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ILLiad Maintenance Scheduled

The Libraries’ ILLiad service will be offline on Saturday, November 22nd from 1 am to approximately 3 am for routine maintenance.

Thanksgiving Week Hours



Both the Isché and Dental Libraries will be open their normal hours on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday (11/23, 24 and 25) of Thanksgiving week.

On Wednesday, the Isché Library will close at 6 pm and the Dental Library will close at 5 pm. Both Libraries will remain closed from Thursday, November 27th through Saturday, November 29th.

The Libraries will reopen on Sunday, November 30th; Isché will reopen at 1:30 pm and Dental at 11:30 am.

Happy Turkey Day!

PubMed problems resolved

UPDATE: The earlier problems accessing PubMed have been resolved. Please do not hesitate to let us know if you are still having troubles with this or any other Library resource.

Original post:

We are currently experiencing problems accessing PubMed both on- and off-campus. In addition, the WebBridge Link Resolver is not working from PubMed, so you will not see links to articles when you check the availability from the citations.

If you wish to continue searching PubMed, you will need to check for the availability of articles by looking up the journal titles in the Library’s catalog, INNOPAC.

The link resolver is still working correctly in other databases that also search MEDLINE. You can search Ovid or MEDLINE through EBSCOhost, and you will see any available links to the articles in the citations when you click the “Check Full Text” link.

We will update as soon as we have more information. If you need any more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Update: A to Z List access problems

Although the previous problems with the E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List were thought to have been fixed, they are still lingering today with the list being unavailable or running slow. There is no estimate as to when the issues will be resolved.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

1949 US Public Health Service Film on Diabetes

Thanks to Circulating Now, NLM’s historical blog, I learned about the Story of Wendy Hill, created by the US Public Health Service in 1949.

Happy National Diabetes Month!

Become a Better PubMed User

Teaching, clinic, committees, research, mentoring, continuing education, administrative duties: With all that on your plate, do you really have time for inefficient literature searches?

The November Library Lunchtime Learning presentation—PubMed Beyond the Basics—is designed to help you get the most out of the premier biomedical citation database. Join us and learn how to more effectively and efficiently search PubMed using advanced features such as Medical Subject Headings, filters, index terms, and the Related Citations and Clinical Queries functions to more easily find the research you need. In addition, we’ll show you how to personalize your PubMed experience via MyNCBI, which will allow you to create bibliographies, automated searches, and separate collections.

The session will be held once at the Dental Campus and once Downtown. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to  But remember, we always welcome drop-in attendees. We hope to see you there!

PubMed Beyond the Basics

November 5, 12-1 p.m.
Copping Room (2309), LSU School of Dentistry


November 18, 12-1 p.m.
Computer Laboratory, 4th floor Library, Resource Center Building



Faculty Publications Updated for November

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:Faculty publications June 2014

Conger AR, M S, Lucas J, Zada G, Schwartz TH, Cohen-Gadol AA. Endoscopic extended transsphenoidal resection of craniopharyngiomas: Nuances of neurosurgical technique. Neurosurg Focus. 2014;37(4):E10.

Deshotels MR, Xia H, Lazartigues E, Filipeanu CM. Angiotensin II mediates angiotensin converting enzyme type 2 internalization and degradation through an angiotensin II type I receptor-dependent mechanism. Hypertension. 2014;[published online Sept. 15, 2014].

Frohlich KM, Hua Z, Quayle AJ, Wang J, Lewis ME, Chou CW, Luo M, Buckner LR, Shen L. Membrane vesicle production by chlamydia trachomatis as an adaptive response. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2014;473 [published online June 10, 2014].

Gould HJ,3rd, Soignier RD, Cho SR, Hernandez C, Diamond I, Taylor BK, Paul D. Ranolazine attenuates mechanical allodynia associated with demyelination injury. Pain Med. 2014;. [published online Aug. 4, 2014]

Stefanidis D, Grewal H, Paige JT, Korndorffer JR, Scott DJ, Nepomnayshy D, Edelman DA, Sievers C. Establishing technical performance norms for general surgery residents. Surg Endosc. 2014;[published online June 18, 2014].

Thevenot PT, Sierra RA, Raber PL, Al-Khami AA, Trillo-Tinoco J, Zarreii P, Ochoa AC, Cui Y, Del Valle L, Rodriguez PC. The stress-response sensor chop regulates the function and accumulation of myeloid-derived suppressor cells in tumors. Immunity. 2014;41(3):389-401.

Whitaker AM, Gilpin NW, Edwards S. Animal models of post-traumatic stress disorder and recent neurobiological insights. Behav Pharmacol. 2014;25(5-6):398-409.

