Free Springer App Now Available

December 26, 2011

While on the go or away from your desk, tap into SpringerLink to access one of the largest collections of scientific information.

[The] SpringerLink…publication database contain[s] articles and chapters from over 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and over 48,000 books – in total, over 5.4 million documents spanning every area of science, technology and medicine. The SpringerLink app puts this entire collection at your fingertips. Read the rest of this entry »


Pivot Connects Funding and Research Expertise

December 23, 2011

Pivot  is a powerful new tool that combines funding and collaboration opportunities for researchers and graduate students.  Formerly separate Community of Science (COS) databases, (COS Funding Opportunities, COS Expertise and COS Scholar Universe), Pivot is pre-populated with USC researcher profiles (and others) and matches them to current funding opportunities in the COS database. Read the rest of this entry »


Cookie Baking Book Added to NML Humanities Collection

December 21, 2011

Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies by Alice Medrich  was recently donated to the Norris Library Humanities collection (TX 772 M492c 2010) by the USC Health Sciences Libraries in memory of Lisa Kofman, an extraordinary colleague, friend and baker.


New PubMed Health Website Available

December 19, 2011

The National Library of Medicine and the National Center for Biotechnology Information have released the new and improved PubMed Health. Focusing on reviews of clinical effectiveness research, [the database] provides easy-to-read summaries for consumers, as well as full technical reports.

PubMed Health is based on systematic reviews of clinical trials, showing what treatments and prevention methods have been proven to work, and what remains unknown. The PubMed Health database has been built in partnership with the US’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the UK’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG), and The Cochrane Collaboration, among others.¹ The re-designed homepage includes four key sections:

•    Contents: a complete alphabetical listing of all titles, sorted by type of content.
•    Behind Headlines: the NHS guide to the science behind health stories in the news.
•    New & updated: content added in the last 60 days.
•    Featured reviews: high quality reviews on interesting topics are selected and featured here. “Previously featured reviews” are provided in an RSS feed to which people can subscribe.
•    Understanding clinical effectiveness: an explanation of clinical effectiveness research along with a section focusing on resources to help people understand systematic reviews and interpret the results.²

¹  ”New PubMed Health website available.”  The Cochrane Collaboration. Retrieved November 9, 2011.
²  “PubMed Health — A Growing Resource for Clinical Effectiveness Information.”  NLM Technical Bulletin, September 26, 2011.  Retrieved November 9, 2011.


Google Scholar Citations

December 16, 2011


Have you heard about Google Scholar Citations?  It “… provides a simple way for authors to keep track of citations to their articles. You can check who is citing your publications, graph citations over time, and compute several citation metrics. You can also make your profile public, so that it may appear in Google Scholar results when people search for your name. Read the rest of this entry »


Attention Google Fans!

December 15, 2011

Is Google your go-to search engine?  Are you using it to find articles for your research or class projects?  Try using Google Scholar to find relevant materials across disciplines in articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions.  Read the rest of this entry »


Library Launches Mobile App

December 12, 2011

We’re excited to announce the launch of the USC Health Sciences Libraries (USC HSL) Mobile App, giving you quick and easy access to our library resources at both the Norris Medical Library and the Wilson Dental Library. With the USC HSL app, you can: Read the rest of this entry »