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Library News - 2006




"Women in Medicine" Exhibit Puts Spotlight on SOM Faculty

From December 2006 through February 2007, the School of Medicine Library co-hosted a traveling exhibit called "Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians." Programs spotlighting local School of Medicine women faculty were held to support the exhibit. Click on the following links to read more about the events and to see photographs:

Opening Reception and Panel Discussion on Women's Health Issues
M.D. Career Day for High School Students

The programming was a joint effort between the SOM Library, the USC School of Library and Information Science, and the Richland County Public Library. The exhibit, on display at the Richland County Public Library for six weeks, was developed by the Exhibition Program of the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office.


Health Sciences Faculty Piloting Collexis

USC has contracted with Columbia-based Collexis Inc to pilot advanced software that supports increased research funding. The Collexis software accomplishes this by enabling a researcher to move beyond the key word search concept with a proprietary, language-insensitive data correlation function driven by autonomous relationship building between search terms and existing research.

"This is a strategic step, one that positions USC among a few elite, first mover organizations and institutions including the National Institutes of Health, Johns Hopkins University, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, Lockheed Martin, and the World Health Organization," said Vice President for Research and Health Sciences Harris Pastides.

He said health sciences-related research faculty would initially "pilot" the new software (the pilot version runs on the PubMed/MEDLINE series of publications) in three applications-The Mediator, the Knowledge Dashboard, and the Profiler-- across five focus areas-- Obesity, Colon Cancer, Stroke, Brain imaging, and Diabetes.

Pastides also said Associate Vice President for Research Dr. Rosmarie Booze would provide direct oversight for the pilot program.

"These are exciting times for Carolina, and this pilot is a landmark initiative," he added. "By equipping our researchers with the most current, cutting edge capability to profile our research, find collaborative partners, and pioneer new, targeted research, we are moving forward on our goal to make USC one of the most competitive research organizations in the country."

Collexis may be accessed via USCeRA as well as the School of Medicine Library's Databases page.


Access to Science Express Now Available

The School of Medicine Library is pleased to announce the availability of Science Express to our patrons. Science Express provides electronic publication of selected Science papers in advance of print. Some editorial changes may occur between the online version and the final printed version.

To access Science Express, click here or use TDNet to find Science and then choose "From Highwire". Under the listings for the current issue, you will find a link to "Science Express: Advance of Print".


E-journals Purchased for 2007 Based on Faculty Requests

The Library purchased five e-journals requested by the School of Medicine faculty for 2007. They are:

  • Gene Therapy
  • Epidemiology
  • Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Medicine & Biology (Elsevier)
  • European Respiratory Journal
  • Histology and histopathology

These titles are available via TDNet, the Library's e-journal management system.


School of Medicine Library Wins Prize from Medical Library Association

The School of Medicine Library has been awarded second prize in the 2006 National Medical Librarians Month Creative Promotions contest sponsored by the Medical Library Association (MLA). The library's observance of National Medical Librarians Month (NMLM) in October 2006 was inspired by the 2006 NMLM theme, “Need Healthcare Information? We’ve Got Everything Under the Sun.”

The library’s celebration included a “Back to the Beach” day. The day included Beach Boys music, refreshments, beach-themed giveaways (including Hawaiian leis), and a beach-themed corner where visitors had beach photographs taken and posted to the library’s Website. Library staff demonstrated tremendous creative effort with its 1950s and 1960s retro-style beach flyer postings of the entire library staff. The “spoofed” posters showed the head of each faculty and staff member pasted into shots from classic beach movies such as Beach Blanket Bingo. Each poster included interesting personal facts.

The library is featured in the February 2007 issue of MLA News, will be featured in a February 2007 MLA press release and in the MLA Swap 'n Shop public relations booth at this year's annual meeting in Philadelphia, and received a $150 gift certificate applicable toward MLA dues, conference fees, or publications. To see fun photos from the event, visit http://uscm.med.sc.edu/beach_day_photos/


Access to Oxford University Press E-Journals Available

Effective January 1, 2007, the School of Medicine Library gained access to all Oxford University Press e-journals (approximately 190) due to Thomas Cooper Library's participation in the Carolina Consortium package deal for 2007. To see a full listing of the titles, please visit http://www.oxfordjournals.org. These titles are now available via TDNet, the Library's e-journal management system. Links are available to many of these e-journals through Ovid and PubMed . To learn more about Carolina Consortium, please click here.

