E-Journal News

The Medical Letter online

The Library is pleased to announce that we now have The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics online.

The Medical Letter, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide unbiased drug information.  The Medical Letter does not accept advertising, grants, or donations from any outside source, and it is solely supported by subscription fees.  The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics was first published in 1959.  The online collection begins in 1988 with v.30.  The Library’s print collection includes v.1 (1959) – v.56 (2014).  The Medical Letter includes peer-reviewed, evidence-based drug information, CMEs, and 2 ebooks: Handbook of Antimicrobial Therapy and Drugs for Parasitic Infections.

Access is available on campus, as well as off campus by logging in through the Library’s remote access proxy, WAM.  There is also an app available from Apple’s App Store, Google Play, and Amazon’s App Store for Android after registering on the Medical Letter’s web site.

The Medical Letter has generously donated access for our university at no charge for one year.

BrowZine Tips: Managing your web Bookshelf

You can use BrowZine to keep up with your favorite journals and subjects, but it also provides a great way to easily access your favorite publications. The web version of BrowZine lets you create, customize, and organize your personal bookshelf.

First, click on “My Bookshelf” at the top of the page and you will be prompted to create an account or log in if you have already done so:

BZ Web Bookshelf Signup

Once you’ve created your account, you can the start adding journals you want to access quickly. After you search or browse the journal you want to add to your collection, click the “Add to My Bookshelf” button:

BZ Web Add to Bookshelf

You Bookshelf will now display that journal as well as any others you choose.

Each Bookshelf has four Bookcases with four shelves each. You can have a maximum of four titles per shelf in each Bookcase, so your Bookshelf can ultimately house 64 of your favorite journals. You can also move titles to any shelf or Bookcase to arrange them as you wish.

You can rename the Bookcases and shelves in your Bookshelf by clicking on the pencil icon next to the label you want to change:

BZ Web Bookshelf Rename

After you’ve added titles and renamed the labels, your Bookshelf will look like this:

BZ Web Bookshelf Named Better

An upcoming enhancement will provide the ability to sync your BrowZine web Bookshelf with the one in the app on your mobile device. The folks behind BrowZine, Third Iron, have a page that provides information about the web Bookshelf and new features on their site.

If you need more information about BrowZine or any other Library services, please do not hesitate to contact us.

BrowZine Tips: Navigating the web interface

BrowZine lets you easily scan recent issues of journals either by title or subject. One of ways to access the service is through its web interface, and you can get to the Libraries’ edition of BrowZine here. Hopefully you’ve checked out this new service the Libraries now offer, but here are some tips for using the web version.

When off-campus, search for “LSU Health Sciences Center” to choose our edition:

BZ Web Choose Library

After you have chosen our profile or when you are on campus and follow the Libraries’ link, you can start exploring all of the journals available through BrowZine. Click on the file drawer icon to scan the titles in that subject or to see the subheadings assigned to it:

If you have a particular journal you would like to read, search for it and you will see the titles that match your search term:

BZ Web Journal Search

Once you’ve found your journal, choose an issue from the years that are available:

If you see an article that piques your interest, just click on its title and you will be brought to its page at the journal’s site.

Although the Libraries offer access to thousands of journals, sometimes there are publisher-instituted terms that restrict access to an article after a certain amount of time. Although these are usually for journals in full-text databases, BrowZine has this information and displays those instances where the article might not be immediately available:

BZ Web Embargo Display

These tips should help get you started using BrowZine on the web. Stay tuned for more information about creating your own bookshelf and how to use the mobile app.

If you need any more information about BrowZine or any other library services, do not hesitate to contact us.

Introducing BrowZine!

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If you miss the days of scanning through the displays of recently-received journals, the Libraries are proud to now offer access to BrowZine. From the comfort of your web browser or mobile device, you can thumb through your favorite journals or see what’s been recently published in a particular subject area. Most publishers are represented in the service, making this a great way to stay on top of many topics and journals.

The Libraries’ web version of BrowZine can be accessed through this site. You can also download the mobile version for Android, iOS, and Kindle Fire HD tablets by starting here. More information can also be found on the Libraries’ BrowZine LibGuide.

Look for more tips and tricks about BrowZine in the coming weeks!

ClinicalKey for Nursing update

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ClinicalKey for Nursing is now available for use on-campus.  Links to all of the books and journals have been added to our INNOPAC catalog.

