Next Generation Lexicomp Online Available

March 30, 2012

Lexicomp Online has been re-engineered for increased speed, ease and more direct access to drug information.  A new default view and a variety of enhancements are planned for roll-out March 26.  Click the “Try it Now” button on the Lexicomp Onlineline splash page to try the new interface.  Read the rest of this entry »


Free UpToDate Drug Information Webinar March 27

March 21, 2012

Learn about features you may be missing plus helpful hints on how to conduct quicker, more efficient searches at UpToDate’s Client Connection Webinar, “UpToDate Tips and Tricks – How to Search UpToDate and Get Answers Quickly” from the convenience of your own computer. Read the rest of this entry »


More Than a Little About Finding Dissertations and Theses

March 9, 2012

Are you curious about who might have written a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation in your subject field?  Try searching ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT).  It’s the world’s more comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world.  Full text is available for most dissertations in Business, Health & Medicine, History, Literature & Language, Science & Technology, Social Sciences and The Arts added since 1997. Read the rest of this entry »


Free EndNote Webinar on Wednesday, March 21

March 7, 2012

You are invited to attend a special USC EndNote Essentials webinar from the convenience of your own computer.  Presented by Doug Nguyen, Thomson Reuters Education Specialist, the “customized for USC” webinar will be held Wednesday, March 21, 2012 from noon until 1:00.  Topics to be covered include:

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Norris Library Now on Google+!

March 7, 2012

Google+ (said aloud as “Google plus”) is a social networking tool available through Google. Anyone with a Google account can sign up, add friends and institutions to their circles and send and receive pictures and posts to stay connected with people around the world. Read the rest of this entry »


TOXNET: NLM'S TOXicology Data NETwork

March 7, 2012

The Division of Specialized Information Services of the National Library of Medicine provides free access to TOXNET (TOXicology Data NETwork), a cluster of twelve searchable databases covering toxicology, hazardous chemicals and environmental health. The web interface is designed as an easy way to search databases of varying formats and content and can be used to locate toxicology data, literature references, and toxic release information on particular chemicals as well as to search and identify chemicals that cause specific effects. TOXNET offers a variety of ways to display and sort information. Its “Multi-Databases” feature provides an integrated search of any or all of the databases in the cluster and its “Search All Databases” feature provides a list of TOXNET databases in which a search term is found, each paired with the retrieval record count and with links to the Search Results page of those databases.

Mobile TOXNET is now accessible with any mobile device.

ToxLearn, a multi-module toxicology tutorial, is available to provide users with an introduction to basic toxicology principles.


Jordan-Marsh Wins Book of the Year Award*

March 4, 2012

Maryalice Jordan-Marsh, associate professor at the USC School of Social Work, has received the Book of the Year Award from the American Journal of Nursing for Health Technology Literacy: A Transdisciplinary Framework for Consumer-Oriented Practice (Norris Medical Library call number W 83.1 J82h 2011). Read the rest of this entry »