Library Catalog Down Time Planned

December 21, 2012

nml2Horizon, the Health Sciences Libraries catalog, will be upgraded during the winter recess.  Please note that the library catalog will be unavailable from Wednesday, December 26th to Thursday, December 27th.


Upcoming Changes to NIH Public Access Policy Reporting Requirements!

December 19, 2012

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NIH’s public access policy ensures that the results of NIH-funded research are accessible to everyone, primarily on the PubMed Central (PMC) web site.

New guidelines (NOT-OD-12-160) have been issued, announcing that in spring 2013, at the earliest, NIH will delay processing of non-competing continuation grant awards, if publications arising from that award are not in compliance with the NIH public access policy. Once publications are in compliance, awards will go forward. This change will take effect in tandem with NIH requiring the use of the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPRs) for all Streamlined Non-competing Award Process (SNAP) and Fellowship awards, also in the spring of 2013.

These changes are being announced several months in advance of implementation, to give awardees as much time as possible to comply with the policy. Awardees should be strongly encouraged to comply with the public access policy. Recent enhancements to My NCBI allow awardees to associate papers with their awards, and track public access compliance. Additional resources, including frequently asked questions about the public access policy, are available on the web site.*

*Article adapted from “Upcoming Changes to NIH Public Access Policy Reporting Requirements!” NewsBits . NN/LM National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, 16 Nov. 2012. Accessed 19 Dec. 2012.


CDC on the Go

December 11, 2012

CDC logoThe CDC Mobile application has been designed as a way for users to access health information at their fingertips.  The mobile app is available for iPad and iPhone as well as Android devices and Windows 8.

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Book by Keck Faculty Added to NML

December 7, 2012

Lateral Skull Base SurgeryLateral Skull Base Surgery:  the House Clinic Atlas (WE 17 L351 2012) was recently added to Norris’ book collection.  The atlas was co-edited by four clinical professors in the Keck School’s Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and affiliated with the House Ear Institute .  They are Rick A. Friedman, MD, PhD, William H. Slattery III, MD, Derald E. Brackmann,  MD, Jose N. Fayad, MD.  Marc S. Schwartz, MD, also of the House Ear Institute, was an additional editor.  The atlas contains detailed descriptions of the techniques used in lateral skull base surgery and covers topics ranging from auditory brainstem implants to vestibular schwannoma, providing readers with a comprehensive overview of surgical procedures and techniques used to treat a variety of skull base diseases.  Read the rest of this entry »


Webb Memorial Room Moved to New Location

December 3, 2012

The Norris Library John and Julia Webb Memorial Room has been relocated to the east side of the library’s upper level.  In addition to housing the Webb Collection, the new space will serve as additional study space (identified as group study room E) for library users and can be reserved online for small group study.   (Please note that this room has a capacity of 4-5 and includes wireless access but does not include a computer or plasma screen.) Read the rest of this entry »