Productivity App Series: Doodle

October 31, 2012

Doodle is a free online scheduling app that can quickly and easily poll the availability of the people you need to gather for both your business and social life instead of sending email messages or making phone calls. Read the rest of this entry »

No Flu for You: Vaccination 2012

October 24, 2012

Will you beat the flu this year?  Do you know who should be vaccinated against the seasonal flu or the difference between a cold and the flu?
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October 26th Tech Lunch Focuses on Finding and Fixing Images

October 17, 2012

Images can communicate more than words alone, but finding the right image can be difficult. When you do find the right graph or take the right photo, it always seems to need to be color-corrected, flipped, or otherwise edited to fit perfectly into your presentation.

Learn how to find the best graphs, charts, and photos in library-licensed resources and the free web and perform simple edits with free and low-cost software at Norris Library’s Tech Lunch Series on Friday, October 26th from Noon – 1:00 pm in the West Conference Room. As always, we’ll provide pizza and water to all attendees.


NGS Bioinformatics Meeting Planned for October 24, 2012

October 16, 2012

NGS is fast becoming the high-throughput technology of choice.  Join us on Tuesday, October 24, 2012 for a half-day meeting entitled “Versatile Solutions for NGS at USC” sponsored by the Vice President of Research, Dr. Randolph Hall, and presented by the Norris Medical Library Bioinformatics Service.   Learn about USC services, software and bioinformatics tools for analyzing NGS data and guidelines and tips for taking advantage of NGS technology.  Pre-meeting coffee and lunch will be provided. Read the rest of this entry »

Norris Library Opens Bioinformatics Computation and Consulting Center

October 10, 2012

Norris Medical Library is pleased to announce the grand opening of the new Bioinformatics Computation and Consulting Center to address the growing demand for Norris Library’s bioinformatics service.

Located on the second floor of the library (Room 203B), the new center is equipped with three high-powered computers and a PolyVision Interactive Smartboard system.  It provides: Read the rest of this entry »

Norris Library to Loan Power and Video Adapters

October 1, 2012

Is the battery running low on your mobile device (mobile phone, MacBook, iPad, iPod)?
Do you need to connect your mobile MacBook to the displays in the group rooms or conference rooms? If so, then you may be able to borrow the appropriate adapter at the Norris Library loan desk.

Equipment available

Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter For MacBooks except the MacBook Air introduced 2012
Apple Mini DVI to VGA Adapter Use to connect to library group room and conference room displays
Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter Use to connect to library group room and conference room displays
Daffodil Universal Multi USB Charger Cable for Mobile Phones with Wall Charger For use with a variety of mobile phones

Loan policies

Adapters circulate for two hours and may be renewed


$1.00/hour for overdue materials