Frequently Asked Questions


What is in Henry Ford Health System Scholarly Commons?

Scholarly Commons includes journal articles, 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 the Notification of Published Work form.

Articles and content indexed in the above mentioned databases are included from 2019 forward and other items are included based on submissions from authors and departments. New material is continually being added to Digital Commons.

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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. However, when available for HFHS users, articles will include a Find It @ Sladen button to link out to the full text on 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. Full text article links are restricted to HFHS users.

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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 Angela Cabrera acabrer4@hfhs.org at the Sladen Library 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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