The Isché & Dental Libraries will be closed on Sunday and Monday (August 31st and September 1st) in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The Isché Library will be open on Saturday, August 30th from 9:30 am to 6 pm. Both Libraries will re-open on Tuesday, September 2nd at 8 am.
Enjoy the holiday and stay cool!
If you want to display the image from your MacBook on the screens in the Library Commons A/V Rooms, we now have available the adapter you’ll need to do so. You can check out the adapter and VGA cable (both complete with instructions) from the Library’s Circulation Desk so that you can see your MacBook’s image on the big screen.
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)
*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.
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 email@example.com. 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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 email@example.com. However, we welcome drop-ins. And if you can’t make it, send an e-mail and we’ll send the handouts to you.
July 21, 12-1 p.m.
Computer Laboratory, 4th floor Library, Resource Center Building
In honor of everyone using their time this summer to study for their board exams, this month’s “It Came From the Stacks” post is about a board review text. However, you might not want to use it for your boards as it was published 107 years ago.
Underwood & Gabell’s Aids to Dental Surgery is one volume in their “Student’s aids series.” The book is small and as the author states in his preface, “condense(s) into a concise form that department of the science of dental surgery which is capable of such treatment.” Underwood states that the books concentrates on matters which are likely to be included on examinations. “If the book smooths the path of any of the large body of dental students, with whose education and welfare my daily work has been and is so largely concerned, I shall feel that its object has been accomplished.”
Within this slim, 126 page book, the authors cover the breadth of dental science including bacteriology, hygiene, injuries and illnesses of the pulp, periosteum, mucous membrane, and jaws, extraction of teeth, and diseases arising from diseases of the teeth and gums.
LSUHSC-NO Libraries is lucky enough to hold one of only 12 copies of this work in the world. If you’d like to come take a look at this book or any of our more recent board review materials, please contact us or stop in to see us.
Our Faculty Publications display, located on the first floor of the Library, has been updated with eight new articles for the months of June and July.
LSUHSC-NO authors are shown in bold print:
1. Aiyar A, Quayle AJ, Buckner LR, Sherchand SP, Chang TL, Zea AH, Martin DH, Belland RJ. Influence of the tryptophan-indole-IFNgamma axis on human genital chlamydia trachomatis infection: Role of vaginal co-infections. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2014;472.
2. Dimitriades VR, Brown AG, Gedalia A. Kawasaki disease: Pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and management. Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2014;16(6):423-014-0423-x.
3. Domingues MJ, Rambow F, Job B, Papon L, Liu W, Larue L, Bonaventure J. Beta-catenin inhibitor ICAT modulates the invasive motility of melanoma cells. Cancer Res. 2014;74(7):1983-1995.
4. Kaye AD, Okanlawon OJ, Urman RD. Clinical performance feedback and quality improvement opportunities for perioperative physicians. Adv Med Educ Pract. 2014;5115-123.
5. Liu L, Richard J, Kim S, Wojcik EJ. Small molecule screen for candidate antimalarials targeting plasmodium kinesin-5. J Biol Chem. 2014;289(23):16601-16614.
6. Raber PL, Thevenot P, Sierra R, Wyczechowska D, Halle D, Ramirez ME, Ochoa AC, Fletcher M, Velasco C, Wilk A, Reiss K, Rodriguez PC. Subpopulations of myeloid-derived suppressor cells impair T cell responses through independent nitric oxide-related pathways. Int J Cancer. 2014;134(12):2853-2864.
7. Siddoway B, Hou H, Yang H, Petralia R, Xia H. Synaptic activity bidirectionally regulates a novel sequence-specific S-Q phosphoproteome in neurons. J Neurochem. 2014;128(6):841-851.
8. Thounaojam US, Cui J, Norman SE, Butera RJ, Canavier CC. Slow noise in the period of a biological oscillator underlies gradual trends and abrupt transitions in phasic relationships in hybrid neural networks. PLoS Comput Biol. 2014;10(5):e1003622.
These articles are part of the Library’s Faculty Publications Database, which is maintained by Reference Librarian, Kathy Kerdolff. The database includes publications authored by LSUHSC-New Orleans faculty, researchers, and students since 1998. It is updated weekly with new articles harvested from a variety of citation sources: PubMed, Scopus, and CINAHL, etc.
The display highlights sixteen articles at a time, rotating eight new articles each month. You can find more information about the database and listings for our current and past displays from Library’s Faculty Publications landing page: http://www.lsuhsc.edu/library/databases/facpubs.aspx.
To add your faculty publications to the database and display, or for questions about either, please contact Kathy Kerdolff.
According to facilities, access to the Resource Center Building (and the Library Commons) will be via the 1st floor only (and with an LSUHSC ID) while the Isché Library is closed for the 4th of July Holiday.
Here’s the full-text of their message:
From 6:00 PM Thursday, July 3rd, to 6:30 AM Monday, July 7th, the elevated walkway from the S. Roman St. Parking Garage to the Walk-To-Wellness (ramp) will be closed for resurfacing. Consequently, there will not be any access to any Downtown Campus buildings via the garage 3rd floor and walkway during this closure.
During this time, access to the Medical Education Building (MEB), Allied Health/Nursing Building (AHNB), Resource Center Building (RCB) and Lions/LSU Clinics Building (LEC) will be through the 1st floor entrance of each building. Access to the CSRB will be through the loading dock or through the connecting bridge on the fourth & fifth floors of the LEC. In the S. Roman St. Garage, all pedestrian traffic will be routed to the 1st floor. Access along the Walk-To-Wellness and between the AHNB, CSRB, LEC, MEB, and the Walk-To-Wellness will not be affected.
The walkway and 3rd floor garage elevator lobby will reopen at 6:30 AM on Monday, July 7th.