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Library News - 2010



Library Winter Break Hours

Winter Break Hours (24 Hour Card Access Available to SOM students, faculty and staff)

December 11 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
December 12 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
December 13 - December 17 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
December 18 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
December 19 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
December 20 - December 22 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
December 23 - January 3 CLOSED
January 4 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.


Steven Wilson Designated as a Senior Member of Academy of Health Information Professionals

Steven Wilson, Coordinator, Center for Disability Resources Library, has been approved for membership in the Medical Library Association (MLA) Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) at the Senior Member level. The Academy of Health Information Professionals is MLA’s peer-reviewed professional development and career recognition credentialing program. AHIP promotes lifelong learning and exemplary professional performance by recognizing achievements in continuing education, teaching, publishing, research, and other contributions to the profession. The AHIP credential denotes the highest standards of professional competency and achievement in the field of health care information and must be renewed every five years. Steve joins Laura Kane, Roz McConnaughy, Ruth Riley, and Felicia Yeh in being members of the Academy. You may read more about AHIP at http://www.mlanet.org/academy/.(12/7/10)


Library Thanksgiving Break Hours

Thanksgiving Break Hours (24 Hour Card Access Available to SOM students, faculty and staff)

Tuesday, November 23 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday, November 24 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday, November 25 CLOSED
Friday, November 26 CLOSED
Saturday, November 27 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 28 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.


Journal Impact Factors Added to TDNet E-Journal List

When viewing e-journal listings in the Library’s e-journal list, TDNet, you will notice a new icon next to some journal titles labeled as JCR that looks like this.

By clicking on this icon, you will be linked to the journal impact factor information for that journal title in the Journal Citation Reports database. The journal impact factor is a measure of the frequency with which the "average article" in a journal has been cited in a particular year. The impact factor will help you evaluate a journal's relative importance, especially when you compare it to others in the same field.(11/4/10)


Thomas Cooper Library Power Outage Friday Morning May Affect Database Access

Due to a planned power outage in Thomas Cooper Library on Friday, October 29, 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM, School of Medicine users may experience difficulty accessing some databases which are provided by main campus. More information available at http://www.sc.edu/library/news/index.php?mode=view&id=453 (10/28/10)


Online Facts and Comparisons Now Available

USC School of Medicine Library now provides online access to Drug Facts and Comparisons for the Columbia Campus. “Drug Facts and Comparisons® is a comprehensive drug information compendium. Organized by therapeutic drug classes, the format is designed to provide a wide scope of drug information in a manner that facilitates evaluations and comparisons. A comprehensive index, a detailed table of contents for each chapter, and numerous cross references within monographs enable the reader to quickly locate needed information.”

From on campus, you can access at: http://online.factsandcomparisons.com/index.aspx Or link from SOM Library databases page.

Some Mobile access is available. The F&C Mobile site has been fully optimized for the iPhone and iPod Touch. However, the mobile site may be usable with other mobile devices. The F&C Mobile web address is mobile.factsandcomparisons.com. In order to access Mobile Facts & Comparisons you will need to create a username and password via this link. See: http://online.factsandcomparisons.com/User/MobileAccess.aspx (10/25/10)


Library Fall Break Hours

Fall Break Hours (24 Hour Card Access Available to SOM students, faculty and staff)

Thursday, October 14 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday, October 15 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, October 16 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 17 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.


Medical Images page now available

The School of Medicine Library has compiled a list of medical-image resources available, here: http://uscm.med.sc.edu/medimages.asp

(10/5/10)

School of Medicine Library’s Digital Collection Launched

The School of Medicine Library recently launched its new Digital Collection. This project is funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region via two digitization grants and is made possible through a collaboration with the University Libraries’ Digital Collections Department. The Digital Collection now includes five rare book titles. Currently, a small collection of pharmaceutical pamphlets and catalogs from the 19th century are being digitized and will be added to the Collection. All items selected for the digitization project are from the History of Medicine Collection.

The SOM Library created a new area on its website called Digital Collection. Content of these digitized resources are freely accessible via the SOM Library’s web site and the University Libraries Digital Collections website. Selected titles have also been added to the South Carolina Digital Library and are searchable with many other South Carolina historical collections within that site. For more information, please contact Felicia Yeh or Christine Whitaker at 733-3344. (9/17/10)


The Library will be closed On Monday, September 5 for Labor Day

24-hour card access will be available to SOM students and faculty. (8/28/11)


CDR Library receives donations from Family Connection!

