TUC Library News


The New York Times

Register from on-campus for your library subscription to the New York Times and gain all-digital access from 1851 to present.  The link to register for access is available on the A-Z Databases list on the library website.


Library Fines are now payable online

Library Fines are now payable online at TUC Non-Bursar Transactions


The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health

The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health is now available on ScienceDirect

To celebrate the launch of this journal on the Science Direct platform, Science Direct is making the full-text content of the September, October, and November 2017 issues of this new Lancet journal freely accessible in the Science Direct database.  Each monthly issue of The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health features original clinical research, expert reviews, correspondence, and comment and opinion in clinical pediatrics, child and adolescent health to provide a clear, independent perspective and to keep you informed about the clinical advances and practice-changing research in this medical specialty. 


Lexicomp Online: Martindale comes to the TUC Library!

As of March 16, 2017, TUC has access to Lexicomp’s Martindale index.

 Martindale is an international drug reference and is intended to provide an unbiased and thorough review of pharmaceutical products available worldwide.  It offers a global focus on the identification of medications, local equivalents, manufacturers and more.  Martindale will be available within the Lexicomp Online interface. 


Lexicomp - King Guide removed from subscriptions

Trissel's™ 2 Clinical Pharmaceutics Database by Lawrence A. Trissel has been replaced by the King Guide® for Parenteral Admixtures™ in Lexicomp Online or Mobile Apps. The King Guide® was removed by publisher from Lexicomp subscriptions on November 29, 2016


New E-resources in Library: APA Style Central is the only authoritative and complete online environment for teaching, writing and publishing APA style. 


Sanford Guide Web Edition provides comprehensive coverage of treatment options for infectious diseases, syndromes, and pathogens. 



 Free eBook for November 2016 from PsychiatryOnline

Clinical Manual of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
Edited by Molly McVoy, M.D. and Robert L. Findling, M.D., M.B.A.

 A succinct and practical guide that enables practitioners to more effectively address commonly-seen disorders such as ADHD, gain new insight into high-profile problems like juvenile suicide, and become better informed regarding conditions, such as anxiety, that frequently go undiagnosed and untreated. The contributors review developmental aspects of pediatric psychopharmacology, address specific disorders in chapter-length detail, and discuss the pharmacotherapy of youths who are primarily seen in general medical settings, covering such conditions as functional somatic syndromes and somatoform disorders, eating disorders, sleep disorders, elimination disorders, and delirium.

Specific chapters cover the problems that practitioners find most vexing, including the use of stimulant and nonstimulant agents for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, pharmacological approaches to patients with disruptive behavior disorders, benefits and risks of medications for anxiety disorders, combination pharmacotherapeutic approaches for bipolar disorders, and use of antidepressants for autism and other pervasive developmental disorders. Throughout the text, the contributors provide commentary regarding the clinical interpretability of existing literature to better enable clinicians to incorporate research results into their practice.




 Free eBook for October 2016 from PsychiatryOnline

The Addiction Casebook
Edited by Petros Levounis, M.D., M.A., and Abigail J. Herron, D.O.

The Addiction Casebook presents 12 patients with DSM-5 addiction diagnoses—plus one experiencing problematic Internet use—and illustrates practical and successful strategies for diagnosing and treating these patients. The book is the first to cover these strategies within the DSM-5® framework.

This informative, practical volume strikes a colloquial, and sometimes humorous, tone. General psychiatrists and psychiatric residents seeking to gain expertise in and an understanding of addiction will find it a delight to read, as will a diverse audience of family practitioners, internists, pediatricians, medical students, allied professionals, and anyone interested in sharpening her or his clinical skills.



 Journal Trial: Science Immunology

The TUC library has arranged for a free trial to the Science Immunology journal from the AAAS/Science family of journals. This trial will run through December 2016

TUC users will see the latest original research, reviews, and research resources in areas that encompass the immune and inflammatory responses in health and disease, including autoimmunity, transplantation, and structural biology.

Please send your feedback to Library Director Tamara Trujillo regarding the usefulness of this journal.



New Database: APA Style CENTRAL

APA Style CENTRAL - is the only authoritative and complete online environment for teaching, writing, and publishing in APA Style. Designed to help users develop their writing and professional research skills, APA Style CENTRAL combines sophisticated learning and teaching tools, advanced writing and content management technology, and full integration of APA’s best-selling Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association® to create an unparalleled web-based suite of integrated services and tools.

The TUC library has a trial to this resource to October 18, 2016.

The five tasks below do not require an account. Users need to create an account to explore all features.
1. Learning Center: View the Quick Guide “Blog Post Reference” and follow the
“Learn More” links to view the excerpt from the Publication Manual of the
American Psychological Association® (6th ed.) and other related links
2. Learning Center: Browse sample references, tables, and figures
3. Research Center: Browse the reference books
4. Writing Center: Start a new paper and browse the paper templates
5. Publishing Center: Search the journals to find one that publishes articles of interest.



