New Book Scanners and ADA Compliant Equipment

To make our library more accessible to patrons with disabilities as well as to expand access to scanning, the library now has a host of new equipment designed to make everyone’s lives and information needs better.

First and foremost, we have 2 NEW book scanners available for use.  One is located at the end of the Mac Wall and the other is in the PC Lab.  The advantage of the book scanner is that the scanning bed goes all the way to the edge of the scanner, making it easier to scan books without breaking the spines.

In addition to the new scanners, we have outfitted those computers with tools to assist our disabled patrons, including an arm rest with 360 degree mobility, a track-ball mouse, and large print keyboards.

The PC computer also has special software that will read uploaded articles and scanned pages.

Should you have any questions regarding the new equipment, please do not hesitate to ask!  As always, we value your input as we continue to meet the information and technology needs of our patrons!

Online Surgical Videos

The Podiatry Institute has a small but very informative collection of surgical videos available for free on its website:

Some of the topics include heel spurs, refinements in digital surgery, triceps surgery, and anatomic repair of the ruptured Achilles tendon.  Check them out and let us know what you think!

Spring Library Workshops

The Health Sciences Library has announced its schedule for Spring Library Workshops, focusing on helping students and faculty better manage their information needs.  Below is a copy of the flyer.  Should you have any questions regarding the sessions, please contact Rebecca Lloyd at  If you are interested in any of these sessions but cannot attend, please let Andrew or Carol know.  They may be able to hold a session on campus or obtain copies of the handouts from the presentations.


New Surgical Videos

Happy New Year to all our students, faculty, and staff!

With the new year comes new material in the library.  Through a student donation, we now have the complete set of surgery videos, The Art of Surgery with O.A. Mercado, D.P.M.  These videos cover the histories, rational, and procedures of 30 different foot and ankle conditions.


Compiled by renowned foot surgeon Dr. Mercado, author of The Podiatric Surgeon’s Field Guide, these videos offer in-depth explanations of the procedures through detailed visual aids as well as video recordings of each surgery with step-by-step instructions.  This series covers conditions such as Hammer Toe, Austin Bunionectomy, Heel Spurs, Lateral Ankle Stabilization, and Tarsal Tunnel Release to name a few.

Whether your looking to expand your personal knowledge, are prepping for an exam or class, or just need a refresher, these videos are a wonderful tool that will help both students and faculty become better podiatrists.  These videos are located in our Reserve section and a complete listing of the entire series can be found by searching “Art of Surgery” in the library’s catalog, available HERE.  As always, please give us your feedback so we can continue to meet all of your needs!

Have a productive semester and wonderful New Year!

New McGraw-Hill Easy-sites Live on 1/1/15: All Users Will be Migrated

We are pleased to announce that the new, adaptive Easy sites are now live. The existing platforms will no longer be accessible after 12/31/2014. Users who wish to save any data must log in prior to 1/1/15 and print or save this information.

Below we have outlined some important information to ensure that you and your students have a successful transition.

  • No user data will be transferred to the new site. All users must create new accounts and Study Plans on the new platform.
  • All users will lose access to the old platform after 12/31/14. Students should download and print/save any tests they wish to keep prior to that date.
  • Institutional username and password is no longer a supported access method.  All users are asked to subscribe via IP authentication or referring URL. If these are not an option, student accounts can be created manually by the account administrator.

Account Creation
Student accounts can be created from the institutional landing page, please bookmark the following link(s):


Login Page
Once accounts have been created, students and faculty can sign in to the platform directly from any location.


Customized training sessions are available. To schedule training, please contact

Additional Resources
Resources such as user guides and FAQs can be found on the Access User Center.

Changes to USMLE Easy

Attention all users of USMLE Easy’s exam preparation tool.  USMLE Easy will be moving to a new, improved user-friendly platform on December 31, 2014.

Please note that no saved practice exams or other user data will migrate to the new platform.  In order to keep your old test data, you will need to log-in to the old USMLE Easy site and print any saved exams prior toDecember 31st.  All current users will need to register and create new accounts in order to use the new platform.

Create an account and try out the new USMLE Easy platform.  The new platform will offer all the features of the current platform with the following key enhancements:

Adaptive technology: Adaptive learning technology creates a customized study plan based on your skills, your time, and what you need to learn to maximize your score.

Access it anywhere: This platform is cloud-based and available on the web, your tablet, or your phone. Note: The platform is tablet-optimized, but not mobile-optimized.

If you have any questions about your account, please contact USMLE Easy’s customer support.  For any other questions, contact the Ginsburg Health Sciences Library reference desk.


Looking for easy access to textbooks or other books related to Podiatry?  Do you wish that books could be as easily accessible as Full-Text articles?  If so, the library has you covered!

In addition to many print textbooks and resources, the library has some commonly used and essential books available ONLINE, FREE, and FULL-TEXT.  Below is a list of books currently available in E-Book format.  You can find these books by simply searching for their title in the library’s online catalog and selecting the Web Access result…or just click on the link below.

The Achilles Tendon: Treatment and Rehabilition (2009) by J. Nunley

APLEY’S System of Orthopaedics and Fractures (2010) by L. Soloman

Drennan’s The Child’s Foot and Ankle (2010) by J. McCarthy

The Human Foot: A Companion to Clinical Studies (2006) by L. Klenerman

McGlamry’s Comprehensive Textbook of Foot and Ankle Surgery (2013) by J. Southerland

McMinn’s Color Atlas of Foot and Ankle Anatomy (2012) by B. Logan

Neale’s Disorders of the Foot: Clinical Companion (2010) by P. Frowen

Operative Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery (2011) by M. Easley

Pocket Podiatry: Functional Anatomy (2009) by J. Watkins

Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery (2010) by M. Myerson

USMLE Step 1 Secrets (2013) by T. Brown

Should you have any questions, problems, or suggestions, please let us know!