Office of Fellowship Training
Children's Hospital Library
Location: Fegan Plaza, next to the Prouty Garden
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Friday
Access with a Children's Hospital ID is available during non-staffed hours.
Librarian: Alison Clapp, MLIS
Services: The library provides a full range of services which are described in greater detail on the library's website. Some of the services are as follows:
- Access to print and/or electronic journals and textbooks. There are several tools on the library's website to identify what materials are available either in print or electronic format.
- Interlibrary loan service and document delivery. Most interlibrary loan articles are received within 24 hours of the request at no charge to the requestor. Interlibrary loan request form
- EndNote software. The library has a license agreement for the EndNote software, however, a request form needs to be completed before installation. EndNote installation request form
- Library Lunch Topics. This is a series of presentations during the year on various library related topics.
- Training. The library offers classes in searching PubMed and EndNote.
- Current Awareness/SDI. The library can offer advice on the various tools available to help you keep current with what is being published in your area of research.
- Career Center. The library has a separate collection of books which focus on issues related to career development. A small sampling of the topics covered are mentoring, time management, delivering more effective presentations and developing your writing skills.
The following is a list of relevant papers that might be of interest to postdocs. Unfortunately, copyright restrictions prohibit our putting this article up on a website, or giving a link to the article. Copies of these articles can be made available, however, at the CHB Library:
Mervis, J. "Biomedical Training: NIH Wants Its Minority Programs to Train More Academic Researchers." Science, Science website, published by AAAS, Vol. 312, May 26, 2006, p. 1119.
Tai, R.H. et al. "Career Choice: Planning Early for Careers in Science." Science, Science website, published by AAAS, Vol. 312, May 26, 2006, p. 1143-44.
Gallagher, R. "Editorial: A Better Life for Postdocs? The lot of postdocs may be improving a bit, but a new threat has materialized." The Scientist, March 2006, p. 13.
Zandonella, C. "The insider/Posdocs: Know how to beat the odds: Life as a postdoc can be tough, so learn how to play the system and get the most out of the time." NewScientist, March 4, 2006, pp. 56-7.
Aschwanden, C. "Leading Edge Analysis: Professionalizing the Postdoctoral Experience." Cell, published by Elsevier, Vol. 124, February 10, 2006, pp. 445-7.
Kaiser, J. "Biomedical Research Policy: NIH Lends a Hand to Postdocs Seeking to Become Independent Researchers." Science, Science website, published by AAAS, Vol. 311, February 3, 2006, pp. 593.
Pfund, C. et al. "Education Forum: Professional Skills: The Merits of Training Mentors." Science, Science website, Vol. 311, January 27, 2006, p. 473-4.
Bhattacharjee, Y. "NIH Training Grants: Universities May Have to Pay More in Support of Graduate Training." Science, Science website, Vol. 310, December 9, 2005, p. 1601.
Bhattacharjee, Y. "NIH Career Awards: Young Scientists Get a Helping Hand." Science, Science website, Vol. 310, December 9, 2005, p. 1601.
Gewin, V. "Postdocs & Students: Learning to mentor." Nature, Vol. 436, July 21, 2005, pp. 436-7.
Andrews, Nancy C. "The other physician-scientist problem: Where have all the young girls gone?" Nature Medicine, Vol. 8, No. 5, May 2002, pp. 439-441.