Pharmacy Students: Year 2: Home and Help

Information resources selected for year 2 Pharmacy students.


This Pharmacy Students, Year 2 guide provides links to useful books, databases, and other information resources to support your pharmacy education at USC, and instruction provided by librarians from the Norris Medical Library in the School's curriculum.

Some library information to help you use this guide:

Many books, journals, and databases listed are hyperlinks. Clicking these links will take you to the needed content; if you are off-campus, it will ask you to log in with your USC credentials before sending you to the resource.

Other materials listed in the guide are only available in print in the Norris Library. Each print book listing includes a location and a call number. The locations used include:

  • Norris upper level= The 2nd floor of the library is where most books are located
  • Norris Reference= Reference section is on the 1st floor of the library, surrounding the computers on the 1st floor
  • Norris Reserve= Reserve section is located behind the Loan Desk; obtain items in reserve by asking the loan desk staff
  • Norris Journals= The basement level is where all journals are stored.

If an item has two locations listed, there are two copies: one in each location. Once you have determined the location of your print book, use the call number (a string of letters and numbers) to locate your book in that location.

Writing & Citing Help

Use these handouts to get information on citing and writing; contact the Norris Medical Library with questions. 

RxSelect (formerly Pharmacist's Letter)

RxSelect is a product that is similar to Pharmacist's Letter that is provided free to students enrolled in US Schools of Pharmacy.

Visit their login page and  click the link, then input the required information to activate your free account.


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Los Angeles, CA 90089-9130