Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry Yearbooks Online

In 2014/2015, John Glueckert, former Director of the Wilson Dental Library, and the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry Office of Development worked with the USC Digital Library to digitize several years of Dentistry’s yearbooks. Currently, the collection includes digital scans of 67 yearbooks from 1904-2014.  Unfortunately, not all classes opted to create a yearbook and not all were in the Wilson Dental Library’s possession, so there are some that are missing.  We plan to continue to upload future yearbooks and find others that we are missing. The yearbooks are searchable and you can save and send images.

To access the Dentistry Yearbook collection, click here.

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WDL’s New Print Solution Available February 2nd, 2015!

Last December we sent a message informing you that the Wilson Dental Library and Norris Medical Library had identified a new print solution.  We are now getting ready to launch that solution and want to give you information on what is expected to occur.

February 2, 2015 is the anticipated launch date for this solution improvement.

  • Print jobs will continue to be sent from Library and Learning Center computers to printers in the respective rooms; you will be able to select which printer you wish to have the job print from and, in addition, you will be able to print wirelessly using USC Lab Print. Any BLUE print cards you may currently have will be accepted until later in the year and will be deducted for prints at the new rates.
  • USCard discretionary funds will be accepted for printing, a frequent request from students; USCard can also be used by faculty and staff.  The USCard can be ‘re-loaded’ with additional monies as needed, details can be found at the web site for USCard:  http://www.usc.edu/bus-affairs/admin_serv/uscard_serv/
  • An alternative card solution will be available however the cost of each card is 75 cents which is deducted automatically from the $2.00 or $5.00 value cards that will be offered via a vending machine.  These print solution cards cannot be “re-loaded” with additional funds; new cards must be purchased when value is exhausted.
  • Print costs will increase to 10 cents for one-sided (simplex) prints and 18 cents for double-sided (duplex) prints.  Please note that under this new pricing the Health Sciences Libraries continue to subsidize print costs.
  • Printing from behind the circulation desk at WDL_NOTE will still be available but the cost will rise to 15 cents per page.
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Access to MD Consult Ends September 30th

Just a reminder that Wilson Dental Library’s access to MD Consult will end on September
30.  In its place, WDL is pleased to announce the addition of ClinicalKey to its collection of electronic resources. The new database features enhanced searching capabilities, thousands of additional books and procedural videos, and expert commentary, images, and MEDLINE abstracts.

ClinicalKey includes:

Over 900 Elsevier medical and surgical textbooks
Dental Clinics of North America
Elsevier First Consult point-of-care clinical monographs
Elsevier Procedures Consult content and associated videos
Over 9,000 medical and surgical videos
Clinical Pharmacology drug monographs
Practice Guidelines
Patient education information
Elsevier medical and dental journals
Links to USC-licensed journals

Search results can be filtered by subcategories, content type, specialty
and by relevant clinical categories such as treatment and diagnosis.
Specialty-specific tools enable clinicians to move quickly from topic
overview to in-depth specialty information.

Users should register and log into ClinicalKey to gain access to
Elsevier-provided PDFs and to take advantage of the database’s
personalization features.  A detailed user guide is available for further

Note:  Elsevier suggests using Firefox or Google Chrome for best

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PubMed Health: A New Website for Clinical Effectiveness Research

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently released PubMed Health which specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research.

Announcement from NLM:

PubMed Health is based on systematic reviews of clinical trials. These clinical effectiveness reviews can show what treatments and prevention methods have been proven to work—and what remains unknown.

PubMed Health provides summaries and full texts of selected systematic reviews in one place. The reviews were generally published or updated from 2003. There is also information for consumers and clinicians based on those reviews.

A search on PubMed Health runs simultaneously in PubMed. A filter is used to identify all the indexed scientific articles at the NLM that might be systematic reviews. This search includes articles from before 2003.

Information partners selected by PubMed Health to contribute their clinical effectiveness information are:

  • Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (US) (AHRQ)
  • Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD)
  • The Cochrane Collaboration (CC)
  • German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG)
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines program (NICE)
  • National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme (NIHR HTA)
  • Oregon Health and Science University’s Drug Effectiveness Review Project (DERP)
  • Department of Veterans Affairs’ Evidence-based Synthesis Program from the Veterans Health Administration R&D (VA ESP)

England’s Behind the Headlines service is from the National Health Service (NHS Choices).

We also use medical encyclopedia and medication information from A.D.A.M. Education and the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists.

PubMed Health is updated when our partners provide new or updated information.

Please see the Help page for guidance on searching PubMed Health and citing PubMed Health pages.

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PubMed Problem

Searches in PubMed are not working through the Wilson Dental Library customized link (Quick Links).  The problem has been reported to the National Library of Medicine.  In the meantime, we recommend that you use Ovid MEDLINE/Ovid SP (also available in QuickLinks).  Some on-campus users will be able to go directly to www.pubmed.gov and use the publisher links to reach full-text articles. PubGet (available via the e-resources tab) is another alternative, but may lead to different search results.  If you need help, contact us at the Wilson Dental Library (213)-740-1441. 

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Library launches a mobile app

We announce the launch of the USC Health Sciences Libraries (USC HSL) Mobile App, which will give you quick and easy access to library resources at both the Wilson Dental Library and the Norris Medical Library.

USC HSL Mobile App

With the USC HSL app, you can:

  • Search HELIX, our mobile-friendly catalog, for books, journals and electronic resources
  • Request and renew items via your library account
  • Book a group study room online with your USC ID and password
  • Check out the many subject guides and our most popular mobile-friendly eResources
  • Find quick links to our service directory, ways to contact us and notices of upcoming events

For more detailed information regarding the Group Study Rooms, please visit the Wilson Dental Library web site (http://wdl.usc.edu/services/reserve-a-room).

