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Library News - 2011



New Resources Added to AccessMedicine

Symptom to Diagnosis: An Evidence-Based Guide
This innovative introduction to patient encounters utilizes an evidence-based step-by-step process that teaches students how to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients based on the clinical complaints they present. By applying this approach, students are able to make appropriate judgments about specific diseases and prescribe the most effective therapy.

Harrisons's Online 18e Lecture Notes
Powerpoint slides with teaching points to enhance classroom learning

Toy Case Files
The Toy Case Files collection is now complete. With 150 cases to choose from, pick one at random, or focus on a specialty. (12/14/11)


REPROTOX Mobile version now available

Iphone and Android apps are now available for REPROTOX. A database that contains information on the potentially harmful effects of environmental exposure to chemicals and physical agents on human pregnancy, reproduction, and development. Please see the Mobile Device Resources page for more information. (12/2/11)


New Anatomy and Cardiology E-textbooks

AccessMedicine has added 2 textbooks with interactive and video components.

Big Picture: Gross Anatomy- Available to SOM Patrons through Access Medicine “With an emphasis on need to know versus nice to know, it features 450 full-color illustrations to build knowledge of essential anatomy. Take the Interactive Self Assessment!”




Multimodal Cardiovascular Imaging: Principles and Clinical Applications - Available to SOM Patrons through Access Medicine “A complete guide to using multimodal imaging in cardiac practice and accompanied by over 70 videos.” Multimodal Cardiovascular Imaging: Principles and Clinical Applications - Available to SOM Patrons through Access Medicine “A complete guide to using multimodal imaging in cardiac practice and accompanied by over 70 videos.” (11/1/11)


Digital Collections Receives Grant & Updates Website

The School of Medicine Library is pleased to announce that Sarah Fletcher and Christine Whitaker have recently received a grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region in the amount of $8228, which will be used to digitize additional items from the 19th century pamphlet collection. The Library also announces the newly updated Digital Collections website http://uscm.med.sc.edu/digital.asp. Digital Collections began with a grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region to digitize five books from the Charles S. Bryan History of Medicine Room. A second grant was used to purchase equipment to establish a scanning station in the Library, and enabled digitization of 20 pharmaceutical pamphlets and booklets from the 19th century. The Digital Collection Project is funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region via three digitization grants and is made possible through a collaboration with the University Libraries’ Digital Collections Department). For more information, please contact Christine Whitaker at 216-3201.<10/27/11)


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)


Library Regular Hours

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. (8/8/11)


Journal cancellations for 2012

Due to continuing budget constraints, the Library has to undertake another round of print and electronic journal cancellations effective January 2012. The Library conducted a journal collection analysis to identify titles for potential cancellation. Criteria used for the analysis included usage, ranking, renewal cost, availability from Thomas Cooper Library, and relevance to School of Medicine programs. For the complete list of proposed cancellations, click here.

After the cancellations become effective, access to back files may still be available due to the licensing agreements with vendors/publishers or via alternate means. Please go to our e-journal management system, TDNet, to check on the coverage. For articles that are no longer available, please request them via interlibrary loan at our ILL Express page: http://ill2.tcl.sc.edu/ILLiad/medl/default.html. Please contact Felicia Yeh, Assistant Director for Collections Management, 216-3202, or felicia.yeh@uscmed.sc.edu with any questions(8/8/11)


Two new e-books available through AccessMedicine

Color Atlas of Family Medicine by Richard P. Usatine, Mindy A. Smith, Heidi Chumley, E.J. Mayeaux, Jr., James Tysinger




Sherris Medical Microbiology by Kenneth J. Ryan, C. George Ray



Both titles are available to SOM faculty, staff and students through Access Medicine (7/29/11)


New features added to Essential Evidence Plus

ESSENTIAL EVIDENCE PLUS (EE+) has added features and more valuable content to help clinicians stay updated on the latest evidence, inform your point-of-care decisions, improve patient outcomes, and be more efficient.

  • IMPROVED WEBSITE: A new tabbed interface helps you jump directly to key evidence, navigate quickly through the topics, and use clinical calculators at the point-of-care
  • VIDEO: Watch experts perform clinical examinations, procedures, and ultrasonographic examinations
  • AUDIO: Listen to audio samples such as heart murmurs and respiratory anomalies
  • ENHANCED MOBILE VIEW: The mobile-optimized version for Smartphones has been enhanced to be more user friendly to find quicker answers wiki-style
  • ANATOMY ILLUSTRATIONS: View hundreds of anatomy illustrations included within the Essential Evidence Topics
  • FREE CME: Easily obtain credits for qualified searches – same great feature but now FREE of charge
  • DRUG ALERTS: An e-mail alerting service will notify users of the latest, serious drug safety concerns or drug withdrawals and the corresponding Essential Evidence Topics will be immediately updated.
  • PATIENT EDUCATION: Thousands of links from the Essential Evidence Topics to MedLine Plus Health Topics, which covers symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention for over 800 diseases, illnesses, health conditions, and wellness issues