For more information, please contact Felicia Yeh, Assistant Director for Collections Management, 733-3355, felicia@med.sc.edu.


Library Faculty Receive Grant Awards

Four faculty members of the School of Medicine Library recently received grant awards.

Allison LoCicero (PI), Web Services Librarian, and Roz McConnaughy (Co-PI), Assistant Director for Education & Outreach, have been awarded a $5,500 grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region for the "Partnering to Improve Patient Education (PIPE)" project. This project's objective is to improve patient education at the Columbia Free Clinic through the promotion of MedlinePlus, a consumer health information website from the National Library of Medicine.

Felicia Yeh (PI), Assistant Director for Collections Management, and Laura Kane (Co-PI), Assistant Director for Information Services, have been awarded a $4,500 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the "Disaster Preparedness and Planning: USC School of Medicine Library" project. This project will allow the Library to hire two experts who will provide Library faculty and staff with training in disaster preparedness and assist the Library in developing a comprehensive disaster plan.


Change in Interlibrary Loan Pricing

Effective February 1, 2007, there will be a new price structure for Interlibrary Loan transactions. Requests from SOM students, faculty, and staff for items owned by the SOM Library will now cost $4.00 each (previously the cost was $.25 per page with a $4.00 maximum). All other charges remain the same. This change will help streamline the interlibrary loan process and facilitate speedy delivery of documents and books. Below is the Interlibrary Loan price structure:

Item Requested
School of Medicine Faculty, Staff and Students
Loansome Doc Patrons
Health Care Practitioners
Non-affiliated, for-profit patrons, Loansome Doc for-profit patrons
Journal article or book
$4.00 per item
$4.00 per item
$7.00 per item
$15.00 per item

Please direct questions to Laura Kane at laura@gw.med.sc.edu or 733-3352.


Library Holiday Service Project

Each year during the holidays the School of Medicine Library chooses a service project that allows us to give back to our community. This year the library staff donated gifts to patients at The South Carolina Cancer Center at Palmetto Health. The library staff donated over 75 items that will be given to patients staying in the hospital over the holidays. Items donated include calendars, notepads, socks, gloves, hats, snacks and much more.


Printing From Laptops Now Available to Students

The library is pleased to announce that laptop users can send print jobs directly to the library printers from their laptops. Users can download the Uniprint print drivers and send print jobs from anywhere they are connected to the School of Medicine wireless network. Users will have 24 hours to print the jobs from the library printers. You can access the print drivers and instructions on the Laptop Printing FAQ page.


New Tutorials Page

The Library has added a new Online Tutorials page to our website. Several online tutorials are available that provide an overview of an e-resource and can help you improve your searching skills. You can access this page by clicking Tutorials in the left navigation bar located on every Library web page.


Exam Master Online Now Available

The School of Medicine Library is pleased to announce that the Office of Curricular Affairs has provided funding for Exam Master Online (EMO). EMO is a tool for medical students that will not only prepare you to take your USMLE and board certification exams, but also help you learn the materials needed throughout your medical education. You can:

• Access a large medical question bank with thousands of questions
• Take exams that simulate the actual board exam experience
• Quickly identify your strengths and weaknesses
• Customize the selection of your study material

You can access Exam Master Online through the above link or through the Library's Databases page. New EMO users will be required to complete a one-time registration process.


Library improves full text links in OVID

As our e-journal collection continues to grow rapidly, the School of Medicine (SOM) Library has implemented a link resolver, TDNet TOUResolver, in OVID to enhance linking to full text articles. TOUResolver identifies the article citation, then checks the holdings in the Library’s collection to create multiple customized links to relevant resources. These may include links to the full text providers, library online catalog SCarlit, ILL Express, and Ask a Librarian, etc.

The most significant change in Ovid after the implementation of TOUResolver is that users see the "Find Full Text at School of Medicine Library" icon on every citation of their search results regardless of whether full text is available from SOM Library or not. The system first checks for the availability of the e-journal article in the SOM Library holdings list. If it doesn't find it there, then the system generates a message that says:

Sorry, no full text sources have been identified for this citation based on the holdings of the School of Medicine Library. Please note that full text may be available from Thomas Cooper Library. Please click the link below for availability.

Then the user will click on the Thomas Cooper Library link to check for full text there.