Off-campus access is available through the LSUHSC-New Orleans Citrix connection.  If you  have never used Citrix before, you will be prompted to download the Citrix Receiver software the first time you log in.

  1. Login to Citrix with your LSUHSC credentials.
  2. Install Citrix Receiver if necessary.
  3. Open Desktop-New
  4. Launch Internet Explorer.
  5. Navigate back to this page on the university webpage and use the On Campus link.

Citrix is also available for Macs, iPads, iPhones, and Android devices.

Be sure to check it out!  There are lots of great books, journals, and other tools and resources for you to use.

Remember, Mosby’s Nursing Consult was officially retired by Elsevier on December 31, 2015.

Mosby’s Nursing Consult upgrade January 1, 2016

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Mosby’s Nursing Consult is getting a face-lift AND a new name, ClinicalKey for Nursing!  Elsevier is upgrading its popular online nursing resource effective January 1, 2016.  Our staff is currently working with Elsevier on this transition, and we hope to have it all running smoothly for the start of the Spring semester.  We are almost up-and-running, but there are still some issues, primarily with the off-campus access.  We will share the news on the blog when everything is fixed.

The new platform includes most of the same content with some exceptions, particularly where outdated information is concerned.  You will find the same, great books and journals, including books such as “Goldman-Cecil Medicine,” “Harriet Lane Handbook,” and “Sheehy’s Emergency Nursing,” and journals like “Nurse Leader,” “Journal for Nurse Practitioners,” and “Nursing Clinics of North America.”  The journal coverage goes back to 2007 where available, and we do have some of the older coverage on the ScienceDirect platform.  As with Mosby’s Nursing Consult, the books are updated with newer editions as the they are released.  Be sure to check our INNOPAC library catalog for the most accurate record of what we have.

ClinicalKey for Nursing is also a Point-of-Care tool that is designed to help nurses find information quickly.  It includes over 1,500 drug monographs, 300 procedural videos, and 175 disease topic pages.

Please contact a reference librarian if you need assistance with ClinicalKey for Nursing.

Cambridge Journals maintenance

All journals published by Cambridge University Press will be unavailable from 7:30pm Friday, September 18th, until 12:30pm Saturday, September 19th.

Please contact us if you need any assistance.

Update: JAMA and AMA journals now available

UPDATE: These journals are available now, but please let us know if you have any trouble.

All journals we receive through the JAMA Network are currently unavailable. We will update as soon as the issue has been resolved.

If you need any other assistance, please contact us.

Reminder: MDConsult access expires Sunday, 5/11/2014

004d-ELS_BannerAd_400x90_04-17This is just a gentle reminder that our MDConsult access will expire on Sunday, 5/11/2014.

See our previous blog post here for more information: https://www.lsuhsc.edu/library/news/?p=9481.

 

 

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!

Annual Reviews maintenance beginning 3/1/14

Annual Reviews will be conducting website maintenance on Saturday, March 1st – Sunday, March 2nd. As a result, access will be interrupted for approximately 16 hours starting at 10:00 am CST, Saturday, March 1st, and lasting until approximately 2:00 am CST, Sunday, March 2nd.

Clinics no longer available through MD Consult

As of January 1, 2014, the various Clinics of North America will no longer be available through MD Consult. Please check INNOPAC, the Library’s Catalog for updated holdings for all of the Clinics journals.

Informa Healthcare titles now working

Update: the affected titles are working as of Friday, February 22nd.

We are currently having trouble with all titles we receive from Informa Healthcare for Taylor and Francis. These are among the affected titles:

Acta Odontologica
Acta Oto-Laryngologica
American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Annals of Medicine
Biotechnic and Histochemistry
Brain Injury
Clinical Toxicology
Current Eye Research
Current Medical Research and Opinion
Experimental Lung Research
Free Radical Research
Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Journal of Asthma
Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
Scandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology

You can also check the Electronic Journals List for alternate ways to access these titles in the interim.

We apologize for the inconvenience but hope to have this problem solved soon and our access restored.

Will PMC smell as sweet?

PMC LogoPubMed Central has officially changed it’s name to PMC.?á The name shortening?áis to?á”to avoid confusion with PubMed.” For more information?áon the changes?áfor PMC, consult the current issue of the NLM Technical Bulletin.

“PMC is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).”