Thanks to Family Connection of South Carolina, the Center for Disability Resources Library has recently been donated a number of new Fatherhood Resource titles that will soon be available to our patrons. These titles were purchased by Family Connection of SC using funds from the National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) Grant provided through the National Responsible Fatherhood Capacity Building Inititive (NRFCBI).

For more information about the NRFCBI, visit: http://www.fatherhood.org/grant.

For more information about Family Connection of SC, visit: http://www.familyconnectionsc.org/.

The following are the titles donated by Family Connection of South Carolina:

  • Successful Fathers: The Subtle But Powerful Ways Father Mold Their Children's Characters
  • Fatherless America: Confronting Our Most Urgent Social Problem
  • The Single Dad's Survival Guide
  • What A Difference A Daddy Makes
  • The Father's Book: Being A Good Dad In The 21st Century
  • Helping Guys Become Men, Husbands, and Fathers
  • The Custody Revolution: The Father Factor and the Motherhood Mystique
  • Why Fathers Count
  • Be Prepared: A Practical handbook for New Dads
  • Custody For Fathers: A Practical Guide Through the Combat Zone of a Brutal Custody Battle
  • Being A Good Dad When You Didn't Have One
  • Championship Fathering
  • Road to Fatherhood: How to Help Young Dads Become Loving and Responsible Parents
  • Married With Special-Needs Children
  • My Father Before Me: How Fathers and Sons Influence Each Other Throughout Their Lives
  • Clear and to the Point: 8 Psychological Principles for Compelling PowerPoint Presentations
(8/26/10)

Three New E-Textbooks Added

The School of Medicine Library has added the following new e-textbooks

Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Endoscopy

Authored by expert physicians at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment: Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Endoscopy offers a streamlined, templated presentation that simplifies the diagnosis and medical management of digestive and liver diseases.

Clinically relevant, up-to-date coverage of digestive and liver disorders, and related medical and surgical procedures, including endoscopy:

  • High-yield coverage of the entire spectrum of gastroenterology and hepatology, from stomach and esophageal to pancreatic and liver disorders
  • Complete review of advances in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
  • “Essentials of Diagnosis” bulleted lists deliver instant guidance on identifying both common and rare digestive disorders
  • Over 90 full-color endoscopic and other images of GI disorders
  • Over 50 radiographic images clarify the use of the many currently available imaging techniques
  • Key information from related fields, including GI surgery, and subspecialities such as liver transplantation, bariatric surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and motility disorder

Available through AccessMedicine from the SOM Library Databases page.

Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Nephrology & Hypertension

The first edition of Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Nephrology & Hypertension features practical, up-to-date, referenced information on the care of patients with diseases involving the kidneys and hypertension. It also covers dialysis and transplantation, as well as new areas of specialization, such as critical care nephrology and interventional nephrology. This book emphasizes the clinical aspects of renal care while also presenting important underlying principles. Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Nephrology & Hypertension provides a practical guide to diagnosis, understanding, and treatment of the medical problems of all adult patients in an easy-to-use and readable format.

Available through AccessMedicine from the SOM Library Databases page.

Current Clinical Medicine

Current Clinical Medicine's 2nd edition, written by the world famous Cleveland Clinic, is an Internal Medicine reference that gives you authoritative and actionable information wherever you are, whenever you need it. More than 40 updated chapters, 13 new chapters, and 30% new illustrations ensure that you'll have access to the most up-to-date guidance.

This title is available through MD Consult from the SOM Library databases page (8/23/10)


Library Regular Hours Begin August 9

The Library Regular Hours Are:

Sunday 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Monday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m

24-hour access available to SOM students, faculty, and staff. (8/3/10)


Felicia Yeh Designated as Distinguished Member of Academy of Health Information Professionals

Felicia Yeh, Assistant Director for Collections Management, has been approved for membership in the Medical Library Association (MLA) Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) at the Distinguished Member level. The Academy of Health Information Professionals is MLA’s peer-reviewed professional development and career recognition credentialing program. AHIP promotes lifelong learning and exemplary professional performance by recognizing achievements in continuing education, teaching, publishing, research, and other contributions to the profession. The AHIP credential denotes the highest standards of professional competency and achievement in the field of health care information and must be renewed every five years. Felicia joins Laura Kane, Roz McConnaughy, and Ruth Riley in being members of the Academy. You may read more about AHIP at http://www.mlanet.org/academy/.(8/3/10)


