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Libraries host NLM Shakespeare exhibit


The Isché and Dental Libraries are happy to host the National Library of Medicine’s “And there’s the humor of it” Shakespeare and the Four Humors traveling exhibit. Come learn about the four humors and how they were believed to dictate a person’s health and demeanor. The Libraries have also put together a selection of books and articles that look at the development and advances of medicine during Shakespeare’s time.

The exhibit will be available at the Isché Library on the third floor of the Resource Center from March 15th through April 2nd on the Downtown Campus. It will then be at the Dental Library on the third floor of the Administration Building from April 6th through 22nd at the Dental Campus.

More information about this NLM traveling exhibit can be found at This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of
Medicine, National Institutes of Health and the Folger Shakespeare Library.



PubMed problems resolved

UPDATE: The earlier problems accessing PubMed have been resolved. Please do not hesitate to let us know if you are still having troubles with this or any other Library resource.

Original post:

We are currently experiencing problems accessing PubMed both on- and off-campus. In addition, the WebBridge Link Resolver is not working from PubMed, so you will not see links to articles when you check the availability from the citations.

If you wish to continue searching PubMed, you will need to check for the availability of articles by looking up the journal titles in the Library’s catalog, INNOPAC.

The link resolver is still working correctly in other databases that also search MEDLINE. You can search Ovid or MEDLINE through EBSCOhost, and you will see any available links to the articles in the citations when you click the “Check Full Text” link.

We will update as soon as we have more information. If you need any more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Update: A to Z List access problems

Although the previous problems with the E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List were thought to have been fixed, they are still lingering today with the list being unavailable or running slow. There is no estimate as to when the issues will be resolved.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mac Projector Adapter Available

If you want to display the image from your MacBook on the screens in the Library Commons A/V Rooms, we now have available the adapter you’ll need to do so. You can check out the adapter and VGA cable (both complete with instructions) from the Library’s Circulation Desk so that you can see your MacBook’s image on the big screen.

Update: A to Z List Now Working

After an outage earlier today, the E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List is now available again.

If you need any other assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Link resolver now working in Web of Science

The WebBridge Link Resolver is once again working correctly for Web of Science. We apologize for what was hopefully a slight interruption in the service, but please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance.

Link Resolver Tips: OCLC

Select OCLC databases have recently been configured to work with the Library’s WebBridge Link Resolver. If you perform a search in ArticleFirst, ECO (Electronic Collections Online), ERIC, or MEDLINE from the list of available databases in OCLC, you now have the opportunity to check whether the library has access to that particular article or resource.

Once you perform a search for a topic, click the title for the desired reference:

OCLC Article Search Result

 On the subsequent summary screen, you will see the Library’s link resolver icon along with “LSUHSC-NO Check Full Text:”


After clicking on the icon or text, you will then see a page with any available sources for the citation:

OCLC LR Sources

If you need more information about the WebBridge Link Resolver, a handout and LibGuide are available.

Uncovering more truths about Richard III

"Richard III, uncle of Elizabeth of York, great uncle of Henry VIII by Lisby in House of York, List of English monarchs, Richard III of England on Fotopedia - Images for Humanity " by lisby1 is licensed under CC BY 2.0

“Richard III, uncle of Elizabeth of York, great uncle of Henry VIII by Lisby in House of York, List of English monarchs, Richard III of England on Fotopedia – Images for Humanity ” by lisby1 is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Richard III reigned as King of England from 1483 until he was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, thus closing the final chapter of the decades-long Wars of the Roses and ushering in the age of the Tudors. He is one of more infamous monarchs in British history, with opinions ranging from him as the hunchback usurper who had his nephews murdered as popularized by Shakespeare, to that of a trustworthy person who was simply caught up in the battle for control of the English crown.* Aside from his interest to scholars and drama enthusiasts, we are finding more and more about Richard III the man and his medical conditions as a result of the discovery and continuing analysis of his remains.

As a defeated monarch, Richard III was not treated to a royal burial after his death. Rumors persisted throughout the centuries as to the fate of his body, and, incredibly, remains discovered during an archaeological dig under a car park in the city of Leicester and subsequent DNA analysis confirmed that Richard III had been found.

