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BoardVitals board reviews now on STAT!Ref!

BoardVitals

The LSUHSC-New Orleans Libraries are pleased to announce that we now have access to a new exam review database, BoardVitals.  Our access to BoardVitals is available through our subscription to STAT!Ref.

Our subscription includes 8 test banks:

  • NBDE Part I
  • NBDE Part II
  • NCLEX-PN
  • NCLEX-RN
  • USMLE Step 1
  • USMLE Step 1, Part 2
  • USMLE Step 2
  • USMLE Step 3

Setting up an account is easy with your lsuhsc.edu email address!

There are a few ways to get to the BoardVitals registration page:

  • If you are on campus, you can go directly to the BoardVitals sign up page: https://www.boardvitals.com/users/sign_up, or you can log in to the STAT!Ref database from the Library’s web page, and then click on the BoardVitals link.
  • If you are off-campus, you can access the STAT!Ref database from the Library’s web page remotely using your library barcode and PIN. Don’t forget to use an “Off Campus Access” link.  Once you are logged into our STAT!Ref subscription, click on the BoardVitals link.

Fill out the sign-up application on the BoardVitals platform making sure to use your lsuhsc.edu email account.  Shortly after you submit your application, BoardVitals will send you an email with a link to accept and confirm your account.  Once that process is complete, you can sign in using your email address and new password to access our subscribed tests.  You can then access BoardVitals through our STAT!Ref database or by going directly to the BoardVitals web site: http://www.boardvitals.com/.

Please note that once on the BoardVitals platform, there will be options to trial or purchase other test banks on your account (and personal dollar).  These options are not funded through our subscription.

BoardVitals has created some helpful video tutorials, so be sure to check those out – https://www.boardvitals.com/video.

We hope you find this new resource helpful in your studies!

RefWorks downtime starting Saturday night, Aug.8th

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RefWorks will be down for maintenance starting at 9pm, Saturday, August 8th, and lasting 8 hours until 5:00 am on Sunday, August 9th.

During this time RefWorks will not be available, and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance.

We apologize for any inconvenience this outage may cause, and we appreciate your patience while RefWorks is unavailable.

EBSCO eBooks collection direct link

EBSCO is one of the Library’s many eBook providers, and over the past two years, we have been able to substantially increase our eBook offerings through the EBSCOhost platform.  We currently have over 100 titles in a variety of disciplines that support each of our 6 schools.

All of the EBSCO eBooks are accessible through our library catalog and E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List, but now we have added another access point through our list of databases under ebooks (EBSCOhost).  This option will allow the user to browse and search all of the EBSCO eBooks in one place.  To see a complete listing of our EBSCO eBooks, be sure to click on the “eBooks” link on the top banner of the database and then select “View All” on the “Highlights” bar.

Don’t forget to check out all of our eBook collections.  We have created a handy-dandy ebooks LibGuides to help you navigate all the different options.

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Innopac and online access issues

*EDIT* The problem was resolved at 10:45 am.  Please contact the Library if you continue to experience difficulties accessing library resources.

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our library catalog and online products. We are working to resolve the issue and will post more information as it becomes available.

We apologize for any inconvenience this outage causes.

New edition online: “Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology”

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The Library is pleased to announce that we have purchased the latest edition of Devita, Hellman, and Rosenberg’s Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology (10th ed., 2015) online through our Books@Ovid platform.  Vincent Devita and his colleagues have been publishing this classic text since 1982!  The 10th edition of this definitive oncology resource includes several new chapters, and this online book will be updated quarterly with new content.

This title can be found via our library catalog: http://innopac.lsuhsc.edu/, and it can be accessed directly from the Books@Ovid platform.  For off campus access, be sure to log in through our Web Access Management system (WAM) using your library barcode number and PIN.

UPDATED! R2 Digital Library working again

r2-logoR2 is back in action!  Please let us know if you continue to have problems accessing these ebooks.

We apologize for any inconvenience this outage caused!

We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties with the R2 Digital Library.  The problem has been reported, and we will update the blog as soon as we find out more information.

 

Library adds the CSE SCIENTIFIC STYLE AND FORMAT online!

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The Library is pleased to announce that we now have an online subscription to the most recent edition of the Scientific style and format: the CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers.  Currently in its 8th edition, the CSE style manual has been a standard reference for scientific publishing since 1960.  As it is the required format for Graduate Studies theses and dissertations, we are most excited to be able to offer our users this access both on and off campus.  For off campus access, be sure to log in through our Web Access Management system (WAM) using your library barcode number and PIN.

We hope this helps ease and simplify your writing process!

 

 

 

Reminder: MDConsult access expires Sunday, 5/11/2014

004d-ELS_BannerAd_400x90_04-17This is just a gentle reminder that our MDConsult access will expire on Sunday, 5/11/2014.

See our previous blog post here for more information: https://www.lsuhsc.edu/library/news/?p=9481.

 

 

Doody’s Precision Search not working

Doody’s Precision Search is not working. We will let you know when access has been restored.

MD Consult to be discontinued. Access ends May 11, 2014.

Adios! Au revoir! Ciao!  MD Consult will be going away.  Our access is set to expire May 11, 2014.  While Elsevier has developed a new product, Clinical Key, that replaces and expands MD Consult, the cost is currently far beyond our budget.  Please know that we are making every effort to purchase essential MD Consult books and journals from other sources as they are available and affordable.

