What's a DOI?

August 20, 2010

Have you noticed the alphanumeric string that appears after the letters “doi” in full-text Medline articles? That string is a Digital Object Identifier (DOI).  It contains descriptive information and a permanent link to an electronic document or object, unlike a URL that may change over time. Read the rest of this entry »

Laptops + USC Wireless = Output to Library Printers

August 17, 2010

Library printers are newly-capable of printing from your laptop from anywhere you’re connected to USC wireless. Currently, only black and white printing is available, but color printing capabilities are under development. Read the rest of this entry »

Book by Ophthalmology Faculty Member Added to NML

August 12, 2010

Fourier-Domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) is the latest technology available to provide high-speed, high-resolution imaging of the cornea, anterior chamber angle, macula and optic nerve head. Read the rest of this entry »

OVID Launches New Platform

August 3, 2010


OvidSP has released a new platform with a number of improvements and enhancements to its familiar search capabilities.  Among the new features and tools are:

  • Ovid Toolbar:
    A downloadable tool that lets you quickly and easily save critical research material to MyWorkspace while you’re working outside OvidSP Read the rest of this entry »

Update on Health Sciences Libraries Journal Cancellations for 2011

August 2, 2010

We sincerely appreciate the thoughtful feedback we received regarding the journals targeted for potential cancellation in January 2011.  I am very pleased to report that, as a result of your valuable input, Dean Quinlan has been able to reallocate funds and supplement the acquisitions budget of the Health Sciences Libraries.  Read the rest of this entry »