Essential Evidence Plus is available on the Library’s website in three areas - Databases, Evidence-Based Medicine Resources, and Mobile Device Resources. (7/14/11)


SciFinder Mobile now available

With no need to download a special app, the new SciFinder Mobile platform allows researchers to use web-enabled smartphones to access Chemical Abstracts Service databases through SciFinder, the preferred research tool for chemical and related sciences. SciFinder Mobile is available to all SciFinder subscribers in commercial, academic, and government organizations and can be accessed at scifinder.cas.org/mobile with most mobile devices.

SciFinder subscribers can review Keep Me Posted results and saved answer sets on-the-go with SciFinder Mobile. In addition, SciFinder Mobile is not restricted by IP address or seats, and provides unlimited access to popular SciFinder features such as Explore References by Research Topic or Company. Using SciFinder Mobile, you can also look up a chemical substance or references for an author, or find a property for a substance. For more information, see www.cas.org/products/scifindr/sfmobile.

SciFinder Scholar is available from Thomas Cooper Library at USC Columbia. To register as a valid USC Columbia user go here: http://129.252.86.86.pallas2.tcl.sc.edu/scifinder/index.html . Once registered, visit scifinder.cas.org/mobile on your device to access SciFinder Mobile. (7/06/11)


New Microbiology E-Textbook added to SOM Library

Medical Microbiology 6th ed. by Patrick Murray is now available online and mobile through MD Consult.

“This new edition explains how microbes cause disease in humans and reviews the updated vaccines and new antibiotics currently available to treat these diseases. Expert coverage of basic principles, the immune response, laboratory diagnosis, bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology ensures that you’ll understand all the facts vital to the practice of medicine today. A revised artwork program illustrates the appearance of disease, simplifying complex information, while text boxes and additional summary tables emphasize essential concepts and learning issues for more efficient exam review.”

Like all MD Consult books, Medical Microbiology is also available on your smart phones and mobile devices. Visit our Mobile Device Resources page for more information. (6/28/11)


Smart Phone Access to AccessMedicine now available

USC School of Medicine faculty staff and students now have access to the mobile version of Access Medicine. The mobile version of AccessMedicine provides access to Harrison’s Online, Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, Fitzpatrick’s Color Atlas, drug monographs, guidelines, and more. Register for a personal profile to use the mobile version of AccessMedicine. Follow the four easy steps below to get started.

  1. Visit http://www.accessmedicine.com from a computer within your institution
  2. Click on “My AccessMedicine” on the top right
  3. Complete the registration form, create your username and password, click “Save” and log out.
  4. Log into AccessMedicine by visiting http://m.accessmedicine.com from your mobile browser.
(6/24/11)


Literature Search Request Form Available

While librarians at the School of Medicine Library have always done literature searches, the process has now been formalized. A new Literature Search Request Form is available, which requires users to enter key information that would result in a more efficient search. Lists of citations will be delivered electronically, by fax, or by mail. There is no search fee for School of Medicine faculty, students, and staff. The charge for healthcare professionals or general healthcare consumers is $25 per search. If you have questions, please contact Laura Kane at laura.kane@uscmed.sc.edu.(6/15/11)


Library Spring Service Project

The library has started an ongoing service project of collecting magazines for the VA Hospital. Between the patients in the hospital and people in waiting rooms, the hospital has a constant need for magazines. We delivered 134 magazines to Priscilla Creamer, Public Affairs/Voluntary Service Officer. (5/25/11)





New LibGuides Available

The School of Medicine Library is pleased to announce the release of several new LibGuides. LibGuides are collections of print and electronic resources tailored towards specific subject areas. They include links to databases, books, journals, evidence-based medicine resources, Internet resources, and patient information.

The following LibGuides are now available:

  • Clinical Trials
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Radiology
  • Tissue Engineering

To access the guides, click on the LibGuides link on the Library’s home page. Faculty librarians are working hard to create additional guides. If you have comments or suggestions (including ideas for additional guides) please contact Laura Kane (laura.kane@uscmed.sc.edu). (5/5/11)


Librarians deliver equipment and conduct MedlinePlus training at Good Neighbor Medical Clinic

Karen McMullen and Roz McConnaughy delivered equipment and conducted MedlinePlus training on March 31, 2011 for two staff members at the Good Neighbor Medical Clinic in Beaufort, SC as part of the Outreach Project “Linking South Carolina Free Clinics to Quality Health Information: Phase Two”. The Good Neighbor Medical Clinic received a 42-inch LCD HDTV, Blu-Ray Disc player, and three desktop computers. The equipment will enhance patient education efforts and increase awareness and use of MedlinePlus at these clinics. This Outreach Project is funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region. (4/6/11)


Library Spring Break Hours

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

Friday March 4 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday March 5 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday March 6 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday March 7 - Thursday March 10 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday March 11 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday March 12 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday March 13 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.


