Desks with a view at the Children’s Hospital library

The Boston Children’s Hospital Library and Archives is located on to the 5th floor of the Longwood Center at the corner of Brookline and Longwood Avenues, midway between the hospital and the clinical research complex on Autumn Street. It is a quiet respite with private carrels, computer work stations, collaboration rooms for 6 to 10 people with AV capacity for presentations and other work and reading areas. The library offers a wide range of services including various databases, Up-To-Date, End Note, Mendeley, many electronic journals, free copying, scanning and printing facilities, and interlibrary loans. Laptops are available for loan. Staff librarians can assist you with performing complex literature searches, whether for immediate patient management or for ongoing research. They also offer introductory seminars on the use of EndNote, Mendeley and PubMed for interested residents.

The Francis A. Countway Medical Library at Harvard Medical School, next door to Children’s Hospital, is one of the world’s largest medical libraries. The library holds over 630,000 volumes, subscribes to 3,500 current journals, of which over 1,500 are available in electronic form, and houses over 10,000 non-current journal titles. All the library’s resources are available to residents, and all electronic journals articles can be downloaded as pdf files. Many electronic textbooks and other electronic databases, such as MD Consult are also available to BCRP housestaff. All electronic resources are available over the internet from home. The Countway also offers access to the extraordinary library resources of Harvard University and an exceptional History of Medicine collection.

The Boston University School of Medicine Alumni Medical Library is a state-of-the-art library that serves the faculty, staff and students of the Boston University schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Public Health, and the Boston Medical Center. In addition to its excellent medical collection, it has over 1500 online journals and 30 current, clinical electronic textbooks available to all residents.