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Melissa Funaro, MLS, MS

Clinical Librarian
Clinical Information Services
  • Provide instruction on PubMed and EndNote
  • Personal Librarian for YSM students
  • Provide answers to your clinical questions

Liaison to the following Departments:

I am a Clinical Librarian dedicated to providing quality services. I teach classes to clinicians, researchers, students, and faculty as well as provide reference services both in-person and online.

My research guides can be found here


  • MLS, Library Science, Southern Connecticut State Univ., 2009
  • MS, Horticulture, West Virginia University, 2004
  • BS, Agriculture, University of Delaware, 2000


Medical Library Association, 2014-Present
North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries, 2014-Present
Connecticut Library Association, 2011-Present
Connecticut Association of Health Sciences Librarians, 2014-Present

Publications and Presentations:

  • Funaro, M., Nardini, H. G., Garcia-Milian, R., Hersey, D., Gentry, M., & Nyhan, K. (2016). Animal research at Yale: how librarians are improving IACUC literature searches. Poster presented at the North Atlantic Health Science Libraries Conference, New Haven, CT.
  • Funaro, M., & Norton, M. (2015). How a medical library is an anchor for stress relief and relaxation. Poster presented at the North Atlantic Health Science Libraries, Providence, RI.
  • Funaro, M., & Norton, M. (2015). Making space, building collaboration: serendipity in the stacks. Poster presented at the Medical Library Association, Austin, TX.
  • Funaro, M., & Nyhan, K. (2017). Expert searching: animal experimentation, compliance, and literature searching. MLA News.
  • Husain, Z. A., Sahgal, A., De Salles, A., Funaro, M., Glover, J., Hayashi, M., . . . Ryu, S. (2017). Stereotactic body radiotherapy for de novo spinal metastases: systematic review. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, 27(3), 295-302. doi: 10.3171/2017.1.SPINE16684
  • Norton, M., & Funaro, M. (2017). Creating community: how our library dreamed big, dared to take chances, and did something new. Poster presented at the Medical Library Association, Seattle, WA.
  • Nyhan, K., Funaro, M., & Hersey, D. (2017). Library support for clinical and translational research: research data management and data science. Poster presented at the New England e-Science Symposium.
  • VanTine (Funaro), M. (2004). Effect of watering regime and media components on the production of organic tomato transplants. (Masters Degree in Horticulture), West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV.