Monsters take many forms, from vampires to serial killers and from viruses to black holes. A new USC Libraries exhibition asks, What Makes a Monster?, through one central exhibition in Doheny Library's first-floor Treasure Room and satellite exhibitions in four other library locations. After visiting the central exhibition in Doheny Library, explore the meaning of monsters across the academic disciplines at the Helen Topping Architecture and Fine Arts, Norris Medical, Science and Engineering, and VKC libraries. What Makes a Monster? is on display through May 31, 2015.
Thanks to a grant from the GRAMMY Foundation, the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries have digitized a number of early recordings of LGBTQ activists from the 1950s and 1960s. Many are now available via the USC Digital Library. Keep reading for a recording of pioneering psychiatrist Blanche Baker speaking at the ONE Inc. Midwinter Institute in 1955. Baker broke with her colleagues in American Psychiatry Association who considered homosexuality to be a mental illness until 1973.
New York Times columnist David Brooks and USC neuroscientist Antonio R. Damasio will discuss emotions and the science of being human on Wednesday, February 9 at the inaugural event of the USC Academy for Polymathic Study. The event, held in the Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall inside Doheny Memorial Library, begins with a reception at 4:30 p.m. with the program commencing at 5:00 p.m. Keep reading to learn more about the Academy and its inaugural event.
More than one hundred finding aids for the USC Libraries' archival collections are now available online. These finding aids, which provide basic information about the collections as well as detailed inventories of the collections' contents, help researchers discover the riches of the libraries' archival collections. Keep reading for a list of available finding aids, organized by subject area.
The libraries subscribe to Sage eReference, which recently announced that 20 new titles will soon be available, on topics ranging from communications, criminology, and creativity to law, medical decision-making, and perception. Two of the most intriguing titles are the Encyclopedia of Play in Today’s Society and the Encyclopedia of Time. Read on for a complete list.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or the DSM-IV-TR is now available electronically via Homer. You can also access it directly here.