New books

March 22, 2012

We just processed a small batch of new books:


Goldhor, Susan, with Mary Clutter and Virginia Walbot.
Life sciences research and teaching strategies for the successful job hunt.
Bethesda, Md. : American Society for Cell Biology, c2002.
Full text freely available from ASCB:

Career and Professional Development Collection

HF 5383 H278 2001.
Katharine Hansen and Randall S. Hansen.
Dynamic cover letters : how to write the letter that gets you the job.
Rev. ed.
Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, c2001.

HG 177.5.U6 H355 2011.
by Susan Howlett & Renee Bourque.
Getting funded : the complete guide to writing grant proposals.
5th ed., completely rev. and updated.
Seattle, Wash. : Word & Raby Pub., 2011.

W 20.5 M235 2006.
Making the right moves : a practical guide to scientific management for postdocs and new faculty.
2nd ed.
Research Triangle Park, N.C. : Burroughs Wellcome Fund ; Chevy Chase, Md. :
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, c2006.

W 23 B255a 2002.
Kathy Barker.
At the helm : a laboratory navigator.
Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. : Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, c2002.

Biological Sciences and Oncology

QD 33 Z84 2011.
Steven S. Zumdahl and Donald J. DeCoste.
Basic chemistry.
7th ed.
Belmont, CA : Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning, c2010.

QD 251.3 W33 2013.
L.G. Wade, Jr.
Organic chemistry.
8th ed.
Boston : Pearson, c2013.

Medicine and Nursing

WB 107 W319 2012.
Marin H. Kollef, Warren Isakow, eds.
The Washington manual of critical care.
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2012.

WB 310 C6413 2004
[Robert Arnold … et al.].
Clinical practice guidelines for quality palliative care.
Brooklyn, NY : National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care, c2004.
Full text
Available free from the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care:

WH 140 T398 2011.
M.A. Paltsev, V.N. Smirnov, eds.
Therapeutic potential of umbilical cord blood cells for the treatment of nonhematological diseases.
Moscow : Kollektiv Avtorov, 2011.

WK 835 D54 2011.
Kar Neng Lai, Sydney C.W. Tang, eds.
Diabetes and the kidney.
Basel : Karger, c2011.


Stem Cell Research News, 2012 March 19

March 19, 2012

The March 19 issue of Stem Cell Research News is now available.

Mondays and Wednesdays in Brawerman and the Cafeteria: Our New Library Office Hours Service

March 14, 2012

Beginning next week on March 19th, Library staff will be in the Brawerman and Cafeteria buildings ready to answer your questions and help you find the information you need as well as connect you with our services that will save you time.

  • On Mondays from 2-3pm, we will be in the Brawerman building on the first floor between the coffee cart and the elevators.
  • On Wednesdays from 11am-noon, we will be in the Cafeteria.

Bring questions with you or just stop by to chat about some of our new services. We look forward to seeing you!

Stem Cell Research News, 2012 March 5

March 5, 2012

The March 5 issue of Stem Cell Research News has been posted.

Virtual poster: Nourishing the Garden for Evidence Based Health Care: Initial Steps in Establishing a Clinical Librarian Program at a Comprehensive Cancer Center

March 5, 2012

Laura Brown, Clinical Librarian, and I created a virtual poster for the MLGSCA 2012 Symposium, “Information Treasure Hunt: Supporting Evidence-Based Practice @ Your Institution.”  It’s called Nourishing the Garden for Evidence Based Health Care: Initial Steps in Establishing a Clinical Librarian Program at a Comprehensive Cancer Center, and it gives an overview of how the library’s new clinical librarian program was created.  Virtual posters were displayed on monitors at the event and are archived on the MLGSCA (Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona) blog, along with abstracts and comments.  You can see the entry for ours here.

Standards for bioscience data

March 2, 2012

Over 50 collaborators at 30 different biomedical institutions around the world have come together to form ISA Commons, a community that uses the ISA metadata tracking framework to support standardizing data sets in the life sciences so that these data sets can be shared.  A group of participants outlines the case for interoperable data sets and the ISA Commons in a commentary in the February issue of Nature Genetics.  Here in the Graff Library, we are interested in learning what our role might be in helping City of Hope investigators manage their data.  If you have any thoughts on that issue, please leave a comment or contact us.