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Resources for the WCUI and Smith Chason Los Angeles, Ontario and Phoenix campuses.

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National Today or Holidays | Food Holidays

October 2022
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Eye Injury Prevention Month
Health Literacy Month
Healthy Lung Month
Home Eye Safety Month
Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month
National ADHD Awareness Month
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Bullying Prevention Month
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
National Physical Therapy Month
Prenatal-onset GBS Disease Recognition Month
Spina Bifida Awareness Month
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month

Weeks to Note:
Mental Illness Awareness WeekOctober 3 – 9
National Primary Care WeekOctober 4 – 8
National PA WeekOctober 6 – 12
Bone and Joint Health Action WeekOctober 12 – 20
International Infection Prevention WeekOctober 17 – 23
National Healthcare Quality WeekOctober 17 – 23
National Health Education WeekOctober 18 – 22
Red Ribbon WeekOctober 23 – 31
Respiratory Care WeekOctober 24 – 30

Days to Note:
Child Health DayOctober 3
World Cerebral Palsy DayOctober 6
National Depression Screening DayOctober 7
World Mental Health DayOctober 10
International Day of the GirlOctober 11
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness DayOctober 13
World Sight DayOctober 13
Global Handwashing DayOctober 15
National Latino AIDS Awareness DayOctober 15
World Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance DayOctober 15
World Food DayOctober 16
National Mammography DayOctober 18
World Pediatric Bone and Joint DayOctober 19
World Osteoporosis DayOctober 20
National Check Your Meds DayOctober 21
International Stuttering Awareness DayOctober 22
National Prescription Drug Take Back DayOctober 24
World Psoriasis DayOctober 29
World Hypophosphatasia DayOctober 30


See below for Healthgrades’ list of 2022 Health Observances:

Libraries Transform

Word of the Day


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Medical Term of the Day


a pipette for taking cytological smears.

Pick Your Poison Exhibt 

(Click Here)

The National Library of Medicine produced
Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures and
Medical Prescriptions,
guest curated by historian and educator
Manon Parry, PhD (University of Amsterdam).
The traveling exhibition and companion website
explore the factors that have shaped the changing
definitions of some of our most potent drugs,
from medical miracle to social menace.
Throughout the history of America,
people have used mind altering drugs.
While some of those drugs are socially acceptable,
others are outlawed because of their toxic,
and intoxicating, characteristics.
These classifications have shifted at
different times in history and will continue to change.

- Exhibit Courtesy of the 
National Library of Medicine

Weekly Puzzles
Bronwyn - Newest - Kittens & Roses~ (

Mind Games: Quick Arithmetic

Locations and Policies

Los Angeles Campus: Suite 405. 
Ontario Campus: Suite 300.
Phoenix Campus: Room 149.

View Library Policies here. 


About the Smith Library

Digital Holdings:

Please use the JournaleBook, and Website
sections below to find open access resources

Physical Holdings:
Over 600 textbooks, DVDs and CDs​

Anatomical Models

Registry Review Materials: SPIARDMS, RDCS,

Wi-Fi, ​Computers​, Overhead Projector & Screen,
Whiteboard, Black/White Copying, Color Printing​,
Common/Shared Supplies, Intralibrary Loan
Between Branches, 
Research Assistance


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IT Support


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Smith Library Collection

Click the link above to view the Library Catalog and see what physical resources we have at each campus!



Friday, September 17th marks Constitution Day! Every September 17th, we commemorate the signing of the Constitution, which protects individual freedom, and the fundamental principles that govern the United States. To celebrate the day, we've put together important facts and activities on the Learning Resource Center course in Canvas to help you understand how the document relates to our world today. Complete the activities and enter the raffle to win a prize! (Last Day to enter: Monday 9/26/22)  



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You can order free COVID-19 at-home rapid antigen tests to be shipped to your home! The government has launched a website that allows people to order one set of 4 free COVID tests per household which will be shipped by the USPS. Go to for more information and to orders yours! 





You can find all the academic Holidays when school is closed and the start/end of each term on the Academic Calendar. Click on the image to see the full Academic Calendar.




Get prepared for emergencies: visit the MedlinePlus Disaster and Emergency Topics website to prepare for fires, heat waves, air pollution, earthquakes, mudslides, flooding and anything else compounding 2021.

Smith Library is a member of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) (5/7/20).