PubMed and security warnings

Today PubMed along with all NCBI sites permanently changed their web addresses to use the HTTPS protocol. Unfortunately, this is now prompting a security warning when using the Library’s off-campus link to PubMed. Although in this case there is no real danger in proceeding, you will need to add a security exception to your browser in order to get to PubMed.

For Chrome, first click “Advanced”


Then click the link that begins with “Proceed to…” in order to add the exception to Chrome:


In Internet Explorer, click the link “Continue to this website (not recommended)”:


In Firefox, first click the “Add Exception” button:


Then click “Confirm Security Exception” to add it to Firefox:


Finally, for those for whom Safari is your browser of choice, you just need to click the “Continue” button in the window that pops up:


If you need any help with this or other Library resources, do not hesitate to contact us.

New JAMA Publication: Black Gains in Life Expectancy

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has published a new article by Dr. Victor R. Fuchs entitled “Black Gains in Life Expectancy”. The article explains how much the life expectancy of Black Americans have increased. The article goes on to detail the leading factors which contributed in closing the cap between Black life expectancy and White life expectancy between the years  of 1995 and 2014.

The journal issue is available to LSUHSC faculty, staff & students. It can be accessed off-campus with a valid LSUHSC library barcode & PIN. You can find more information at our remote access webpage.

If you are on campus or already logged in, you can access the article here.


RefWorks is currently developing a new and improved version of itself referred to simply as the new RefWorks. At this time, the new RefWorks does not have all of the same functionality as the old RefWorks, which is now referred to as legacy RefWorks. As such, we will not be migrating our subscription to the new RefWorks until all of the kinks have been straightened out. If you are prompted with a choice between the legacy version (orange) and the new version (blue), please select the legacy version (orange).



We will let you know when the new version is ready for prime time. As always, if you need assistance, please feel free to contact us.

Prepub articles now available in BrowZine

If you use BrowZine to keep track of your favorite journals or to discover new ones, a recent update has brought the ability to scan articles that have yet to be assigned to a specific issue of a journal. These prepublication or epub ahead of print articles are now available through the “Articles in Press” link in the web and mobile versions of BrowZine.

On the web version, once you’ve found a journal you would like to peruse, look for the “Articles in Press” link just below the journal’s image:


On the Android and iOS apps, tap the “Available Issues” button, and you will now see these early view articles at the top of the list of available issues:


For more information about the Library’s version of BrowZine, check out our LibGuide with information on how to use this great service to keep up on current journal literature.

If you need any assistance with this or any other resources available from the Library, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Cambridge journals and security warnings

The web addresses for all Cambridge University Press journals have changed and as a result you will see a message regarding the security certificate for the new location. Although in this case there is no real danger in proceeding to the new site, you will need to add a security exception to your browser in order to view content from these journals. Each browser handles this situation in a different way, so hopefully the following will help you get to that Cambridge content.

For Chrome, click on “Advanced” and then click the link that begins with “Proceed to…”

Chrome Cambridge Certificate

In Internet Explorer, click the link “Continue to this website (not recommended)”


In Firefox, first click the “Add Exception” button:

FF Cambridge 1

Then click “Confirm Security Exception”

FF Cambridge 2

Finally, for those for whom Safari is your browser of choice, you just need to click the “Continue” button in the window that pops up:

Safari Cambridge

Regardless of which browser you use, once you add this exception you will now be able to proceed to any journals from Cambridge without further harassment.

If you need any help with this or other Library resources, do not hesitate to contact us.

Labor Day Hours

The Libraries will be closed Sunday and Monday, September 4th and 5th for the Labor Day Holiday. The Isché Library will be open Saturday, September 3rd from 9:30 am – 6pm.

Both Libraries will be re-open at 8am on Tuesday, September 6th.

Faculty Publications for September

September tiger beadsA 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:

  1. Abbott SE, Bandera EV, Qin B, Peres LC, Moorman PG, Barnholtz-Sloan J, Schwartz AG, Funkhouser E, Peters ES, Cote ML, Alberg AJ, Terry P, Bondy M, Paddock LE, Crankshaw S, Wang F, Camacho F, Schildkraut JM. Recreational physical activity and ovarian cancer risk in African American women. Cancer Med. 2016;5(6):1319-27.
  2. Adorno M, Garbee D, Marix ML. Advanced literature searches. Clin Nurse Spec. 2016;30(3):141-144.
  3. Barham HP, Sacks R, Harvey RJ. Hemostatic materials and devices. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2016;49(3):577-84.
  4. Dimitriades VR, Sorensen R. Rheumatologic manifestations of primary immunodeficiency diseases. Clin Rheumatol. 2016;35(4):843-50.
  5. Kangelaris KN, Ware LB, Wang CY, Janz DR, Zhuo H, Matthay MA, Calfee CS. Timing of intubation and clinical outcomes in adults with acute respiratory distress syndrome. Crit Care Med. 2016;44(1):120-129.
  6. Kepper M, Sothern M, Zabaleta J, Ravussin E, Velasco-Gonzalez C, Leonardi C, Griffiths L, Park C, Estrada J, Scribner R. Prepubertal children exposed to concentrated disadvantage: An exploratory analysis of inflammation and metabolic dysfunction. Obesity. 2016;24(5):1148-53.
  7. Kline DG. Silas Weir Mitchell and “The Strange Case of George Dedlow”. Neurosurg Focus. 2016;41(1):E5.
  8. Polhemus DJ, Gao J, Scarborough AL, Trivedi R, McDonough KH, Goodchild TT, Smart F, Kapusta DR, Lefer DJ. Radiofrequency renal denervation protects the ischemic heart via inhibition of GRK2 and increased nitric oxide signaling. Circ Res. 2016;119(3):470-480.

