Whew..Thanks for the information from Janice Nugent, MD, MSN, School of Medicine.
The Isché Library is pleased to welcome Monica Wise to our Circulation department. She is a native New Orleanian and recently returned home from Birmingham, AL. She holds a degree in Mass Communications from Dillard University. Welcome, welcome, welcome!
Dynamed is a point-of-care resource for anyone involved with treatment of patients. It is available through our Databases and also as an app for Android and Apple devices. You can download the app from the Google Play Store or the ITunes App Store. Once the app is downloaded, follow these instructions to authenticate Dynamed for use on your mobile device.
The LSUHSC-NO Libraries are now offering free 3D printing and scanning!
A Makerbot Replicator Mini and a Makerbot Digitizer are available at the Isché and Dental Libraries. The printer and scanner are available for free to all faculty, residents, students, and staff of LSUHSC-NO.
The Libraries received an Emerging Technologies Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine / South Central Region to purchase the equipment and make it available to our patrons. The purpose of the award is to foster the creativity and encourage innovation in the health sciences. We encourage you to come in and try them out even if you have never used 3D printer or scanner before. We are happy to introduce the technology to you so you can create on your own.
Come in to the Library or go to our website for more information on the technology and our policies.
Beginning with the fall semester, the LSUHSC-NO Libraries will be adding assistance with scholarly publishing and other communication needs to our existing services and resources (such as tailored instruction in the classroom or in your office, myriad databases and other resources, and chat reference). Experienced library staff will provide LSUHSC-NO users with a range of services, including but not limited to copyediting that targets spelling, grammatical accuracy, consistency, and flow; reviews to ensure that manuscripts conform to publisher requirements; reference verification; and training on writing skills and other relevant topics. For more information, contact us by email or call (568-8339) today.
The LSUHSC-New Orleans Libraries are pleased to announce that we now have access to a new exam review database, BoardVitals. Our access to BoardVitals is available through our subscription to STAT!Ref.
Our subscription includes 8 test banks:
- NBDE Part I
- NBDE Part II
- USMLE Step 1
- USMLE Step 1, Part 2
- USMLE Step 2
- USMLE Step 3
Setting up an account is easy with your lsuhsc.edu email address!
There are a few ways to get to the BoardVitals registration page:
- If you are on campus, you can go directly to the BoardVitals sign up page: https://www.boardvitals.com/users/sign_up, or you can log in to the STAT!Ref database from the Library’s web page, and then click on the BoardVitals link.
- If you are off-campus, you can access the STAT!Ref database from the Library’s web page remotely using your library barcode and PIN. Don’t forget to use an “Off Campus Access” link. Once you are logged into our STAT!Ref subscription, click on the BoardVitals link.
Fill out the sign-up application on the BoardVitals platform making sure to use your lsuhsc.edu email account. Shortly after you submit your application, BoardVitals will send you an email with a link to accept and confirm your account. Once that process is complete, you can sign in using your email address and new password to access our subscribed tests. You can then access BoardVitals through our STAT!Ref database or by going directly to the BoardVitals web site: http://www.boardvitals.com/.
Please note that once on the BoardVitals platform, there will be options to trial or purchase other test banks on your account (and personal dollar). These options are not funded through our subscription.
BoardVitals has created some helpful video tutorials, so be sure to check those out – https://www.boardvitals.com/video.
We hope you find this new resource helpful in your studies!
RefWorks will be down for maintenance starting at 9pm, Saturday, August 8th, and lasting 8 hours until 5:00 am on Sunday, August 9th.
During this time RefWorks will not be available, and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance.
We apologize for any inconvenience this outage may cause, and we appreciate your patience while RefWorks is unavailable.
Here’s a quick timeline of the various hospitals grouped together as New Orleans Charity Hospital condensed from John Salvaggio’s History of Charity Hospital (available in print in the Isché Library) with additions since its 1992 publication.
The first Charity Hospital was the provisional Ursuline Convent at Bienville and Chartres in 1736 and was called L’Hospital des Pauvres de la Charité or Hospital of St. John.
The second (built 1743 and destroyed 1779 by hurricane) and third, San Carlos Hospital or Hospital of St. Charles, (built 1785 and destroyed 1809 by fire) hospitals were built near Basin St.
The fourth hospital opened in 1815 at State House Square (Canal, Common, Philippa and Baronne) or roughly the location of the Roosevelt Hotel.
The fifth hospital was completed in 1833 and was designed to house 400 – 550 patients. The Daughters of Charity took over the administration of the hospital in 1834. A photo of this location from the 1921 resides in the Library Commons.
The sixth hospital (Big Charity) opened its doors in 1939 and closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
The seventh hospital, the Interim LSU Hospital, functioned from 2006 through 2015.
University Medical Center New Orleans, which opened on August 1st, is the 8th hospital in a direct line from that first hospital over 275 years ago.
