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Talbot Research Library & Media Services is a centralized facility serving the information and media needs of the employees of Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus. Talbot’s mission is to provide knowledge-based information resources and services that support research, education, discovery, patient care, and cancer prevention. Talbot strives to support Fox Chase Cancer Center’s overall mission to “prevail over cancer, marshaling heart and mind in bold scientific discovery, pioneering prevention, and compassionate care”.
Location, Access, Hours of Operation
Talbot Research Library is located on the third floor of Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Center Building, room 300. The library is staffed on Monday to Friday from 8:45 AM to 5:00 PM.
The library is equipped with electronic doors that lock automatically outside of business hours. FCCC staff may access the library when it is unstaffed by swiping ID card on the card reader outside the library doors. Volunteers may use the library after hours if the Principal Investigator contacts the Director of Library Services and requests after-hours access. Access is discontinued when the user stops as a volunteer.
Visitors, patients, and patients' families are welcome to use the library during business hours. Minors (under 18 yrs) must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the library. All visitors, except FCCC employees, must sign the register at the Reference Desk.
Web Based and Electronic Resources
We provide a wide range of services including:
- Answering questions
- Providing customized literature searches
- Setting up Alerts to keep you current with the latest research
- Providing you with literature outside of Talbot’s collection – articles, books, patents, theses, etc.
- Instruction on using our resources, databases, and software.
- Constructing Guides to help you navigate through the literature and electronic resources.
- Download our quick-reference brochure
Find A Book
The Library's online catalog (Koha) is available on the library's PCs as well as at the desktops of all Fox Chase employees. Search by keyword, author, or title, to locate books or journals. Journal issues checked into the Library are also reflected in the online catalog. Links are provided for access to online subscriptions as well.
Electronic Journal Subscriptions
The Library subscribes to a variety of online resources, including UpToDate, Web of Science (which includes Journal Citation Reports), and Cinahl.
Public Access Computers
Several networked PC's and Macs are available for patron use adjacent to the Reference Section.
Search the online catalog to learn more out our print books and journal holdings.
If you would like to recommend a book or journal for the Library's collection, please submit the Library Purchase Recommendation Form or email the library your recommendation.
Major subjects covered by the Library's collections include neoplasia, immunology, genetics, biochemistry, and molecular biology.
Includes current medical and nursing textbooks, laboratory manuals, handbooks, dictionaries, and directories.
The Library houses approximately 18,000 bound journal volumes and currently subscribes to approximately 500 journals. The majority of the library’s current journals are available online. A current holdings list can be found under the Find Journals tab on the library website.
Print journals are arranged on shelves alphabetically by title. Current issues are located on the periodical display shelves in the library reading room.
The Library owns approximately 5,000 books that are cataloged by call number and shelved in the stacks. Search the print collection through Koha, the Library's online catalog.
The Audiovisual Room is located directly across the hall from the Library. Audiovisual equipment is available to use. Contact the library for access via email at Lib_Reference@fccc.edu or phone at (215) 728-2711.