Two new novels for your recreational reading pleasure

June 24, 2011

We just received two more novels for your recreational reading pleasure:

The dog who came in from the cold.
Alexander McCall Smith.
New York : Pantheon Books, c2010.

Smokin’ seventeen : a Stephanie Plum novel.
Janet Evanovich.
New York : Bantam Books, c2011.


All e-books from the National Academies Press are now free

June 21, 2011

On June 2, the National Academies Press announced that all PDF versions of their books will be available for download free of charge from their website.  From their site, you can browse by subject area—including Biology and Life Sciences–or search by keyword.  Current best sellers featured on their page include On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research (3rd ed.) and Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (8th ed.).  Another recent book that may of interest is A National Cancer Clinical Trials System for the 21st Century: Reinvigorating the NCI Cooperative Group Program.

The Graff Library will be adding links to the PDFs in catalog records for print books we own, and we will add records to our catalog and A-Z list for additional titles that seem most relevant to City of Hope users.

New recreational reading

June 16, 2011

We just received a new batch of fiction for your recreational reading pleasure:

Sisterhood everlasting : a novel.
Ann Brashares.
New York : Random House, c2011.

2030 : the real story of what happens to America.
Albert Brooks.
New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2011.

Against all enemies.
Tom Clancy with Peter Telep.
New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, c2011.

Carte blanche : the new James Bond novel.
Jeffery Deaver.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2011.

Born to die.
Lisa Jackson.
New York : Kensington, c2011.

The snowman.
Jo Nesbo ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011, c2010.

Buried prey.
John Sandford.
New York : Putnam Pub., c2011.

Build an app that makes science more open

June 16, 2011

Interested in open science?  Want to try your hand at building an app?  According to the official PLoS blog, PLos and Mendeley “have teamed up to create a Binary Battle contest to build the best apps that make science more open using PLoS and/or Mendeley’s APIs.”  The grand prize is $10,001 + $1000 in Amazon Web Services Credits.  The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2011.

New books!

June 14, 2011

We just received a nice batch of new books, including several e-books in our new Career & Professional Development Collection and a few older titles recently donated to the library.  My personal favorite, at least based on the title: How to get organized without resorting to arson.  Maybe I won’t have to rent that flamethrower after all.

Here’s the complete list:

Career & Professional Development Collection

The mentee’s guide: making mentoring work for you.
Lois J. Zachary ; with Lory A. Fischler.
1st ed.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2009.
This book purchase was made possible through the generosity of Thomas A. Maloney.
Electronic book available to City of Hope personnel at

How to write a CV that really works.
Paul McGee.
4th ed., rev. and updated.
Oxford : How to Books, 2009.
This book purchase was made possible through the generosity of Thomas A. Maloney.
Electronic book available to City of Hope personnel at

Mama, PhD: women write about motherhood and academic life.
edited by Elrena Evans and Caroline Grant.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2008.
This book purchase was made possible through the generosity of Thomas A. Maloney.
Electronic book available to City of Hope personnel at

201 best questions to ask on your interview.
John Kador.
New York : McGraw-Hill, c2002.
This book purchase was made possible through the generosity of Thomas A. Maloney.
Electronic book available to City of Hope personnel at

How to prepare your curriculum vitae.
Acy L. Jackson and C. Kathleen Geckeis.
Rev. ed.
Chicago : VGM Career Books, 2003.
Electronic book available to City of Hope personnel at

Making the right moves: a practical guide to scientific management for postdocs and new faculty.
2nd ed.
Research Triangle Park, NC : Burroughs Wellcome Fund ; Chevy Chase, MD : Howard Hughes Medical Institute, c2006.
Electronic book available free online at

BF 637.N4 F57 2011.
Getting to yes: negotiating agreement without giving in.
by Roger Fisher and William Ury, with Bruce Patton, editor.
3rd ed.
New York : Penguin, 2011.

Psychology, Management, Etc.

BQ 734 B67 2000.
Hidden spring : a Buddhist woman confronts cancer.
Sandy Boucher.
Boston, MA : Wisdom Publications, c2000.

HD 30.3 A39 1993.
Communicating at work.
Tony Alessandra & Phil Hunsaker.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c1993.

