There are several literature resources available in the lab. For details on what resources are available in the Marder lab please see below.
A diagram showing where different resources are located on the large wrap around shelving structure in the main part of the Marder Lab.
Eve Marder Authored Reprints
- All of the papers in which Eve was involved as an author in any capacity are organized chronologically in her office (and one filing system immediately outside her office door). Per cubby, there may be several different papers depending on how many reprint copies that we have. There are labels, indicating which paper(s) are in each cubby, at the bottom of each one. (–this reorganization of Eve's reprint system from its current state is a work in progress 3.15.2018)
- NOTE: Some of these papers we have in bulk quantities. The papers which have more copies than will fit in a single cubby have the excess copies filed on the shelves below where the theses are kept (see diagram above). These bulk reprints are also organized chronologically.
- A complete list (as of 3.15.2018) of Eve's publications can be found on the Eve Marder (Ph.D.) Authored page of this website. This webpage has the link to the original articles as well as a pdf copy.
Other Authored Reprints
- These are located on the second shelving unit on the long wall of the wrap around shelving structure (see diagram above). These reprints, unlike the Marder authored ones, are organized alphabetically by the 1st author's last name. Additionally, there is a card catalog of these reprints to make it easier to assess if we have a particular reprint. These reprints are VERY VALUABLE! Many are copies of papers that cannot be found anywhere else, some are really old papers, some are extremely fragile and are kept in protective sleeves so that they will last longer–or any combination of these. Please be careful when handling these reprints so we can ensure they last and others can continue to enjoy them. Please, make a copy of the reprint you need and place it back into the system. Thanks!
- These are located on the second shelving unit on the short wall of the wrap around shelving structure–as you walk towards the dissection area/rig rooms (see diagram above). These are hard copies of journals (and their respective articles) that Eve has systematically collected over the years. We have hard copies of journals that were collected and are not also available online in this collection. Please see the sign on the shelving for what journals are included in the hard copy collection versus can be found online.
- Everyone who exits the Marder lab (should) leaves a hard copy of their rotation report, thesis, or dissertation so that future lab members can read a comprehensive summary of their research projects. These hard copies are kept on the first shelving unit (long wall) of the wrap around shelving structure (see diagram above) and are organized in chronological order starting with Eve's thesis.
- Textbooks that belong to the Marder Lab are located on the first shelving unit (short wall) of the wrap around shelving structure (see diagram above). Keep in mind, if you don't find the textbook that you're looking for someone may be using it, Eve may have a copy of this textbook in her office where she keeps her large textbook collection. You are welcome to borrow a textbook(s) to help you with your research. Please make sure that you return the textbook(s) when you are done using it.
- These are generally kept next to the equipment about which they are written. However, there are some manuals, such as those for Software, etc., that are kept on the first shelving unit (short wall) of the wrap around shelving structure (see above diagram). There are also a couple manuals that we only have a digital copy of and these are kept on the google drive under "Marder Lab Resources"–>"Manuals".
Lab Notebook (Hard Copy & Scans)
- Everyone who joins the Marder lab and does research keeps a lab notebook so that we have an ongoing record of what research was performed (for more information on how to keep a lab notebook see the Lab Notebooks page of this website). These lab notebooks must ALWAYS stay in the lab and are to remain in the lab once you are no longer a part of it for future Marder Lab members. There are 2 main locations where the notebooks are located. Numbers 1-352 are on the very top shelf starting in the Theory room and wrapping around above the Dissection Bench. The rest (excepting a select dozen which is above the Immunology Bench) are located on the last 3 shelving units (long wall) of the wrap around shelving unit (see above diagram).
- NOTE: You are allowed to check out a lab notebook to aid you with your research. Please make sure to sign out the notebook on the whiteboard between the Theory Room and the Dissection Bench and refile it once you are done using it. This helps us keep track of who has a particular notebook and decreases the chances of a notebook going missing in the future.
- To better preserve the data that the lab generates we are scanning all of the lab notebooks so that we have a digital copy in case something happens to the notebook in the future. We are beginning with the most recent lab notebooks (excepting the ones people currently have in their position for use in ongoing research) and working backward. The notebooks scans can be found on the Marder Lab google drive–"Marder Lab Resources–>"Lab Notebooks"–>"Notebook Scans"–(the lab manager can give you access to the google drive if you don't already have access).
- Also in this folder is located the following files:
- A file titled "Complete Notebook Inventory" which is a digital copy of the Summary Notebooks (who owns which notebook), if a notebook is missing, what the progress is of the notebook scanning, and any other pertinent notes regarding a particular notebook.
- A file with information about the original owners and other notes about the missing lab notebooks that may help us locate them.
- A file of the guidelines on how to obtain and keep a good lab notebook (this information can also be found on the Lab Notebooks page of this website).
- Also in this folder is located the following files:
- There is a(n incomplete) database of PDFs of published STG papers that you should consult if you are looking for a paper that is behind a paywall. Check the database at http://stg.rutgers.edu/library.html.