While not projected to hit New Orleans at this time, the potential of a storm in the Gulf is a good time to remind everyone to register for LSUHSC’s Emergency Alert System. Once your cell phone number is registered, you will receive alert notifications related to dangerous or threatening situations or conditions in facilities owned by LSUHSC-NO on the downtown and Dental School academic campuses.
In plain language: you will know in advance if you have to go to school when a storm threatens.
The text message system is easy to use. Run through a program called E2Campus, all you have to do is log in with your LSUHSC Network ID and enter your phone number and service provider. You’ll quickly receive a ‘verification code’ via text, which confirms your number in the text alert system. Then you are set for the next emergency.
For those who use Web of Knowledge or Web of Science, you have the ability to check if an article is available either electronically or in print through the Library’s subscriptions or other resources. Look for the “Check Full Text” icon that is the gateway to the Library’s WebBridge Link Resolver.
When you perform a search, you will see this icon with each citation in the search results screen:
You will also see the link resolver icon when you view the abstract or summary of a citation:
Additionally, if you have created a personal account for Web of Science/Web of Knowledge you will see the link resolver icon for all citations on your list of marked records.
When you click this “Check Full Text” icon, a new tab or window will open showing your options to retrieve that article. If it is not available, you will have the opportunity to request the article through the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan system.
If you are a frequent user of Scopus, then you might have noticed a new icon on the search results and article summary screens. This new icon is for the Library’s WebBridge Link Resolver service, and it lets you check if an article is available either electronically or in print through any of the myriad Library resources.
When you perform a search, you will see the link resolver icon with each citation on the results screen:
You will also see the icon when you view the abstract or summary of a citation:
When you click the “Check Full Text” icon, a new tab or window opens that provides your options to retrieve the article. If it is not available through the Library’s subscriptions or other readily-available sources, a link will be offered to request the article through the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan system.
Looking for more information or tips about the WebBridge Link Resolver? This page from the Library’s LibGuides can help you.
If you use ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source you can check the availability of an article directly from the citation by using the WebBridge Link Resolver. There are two places in this database where you can find out whether the Library has access to an article electronically or in print.
First, when you perform a search you will see a link called “LSUHSC-NO check for full text” displayed next to all citations on the list of search results:
Additionally, you will see the familiar “Check Full Text” icon when you view the abstract or summary of an article:
When you click either the “LSUHSC-NO check for full text” link or the “Check Full Text” icon, a new tab or window will open showing options where you can find the article for that citation. A link will be offered to request the article through the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan system if it is not available through any of the Library’s subscriptions or other sources.
If you’d like more tips, tricks, or other information about the WebBridge Link Resolver, please check its LibGuides page.
Are you an avid searcher of CINAHL, Academic Search Complete, PsycInfo, or any of the other EBSCOhost databases available from the Library? Did you know the WebBridge Link Resolver that lets you check the availability of an article from a citation is also available in all of the EBSCOhost databases?
The “Check Full Text” icon is displayed in two places when using any EBSCOhost database. One is with the list of citations you see after you’ve performed a search or are browsing a publication:
The second place you will see the link resolver icon is when you’re viewing the abstract or summary of an article:
Whenever you click the “Check Full Text” icon, a new tab or window will open showing options where you can get the article (electronically or in the Library’s print collection). If the journal is not available through any of the Library’s subscriptions or other sources, a link will be provided that gives you the option to request the article through the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan system.
The WebBridge Link Resolver makes it easy to export citation information to your RefWorks account along with pointing you in the direction of the article you need. Whenever you click on the “Check Full Text” icon in PubMed, ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source, Scopus, Web of Science, or any of the EBSCOhost databases (CINAHL, Academic Search Complete, etc.), the new window/tab that opens showing any available sources for that article will always have a link to help you export the citation information to RefWorks:
When you click on the link you’ll be asked to provide your RefWorks Login Name and Password. Once you’ve logged in, you will see a screen confirming the citation was imported successfully.
The link resolver/RefWorks connection is not a one-way street, though. When you’re working with your RefWorks bibliographies, you will see the “Check Full Text” icon with all citations:
Clicking this icon gives you the same ability to check for any available sources for that citation as it does in other databases. However, this process relies upon the completeness and accuracy of the citation in your bibliography and sometimes incomplete citations cause an available source to not display. If this happens, remember you can always check the Library’s catalog or the Electronic Journals List. As a safeguard, interlibrary loan will not display as an option when using the link resolver from RefWorks, but you can always request a resource the Library does not own by using the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan service.
Do you need more information about RefWorks or would like to sign up for an account? This page can help and it also has a link to upcoming RefWorks classes. You can also find tips and information about the link resolver on the WebBridge Link Resolver LibGuides page.
