The Library is currently showcasing twenty new eBook titles that are available through nine of our subscription collections.
Library users also have the option of linking directly to the individual items at the New Books display shelves when visiting the Library, by scanning QR codes with their mobile device (code reader app required). The shelves are located in the Reference area (near the Library elevator), on the third floor of the Resource Center Building.
These titles include:
1. Barash, Paul G. Clinical Anesthesia (also: Ische Reserve, WO 200 B23c 2013).
2. DiClemente, Ralph J. Health Behavior Theory for Public Health.
3. Moore, Keith L. The Developing Human: clinically oriented embryology (also: Ische Reserve, QS 604 M78d 2013).
4. Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2013.
5. DeCherney, Alan H. Current Diagnosis & Treatment: obstetrics & gynecology.
6. Mattox, Kenneth L. Trauma [AccessSurgery] (also: Ische Stacks, WO 700 M436 2013).
7. Burns, Catherine E. Pediatric Primary Care (also: Ische Reserve, WS 100 B93p 2013).
8. Gahart, Betty L. Intravenous Medications: a handbook for nurses & allied health professionals.
9. Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-5 (also: Ische Reserve, WM 15 Am3 2013).
Rittenhouse R2 Digital Library:
10. Allen, Hugh D. Moss & Adams’ Heart Disease in Infants, Children, & Adolescents (also: Ische Stacks, WS 290 M85h 2013 v1-2).
11. Klatt, Edward C. Robbins & Cotran Atlas of Pathology.
12. Kummer, Ann W. Cleft Palate & Craniofacial Anomalies: effects on speech & resonance (also: Ische Reserve, WV 440 K96 2014).
13. Lo, Bernard. Resolving Ethical Dilemmas: a guide for clinicians (also: Ische Reserve, WB 60 L78r 2013).
14. Mitchell, Richard N. Pocket Companion to Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease.
15. Physician Assistant: a guide to clinical practice (also: Ische Reserve, W 21.5 B21 2013).
16. McGee, Steven R. Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis.
17. Adams, Michael. Pharmacology for Nurses: a pathophysiologic approach.
18. Domino, Frank. The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2014.
19. Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary.
Thieme Electronic Book Library:
20. Koolman, Jan. Color Atlas of Biochemistry.
Attention researchers published in PubMed:
PubMed Commons is an exciting new pilot project from the National Library of Medicine that allows researchers to comment on any scientific publication indexed in PubMed and to read the comments of others.
“PubMed Commons is a forum for open and constructive criticism and discussion of scientific issues. It will thrive with high quality interchange from the scientific community.”
Currently, PubMed Commons is in a pilot testing phase and only invited participants can add and view comments in PubMed. However, anyone in the pilot phase can invite a fellow author indexed in PubMed. All they need is your PubMed ID (PMID) and e-mail address. For more information on how to join PubMed Commons click here and stay tuned for the next phase of this project!
Both Libraries will be closed Thursday, November 28th through Saturday, November 30th. Additionally the Isché Library will close at 6 pm on Wednesday, November 27th and the Dental Library will close at 5 pm. Both Libraries will re-open on Sunday, December 1st at their regular times, 11:30 am for the Dental Library and 1:30 pm for the Isché Library.
Those of you have visited the Dental Library in the past month may have been met with the sounds of hammers, drills, and paintbrushes coming from behind plastic sheeting. Now you can see what the cacophony was all about: a gorgeous set of lighted glass display cases.
They remain empty, but soon we will be moving many of the items currently displayed in the wooden cases to the right of the library doors in their new home. That area, then, will house much of our rare and old books collection.
Thanks to the School of Medicine Office of Student Technology, LSUHSC now has access to a new web-based clinical application designed to aid in visual diagnosis and patient education.
VisualDx allows point-of-care assistance for the user. The differential builder, diagnosis search, and medication search provide the information necessary to compare symptoms, visual cues, diagnosis, and treatment options. The VisualDx image bank contains over 25,000 medical images of diseases of the skin, hair, nails, eyes, lungs, etc. and shows variations by age, skin type, and stage.
You can watch a video overview of the application here: http://www.visualdx.com/features/video-overview.
Access to VisualDx is currently available through August 2014 for use on campus as well as off-campus for those with remote access privileges. Supported browsers are Internet Explorer 7+, Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. VisualDx also supports mobile wireless devices with a 3G or 4G connection.
Eight recent articles by LSUHSC-NO researchers are now on display in the Library for November and December. Along with October’s picks, they can be viewed in the Reference area (near the Library elevator), on the third floor of the Resource Center Building. These items are also part of the Library’s Faculty Publications Database.
The Faculty Publications Database includes publications authored by at least one member of the LSUHSC-New Orleans faculty, 1998 – present. Access to this database is available to the public.
The database is linked from the Library web page here. This page includes a handy link to a PDF of the monthly bibliography of display articles. To add your faculty publications, or for questions about this database, contact Kathy Kerdolff.
LSUHSC-NO authors are shown in bold print:
- Amoss J. “Attending rounds: Where do we go from here?: Comment on ‘attending rounds in the current era’.” JAMA Internal Medicine. 2013; 173(12):1089-1090.
- Dimitriades V, Gedalia A. “Interstitial lung disease as an unusual presenting symptom in juvenile dermatomyositis.” Clinical Pediatrics. 2013; 52(4):367-369.
- Hsieh MC, Wu XC, Andrews PA, Chen VW. “Racial and ethnic disparities in the incidence and trends of soft tissue sarcoma among adolescents and young adults in the United States, 1995-2008.” Journal of Adolescent & Young Adult Oncology. 2013; 2(3):89-94.
