New and Updated Nursing eBooks Available from Ovid

Gleeson Library recently purchased some new nursing eBooks, available on the Ovid platform. These are unlimited access, so read away!

Take a look:

From any of these eBooks, click Books or Journals in the top menu to see a list of all Ovid titles we have.

screenshot of "All Books" list in Ovid

More resources

See more recent nursing titles by searching the library catalog with the keyword “nursing” and then sorting by date.

Check out our Nursing Research Guides for selections of recommended nursing resources. (Click By Subject > Nursing to see them all.)

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Wednesday Wisdom


“Particularly in Western, late capitalist societies (where the decoration, ornamentation, and scarification of the body have lost much meaning for the individual in the existential sense of “Which people do I belong to? What is the meaning of my life?” and have instead become commoditized by the media, corporations, and even medicine in the name of fashion), the normalizing elements of such practices as cosmetic surgery become obscured.” (Emphasis added)

-Eugenia Kaw

Kaw, E. (1993). Medicalization of Racial Features: Asian American Women and Cosmetic Surgery. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 7(1), 74-89.

Image: Pincet by Eelke

Foster Care – Student Social Justice Exhibit

Members of USF’s Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity have created a Student Social Justice Exhibit for Gleeson Library on the topic of foster care. The fraternity annually donates money to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), an organization that provides foster children with consistent, caring volunteer advocates, trained to address each child’s needs in the court and the community.

Through the library display the fraternity hopes to raise awareness of the broken foster care system in the United States and the effects on the children in the system. Visit the display to learn how you can help, by donating either money or time to organizations working to address this issue.

Gleeson Library invites USF students to create library displays on social justice issues near and dear to you. You come up with the idea and design your own signage. The library will supply the space and the books. Sound intriguing? We’d love to hear from you. Please email to collaborate on a student social justice exhibit.


Gleeson Game Day!!

On Saturday November 4th it’s GLEESON LIBRARY’S GAME DAY!!


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We’ll have video games projected on large screens, board games, prizes, and pizza!

Xbox, PlayStation, GameCube and more! COME HAVE SOME FUN IN YOUR LIBRARY!!!


November 4th 2017

Gleeson Library Atrium

Gleeson Library’s Game Day is brought to you by the Animation, Comics, and VideoGames Club and Gleeson Library!

Haunted Gleeson Library Tour

The ghosts swarm.

They speak as one

person. Each

loves you. Each

has left something


           —From Unbidden by Rae Armantrout

So do not leave this undone.  Come to the Gleeson Library Haunted Tour Halloween Day October 31st at 12:00 noon Dead Hour.

Hear history and stories of ghosts who lurk around the Gleeson    Library and the University of San Francisco campus. And this while we lift the veil off of some of the Library’s interesting collections and resources.


Gleeson library haunted toutr 2017


Armantrout, R. (2014, April 15). Unbidden. Retrieved October 27, 2017, from