyright restrictions and are usually handled in accordance to the National Commission on New Technological Uses (CONTU) Guidelines
Misuse or abuse of the HPD ILL/DocDel Service may result in blocked privileges and/or disciplinary action.