E-Resource 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.

ClinicalKey for Nursing Course Books

Our subscription to ClinicalKey for Nursing includes several required course books.  Check out the list below.  If the book is also available in print in the library, the call number is included.  Remember, print reserves are available for in-library use during regular hours and for overnight checkout 1 hour before closing.  The online books can be accessed anytime and anywhere by logging into the LSUHSC-New Orleans Citrix program.

Elsevier – ClinicalKey for Nursing Reserve Books
Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management Reserve: WY 154 Ur2 2014
Emergency Nursing Core Curriculum Reserve: WY 18 Em3e 2007
Forensic Nursing Science Reserve: WY 154 L99fn 2011
Goldman-Cecil Medicine Reserve: WB 100 C32 2016
Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett’s Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases Reserve: WC 100 M31p 2015
Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) Reserve: WY 15 N93 2013
Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) Reserve: WY 100 N931 2013
Pediatric Primary Care Reserve: WS 100 B93p 2013
Primary Care of the Child With a Chronic Condition Reserve: WS 200 AL5p 2010
Sheehy’s Emergency Nursing Reserve: WY 154 Em3 2010
Sheehy’s Manual of Emergency Care Online only
Trauma Nursing Reserve: WY 154 M24t 2009
Ulrich & Canale’s Nursing Care Planning Guides (NANDA) Reserve: WY 100 UL7n 2011

Resources for Recent Public Health Emergencies!

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently developed resource lists for three public health emergencies affecting both local and global communities. An incident Web page was created to gather resources on the emerging health issues arising from the Zika Virus and two PDF documents on recent chemical incidents have been updated.

Links to these resources are listed below and are also available on the NLM Disaster Health home page: https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov.

Further information is available from two recent NN/LM PSR NewsBits postings:

http://nnlm.gov/psr/newsbits/2016/01/27/selected-zika-virus-health-information-resources-compiled-by-nlm/ http://nnlm.gov/psr/newsbits/2016/01/14/resources-for-aliso-canyon-natural-gas-methane-leak/.

Zika Virus Health Information Resources: https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/zikavirus.html

Aliso Canyon/Porter Ranch Gas Leak: https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/aliso_canyon_gas_leak.pdf

Lead in Flint, Michigan Water System: https://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/FlintLeadWater.pdf

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.

ProQuest & RefWorks downtime 1/16/2016

ProQuest will have planned downtime for maintenance on Saturday, January 16, 2016, beginning at 9:00 PM (CST) and lasting for approximately 8 hours through 5:00 AM (CST) on Sunday, January 17th, 2016.

This includes all of our resources on the ProQuest platform, including ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source, Dissertations and Theses Database, and RefWorks/RefShare.

More information on the outage can be found on the ProQuest web site: http://www.proquest.com/blog/pqblog/2016/Important-Maintenance-to-Improve-ProQuest-Products.html.

 

 

LWW Health Library – Anatomy and Basic Sciences Collection

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The Library is pleased to announce that we now have access to over 40 anatomy and basic sciences books from Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins online through the LWW Health Library platform.

The Premium Basic Sciences Collection includes classic course textbooks, review guides, case studies, and videos.  All of the books have been cataloged and can be accessed from the Library’s INNOPAC catalog.  The LWW Health Library can also be found on the Library’s list of databases.

Below is a quick look at some of these essential resources:

  • Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking
  • Clinically Oriented Anatomy (Moore)
  • Color Atlas and Text of Histology (Gartner)
  • Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy
  • Grant’s Dissector
  • Histology: a Text and Atlas (Ross)
  • Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry
  • Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Pharmacology
  • Neuroanatomy: an Atlas of Structures… (Haines)
  • Neuroanatomy in Clinical Context (Haines)
  • Physiology: Cases and Problems (Costanzo)
  • Principles of Pharmacology (Golan)

Be sure to check out the full product!  We hope these will be useful in your studies!

Web of Science Cancelled

Reposting from December 14th since we’ve been receiving phone calls & emails about this service:

Web of Science cancellation effective January 1, 2016

Due to the rising costs of online health sciences resources, the Library is cancelling Web of Science – Web of Knowledge effective January 1, 2016.  This includes Science and Social Sciences Citation Indexes, Journal Citation Reports, and EndNote Basic.

The Library will continue to subscribe to Scopus.  Scopus indexes peer-reviewed literature from scientific journals, books, and conference proceedings, and also provides the ability to track citations and analyze research.

Please contact your Librarian Liaison if you would like assistance with Scopus.

Check Out the Top Health Searches of 2015!

Check out the top health searches of 2015 from Web MD and Medscape here:  http://www.cbsnews.com/media/top-health-news-searches-of-2015/

When searching for medical information, the LSUHSC libraries encourage the general public to use patient oriented websites such as MedlinePlus, instead of search engines such as Google.  Many of these preferred sources can be found through the National Institute of Health and the National Library of Medicine.  Here are some resources we recommend:

MedlinePlus:  https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

NIHSeniorHealth:  http://nihseniorhealth.gov/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:  http://www.cdc.gov/

National Institute of Mental Health:  https://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml

Healthcare providers may also be interested in Dynamed‘s patient information and public education resources:  http://www.dynamed.com/home/

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.

Web of Science cancellation effective January 1, 2016

Due to the rising costs of online health sciences resources, the Library is cancelling Web of Science – Web of Knowledge effective January 1, 2016.  This includes Science and Social Sciences Citation Indexes, Journal Citation Reports, and EndNote Basic.

The Library will continue to subscribe to Scopus.  Scopus indexes peer-reviewed literature from scientific journals, books, and conference proceedings, and also provides the ability to track citations and analyze research.

Please contact your Librarian Liaison if you would like assistance with Scopus.

 

 

 

 

 

Update: Access Issue

UPDATE: Links to resources and databases are now working correctly, but until the main problem is solved we might still experience difficulties. If so, please use the solution outlined below in the interim.

We’re having issues with all full-text links from our Catalog and from the Link Resolver. Resources cannot be accessed. Patrons who are on-campus can access by stripping out the part of the URL which allows off-campus access. Remove the initial number and dash and .innopac.lsuhsc.edu, so:
http://0-jama.jamanetwork.com.innopac.lsuhsc.edu/issues.aspx becomes http://jama.jamanetwork.com/issues.aspx
Again, this only works on-campus.

We’re investigating if this is related to the campus wide internet crash this morning and hope to have it resolved quickly. Thanks for your patience.

INNOPAC

The Library Catalog, INNOPAC, is currently acting a bit wonky. It seems to have lost the ability to distinguish between New Orleans and Shreveport. Customer Support is working on the problem.

 

*Edit* And all issues were resolved (#fingerscrossed) at 10:50am