The benefit of this change is to provide users with far more full text access than ever before. Titles available to the USC main campus can also be accessed by School of Medicine patrons. In TDNet Journal Manager System, School of Medicine journal holdings for biomedical sciences now total over 2700. However, on the University Main Library site, there are over 31,000 e-journal titles available. If you can't find the title you need through the School of Medicine, be sure to check the Thomas Cooper Library titles for additional access.

The Library plans to move forward with implementing TOUResolver in PubMed shortly to bring our full-text electronic resources directly to the fingertips of our users.


Trial Evaluation for Exam Master Online Now Available

The Office of Curricular Affairs and the School of Medicine Library are pleased to announce the availability of the trial evaluation of Exam Master Online (EMO). EMO is a tool that will not only prepare you to take your USMLE'S and Board Certification Exams, but also help you to learn the materials needed throughout your medical education. To access the trial, please register at: http://www.exammaster2.com/wdsentry/uscar.htm. The trial will expire on October 31, 2006. Please send your feedback to Dr. Lynn Thomas, Office of Curricular Affairs, lthomas@gw.med.sc.edu.


Library Cancels STAT!Ref

As of September 1 the Library will no longer offer access to STAT!Ref. A different electronic textbook package, AccessMedicine, has been added to the library’s electronic resources collection. AccessMedicine is an excellent alternative to STAT!Ref in that it offers some of the same titles as well as a large number of additional titles in the basic and clinical sciences. All titles previously offered through STAT!Ref are accessible in an online or print version. Check the Library’s online catalog, SCarlit, for availability.


Encyclopedia of Medical Genomics & Proteomics Now Available

The Library is pleased to announce that the South Carolina IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (SC INBRE) program is providing funding for the purchase of access to the online Encyclopedia of Medical Genomics & Proteomics. Updating researchers on phenomenal progress in the field of molecular medicine, this Encyclopedia reviews the latest medical applications of nucleic acid and protein technology-collecting trail-blazing studies and authoritative contributions from more than 400 specialists on molecular diagnostics, genomics, microbiology, genetics, pharmacogenetics, pathology, forensics, tissue and cell typing, and disease susceptibility. The encyclopedia is accessible via the Library's E-Textbooks page under Biotechnology.


CDR Library Expands its Services

The Center for Disability Resources (CDR) Library has expanded its service area to include the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Southeastern/Atlanic Region (Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia). Residents of this NN/LM region can now check out materials from the CDR Library's collection. For more information about the CDR Libary or to view the collection, visit the Library's webpage by clicking here. If you have any questions, contact Steve Wilson, Coordinator, CDR Library, (803) 733-1501, wilsons@med.sc.edu.


Library Introduces Uniprint Print Management System

Between July 2005 and June 2006, Library users printed 1,003,622 pages on the Library's laser printer and the Library spent $20,717 on paper, toner cartridges, printer maintenance, and printers. The cost of paper and toner and the number of printed pages in the Library's recycling bins has risen to new levels. With the increasing number of e-journals and e-textbooks available via the Library’s website and more curricular material available via the web, paper and printing costs are expected to further escalate.

On July 19, the Library will join the majority of other medical libraries in the country in instituting a system to manage laser printing. The Uniprint print management system features easy to use print release stations and precise control over every print job. The Library will credit School of Medicine (SOM) student Novell network accounts with a set number of free laser prints at the beginning of each semester. After students exceed this level of printing, they may purchase additional prints to be added to their account. All other Library users will pay .10/page for laser printing and will need to purchase print cards. The number of free laser prints for SOM students will be determined by School of Medicine students and faculty who are members of the 2006-2007 Library Committee.

Instructions on how to use the system will be displayed at the Library’s public workstations and will also be available on the Library’s website. During the installation of the system, July 17-19, Library users will be directed to the computers in the Library's first floor computer classroom for printing. Student Novell network accounts will be credited with their free laser prints on August 7. Any printing done by students with their Novell network accounts prior to August 7 will not be counted towards their Fall 2006 semester limit.


PsychiatryOnline and Psychiatry Legacy Collection Now Available

The Library has purchased two products from American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.: PsychiatryOnline and Psychiatry Legacy Collection.