Librarians Visit Three Free Clinics

As part of the Outreach Project Linking South Carolina Free Clinics to Quality Health Information: Phase Two, two School of Medicine Librarians made their first site visits to the Good Neighbor Medical Clinic (Beaufort, SC), Orangeburg-Calhoun Free Medical Clinic (Orangeburg, South Carolina) and the Good Samaritan Medical Clinic (Chester, SC). Karen McMullen and Roz McConnaughy met with the Executive Directors of each clinic to discuss equipment needs, installation of equipment and MedlinePlus training. This Outreach Project is funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region.(8/1/10)

Good Neighbor Medical Clinic Good Neighbor Samaritan Clinic Orangeburg-Calhoun Free Medical Clinic

Library Faculty Presentations at Medical Library Association Annual Meeting

Library faculty presented the following posters and paper at the Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association, May 23-25, 2010, Washington, DC. The posters are available for viewing on the first floor of the Library through the end of June.

Felicia Yeh, Karen McMullen, and Ruth Riley, “Building Partnerships between Libraries and Community Emergency Management Personnel in South Carolina.” (poster)
Rozalynd McConnaughy and Ruth Riley, “Connecting South Carolina Free Clinics to Quality Health Information.” (poster)
Rozalynd McConnaughy and Steve Wilson, “Creating a Disability Information Portal for a Support Network for Families.” (paper)
(6/19/10)


Updated CDR Library Catalog

A new catalog scope for the Center for Disability Resources Library collection has just been created. In the past, if you wanted to search for CDR Library materials, you had to run your search and then use the “modify search” function to search one of the four CDR Library locations. Now you can search for CDR Library materials directly, using the link to the catalog from the CDR Library Homepage. Or you can initiate the search through the normal link on our homepage and then use the limit box next to the search term to limit to the CDR Library scope. If you have any questions contact Steve Wilson at 803-733-1501, or by email at steve.wilson@uscmed.sc.edu. (6/19/10)


Mobile Access Now Available for Essential Evidence Plus

The evidence-based clinical decision support product, Essential Evidence Plus (EE+), is now accessible from mobile devices. Physicians on the move can now easily find answers to challenging point-of-care questions from their iPhoneTM, IPod Touch®, AndroidTM, Blackberry® or other Smartphones. EE+ is accessible through the web, handheld computer (Pocket PC or Palm® OS), and now mobile devices. The product features more than 13,000 topics, guidelines, abstracts, and evidence based summaries which are integrated and hyperlinked to content and tools, including Cochrane Reviews, daily POEM literature alerts, decision support tools, and interactive diagnostic test calculators.

End-users must create their Personal Profiles from a computer within the USC IP range.

Registration for a personal profile is found under the My Account tab on the homepage.

Step 1: Go to Essential Evidence Plus from http://uscm.med.sc.edu/eep.htm or (www.essentialevidenceplus.com) from your USC Computer.
Step 2: Click on “My Account” in the top menu
Step 3: Click on “Register” in the “Access Your Personal Profile” box
Step 4: Fill out the “Personal Profile Registration” form
Step 5: Confirmation

Once you have established a Username and Password, EE+ can be accessed from anywhere on your mobile device by simply logging-in to http://www.eeplus.mobi/m. (6/10/10)


OVID Interface Will Change July 15

Several enhancements to the OVID interface, scheduled to go into effect July 15, have been designed to allow for more efficient research. Following is an abbreviated list of enhancements:

  • New Filters: You can apply filters directly to a search to avoid multiple searches. These filters include relevancy, years of publication, subject, author, journal, or publication type.
  • New Citation Management Options: You can export citations in the style of your choice, such as Chicago, APA, AMA, MLA, and Vancouver. Export options include MS Word, PDF, RIS, EndNote, ProCite, RefWorks, Reference Manager, XML, and .txt. Links to full text, your search history, and annotations are now included when you export or email.
  • My Projects: You can use this tab (under “My Workspace”) to create and manage online research projects. Save articles, search strategies, images, text snippets, and other resources into a dedicated area. Use the downloadable OVID Toolbar to save critical research material such as Web links and files to “My Projects” while working outside of OVID.
  • Display Enhancements: The main search page had been re-designed for more effective searching and browsing, and includes “drag-and-drop” features.

