INNOPAC Downtime 2/18/19 – Complete

An upgrade of the INNOPAC system will happen beginning at 9am on Monday, February 18th. The outage is expected to last 2 hours at the most. The library catalog and related services will not work during the upgrade.

Thanks for your patience.

 

*Edit 8:20am* The upgrade began early and is already complete.

RefWorks Downtime

RefWorks will be unavailable for about an hour tonight due to scheduled maintenance to solve a tricky issue.

From RefWorks/ProQuest:

RefWorks will be offline

We want to make you aware that on Wednesday February 13th at 9:00pm (CST) there will be scheduled maintenance on RefWorks for approximately 1 hour to address an issue preventing some users from creating RefWorks accounts. During this window new and legacy RefWorks will be offline. Write-n-Cite will be available offline, but users will not be able to sync their references with RefWorks.

At the end of the maintenance, all existing references will be available.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Maintenance Start: Wednesday February 13th at 9:00pm (CST)
Maintenance Completion: Wednesday February 13th at 10:00pm (CST)

So, if you were planning to do some research tonight, schedule a little break and maybe do a little last minute Valentine’s Day shopping for your significant other. Or for yourself.

February Faculty Publications

 A new selection of lovely articles have 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.

  1. Honore PA. Public health finance: Contributions from the journal of public health management & practice. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2019;25(1):17-18.
  2. Aguilar EA, Hijazi H, Nastasie R, Barry S, Reske T, Campbell JS. The question of polypharmacy revisited. J La State Med Soc. 2018;170(Nov/Dec):188-193.
  3. Arrouk R, Herdes RE, Karpinski AC, Hyman PE. Serum-derived bovine immunoglobulin for children with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome. Pediatric Health Med Ther. 2018;9129-133.
  4. Dasa V, Lim S, Heeckt P. Real-world evidence for safety and effectiveness of repeated courses of hyaluronic acid injections on the time to knee replacement surgery. Am J Orthop. 2018;47(7):.
  5. Dong S, Bluher M, Zhang Y, Wu H, Alahari SK. Development of insulin resistance in nischarin mutant female mice. Int J Obes. 2018;.
  6. Lim S, Atwi N, Long S, Toshav A, Lau FH. Variations in the anterolateral thigh flap’s vascular anatomy in african americans. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2018;34(4):300-306.
  7. Watson ZL, Washington SD, Phelan DM, Lewin AS, Tuli SS, Schultz GS, Neumann DM, Bloom DC. In vivo knockdown of the herpes simplex virus 1 latency-associated transcript reduces reactivation from latency. J Virol.  2018;92(16):1-10.
  8. Xu J, Sriramula S, Lazartigues E. Excessive glutamate stimulation impairs ACE2 activity through ADAM17-mediated shedding in cultured cortical neurons. Cell Mol Neurobiol. 2018; 38: 1235-1242.

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.

Ische Library Closing @ 6pm 1/31/19

The Isché Library will close at 6pm on Thursday, January 31st. The Resource Center Building will be without running water from 6-10pm that day.

While the Library Commons will not close, we ask that patrons please use the restrooms in other buildings during this interval.

Killer wallpaper?

Earlier this month, the National Library of Medicine announced they had finished digitizing the popular and possibly deadly book Shadows from the Walls of Death: Facts and Inferences Prefacing a Book of Specimens of Arsenical Wall Papers.  It is now available for free to the public at no risk of our lives.

 

Shadows from the Walls of Death, printed in 1874 and measuring about 22 by 30 inches, is a noteworthy book for two reasons: its rarity, and the fact that, if you touch it, it might kill you.” (Zawacki, 2018)  Dr. Robert M. Kedzie a professor of Chemistry at Michigan State Agricultural college (now MSU) created the book in an attempt to call attention to the dangers of arsenical pigments that were extremely popular in wallpaper at the time.  The book contains 84 samples of wallpaper colored with arsenical pigment (especially the vivid green colors Scheel’s Green or Paris Green) which he legally purchased from leading wallpaper dealers all over Michigan.  At the time, it was known that arsenic was poisonous when eaten but no one knew that the pigment would shed microscopic dust that when inhaled or ingested would slowly poison the inhabitants of the home.  Dr. Kedzie created 100 copies of Shadows from the Walls of Death and sent them to public libraries across the state – only 4 are known to exist currently.  The other three surviving copies are located at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Harvard University. (Take a look at this great article from Atlas Obscura in 2018.)

 

 

In addition to the fascinating subject matter of this book, it is interesting to note the procedures the National Library of Medicine had to follow in order to digitize the content. NLM worked with NIH Department of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) and using equipment at the Smithsonian Libraries, developed a workflow that protected the library personnel and the book during the digitization process.  The process and more on the history of arsenic-pigments are described in a three part post in NLM’s blog, Circulating Now: From the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine. (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

 

 

NLM exhibit “Physician Assistants” now at Isché Library!

The National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit “Physician Assistants: Collaboration and Care” is now at the LSUHSC-NO Isché Library. The display will be set up in the Library Commons on the third floor of the Resource Center until March 2.

Physician Assistants are nationally certified professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat, and care for patients, with physician supervision. This exhibit covers the history of the PA profession, the profession’s emphasis on diversity, and the many ways in which PAs care for patients in the United States and across the globe.