As we approach the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we are dedicating our Faculty Publications display for the next two months to articles about the storm and its impact on our schools, hospitals, and community. August’s display will focus on the immediate and short term effects: the damage to the campuses, and the efforts of our community to not only survive the damage left in the wake of catastrophic flooding but to learn from it. After reviewing the scores of articles published by our faculty and researchers, we have selected 24 articles, representing all of our schools, that we feel will give the best overview of the impact of the storm on our research community and on the community we serve.
These 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. 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 articles to be featured, with the LSUHSC-NO researchers in bold print:
1. Aldridge K, Besch CL, Belmares J, Broyles S, Clark RA, DiCarlo RP, Dumestre J, Figueroa J, Gootee P, Hagensee ME, Hull A, Lillis R, Lopez F, Maffei J, Murphy M, Nsuami M, Martin D, Pindaro C, Taylor SN, Wilcox R, Zachary J. Eight months later: Hurricane Katrina aftermath challenges facing the infectious diseases section of the Louisiana State University Health Science Center. Clin Infect Dis. 2006;43(4):485-489.
2. Barkemeyer BM. Practicing neonatology in a blackout: The university hospital NICU in the midst of hurricane Katrina: Caring for children without power or water. Pediatrics. 2006;117(5):S369-74.
3. Bedimo-Rung AL, Thomson JL, Mowen AJ, Gustat J, Tompkins BJ, Strikmiller PK, Sothern MS. The condition of neighborhood parks following hurricane Katrina: Development of a post-hurricane assessment instrument. J Phys Act Health. 2008;5(1):45-57.
4. Bernard M, Mathews PR. Evacuation of a maternal-newborn area during hurricane Katrina. MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs. 2008;33(4):213-223.
5. Blatz M, Ripps A. Hurricane Katrina from a faculty perspective. Pract Proced Aesthet Dent. 2006;18(2):124.
6. Brevard SB, Weintraub SL, Aiken JB, Halton EB, Duchesne JC, McSwain Jr. NE, Hunt JP, Marr AB. Analysis of disaster response plans and the aftermath of hurricane Katrina: Lessons learned from a level I trauma center. J Trauma. 2008;65(5):1126-1132.
7. DiCarlo RP, Hilton CW, Chauvin SW, Delcarpio JB, Lopez FA, McClugage SG, Letourneau JG, Smith R, Hollier LH. Survival and recovery: Maintaining the educational mission of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Acad Med. 2007;82(8):745-756.
8. Dugan EM, Snow MS, Crowe SR. Working with children affected by hurricane Katrina: Two case studies in play therapy. Child Adolesc Ment Health. 2010;15(1):52-55.
9. Duggal A, Letourneau JG, Bok LR. LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans Department of Radiology: Effects of Hurricane Katrina. Acad Radiol. 2009;16(5):584-592.
10. Fidel PLJ, Pousson RG. Hurricane Katrina and the LSU Dental School(s): A remarkable encounter of survival. J Dent Res. 2007;86(3):198-201.
11. Giarratano G, Orlando S, Savage J. Perinatal nursing in uncertain times: The Katrina effect. MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs. 2008;33(4):249-257.
12. Hoxsey RJ, Smith M, Miller JM,Jr, Nolan TE. Surviving disaster: Assessment of obstetrics and gynecology training at Louisiana State University-New Orleans before and after hurricane Katrina. Am J Med Sci. 2008;336(2):151-155.
13. Kline DG. Historical vignette: Inside and somewhat outside Charity. J Neurosurg. 2007;106(1):180-188.
14. Krane NK, DiCarlo RP, Kahn MJ. Medical education in post-Katrina New Orleans: A story of survival and renewal. J Am Med Assoc. 2007;298(9):1052-1055.
15. Leder HA, Rivera P. Six days in Charity Hospital: Two doctors’ ordeal in hurricane Katrina. Compr Ther. 32(1):2-9.
16. Martinez JA. Three years after hurricane Katrina: Advancements in ACGME competency-based training in the internal medicine residency program at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Am J Med Sci. 2008;336(2):161-165.
17. O’Leary JP. Surgery in a disaster: Assessing the lessons of the Katrina event. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2007;92(9):8-11.
18. Osofsky HJ. In the eye of Katrina: Surviving the storm and rebuilding an academic department of psychiatry. Acad Psychiatry. 2007;31(3):183-187.
19. Osofsky HJ, Osofsky JD, Kronenberg M, Brennan A, Hansel TC. Posttraumatic stress symptoms in children after hurricane Katrina: Predicting the need for mental health services. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2009;79(2):212-220.
20. Sanders CV. Hurricane Katrina and the LSU-New Orleans Department of Medicine: Impact and lessons learned. Am J Med Sci. 2006;332(5):283-288.