We recently purchased 10 of the most heavily used books on another online platform, R2 Digital Library.  Many of the books can be found in the Library’s print collection.  A library guide has been created to help users find alternative content.  We have also subscribed to select journals via Science Direct.  We will continue to make replacing this content a priority, however funding is limited.

The School of Medicine first acquired MD Consult in 1999.  It was one of the earliest online resources for medical books and journals.  Funding for this resource has always been a joint effort with costs being shared among some of the schools and, at one time, the regional Area Health Education Centers.  For the last 10 years, funding has been provided by the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health, and the Library.

Thanks to everyone for your support of MD Consult over the past 15 years!

New Faculty Publications! Congratulations to all our fantastic LSUHSC-NO authors!

The Library’s Faculty Publications display has been updated with eight new articles for the months of March and April.  The display highlights sixteen articles at a time, rotating eight new articles in each month.  The display is located near the Library’s internal elevator, which is on the first floor of the library.

These articles are part of the Library’s Faculty Publications Database, which is maintained by Reference Librarian, Kathy Kerdolff.  The database includes publications authored by LSUHSC-New Orleans faculty, researchers, and students since 1998.  It is updated weekly with new articles harvested from a variety of indexes, such as PubMed, Scopus, and CINAHL.

You can find more information about the database and listings for our current and past displays from Library’s Faculty Publications landing page: http://www.lsuhsc.edu/library/databases/facpubs.aspx.

To add your faculty publications to the database and display, or for questions about either, contact Kathy Kerdolff.

LSUHSC-NO authors are shown in bold print:

  1. Gee RE, Wood SF, Schubert KG. Women’s health, pregnancy, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Obstet Gynecol. 2014;123(1):161-165.
  2. Hernandez BY, Goodman MT, Unger ER, Steinau M, Powers A, Lynch CF, Cozen W, Saber MS, Peters ES, Wilkinson EJ, Copeland G, Hopenhayn C, Huang Y, Watson M, Altekruse SF, Lyu C, Saraiya M, HPV Typing of Cancer Workgroup. Human papillomavirus genotype prevalence in invasive penile cancers from a registry-based United States population. Front Oncol. 2014; 4 (9).
  3. Moody-Thomas S, Sparks M, Hamasaka L, Ross-Viles S, Bullock A. The head start tobacco cessation initiative: Using systems change to support staff identification and intervention for tobacco use in low-income families. J Community Health. 2014;.
  4. Moreau NG, Holthaus K, Marlow N. Differential adaptations of muscle architecture to high-velocity versus traditional strength training in cerebral palsy. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2013;27(4):325-334.
  5. Peña S, Brickman T, StHilaire H, Jeyakumar A. Aggressive fibromatosis of the head and neck in the pediatric population. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014;78(1):1-4.
  6. Rehman T, deBoisblanc BP. Persistent fever in the ICU. Chest. 2014;145(1):158-165.
  7. Roltsch EA, Baynes BB, Mayeux JP, Whitaker AM, Baiamonte BA, Gilpin NW. Predator odor stress alters corticotropin-releasing factor-1 receptor (CRF1R)-dependent behaviors in rats. Neuropharmacology. 2014;7983-89.
  8. Saketkoo LA, Magnus JH, Doyle MK. The primary care physician in the early diagnosis of systemic sclerosis: The cornerstone of recognition and hope. Am J Med Sci. 2014;347(1):54-63.

Annual Reviews maintenance beginning 3/1/14

Annual Reviews will be conducting website maintenance on Saturday, March 1st – Sunday, March 2nd. As a result, access will be interrupted for approximately 16 hours starting at 10:00 am CST, Saturday, March 1st, and lasting until approximately 2:00 am CST, Sunday, March 2nd.

McGraw-Hill AccessMedicine, Surgery, and Emergency Medicine

McGraw-Hill recently?áunvelied their new online platform which is designed to integrate all of their Access products. The look is very different but the content is all there, so don’t panic when you see it. If you have trouble getting to anything, just let us know. We will post more information about the new platform soon.
Thanks for your patience!

Mosby’s Nursing Consult downtime, Sunday, August 18th

 

 

MosbyÔÇÖs Nursing Consult is launching two new content areas.?á As a result, the web site will undergo maintenance on Sunday, August 18th from 12:00 am to 6:00 am.?á During this time, the site will be unavailable.?á When MosbyÔÇÖs Nursing Consult relaunches at 6:00 am, you will have access to two new areas in the Calculators & Tools section: Labs & Diagnostics and Scales.

If you encounter problems after the maintenance has been completed, please contact a library staff member and someone will get back to you during regular library hours.

Thanks for your patience while this product is upgraded!

OCLC FirstSearch/WorldCat Technical Difficulties RESOLVED!

We are no longer having technical difficulties with the OCLC First Search/WorlCat database.?á Should you run across any abnormalities, please let us know!?á Thanks!

OCLC FirstSearch/WorldCat is a database of bibliographic records for materials held by libraries and institutions around the world. For more information visit the OCLC web page: http://www.oclc.org/firstsearch.en.html.

For more information on how to access FirstSearch via our library, please visit our FirstSearch web page: http://www.lsuhsc.edu/no/library/ss&d/data/worldcat.html