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Information Services and Research Support
Librarians are available to answer questions and provide in-depth research support Monday - Friday from 8:45 am to 5:00 pm. You can visit us in person at 300 Center Building or contact us via email at Lib_Reference@fccc.edu, phone at (215) 728-2711.
The Talbot Library has highly trained librarians who employ expert information retrieval methods using a variety of online databases. Our databases index literature in many subject areas including biomedicine, nursing and allied health, chemistry, and psychology. Each search is customized to meet your needs. For more information about our literature search service please email us at Lib_Reference@fccc.edu or phone us at (215) 728-2711.
Submit a literature search by clicking on the Literature/Research Request form found in the Quick Links box on the left.
The Talbot Research Library offers one-on-one sessions to those who wish to learn the basics or even the finer points of database searching. We can help you choose the best databases, formulate and develop search strategies, find the evidence, and more. Groups of more than four people are asked to find and reserve space for a training session. For more information about training sessions, or to schedule a class, email us at Lib_Reference@fccc.edu or phone us at (215) 728-2711. Click here for more information about our instructional services.
What if you could have the latest literature delivered to your email Inbox every week? The library can create alerts for you in PubMed, Web of Science, and other databases that will deliver newly published literature without having to repeat searches. We can also help you create RSS feeds and connect you with Table of Contents feeds of numerous journals. For more information about alerts, or if you would like us to create an alert for you, email us at Lib_Reference@fccc.edu or phone us at (215) 728-2711.
We have created LibGuides, subject-specific research guides, on numerous subjects, databases, and software like EndNote. These are designed to make finding and using library resources faster and easier. We can create custom guides for your department, lab, program, or research focus. For more information about our LibGuides, or if you would like us to create a a LibGuide for you, email us at Lib_Reference@fccc.edu or phone us at (215) 728-2711.
Librarians are able to assist you with several aspects of the publication process. We can assist in a number of areas including identifying a list of journal titles for submission, help you deposit your final, approved manuscript into the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system, EndNote output styles, copyright, NIH Public Access compliance, and citation tracking.