We now have a trial for Merck Index Online through 4/21/14.

For over 120 years The Merck Index has been regarded as the most authoritative and reliable source of information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals. Now this trusted resource is available online from RSC Publishing. The Merck Index Online offers the same highly authoritative information as the print edition in a convenient and easily searchable full text database. It contains over 11,500 monographs – including historic records not available in the print edition. The Merck Index Online will be updated regularly with accurate information curated by experts.

Please let us know what you think about this new resource!!


National Shoe Fitting Week 2014

National Shoe Fitting Week starts Saturday April 12.  Created by The Society of Shoe Fitters last year and endorsed by many international groups and academic institutions, including The College of Podiatry, the British Footwear Association, and the Children’s Foot Health Register, NSFW serves to create awareness about the how ill-properly fitted shoes can have a long-term impact on someone’s feet.  Two themes for this year’s awareness campaign are how poorly fitting shoes in childhood can lead to rheumatism and arthritis in the joints around our foot and ankle later in life and how different types of shoes and different shoe materials affect the size of a shoe for a person.  For more information about NSFW including tips and resources, check out The Society of Shoe Fitters’ website at




New Books 2014

Come check out the new books for 2014!  Of particular interest are the new books on the USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 examinations!

Here is a listing of the books we received over the last couple months:

Crush Step 1: The Ultimate USMLE Step 1 Review by O’Connell et al. – available in our reserve section.

USMLE Step 2 Secrets, 4th Edition by O’Connell – available in our reserve section.

USMLE Step 2 CS Core Cases, 3rd Edition by Brottman – available in our reserve section.

Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology, 10th Edition by Martini et al. – available in our reserve section.

Women’s Sports Injuries by Templeton – available in our circulating collection.

New Books

RefWorks Can Help You Save Hours On Your Research

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BrowZine works by organizing the articles found in Open Access and subscription databases, uniting them into complete journals, then arranging these journals on a common newsstand.  The result is an easy and familiar way to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals across the disciplines.

Easily read complete scholarly journals in a format that is optimized for tablet devices - Create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals - Be alerted when new editions of journals are published - Easily save to Zotero, Mendeley, Dropbox and other services.

Public Access Note:

BrowZine for iPad

BrowZine for Android
Use the correct link to download this app to your tablet.  Then select Temple University from the ‘Choose Library’ menu, and log in with your AccessNet ID.


New Textbooks

New Textbooks

We’ve received the new textbooks for this school year right in time for classes to start.


New Furniture and Flat Panel!

New Furniture and Flat Panel!

If you have not had a chance to experience our new furniture yet, please stop in and take a seat.  Pardon our appearance as we are still setting up some pieces in time for the return of the regular school year.