Among the varied categories of ebooks in the new ScienceDirect EBS Collection are a few that might not seem too relevant to our mission here at the medical school. Take the Computer Science category for example. Yes, there are some pretty IT-specific books that may not mesh with your particular specialty, but there are some real pearls in there as well. And, since September 18th is National IT Professionals Day, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to spotlight this category.
In this category you can find books on computational biology and computer applications for research data. If you are interested in cyber security, there are books on protecting patient information and accessing legacy data. And then there’s the Cloud.
So please take a moment to explore this category and see what’s there. And if you can, thank an IT professional for keeping us rocking and rolling!
Have you had a chance yet to review our new collection of ebooks from ScienceDirect? There are over 5000 titles, published between 2013 and 2017, across a wide range of disciplines. Every week we will be highlighting a different category in the Library blog.
Since this week coincides with National Suicide Prevention Week (September 10th – 16th), we have decided to focus on the Psychology category. In addition to books about suicide awareness, there are texts on addiction, psychopharmacology, and PTSD. You will also find a wealth of information ranging from animal-assisted therapy to computer-based applications to caregiver support. There are educational applications to learning, behavior modification, autism, and stress management.
These ebooks may only be available for the next year. After that, the best loved, most used titles will be added to our virtual collection. Please take a few moments to check out what’s available and maybe find the perfect text for you research needs.
This month the Isché Library is featuring some of our newest E-books on the New Books Display, located near the 3rd floor elevator. If you would like information on how to access E-books, the circulation staff would be happy to assist you.
These books and many more are available for online access.
Featured E-books from ScienceDirect EBS Collection:
The ScienceDirect EBS Collection is a group of e-books the LSUHSC Libraries have access to through June 2018. After that time, the most-used books will be added to the Libraries’ permanent collections.
Featured E-books from EBSCOhost:
EBSCOhost E-books may be printed, saved, or emailed one chapter at a time.
Featured E-books from Ovid:
Featured E-books from AccessMedicine:
AccessMedicine E-books may be printed one chapter at a time.
These are just some of the latest additions to our E-Book collection. E-Books can be accessed through our catalog and also through the various database links on our webpage.
The water will be shut off in the Resource Center Building at 6pm on Friday, September 8th. Both the Isché Library and the Library Commons will be closed during the outage. Water should be restored by 11pm. The Isché Library will be open regular hours on Saturday, September 9th.
The Isché Library has a new location of Secure Shelving. Please ask at the Circulation Desk for assistance with this material.
This week we would like to highlight the Immunology and Microbiology category in our new ScienceDirect EBS Collection of ebooks. As with the majority of the categories, the publication dates range from 2013-2017 in this category and cover a wide range of applications. You will find texts on Avian Immunology, Zika, Ebola, and rabies, to name a few. There are also books on gene therapy, pediatric immunity, cancer research, and veterinary aspects.
Remember, we will have access to all of these titles through June 2018. After that, we will be adding the most used titles to our permanent ebook collection. Please explore this category and see what’s available and could be an asset to our virtual stacks.
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:
- Dehon PM, McGowin CL. The immunopathogenesis of mycoplasma genitalium infections in women: A narrative review. Sex Transm Dis. 2017;44(7):428-432.
- El Hajj EC, El Hajj MC, Ninh VK, Bradley JM, Claudino MA, Gardner JD. Detrimental role of lysyl oxidase in cardiac remodeling. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2017;109:17-26.
- Farris HE, Ryan MJ. Schema vs. primitive perceptual grouping: The relative weighting of sequential vs. spatial cues during an auditory grouping task in frogs. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2017;203(3):175-182.
- Gaston SA, Volaufova J, Peters ES, Ferguson TF, Robinson WT, Nugent N, Trapido EJ, Rung AL. Individual-level exposure to disaster, neighborhood environmental characteristics, and their independent and combined associations with depressive symptoms in women. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2017;[epub].
- Malloy KM, Pou AM. Survivorship: Morbidity, mortality, malignancy. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2017;50(4):853-866.
- Patel NJ, Van Dyke KW, Espinoza LR. Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy 2B and miyoshi presentations of dysferlinopathy. Am J Med Sci. 2017;353(5):484-491.
- Valdin HL, Begue RE. Influenza vaccines effectiveness 2013-14 through 2015-16, a test-negative study in children. Vaccine. 2017;35:4088-4093.
