Access to MD Consult Ends September 30

September 24, 2012

Just a reminder that Norris’ access to MD Consult will end on September 30.  In its place, Norris Library is pleased to announce the addition of ClinicalKey to its collection of electronic resources. The new database features enhanced searching capabilities, thousands of additional books and procedural videos, and expert commentary, images, and MEDLINE abstracts. Read the rest of this entry »


OvidSP Adds OpenAccess

September 21, 2012

Using OvidSP to search the medical and scientific literature?  OvidSP now includes links to free full-text in open access journals as well as in the journals subscribed to by Norris Library. Read the rest of this entry »


Capture, 'Cast, and Communicate: Creating Videos for Teaching

September 19, 2012

Videos can be an effective way to capture audience attention and explain complicated topics, whether you’re in the clinic, classroom, laboratory, or presenting at a conference.    Free and low-cost online tools are available to create videos from still images, while others can record your computer screen and voice to create a customized “webcast.”

Learn to incorporate videos from YouTube and other web sites into your PowerPoint presentations to add interest and in-depth information.  Join us in the East Conference Room on Friday, September 28 from Noon – 1:00 pm for free pizza and bottled water at our next Technology Lunch Series workshop to learn about free or low-cost software for creating your own videocasts.


Norris Library Book Sale September 20, 2012

September 13, 2012

Mark your calendars now for Norris Library’s annual book sale, Thursday, September 20, 2012.  The sale will include withdrawn and donated items on a variety of medical topics as well as a selection of general fiction and non-fiction titles.  All books will be sold for $2.00 and will benefit Norris Medical Library.

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2012.

Time: 11 am – 2 pm

Where:  Norris Medical Library (Pappas Quad)

For more information, please contact Megan Curran


Psychiatry Content Added to UpToDate

September 4, 2012

UpToDate publishers have announced the addition of content coverage of the major areas of psychiatry.  New content includes psychotic disorders, depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, somatoform disorders, eating disorders, impulse control disorders, substance-use disorders and personality disorders.


USC Information and Technology Consulting Service Comes to Norris Library

September 4, 2012

Good News!  Norris Medical Library has teamed up with USC’s Information and Technology Service (ITS) to bring its Statistical Consulting Service to the HSC community, starting September 10, 2012. Read the rest of this entry »