PsychiatryOnline is an online portal featuring a collection of comprehensive resources for psychiatric diagnosis, treatment, research, and case studies. PsychiatryOnline’s resources include:

  • DSM-IV-TR
  • DSM-IV-TR Handbook of Differential Diagnosis
  • DSM-IV-TR Casebook and its Treatment Companion
  • American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines in both comprehensive and quick-reference formats
  • The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry, with an interactive Self-Assessment
  • American Journal of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Services, Academic Psychiatry, Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, Psychosomatics, and Psychiatric News

PsychiatryOnline can be accessed through the Library's Databases page and E-Textbooks page.

The Psychiatry Legacy Collection covers 162 years of psychiatry through six respected, peer-reviewed psychiatry journals back to Volume 1, Issue 1.

The Psychiatry Legacy Collection includes:

  • The American Journal of Psychiatry, 1844-1996
  • Academic Psychiatry, 1989-1997
  • Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 1989-1997
  • Journal of Psychotherapy Practice and Research, 1992-1997
  • Psychiatric Services, 1950-1997
  • Psychosomatics, 1960-1997

The journals in the Psychiatry Legacy Collection can be accessed individually through TDNet.


InfoRetriever Summer 2006 Update Now Available

The InfoRetriever Summer 2006 update is now available for download from InfoPOEM's downloads page. This release includes both program improvements and content updates, including new Practice Guideline summaries, Clinical Rules and Calculators, and InfoPOEM Synopses.

This InfoRetriever update includes:

  • 2,977 InfoPOEMs
  • 2,595 Abstracts of Cochrane Systematic Reviews
  • The complete 5-Minute Clinical Consult (2006 edition)
  • 253 Decision Support Calculators
  • 1,220 Evidence-Based Practice Guideline Summaries
  • 1,373 Diagnostic Test Calculators
  • 1,345 History and Physical Test Calculators

Instructions for installation on Palm and Pocket PC can be found here. Just click on your operating device and you will be taken to the appropriate instructions.

Please note the following information for PocketPC users:

There is no need for you to re-register InfoRetriever after upgrading. However, PocketPC users are supposed to uninstall the older version of InfoRetriever before downloading this update. Uninstall instructions can be found here. By uninstalling the older version, you may lose the license code you entered when registering the software. It is advised to write down the license code before uninstalling so that you will have it in case you need to re-enter it after the new update is installed. To locate the license code, select File > Register from within InfoRetriever. The license code for School of Medicine faculty, staff and students can also be found here.


National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow Visits Library

Rachel Gyore, National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow, visited the Library on June 20. Ms. Gyore is currently in the second year of this program which is designed to prepare librarians for future leadership roles in health sciences libraries and in health services research. During the program's second year, she is working at Virginia Commonwealth University Tompkins-McCaw Library of the Health Sciences. Library site visits are one component of the NLM program. Ms. Gyore met with several Library faculty about the Library's outreach programs as that is her particular area of interest. The photo shows Ms. Gyore visiting with Roz McConnaughy, Assistant Director for Education and Outreach, and Laura Kane, Assistant Director for Information Services.


2005 Data Available for Journal Citation Reports

The 2005 data are now available for Journal Citation Reports (JCR) Science Edition. Journal Citation Reports is the only journal evaluation resource that provides statistical information based on citation data, giving systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world's leading science journals. The new 2005 data ensure that you continue to have the most current information available as you determine a publication's impact and influence in the global research community.

Journal Citation Reports can show you the:

  • Most frequently cited journals in a field
  • Highest impact journals in a field
  • Largest journals in a field

JCR may be accessed by the link in the above text or through the Library's Databases page.


Laura Kane Awarded Leadership Scholarship

The Library is pleased to announce that Laura Townsend Kane has been awarded an Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) Leadership Scholarship. Ms. Kane, Assistant Director for Information Services, School of Medicine Library, will use the scholarship to attend the Summer Institute for Academic Library Leadership at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, in July 2006. AAHSL Leadership Scholarships support the development of leadership skills for future academic health center library directors.


Wiley Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering Now Available

USC University Libraries recently added online access to the Wiley Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering. This resource contains the entire biomedical engineering (BME) knowledge base. A true representation of the vast diversity of the field and its multi-and cross-disciplinary structure, the Encyclopedia includes material to meet the needs of readers ranging from undergraduate and graduate students, and research scientists and experts and includes the following features:

  • Over 350 peer reviewed articles
  • Over 2,000 tables, figures, and illustrations
  • Incorporates the fundamentals of life, engineering, mathematical, and information sciences with the methodologies and systems of biomedical engineering
  • Articles are included in the following areas:
    • Biochemical Engineering
    • Biomedical Education
    • Biomedical Devices and Instrumentation
    • Human Performance and Reverse Engineering
    • Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Engineering

The Wiley Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering is accessible via the link in the above text or through the Library's E-Textbooks page under Biotechnology.


