All Issues

March 2014

New & Improved: HSLS MolBio Web Site

Are you looking for software to help you make sense of your data? Trying to learn how to use a particular bioinformatics tool? Need a high performance computer for next-generation sequencing? Wishing to brush up on a specific molecular biology topic? The new and improved Web site of the HSLS Molecular Biology Information Service is available 24/7 to help you with all of these questions, and more.

CDC’s Public Health Image Library

Need an image for a project? Give the Public Health Image Library (PHIL) a try. Produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), PHIL provides a gateway to thousands of public health-related images. The content is organized into hierarchical categories of people, places, and science, and is presented as single images, image sets, and multimedia files.

ACP PIER Becomes ACP Smart Medicine

ACP Smart MedicineSM is peer reviewed clinical information for physicians, internists, residents, nurses and nurse practitioners, medical school faculty, and students. Published by the American College of Physicians, ACP Smart Medicine is a point-of-care, evidence-based, decision support tool providing authoritative and current guidance for quality patient care.

Students, Show Off Your Musical Talent!

Memmys-LogoThe University of South Carolina School of Medicine is pleased to announce THE 2ND ANNUAL MEMMYS!

This national music video contest seeks student-produced videos from health professional students. The contest is open to any student enrolled in a health professions school such as dental, pharmacy, allopathic, osteopathic, public health, nursing, medical, or allied health.

New Exhibit in Falk Library Lobby

The HSLS tribute to Robert Burton’s (1577-1640) influential work, The Anatomy of Melancholy, is the current mini exhibit in the Falk Library lobby display case. The exhibit presents different editions of the book from the HSLS collections as well as other books about this masterpiece. A plasma screen above the display case displays excerpts from the 4th and oldest edition of The Anatomy of Melancholy, published in London in 1632.  This edition is usually housed in the library’s Rare Book Room. Please stop by and visit the display case during regular library hours.

Processing Fee for Overdue Books

Effective April 1, 2014, books that are overdue more than 30 days will be assessed a $45 processing fee when the book is returned. Students, faculty and staff currently have holds put on their library accounts when a book is more than 30 days overdue. This means they cannot check out a book in any campus library. After April 1 you will need to pay the $45 fee to have this hold removed from your account.

HSLS Staff News

The HSLS Staff News section includes recent HSLS presentations, publications, staff changes, staff promotions, degrees earned, etc.


Jonathon Erlen, history of medicine librarian, along with co-author Jay Toth, published “American Indian Dissertation Abstracts,” in Indigenous Policy Journal 24, no. 3 (2013).


Classes March 2014

HSLS offers classes on database searching, software applications such as Adobe Photoshop, bibliographic management, molecular biology and genetics, and library orientations. For more information, visit the online course descriptions.