Though the School of Medicine Library’s OVID interface won’t change until July 15, you can test it out by clicking on “Try it Now!” after logging in. Contact Laura Kane (laura.kane@uscmed.sc.edu) with questions. (6/3/10)


Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology, Seventh Edition now available online

A new edition has just been added to PsychiatryOnline Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology, Seventh Edition, by Alan F. Schatzberg, M.D., Jonathan O. Cole, M.D., and Charles DeBattista, D.M.H., M.D.

Since 1986, the Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology has been the gold standard for applying psychotropic medications to the treatment of specific psychiatric conditions. Its many outstanding features include:

  • Foundational information on the general principles of psychopharmacological treatment.
  • Practical advice, both evidence -based and derived from the authors' clinical experience, on dosing, titrating, and combining medications, as well as on the potential side effects of specific drugs and combinations.
  • Extensive coverage of augmentation for treatment-resistant disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia
  • A special section on geriatric psychopharmacology.
  • Coverage of special topics, including emergency room treatment, pharmacotherapy for substan ce use disorders, psychotropic medication use and contraindications during pregnancy, pharmacotherapy in persons with mental retardation, legal and ethical issues
  • Summary tables of key information on classes of psychotropics, which serve as quick reference guides, as well as an abundance of illustrations and figures

Access through SOM Library ebooks page. http://uscm.med.sc.edu/etextbooks.asp or Databases page http://uscm.med.sc.edu/databases.asp

For questions or problems, e-mail Christine Whitaker or call 803-733-3346. (5/25/10)


Library Faculty Awarded Grant for Linking SC Free Clinics to Quality Health Information Project: Phase Two

Congratulations to School of Medicine Library faculty, Karen McMullen, Head of Access Services, Roz McConnaughy, Assistant Director for Education and Outreach, and Ruth Riley, Director of Library Services, for a $24,532 outreach grant award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region for their "Linking SC Free Clinics to Quality Health Information: Phase Two" project. During this project, the library will be partnering with the Good Samaritan Clinic in Chester, Orangeburg-Calhoun Free Medical Clinic in Orangeburg and the Good Neighbor Medical Clinic in Beaufort. The grant will enhance the patient education efforts at three free clinics in South Carolina by purchasing and installing a computer, screen, and projector for two clinics, an information kiosk for the third clinic, and increase awareness and use of MedlinePlus by conducting training sessions at each clinic and linking to MedlinePlus content on patient area of two of the clinic's web sites. The project builds on the work done in the first phase which included clinics in Columbia, Florence, Greenville, and Spartanburg. Additional information is available on the project here: http://uscm.med.sc.edu/outreachdetail.asp#freeclinic (5/19/10)


Librarians Receive Second Digitization Grant

Christine Whitaker, Collection Development Librarian, and Felicia Yeh, Assistant Director for Collections Management, have been awarded a digitization grant of $4,200 from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region. The funds will be used to purchase a flatbed book-edge scanner and a computer to digitize a small collection of pharmaceutical pamphlets, catalogs and various other medical papers from the late nineteenth century which are housed in the Charles S. Bryan History of Medicine Room.


Library Interim Hours Begin May 15

The interim hours are:

Sunday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m

24-hour access available to SOM students, faculty, and staff.


Clinical Pediatrics E-Journal Now Available

Clinical Pediatrics Journal Cover

The Library is pleased to announce the addition of the e-journal Clinical Pediatrics. Clinical Pediatrics provides state-of-the-art, accurate, concise information on practical, everyday child care topics. Peer-reviewed by respected physicians and academics from a wide-range of settings including hospitals, clinics, private practice, and key medical schools and highly ranked and cited, Clinical Pediatrics focuses on typical practice-oriented challenges. Clinical Pediatrics features original articles containing innovative clinical research on diagnosis, management, and health care delivery; review articles on critical topics, with an emphasis on the basic science foundation of clinical practice; brief reports on specific clinical and diagnostic insights; resident rounds, commentaries from noted scholars, and Ask Dr. Sue, a column of useful advice to share with parents. Clinical Pediatrics is available from the Library’s e-journal management system, TDNet, PubMed, and Ovid. (4/21/10)


Smart Phone Access to MD Consult now available

USC School of Medicine faculty staff and students now have access to new MD Consult Mobile. This new product, which replaces Pocket Consult, will give free access to the books, journals, Clinics and guidelines of MD Consult through web-enabled smartphones like the iPhone, Blackberry, Treo and others. You will need a personal account on MD Consult to access MD Consult Mobile. If you don’t already have a personal account, just follow the four easy steps below to get started!