Web of Knowledge Backfiles Added

USC University Libraries recently added access to the backfiles of Web of Knowledge as follows:

Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED) - 1945-present
Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) - 1956-present
Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI) - 1975-present

For access and more information on Web of Knowledge, visit the Library's Databases page.


Journal Citation Reports Now Available Online

Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is a comprehensive and unique resource that allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 7,500 scholarly and technical journals from more than 3,300 publishers in over 60 countries. It is the only source of citation data on journals, and includes virtually all areas of science, technology, and social sciences. Journal Citation Reports can show you the:

  • Most frequently cited journals in a field
  • Highest impact journals in a field
  • Largest journals in a field

Citation and article counts are important indicators of how frequently current researchers are using individual journals. By tabulating and aggregating citation and article counts, JCR offers a unique perspective for journal evaluation and comparison. JCR can now be accessed by the link in the above text or through the Library's Databases page.


PsycARTICLES Now Available

PsycARTICLES is a definitive source of searchable full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. Covers general psychology and specialized, basic, applied, clinical and theoretical research. Contains more than 40,000 articles from 56 journals - 45 published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and 11 from allied organizations. Coverage spans 1985 to present. PsycARTICLES can be found on the Library's Databases page.


Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering Now Available

The Library is pleased to announce that the South Carolina IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (SC INBRE) program is providing funding for the purchase of access to the online Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering. Written by some 400 subject experts representing diverse academic and applied domains, this electronic encyclopedia surveys the vanguard of biomaterials and biomedical engineering technologies utilizing biomaterials-uncovering current lines of research as well as innovative applications in tissue engineering, prosthetics, drug delivery, biosensors, and medical devices. The encyclopedia is accessible via the Library's E-Textbooks page under Biotechnology.


Clinical Alert: International HIV/AIDS Trial Finds Continuous Antiretroviral Therapy
Superior to Episodic Therapy


Access to LWW (Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins) Custom 50 E-Journals Activated

The School of Medicine Library has purchased a LWW Custom 50 e-journals package effective January 1, 2006. The print version of these journals have been canceled. These titles are now available via TDNet, the Library's e-journal management system. To see a full listing of the titles, please click here. Links to all of these e-journals are also available through Ovid and PubMed.

For more information, please contact Felicia Yeh, Assistant Director for Collections Management, 733-3355, felicia@med.sc.edu


Dr. Allan Brett's column in NEJM looks at ethical issues of Tamiflu demands


Clinical Advisory: NCI Issues Clinical Announcement for Preferred Method of Treatment for Advanced Ovarian Cancer


Winter Release for InfoRetriever now available for Palm and PocketPC

The Winter Release for InfoRetriever is now available for download onto your Palm or PocketPC device. Pocket PC users need to make sure they have 50MB of space on their device to update their version of InfoRetriever. If you do not have 50 MB of space available, you will need to delete the old InfoRetriever files. Palm users should be able to download the new release without having to delete the older version. Installation instructions for each device can be found here.

The InfoRetriever 2005 Winter Release includes over 200 new InfoPOEMs, 256 new H&P and Diagnostic Test Calculators, 200 new Cochrane Systematic Review Abstracts, the full 2006 5-Minute Clinical Consult, and much more. The InfoRetriever 2005 Winter Release specifically includes:

  • 2,828 InfoPOEMs
  • 2,393 Abstracts of Cochrane Systematic Review
  • The complete 5-Minute Clinical Consult (2006 edition)
  • 229 Decision Support Calculators
  • 734 Evidence-Based Practice Guideline Summaries
  • 1,373 Diagnostic Test Calculators
  • 1,345 History and Physical Test Calculators
  • ICD-9 Look-Up Tool

Handouts Now Available on Library Classes Page


Access to Nature E-Journals Restored

Online access to eight Nature e-journals was suspended in fall 2004 due to the end of funding from the South Carolina Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (SC BRIN) grant project. With support from the School of Medicine Office of the Dean and the Office of Research and Health Sciences, access to all eleven of the Nature e-journals has now been restored. Faculty and students at the University of South Carolina may now access the following Nature e-journals:

Nature
• Nature Biotechnology
• Nature Cell Biology
• Nature Genetics
• Nature Immunology
• Nature Medicine
• Nature Neuroscience
• Nature Reviews Cancer
• Nature Reviews Genetics
• Nature Reviews Immunology
• Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology
• Nature Reviews Neuroscience
 

Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics now available

In response to a faculty member’s request, the library has added access to the new e-textbook, the Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics. This book, written by a team of over 500 internationally recognized experts in the relevant fields, is available through the Wiley InterScience interface. The main focus of this text is on the human and mouse genomes. Topics include Genetic Variation and Evolution, Epigenetics, The Human Genome, Expression Profiling, Proteome Families, Structural Proteomics, Gene Finding/Gene Structure, and Protein function and annotation. There are currently 354 articles available. The complete table of contents, comprising 437 articles, will be available in October.

You can access this e-textbook through the SOM Library E-Textbooks page or by clicking here. There is a basic search feature and an advanced search screen. You can also browse the articles by title or by subject. Clicking on thumbnails of images, diagrams and tables in the fulltext will open them in a new window. An Acronym Finder search tool is also included. To view a PowerPoint presentation about this resource (including search examples) click here.


Username and password requirements for MDConsult ending Oct. 3

Beginning October 3, 2005, IP Authentication will be available for School of Medicine Library MDConsult users. This method of access will be more streamlined and will not require entry of a username or password. This will also allow for seamless linking from PubMed to MDConsult resources. Users will still be able to set up a Personal Account if desired. Please remember that only a limited number of users can access the database at the same time. It is important to always log off when you are done.

For more information about this MDConsult access change, please contact Laura Kane at 733-3352 or laura@gw.med.sc.edu.


Book Signing Reception for Dr. Donald Saunders - September 29

The USC School of Medicine invites you to attend a book signing reception on Thursday, September 29, at 4:00 p.m. in the School of Medicine Library to celebrate the publication of Dr. Donald Saunders' new book.

To Improve the Health of the People: An Insider's View of the Campaign for the University of South Carolina School of Medicine

For more information, please click here (PDF). Photos from the event can be found here.



Access to Three New Nature E-Journals Added

At the request of School of Medicine faculty, the Library has added online access to three electronic journals from the Nature Publishing Group - Nature Immunology, Nature Reviews Immunology, and Nature Reviews Cancer.

Online access to these titles was suspended in Fall 2004 due to the end of funding from the South Carolina Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (SC BRIN) grant project. The Library appreciates the support of the Office of the Dean in making it possible to restore access to these important publications for our faculty and students.

These e-journals may be accessed via the Library's e-journal system, TDNet, on the Library web site. Links from Medline citations in PubMed and Ovid are also available.


Hurricane Katrina Environmental Health Information

The National Library of Medicine's Specialized Information Services Division has created a list of environmental health links related to Hurricane Katrina. They are continuing to update the list as new information becomes available. You may access this list at http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/hurricane.html.


InfoPOEMs now available

The Library is pleased to annouce our newest information resource, InfoPOEMs. InfoPOEMs is a collection of searchable evidence-based information for clinicians. The primary care and family practice journal literature is continuously surveyed by InfoPOEMS to identify valid and clinically applicable new evidence that is summarized in brief synopses or InfoPOEMS (Patient Oriented Evidence that Matters). Available for the web, Pocket PC, and Palm OS devices, InfoPOEMS consists of two parts: daily InfoPOEMS and InfoRetriever. It can be accessed by the link in the above text or through our Databases page.


Access to 61 New Mary Ann Liebert E-Journals Added

The School of Medicine Library continues to join with USC University Libraries and several other academic libraries in South Carolina and North Carolina in the Carolina Consortium to purchase access to electronic journals from publishers. The latest deal with Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. gives us access to an additional 61 e-journals. More than 90% of the 61 titles are related to medicine and biomedical research/life sciences. These titles are now available via TDNet, the Library's e-journal management system. To see a full listing of the titles, please click here. Links to all of these e-journals are also available through Ovid and PubMed.
For more information, please contact Felicia Yeh, Assistant Director for Collections Management, 733-3355, felicia@med.sc.edu.