21. Swartz WJ, Spriggs LL, Oliver PD, Venuti JM, Casey GP, Whitworth Jr. RH. Survival of a gross anatomy course in the wake of hurricane Katrina. Clin Anat. 2007;20(4):357-361.
22. Taylor E, Jacobs R, Marsh ED. First year post-Katrina: Changes in occupational performance and emotional responses. Occup Ther Ment Health. 2011;27(1):3-25.
23. Townsend MH. Medical student education in psychiatry after Katrina: Disaster and renewal. Acad Psychiatry. 2007;31(3):205-210.
24. VanMeter K. Katrina at Charity Hospital: Much ado about something. Am J Med Sci. 2006;332(5):251-254.
At the beginning of September we will be spotlighting 24 faculty publications exploring how far we have come since the storm and the long term effects of the devastation.
In October we will resume our regular presentation of recent faculty publications.
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 articles, 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 publications by our research community.
Our own dental school band, Developmental Groove, will be playing this weekend on Saturday night in Lakeview. We have been hired to play the Power Mile Road Race after party. They are headlining this event and are very proud to have been asked to do so. Please come out, show your support and enjoy the show!
The stage will be set up at Harrison and Argonne near Edward Hynes Charter School.
List of Events:
5:00 – Begin race day registration
6:15 – 1/2 mi Youth Race Start
6:30 – 1 mi Open Race Start
6:30(ish) – Band start set 1
7:00 – RRCA Champ 1mi Start
7:20 – Awards Presentation
7:40 – Band start set 2
9:00 – Event closing
Non-runners who want to come out and enjoy the festivities can also purchase tickets for the after-party which includes music, food and beverages. Abita is a sponsor as well as 4-5 local restaurants. These tickets are $10 and all tickets can be purchased the day of the race beginning at 5:00pm.
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:
- Bentzley JP, Coker-Bolt P, Moreau NG, Hope K, Ramakrishnan V, Brown T, Mulvihill D, Jenkins D. Kinematic measurement of 12-week head control correlates with 12-month neurodevelopment in preterm infants. Early Hum Dev. 2015;91(2):159-164.
- Burn BR, Varner KJ. Environmentally persistent free radicals (EPFRs) compromise left ventricular function during ischemia/reperfusion injury. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2015;308(9):H998-H1006.
- DeVos EL, Totten VY, Moreno-Walton L, Holliman CJ, Mulligan T, Jacquet GA, Bodiwalla G. How to start and operate a national emergency medicine specialty organisation. Afr J Emerg Med. 2015;4(4):200-205.
- Gilpin NW, Herman MA, Roberto M. The central amygdala as an integrative hub for anxiety and alcohol use disorders. Biol Psychiatry. 2015;77(10):859-869.
- Hulin MW, Lawrence MN, Amato RJ, Weed PF, Winsauer PJ. Comparison of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and pregnanolone with existing pharmacotherapies for alcohol abuse on ethanol- and food-maintained responding in male rats. Alcohol. 2015;49(2):127-38.
- Mader EC,Jr, Richeh W, Ochoa JM, Sullivan LL, Gutierrez AN, Lovera JF. Tumefactive multiple sclerosis and hepatitis C virus 2a/2C infection: Dual benefit of long-term interferon beta-1a therapy? J Neurol Sci. 2015;349(1-2):239-42.
- Moody-Thomas S, Nasuti L, Yi Y, Celestin MD, Horswell R, Land TG. Effect of systems change and use of electronic health records on quit rates among tobacco users in a public hospital system. Am J Public Health. 2015;(Suppl 2):e1-e7.
- Trommelen RD, Hebert L, Nelson TK. Impact on physical therapy and audiology students of an interprofessional case-based learning experience in education of vestibular disorders. J Allied Health. 2014;43(4):194-200.
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.
The Libraries will be closed Friday – Sunday, July 3rd – 5th for the Independence Day Holiday. Also on Thursday, July 2nd, the Dental Library will close at 5 pm and the Isché Library will close at 6 pm.
EBSCO is one of the Library’s many eBook providers, and over the past two years, we have been able to substantially increase our eBook offerings through the EBSCOhost platform. We currently have over 100 titles in a variety of disciplines that support each of our 6 schools.
All of the EBSCO eBooks are accessible through our library catalog and E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List, but now we have added another access point through our list of databases under ebooks (EBSCOhost). This option will allow the user to browse and search all of the EBSCO eBooks in one place. To see a complete listing of our EBSCO eBooks, be sure to click on the “eBooks” link on the top banner of the database and then select “View All” on the “Highlights” bar.
Don’t forget to check out all of our eBook collections. We have created a handy-dandy ebooks LibGuides to help you navigate all the different options.
*EDIT* The problem was resolved at 10:45 am. Please contact the Library if you continue to experience difficulties accessing library resources.
We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our library catalog and online products. We are working to resolve the issue and will post more information as it becomes available.
We apologize for any inconvenience this outage causes.