Library News - 2003
Try out our new E-Journal access!
TDNET : (www.tdnet.com/usccsom)
2157 of The School of Medicine's online journals are accessible
through this new campus wide e-journal management system. To
change the view on the TDNet page, you can select any campus,
or select All.
Any patron can create a personal account that allows one to:
- Receive weekly Table of Contents alerts by E-Mail
- Check to select alerts by journal title or by keyword
Until TDNet's access is as complete as our current database,
existing SOM E-Journal pages (http://somjournals.sc.edu)
will be maintained.
Our TDNet database does contain 600 fulltext titles from the
Gale Group's Infotrac Health and Wellness Center Academic Databases,
which are not on our current E-Journal pages.
Please contact Felicia Yeh (firstname.lastname@example.org
/ 733-3355) if you have any questions.
Full-text access in OVID Medline has changed.
There will be MORE full-text access than ever before, even though
many Journals@Ovid titles were cancelled for cost savings. A
new product known as OVID OpenLinks provides access directly
to an article in a publisher's websites.
This new enhancement to OVID makes the most of our library's
full-text access to many other titles. Previously OVID users
had access to over 50 Journal@Ovid titles. Now, users will have
access to around 900 full text journals.
Evidence-Based Medicine Resources
The Library has added an Evidence-Based Medicine Resources
web page to the web site. The link is located under "Electronic
Resources." The Evidence-Based Medicine Resources page contains
annotated links to databases, such as Ovid's EBM Reviews and
the TRIP Database. There are also links to guidelines, clinical
trials, online EBM tutorials, critical appraisal web sites,
and EBM glossaries. The site may be accessed through the following
Online Fulltext Access to 650+
Journals from Kluwer Publishers
We are pleased to announce that as of 1/8/03, all 650+ Kluwer e-journals are available
to USC Columbia, including the School of Medicine. Of the 650
journals, 180+ are biomedically or psychologically related.
Many of these titles will be linkable through our PUBMED interface,
as well as the School of Medicine's OVID Medline interface.
This will bring our total of linked fulltext titles from PUBMED
and OVID to over 1000 each.
Our school's access to these titles is part of a consortial
agreement which essentially cost the library no additional funds
-- a considerable accomplishment at a time when all departments
must be reacting to the current stringent financial environment.
Kluwer access was implemented through our participation in the
EPSCor Science Information
Group (ESIG), (in conjunction with the Alliance for Innovation
in Scientific and Technical Information [AISTI]). EPSCor (Experimental
Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) is an NSF project.
NLM Grant Awarded
We are pleased to announce that the USC School of Medicine
Library is a key partner in a grant recently awarded to Palmetto
Health Richland Hospital from the National Library of Medicine
in the amount of $76,988 to create GeriatricWeb: a geriatric
digital library. The grant is part of the National Library of
Medicine's Internet Access to Digital Libraries grant program.
The full announcement of all 52 grant recipients is available
GeriatricWeb will be a Web portal of geriatric web materials
and PDA internet resources, reviewed and indexed with Medical
Subject Headings and given quality scores. The target audience
will be clinicians.
The Principle Investigator on the grant is Dr. Ihab Hajjar,
Palmetto Health Richland. Others named on the grant include
Ruth Riley, Library Director; Sarah Gable, Associate Director;
Victor Jenkinson, Systems Librarian; and Victor Hirth.
In addition to Palmetto Health Richland and the USC School
of Medicine, the following organizations will also be involved
in the grant: Dorn VA Medical Center, Columbia; USC Winnsboro
Primary Care Education Program, Winnsboro; USC Bennettsville
Primary Education Program, Bennettsville; USC Kershaw Primary
Care Education Program, Kershaw.
We are excited about this important collaboration between librarians
at the School of Medicine and geriatricians at Palmetto Health
The Library has recently licensed access to Medical Matrix,
a medical search engine and the largest peer-reviewed directory
of medical sites on the Internet. This resource is a project
of the American Medical Informatics Association's Internet Working
Group. When searched, it retrieves peer reviewed clinical resources
from over 6,000 annotated medical web sites selected by the
Medical Matrix editorial board to provide health professionals
with point-of-care information. Sites are reviewed by a team
of physicians and medical librarians and ranked using a 5 star
rating system. Quality, peer review, full content, multimedia
features, and unrestricted access are emphasized in the rankings.
To locate information you can search the descriptions and titles
of the resources or you can browse by broad subject sections.
The system is well maintained, links are checked continuously
by an automated system so that your search results will link
properly. From the USC School of Medicine Library home page,
you can link to Medical Matrix by clicking on "Databases"
in the Electronic Resources section or "Biomedical
Sites" in the Biomedical Links section. You will be required
to enter a username, password and e-mail address. This information
is supplied to you by a link within the resource's descriptive
Hurst's The Heart
The School of Medicine Library has added Hurst's The Heart
to its collection of electronic textbooks. Known as "the definitive
authority on cardiovascular health and disease and the anatomy
of the heart," this online, interactive resource includes the
full text of the 10th printed edition, and it is fully searchable
and cross-referenced. It also includes links to MEDLINE abstracts,
hyperlinked tables of contents, a daily medical news feature,
full color images, drug information, case studies, etc., and
is updated regularly.
To access Hurst's The Heart, click on the cardiology
section of the Library's E-Textbooks
page. Our subscription only allows 2 users to access this
resource simultaneously, so please remember to click the "Logoff"
button when you are finished searching.
Hands On Health - South Carolina
Hands on Health-South Carolina is a project designed to promote
healthier citizens and healthier communities in the state. The
primary vehicle of the project is the Hands on Health-SC web
site that has been developed collaboratively by the Medical
University of South Carolina Library working with the University
of South Carolina School of Medicine Library, the South Carolina
State Library and the South Carolina Hospital Association. It
focuses on health issues of particular interest to South Carolinians
and provides links to high quality websites that are easy to
navigate and provide appropriate and useful information. The
information is intended for the use of laypersons, not health
professionals, and is presented in a format that people of all
age groups, reading abilities and education levels will be able
to comprehend. The Medical University of South Carolina Library
received funding for the project from the Duke Endowment. The
site may be accessed from the following URL:
The training schedule
of the School of Medicine Library
Communications, the newsletter
of the Library.
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- Winter 1999 and its Electronic Journals Insert
- Special Summer Edition 1999
- February, 1999
- Spring, 1998
- Fall, 1997
- Spring, 1997
- December, 1996
- Summer, 1996
- Spring, 1996
- Winter, 1995
- August, 1995
- April, 1995
New Book List
One of the enhancements of our new online system,
SCarlit, is a constantly-updated list of books added to the
Library's collection. To access this list, go to the SCarlit
main page, http://muscls.musc.edu/ftlist
and click on the "New Books" link.