Digitial signage display

Helpful links and educational resources provided by the National Library of Medicine in conjunction with the exhibit include lesson plans for upper elementary and high school classes, a higher education module with instructor resources, and a bibliography of additional readings.

This exhibition was created by the National Library of Medicine with assistance from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.  Additional information about this exhibit can be found online: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/pa-collaborationandcare/index.html

Libraries Closed for MLK, Jr Day

Both the Isché and Dental Libraries will be closed on Monday, January 21st in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday. The Libraries will be open regular hours on the Sunday before and the Tuesday after.

ProQuest/RefWorks Maintenance This Weekend

Attention Weekend Research Warriors! ProQuest will be taking down their site for product maintenance this weekend. This will affect our access of their databases Saturday night beginning at 9pm until Sunday morning at about 5am. Of course these times may vary slightly as with any database maintenance. Hopefully the upgrades will run smoothly and we will be up and running for our Sunday warriors.

The notice from ProQuest:

To maintain the currency and security of ProQuest products, we are performing maintenance on many ProQuest products beginning on January 19, 2019.

During the maintenance window, most ProQuest products will be temporarily unavailable, including RefWorks.

 

Ische Library Emergency Closure 1/15/19

The Isché Library will close at 5pm today, January 15th due to a water shut off by the Sewerage and Water Board. There will be no running water in the Resource Center, the Human Development Center and the Seton Building for at least 3 hours.

The Library Commons will probably remain open but please do not attempt to use the restrooms on the 3rd floor without verifying that the water has been restored.

Ische Library Copiers

*Update 2/4/19 3:30pm* Copiers are now scanning to either an email or a jumpdrive.

*Update 1/15/19 10:30am* Copiers are now charging the correct amount, 10¢  for black and white and 25¢ for color (3rd floor only). Scanning is still not working.

The Isché Library copiers on the 3rd and 5th floors were replaced on Friday with newer models. Unfortunately there was an error in programming so right now a single copy costs $10million dollars. Scanning has not been enabled. The 4th floor copier is still the older model so it is currently working. We hope this will be resolved soon and apologize for the inconvenience.

More sections of JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) now available!

The Library is happy to announce we have added access to four more sections of JoVE/Journal of Visualized Experiments.

The new sections of JoVE now available are:

These new sections join the six we added to our collection in 2018:

One issue we would like to point out is indexing of JoVE in PubMed: all sections are handled as belonging to one journal, so please be sure the video you need belongs to one of the sections above. All sections of JoVE to which the Library subscribes are available both on- and off-campus

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

ILLiad Downtime for Upgrade – Restored

*Service Restored* 9:40am 1/7/19

The Libraries’ ILLiad ILL system will be down for an upgrade beginning at 9am on Monday, January 7th. The window for the outage is 2 hours.

Thanks for your patience during this time.

New Year, New Faculty Publications (Jan 2019)

A new, fresh selection of articles have 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.

  1. Cameron JE, Rositch AF, Vielot NA, Mugo NR, Kwatampora JKL, Waweru W, Gilliland AE, Hagensee ME, Smith JS. Epstein-barr virus, high-risk human papillomavirus and abnormal cervical cytology in a prospective cohort of african female sex workers. Sex Transm Dis. 2018;45(10):666-672.
  2. Kanotra SP, Vaitaitis V, Hopkins H, Fletcher M, Gonsoulin CK, Keith B. Impact of supraglottoplasty on parental preception of swallowing using a 10 question swallowing index. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018;109:122-126.
  3. Li Z, Polhemus DJ, Lefer DJ. Evolution of hydrogen sulfide therapeutics to treat cardiovascular disease. Circ Res. 2018;123(5):590-600.
  4. Marrero CE, Igbokwe LI, Leonardi C. Access to orthopedic care post medicaid expansion through the affordable care act. J Natl Med Assoc. 2018;.
  5. Nanney JT, Conrad EJ, Reuther ET, Wamser-Nanney RA, McCloskey M, Constans JI. Motivational interviewing for victims of armed community violence: A nonexperimental pilot feasibility study. Psychol Violence. 2018;8(2):259-268.
  6. Orangio GR. The economics of colon cancer. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2018;27(2):327-347.
  7. Scribner RA, Radix RL, Gilliland AE, Leonardi C, Ferguson TF, Noel TP, Andall RG, Andall NR, Radix C, Frank R, Benjamin J, James J, Benjamin R, Waechter RL, Sothern MS. Absence of adolescent obesity in grenada: Is this a generational effect? Front Public Health. 2018;6204.
  8. Wadhwa P, Yu Q, Zhu H, Townsend JA. Dental age difference in children with ADHD. J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2018;42(3):208-211.

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.

New Sunday Hours at Ische

The Isché Library will begin opening at 9:30am every Sunday, beginning on January 6, 2019.

Science Translational Medicine now available!

The Libraries are pleased to announce that we now have a subscription to the journal Science Translational Medicine. You will be able to retrieve articles for the entire run of this title from 2009 to the present.

When off-campus, you will need to authenticate in order to access this journal either by using your LSUHSC-NO e-mail and password via OpenAthens or your Library barcode and PIN. Off-campus information is available here.

We know this is a journal that will be of great use, and are glad to finally add it to our subscriptions. If you need any help with this or other Library resources, please do not hesitate to contact us.