Free eBook for September 2016 from PsychiatryOnline

The Mental Health Professional in Court
Edited by Thomas G. Gutheil, M.D., and Eric Y. Drogin, J.D., Ph.D

No one wants to appear in court, but in some cases it may be unavoidable. Brief enough to assimilate quickly, yet comprehensive in scope, The Mental Health Professional in Court: A Survival Guide is a reassuring and eminently useful guide designed to help the witness navigate the legal system.

A successor to the popular The Psychiatrist in Court: A Survival Guide, The Mental Health Professional in Court has expanded the scope of the earlier book to include other professionals in the field. The authors have thoroughly updated the text, and provided a comprehensive coverage of legal processes.



New Database: Red Book Online

RED BOOK Online® (MICROMEDEX) - is the essential resource healthcare professionals reach for every day to find the latest drug product pricing and packaging information on prescription and over-the-counter drug products. By providing all of the drug product pricing and packaging data you need in one source, RED BOOK Online simplifies the identification, analysis, and comparison of drug and non-drug items. RED BOOK Online supports formulary management, cost containment, and drug utilization review, and provides consistent and unbiased Average Wholesale Price (AWP) pricing information for brand name and generic drugs.

RED BOOK Online (MICROMEDEX) provides:

  • Drug pricing and product information for more than 200,000 active and deactivated drugs
  • An intuitive online user interface
  • Daily updates to provide the most up-to-date information
  • Notification of new pricing information
  • Available via the Micromedex Solutions interface which can provide access to a broad range of clinical decision support tools available from Truven Health Analytics



Database Trial: Sanford Guide Web Edition


The TUC Library has arranged a trial to the Sanford Guide web edition. The Sanford Guide provides comprehensive coverage of treatment options for infectious diseases, syndromes, and pathogens. Features include over 1,000 topic pages, multi-term search, interactive dosing tables, activity spectra, calculators, and more. Edited by a team of distinguished infectious disease experts from leading academic and clinical centers, recommendations are based on the latest available evidence and designed for use at the point of care. The trial will be available August 1 through Sept 30, 2016. Feedback about the usefulness of Sanford Guide Web Edition for TUC is encouraged and welcome. Please send your feedback to Library Director Tamara Trujillo




New Instructional Video from the TUC Library

Need to know how to access the TUC library's electronic resources when off-campus? Check the TUC Library playlist on the Touro University California YouTube channel. This video can be viewed using the following link:

TUC Library: Accessing Electronic Resources Remotely

The full TUC Library Playlist on YouTube is also available.  

The Library would like to thank Diyosa Carter, Assistant Director of University Communications, for her assistance with making this video available through the university’s YouTube channel.



Online Library Group Study Room Reservation Pilot Extended

The TUC library has extended the Online Library Group Study Room Reservation system pilot till the end of the Fall 2016 semester. This online scheduler will be used for all Library Group Study Room Reservations that occur outside of Study Hall Hours. Reservations are available in one hour blocks.  Please submit your feedback about this pilot to Library Director, Tamara Trujillo.



Journal Trial: JBC: The Journal of Biological Chemistry

The TUC Library has been granted complimentary access by the American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology to JBC; The Journal of Biological Chemistry.   This peer-reviewed  journal covers research in the area of biochemistry and molecular biology. The trial will be available through January 2017 and includes access to the entire journal archive dating back to 1905.   Feedback about the usefulness of JBC for TUC is encouraged and welcome.

Please send your feedback to Library Director Tamara Trujillo.  



Interlibrary Loan form streamlined for easier requests

Using the TUC Library’s Interlibrary loan (ILL) service, faculty, staff and students can submit requests to borrow materials the Library does not own. Now, submitting ILL requests is easier and simpler, thanks to the Library’s updated web request forms. The old request form was somewhat cumbersome, and it lacked many common features currently available on the web.

The updated forms utilize current web standards and only require a few pieces of information to complete. For example, the Article Request form now only requires four fields while the Book/Media Request form only requires three fields. These improved forms were created using TUC’s latest web content software, OU Campus. The new forms are live and can be found on the Interlibrary Loan homepage. We welcome your feedback. Remember, ILL services are now unlimited and free for current TUC faculty, adjunct faculty, staff and students.



New Journal Highlight

The TUC Library purchased a new subscription to the journal The Week. This small but loaded journal packs in brief major newsworthy articles from around the world. The Contents section lists 4 major categories, News, Arts, Leisure and Business with room at the end for noteworthy Obituaries, as well as The Last Word and The Puzzle Page. There are minimal advertisements but plenty of headlines with small, yet interesting photos with captions. Everyone will enjoy these bite-sized news stories, and the journal will allow you to keep up with the news even when you are busy with teaching and studies. 

