SOM Home > Library


Library News - 2005

Possible Early 2005 Journal and E-Journal Problems

At the beginning of the new subscription year every January-February, interruptions to journal availability (print and electronic) sometimes occur. Some problems may arise as we switch more subscriptions from print to electronic only journal subscriptions. Additionally, some journals' publishers changed, effective 2005, and updating the new links while maintaining archival access may have take more time than anticipated.

Please contact the Library if you have problems locating or accessing a journal. We work with our journal subscription vendor, USC University Libraries, and the publishers, as individual problematic titles are brought to our attention or as we notice them. We apologize for any inconvenience interruptions and connectivity problems may cause.

For assistance, please contact the School of Medicine Library Reference Desk in person, by phone: 733-3361, or via e-mail:

NIH Website for New Investigators

The Office of Extramural Research (OER), National Institutes of Health (NIH), has announced a new website that articulates NIH's continuing commitment to new investigators. The website describes current policies, data related to the influx of new investigators, resources that new investigators can use to understand and work with the NIH, and helpful hints that might be useful in constructing a first application for NIH support. This is a good site if you've never applied for a larger NLM award and need some basic background information about applying for any type of NIH funding.

NIH Has Issued a New Clinical Alert

"NHLBI Stops Study Testing How Long Children with Sickle Cell Anemia Should Have Blood Transfusions to Prevent Stroke":

New "Quick Links" Added to the Library's E-Textbooks Page

Two new "Quick Links" have been added to the Library's E-Textbooks page. FreeBooks4Doctors and are links to extensive lists of free online medical textbooks aimed towards physicians and medical students. Go to to see the new entries under "Quick Links."

The training schedule of the School of Medicine Library

Communications, the newsletter of the Library.

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, and click on the "New Books" link.