Meet The Expert: Chris Childs, Clinical Education Librarian
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, Purdue University
Master of Library Science, University of North Texas
Areas of Expertise:
Health sciences literature searching
Teaching and training users
Finding evidence-based resources
Outside the library:
I’m a big fan of the National Park system and each year hike and camp at a different national park. My goal is to see all 59 parks and so far I have been to 33. I can’t go more than three days without having a book to read. History is my favorite non-fiction topic to read. My wife and I have a cat named Aurora we think is part Maine Coon. I enjoy travel outside of the United States as well and recently visited Europe.
Graduate students in the Health Sciences field are invited to come to our Boot Camp on Friday, November 9th! Workshops are scheduled throughout the day and there will also be dedicated writing time. Tutors and professional assistance will be available at all times to help answer questions specific to your needs.
Boot camp: a short, intense, and rigorous course of training.
Continental breakfast will be served at 8:00 am and the workshops will begin at 8:45 am. Participants are asked to arrive no later than 8:45 and stay through the final workshop which will finish at 5:15pm.
Assistance with literature searches
The UI Libraries subscribe to hundreds of online databases, focused on a variety of disciplines and implementations, from point-of-care to basic science research. Your liaison can help you choose the right databases, the right headings, and the right strategy. Health Sciences databases All databases
Easy access to electronic journals and an app to help you read them on mobile devices A-Z list of electronic journals – we may have other issues in print as well! Browzine app for iOS, Android and Kindle lets you make a customized newsstand of journals to browse, read, and monitor.
Free interlibrary loan and document delivery
If you need an article or book that the UI Libraries doesn’t have, we can get it for you, for free. And if you need an article that we only have in print, we will scan it for you. No limits on the number of requests!
Hardin Open Workshops
Hardin librarians offer monthly workshops on topics like PubMed, EndNote, and avoiding predatory publishers. We can also bring any of our sessions to you individually or to your group.
Quick help when you need it
Whenever the library is open, we have trained reference staff available to answer questions. Contact us!