The Library is open!

The Boston Children’s Hospital Medical Library and Archives are now open and resuming regular hours of operation (Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm and 8:15 am-3:45 pm, respectively) at our beautiful new location!

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Desks with a view at the new BCH Medical Library

The new library is located on the fifth floor of the Longwood Center, LC 5110. The Longwood Center is at the corner of Longwood and Brookline, just past the Galleria. It is the tall glass building above Pret A Manger and Caffè Nero.

A Satellite Library will open on Farley 1st Floor later this year. We will also begin bringing services to you with a Pop-Up Library on the main campus. Stay tuned for more information about the Pop-Up Library schedule and locations!

All current Library services will continue. Now and in the future, you can email library@childrens.harvard.edu, call us at 617-355-7232, or chat with us online to ask questions, request articles and literature searches, and inquire about any of the services we offer.

We thank you for your patience throughout our move, and we look forward to continuing to work with you at the BCH Medical Library and Archives at the Longwood Center, the Satellite Library, the Pop-Up Library, and virtually!

We hope to see you soon!

-Meaghan, Jessica, Emily, Alina, and Becky

Meaghan Muir, Manager of Library Services
Jessica LaBrie, Librarian
Emily Schon, Librarian
Alina Morris, Archivist
Becky Fullerton, Archivist

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New AAP ebooks

dermatologyThese new ebooks from AAP have just been added to the Medical Library:

nelsonsTo browse our full collection of eBooks by title or subject, visit our eBook Collection. eBooks in the library collection can be accessed from Boston Children’s Hospital computers or by using VPN.

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Next book group: We Are Water by Wally Lamb

waterBook Group will meet on Thursday, September 8, at 7:30 a.m., and on Friday, September 16, at noon, to discuss We Are Water: A Novel by Wally Lamb.

Boston Children’s Hospital personnel are encouraged to join us at the Library at the Longwood Center, in the Media Room (LC 5116), on Thursday, September 8, at 7:30 a.m., or Friday, September 16, at noon, to participate in discussion about this novel. If you would like to be added to our Book Group email distribution list, please email the Library.

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Next book group: The Naked Olympics & Missoula

aug2016Book Group will meet on Friday, August 5, at noon, to discuss The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Games by Tony Perrottet, just in time for the Olympic Games opening ceremonies in Rio that night. The following week, we will meet on Thursday, August 11, at 7:30 a.m., to discuss Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer.

Boston Children’s Hospital personnel are encouraged to join us at the Library at the Longwood Center, in the Media Room (LC 5116), on Friday, August 5, at noon, or Thursday, August 11, at 7:30 a.m., to participate in discussion about these books. If you would like to be added to our Book Group email distribution list, please email the Library.

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Next book group: Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen & The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

julyBook Group will meet on Thursday, July 7, at 7:30 a.m., to discuss Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen, and on Friday, July 15, at noon, to discuss The Rosie Project: A Novel by Graeme Simsion.

In Miller’s Valley,

“No one ever leaves the town where they grew up, not really, even if they go,” says Mimi Miller as she tells the story of her life, from the 1960s to the present, in a small American town on the verge of change. The Miller family has lived and farmed in Miller’s Valley for generations, but Mimi sees change looming at the corners of her community and within the walls of her home. As she grows up and discovers sex, love, and ambition, what has seemed bound together begins to drift apart: Mimi’s mother from her reclusive sister, Ruth; her damaged brother Tommy from his family and son; and the community itself, menaced by the lingering presence of government officials.

In The Rosie Project,

Don Tillman is getting married. He just doesn’t know who to yet. But he has designed the Wife Project, using a sixteen-page questionnaire to help him find the perfect partner. She will most definitely not be a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also fiery and intelligent and beautiful. And on a quest of her own to find her biological father—a search that Don, a professor of genetics, might just be able to help her with.

In the video below, the author, Graeme Simsion, discusses The Rosie Project. Discussion questions for the book are also available.

Boston Children’s Hospital personnel are encouraged to join us in our new location in the Library at the Longwood Center, in the Media Room (LC 5116), on Thursday, July 7, at 7:30 a.m., or Friday, July 15, at noon, to participate in discussion about these novels. If you would like to be added to our Book Group email distribution list, please email the Library.

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New tool for residents from NEJM

res360Resident 360 is a new tool designed to help residents through their residency. It centralizes key information (including multimedia) and has several rotation packages. All content is written and reviewed by physician experts.

  • Rotation Prep helps residents solidify their medical knowledge in 14 common residency rotations. Each rotation includes topic overviews, links to landmark trials, and review articles from NEJM and other respected sources.
  • Learning Lab provides further educational and interactive tools that explain the medical literature, demonstrate procedures, and hone diagnostic skills.
  • Resident Lounge and Career sections feature resources that address social pressures and assist with professional growth.
  • Discussions engage residents with experts and one another on clinical, career, and resident life topics.

Resident 360 is part of our institutional subscription to NEJM. You should create your profile while on the Boston Children’s network so that you have full access. You can then use your profile to access Resident 360 when off-site.

More information: NEJM Resident 360

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New summer class schedule!

registerThe BCH Medical Library is offering a number of classes this summer. Please register here.

If the class dates and times are not convenient for you, please email Meaghan Muir to schedule a one-on-one consultation.

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Using PubMed filters to access BCH and Harvard full-text articles

These filters add the Boston Children’s Hospital full-text link icons and Harvard link icon to your PubMed search results in the abstract display setting. Configuring your NCBI account to show these icons requires these steps only one time. The icons will then appear when you are logged in to your NCBI account—no need to access PubMed using any special links. (You can also conveniently save searches, articles, and more in your account.)

  • Go to PubMed and create an NCBI account if you don’t already have one. Sign in to your account.
  • Select My NCBIManage Filters
    (Or go straight to the Filters page)
  • Under “Select category,” choose “LinkOut.”
  • Under “Search with terms,” type in and search for “Boston Children’s.” Select both check boxes to the left of “Boston Children’s Hospital.”
  • If you also have electronic access to Harvard resources, repeat the last step searching for “Harvard.”
  • You can add filters/icons for any other hospitals or institutions that you have access to. Please note that BCH electronic resources (and most other local hospitals’ resources) are accessed via IP address. That is, you need to be on the corresponding network (on campus or using VPN) at the time in order to actually access the resource. Harvard (and most universities) use a log-in method, so you will be prompted to sign in with your Harvard credentials.

The steps above will only display the BCH online icon for articles for which the publisher/platform has provided PubMed with full-text links. Therefore, you should also follow the steps below to display the BCH link resolver icon. This icon bch get it will display on every PubMed article record, and if the light blue Online icon isn’t there, you should try selecting the dark blue Get it icon because we still might have access to the article! This icon also links to a pre-filled article request form, so if we don’t have electronic access, you can easily request the article and we will email it to you.

  • While signed in to your NCBI account, select My NCBI > NCBI Site PreferencesOutside Tool
    (Or go straight to the Outside Tool page)
  • Select “Boston Children’s Hospital Medical Library Full Text Finder” and select Save.

Remember to log in to your account every time you use PubMed so that you are linked to BCH and Harvard holdings.

For further assistance, you can email library@childrens.harvard.edu, call us at 617-355-7232, or chat with us online to ask questions, request articles and literature searches, and inquire about any of the services we offer.

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