The Isché Library and Library Commons will be closing at 5 pm on Thursday, August 21st due to a water outage in the building. No water fountains, faucets or lavatories will be available from 5 until 9 pm on this date.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
If you’re free at noon today, drop by the Computer Laboratory on the 4th floor of the Isché Library and learn about scientific writing and scholarly publishing. Hope to see you there!
And on the menu for next month:
September: Evidence-Based Practice
September 10: Dental (noon; Wirth Room (2203) in the Administration Building)
September 16: Downtown (noon; Computer Laboratory, 4th floor, Isché Library)
After an outage earlier today, the E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List is now available again.
If you need any other assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
*Edit* 1 pm 8/15/2014
Email notifications are now working as well. ILLiad is back online. Thanks for your patience.
*Edit* 10 am 8/15/2014
All links from the Library webpages to ILLiad should be working. However, email notifications are still down. Hopefully these will be working soon.
*Edit* 5 pm 8/14/2014
Patrons may once again enter ILL requests via the ILL page. The ILL links from the Full-Text button will not work at this moment, however.
ILLiad (the ILL system) will be offline for most of Thursday, August 14th for a system upgrade. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Given the current Ebola outbreak, unprecedented in terms of number of people killed and rapid geographic spread, Science and Science Translational Medicine have made this collection of research and news articles on the viral disease freely available to researchers and the general public.
R statistical software is now available (by student request) on the 3 Library Commons computers. These computers are available to whenever the building is open and require an LSUHSC login and password.
R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics.
The LSUHSC Libraries are hosting an exhibition developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine. This exhibit was developed to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and the more than three million soldiers who fought in the war. Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War explores the experiences of disabled veterans, their role as symbols of the fractured nation and a stark reminder of the costs of the conflict.
The perspectives of surgeons, physicians, and nurses are richly documented in the history of Civil War medicine, which highlights the heroism and brutality of battlefield operations and the challenges of caring for the wounded during wartime. Yet the experiences of injured soldiers during the conflict and in the years afterwards are less well-known.
More than three million soldiers fought in the war from 1861-1865. More than half a million died, and almost as many were wounded but survived. Hundreds of thousands were permanently disabled by battlefield injuries or surgery, which saved lives by sacrificing limbs.
In addition to the travelling exhibition, there is a display in the Library’s New Books section with supplemental material from our own collection on surgery, prosthetics and the Civil War. Some of the materials featured include books from our collection, journal articles that can be accessed through our catalog, photocopied materials from our old & rare collection, and links to resources available online. Check out the full Bibliography (with links!).
The Exhibit is available beginning August 4, 2014 at the Ische Library in the Learning Commons. The supplementary display is on the New Books shelves next to the internal elevators.
The display will move to the Dental Library on August 25 and will be available for viewing there until September 12.
Come and see it for yourself!
A new selection of articles has been added to the Faculty Publications display in the Ische Library. These eight articles, as well as all of the articles in our Faculty Publications database, are authored by at least one member of our research community here at LSUHSC-New Orleans. Each month the Library is proud to present copies of eight of these publications in a rotating display of 16. They can be viewed in the Reference area, on the wall between the main entrance and the Library elevator, on the third floor of the Resource Center Building.
Here is a list of the newest articles to be featured, with the LSUHSC-NO researchers in bold print:
1. Applegate M, Gee RE, Martin JN, Jr. Improving maternal and infant health outcomes in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Obstet Gynecol. 2014;124(1)143-149.
2. Diaz MG, Rusak EJ, Aguilar EA, Bellido CA. Obesity and hypertension in the Argentinian population compared to the white hispanic population of the United States. Curr Hypertens Rep. 2014;16(7):438.
3. Hong SH, Alapure BV, Lu Y, Tian H, Wang Q. Immunohistological localization of endogenous unlabeled stem cells in wounded skin. J Histochem Cytochem. 2014;62(4):276-285.
4. Iyengar AS, Miller PJ, Loupe JM, Hollenbach AD. Phosphorylation of Pax3 contributes to melanoma phenotypes by affecting proliferation, invasion, and transformation. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2014;doi:10.1111/pcmr.12277.
5. Liu J, Guidry JJ, Worthylake DK. Conserved sequence repeats of IQGAP1 mediate binding to ezrin. J Proteome Res. 2014;13(2):1156-1166.
6. Moore MB, Osofsky JD. Benefits of child-parent psychotherapy for recovery from traumatic loss: An example of one family’s strengths. Zero to Three. 2014;34(6):9-13.
7. Peters J, Frontini M, Almeida Lalama M, Seal PS, Clark RA. High prevalence of inappropriate urine drug tests in a pain clinic for patients with HIV. Pain Med. 2014;15(6):1058-1059.
8. Vijayaraghavan J, Maggi EC, Crabtree JS. miR-24 regulates menin in the endocrine pancreas. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2014;307:E84-E92.
