Extended Hours This Weekend

April 21, 2014

This weekend, the library will have Extended Hours as follows:

Friday, April 25 – 7:00 am. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 26 – 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Noontime Tech Lunch to Test Drive Google Drive

April 18, 2014

Google Drive LogoDo you know about Google Drive? Sounds like an accessory for your car, but it’s actually a powerful tool available to all students, staff, and faculty at USC. Many people use Google Drive to collaborate on documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. It also includes ways to make simple surveys, collect and analyze data and make charts. Read the rest of this entry »

Mobile App Show and Tell Planned for Noon, April 4

March 26, 2014

It’s easy to buy a smart phone or tablet, but harder to figure out which apps to install. Which are the best for taking notes, commenting on PDF files, or other academic needs? Which of the clinical information apps are the most user-friendly and reliable? Present your favorite apps and watch other’s presentations about their favorite apps at the Norris Library’s Mobile App Show and Tell on Friday, April 4th, noon-1 PM in the West Conference Room.

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PubMed! Maximize Your Potential and Minimize Your Frustrations!

March 17, 2014

pubmed3Do you ever feel like searching PubMed is a mystifying ordeal? That perhaps you’re not seeing every citation you think you should? If your PubMed experience is leaving you frustrated, it is time to show that database who is in charge (hint: it is you). This workshop will be held in the Norris Medical Library’s 2nd Floor Computer Classroom on Monday, March 24 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Learn more about:

  • Searching PubMed with added efficiency
  • Strategies for keeping current
  • Using MyNCBI to organize searches/results
  • New features added in 2013

Don’t forget to bring your own questions, concerns, or complaints! Our librarians will help you take charge of PubMed!

Registration is required. Register by filling out the Workshop Registration Form.

Try the Free BrowZine Journal App

March 11, 2014


Following a trial run of BrowZine the journal tablet app has been purchased and is now available for users to access, read, and browse full-text articles from USC subscribed journals on a tablet device.

All the Lippincott Williams and Wilkins journals available through USC subscription are newly accessible on BrowZine. This new app allows you to browse, read and monitor many of the library’s scholarly journals directly from your iPad or Android tablet! Read the rest of this entry »

Upgrades Made to ScienceDirect

February 28, 2014

ScienceDirect logo

A new release of ScienceDirect was unveiled February 1, 2014.  Designed to provide the user with a simplified and streamlined experience, the new release has four key upgrades:

  • An easier and more effective user experience
  • Improved visibility of Open Access content
  • Making it easier to find relevant ScienceDirect content from search engines and other discovery services
  • Seamless export to Mendeley

For further details, please refer to the ScienceDirect press release.

Hands-On Advanced PowerPoint Training Offered

February 19, 2014


Have you ever wished your PowerPoint presentations looked more professional or struggled so long with the software only to have created a handful of slides by the end of the day? Have you felt that PowerPoint was your biggest obstacle to communicating your message?

The Norris Medical Library will offer a hands-on Advanced PowerPoint Training workshop on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the NML Computer Classroom on the upper level of the library. Come explore the features of PowerPoint 2013 and learn to make professional and attractive presentations. This class covers templates, SmartArt, sophisticated animation, inserting images, audios, videos, and more!

Please register for the workshop, as seating is limited.



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