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Link resolver working for Google Scholar

The problem that was preventing the links to the Library’s WebBridge Link Resolver from displaying in Google Scholar has been solved. In addition, you can now find us under the “Library Links” if you wish to configure the link resolver to work when using the site  off-campus.

If you need more information about how to configure the WebBridge Link Resolver to work with Google Scholar, please refer to this post about Google Scholar and the link resolver.

Easter Library Hours

Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs

 

The Libraries will closed for the Easter Holiday from Friday, April 18th through Sunday, April 20th. Additionally, the Isché Library will close at 8 pm on Thursday, April 17th.

Both Libraries will re-open on Monday, April 21st at 8 am.

It came from the stacks

While moving the dental books and journals we came across several books we’d like to tell everyone about in a series of posts in the continuing saga of “It Came From The Stacks” (insert foreboding music here…)

Our first book is a classic of dentistry from the Dental Library’s Old and Rare Collection.  This over sized book, published in 1844, is by Paul B Goddard and is titled The Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the Human Teeth; with the most approved methods of treatment, including operations, and the method of making and setting artifical teeth; with thirty plates, also known as “Goddard on the Teeth”.

Goddard on the Teeth

Goddard on the Teeth

When “Goodard on the Teeth” was published, it was described in a review in American Journal of Medical Sciences as a “practical treatment on the subject of the teeth”.  It is praised by the reviewer: “… the work is got up in the handsomest manner.  The plates are indeed the best specimens of lithography we have seen executed in this country.”  This book contains some remarkable images head and neck anatomy, microscopic structure of teeth. dental equipment, a four step pictorial description of extracting teeth using a key, and various forms of artificial teeth and plates, among others.

Goddard plate

This is a very interesting book that is exemplary of the beginnings of modern dentistry.  If you would like to take a look at it in person, please contact the Dental Library and make arrangements to come see it.  We’d love to share our old and rare treasures with you.

Avoiding predatory publishers

Just as the second email ever sent was probably spam, the advent of open access publishing has brought individuals and businesses attempting to exploit scientists and researchers unfamiliar with their tactics. Becoming informed about these predatory publishers and how they operate is vital to avoiding their snare.

Predatory publishers and journals take advantage of the author-pay model of legitimate open access by charging large fees without providing any editorial or services and engaging in other nefarious behaviors, such as:

• Mimicking the name or web site style of more established journals.
• Accepting articles quickly with little or no peer review or quality control, including hoax and nonsensical papers (of course, more reputable journals sometimes have done the same).
• Notifying academics of article fees only after papers are accepted.
• Aggressively campaigning for academics to submit articles or serve on editorial boards.
• Listing academics as members of editorial boards without their permission or not allowing academics to resign from editorial boards.
• Appointing fake academics to editorial boards.

One strong source of information about predatory publishers is the Scholarly Open Access blog, written by Jeffrey Beall, Scholarly Initiatives Librarian at the Auraria Library, University of Colorado Denver. Beall’s lists of questionable publishers and standalone journals should be a first stop for information if you receive a suspicious solicitation from an unfamiliar journal.

MD Consult to be discontinued. Access ends May 11, 2014.

Adios! Au revoir! Ciao!  MD Consult will be going away.  Our access is set to expire May 11, 2014.  While Elsevier has developed a new product, Clinical Key, that replaces and expands MD Consult, the cost is currently far beyond our budget.  Please know that we are making every effort to purchase essential MD Consult books and journals from other sources as they are available and affordable.

We recently purchased 10 of the most heavily used books on another online platform, R2 Digital Library.  Many of the books can be found in the Library’s print collection.  A library guide has been created to help users find alternative content.  We have also subscribed to select journals via Science Direct.  We will continue to make replacing this content a priority, however funding is limited.

The School of Medicine first acquired MD Consult in 1999.  It was one of the earliest online resources for medical books and journals.  Funding for this resource has always been a joint effort with costs being shared among some of the schools and, at one time, the regional Area Health Education Centers.  For the last 10 years, funding has been provided by the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health, and the Library.

Thanks to everyone for your support of MD Consult over the past 15 years!

Alert! New Faculty Publications on Display!

