• Edward L. Pratt Research Library

    Extensive Resources, Unlimited Potential

    Edward L. Pratt Library

    The Edward L. Pratt Library plays a unique role in fulfilling Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s mission. As one of the most extensive library collections at any pediatric hospital, the Pratt Library helps researchers and clinicians harness more than 1 million resources focused on a single goal: improving the lives of the children in our care.

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  • Our Resources

    We offer Faculty and staff access to a unique, primarily digital collection, with a focus on child health and connected with both the University of Cincinnati and a consortium of 88 Ohio colleges and universities. We have the resources to support your decision making.

  • Our Facilities

    Pratt Library Support Staff and a small collection of contemporary print materials are located in S9.125. Our Librarians and community work space are available in S9.100.
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    Melida Busch, MLIS, Director
    Elaine Dean, MLS, Clinical Librarian
    Alison Kissling, MLIS, Research Librarian
    Crissy Ross, MLIS, Library Coordinator
    Holly Spindler, MLIS, Resource Management Librarian
    Darlene Strain, Library Assistant

    Staffed Hours:
    8:30 am-7:30 pm Monday-Thursday
    8:30 am-5 pm Friday

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  • Our Staff

    The Pratt Library staff uses years of library experience to guide clinicians and investigators through their information searches in person, by phone or through email. From Literature Searching to Information and Knowledge Management Consulting, Pratt Library staff uses their years of experience to make your information and knowledge work faster, easier and more effective.