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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. Please complete the literature search request form for assistance. 

Funding Opportunities Searches

Funding Institutional is a funding opportunity search engine which can be leveraged to create customized searches of funding opportunities, funders, and awarded grants drawn from a wide range of federal and private resources. This resource is provided to faculty through a partnership with Northwestern University and can be accessed using your NU NetID and password.

  • View investigator training on Funding Institutional and how to obtain access to the search engine here.
  • Andrea Fawcett is available for virtual library service consultations. Please email awfawcett@luriechildrens.org to schedule.  

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 Andrea Fawcett and she will assist you.