One of the most recent discoveries in the ongoing analysis of the remains affects the portrayal of his being a hunchback as described in Shakespeare’s Richard III. An article published in the May 31, 2014, issue of Lancet by Appleby, et al, reports that Richard suffered from adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, but not to such an extent to cause him to appear as the physically deformed monster of the play. According to the analysis, his mobility would not have been affected by the condition, and a clever tailor could even have compensated for any noticeable traces of it in his appearance.

For more information about Richard III, discovery of his remains, and the continuing analysis, please see:

*Full disclosure: the author of this post studied the pardons granted during the reign of Richard III and tends to take a sympathetic view of his legacy.



Link resolver working for Google Scholar

The problem that was preventing the links to the Library’s WebBridge Link Resolver from displaying in Google Scholar has been solved. In addition, you can now find us under the “Library Links” if you wish to configure the link resolver to work when using the site  off-campus.

If you need more information about how to configure the WebBridge Link Resolver to work with Google Scholar, please refer to this post about Google Scholar and the link resolver.

Link resolver not available in Google Scholar

The Library’s WebBridge Link Resolver is currently not available when searching Google Scholar. This problem is affecting all libraries that use WebBridge. When on campus you will not see the “Full-text at LSUHSC-NO” link next to citations nor are you able to add us when configuring off-campus settings through the “Library Links” list.

Until this problem is solved, there are a few options to check whether we have full-text access to a journal, book, or other work referenced in a citation:

We will update as soon as we have more information about this problem, but please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance.

Web of Knowledge/Science and EndNote Off-Campus Issues

If you have created a personal account to save references, searches, or to use EndNote through Web of Knowledge or Web of Science, we have discovered that you cannot successfully log in to your account when using a link for off-campus access. When on campus use?áthis link and be sure to not click the link labeled “Off Campus Access.”

If you are off campus, the only way to log in to your Web of Knowledge/Web of Science account is to go through Citrix. Once you’ve opened the web browser from the Desktop, use the on campus link and you will be able to sign in to the account you have set up for Web of Knowledge, Web of Science, and EndNote.

We will update when we have more information about this problem, but please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance.

Link Resolver changes for Web of Knowledge/Science

The recent redesign of Web of Knowledge and Web of Science has also changed where the Library’s WebBridge Link Resolver is found in these databases.

When you first perform a search, to find out whether the Library has access to the full-text of an article click on the “Full Text” button found below the citation:

WoS Citation Summary 1

You will then see a smaller window with the WebBridge Link Resolver icon:

WoS Citation Summary 2

If you are viewing the abstract of a citation, look for the turquoise “Full Text” button above the citation:

WoS Abstract View 1

When you click this button a small box will once again appear with the WebBridge Link Resolver icon:

WoS Abstract View 2

Additionally, the “Holdings” link searches INNOPAC, the Library’s Catalog.

If you need more information, please check the Library’s WebBridge Link Resolver LibGuide or contact us if you need any help.






Clinics no longer available through MD Consult

As of January 1, 2014, the various Clinics of North America will no longer be available through MD Consult. Please check INNOPAC, the Library’s Catalog for updated holdings for all of the Clinics journals.

Electronic Journals List Renamed

To more accurately reflect the myriad sources available, the Electronic Journals List is now the E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List. When it was introduced as a Library resource in 2008, the majority of titles included were journals, but as more and more types of resources other than journals have made their way onto the list, a new moniker became necessary.

The E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List provides links to many of the journals and books available electronically through Library subscriptions, titles that come via full-text databases like Academic Search Complete, and numerous free journals and books from sites such as Project Gutenberg.

Even though there are tens of thousands of resources available on the list, we are unable to include everything on it so the Library’s Catalog is still a good place to start your search when you need a book or journal.

Scirus shutting down

Scirus, Elsevier’s free search engine, will be shutting down in January 2014. In a message to users, they stated no more content will be added starting immediately.

We will keep the links active for the WebBridge Link Resolver until Scirus is completely discontinued.