1. Access www.mdconsult.com from a computer within your institution
2. Click on “Create an Account” on the top right
3. Complete the registration form, create your username and password, click “Submit” and log out.
4. Log into MD Consult Mobile by visiting http://mobile.mdconsult.com from your mobile browser

NOTE: Users must log out of MD Consult on the workstation before logging into their phone.

For more information on how to get started see: - Mobile Device Resources
- Contact Christine Whitaker at 733-3346
- or email help at mdc.groupinfo@elsevier.com (4/20/10)


Library Faculty Recognized in State Service Awards Program

Karen McMullen, Head of Access Services, was recognized for 20 years of service, and Ruth Riley, Director of Library Services, was recognized for 10 years of service at the University's annual State Service Awards Program on April 5, 2010 in the Russell House Ballroom. Many thanks to Karen and Ruth for their service to the University and to the School of Medicine.(4/6/10)

Karen McMullen Ruth Riley

Karen McMullen

Ruth Riley


This award builds upon the training and experience we received from a 2009 digitization grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region. That award allowed the Library to increase access to five titles from the History of Medicine collection through digitization. A webpage highlighting our digital collection is in progress. (3/18/10)


Color printing available from Unicard System

Due to high demand of color printing from the School of Medicine Students, Faculty, and Staff, the Library has streamlined the color printing process, making it directly available from our Unicard System. For detail information, please go to Unicard FAQ on the Library web site: http://uscm.med.sc.edu/unicardfaq.asp.(3/17/10)


New LIbrary Class - Web 2.0 Technologies

There is a new library class available. It will cover a variety of web 2.0 technologies including Twitter, wikis, and social networking. Go to the Library classes page to sign up. (3/8/10)


Spring Break Hours

Spring Break Hours (24 Hour Card Access Available)

March 6 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
March 7 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
March 8-11 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
March 12 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
March 13 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
March 14 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.


New Scanning Station in Library

The Library is pleased to announce the availability of a new document scanning station. School of Medicine students, faculty, and staff may now scan documents and save them to a flash drive. The station is located at the Library’s front desk, and instructions are posted beside the scanner. There is no charge for this service. (2/19/10)

Scanning Station

Three New E-Textbooks Added

The School of Medicine Library has added the following new e-textbooks

Nada’s Pediatric Cardiology - Available to SOM patrons through MDConsult.Nada's Pediatric Cardiology Cover

The second edition of the well respected Nadas' Pediatric Cardiology includes all tools for diagnosis and management of the pediatric patient with heart disease. Both acquired and congenital heart disease are covered in this practical and accessible textbook. Therapy and surgery of the pediatric cardiac patient are covered from basics through clinical applications.

UMLS Reference Manual - Available through PubMed.

UMLS Reference Manual CoverThe Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) facilitates the development of computer systems that behave as if they "understand" the language of biomedicine and health. To that end, NLM produces and distributes the UMLS Knowledge Sources (databases) and associated software tools (programs).The UMLS® Reference Manual describes the UMLS Knowledge Sources and related tools that are produced and distributed by the National Library of Medicine, a part of the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Neurology in Clinical Practice - Available to SOM patrons through MD Consult.Neurology in clinical practice cover

Authoritative and expertly informed, the fifth edition of Neurology in Clinical Practice continues to bring you the most current clinical neurology in a versatile, multimedia format. The result of years of experience, this outstanding resource leads you through the thought processes of seasoned clinicians.






Library Hosts Visitor from National Network of Libraries of Medicine

The School of Medicine Library hosted a visit from Dale Prince, Technology Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern Atlantic Region (NNLM SE/A), on February 8, 2010. The NNLM SE/A regional office is located at the University of Maryland Baltimore Health Sciences and Human Services Library and serves Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia and West Virginia. The mission of the NNLM SE/A is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. Mr. Prince met with Library faculty to learn about the numerous community outreach programs which have been funded by the NNLM SE/A grants including the InfoAble Portal, the free clinics project, and the historical book digitization project. Mr. Prince provided Library faculty and staff with an excellent presentation about the services of the NNLM SE/A and made a visit to Family Connection of South Carolina to meet Jackie Richards, Executive Director, see the results of the InfoAble Portal project.