HD 58.9 F54 1994.
The fifth discipline fieldbook : strategies for building a learning organization.
Peter M. Senge, … [et al.].
New York : London : Currency, 1994.

HD 69.T54 M145t 1994.
Time management for unmanageable people.
Ann McGee-Cooper with Duane Trammell.
New York : Bantam Books, 1994.

HF 5547.15 F73 2003.
How to get organized without resorting to arson : a step-by-step guide to clearing your desk without panic or the use of open flame.
Liz Franklin.
San Francisco, CA : Clara Fyer, 2002.

Biological Sciences and Oncology

QU 21 C271 2008.
Career advice for life scientists.
volume editor, Elizabeth Marincola.
Bethesda, MD : American Society for Cell Biology, c2008.

QU 470 S894h 2011.
Human molecular genetics.
Tom Strachan and Andrew Read.
4th ed.
New York : Garland Science, c2011.

Medicine and Nursing

W 20.5 S878c 2010.
Conducting clinical research : a practical guide for physicians, nurses, study co-ordinators & investigators.
by Judy Stone.
2nd ed.
Cumberland, Md. : Mountainside MD Press ; Lancaster : Gazelle [distributor], 2010.

W 50 A4975i 2002.
Institutional review board : management and function.
Robert J. Amdur, Elizabeth A. Bankert.
Boston : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, c2002.

W 50 P386v 1993.
The virtues in medical practice.
by Edmund D. Pellegrino and David C. Thomasma.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.

W 85.5 C968 2000.
Cultural issues in end-of-life decision making.
editors, Kathryn L. Braun, James H. Pietsch, Patricia L. Blanchette.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2000.

WA 950 P499n 1997.
Nonparametric statistics for health care research : statistics for small samples and unusual distributions.
Marjorie A. Pett.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c1997.

WP 100 A5128c 2006.
2006 compendium of selected publications.
Washington, D.C. : American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, c2006.

WX 159 H251w 1995.
Work & role redesign : tools and techniques for the health care setting.
Ruth Bredlie Hanson and Betty Sayers.
Chicago : American Hospital Pub., c1995.

WY 11 AA1 A615 1992.
The Anniversary book : a history of nursing in the West, 1956-1992.
Western Council on Higher Education for Nursing, Western Institute of Nursing, Western Society for Research in Nursing.
Boulder, Colo. : Western Institute of Nursing, 1992.

WY 11 AA1 S246h 1999.
A history of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps.
Mary T. Sarnecky.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c1999.

WY 18.5 A462e 1995.
The educational process in nursing staff development.
JoAnn Grif Alspach.
St. Louis : Mosby, c1995.

WY 85 E946 1990.
Ethics in nursing : an anthology.
[edited by] Terry Pence and Janice Cantrall.
New York, N.Y. : National League for Nursing, c1990.

WY 86 A784 1994.
Art and aesthetics in nursing.
Peggy L. Chinn and Jean Watson, editors.
New York : National League for Nursing Press, c1994.

WY 87 B287e 2006.
Ending nurse-to-nurse hostility : why nurses eat their young and each other.
Kathleen Bartholomew with foreword by Sandra P. Thomas.
Marblehead, MA : HCPro, c2006.

WY 100 N9789 2003.
Nursing sensitive outcomes : the state of the science.
editor, Diane Doran ; authors, Joan Almost … [et al.].
Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Pub., c2003.

Change of Location for Thursday Scholarly Communication Office Hours

June 2, 2011

Effective today, Thursday Scholarly Communication Office Hours (2:30-3:30 pm) have moved to the first floor patio area near the main entrance of the Arnold & Mabel Beckman Center.

I hold weekly, in-person office hours. This service began on December 1, 2009. Come by the library’s main reading room on Tuesdays from 11am-noon or the Beckman Center first floor patio area on Thursdays from 2:30-3:30pm to discuss:

  • complying with the NIH Public Access Policy;
  • finding a home for your research;
  • open access publishing options;
  • using copyrighted materials; and
  • keeping track of your publications and the publications you’re reading using EndNote.

Bring questions with you…or just stop by to chat.

Would you prefer virtual office hours? Do these times not work with your schedule? Use the comments feature below to let us know your preferences.