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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, phone at (215) 728-2711, or online chat.

Literature Searches

Research librarians 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 or phone us at (215) 728-2711. To submit a literature search request, click Search Request, which is located on the left-hand navigation bar of the Talbot Library home page. Please do not submit a literature search request using


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, formuate and develop search strategies, find the evidence, and more. Because of space constraints, the maximum number of people we can have at an in-library training session is four. Groups of more than four people are asked to find and reserve space for a traning session. For more information about training sessions, or to schedule a class, email us at 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? We can create an alert for you in PubMed, Web of Science, and other datbases 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 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 or phone us at (215) 728-2711.

Publishing Assistance

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.

Other Services

No question is too big or small. If you have any need that requires finding, accessing, evaluating, or using information, please contact us!