Ever wonder where to start for a research project or just curious about the numerous resources that the library has to offer for your field of study? Check out the subject specific LibGuides. You never know what new resources, tools and tips you’ll come across!
The most recent publication is LibX, which is an add-on for Firefox and Google Chrome that allows you to search the library’s catalog, as well as many other various databases in a slightly different way. It is quite convenient and saves a few steps in unearthing material for your research.
Did you know that our School of Nursing is the only JoAnna Briggs Institute affiliate center in Louisiana? Through this affiliation we implement the Louisiana Center for Evidence Based Nursing at LSUHSC-NO School of Nursing: An Affiliate Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute. The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is an international not-for-profit, membership based, research and development organisation based within the within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide, South Australia.
One of the main ways JBI supports nursing research is by providing the best available evidence to inform clinical decision-making at the point of care. Watch this video to see how JBI COnNECT+ can make your life easier.
If you have 15 minutes then you have time to get a quick introduction to a free information management tool called RefWorks.
RefWorks in 15 minutes will be offered online January 6, 12, 18 & 27th. Register here.
Similar to EndNote, RefWorks lets you search, organize and manage your references. Since it lives “in the cloud”, once you create your free account**, you can access it from any computer at any location.
Some things RefWorks can do:
Format a paper or bibliography for you in the citation style you need.
Instantly add references as you type a paper in MS Word
Search PubMed (or another database) from within RefWorks
Share references with other people
A live RefWorks class will be taught by local RefWorks expert Molly Knapp on Thursday, February 10th, 2011 from 10-11 am. Email email@example.com for more information.
**RefWorks is available free to LSUHSC students, faculty and staff.
When children ask parents for help with their homework, no doubt there are moments of blank-stares and head-scratching. After all, hasn’t it been years since we delved into the exciting world of geometry?
In these situations an easy-access tutor would certainly be useful. Well- this idea is no longer a dream.
A press release from Louisiana Public Libraries yesterday stated “The State Library of Louisiana today launched the free educational service HomeworkLouisiana, an online tool that connects Louisiana K-12 students, adults preparing for the GED and college students to a live tutor online for one on one help with homework. It also offers studying and test preparation in all core academic subjects including math, science, social studies and English.”
Well, weâ€™ve reached the end of National Medical Librarians Month, and as things draw to a close weâ€™d like to focus on one more new resource with which you are already familiar: the new and improved E-journals list.
Letâ€™s review the advice and words of caution Becky provided us when it came out:
Due to various reasons, the list is not a comprehensive listing of the electronic journals we have, but itâ€™s relatively close.
Always check INNOPAC if you want to be 100% sure we donâ€™t own a title. (Thereâ€™s even a button for this on the list.)
The list includes all those strange non-health related titles we get through LOUIS, which is an advantage if someone comes looking for Harvard Business Journal or Consumer Reports
The list requires login to WAM for off campus access.
Some MD Consult titles may prompt for your lsuhsc username & password (Lancet, etc)
You donâ€™t have to put in a full journal title to search, however, searching MEDLINE abbreviations may give you trouble
October is National Medical Librarians Month. In recognition the library is doing a staff development activity to learn about some of our newer online tools. Here is week 1′s assignment: Dig Deeper with Blogs.
Log in information Librarians
Username: your lsuhsc email alias (ie: mknapp)
Generic password: [redacted:see staff email] Library Staff and the General Public
Havenâ€™t used our blog before? Anyone can create a username & password to comment.
Task for week 1:
â€¢Add a comment answering the question â€œWhich tool are you most interested in learning about this month?”
NIH has announced the availability of a Web-based tutorial related to the “Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for which PHS Funding is Sought.”
In its release notice, NIH states, “As part of NIH’s continuing educational efforts to improve and enhance compliance with Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) requirements, we developed a Web-based tutorial which reviews the requirements of and the responsibilities for compliance with these Federal FCOI regulations. The tutorial is designed for use by Institutional officials responsible for managing NIH funded grants, cooperative agreements and/or contracts and for individuals who are responsible for the design, conduct or reporting of NIH-supported research.
We hope this tutorial proves to be a useful educational tool and strongly encourage all NIH-funded investigators to take it.”