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Library News - 2014


Communications, the newsletter of the Library.


Journal Cancellations For 2015

Due to continuing budget constraints, the Library has to undertake another round of print and electronic journal cancellations effective January 2015. The Library conducted a journal collection analysis to identify titles for potential cancellation. Criteria used for the analysis included usage, impact factor/ranking, renewal cost, availability from Thomas Cooper Library, and relevance to School of Medicine programs. For the complete list of proposed cancellations, see below.

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://uscm.med.sc.edu/illhome.asp

2015 Journal Cancellations - effective 1/1/2015
Title Name Format
Advanced Technology Libraries Print + Email
Annals of Medicine Online
Annals of Otology Rhinology & Laryngology un/pw Print + Online
Biochemical Society Transactions Online
British Journal of Ophthalmology Online
Business Travel Planner - 1 to 5 Users Online
Cancer Biology and Therapy Online
Cellular and Molecular Biology - France needs pw Online
Central European Journal of Public Health Print + Online
Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal Print + Online
Electronic Library Online
European Journal of Endocrinology Online
Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News Print
Health Progress Print
Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Print
Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery Online
Journal of Endocrinology Online
Journal of Laryngology & Otology Print + Online
Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine Online
Journal of Reproductive Medicine Print + Online
Journal of the American Osteopathic Association Print + Online
Medical History Print + Online
Microbiology - England Online
New Zealand Medical Journal Online
Sexually Transmitted Infections Online

(12/19/14)


New Psychology E-book Collection Now Available

USC School of Medicine Library users now have access to the Psychology collection of Oxford University Press’ University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) courtesy of PASCAL (Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries). This collection includes 335 titles covering various subdisciplines of psychology. All titles are available with unlimited user access and new titles are added each month through January 2015. (Funding for this resource was made available by SC General Assembly).

(12/16/14)


New PsychiatryOnline and AccessMedicine Ebooks

NEW E-BOOKS AVAILABLE

from PsychiatryOnline:

from AccessMedicine:

 

View a list of all e-book titles at the SOM Library e-textbook page.

If you have questions, please contact your department’s Library liaison or Christine Whitaker (whitaker@sc.edu)

(12/11/14)


Winter Break Library Hours

12/13/14 12:00pm – 5:00pm
12/14/14 1:00pm – 6:00pm
12/15/14 – 12/19/14 8:00am – 5:00pm
12/20/14 12:00pm – 5:00pm
12/21/14 1:00pm – 6:00pm
12/22/14 8:00am - 5:00pm
12/23/14 – 1/1/15 CLOSED
1/2/15 8:00am – 5:00pm
1/3/15 12:00pm – 5:00pm
1/4/15 1:00pm – 6:00pm
1/5/15 8:00am - 8:00pm

24-HOUR ACCESS AVAILABLE TO ALL 
STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF


New Find Full Text @USC School of Medicine Library icon in PubMed

To help you access more full text articles in PubMed, the Library now offers a Find Full Text @ USC School of Medicine Library icon. button

This icon appears next to every search result regardless of whether full text is available.  
If you do not see a garnet USC-SOM Online icon button2  for an article you are interested in, select the Find Full Text @ USC School of Medicine Library icon button3 to search for full text access.  This icon will automatically search our e-journals database for you. If no full text is available from the School of Medicine Library, there will be a link to use to automatically search the main campus library, Thomas Cooper Library, for access.  If no full text is available to you, there will be a link to request the item through Interlibrary Loan.

You can also view a tutorial or a handout for more detailed information. (11/24/14)


Laura Kane granted membership in the Medical Library Association (MLA) Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) at the Distinguished Member level

Laura Kane

Laura Kane has once again 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. You can learn more here:

https://www.mlanet.org/academy/

or by reading this brochure:

https://www.mlanet.org/sites/default/files/academy/pdf/ahip_brch10.pdf

Congratulations, Laura! (11/18/14)


PsychiatryOnline.org Platform Changes on Oct 29, 2014

The American Psychiatric Publishing (APP) Journals and PsychiatryOnline Packages (including DSM-5® and other textbooks) are moving to a new platform on Wednesday October 29. This update will include added ebook content, and technical improvements to remote mobile access.

