The Pritzker Research Library at Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute provides services and specialized collections for all Lurie Children’s faculty, staff and students who are involved in research or who are interested in research. The library is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; after-hours access is via keycard. Library collections are available to all Illinois libraries at no cost through interlibrary loan (ILL); out of state libraries may borrow through ILL for a modest cost. Please stop by the library, call or email with questions, requests for consultation or for training.
Pritzker Library brochure: an overview of library services, collections and contact information.
The library provides interlibrary loan, database searching, reference services and training. In addition, please contact Peggy Murphy if you or your research group wish to set up a meeting to discuss library services and collections.
The library can request through ILL most journal articles, meeting abstracts, book chapters or books that Manne Research Institute staff cannot obtain through Northwestern University Libraries.
One time searches of bibliographic databases to find resources on a topic are helpful when you are beginning a research project, opening a new line of inquiry in your current research or want to know about a field with which you are unfamiliar. Available databases include Medline, Web of Science and PsycInfo.
Ongoing, monthly searches of bibliographic databases keep you up to date on the latest research in your area.
One time searches of Funding Institutional to find funding opportunities are helpful to identify sources of funding. Funding Institutional includes everything from NIH grants to funds for attending a scientific meeting. Training is available for you to get started in Funding Institutional.
The library provides training in bibliographic database searching, finding resources through the University Libraries at Northwestern University, and EndNote (bibliographic management) software. Please contact Peggy Murphy to schedule a training session.
How to find journal articles at Lurie Children's: we know this process is tricky! Use this guide for more successful retrieval.
The library collects books in the subject areas of interest to Lurie Children’s investigators. These subject areas include: atlases, cancer biology, child health research, computational biology, developmental biology, genetics and genomics, immunology, microbiology, neurobiology, statistical analysis, veterinary science and writing guides. Search for books in the library collection using GalterSearch. Books are available for borrowing by Lurie Children’s and Northwestern University personnel.
The following journals are available in print. Many more journals are available as e-journals.
Many journals, e-books and databases are managed by Northwestern University. Lurie Children’s employees can access many of these resources by using the Galter Health Sciences Library.
Access is available to you while on campus. If you experience problems accessing any of these resources, contact the Pritzker Library and we will assist you.
Two Dell desktop computers and two Mac desktop computers are available. Software includes Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Pro, sequence analysis software Sequencher and Prism, and more.
Peggy Murphy, MILS, Librarian and Manager, Research Institute Communications