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Defense Medical Virtual Library

Logo for the Defense Medical Virtual Library; shows a computer monitor, cadeusus and library book.The Defense Medical Virtual Library (DMVL) offers mission-essential online collections of medical ejournals, ebooks and searchable medical/biomedical databases. 


  • Assistance in using the electronic resources
  • Reference and research on topic of interest
  • Customized literature searches and bibliographies
  • Verification of bibliographic citations

Interlibrary Loan

  • The library user will be expected to request only materials that are related to their work.
  • The library will support military personnel and DoD civilians pursuing course work.
  • All copyright restrictions apply.
  • Material not owned by the library can be requested on interlibrary loan. If you have an urgent need for articles, please let us know when you make the request. Turnaround is usually 24-48 hours. Book requests are dependent on the U.S. postal system or other carriers.

Recommending New Materials

Military personnel and DoD civilians are invited to suggest digital resources to include e-books which they feel are important to the mission. We are no longer purchasing books and journals in hard copy. 

Ask a Librarian

  • The Ask a Librarian service is for registered users of the DMVL.
  • If you're not registered or eligible for DMVL services, we'll refer you to a more appropriate library or source of information.
  • Contact us for more information. 
Last Updated: April 01, 2020

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