2017/2018 NML Winter Recess and Holiday Hours

Norris Medical Library will observe the following schedule for the Winter Recess and Holidays:

Sunday 12/24/17 9:00 am. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday
(Christmas)
12/25/17 CLOSED
Tuesday 12/26/17 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 12/27/17 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 12/28/17 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 12/29/17 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 12/30/17 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12/31/17 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday
(New Year’s Day)
1/1/18 CLOSED

Reaching full text from PubMed

In mid-August, Norris Medical Library along with the other USC Libraries moved to a new system for linking to full-text articles from PubMed and other databases. Since some users have experienced confusion over reaching full-text articles with the new system, here are simple instructions to follow after clicking the FindIt@USC button.

  1. The FindIt link takes you to the USC Libraries catalog page
  2. In the View It section, click on a publisher link that includes the year of the article you want

There is no need to sign in to your library account. Only click on the “Sign-in” link if you want to determine the status of books you have borrowed, want to place a hold on an item, or do other functions that do not relate to obtaining full text.

 

 

 

 

For a video tutorial on this process, see https://youtu.be/UGp_7is8fV0

Still having problems?

Use the “Need Help? Report a Problem” link if you have problems reaching the article.

Use the “Request via interlibrary loan (Health Sciences Libraries)” link if full text is not available.

 

 

 

 

 

Library now under normal operating hours

UPDATE 9/28:

We will have Extended Hours this weekend, as follows:

Friday September 29th: 7:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday September 30th: 9:00am to 10::00pm
Sunday October 1st: 9:00am to 10:00pm

Starting Monday, 10/2/17, the library will resume normal operating hours. There will be limited access to the basement level, limited only to restrooms. Full access to the lower level will be restored at a later time. An update on that will follow in the next few weeks.

UPDATE 9/18: The Norris Medical Library will have limited hours this week, as follows:

Monday – Friday (9/18 – 9/22) – 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday (9/23 and 9/24) – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The lower level continues to be not accessible, this includes the restrooms in the library. Restrooms are available in all of the buildings adjacent to the library.

UPDATE 9/11: The Norris Medical Library will have limited hours this week, as follows:

Monday – Friday (9/11 – 9/15) – 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday (9/16 and 9/17) – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The lower level is currently not accessible, this includes the restrooms in the library. Restrooms are available in all of the buildings adjacent to the library.

UPDATE 9/7:The Norris Medical Library will remain closed to the public on Wednesday, 9/6/17/ We will have limited hours on Thursday, 9/7/17 and Friday, 9/8/17. The hours for the rest of the week and this weekend are as follows:

Thursday and Friday (9/7 and 9/8) – 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday (9/9 and 9/10) – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The lower level is currently not accessible, this includes the restrooms in the library. Restrooms are available in all of the buildings adjacent to the library.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

UPDATE 9/6: The Norris Medical Library will remain closed to the public Wednesday, September 6. We hope to reopen for limited hours on Thursday, September 7 (7am – 5pm).

The library is closed until further notice due to extensive flooding. The library will not open on Tuesday, September 5, and we will make a decision on when we will re-open later today. We apologize for this inconvenience and hope to be open as soon as we safely can. Thank you for your patience.

UPDATE: Library now under normal operating hours

UPDATE 9/28:

We will have Extended Hours this weekend, as follows:

Friday September 29th: 7:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday September 30th: 9:00am to 10::00pm
Sunday October 1st: 9:00am to 10:00pm

Starting Monday, 10/2/17, the library will resume normal operating hours. There will be limited access to the basement level, limited only to restrooms. Full access to the lower level will be restored at a later time. An update on that will follow in the next few weeks.

UPDATE 9/18: The Norris Medical Library will have limited hours this week, as follows:

Monday – Friday (9/18 – 9/22) – 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday (9/23 and 9/24) – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The lower level is currently not accessible, this includes the restrooms in the library. Restrooms are available in all of the buildings adjacent to the library.

UPDATE 9/11: The Norris Medical Library will have limited hours this week, as follows:

Monday – Friday (9/11 – 9/15) – 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday (9/16 and 9/17) – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The lower level is currently not accessible, this includes the restrooms in the library. Restrooms are available in all of the buildings adjacent to the library.

UPDATE 9/7:The Norris Medical Library will remain closed to the public on Wednesday, 9/6/17/ We will have limited hours on Thursday, 9/7/17 and Friday, 9/8/17. The hours for the rest of the week and this weekend are as follows:

Thursday and Friday (9/7 and 9/8) – 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday (9/9 and 9/10) – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The lower level is currently not accessible, this includes the restrooms in the library. Restrooms are available in all of the buildings adjacent to the library.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

UPDATE 9/6: The Norris Medical Library will remain closed to the public Wednesday, September 6. We hope to reopen for limited hours on Thursday, September 7 (7am – 5pm).

The library is closed until further notice due to extensive flooding. The library will not open on Tuesday, September 5, and we will make a decision on when we will re-open later today. We apologize for this inconvenience and hope to be open as soon as we safely can. Thank you for your patience.

New Library Search Tool Now Available, Plus Other Systems Improvements

The USC Libraries have overhauled their behind-the-scenes systems to make it easier for USC students, faculty, and staff to discover and request library resources. These improvements – an investment encouraged by survey feedback from USC’s scholarly community – were rolled out through the USC Libraries’ website on July 25, 2017.

Although much of the work was behind the scenes, library users can experience the benefits through a new Search function. This powerful tool helps researchers find the books, journals, databases, and other library resources they need from a single, Google-like search box on the USC Libraries homepage. It replaces both the existing library Search function (formerly named Quick Search) as well as the archaic HOMER catalog. First-time users will find the new Search even more intuitive than the old. At the same time, power users will discover tools for refining and narrowing searches that HOMER never offered.

Other improvements abound. The new system better integrates electronic resources, making them easier to find through a simple search rather than by navigating multiple webpages and catalog entries. It seamlessly unites library resources from both the UPC and HSC campuses. It also streamlines the process of requesting materials when the USC Libraries don’t already own or provide access to a resource a USC researcher needs.

Please note that, temporarily, some library users who do not have a current USC email address will not be able to login to check due dates, renew books, or page items from the Grand Depository online. Until that online access is restored, library staff can perform those functions. Please contact the Doheny Library circulation desk at (213) 740-2924.

Update, July 25: This post was updated to reflect today’s launch of the new features and systems improvements.

Library catalog eResources links are broken – Fixed!

The links in the library catalog (HELIX) to electronic resources currently do not work.  Until further notice, find working links through the eResources search box on the library homepage.  Click on the eResources tab and either search for a title or click on the A-Z links to browse.

 

This problem has now been fixed.  Links in both the library catalog and eResources search box work correctly.  Thanks for your patience.

Extended Hours all weekends in May!

The Library will have Extended Hours throughout May as follows:

Friday – 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

(May 5 & 6, 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 26 & 27)