Thieme Medical Textbooks Available Online

April 29, 2013

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Norris Medical Library subscribes to the Thieme E-Book Library,  giving you access to 69 illustrated full-color medical textbooks and color atlases.  Our licensing includes unlimited downloads of full books to your iPad or PC for use off-line. Read the rest of this entry »

Extended Hours Through Month of May

April 24, 2013


The library will have Extended Hours beginning on Friday, April 26  until Saturday, June 1.

Hours will be:

Friday (4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31):
7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday (4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1):
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Manage your web presence and enjoy pizza on 4-26-13

April 23, 2013

Like-A-Boss-Tech-LunchHave you ever used Google to find out more about that person you just met? Guess what, human resources professionals and faculty on hiring committees are people too: they might Google your name when you apply for a job or residency.

Find out how search results are collected by Google, learn how you can Read the rest of this entry »

USC Information and Technology Consulting Service at Norris Library

April 18, 2013

nml2Need to collect data for an up-coming summer project?  The Norris Medical Library (NML) has good news for you!  Dr. Brenda Osuna, Senior Statistical Consultant at the ITS Customer Support Center is available for consultation, biweekly, on Mondays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  The free consultation service is Read the rest of this entry »

NLM Launches Web Content Collecting Initiative

April 15, 2013


The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has launched a Web content collecting initiative. The Library is selecting Web content as part of its mission to collect, preserve, and make accessible the scholarly biomedical literature, as well as resources that illustrate a diversity of philosophical and cultural perspectives not found in the technical literature. New forms of publication on the Web, such as blogs authored by doctors and patients, illuminate health care thought and practice in the 21st century. In launching this initiative, the Library is capturing and providing a unique resource for future scholarship.

The Library’s inaugural collection of Web content is “Health and Medicine Blogs,” presenting the perspectives of physicians, nurses, hospital administrators and other individuals in health care fields. The collection also includes patients chronicling their experiences with conditions such as cancer, diabetes and arthritis. The site currently contains 12 blogs, including, “social media’s leading physician voice;” Not Running a Hospital, a blog by a former CEO of a large Boston hospital; e-patient Dave, a cancer survivor and leader in the participatory medicine movement; and Wheelchair Kamikaze, who writes about his personal experience living with multiple sclerosis (MS).*

*NLM Launches Web Content Collecting Initiative to Preserve Health-Related Blogs and Other Media. Newsbits.  Published November 8, 2012.  Accessed March 22, 2013.

Shakespeare in the Library

April 5, 2013

ShakespeeareFeeling melancholy? Know someone who’s a little hot-tempered? Did you know that the tradition that gave us these descriptions was also the foundation of medical practice?

A new exhibit in the Norris Library foyer explores this ancient and fascinating history and its influence on modern culture and literature. Read the rest of this entry »