FacPubPicOur Faculty Publications display, located on the first floor of the Library, has been updated with eight new articles for the months of April and May. The new article array includes several LSUHSC departments such as Occupational Therapy, Psychiatry, and Anesthesiology, and covers topics from sun protection to childhood obesity and parathyriodectomy.

LSUHSC-NO authors are shown in bold print:

  1. Diaz JH. Updates for responsible sun exposure behavior and photoprotection in the south. J La State Med Soc. 2013; 165(5):277-282.
  2. Doucet BM. Quantifying function: Status critical. Am J Occup Ther. 2014; 68(2):123-126.
  3. Garvey CE, McGowin CL, Foster TP. Development and evaluation of SYBR green-I based quantitative PCR assays for herpes simplex virus type whole transcriptome analysis. J Virol Methods. 2014.
  4. Kaliebe K. Rules of thumb: Three simple ideas for overcoming the complex problem of childhood obesity. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2014; 53(4):385-387.e1.
  5. Kanotra SP, Kuriloff DB, Vyas PK. A simplified approach to minimally invasive parathyroidectomy. Laryngoscope. 2014.
  6. Kaye AD. Critical care medicine and the emerging challenges of dietary supplements, including herbal products*. Crit Care Med. 2014; 42(4):1014-1016.
  7. Kerut KD, Kerut EK. Echo diagnosis of rheumatic tricuspid valve disease. Echocardiography. 2014. *Echo clips available here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/echo.12532/suppinfo.*
  8. Musa F, Martinez JA, Hebert C, Safley M, Smith D, Lopez F. Clinical case of the month: Altered mental status and headache in a young man. Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society. 2014; (Jan/Feb).

These articles are part of the Library’s Faculty Publications Database, which is maintained by Reference Librarian, Kathy Kerdolff. The database includes publications authored by LSUHSC-New Orleans faculty, researchers, and students since 1998. It is updated weekly with new articles harvested from a variety of citation sources: PubMed, Scopus, and CINAHL, etc.

The display highlights sixteen articles at a time, rotating eight new articles each month. You can find more information about the database and listings for our current and past displays from Library’s Faculty Publications landing page: http://www.lsuhsc.edu/library/databases/facpubs.aspx.

To add your faculty publications to the database and display, or for questions about either, please contact Kathy Kerdolff.

Link resolver not available in Google Scholar

The Library’s WebBridge Link Resolver is currently not available when searching Google Scholar. This problem is affecting all libraries that use WebBridge. When on campus you will not see the “Full-text at LSUHSC-NO” link next to citations nor are you able to add us when configuring off-campus settings through the “Library Links” list.

Until this problem is solved, there are a few options to check whether we have full-text access to a journal, book, or other work referenced in a citation:

We will update as soon as we have more information about this problem, but please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance.

A musical interlude…

Dental school can be stressful but it also can be fun.  Take a look at a video made by some of the LSU Dental Students!

Prepping Caries All Over

(with apologies to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)

E-Cigarettes – Poisoning Children?

As someone who took a puff on her Dad’s pipe as a kid (to my everlasting regret), this study shouldn’t be a surprise…

The CDC is reporting a huge increase in the number of phone calls to poison control centers involving e-cigarettes and children under the age of 5. Liquid nicotine to the eye doesn’t sound good.

CDC Infographic

CDC Infographic

Computer Lab Now Available for Online Student Testing

The Library Lab, located on our fourth floor, houses fourteen computers for student use. We are proud to announce that those computers are now enabled for use with Respondus Lockdown browser, which gives students the ability to complete online testing in a private browser.

Another year gone by…

Lucky 7 Clipart

 

It’s the 7th anniversary of the Libraries’ blog and we’re definitely feeling lucky despite our numbers being in the unlucky 1300′s. It’s OK, we’ll hit 1400 by May probably.  Of those 1379 posts, 117 were published within the last calendar year.

We try to publish timely information on outages and changes to our subscribed products. But if there is anything we’re missing, don’t hesitate to tell us.

New Databases via EBSCOhost

Because the LSUHSC Libraries work with a state consortia, LOUIS, we have gained access to 10 new databases via the EBSCOhost platform:

In addition, three existing databases will be removed in June. These are Computer Science Index, Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts and World History Collection.

