New Norris Library Website Launches 7/13/2015

We’re excited to annouce the release of our newly redesigned website! In addition to a new look and feel, the new website offers the following features that will improve research and learning for the USC health sciences community.

  • Easy access to popular services and resources, such as group room reservation, UpToDate, and more.
  • Tabbed search to help you find articles, journals, books and more.
  • Event calendar and news to keep you updated on new events, resources, workshops, etc.
  • Quick access to selected resources for students, clinicians, instructors, nurses and researchers.
  • Instant assistance through chatting online with a librarian. (M-F, 9-5)
  • Quick access to general hours, extended hours and holiday hours.
  • More accessible via smart phones, tablets and computers.

The image below is a summary of features on our new website. To compare the old website with the new website, click this link.

The new design adapts to different sizes of devices to provide mobile-friendly interfaces.

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NLM Launches Web Collecting Initiative to Capture and Preserve Selected Ebola Related Content

ebolaThe National Library of Medicine (NLM) has launched a Web collecting initiative to capture and preserve selected born-digital content documenting the 2014 Ebola outbreak. This initiative is a part of its previously-announced Web content collecting effort, which is guided by the NLM Collection Development Manual and other strategic collecting efforts.

Initiated on October 1, 2014, selected content related to the current Ebola outbreak includes Web sites and social media from Government and non-government organizations, journalists, healthcare workers, and scientists in the United States and around the world, with an aim to collect and preserve a diversity of perspectives on this unfolding health crisis. Continue reading

NIH Public Access Policy Webinar Announced

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced it will hold a webinar on January 15, 2013, 9:30-11:00 AM PST “to assist grantee institutions with guidance and resources related to the NIH Public Access Policy, upcoming changes, tools, and how non-compliance will affect awards.” NIH earlier announced that in the spring, at the earliest, it “will hold processing of non-competing continuation awards if publications arising from grant awards are not in compliance with the Public Access Policy.” To register for the webinar, visit https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/491218022.