- Zhang J, Chen C. Alleviation of neuropathology by inhibition of monoacylglycerol lipase in APP transgenic mice lacking CB2 receptors. Mol Neurobiol. 2017;[epub].
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.
Both the Dental and Isché Libraries will be closed Sunday and Monday, September 3rd and 4th for Labor Day. Both Libraries will reopen Tuesday morning at 8am.
Both libraries will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, August 29, 2017 because of threat of flooding from TS Harvey.
EBSCO is experiencing technical difficulties with the eBook collection. If you find that you are having trouble, try using Google Chrome for your browser. The EPUB Full Text book reader seems to be more reliable, so if you have a choice between PDF Full Text and EPUB, choose EPUB.
Thank you for your patience.
This week we would like to highlight the Clinical/Specialty Medicine category of e-books in our new ScienceDirect EBS Collection. Remember, you can easily access this collection via the LibGuide link on the Library’s web page or click here. This category covers a wide range of topics, from pediatric and neonatal ailments to Alzheimer and diabetes issues. There are books on neurology, dialysis, liver functioning and more. As in all the categories, the dates range from 2013 to the present.
Feel free to explore the possibilities and you might find something you really need and maybe something we need to add to our permanent e-book collection. This is your chance to have an impact on what we decide to keep. We will review the usage at the end of the trial period (June 2018) and we will be keeping the most used texts, so please make use of this valuable resource.
UPDATE: As of 3:30pm CDT, our issues with off-campus access to EBSCOhost have been resolved. You might need to clear your browser’s cache and history to recognize any changes, but please contact us if you are still having trouble.
While we are still waiting for our issues with off-campus access to some resources to be resolved, we have come up with a workaround for databases and books available through EBSCOhost.
When off-campus, click this link; you will be asked to enter your LSUHSC user i.d. and password. You will then be taken to this page that displays the i.d. and password that can be used to access EBSCOhost databases such as CINAHL and Academic Search Complete, EBSCO Ebooks, and the E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List, along with links to the appropriate sites:
Once you click on one of those links, you will see this login page:
Enter the User ID and Password as described on the “Password Protected Database” page, and you should then be able to access the resource you need. If you clicked the link for EBSCOhost, you will be taken to the following page where you can choose which database you would like to use:
Unfortunately, for our Baton Rouge LSUHSC/OLOL patrons, this workaround will not work while you are on the Baton Rouge campus. It will work, though, at any other location off-campus.
We do not have an estimate on when our off-campus issues will be resolved, but if you need any assistance in accessing this or any other Library resources, please do not hesitate to contact us.
As we announced last week, we have a special collection of EBooks from ScienceDirect available to the LSUHSC community. Now a LibGuide has been created to help you navigate this extensive collection and we are still adding titles! You can access the LibGuide from the left-hand column of the library’s web page or click here. The most relevant subject headings – such as “Neuroscience” and “Biomedical Science and Medicine” – have been completed and we are in the process of adding the rest of the collection.
On the right side of the LibGuide, the completed subjects are hyperlinked. Any subject headings that are not hyperlinked are still being processed and we hope to have them completed and hyperlinked by the middle of the week. Each subject is divided by the year of publication and then the titles are listed alphabetically. There are some titles in the collection that haven’t actually been published yet and will be added as they become available.
You can browse the varied topics and books in the guide. Clicking on the title will bring you to the full-text of that ebook. The guide is also searchable via the box at the upper right, but searching is limited to keywords in the title or authors’ names.
We will have access to this collection through June 2018. Afterwards, we will be adding the most used titles to our permanent collection. So please take some time to review the offerings and, if you see something you like, check it out. Your active input really counts!
*Resolved Wednesday, August 23rd at 3:15pm*
We discovered this afternoon that Off Campus access to PubMed and to all EBSCOhost databases is returning a 502 error. Our IT support is working to resolve the issue, but we will probably be without off-campus access for the weekend. The same error appears when trying to access the databases through CITRIX.
Titles of individual journals through the catalog appear to be working. Please contact the Circulation Desk at either Library for additional help.
On Monday, August 21st the Isché Library will stream the NASA broadcast of the 2017 Solar Eclipse on one of the large TVs in the Commons. The NASA broadcast is from 11am to 3pm CDT. We hope see you there!