To download the app on your mobile device, search “usc health sciences libraries” at the Android Market or the App Store.  For other mobile devices (Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Palm OS, etc), please point your web browser to http://uschsl.boopsie.com/m or scan the QR code below for a web client version of the app.

QR HSL AppWe would love your feedback! If you have any comments or suggestions, please let us know!

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New Stat!Ref Interface

STAT!Ref’s NEW User Interface…
Providing Healthcare Professionals Innovative, Intuitive Technology – Fast!

GET READY – STAT!Ref is releasing a NEW User Interface (UI)!

On August 1, 2011, the new version of STAT!Ref Online will be released. The new site has been optimized for navigating all the healthcare e-resources STAT!Ref has to offer. In the meantime, current subscribers will have the ability to preview the new UI from a link offered on the current STAT!Ref homepage.

This is just one of the many innovative steps that STAT!Ref is takingto ensure that students, professors, healthcare professionals and librarians, thrive in today’s ever-changing technological environment.

The new UI is still the same STAT!Ref – but you will find that it not only has a more state of the art modern look, but is more intuitive and navigable and allows you to find and utilize your resources quickly. The new UI will offer more customization such as “last viewed” and more robust customization features. Users can now view virtual “book covers” on a bookshelf, and save books as “favorites”, etc. Enhanced access to citation services, medical calculators and dictionaries also exists with our new UI.

Click here to Review NEW STAT!Ref Features

Click here to download NEW STAT!Ref Quick Guide

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New! Subject Guides @ WDL

There is a new resource through the Wilson Dental Library called:

Subject Guides (You can also locate Subject Guides on the right-hand side of the homepage under “Guides and Tutorials”)

So what are Subject Guides? They are guides that highlight the most used resources for a specific subject.  For instance – the Endodontics Guide includes a short list of selected/most used book titles in Endodontics, links to popular E-books, E-journals, RSS feeds to journals, MEDLINE search tips, Images, Associations, and a Chat box if you need to ask an immediate question.  (Don’t hesitate to use the chat box  – we are logged in during normal business hours.)

So far – we’ve created over 10 guides with many more to come:

Anatomy, Histology, Physiology
Dental Hygiene
Guides on various specialties: Prosthodontics, Pedodontics, Endodontics, Orthodontics, Periodontics
Incoming Students Guide
Evidence-Based Dentistry
Ethics and Professionalism
Images for Dentistry
Mobile Devices

Subject Guides are an on-going project, new guides are on the way and current guides can be modified easily.  

New guide announcements will be made via the New Books @ Wilson Dental Library e-mail and through our Facebook page. If you have suggestions or comments please feel free to contact the Reference Librarian OR you can easily add a comment to a page.

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AccessPediatrics now available

USC’s Health Sciences Libraries, the umbrella organization for Wilson Dental Library and Norris Medical Library, has added AccessPediatrics to its line-up of McGraw-Hill integrated online resources.  AccessPediatrics is organized around a set of core topics covering pediatric practice from neonatology through adolescent medicine and is designed to meet the needs of health science practitioners involved in pediatric care.

Online access includes animations and procedural videos, images, calculators, self assessment and review questions, clerkship resources (case files) and a collection of recent ebooks, including the following titles:

•   Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology 4th ed. (2008)
•    CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment : Pediatrics 20th ed. (2011)
•    Current Procedures : Pediatrics (2007)
•    Neonatology: Management, Procedures, On-Call Problems, Diseases, and Drugs 6th ed. (2009)
•    Pediatric Emergency Medicine : a comprehensive study guide 3rd ed. (2009)
•    Pediatric Practice : Endocrinology (2010)
•    Pediatric Practice : Infectious Disease (2009)
•    Pediatric Practice : Neurology (2010)
•    Pediatric Practice : Sports Medicine (2009)
•    Rudolph’s Pediatrics 22nd ed. (2011)
•    Texas Children’s Hospital Handbook of Pediatrics and Neonatology (2011)

In order to access self-assessment tools, create cases and care plans and save images users will need to create a personal account on the site.

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Johns Hopkins Pocket Guides Added to uCentral Subscription

Health Sciences Libraries of USC (Wilson Dental Library and Norris Medical Library) recently added three, highly regarded, Johns Hopkins pocket guides to its uCentral subscription, Unbound Medicine’s point-of-care mobile and web resource. The new additions include:

Johns Hopkins POC-IT ABX Guide: diagnosis & treatment of infectious diseases 2nd ed. (2010) contains up-to-date, authoritative information on infectious diseases, drugs, and pathogens.

Johns Hopkins POC-IT Center Diabetes Guide: treatment and management of diabetes (2011) contains up-to-date information on the management and complications of diabetes.

Johns Hopkins POC-IT HIV Guide contains the latest information about the diagnosis, management, and medications surrounding HIV.

With uCentral, you get:
* Free clinical references at the point of need
* Faster answers with new universal index search
* Up-to-date information delivered regularly
* The ability to personalize your app
* Literature support for evidence-based practice

These and other uCentral resources are available on the web and for free download to iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad™, Android™, BlackBerry®, and Windows Phone®. If you don’t already have a username and password and would like to take advantage of these free resources, visit


and click the “Register for Mobile Download” link. Follow the on-screen instructions and choose your mobile device when prompted.

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