The Resource Room

In the Resource Room, a trained library professional is on hand to help you fulfill your information needs. As well as one-to-one assistance, internet access is available for health research, and we can provide you with materials on topics such as cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, symptom management, end-of-life care, nutrition, clinical trials, support, caregiving, alternative and complementary therapies, emotional health and wellbeing, and family care issues. You can also find out more about the cancer services offered at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

Find out what we've added most recently to the library.

The Resource Room offers:

  • Computers with access to online resources and credible health websites.
  • Consumer health books, magazines, brochures and newsletters.
  • Interactive computer programs and CD-ROMs on specific types of cancers.
  • Health education DVDs.
  • Medical reference books.
  • CancerHelp™, a touch screen computer program linked to the National Cancer Institute.
  • Spanish language material.
  • Children's books.
  • Portable DVD players and recreational DVDs.
  • Nook and Kindle devices for e-books, magazines and internet.
  • Playaway devices and CDs for relaxation.
  • iPods for videos, music and meditation.
  • iPads for games, movies, music and internet.


Latest Additions to the Library


Alchemy of herbs : transform everyday ingredients into foods and remedies that heal (2017) by Rosalee De La Foret.  With the guidance of herbalist Rosalee de la Foret, you’ll understand how to match the properties of each plant to your own unique needs, for a truly personalized approach to health for you and your family.

The by-your-side cancer guide (2018) by Deborah Gomer.  This book walks you through diagnosis, treatment, and beyond with honesty and understanding.

Cáncer de seno claro y sencillo (2018) by American Cancer Society.  Esta nueva edición incluye consejos prácticos sobre cómo seleccionar al médico adecuado, comprender las opciones de tratamiento, sobrellevar los efectos secundarios del tratamiento y encontrar grupos de apoyo, entre otros.

Cancer : what you need to know (2017) by Stephen A. Rosenberg.  Patients will gain the knowledge they need to effectively cope with a new diagnosis.

The complete book of essential oils and aromatherapy (2016) by Valerie Ann Worwood.  A necessary resource for anyone interested in alternative approaches to healing.

Healing hope : through and beyond cancer (2018) by Wendy S. Harpham, MD.  Powerful insights and practical tips encourage readers to think about hope in new ways..

The key to prostate cancer (2018) by Mark Scholz.  This book directs patients to understand options and educate them about treatments specific for their stage of prostate cancer.

Putting the good "C" in cancer care (2018) by Meva E Pinn-Bingham, MD.  The chapters gently lead the reader from the moment of diagnosis to survivorship and prevention, all through the lens of the four Cs: Compassion, Connection, Community, and Choices.


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