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Library Services


We provide services and specialized collections for all Lurie Children’s faculty, staff and students who are involved in research or who are interested in research. 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.

Library Services

The library provides interlibrary loan, literature search assistance, reference services, and database training. 

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

The library can request through ILL most journal articles, meeting abstracts, book chapters or books that staff cannot obtain through Northwestern University Libraries. Send an email with the full citation to healthscienceslibrary@luriechildrens.org

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. 

A librarian can also help you set up monthly automated search alerts to keep you up to date on the latest research in your area of interest. For more information, please email afawcett@luriechildrens.org 

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. Please note that a Northwestern NetID is required to access the Funding Institutional resource through Northwestern University.

For assistance, contact Andrea Fawcett or complete this form: Request for Extramural Funding Search

Library Training

The library provides training in bibliographic database searching, finding resources through the University Libraries at Northwestern University, and EndNote (reference management software). 

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

Funding Institutional: A guide to accessing and using this database to identify funding opportunitites. 

Library Collections

Electronic Journals, Books, and Popular Databases 

Additional journals, e-books and database subscriptions are managed by Northwestern University and may require a NU NetID. Lurie Children’s employees can access many of these resources while on-site 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 

Remote access to tehse resources may vary based on product license. Certain data bases will work with a VPN, but others are only accesible from on-site. If you experience problems accessing any of these resources, contact Andrea Fawcett.