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Books & Print Resources

Our library is currently being developed. Should you know of any print resources that have proved invaluable in your research career,
please email us with the title and author so that we can make them available to the MGH research community.

Library print resources may be borrowed for 2 weeks and can be found in our office in Bulfinch 370 between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm.

General Academic and Lab Resources

Grant and Scientific Writing

Job Search: Alternative Careers

Online Resources

Work-Life and Parenting

Career Development and Mentoring


Achieving XXcellence in Science: Role of Professional Societies in Advancing Women in Science (AXXS 2002 Workshop Proceedings)
by the National Research Council of the National Academies

At the Helm: A Laboratory Navigator
by Kathy Barker

The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization
by Peter M. Senge (available in print and audio cassettes)

A Guide to Faculty Development: Practical Advice, Examples, and Resources
by Kay Herr Gillespie, Linda R. Hilsen, and Emily C. Wadsworth (Editors)

How to Supervise People: Techniques for Getting Results Through Others
by Donald P. Ladew

Leading Minds: An Anatomy of Leadership
by Howard Gardner

The Manager's Pocket Guide to Effective Mentoring
by Dr. Norman Cohen

The Mentee's Guide to Mentoring
by Dr. Norman H. Cohen

Mentoring: Confidence in Finding a Mentor and Becoming One
by Bobb Biehl

Tempered Radicals: How People Use Differences to Inspire Change at Work
by Debra E. Meyerson

To Improve the Academy: Resources for Faculty, Instructional, and Organizational Development
by Sandra Chadwick-Blossey and Douglas Reimondo Robertson (Editors)

General Academic and Lab Resources


Academic Scientists at Work: Navigating the Biomedical Research Career
by Jeremy M. Boss and Susan H. Eckert

At the Bench: A Laboratory Navigator
by Kathy Barker

The Handbook of Academic Medicine: How Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals Work
by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Grant and Scientific Writing


Getting Science Grants: Effective Strategies for Funding Success
by Thomas R. Blackburn

Guide to Effective Grant Writing: How to Write a Successful NIH Grant Application
by Otto O. Yang

How To Write A Really Bad Grant Application And Other Helpful Advice For Scientists
by Lloyd Fricker, PhD </p>

Research Proposals: A Guide to Success, 3rd Edition)
by Thomas E. Ogden and Israel A. Goldberg

Scientific Papers and Presentations, 2nd Edition
by Martha Davis

Successful Scientific Writing: A Step-By-step Guide for Biomedical Scientists
by Janice R. Matthews, John M. Bowen, and Robert W. Matthews

Writing Clinical Research Protocols: Ethics Considerations
by Evan Derenzo and Joel Moss

Job Search: Alternative Careers

The Academic Job Search Handbook, 3rd Edition
by Mary Morris Heiberger and Julia Miller Vick

Alternative Careers in Science: Leaving the Ivory Tower (2nd Edition)
by Cynthia Robbins-Roth (Editor)

Leaving Science: Occupational Exit from Scientific Careers
by Anne E. Preston

A Ph.D. Is Not Enough: A Guide to Survival in Science
by Peter J. Feibelman

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Online Resources

HHMI: Lab Management

http://hhmi.org/grants/office/graduate/labmanagement.html

Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty. Based on presentations and discussions from a course developed by HHMI and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, this book is a collection of practical advice, experiences, and opinions from seasoned biomedical investigators and other professionals. Also contains an overview of the course and lessons learned.

Grant Writing Resources from ScienceCareers.org

http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_development/previous_issues/articles/0210/grants_and_grant_writing_index/(parent)/158

This site features an online index of grant writing articles written by Next Wave staff and published on ScienceCareers.org including the series "How Not To Kill a Grant Application".

"All About Grants" Tutorials from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

http://www.niaid.nih.gov/ncn/grants/

These All About Grants tutorials help biomedical investigators, especially new ones, plan, write, and apply for the basic NIH research project grant, the R01. Their advice comes from the knowledge and experience of NIAID staff, including former NIH grantees, and should be considered as opinion only.

Grant Writing Resources at HMS

http://www.hms.harvard.edu/spa/grant_writing.htm

The Sponsored Programs Administration at HMS offers some online resources to assist in grant writing and provides a resource for gaining an inside look at how NIH grant applications are reviewed for scientific and technical merit. Additionally, the SPA provides information on a grant writing training course offered by The Foundation Center.

Work-Life and Parenting


Another Day in the Frontal Lobe: A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside
by Katrina Firlik

Raising An Emotionally Healthy Child When a Parent is Sick
Paula A. Rauch, MD and Anna C. Muriel, MD, MPH

Standing Up for Yourself: The Art of Self-Assertion
by Johanna Skouras

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