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.