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Book and Journal Purchase Policies

The Norris Medical Library book collection supports in-depth research and graduate-level work for most subjects relating to medicine, pharmacy and occupational and physical therapy. We purchase only English language books, and focus on providing a current collection. We generally retain only the latest two editions of each book.


Our journal collection focuses on titles published in English and indexed in MEDLINE. We purchase online-only subscriptions when the publisher provides a reasonable archiving policy. We also consider journals in which USC authors consistently publish.

For further information, see Collection Development Policies.

If you have a specific request, see Recommend A Book/Journal For Purchase

Revised 11/20/08

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