We expect a quiet update, but you may notice changes as you use the resources. If you are currently linking to e-books, journals, or other POL content, please check to be sure your links are still functional on or after Wednesday the 29th October. “…the collection, book and journal URLs will not change. Journal issue and article level URLs will change. While this will not impact OpenURL constructed links, links copied from the URL bar of a browser for issue and article level links will no longer function and should be replaced.” (10/27/14)


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

thanksgiving image

Monday, November 24 8 am – 8 pm
Tuesday, November 25 8 am – 8 pm
Wed., November 26 8 am – 5 pm
Thurs., November 27 CLOSED
Friday, November 28 CLOSED
Saturday, November 29 12 pm – 5 pm
Sunday, November 30 1 pm – 6 pm

24-HOUR ACCESS AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF


Julie Swygert has been appointed Circulation and Interlibrary Loan Specialist

Julie Swygert

The School of Medicine Library welcomes Julie Swygert to the Access Services Department as a Circulation and Interlibrary Loan Specialist. Julie has a B.A. in Sociology and her M.Ed. in Elementary Education from the University of South Carolina. (11/6/14)


PsychiatryOnline.org Platform Changes on Oct 29, 2014

The American Psychiatric Publishing (APP) Journals and PsychiatryOnline Packages (including DSM-5® and other textbooks) are moving to a new platform on Wednesday October 29. This update will include added ebook content, and technical improvements to remote mobile access.

We expect a quiet update, but you may notice changes as you use the resources. If you are currently linking to e-books, journals, or other POL content, please check to be sure your links are still functional on or after Wednesday the 29th October. “…the collection, book and journal URLs will not change. Journal issue and article level URLs will change. While this will not impact OpenURL constructed links, links copied from the URL bar of a browser for issue and article level links will no longer function and should be replaced.” (10/27/14)


New Allergy & Immunology LibGuide Available

The School of Medicine Library is pleased to announce the release of a new LibGuide entitled Allergy & Immunology. 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. 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). (10/23/14)


Book Signing by Dr. Charles S. Bryan – October 14, 2014

The School of Medicine Library hosted a book signing reception for Dr. Charles S. Bryan, Heyward Gibbes Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine, on October 14, 2014, to celebrate the publication of his new book, Asylum Doctor: James Woods Babcock and the Red Plague of Pellagra.

image of Dr. Bryan

Numerous School of Medicine faculty and students attended the event as well as colleagues and friends of Dr. Bryan. Dr. Bryan delivered a thought-provoking lecture in the M-I Classroom entitled “Columbia’s Greatest Medical Mystery.”

image of Dr. Bryan

The book is available for purchase from USC Press by calling 800-768-2500. USC faculty and staff receive a 10% discount and USC alumni receive a 25% discount when they purchase directly fromUSC Press. Photos of the event are available here. (10/22/14)


ClinicalKey update on September 23rd

ClinicalKey users will notice a new look starting September 23rd. The new appearance will accompany several updates to the database which include: 
• A cleaner, mobile-friendly design. 
• 1,400+ new Topic Pages that offer quick access to point-of-care content, including risk factors, treatments and more. 
• A new browse feature with a searchable, filterable list of sources that highlights new books and journals. 
• A new search history feature enabling you to view and refresh recent queries. (9/22/14)


EBSCO Academic E-book Package Now Available

USC School of Medicine Library users now have access to the EBSCO Academic e-book packagecourtesy of PASCAL (Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries). This collection includesmore than 130,000 titles covering a large selection of multidisciplinary academic subjects. All titles are available with unlimited user access and new titles are added each month. (Funding for this resource was made available by SC General Assembly). (9/9/14)


New Oncology LibGuide Available

The School of Medicine Library is pleased to announce the release of a new LibGuide entitledOncology/Cancer. 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. 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). (9/8/14)


Steve Wilson Named Web Architect and Outreach Librarian

Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson, MLIS, AHIP, MA, has been appointed Web Architect and Outreach Librarian at the School of Medicine Library.  Mr. Wilson joined the Library in 2005 as Coordinator, Center for Disability Resources Library. In his new role, he is responsible for providing web development for the Library, the Center for Disability Resources, the Ultrasound Institute, and the Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education. Mr. Wilson will provide information support for the Ultrasound Institute and continue to coordinate the Center for Disability Resources Library. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of English Literature from Mercy College, and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina.  Mr. Wilson is a Senior Member of the Academy of Health Professionals. (9/3/14)


Labor Day Weekend Hours (24 Hour Card Access Available to SOM students, faculty, and staff)

Friday, August 29 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday, August 30 8 am – 5 pm
Sunday, August 31 1 pm – 6 pm
Monday, September 1 CLOSED

Library Use Statistics 2013-14

A review of the School of Medicine Library end of year use statistics for 2013-14 reveals that use of the Library’s electronic resources, services, and space continues to be heavy and frequent. 

