Stem Cell Research News, 2011 November 28

November 29, 2011

The November 28 issue of Stem Cell Research News has been posted.


Wanted: Books by City of Hope authors

November 28, 2011

Did you know?  The library collects books containing works by City of Hope authors.  We have a small collection now, which you can find by doing a subject search on “city of hope authors” in our catalog, and we’d like to add more.  Here’s how you can help:

  • Have you written a book or a chapter or paper in a book?  Please let us know, so we can buy a copy.
  • Do you have extra copies of a book that includes your work (or the work of a City of Hope colleague)?  Please consider donating a copy to the library.

With your help, we can collect and preserve City of Hope’s legacy of outstanding scholarship.


New books

November 21, 2011

The following new books have been added to the collection:

Electronic books

Bone marrow a practical manual.
Daniel A. Cherry, Tomislav M. Jelic.
Austin, Tex. : Landes Bioscience, c2011.
Available electronic to City of Hope users from EBSCO: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=388061

Psycho-oncology.
edited by Jimmie C. Holland … [et al.].
2nd ed.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Available to City of Hope users from EBSCO: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=322535

Career and Professional Development Collection

HF5549.5.I6 Y37 2009.
Knock ’em dead 2010 : the ultimate job search guide.
Martin Yate.
Avon, Mass. : Adams Media, c2009.

P 93.5 T837v 1997.
Visual explanations : images and quantities, evidence and narrative.
Edward R. Tufte.
Cheshire, Conn. : Graphics Press, c1997.

Q225.5 .L63 1992.
Science as writing.
David Locke.
New Haven : Yale University Press, c1992.

WM 20 C736 2008.
The complete writing guide to NIH behavioral science grants.
edited by Lawrence M. Scheier & William L. Dewey.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2008.

WZ 345 D274s1995.
Scientific English : a guide for scientists and other professionals.
Robert A. Day.
2nd ed.
Phoenix, Ariz. : Oryx Press, 1995.

Biological Sciences and Oncology

QP 517.P49 A85 2011.
Physical chemistry for the life sciences.
Peter Atkins, Julio de Paula.
2nd ed.
New York : W.H. Freeman and Co. ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2011.

QU 375 N964 2011.
The nucleus : a subject collection from Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in biology.
edited by Tom Misteli, David L. Spector.
Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. : Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, c2011.


New recreational reading

November 18, 2011

We just got in a new batch of recreational reading, including new novels from John Grisham and Stephen King, plus a team effort from Richard Preston (author of The Hot Zone) and the late Michael Crichton (who gave us The Andromeda Strain and Jurassic Park) .  Come on over and check them out!

Micro : a novel.
Michael Crichton and Richard Preston.
New York : Harper, c2011.

Devil’s gate : a novel from the NUMA files.
Clive Cussler and Graham Brown.
New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, c2011.

V is for vengeance.
Sue Grafton.
New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, c2011.

The litigators.
John Grisham.
New York : Doubleday, c2011.

Ed King : a novel.
David Guterson.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2011.

The descendants : a novel.
Kaui Hart Hemmings.
New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2011, c2007.

The house of silk : a Sherlock Holmes novel.
Anthony Horowitz.
New York : Mulholland Books, c2011.

11/22/63.
Stephen King.
New York : Scribner, c2011.

Double Dexter : a novel.
Jeff Lindsay.
New York : Doubleday, c2011.

Snuff : a novel of Discworld.
Terry Pratchett.
New York : Harper, c2011.

The rum diary : a novel.
Hunter S. Thompson.
New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, c2011.


Results of fall 2010 user survey

November 15, 2011

At long last, we’ve analyzed the results of the fall 2010 user survey, as well as a focus group we held with students back in January.  Several themes emerged as we analyzed survey responses:

  • The collection is the top priority—especially journals and especially electronic
  • The library building looks dated and does not meet current needs
  • Many users are not aware of library resources and services—especially 24/7 and VPN access—and they would like us to provide more training and marketing.

Students who participated in the focus group also talked about the collection, mostly suggesting ways to improve access to electronic resources, but their primary focus was the library building, which does not meet their needs for suitable study space.

The survey and focus group were intended to help us as we prepare our new three-year strategic plan, a draft of which is now in progress.  A more detailed summary of survey and focus group findings is available, as is the complete (and long!) analysis of survey results.  Please let us know if you’re interested in reading them, and let us know if you have questions or comments.


Stem Cell Research News, 2011 November 14

November 14, 2011

The November 14 issue of Stem Cell Research News has been posted.


Archives now part of Library Services

November 10, 2011

The City of Hope Archives has joined the Department of Library Services.  Both departments have similar missions, organizing and providing access to information for all of City of Hope, so we hope that this new reporting relationship will help both the Archives and Library Services to carry out their missions more effectively.  The Archives will operate as a separate program within Library Services, and the Archivist will continue to be responsible for the management and oversight of the City of Hope Archives.

If you have questions or would like more information about the Archives, please see the Archives web site or contact Susan Yates, Archives Program Manager.