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E-Resource News

Update: A to Z List Now Working

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.

Sanborn Maps

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.

Technology Learning @ the Library

Start the new academic year by learning how technology can help make your life easier. The Library Lunchtime Learning program will be coming to the downtown campus for a Hands-on Technology Expo on July 21. We’ll be rounding up some of your favorite gadgets, demonstrating how to access library resources from your mobile device, and talking about education apps. Bring your own tech tool too!

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to rpremo@lsuhsc.edu. However, we welcome drop-ins. And if you can’t make it, send an e-mail and we’ll send the handouts to you.

Details:

July 21, 12-1 p.m.

Computer Laboratory, 4th floor Library, Resource Center Building

Link resolver now working in Web of Science

The WebBridge Link Resolver is once again working correctly for Web of Science. We apologize for what was hopefully a slight interruption in the service, but please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance.

Micromedex

The Libraries have lost access to the Micromedex database as of July 1, 2014. We were included in a contract from the Healthcare Services Division that wasn’t renewed.

Alternative Databases include:

For additional assistance, please contact a Reference Librarian.

NEW EBOOKS TO ADD TO YOUR SUMMER READING LIST!

KnowledgeKnowledgeKnowledgeWe are happy to announce the addition of 10 new eBooks to our electronic collection.Knowledge

The first four ebooks are available Rittenhouse R2 Digital Library:Health Sci Lib book
Advancing your career: concepts of professional nursing, by Rose Kearney-Nunnery. (5th ed. 2012) [The print edition is on reserve at the Circulation Desk: WY 16 K21a 2012]
Essentials of nursing research: appraising evidence for nursing practice, by Denise F. Polit and Cheryl Tatano Beck. (8th ed. 2014)
Urinalysis and body fluids, by Susan King Strasinger and Marjorie Schaub Di Lorenzo. (6th ed. 2014)
Foundations of aural rehabilitation: children, adults, and their family members, by Nancy Tye-Murray. (4th ed. 2015)

The remaining 6 ebooks are available from EBSCOhost:
How to read a paper: the basics of evidence-based medicine, by Trisha Greenhalgh. (5th ed. 2014)
Health sciences librarianship, edited by M. Sandra Wood. (1st ed. 2014)
Health Promotion and Aging: Practical Applications for Health Professionals, by David Haber. (6th ed. 2013)
Project planning and management: a guide for CNLs, DNPs, and nurse executives, edited by James L. Harris [and others]. (1st ed. 2011)
Teach beyond your reach: an instructor’s guide to developing and running successful distance learning classes, workshops, training sessions, and more, by Robin Neidorf. (2nd ed. 2012)

Link Resolver Tips: OCLC

Select OCLC databases have recently been configured to work with the Library’s WebBridge Link Resolver. If you perform a search in ArticleFirst, ECO (Electronic Collections Online), ERIC, or MEDLINE from the list of available databases in OCLC, you now have the opportunity to check whether the library has access to that particular article or resource.

Once you perform a search for a topic, click the title for the desired reference:

OCLC Article Search Result

 On the subsequent summary screen, you will see the Library’s link resolver icon along with “LSUHSC-NO Check Full Text:”

OCLC LR

After clicking on the icon or text, you will then see a page with any available sources for the citation:

OCLC LR Sources

If you need more information about the WebBridge Link Resolver, a handout and LibGuide are available.

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.

 

 

Doody’s Precision Search not working

Doody’s Precision Search is not working. We will let you know when access has been restored.

Funding Databases

Thanks to other groups on campus, the Libraries have created pages for 2 funding sources available to all LSUHSC faculty, staff and students.

Grant Forward is the newly revised IRIS database and is provided by the LSUHSC New Orleans Office of Research Services.

SciVal Funding allows searching in the US and abroad and is provided by the Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center Office of Grants and Development.

Both databases are available on and off campus with the Libraries’ WAM access.

 

 

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.

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!

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.

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.