The mission of the Charles M. Baugh Biomedical Library is to advance the discovery and use of knowledge to promote excellence in education, research, clinical practice, and outreach in the USA health sciences community.
To that end, the Biomedical Library collection development policy governs the collecting activity in the Health Sciences. The collection primarily supports the teaching, research and clinical needs of the University of South Alabama’s College of Medicine (COM), College of Nursing (CON), the Pat C. Covey College of Allied Health Professions (CAHP)and the USA Health System, comprised of the University Hospital, Children's and Women’s Hospital, Physicians Group clinics, and the Mitchell Cancer Institute. The basic science material supports the programs in biological sciences.
The Biomedical Library uses the following guidelines for collection development activities:
Serials are purchased through EBSCO Subscription Services, Elsevier, individual publishers, and through consortial agreements. The Biomedical Library uses GOBI for book and ebook collecting.
In addition, the following criteria are often helpful in making collection decisions:
Serials and Periodicals
Clinical Practice Resources
For information and questions on collections, purchases, gifts, and collection assessment, contact:
Gail Kouame: firstname.lastname@example.org
The USA College of Medicine was founded in 1972 and the Biomedical Library was founded in 1973. The original Biomedical Library was tucked into a corner of the University Library building until its move to its current quarters in 1991/92. Currently the Charles M. Baugh Biomedical is a 35,000 nsf facility located on the USA campus, adjacent to the College of Medicine building.