Dale Prince Staff Meeting Jackie Richards and Dale Prince

Dale Prince

Jackie Richards and Dale Prince


Dr. Donald Wuori Donates Antique Microscopes, Stethoscope, Medical Books

After attending Dr. Charles Bryan’s book signing and lecture on December 9, 2009 and learning about the rare book collection housed in the Charles S. Bryan History of Medicine Room, Dr. Donald Wuori, retired School of Medicine Pediatrics faculty member, inquired of Ruth Riley, Director of Library Services, about what types of historical books would be of interest to the library. Upon learning that the Library is primarily interested in books copyrighted prior to 1900, Dr. Wuori decided to donate several books from his personal collection, including Treatise on the Physical and Medical Treatment of Children, William Dewees, 1826, the first pediatrics textbook published in the U.S. After seeing the beautiful Charles S. Bryan History of Medicine Room, Dr. Wuori brought two beautiful 19th century brass microscopes and an antique wooden stethoscope to the library to be added to the room. The Library gratefully acknowledges Dr. Wuori for these thoughtful donations and wonderful additions to the Charles S. Bryan History of Medicine Room.

Microscopes  
Donated Microscopes Dr. Wuori, Dr. Bryan,
Ruth Riley, Dean Hoppmann

Drs. William and Charlotte Lindler Join Library Circle of Friends

The Library is pleased to announce its newest members of the School of Medicine Library Circle of Friends, Dr. William Lindler and his sister, Dr. Charlotte Lindler. Library Circle of Friends members are donors of $500 or more to the School of Medicine Library Endowment. Their names are placed on a plaque adjacent to the Charles S. Bryan History of Medicine Room in the Library. The Endowment provides support for the preservation of the rare book collection housed in the Charles S. Bryan History of Medicine Room, the acquisition of additional historical works, the purchase of books for the general circulating collection, and other specialized areas of the School of Medicine Library.

The Library gratefully acknowledges Drs. William and Charlotte Lindler for their kindness. If you would like to add your name to the growing list of people who support the USC School of Medicine Library Endowment, please send a check made payable to “USC Educational Foundation” to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Development Office, Columbia, SC 29208.

Library Circle of Friends Members

  • Dr. Charles S. Bryan
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Mrs. Debi Baker Brookshire (in memory of     Mr. & Mrs. David Baker)
  • Mr. John S. Dunbar III
  • Drs. Larry R. & Judith S. Faulkner
  • Mrs. Sarah H. Gable
  • Col. & Mrs. Robert E. Humphreys
  • Dr. Larry R. Kirkland
  • Mrs. Nancy W. Kress
  • Dr. Charlotte E. Lindler
  • Dr. William W. Lindler
  • Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Ludmerer
  • Dr. Robert N. Milling
  • Mr. John Davis McLeod
  • Dr. Vytautas A. Pakalnis
  • Mrs. Richard Patten Watson, Jr.
  • Dr. and Mrs. William Lindler, Dean Richard Hoppmann
    Dr. and Mrs. William Lindler, Dean Richard Hoppmann

    Science Direct Outage

    Electronic journals provided by ScienceDirect will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance for approximately 12 hours during the period from 8:00AM to 8:00PM EST Saturday, 23 January.

    We apologize for the inconvenience.


    USMLE Step 2 Practice Exam Now Available on EXAM MASTER

    Based on the NBME blueprint, Exam Master's USMLE Step 2 Practice Exam is designed to give the Step 2 candidate a realistic exam experience. These exams offer a fast and efficient way to practice for the boards in a realistic computer-based setting. Students can sit for a full exam, or take each block individually as their schedule permits. All blocks include post-exam review and detailed explanations.

    The USMLE Step 2 Practice Exam features:

    • 8 exam blocks of 44 questions each, total of 352 questions
    • Both Test or Study mode
    • Correct answers and explanation available in study mode
    • Detailed score reports
    • The following topics:
      • General Principles
      • Immunologic Disorders
      • Diseases of the Blood & Blood-forming Organs
      • Mental Disorders
      • Diseases of the Nervous System & Special Senses
      • Cardiovascular Disorders
      • Diseases of the Respiratory System
      • Nutritional & Digestive Disorders
      • Gynecologic Disorders
      • Renal, Urinary, & Male Reproductive Systems
      • Disorders of Pregnancy, Childbirth, & the Puerperium
      • Disorders of the Skin & Subcutaneous Tissues
      • Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System & Connective Tissue
      • Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders

    To access this practice exam, login to your Exam Master Online account, go to NEW EXAMS > Click "Courses" > Click "Select" next to the USMLE Step 2 Practice Exam


    Library Closed January 18th

    The Library will be closed on Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 24 hour card access will still be available


    Library Holiday Service Project


    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.