At Home on the Frontier of Medicine

April 26, 2010

Would you know how many grams of cocaine to give a pregnant woman as a pain reliever? Or how many days a dead horse could lie in the hot sun on Alameda Street before it’s no longer edible?  Early Los Angeles doctors encountered far different questions than those medical students might face today.    Frontier Medicine is currently on display in Norris’ foyer.  Read the rest of this entry »

Web 2.0 Toolkit: Twitter

April 16, 2010

by Stephen Kiyoi, Norris Library Intern

No doubt you’ve heard about Twitter, but perhaps you’re confused about exactly what it is, or how best to use it. Like many of the other social networking sites, Twitter does a whole lot more than offer you a way to “shout out” what you’ve just eaten for lunch. Twitter’s most powerful feature is its ability to connect you to streams of information from all the people who interest you most. Read the rest of this entry »

Web 2.0 Toolkit: Communication

April 9, 2010

by Stephen Kiyoi, Norris Library Intern

I know you’ve been there—it’s the end of your project, and you’re trying to send one final document, but it’s too big for e-mail! Or, you’re working on some last minute changes to an Excel document, but you need one of your colleagues to take a look. Read about a couple of tools that will help you tackle these problems and become more productive online. Be sure to check out our Web 2.0 Libguide for more great resources. Read the rest of this entry »

Ovid's Primal Pictures

April 7, 2010

Ovid’s Primal Pictures, Norris Library’s newest anatomy resource, is accessible through USC’s Ovid portal.  With data derived from fresh human cadavers, Primal Pictures provides over 5,000 3D anatomical structures, clinical slides, dissections, animations, and videos. By adding and removing layers, rotating models, and switching among illustrations, MRIs, and photographs, users can interact with the parts of the body in countless ways. Read the rest of this entry »


April 6, 2010

COS,  originally known as Community of Science, develops tools to help researchers find information essential to their work.  The database is a global registry and an excellent source of funding information and potential collaborators for academic faculty and students and nonacademic researchers in all disciplines. COS brings together the world’s most prominent scientists and researchers at more than 1,600 universities, corporations, and government agencies worldwide.  Read the rest of this entry »

RefWorks at USC Libraries

April 5, 2010

RefWorks is a Web-based citation manager that allows you to import references from text files, web sites or online databases. You can use RefWorks to format a paper and a bibliography in seconds. Read the rest of this entry »

Springer Protocols

April 4, 2010

SpringerProtocols is an electronic database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the Life and Biomedical Sciences. The database includes protocols from Methods in Molecular Biology, Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Biotechnology, Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology and Neuromethods, as well as from many Laboratory Handbooks, such as The Biomethods Handbook, The Proteomics Handbook, and the Springer Laboratory ManualsRead the rest of this entry »