- Jeyakumar A, Wilson M, Sorrel JE, McIntire JB, Jones DD, Brickman TM, Arriaga M. “Monopolar cautery and adverse effects on cochlear implants.” JAMA Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery. 2013; 139(7):694-697.
- LeBlanc KE, LeBlanc LL, LeBlanc KA. “Inguinal hernias: Diagnosis and management.” American Family Physician. 2013; 87(12):844-848.
- Pellett AA, Myers L, Welsch M, Jazwinski SM, Welsh DA. “Left atrial enlargement and reduced physical function during aging.” Journal of Aging & Physical Activity. 2013; 21(4):417-432.
- Struckhoff AP, Rana MK, Kher SS, Burow ME, Hagan JL, Del Valle L, Worthylake RA. “PDZ-RhoGEF is essential for CXCR4-driven breast tumor cell motility through spatial regulation of RhoA.” Journal of Cell Science. 2013; 126(19):4514-4526.
- Trahan J, Serban D, Tender GC. “Gunshot wounds to the spine in Post-Katrina New Orleans.” Injury-International Journal of the Care of the Injured. 2013; 44(11):1601-1606.
The Libraries are open regular hours today, but would like to take a moment and thank all of our veterans as well as those currently serving.
If you haven’t seen it elsewhere, meet the oldest known living veteran, 107 year old Richard Overton of Texas who will be honored at the White House today. I don’t know that his recommendations of whiskey in your coffee and cigars would really work for all of us.
Today, Wednesday November 6th, is officially the 7th Annual Health and Wellness Event!
From: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: 3rd floor of the Medical Education Building (across from the cafeteria)
Inspired by the hugely successful NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), PhD2Published, a blog dedicated to helping academics publish, has announced that November is also AcWriMo (Academic Writing Month).
AcWriMo is a month long academic write-a-thon for academics at all stages of their careers. PhD2Published will support writers with dedicated posts about academic writing and thousands of Tweets to encourage you to keep going throughout the month.
According to their website:
“There are 6 basic rules:
1. Decide on your goal. You might count words, hours put in or projects achieved – it’s up to you. But try and push yourself a bit. (And if you need help counting our PhDometer app – the proceeds from which help fund this month-long writing extravaganza – was designed for just that!)
2. Declare it! Basically, just sign up on the AcWriMo 2013 Writing Accountability Spreadsheet and fill in the sections on what you’d like to achieve by the end of the month. Being accountable is key to this working for you. You need to feel a bit of pressure to get the work done. So sign up and add your goals as soon as you can.
3. Draft a strategy. Don’t start AcWriMo without doing a bit of planning and preparation. Get some reading done, carve out time slots in your schedule to dedicate to writing, even buy your favorite coffee. Sort out whatever you’ll need to write, and get it done now, there won’t be time when November comes around.
4. Discuss your progress. OK so being on Twitter and Facebook with us all day isn’t acceptable – you’ve got work to do – but checking-in at certain times is really important! We want to know how you’re getting on? What is working for you and what isn’t? Do you need help? Do you want to share a writing triumph? (You’ll find most discussion about AcWriMo on Twitter using the #AcWriMo hashtag, but if Facebook is more your thing, go there. Or use your own blog to keep in touch. You can even write little updates you want to share in the spreadsheet.)
5. Don’t slack off. As participant Bettina said of the first AcWriMo, you must ‘write like there’s no December!’ If you push yourself, you’ll quickly discover the tips and techniques that work best for YOU and that’ll save you even more time in the long-run.
6. Declare your results. It’s great to use the spreadsheet everyday (or as often as you can) to chart how you’re getting on, but even if you can’t do that, you MUST announce your results at the end of the month. Our writing community benefits not only from sharing in your achievements, but knowing what didn’t work and being reminded that, at the end of the day, we’re all human!”
So everyone should go forth and WRITE… That’s what I’ll be doing this month!
The Isché Library’s new 3rd floor copier has a feature that allows you to scan to a flash drive or an sd memory card; the instructions for using this service are posted on the machine and it is free.
PubMed Commons, a new forum community created for online collaboration for “constructive criticism and discussion of scientific issues,” has introduced a pilot version.
During its closed pilot phase, PubMed Commons will be allowing accounts using approved email addresses from PubMed authors to participate. NIH or Wellcome Trust grant recipients can also join and invite others to join. You can test whether you have access here http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedcommons/join/. Users will also need a My NCBI account.
Find answers to frequently asked questions on this page: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedcommons/faq/.
From Facilities Services:
Friday morning, October 18, from 7:00 am through 2:00 pm, South Roman Street will be closed at Gravier Street. Access to and from the Roman St. Garage will only be available from Tulane Avenue. No one will be able to enter the intersection of South Roman Street and Gravier Street during this closure. The street is being closed by the Sewerage & Water Board to facilitate paving in the intersection.
The photocopiers in the Isché and Dental Libraries can no longer accept cash. They will only work with PayPaw from now on. This change was authorized by the managing department, Auxiliary Enterprises.
Here are this weekend’s street closures as reported by Associate Vice Chancellor John Ball:
“From Friday morning, October 11, at 7:00 am through Monday evening, October 14, South Roman Street will be closed at Gravier Street. Access to and from the Roman St. Garage will only be available from Tulane Avenue. No one will be able to enter the intersection of South Roman Street and Gravier Street during this closure. The street is being closed by the Sewerage & Water Board to facilitate sewer repairs and paving in the intersection.
Thank you for your patience.”