ClinicalKey for Nursing update


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:



Ische Library New Hours

The Isché Library has extended its hours as of Monday, January 11, 2016. The new hours are as follows:

  • Sunday 12 noon – 12 midnight
  • Monday – Thursday 8 am – 12 midnight
  • Friday 8 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday 9:30 am – 6 pm



LWW Health Library – Anatomy and Basic Sciences Collection


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:

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:



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

National Institute of Mental Health:

Healthcare providers may also be interested in Dynamed‘s patient information and public education resources:

Faculty Publications Spotlight for January

January 2016 Fac PubA 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. Badeaux J, Bonanno L, Au H. Effectiveness of ondansetron as an adjunct to lidocaine intravenous regional anesthesia on tourniquet pain and postoperative pain in patients undergoing elective hand surgery: A systematic review protocol. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2015;13(1):27-38.
  2. Cardinale JP, Patel MM, Nettles KM, Caballero A, Lopez FA. CLINICAL CASE OF THE MONTH: A 31-year-old man who presents with speech abnormalities. J La State Med Soc. 2015;167(1):35-41.
  3. Chauvin SW. Applying educational theory to simulation-based training and assessment in surgery. Surg Clin North Am. 2015;95(4):695-715.
  4. Gould HJ,3rd, Paul D. Critical appraisal of extended-release hydrocodone for chronic pain: Patient considerations. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2015;111635-1640.
  5. Luna-Tapia A, Peters BM, Eberle KE, Kerns ME, Foster TP, Marrero L, Noverr MC, Fidel PL,Jr, Palmer GE. ERG2 and ERG24 are required for normal vacuolar physiology as well as candida albicans pathogenicity in a murine model of disseminated but not vaginal candidiasis. Eukaryot Cell. 2015;14(10):1006-16.
  6. Manjiani D, Said S, Kaye AD. Transient glaucoma after an epidural steroid injection: A case report. Ochsner J. 2015;15(1):79-82.
  7. Powers MK, Brown ET, Hogan RM, Martin AD, Ortenberg J, Roth CC. Trends in toilet training and voiding habits among children with down syndrome. J Urol. 2015;194(3):783-787.
  8. Thompson BM, Haidet P, Borges NJ, Carchedi LR, Roman BJ, Townsend MH, Butler AP, Swanson DB, Anderson MP, Levine RE. Team cohesiveness, team size and team performance in team-based learning teams. Med Educ. 2015;49(4):379-385.

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.

Welcome 2016



Both the Isché and Dental Libraries have reopened from Winter Break!

Happy 2016 everyone

Libraries are Closed for Winter Break



Both the Dental and Isché Libraries are both closed for winter break. The Libraries will reopen at 8am on Monday, January 4th and resume normal hours.

Online resources will, of course, be available 24/7 during this time.

Mosby’s Nursing Consult upgrade January 1, 2016


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.

Winter Break Hours

streetcarsnowThe Libraries are now on Winter Break hours.

Dental Isché
Friday, December 18th 8am – 5pm 8am – 6pm
Saturday, December 19th closed 9:30am – 6pm
Sunday, December 20th 11:30am – 8pm 12noon – 8:30pm
Monday, December 21st-Wednesday, December 23rd 8am – 5pm 8am – 6pm
 Thursday, December 24th-Sunday, January 3rd  closed  closed

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, so: becomes
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.

Don’t trip! Distracted walking report released

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) released a study on distracted walking that concluded that it is a serious issue and that most Americans believe that other people are to blame.  The AAOS is concerned about the dangers of “Digital Deadwalking” with more pedestrians falling down stairs, tripping over curbs, bumping into other walkers, or stepping into oncoming traffic and causing greater numbers of injuries than ever.  Emergency department visits for such injuries more than doubled from 2004-2010. (1)   Americans, it would seem, are overly confident in their ability to multitask.  When asked why they walk distracted, most responded that they “just don’t think about it”, feel “they can walk and do other things”, or “are busy and want to use their time productively.”

78% of the Americans surveyed believe the issue is serious.  However 74% of the respondents believe that other people are usually or always the ones to engage in the activity.  Only 29% admitted to doing it themselves.  The study concludes that the “it’s not me, it’s you” attitude covers a wide range of distracted walking behaviors:

90% of people see others walking and talking on the phone but only 37% admit they do it themselves.

85% of people see others walking and using a smartphone but only 28% admit they do it themselves.

Earlier this year, AAOS launched their “Digital Deadwalkers” public service announcement to encourage pedestrians to be more aware and “engage!” while walking.  You can take a look at the “Digital Deadwakers” other AAOS PSAs here.

More information about the report and the AAOS’s campaign to reduce injuries due to inattentive walkers can be found here.


(1) Nasar JL, Troyer D. Pedestrian injuries due to mobile phone use in public places. Accid Anal Prev. 2013 Aug;57:91-5.

ILLiad Upgrade

*Edit* the upgrade was complete before 10am!

ILLiad will be down for maintenance from approximately 8 am to 12 noon on Tuesday, December 8th. All functions will be offline during this time.

This post will be updated when the system comes back online.