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.

Link resolver now available in STAT!Ref

We are happy to announce the WebBridge Link Resolver is now available for journal articles cited in all STAT!Ref books. Look for citations to articles in the “Selected Readings” areas throughout the works:

StatRef Citations

When you click these linked citations, you will now see the “LSUHSC-NO Check Full Text” link resolver icon to check whether the Library has access to that article:

StatRef LR Icon

If you need any more information on the WebBridge Link Resolver, be sure to check out this LibGuide. If you need assistance with these or any other Library resources, please do not hesitate to contact us.

E-Books Display!

The Isché Library is kicking off the fall semester by featuring E-book editions of required textbooks! The newest editions of the books on display are available in our online catalog.

The display is located near the 3rd floor elevator along with the links to the current E-book edition. Subjects include physiology, anatomy, dermatology, nursing, biochemistry, pathology, diagnostic examination, anesthesia, obstetrics, and more.

These books and many more are available for online access.

Featured E-books from EBSCOhost:

EBSCOhost E-books may be printed, saved, or emailed one chapter at a time


Featured E-books from AccessMedicine:

AccessMedicine    AccessMedicine E-books may be printed one chapter at a time but may not be saved.


Featured E-books from LWW Health Library:

lww    LWW Health Library E-books may be printed one chapter at a time but may not be saved. Emailed chapters are valid for 72 hours only.


Other Featured E-books:

New search option added to link resolver

Every now and then there is a hiccup in the process by which information goes through a number of channels in order to get you to your article when using the WebBridge Link Resolver from many Library databases. If you’ve seen the dreaded “No DOI found” message, you’ve probably wondered where to go next.

DOI Search Error

We are happy to report we have added an option that now gives you the option to get to the journal where the article you need is published if you see the above screen when attempting to retrieve an article. For those resources where the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is integral to this process, you will now see another link that will bring to to the journal’s site:

Alternate Search Option

If you encounter the “DOI not found” error, just return to the link resolver result screen and click the alternate link to get to the journal or the publisher’s site.

We hope that this will help alleviate some of the trouble that you have getting articles through the link resolver. If you need more information about the WebBridge Link Resolver, check out our LibGuide. Also, if you need help with this or any other Library resources, please contact us.

LSUHSC-NO Nursing School Ranks Among Top 10 in U.S!

The School of Nursing at LSUHSC New Orleans was ranked among the top ten schools in the United States in the inaugural rankings of Nursing Schools Almanac.

Our School of Nursing ranked ninth on the list of Top 100 nursing schools in the United States, second overall in the Southeast, and fifth among public nursing schools in the United States!

Nursing Schools Almanac’s mission is to provide an accurate, complete, and powerful online resource for aspiring nurses to make educational decisions.

Their research team collected data on more than 3,200 nursing schools and campuses throughout the United States and evaluated each school on three dimensions: the institution’s academic prestige and perceived value; the breadth and depth of nursing programs offered; and student success, particularly on the NCLEX national licensure exam.

Congratulations to the School of Nursing for standing out as a NLN Center of Excellence™ and sustaining an impressive pass rate of 95-98% on the NCLEX-RN exam over the past six years!

Happy 70th to the CDC

We’re just over a month late, but July 1 was the anniversary for the founding of the Centers for Disease Control. The Center was founded in 1946 from the Malaria Control in War Areas, a program within the U.S. Public Health Service. Enjoy this timeline of their history.

Dental Library – Emergency Closure 8/4/16

The Dental Library is currently closed due to a power outage. The Library plans on reopening tomorrow morning at 8am.

Librarian & Photographer

For the 2nd time, the Libraries’ own Hanna Kwasik, Head Cataloging and Serials Librarian, has won prizes in the City Park photo contest. She won 1st place in the Recreation & Sports Category and 3rd place in the Animal Category!

Gondola Ride Under the Clouds - Hanna Kwasik 2016 1st Place - Recreation-Sports

Gondola Ride Under the Clouds – Hanna Kwasik 2016
1st Place – Recreation-Sports


Cricket - Hanna Kwasik 2016 3rd Place - Animals

Cricket – Hanna Kwasik 2016
3rd Place – Animals

Hanna has previously won in the 2014 City Park photo contest but this is her first time taking the top prize in a category. She has also had award winning photos in (Spring 2014) and Oak Alley (Fall 2015) contests.