New E-Textbook added - Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury

A new textbook has just been added to PsychiatryOnline.com: Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury, Second Edition, edited by Jonathan M. Silver, M.D., Thomas W. McAllister, M.D., and Stuart C. Yudofsky, M.D.

Each year in the United States, more than 3 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI), at a dollar cost exceeding $48 billion. Yet media and policy makers have largely ignored this major public health problem--and most clinicians lack experience in treating and evaluating patients with TBI and thus are unaware of its many subtle but disabling psychiatric symptoms. This critically important textbook--the timely successor to the popular 1994 compilation by the same editors--fills that void, providing a wealth of scientific, yet easy-to-understand information, from both research and clinical practice, on the complex neuropsychiatric sequelae of TBI. Extensively updated and expanded by recognized experts, this comprehensive textbook contains 40 chapters, including 15 new for this edition, and more than 100 informative figures and illustrations. New chapters address structural and functional imaging, electrophysiologic techniques, neuropsychological assessment, social issues, systems of care, and treatment modalities, including alternative therapies. Expanded chapters discuss the multiple neuropsychiatric sequelae but not encompassed by the usual psychiatric syndromes, including apathy, reduced awareness of deficits, fatigue, pain, headaches, balance problems, visual difficulties, and sports injuries. This practical, deeply informative text is a "must read" for everyone involved in the care and treatment of patients who are coping with the devastating consequences of TBI. (2/21/11)


Librarians deliver equipment and conduct training at Free Clinics

Ruth Riley, Library Director, and two School of Medicine Librarians, Karen McMullen and Roz McConnaughy, delivered equipment and conducted MedlinePlus training for two free medical clinics as part of the Outreach Project “Linking South Carolina Free Clinics to Quality Health Information: Phase Two”. The Orangeburg-Calhoun Free Medical Clinic (Orangeburg, SC) received a portable projector, a portable screen, and a desktop computer. The Good Samaritan Medical Clinic (Chester, SC) received an information kiosk that has been placed in the patient waiting room of the clinic. Roz McConnaughy conducted the MedlinePlus training for clinic staff. The equipment will enhance patient education efforts and increase awareness and use of MedlinePlus at these clinics. This Outreach Project is funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region.(2/16/11)


Library Launches new Resource Guides

The School of Medicine Library is pleased to announce a new resource for students, faculty, and staff called LibGuides. LibGuides are collections of print and electronic resources tailored towards specific subject areas, and include links to databases, books, journals, evidence-based medicine resources, Internet resources, and patient information. These resources – all conveniently compiled in each LibGuide – are available through the SOM Library, USC University Libraries, and other sources. Currently there are three LibGuides available:

  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Nurse Anesthesia

To access the LibGuides, click on the LibGuides link from the Library’s home page. SOM Library faculty librarians are working on additional LibGuides which will be released as soon as they are complete.

We welcome comments and suggestions! Contact Laura Kane with questions or feedback. (1/27/11)


American Academy of Pediatrics Introduces HealthyChildren.org

With the introduction of HealthyChildren.org, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) brings pediatrician-approved health information to the Internet. According to AAP, the website offers trustworthy, up-to-the-minute health advice and guidance for parents and caregivers, along with interactive tools and personalized content. HealthyChildren.org is divided into multiple, user-friendly sections, including Ages & Stages, Healthy Living, Safety & Prevention, and Health Issues. HealthyChildren.org is now available on the SOM Library website in the Databases section under Consumer Health http://uscm.med.sc.edu/databases.asp#consumer (1/14/11)


Improved Remote Access to Library E-Resources for PHR Residents & Fellows

The USC School of Medicine Library now offers Residents and Fellows at Palmetto Health Richland an improved method of searching our resources from off campus. Previously the Library issued credentials to PHR Residents and Fellows which were often hard to remember and had unwieldy password strength.

Thanks to a collaboration between the Library, School of Medicine Office of Information Technology, and PHR Systems Administration, PHR Residents and Fellows may now use their Palmetto Health Network Account to access the library’s electronic resources. The previously issued credentials (usernames that began with “ph…”, i.e. phbradleyf) will still work until further notice. We hope that this change will result in improved access to the School of Medicine Library’s electronic information resources for residents and fellows.

If you need a refresher on how to access the School of Medicine Library’s e-resources from our website at http://uscm.med.sc.edu we have three excellent tutorials available for residents and fellows. They’re available on the Tutorials area of our website at http://uscm.med.sc.edu/tutorials.asp

Remote Access to Library Resources: Residents
Library Orientation for Residents
Evidence-Based Medicine Resources Tutorial
(1/14/11)


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.