One way to see the WebBridge Link Resolver icons in PubMed is to follow the special link, but did you know you can also have the icons display when signed in to your My NCBI account? If you have a My NCBI account to use with PubMed and the other NCBI databases, all you have to do is follow these simple steps:
When logged in to your My NCBI account, click “NCBI Site Preferences:”
Then look for “PubMed Preferences” and click on the link for “Outside Tool:”
Scroll down the list and select the radio button for “LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans Libraries:”
Click “Save” and then you’re done! You’ll now be able to see the WebBridge Link Resolver icons whenever you’re signed in to your My NCBI account regardless of which link you may have used to access PubMed.
Don’t have a My NCBI account? It’s free and allows you to create e-mail alerts, save your searches, and customize numerous other settings to enhance your PubMed and NCBI database search experience. You can register for an account at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/register/.
For even more tibits about the WebBridge Link Resolver, please refer to the LSUHSC Library LibGuides page with hints and basic info about the service.
In order to keep up with the fast-paced world of scholarly research, many electronic journals make available articles that have been accepted for publication but do not yet have a volume, issue, or page number assigned. These prepublication articles are also indexed in PubMed with the designation “Epub ahead of print:”
The WebBridge Link Resolver, however, needs complete citation information in order to get you to the full-text of an article, so these prepub or Epub ahead of print articles require different handling in order for the linking to work correctly. As a result, when you click the “Check Full Text” icon in a citation, you may see an additional link that will help you get the full-text of these prepub articles:
These alternate links will not display for every citation, but they can be used if the first link for a source does not work.
If you run into troubles with not only the prepub articles or anything else involving the WebBridge Link Resolver, you can refer to the LibGuides link resolver help page. A handout with a basic guide to how to navigate the link resolver is also available.
Where you go to set PubMed limits such as dates, language and article types has changed – hopefully for the better. It’s all just semantics with a little bit of functional design thrown in, really.
Limits in Pubmed are now called Filters. They are located on the left hand side of the PubMed screen. This video from NCBI shows where to find filters and how to use them. (Previously they were located under the search box on a separate page called Limits.)
Confused? Enraged? Apathetic? We welcome your responses and questions – just give us a call, email or chat and we’ll do our best to help.
Looking for an article but the Library doesn’t have a subscription to the journal? We are able to request articles (and books) held by other libraries through the help of the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan system. But did you know the WebBridge Link Resolver has made requesting these items much, much easier, even going so far as to fill out the interlibrary loan request form for you?
When you follow the “Check Full Text” link from PubMed, ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source, Scopus, Web of Science, or any EBSCOhost database, you will be presented the opportunity to request the article through Interlibrary Loan if no available electronic or print version is found in our collection:
When you click on the link you will be asked to provide the username and password for your ILLiad account:
Once logged in, the information from the citation will be entered into the ILLiad request form:
Be sure to review the form and once you click the “Submit Request” button, your request will be on its way for processing by our Interlibrary Loan staff!
Please note if you are creating a new ILLiad account when following the link from the WebBridge Link Resolver, you will need to click the “No available full text found; request this article through LSUHSC ILLiad Interlibrary Loan” link again in order to have the citation information transfer to the article request page.
Local bipedal group Bike Easy is collecting bicycle crash statistics and putting them on the map. (Click image to go to the map).
Bike Easy Bike Map - orange indicates an 'incident'
Behold the “Incidents, Hazards, and Points of Interest” bike map, which is actively collecting incident reports via this form. Posts are moderated and will show up on the map in 24-48 hours. All incidents are displayed anonymously.
If you have been involved in a bicycle incident in the New Orleans area, put it on the map and bring awareness of the number of bicycle crashes that occur in New Orleans each year. And be careful out there.
The onset of the Spring 2012 semester is officially here and the library would like to extend a welcome to patrons both new & old. This might be a refresher for some but for any newcomers, below is some useful information that might assist in your academic career.
Here’s a tidbit about what the library has to offer:
- ReserveSection -Current assigned texts for in-house use only
- Pay Paw Machine – Accepts CASH ONLY (coins NOT accepted)
- Computer Lab -14 computers total, located on the 4th floor
- Popular Reading section (variety of current magazines)
- Daily dose of the Times Picayune Newspaper – 3rd floor
- Study Rooms – 6 total, first come first serve
- Old School Technology – Microfiche machine, Video cassette player, VHS player, etc.
- Printers – both b/w & color prints available
- Copiers – a copy machine is located nearest the elevator on each floor of the library
In addition to books and journals, you can also check out headphones, dry erase markers, ethernet cords and cables for the big screen televisions in the commons area.
You can now register the same Dynamed serial number on up to 5 devices of the same operating system.
For example, if you have registered DynaMed on your iPhone, you can install it to your iPad using the same serial number. When you install Skyscape/DynaMed on the iPad, all of the resources that were registered to your iPhone are automatically installed. This behavior will also apply to the Android and BlackBerry platforms.
Serial numbers have a shelf life of one year, regardless of how many devices on which it is registered. Contact the library for a new serial number if Dynamed has stopped working for you.
Dynamed provides clinically-organized summaries with references for nearly 3,200 diseases and condition topics and over 800 drugs. It is available free to faculty, staff and students of LSUHSC.