Notice to Google Scholar Users

November 21, 2014

Google ScholarGoogle Scholar users will not be seeing links to USC online journals for a few more days. Google has informed the University that the issue has been resolved, but the links will not appear again until Tuesday, November 25 or Wednesday, November 26.

NML Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

November 21, 2014

NML will observe the following schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday:

Wednesday November 26, 2014 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday November 27, 2014 CLOSED
Friday November 28, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Neglected Databases for Clinicians class on 11/20

November 18, 2014

nml2Do you know what these questions have in common?

  1. Why do some patients take all their medications, and some don’t?
  2. Is vibration therapy or neuromuscular electrical stimulation more effective for muscle pain?
  3. If an American returns from a visit to Eritrea with a respiratory infection, do they need to be quarantined?

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NLM Launches Web Collecting Initiative to Capture and Preserve Selected Ebola Related Content

November 7, 2014

ebolaThe National Library of Medicine (NLM) has launched a Web collecting initiative to capture and preserve selected born-digital content documenting the 2014 Ebola outbreak. This initiative is a part of its previously-announced Web content collecting effort, which is guided by the NLM Collection Development Manual and other strategic collecting efforts.

Initiated on October 1, 2014, selected content related to the current Ebola outbreak includes Web sites and social media from Government and non-government organizations, journalists, healthcare workers, and scientists in the United States and around the world, with an aim to collect and preserve a diversity of perspectives on this unfolding health crisis. Read the rest of this entry »

Medicine and the Image: The Visible Human

October 30, 2014

Medicine and the ImageThe Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics presents “Medicine and the Image: The Visible Human”. This one-day conference is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM and will explore how the human body and its experiences of illness are imagined and made visible in medical research, practice, and education. The conference will be held on the University Park Campus, Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240. Please RSVP:

The conference schedule is as follows:

8:30 – 9:00 AM                  Welcome & Registration

9:00 – 10:30 AM                Research Panel I

10:45 – 12:15 PM              Research Panel II

12:15 – 1:30 PM                Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 PM                   Roundtable on Careers in the Health Humanities & Arts

3:00 – 4:00 PM                   Wrap Up Session

4:00 – 5:30 PM                   Exhibition Reception [Tyler Prize Pavilion]

5:30 – 7:00 PM                   Keynote Lecture

In addition to the conference, the Public Gallery Exhibit will be available for viewing from Monday, November 3 – Friday, November 7, 2014 in the Von KleinSmid Center Courtyard.

Gotta Have that Cuppa Joe?

October 29, 2014

CuppaJoeNeed that cup of coffee to get started in the morning? Get headaches when you don’t have your daily caffeine ration? It seems that your genes may be influencing your coffee-drinking behavior.   Learn what researchers have discovered about your DNA and coffee consumption.

Tech Lunch to Focus on Managing Your Online Personal Brand

October 24, 2014

Hiring committees, potential research collaborators and your colleagues are using search engines to find information about you online. What are they finding? Does the information they collect really reflect who you are? Get tips on selecting social media networks in which to participate, learn how to take control of what you share and take steps to ensure that your online presence accurately reflects the real you. Come to the Norris Medical Library’s Tech Lunch on “Personal Brand Management Online” on Thursday, October 30th from Noon – 1:00 pm in the West Conference Room.  As always, we’ll provide pizza and water to all attendees. Read the rest of this entry »


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