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Books - Spring 2021: Books Home


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Important Book Information

The SCU LRC has a large collection of books available both in print and digitally. Books are listed here and also on a program by program basis under the Program Resources tab. Swing by in person or check out our available e-books online! So go ahead and save time and money by putting these valuable resources to good use!

E-Book Tips

  • You don't have to download the whole book. E-textbooks are great when you read them online. After all, you'll probably just want a couple! of pages
  • Topic searches are easier the selected e-textbook platform. – What books show up if you search Access Medicine for diabetes mellitus, type 2?
  • Most of our e-textbooks can be used by 3, 7, or 25 students at a time. Access Medicine, LWW Health Library, and McGraw Hill Case File Collection are all unlimited simultaneous users.
  • R2 Digital Library and EBSCO e-books may be limited by publishers to 1-3 readers at a time. Wait 10 minutes and try again if you are turned away.
  • Save your links and utilize your browser's bookmarks!

Access Medicine Instructions

Step 1

Access the website by clicking on the Access Medicine tab or by following this link.

Step 2

Go to the top right of the screen and select the 'Sign In' dropdown menu and enter the following credentials to identify SCUHS as the providing institution:

Username: scuhs

Password: Medicine2020

Step 3

You should now see that it says Southern California University of Health Sciences in the top right.

This is sufficient to browse all of the content provided by access medicine, however, if you prefer a more personalized experience loaded with extra features, follow the next steps to create a free sub-account.

Once again, click the 'Sign in' dropdown and select 'Sign in or Create a Free MyAccess Profile.'

Step 4

You will open up a window, where you will need to select 'Create a Free MyAccess Profile.' Fill out the form and accept the Terms of Use and the process is complete! 

Now you will have the following perks:

  • Personal sign in to use anywhere
  • Personalized Dashboard
  • Save favorite books/chapters
  • Save Review Questions
  • Organize folders
  • And much more!