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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).”

Link Resolver and Slack titles-fixed

Update: As of July 17th, this problem is now fixed but if you have any troubles please do not hesitate to contact us.

Access to articles from Slack titles through the WebBridge Link Resolver is not working correctly. The publisher changed the web address for all of their journals, and as a result if you attempt to follow the link for “Slack Incorporated” from the link resolver, you will see a 404 Page not Found error and will be unable to proceed. A note next to these links indicating the problem has been added.

The affected titles are:

Access to these titles through INNOPAC, the Library’s catalog, or the Electronic Journals List is unaffected by this issue. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are in contact with the publisher and hope the problem will be resolved soon.

Thieme’s E-Journals

ThiemeÔÇÖs E-Journals platform will be relaunched on June 26, 2012.
Please note that there might be downtime on June 26 due to the migration of the platform. We apologize in advanced for any inconvenience that this might cause!

Holiday Reading from LSUHSC-NO Researchers

po-faculty-researchJust in time for your Winter Break reading, eight articles authored by LSUHSC-NO researchers are being displayed in the Library. The publications on are on view in the Library’s Reference area (near the Library elevator) on the third floor of the Resource Center Building, and are also part of the Library’s Faculty Publications Database.

The Faculty Publications Database includes publications authored by at least one member of the LSUHSC-New Orleans faculty, 1998 – present. Access to this database is available to the public. The database is linked from the Library web page here. This page includes a handy link to a PDF of the monthly bibliography of display articles. To add your faculty publications, or for questions about this database, contact Kathy Kerdolff.

LSUHSC-NO authors are shown in bold print:

Bowman SH, Moreno-Walton L, Ezenkwele UA, Heron SL. “Diversity in emergency medicine education: Expanding the horizon.” Academic Emergency Medicine.?á2011; 18(10 Suppl 2):S104-S109.

Busso CS, Wedgeworth CM, Izumi T. “Ubiquitination of human AP-endonuclease 1 (APE1) enhanced by T233E substitution and by CDK5.”?áNucleic Acids Research.?á2011; 39(18):8017-8028.

Cefalu CA. “Theories and mechanisms of aging.”?áClinics in Geriatric Medicine.?á2011; 27(4):491-506.

Kluka EA. “Emerging dilemmas with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infections in children.”?áCurrent Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head & Neck Surgery.?á2011; 19(6):462-466.

Paige JT, Yang T, Suleman R, Chauvin S, Alleyn J, Brewer M, Hoxsey R. “Role of instruction method in novices’ acquisition of minimally invasive surgical basic skills.”?áJournal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques.?á2011; 21(8):711-715.

Rice KL, Bennett M, Gomez M, Theall KP, Knight M, Foreman MD. “Nurses’ recognition of delirium in the hospitalized older adult.”?áClinical Nurse Specialist.?á2011; 25(6):299-311.

Sanchez RL, Ramsay AJ, Foster TP. “Efficient generation and rapid isolation via stoplight recombination of herpes simplex viruses expressing model antigenic and immunological epitopes.”?áJournal of Virological Methods.?á2011; Oct 20(epub).

Walvekar RR, Peters G, Hardy E, Alsfeld L, Stromeyer FW, Anderson D, DiLeo M. “Robotic-assisted transoral removal of a bilateral floor of mouth ranulas.”?áWorld Journal of Surgical Oncology.?á2011; 9:78.

Royal Society Historical Archive – Free

Royal Society Publishing has opened their archive to the public free of charge. This archive includes “all articles from Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, first published in 1665 and officially recognised as the world’s first ever peer-reviewed journal.” The archive covers 250 years of scientific discovery and includes covers all the publishers journals. Only articles more than 70 years old will be accessible. My favorite from the first volume (1665) is “A Relation of Persons Killed with Subterraneous Damps.”

LSUHSC Libraries do have access to the most recent content that is not free to the public. Access to recent matieral is available to LSUHSC faculty, staff & students. It can be accessed off-campus with a valid LSUHSC library barcode & PIN. You can find more information at our remote access webpage.

E-Journals List Outage

The Electronic Journals List will be unavailable Tuesday June 21st, from 7pm until 9pm. Links to journals from the Library’s catalog will still work during this outage.

JAMA’s Online Evolution

Jama.com has simplified their online site.

“With every page a home page, readers coming to JAMA in the most frequent wayÔÇödirectly to an article from Google or PubMedÔÇöcan scan the titles of the latest issue as well as the most viewed and most cited articles.”

For an overview of new features, read the full editorial, free at JAMA.com

Nursing journals upgrade at 9AM today

Nursing journals we subscribe to through Ovid will be undergoing an upgrade today at 9AM. If you are in an OvidSP or Nursing@Ovid session at that time, your session will continue uninterrupted until you log out or your session times out.

Please let us know if you encounter any problems with access.

More info.

Use 2.0 to keep up!

Having trouble keeping up with those journals that are piling up? Don?óÔé¼Ôäót remember where those email reports are about your committee work? Well?óÔé¼?ª..

You can set up your personal Google Reader which accepts RSS feeds to monitor your favorite journals, keep track of your own publications and get notified when someone cites you, and stay up to date with society/association announcements, and your favorite blogs.

Don?óÔé¼Ôäót know what I just said? You should contact a reference librarian reference@lsuhsc.edu immediately. She will assist you in using these 2.0 technologies. This technology will simplify your life. You can wow your kids at the same time! The drawback? Once you get the hang of 2.0 technologies it will be 3.0 technologies!