Pritzker Research Library



Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute will move to a new facility in mid-2019. We are re-envisioning our library resources and services to meet the needs of the people we serve. If you are in any research role at Lurie Children's, please take this survey to tell us about the resources and services you need. Thanks!

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.

Library Services

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.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

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. 

Literature Searches

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.

Current Awareness Searches

Ongoing, monthly searches of bibliographic databases keep you up to date on the latest research in your area.

Funding Opportunities Searches

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.

Library Training

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.

Searching PubMed​: a quick guide to searching this literature database​ from the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Library Collections

Print Books

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.

Print Journals

The following journals are available in print. Many more journals are available as e-journals.​

    • Annual Review of Biochemistry 2007-
    • Annual Review of Neuroscience 2007-
    • Annual Review of Pathology 2006-2017
    • Annual Review of Physiology 2007-
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Zebrafish 2005-

Electronic Journals, Books, Popular Databases and Protocols Databases

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.

      • Enter the name of the resource, or keywords, in the search box. 
      • When an item of interest is located in the results list, click “Online Access”. 
      • You will be redirected to a page that asks you to sign in with your NetID. 
      • Faculty and students who have a NetID can use this option. 
      • If you do not have a NetID, click “Continue without Galter sign in”. In many cases, you will be able to access the resource.
      • If you cannot access the resource, contact the Pritzker Library and we will assist you.

​Electronic Journals and Protocols Databases Managed by the Pritzker 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.

Contact Information

Peggy Murphy, MILS, Librarian and Manager, Research Institute Communications
Phone: 773.755.6341 (main desk)
Phone: 773.755.7485

Fax: 773.755.6585
Interlibrary loan