While these are not primary resources for our Library, they may be of interest to some researchers.

 

uTip: Text Emergency Alert System

This week, LSU Health Sciences Center introduced an emergency reporting service that will allow faculty, staff, and students to send text messages to University Police in order to facilitate the reporting of crime, to help prevent crime, and to allow police faster and more accurate information.

Subscription and registration with campus emergency alerts is not necessary. Users can simply send a message to 50911 with a text beginning “LSUHSC” in order to notify University Police of emergencies, crimes, and suspicious activities or persons in the area. Normal text message rates assigned by cell phone providers will apply.

Users may also contact University Police with non-emergency information at 568-8270 or via online message at http://www.is.lsuhsc.edu/police/response.htm.

The graphic below provides more detailed information about this service from http://www.lsuhsc.edu/alerts/utip.aspx.

TO SEND A TIP

  1. TEXT 50911 and begin your message with LSUHSC

    • University Police will not be notified If your text does not begin with LSUHSC

  2. You will receive a text to notify you that the text has been received by uTip

 

Sample uTip Message

UTip Sample Image

New Faculty Publications! Congratulations to all our fantastic LSUHSC-NO authors!

The Library’s Faculty Publications display has been updated with eight new articles for the months of March and April.  The display highlights sixteen articles at a time, rotating eight new articles in each month.  The display is located near the Library’s internal elevator, which is on the first floor of the library.

These articles are part of the Library’s Faculty Publications Database, which is maintained by Reference Librarian, Kathy Kerdolff.  The database includes publications authored by LSUHSC-New Orleans faculty, researchers, and students since 1998.  It is updated weekly with new articles harvested from a variety of indexes, such as PubMed, Scopus, and CINAHL.

You can find more information about the database and listings for our current and past displays from Library’s Faculty Publications landing page: http://www.lsuhsc.edu/library/databases/facpubs.aspx.

To add your faculty publications to the database and display, or for questions about either, contact Kathy Kerdolff.

LSUHSC-NO authors are shown in bold print:

  1. Gee RE, Wood SF, Schubert KG. Women’s health, pregnancy, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Obstet Gynecol. 2014;123(1):161-165.
  2. Hernandez BY, Goodman MT, Unger ER, Steinau M, Powers A, Lynch CF, Cozen W, Saber MS, Peters ES, Wilkinson EJ, Copeland G, Hopenhayn C, Huang Y, Watson M, Altekruse SF, Lyu C, Saraiya M, HPV Typing of Cancer Workgroup. Human papillomavirus genotype prevalence in invasive penile cancers from a registry-based United States population. Front Oncol. 2014; 4 (9).
  3. Moody-Thomas S, Sparks M, Hamasaka L, Ross-Viles S, Bullock A. The head start tobacco cessation initiative: Using systems change to support staff identification and intervention for tobacco use in low-income families. J Community Health. 2014;.
  4. Moreau NG, Holthaus K, Marlow N. Differential adaptations of muscle architecture to high-velocity versus traditional strength training in cerebral palsy. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2013;27(4):325-334.
  5. Peña S, Brickman T, StHilaire H, Jeyakumar A. Aggressive fibromatosis of the head and neck in the pediatric population. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014;78(1):1-4.
  6. Rehman T, deBoisblanc BP. Persistent fever in the ICU. Chest. 2014;145(1):158-165.
  7. Roltsch EA, Baynes BB, Mayeux JP, Whitaker AM, Baiamonte BA, Gilpin NW. Predator odor stress alters corticotropin-releasing factor-1 receptor (CRF1R)-dependent behaviors in rats. Neuropharmacology. 2014;7983-89.
  8. Saketkoo LA, Magnus JH, Doyle MK. The primary care physician in the early diagnosis of systemic sclerosis: The cornerstone of recognition and hope. Am J Med Sci. 2014;347(1):54-63.

PubMed Beyond the Basics: Library Lunchtime Learning

The Dental Library staff hope you’ll join us on Thursday, March 13, at noon in the Copping Room (2309) as we discuss how to more effectively use PubMed through its more advanced search and citation management features, such as Clinical Queries, Medical Subject Headings, filters, citation matchers, and My NCBI.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP with an email to rpremo@lsuhsc.edu.

 

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