Publications cited in the Faculty Publications database are harvested weekly from a variety of sources, such as PubMed, SCOPUS, and CINAHL, to name a few. In addition to articles they include books, book chapters, papers, editorials, letters to the editor, and meeting abstracts, all authored by at least one member of the LSUHSC-NO community. The database is maintained by Reference Librarian Kathy Kerdolff and is available to the general public here or via the Library’s webpage. For a PDF of a bibliography of this month’s additions, click here. If you have an article you would like us to highlight or if you have any questions regarding the display or the database, you can contact Kathy Kerdolff.
Please come to the Library and view these recent publications by our research community.
Thinking about turning that interesting case into something publishable? Wanting to report your research results to the world? The Library Lunchtime Learning sessions continue in August with a look at Scientific Writing: The Basics. Come learn about the difference between an impact factor and an altmetric, the structure of scientific writing, considerations for selecting a journal, materials you may need for submission, copyright matters, and much more.
If you plan to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. However, we welcome drop-ins!
Scientific Writing: The Basics
August 5, 12-1 p.m.
Wirth Room (2203), Dental Administration Building
August 19, 12-1 p.m.
Computer Laboratory, 4th floor Library, Resource Center Building
Earlier in July, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio received a CTSA (Clinical Translational Science Award) Community Engagement Project Award from the South Central Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine for their 12-minute educational video to improve awareness of the skin staph infection CA-MRSA.
According to the UTHSC website, “The primary goal of this project was to promote the role of librarians as partners with CTSA-funded researchers in production of community focused educational materials. Partnering with librarians on the project were researchers from the Pharmacotherapy Education & Research Center and the South Central Area Health Education Center.”
View the short film here: MRSA the Movie: It’s Not a Spider Bite!
Today is Mike VI the Tiger‘s 9th birthday and all he got was a frozen watermelon (to play with not eat).
Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970 has returned to our collection. It is a useful historical tool that helps people learn the history, advancement and development of American cities. Founded in 1867, Sanborn Maps had been the primary publisher of fire insurance maps. Discover old New Orleans in a new way, see if you can locate your area.
Access is provided through a consortial agreement with LOUIS, the Louisiana Library Network.
The LSUHSC Libraries are excited to introduce an informational lunch series for faculty, residents, and staff that will be added this year to the existing library training schedule. These Library Lunchtime Learning sessions are designed to help our users become more effective researchers, teachers, and clinicians. The LSUHSC Libraries hope you’re able to take advantage of your mid-day break to learn something new. Dates and times for workshops will be announced via the Libraries web site and calendar and on LSUHSC digital signage.
- August: Scientific Writing Basics
- August 5: Dental
- August 19: Downtown
- September: Evidence-Based Practice
- September 10: Dental
- September 16: Downtown
- October: Open Access and Predatory Publishers
- November: PubMed Beyond the Basics
- December: No class scheduled
- January: Patient Education and Consumer Health
- February: Abstracts and Citations
- March: Databases Beyond PubMed
- April: Keeping Up With the Literature
- May: No class scheduled
- June: Systematic Reviews: Conducting Comprehensive Searches
Upcoming Dental sessions will be held in the Wirth Room (2203) in the Administration Building; the Downtown workshops will take place in the Computer Laboratory on the 4th floor of the Isché Library. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to email@example.com. However, we welcome drop-ins!
On September 10-12, the library will host a live streaming broadcast of TEDMED 2014: Unlocking Imagination in Service of Health and Medicine in the Library Commons.
TEDMED is an annual gathering of innovative pioneers in different disciplines and industries brought together to address the the big problems in healthcare. Speakers tell engaging personal stories in short segments, each focused on the future of health and medicine.
The 2014 conference will be broadcast from both Washington DC and San Francisco and co-hosted by eight individuals, including Sheri Fink, author of Five Days at Memorial: life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital. For a full list of sessions and speakers, the Stage Program is available here.
Stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, here are a few of the most viewed TEDMED talks from previous years:
How did GenX inspire next-gen medical imaging? Lee Stein, TEDMED 2011.
When is a hacksaw a necessary medical device? Mark Hyman, TEDMED 2010.
Can we end aging? Aubrey de Grey, TEDMED 2009.
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) recently updated their NIH State Information Factsheets which provide information on NIH funding in each state. The factsheets are presented as easy to read and print PDFs with a summary of funding information and how this funding benefits the economy of the state.
According to The National Institutes of Health (NIH) website, NIH-funded medical research has significant positive impacted the health of Americans today through its funding of initiatives like Integra LifeSciences’ Matrix Wound Dressing, an artificial skin for burn victims.
More than 80 percent of the NIH’s budget goes to over 300,000 research personnel at more than 2,500 universities and research institutions throughout the United States. In addition, about 6,000 scientists work in NIH’s own Intramural Research laboratories.
NIH’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and apply that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.