Library and Information Center Core


  • Lori Steib


The mission of the Library and Information Center is to serve the Pennington Biomedical students, faculty, staff, and the Baton Rouge community by providing access to the information resources needed to support and develop learning, teaching, and research at the Center.


The Library & Information Center offers print and electronic resources and literature assistance to the researchers at the Center. Staffed by a Director, an Assistant Librarian and a Graduate Assistant, the Library & Information Center offers reference and information services, interlibrary loan processing, bibliographic instruction, and access to electronic databases to all Pennington Biomedical Research Center employees.

The Information Center, a member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and LOUIS, The Louisiana Library Network, is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. During the last 12-month period, the Information Center processed more than 5,000 requests.

Center employees may access many databases through the PINE intranet service, including: Medline via PubMed and EbscoHost; Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index and Journal Citation Reports via ISI’s Web of Knowledge. The EbscoHost suite includes such databases such as Agricola, PsychInfo, Social Science Abstracts, Biological Abstracts, as well as the full text journal databases Biomedical References Collection and Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection. The Library and Information Center continues to keep pace with the developing electronic resources and programming technologies, recently implementing a new online catalog system, and planning for electronic document delivery to the desktop of Center employees.