New RSNA journals added

We are happy to now offer more journals published by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). In addition to our existing subscriptions to Radiology and Radiographics, we now have access to the newest journals published by the Society:

  • Radiology: Artificial Intelligence
  • Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging
  • Radiology: Imaging Cancer

You can access these titles by using the Library’s catalog INNOPAC and following the link to each journal:

If you have any questions about this or any other Library resources, please contact us.

Elevated Walkways Closed 1/14-1/17/22

The elevated walkway over Bolivar Street will be closed from 6pm Friday, January 14th to 6pm Monday, January 17th

During this time, the Resource Center Building and the Library will be accessible from the 1st floor entrance only, via your LSUHSC ID. Most of the walkways will be closed over the long weekend, so please plan your visit accordingly.

MLK, Jr Day Holiday

The Libraries will be closed on Monday, January 17th in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday. Both the Dental and the Isché Libraries will reopen at 8am on Tuesday, January 18th. In addition, the Isché Library will be open from 9:30am-6pm on Saturday and 11:30am-8pm on Sunday as usual.

PayPaw Offline January 10-11

*Update* Jan. 12 8am – PayPaw is back online.

Paypaw (which controls printing and photocopying) in the Libraries and across campus will be unavailable on Monday, January 10th and Tuesday, January 11th for maintenance and upgrades.

This affects both the Downtown and Dental campuses.

KN-95 Masks Available in Library

The Isché Library has packs of KN-95 masks available for those in need of them. The masks will be located on the Circulation Desk in the front of the Library, and will be available during all Library hours.

As a reminder, it is campus policy that KN-95 masks are required indoors at all times in public and shared spaces. This includes all areas of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors within the Library.

Information about proper KN-95 mask usage can be found here.

Isché Library – 5th Floor Construction

A temporary wall was put up on the 5th floor of the Isché Library over the winter break holiday. Library staff are unclear as to the length and scope of work occurring on the 5th floor. It appears part of the floor will be converted to non-library offices. We apologize for any noise or inconvenience this causes.

The water fountain on the 5th floor is now behind the wall so please use the fountains on the 4th or 3rd floors.

January Faculty Publications

A new 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. With the currently changes, we’ve decided to post the publications digitally. Check out the display below:

Publications cited in the Faculty Publications database are harvested weekly from a variety of sources, such as PubMedSCOPUS, 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 will be available to the general public here or via the Library’s webpage. A PDF of a bibliography of this month’s addition is available 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.

Libraries are Open!

Welcome to 2022! Both the Dental and Isché Libraries reopened at 8am this morning.

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Libraries are Closed until Jan. 4th

Both the Dental and Isché Libraries are Closed until 8am on January 4, 2022 for the Winter Break Holiday.

While we are closed access to the Library Commons continues for all badge holders, as does access to the electronic resources that the Libraries subscribe to.

Enjoy your winter break!

System outage, Wednesday, December 22, 2021

UPDATE: The system is up and running, but contact us if you have any problems.

At 10am on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, INNOPAC, the Library’s online catalog will not be available for at least one hour. During this time you will also not be able to log into EZproxy using your Library barcode and PIN. The WebBridge Link Resolver is affected by this outage as well.

Please see our other post about accessing resources during this outage.

If you need assistance during this time, please contact us.

Retracted article alerts now available in LibKey products

It’s a lot easier to know whether an article you’re reading or would like to cite has been retracted with new features available in LibKey Nomad, LibKey Link, and These tools now make it easier than ever to see that something has happened to a published article and has been retracted.

If you use LibKey Nomad, you will see in your search results in many databases that the article has been retracted:

Screenshot of search results

These alerts extend to LibKey Link and when you see this screen with options for getting the original article:

Screenshot of links to a journal article

When you see this screen, it also provides additional information explaining why the article was retracted:

Screenshot of article retraction reasons

Finally, if you have LibKey Nomad and go to a publisher’s site for an article, you will see this icon displayed at the bottom of the page for a retracted article:

Screenshot of retraction icon

Hopefully this information will be useful in your research needs, but if you have any questions about this or any other Library resources contact us.

Winter Break Hours

The Isché Library will be closing at 6pm from Monday, December 20th through Thursday, December 23rd.

Both the Dental and Isché Libraries will be closed from Friday, December 24th through Monday, January 3rd for the official university holidays. The Libraries will re-open on Tuesday, January 4th at 8am and will resume normal hours.

Electronic access to books and journals will be available during the break but chat, circulation and research services will not. Additionally the Library Commons downtown should be available while the Libraries are closed.

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Off campus links made even easier with

When you want to share a link to an article with classmates, colleagues, or your students, it’s important to make sure they can get to it regardless of whether they are on or off campus. We recommend using our off campus link generator to help with this, but sometimes the link may still not work right for any number of reasons. There’s good news, though, as can help! is a quick way to find access to a journal article using just a PMID or DOI.

Screenshot of a web page

All you need to do is plug the number into the handy search box and it does all the heavy lifting to get you to the article. However, there is also another benefit to using it gives you an easy link to share with others so they can get to an article easily.

When you search a PMID or DOI in, you will see this screen with options for getting the article:

Screenshot of link options

A hidden benefit when you see this page, though, is the URL of the page can also be used as a permanent/durable link to get this article!

Screenshot of magnified URL

Not only that, the link can be shared with others in our institution and they will be asked to login if they need to. You can try this example out for yourself by clicking this link:

More information about can be found on our LibGuide or you can contact us if you need help.

Thanksgiving Hours

The LSUHSC Libraries will be closed Thursday-Friday, November 25-26th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Isché Library will close at 6pm on Wednesday, November 24th and will be closed on Saturday, November 27th but will be open on Sunday, November 28th from 11:30am to 8pm.

Both Libraries will be open Monday, November 29th at 8am. And resume their current reduced hours.

Mask Mandate On Campus Still in Effect

Despite LSU main campus dropping their mask mandate today, as a healthcare facility, the mask mandate remains in effect on the LSUHSC campuses. This was confirmed by an email to all faculty, staff and students from VC of Clinical Affairs, Christian Winters today.

The Libraries ask that all library patrons comply with this university policy.