The Week can be found in the TUC Library on the coffee table where the newspapers live -- next to The New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle.   Stop by, have a seat and enjoy.



New Instructional Videos from the TUC Library

Would you like a quick review of how to request articles through the Library’s Interlibrary Loan service? Want some clarification on what the linking buttons in PubMed are for? Check the TUC Library playlist on the Touro University California YouTube channel. The Library has developed 3 short instructional videos that provide information on Full-Text linking buttons in PubMed, using the A-Z journals list to find out if the Library provides access to a specific journal, and linking to Full-Text articles using either the embedded Article Linker buttons or the Article Linker search tool. The videos can be viewed using the following links:

 TUC Library: Full-Text Buttons

 TUC Library: Article Linker

 TUC Library: A-Z Journals List

 The full TUC Library Playlist on YouTube is also available.

The Library would like to thank Diyosa Carter, Assistant Director of University Communications, for her assistance with making these videos available through the university’s YouTube channel.    



December 28, 2015 - Technology Change Notifications

ScienceDirect (Elsevier) and Micromedex Solutions (Truven Health) have notified the TUC library that they will no longer support Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) as of January 1, 2016. Please update your Internet Explorer 8 version to Internet Explorer 9 or later.


October 23, 2015

New additions to the TUC Library -- two paintings by Rita Blitt, international award-winning painter, sculptor, and filmmaker.

Painting by Rita Britt



September 11, 2015

UpToDate has extended the re-verification timeframe from 30 days to 90 days! 

It's easy to re-verify your account:
Just log into your account, thru the TUC Network and then log out of your account.



August 25, 2015

GIDEON (Global Infectious Disease Informatics and Decision Support) now available:

Infectious Disease Module - diagnosis, treatment and tracking of information on infectious diseases from around the globe.

Microbiology Module - covers yeasts, bacteria and mycobacteria, and has an interactive function that allows comparison of user-selected organisms.

Note: 1 user per login.



April 6th, 2015 

New TUC Library Video

The Library has posted the first in a series of "How To" videos on the Touro University YouTube channel. Watch the video now to learn how to renew your books online. 





February 18th, 2015

New Library Food and Drink Policy Takes Effect Monday, March 2, 2015

Please note that on Monday, March 2, a new Library Food and Drink Policy will be implemented.   The new policy was approved in February by the TUC Executive Council  and has been endorsed by the SGA and by the Library Committee.  The major change is that no food (beverages are o.k.)  should be consumed  in the Silent Reading Area on the Library north side.  This change came about because of complaints we received in the Library that the unwrapping of and eating of food in the Silent Area was disruptive to other students trying to study there.  Please read the full policy here.  If you have any questions, please ask the Library Director, Tamara Trujillo. (tamara.trujillo@tu.edu or 707-638-5314). 

We are trying to maintain a pleasant and comfortable Library environment  for everyone.  Thank you very much for your cooperaton. 


March 24th, 2014

Chat Reference

On March 24 the Library began a pilot of ‘Ask the TUC Library’ chat and email services. If you have a general question for the Library or do not know which librarian to contact, you can use the links which appear on the Library’s homepage (look for the ‘Need Help’ box in the right column) to send us a message via chat or email. Email will be answered Monday through Friday. Our pilot chat hours will be 10am-4pm Monday – Thursday, and 10am-2pm on Friday. Please give these new services a try and let us know what you think! Note that you can still contact a specific librarian directly via email or chat using the links in the Library Directory.

Link Creation Guide

Whether you are sharing an online journal article with classmates or colleagues, or assigning an eBook chapter to students, it is best to share the link to the article or eBook rather than distributing the pdf itself. We realize that creating proper links to the Library’s eBooks, eJournals, and databases is not always straightforward, so we have developed a guide that demonstrates how to create these links. This guide is new, so please feel free to direct feedback or suggestions for improvement to Access Services Librarian.

New Acquisitions

See the Library's latest purchases.

Library Newsletter

The TUC Library Newsletter is emailed to TUC faculty, staff, and students. Past issues of the Newsletter can be viewed in the Newsletter Archive.

Library Workshops

If you would like to request help with EndNote, please contact the Library. If you would like help using a database or other eResource, please contact one of the librarians.


eResource VIDEO Spotlight: Professor Malouf Recommends Pediatric Care Online

This month we are experimenting with a new type of spotlight – a video spotlight that highlights resources your professors recommend! COM’s Dr. Philip Malouf, who serves on the Library Committee, suggested this idea and is featured in our first video spotlight recommending Pediatric Care Online.



Please watch the spotlight, give Pediatric Care Online a try, and let us know what you think! We always appreciate your feedback on Library resources!



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