- People accessed e-books 36,791 times. 

- People viewed 18,140 full text articles via PubMed

- People viewed 17,052 full text articles via Ovid

- Our LibGuides were used 6,159 times. 

- We answered 3,864 reference questions

- We provided 32 instructional sessions for 633 people. 

- Our tutorials were used 3,000 times by 1,827 different people. 

- People visited the library 90,932 times. 

- People checked out our iPads 92 times. 

- We borrowed 996 items on interlibrary loan for our users. 

- We loaned 784 items to other libraries. 

- We maintained the Library printers and copiers so that people could print and copy 440,137 pages. 

- We circulated 792 books and journals. 

- We purchased 252 books and journals. 

- We cataloged 95 titles. 

Many thanks to the School of Medicine Library faculty and staff for all that they do to provide these resources and services to School of Medicine faculty, students, and staff. 

Ruth Riley, Assistant Dean for Executive Affairs & Director of Library Services,ruth.riley@uscmed.sc.edu, 216-3220 (7/21/14)


New HOW DO I…? Site

Find answers to your library related questions using the new HOW DO I…? site. The HOW DO I…? link appears first under the Library’s Quick Links sidebar. You can browse questions in the following categories: Research, Services, and Procedures. Let Roz McConnaughy know if there are new questions you’d like to see answered. (7/17/14)


On July 1st, say Farewell to MDConsult and Welcome ClinicalKey

ClinicalKey logo

Elsevier is retiring the popular resource MDConsult and replacing it with a far more comprehensive product called ClinicalKey

The USC School of Medicine Library will make the transition from MDConsult to ClinicalKey on July 1, 2014.

Access ClinicalKey through the SOM Library Databases pageE-books page or Electronic Resources page.

ClinicalKey’s offerings include:
• over 1000 textbooks
• over 500 journals
• “First Consult” point-of-care clinical consults
• Procedures Consult
• drug monographs from Clinical Pharmacology
• over 13,000 medical and surgical videos
• millions of images that may be added to presentations
• over 2,000 practice guidelines

If you are interested in helpful tutorials, videos, and guides for navigating ClinicalKey, please visit:
ClinicalKey Mini-Tour (2 minutes)
ClinicalKey User Guide
ClinicalKey Resources
SOM Library tutorial

For more information or questions please contact your Library Liaison or Christine Whitaker, Collection Development Librarian, whitaker@sc.edu, 216-3201. (7/1/14)


4th of July Holiday Hours (24 Hour Card Access Available to SOM students, faculty and staff)

Thursday, July 3 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, July 4 CLOSED
Saturday, July 5 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, July 6 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

New Database - PsycTESTS - available

SOM Faculty, Staff, and Students now have access to PsycTESTS, which is provided by Thomas Cooper Library. The new database contains psychological assessments, primarily unpublished tests developed by researchers but not made available commercially. The assessments include tests, measures, scales, and surveys. All records provide a summary of the assessment and the purpose and history of development. Most records include the testing instrument and link to the peer-reviewed literature describing test development, review, or use. Access from the SOM Library Databases page. (6/24/14)


On July 1st, say Farewell to MDConsult and Welcome ClinicalKey

ClinicalKey logo

Elsevier is retiring the popular resource MDConsult and replacing it with a far more comprehensive product called ClinicalKey. 

The USC School of Medicine Library will make the transition from MDConsult to ClinicalKey on July 1, 2014.

ClinicalKey’s offerings include:
• over 500 journals
• over 1000 textbooks
• “First Consult” point-of-care clinical consults
• Procedures Consult
• drug monographs from Clinical Pharmacology
• over 13,000 medical and surgical videos
• millions of images that may be added to presentations
• over 2,000 practice guidelines

If you are interested in helpful tutorials, videos, and guides for navigating ClinicalKey, please visit:
ClinicalKey Mini-Tour (2 minutes)
ClinicalKey User Guide
ClinicalKey Resources

For more information or questions please contact your Library Liaison or Christine Whitaker, Collection Development Librarian, whitaker@sc.edu, 216-3201. (6/23/14)


