Frequently Asked Questions


What is in Henry Ford Health System Scholarly Commons?

Scholarly Commons includes journal citations, meeting abstracts, book chapters, books, and other scholarly works published by the Henry Ford Health System community. On a regular schedule, Sladen Library staff conduct Henry Ford Health System author affiliation searches in PubMed, Web of Science, Embase, and Google Scholar, and the citation information is imported into Scholarly Commons. If a publication fails to show up in Scholarly Commons, authors are encouraged to submit their information for inclusion through Notification of Published Work form.

Article coverage is 2015-present. Abstract coverage is 2017-present. Posters and presentations from HFHS-hosted conferences and events are included by request. Archival content of the Henry Ford Medical Journal will be added from 1953-1992, its entire run.

New and archival content is continually being added to Scholarly Commons. This is an ongoing project.

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Whose work qualifies for inclusion in Scholarly Commons?

To be eligible for inclusion, at least one of the authors on a work must identify their institutional affiliation as a Henry Ford Health System location. Authors may include but are not limited to: HFHS medical staff, members of the Henry Ford Medical Group, employees, residents, fellows, researchers, nurses, or affiliated students.

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How can I submit content for inclusion?

If your publication fails to show up in Scholarly Commons, you are encouraged to submit the information to Sladen Library staff using the Notification of Published Work form. A Sladen Librarian will create the item in Scholarly Commons for you.

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What happens if an author is no longer affiliated with Henry Ford Health System?

When an author leaves HFHS, the work published during their time at HFHS will remain in Scholarly Commons but future citations will not be added.

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Are all items full text?

No. Due to copyright many journal articles are listed only by the citation/abstract. Similar to our other databases, a Find It @ Sladen button appears on each record and if we have access to the article, HFHS users can download the full text at the publisher's website. If you are affiliated with HFHS and need an article we do not provide, you can request a copy through your campus library.

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Is Scholarly Commons available to the public?

Yes. Scholarly Commons is available to anyone online to search and browse. Full text article links are restricted to HFHS users. Posters, presentations, and Henry Ford Medical Journal articles are open to the public.

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How do I search Scholarly Commons?

By default, material in Scholarly Commons is arranged chronologically by department. Content is also searchable by author, keyword, publication, or document type from the search box located in the right hand toolbar on each page.

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What does search “across all repositories” mean?

Selecting the option to “search across all repositories” allows you to search for your search terms throughout a nationwide network of all the Bepress digital repositories including but not limited to Henry Ford Health System Scholarly Commons.

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How do I get a list of all my department’s publications?

Please contact the Sladen Library reference desk sladen@hfhs.org for department publication lists. Alternately, you can submit this request form.

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I have a question not answered here, who can I talk to?

Contact the Sladen Library sladen@hfhs.org or 313-916-2550.

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