Campus Wide Access to The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Library is pleased to announce the availability of campus wide access to all of The Chronicle's Web pages without the requirement of a Chronicle username or password effective July 1.  To access, go to The Chronicle's home page at http://chronicle.com.   If you are interested in receiving the daily Chronicle headline service, go to http://chronicle.com/help/rss.htm for more information about their RSS feeds.  If you have any questions, please contact Felicia Yeh, Assistant Director for Serials, 733-3355, felicia@med.sc.edu.


New Easy OVID Document Delivery Service

Now when you search OVID Medline, you can easily place orders for documents using the School of Medicine's InterLibrary Loan Department's ILLExpress service. Under each citation that you retrieve while searching OVID Medline you'll now notice a "Document Delivery" link. If you wish to request this citation, simply follow the link, login to ILLExpress, and the citation will automatically appear in the ILLExpress order form. For more information about ILLExpress, please visit the Inter Library Loan page.


A New Look for OVID

Beginning in early July, OVID will have a redesigned interface with a number of enhancements and new features. In addition to the contemporary look of the interface, you will also note these features:

  • At the “Select Databases” page you can click to select multiple databases to search simultaneously. Multi-file searching is not a new feature, but previously required moving to a second screen to select the files.
  • The “Search History” is now at the top of the search screen and the icons have been replaced with tabs that are arranged across the top of the search input box. These tabs still allow for field searching in the Author, Keyword, Title Word, and Journal Name fields, and to the side there is a search icon ( a small magnifying glass) that takes you to other options for field searching. Here you will also find a tab for a new feature, “Find Citation” that allows you to enter bits of information such as an author name or a page number to search for a particular citation. (Similar to PubMed’s “Single Citation Matcher.”)
  • Directly beneath the “Search History” there are clearly marked tools for combining search statements, deleting search statements and eliminating duplicates when performing multi-file searches. To the right, above the search input box there is an icon labeled “Search Tools” that provides access to MeSH features such as the tree structures, scope notes, permuted MeSH, etc.
  • When browsing results you will see a new search icon labeled “Find Similar.” This will retrieve citations from the MEDLINE file that are judged relevant to the one you are viewing. It is much like the “Related Articles” feature of PubMed.
  • Also new when viewing results is the “Find Citing Articles” feature. This allows you to retrieve papers from the Journals@Ovid database whose bibliographies included the article you are viewing.

16th Century Medical Texts available online from NLM

Have you ever come across a beautiful old book locked away in a glass case in a library and wanted to leaf through it? Now, you can (virtually), anywhere in the world, using a computer and Web browser.

Using the new, free, online version of "Turning the Pages" (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/turningthepages) , viewers can flip through three treasured books from the National Library of Medicine's 16th century with a click of their computer mouse.

Actually, NLM is taking a page (pun intended) from its successful program that allows viewers to turn the pages of rare books virtually, via a touchscreen monitor, at kiosks at its Bethesda headquarters.

The high-tech and historical worlds intersect in the "Turning the Pages" technology, which was pioneered by the British Library in 1998, came to NLM in 2001 and was subsequently re-engineered. In addition to looking at the high-quality digital images, the reader can use the zoom feature to magnify any portion of the page for more detail. An audioclip provides information about each page and that narrative, by NLM historians, can also be viewed as text.

The three works are:

  • Konrad Gesner's (1516-1565) Historiae Animalium (Studies on Animals) is a delightful compendium of colorful zoological hand- colored woodcuts. Although it includes descriptions of such creatures as satyrs and unicorns, this masterpiece was the first attempt to describe many of the world's animals accurately.
  • Ambroise Pare' (1510-1590), the author of the second book, Oeuvres (Collected Works), was a French surgeon from humble beginnings who revolutionized how surgeons treat wounds. His book features surgical instruments and prosthetic devices from the 16th century.
  • Andreas Vesalius's (1514-1564), De Humani Corporis Fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body) features beautifully detailed engravings by artists from the workshop of Titian. Vesalius created the modern science of anatomy and produced one of the most influential works in the history of medicine.


Nucleic Acids Research: Open Access Initiative

Oxford University Press announced that Nucleic Acids Research (NAR) has moved to a full Open Access publishing model. This means that the journal is now funded by a combination of author charges, print subscriptions and institutional memberships. Due to the institutional membership to NAR, the School of Medicine faculty will qualify for discounted publication charges. The standard charge for authors is US$1500 for an accepted paper. Authors based at member institutions pay only US$500 per article.