Library Receives Fourth Digitization Award

The USC School of Medicine Library has been awarded a grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine/SEA. The grant will be used to create a History of The School of Medicine website which will be populated with selected images and documents from SOM’s archival print collection. The interdepartmental grant was awarded to Christine Whitaker-PI and Felicia Yeh–Co-PI, of the SOM Library. Ashley Knox from USC Digital Collection Department is also Co-PI. (6/10/14)


Mrs. Patricia Beckler Joins Library Circle of Friends

Ms. Ruth Riley and Mrs. Patricia Beckler

Ms. Ruth Riley & Mrs. Patricia Beckler

The Library is pleased to announce its newest member of the School of Medicine Library Circle of Friends, Mrs. Patricia L. Beckler. 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. Mrs. Beckler’s donation to the Endowment was made in memory of Dr. Hampton Wade Collins III. 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 Mrs. Beckler for her kindness. If you would like to add your name to the growing list of people who support the USC School of Medicine Library, please send a check made payable to “USC Educational Foundation” to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Development Office, Columbia, SC 29208. (Click on photo for larger image) (6/2/2014)

Library Circle of Friends Members

  • Dr. Charles S. Bryan
  • Dr. O’Neill Barrett, Jr.
  • Mrs. Patricia L. Beckler (in memory of Dr. Hampton Wade Collins III)
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Mrs. Debi Baker Brookshire (in memory of Mr. & Mrs. David Baker)
  • Department of Internal Medicine
  • Mr. John S. Dunbar III
  • Drs. Larry R. & Judith S. Faulkner
  • Mrs. Sarah H. Gable
  • Dr. and Mrs. Richard Hoppmann
  • 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
  • Dr. and Mrs. Michael Smith
  • Mrs. Richard Patten Watson, Jr.
  • Ms. Carolyn Winberry
  • Dr. and Mrs. Donald Wuori

Three new LibGuides (Cardiology, Infectious Diseases, and Rheumatology) are now available

The School of Medicine Library is pleased to announce the release of several new LibGuides:CardiologyInfectious Diseases, and Rheumatology. 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.

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). (5/27/14)


Memorial Day Weekend Hours (24 Hour Card Access Available to SOM students, faculty and staff)

Friday, May 23 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 24 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 25 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday, May 26 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

No Access to Library E-Resources – Friday, May 9, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Due to planned maintenance to School of Medicine network circuits by the Office of Information Technology, there will be a network/Internet outage on the School of Medicine network on Friday, May 9, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. This outage will prevent users from accessing the Library website and its e-resources. We apologize for any inconvenience. (4/18/14)


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

Friday, April 18 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 19 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 20 CLOSED

A new LibGuide entitled “Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Disorders” is now available

A new LibGuide entitled “Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Disorders” is now available. Visithttp://uscmed.sc.libguides.com/index.php for a full list of LibGuides. (1/24/14)


AccessMedicine has new titles and new interface.

AccessMedicine interface changes

You may have noticed that there is a new look to AccessMedicine. McGraw-Hill changed to a completely new interface over the holiday break. If you have saved links to e-textbooks, please be aware that they may have changed. If you have questions, please contact your department’s Library liaison or Christine Whitaker (whitaker@sc.edu)

New e-books from AccessMedicine

AccessMedicine Resource 
Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics

AccessMedicine Resource 
Understanding Teamwork in Health Care

AccessMedicine Resource 
Pathophysiology of Blood Disorders

AccessMedicine Resource 
Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine: Self-Assessment and Board Review

AccessMedicine Resource
Williams Obstetrics Study Guide

AccessMedicine Resource 
Katzung & Trevor’s Pharmacology: Examination & Board Review

AccessMedicine Resource 
Understanding Clinical Research

(1/23/14)


Librarians deliver equipment and conduct training at Family Connection of SC

Fam Con

On January 9, 2014, Steve Wilson and Roz McConnaughy delivered videoconferencing equipment and conducted a training session for fourteen staff members at the Family Connection of South Carolina Columbia office as part of the “InfoAble Portal Follow-Up” project. The training session covered the CDR Library, the InfoAble Portal, and Google Hangouts. Each of the six offices of Family Connection of South Carolina received a projector and an all-in-one conference camera for training sessions, support group meetings, and staff meetings. This Outreach Project is funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region.(1/14/14)


Harry Potter Exhibit now at the library

Harry Potter Exhibit

For more information about the exhibit, please visit the National Library of Medicine website -http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/harrypottersworld/exhibition.html