Zhang T, Chen C, Breslin MB, Song K, Lan MS. Extra-nuclear activity of INSM1 transcription factor enhances insulin receptor signaling pathway and Nkx6.1 expression through RACK1 interaction. Cell Signal. 2014;26:740-747.

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.

Fall Library Newsletter

Library Bulletin v56 no.2

Library Bulletin v56 no.2



The latest issue of the Library’s Newsletter has been released. Archives of the newsletter are also available from 1998 to the present.

Happy International Open Access Week


Open Access logo

Open Access logo

Open access to information—the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research and the right to use and re-use those results—has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole. October 20-26 has been declared International Open Access Week, an opportunity for education and advocacy regarding the open sharing of information. Visit the Open Access Week website for more information about events being held around the world. 

In honor of Open Access Week, LSUHSC-NO will be offering a Library Lunchtime Learning workshop on the topic tomorrow, October 21, at noon in the Computer Laboratory on the 4th floor of the Isché Library. We hope to see you there!

Come and Check It Out!

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Come check out our new books display! In honor of both Breast Cancer awareness in October and Diabetes Awareness in November, we’ve showcased a few newer titles that may catch your interests. Join the cause of both the National Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation and the American Diabetes Association in the quest to save lives!

Breast Cancer Awareness Books:
Minimally invasive breast biopsies. (QZ 206 R24 v.173)
Women’s health in clinical practice: a handbook for primary care, 9th ed. (WA 309 C625 2008)
Clinical gynecologic oncology, 8th ed. (WP 145 D63c 2012)
Contemporary issues in breast cancer: a nursing perspective, 2nd ed. (WP 870 D75c 2004)
Molecular basis of breast cancer: prevention and treatment. (WP 870 R92m 2004)
Breast cancer: the art and science of early detection with mammography. (WP 870 T11 2005)
The breast: comprehensive management of benign and malignant diseases, 4th ed. (WP 900 B61b 2009)
Medical management of pregnancy complicated by diabetes, 4th ed. (WQ 248 J82n 2009)
Maternity & women’s health care, 9th ed. (WY 157 L95m 2007)

Diabetes Awareness Books:
Nutrition counseling skills for the nutrition care process, 4th ed. (QU 145 Sn2n 2009)
Greenspan’s basic & clinical endocrinology. (WK 102 G85b 2011)
Diabetes in Black America: public health and clinical solutions to a national crisis. (WK 810 J12 2010)
Intensive diabetes management, 5th ed. (WK 815 Am3i 2012)
Joslin’s diabetes mellitus, 14th ed. (WK 815 J78t 2005)
Defining optimal immunotherapies for type 1 diabetes. (WK 815 N85 2008)
A practical manual of diabetic retinopathy management. (WK 835 Sc61 2009)
The diabetic foot, 2nd ed. (WK 835 V64d 2006)

Separate open access fact from fiction at October’s lunchtime workshops

In honor of International Open Access Week, October’s Library Lunchtime Learning will focus on this hot topic in scholarly communication by introducing attendees to the concept and looking at the latest news in OA mandates. The workshop will also discuss predatory publishers (some of who disguise themselves in the cloak of open access) and how to identify article and conference solicitations that may not be on the up and up.

We hope to see you at 12 p.m. on either Thursday, October 9, in the Wirth Room (2203) on the Dental Campus or Tuesday, October 21, in the Ische Library’s Computer Lab for this important and timely topic. Please RSVP at if you can, but remember that drop-ins are always welcome.


Honor for Dental Faculty Member

Congratulations to Robert Barsley, D.D.S., J.D., Professor and Director of Oral Health Resources, Community and Hospital Dentistry.

Dr. Barsley was recently appointed to the Crime Scene / Death Investigation Scientific Area Committee by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The Crime Scene / Death Investigation Committee is one of five scientific committees that makes up NIST’s Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC). These Committees, with the Forensic Science Standards Board and other discipline-specific committees establish new forensic science standards and guidelines.

Dr. Barsley is a 1977 graduate of LSUSD, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, a member of the International College of Dentists, a member of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and a member of the Odontology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He has served as a consultant to a number of coroners’ offices in southern Louisiana and is currently on staff at the Orleans and Jefferson Parish Coroners’ Offices. He has also served as the Acting State Dental Director of the Louisiana Office of Public Health. Dr. Barsley is a Past President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

NLM joins the Commons on Flickr

Ayers Ague Cure - NLM Public Domain Image

Ayers Ague Cure – NLM Public Domain Image


Need a public domain image for a presentation? Good news, the National Library of Medicine is now partnering with Flickr as a new member of The Commons.

Read more about it at Circulating Now, an online newsletter from “the Historical Collections of the World’s Largest Biomedical Library.”