Merck Index Now Available

The Library is pleased to annouce our newest information resource, the Merck Index. The Merck Index contains 10,955 monographs describing significant chemicals, drugs, and biological substances. The entries are not a listing of Merck & Co., Inc. products, but rather cover a wide range of compounds, which have been selected on the basis of present or historic importance and interest. Also includes Organic Name Reactions which includes 446 named reactions and an index. Note: Using Compound Search requires ChemDraw browser plugin. ChemDraw is free to use, but requires registration. Access to the Merck Index is provided by the University of South Carolina Libraries. It can be accessed by the link in the above text or through our Databases page.


Access to 357 New Springer E-Journals Added

The School of Medicine Library has joined with USC University Libraries and several other academic libraries in South Carolina and North Carolina in the Carolina Consortium to purchase access to 424 electronic journals from Springer. This deal gave us access to an additional 357 Springer titles. Approximately 300 of the 424 titles are biomedical in nature. These titles are now available via TDNet, the Library's e-journal management system. To see a full listing of the titles, please click here. Linkages to many of these e-journals from Ovid and PubMed are available.

For more information, please contact Felicia Yeh, Assistant Director for Serials, 733-3355, felicia@med.sc.edu


Library Acquires Directory of Published Proceedings, Online

The library is happy to annouce the acquisition of the Directory of Published Proceedings. With this product, available at Interdok, you can now search a directory of over 40,000 published proceedings. You can find links to DOPP on the library's databases and E-Books web pages.


PubMed Updated: "My NCBI" Replaces Cubby

PubMed has been updated and reloaded for 2005 with a number of improvements. Most notable is the deactivitation of the former "Cubby" that has been replaced by "My NCBI." My NCBI requires registration, although if you were already registered for the cubby the same username and password will give you access. You can enter My NCBI from links on the upper right corner of the PubMed front page. Below are features that might be helpful for you:

  1. Searches can be saved and the results can be forwarded to a designated e-mail account on a schedule selected by you. For more information go to: My Saved Searches
  2. Use filters to group search results by areas of interest. Useful filters include USC School of Medicine Library Holdings, Free Full Text, Randomized Control Trials, etc. Results of filtered searches will display as tabs and citations can be viewed by clicking on the tab. You can create up to 5 active filters: Filter Preferences
  3. Customize your LinkOut preferences to display icons for desired providers when in the Abstract and Citation displays. Preferences

For general information about the update go to: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf05/jf05_myncbi.html


NIH Releases New Policy to Speed Access to Research Results

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced on February 3 a new policy designed to accelerate the public's access to published articles resulting from NIH-funded research. The new policy calls on scientists to release to the public manuscripts from research supported by NIH as soon as possible, and within 12 months of final publication. NIH will archive the electronic copy of final manuscripts in PubMed Central. All scientists who receive NIH funding should read the new policy which is available at http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/feb2005/od-03.htm.


PASCAL Launches South Carolina's Virtual Academic Library

Follow this link to download a press release (Microsoft Word) from PASCAL (Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries) about the release of South Carolina's Virtual Academic Library.


PASCAL Makes Twelve Thousand E Journals Available to SC College and University Students & Faculty

Follow this link to download a press release (Microsoft Word) from PASCAL about a the wealth of new journal titles available to South Carolina's academic institutions.


Access to 213 New Wiley E-Journals Added

The School of Medicine Library has joined with USC University Libraries and several other academic libraries in South Carolina and North Carolina in the Carolina Consortium to purchase access to 213 electronic journals from Wiley. These titles are now available via TDNet, the Library's e-journal management system. To see a full listing of the titles, please click here. Linkages to many of these e-journals from Ovid and PubMed are available.

To fund the School of Medicine Library's participation in this consortial deal, the Library has cancelled the print versions of the following Wiley titles: American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Annals of Neurology, Arthritis & Rheumatism, British Journal of Surgery, Cancer, European Journal of Immunology, International Journal of Cancer, Journal of Pathology, Mental Retardation in Developmental Disabilities Research Review, and Prenatal Diagnosis.

For more information, please contact Ruth Riley, Director of Library Services, 733-3353, ruth@med.sc.edu


Library Closed January 17

The Library will be closed, Monday, January 17th in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The University of South Carolina will commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a number of planned events beginning Friday, Jan. 14. Click here for more information.


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, http://muscls.musc.edu/ftlist and click on the "New Books" link.