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Funding Databases

Thanks to other groups on campus, the Libraries have created pages for 2 funding sources available to all LSUHSC faculty, staff and students.

Grant Forward is the newly revised IRIS database and is provided by the LSUHSC New Orleans Office of Research Services.

SciVal Funding allows searching in the US and abroad and is provided by the Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center Office of Grants and Development.

Both databases are available on and off campus with the Libraries’ WAM access.

 

 

Easter Library Hours

Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs

 

The Libraries will closed for the Easter Holiday from Friday, April 18th through Sunday, April 20th. Additionally, the Isché Library will close at 8 pm on Thursday, April 17th.

Both Libraries will re-open on Monday, April 21st at 8 am.

E-Cigarettes – Poisoning Children?

As someone who took a puff on her Dad’s pipe as a kid (to my everlasting regret), this study shouldn’t be a surprise…

The CDC is reporting a huge increase in the number of phone calls to poison control centers involving e-cigarettes and children under the age of 5. Liquid nicotine to the eye doesn’t sound good.

CDC Infographic

CDC Infographic

Another year gone by…

Lucky 7 Clipart

 

It’s the 7th anniversary of the Libraries’ blog and we’re definitely feeling lucky despite our numbers being in the unlucky 1300′s. It’s OK, we’ll hit 1400 by May probably.  Of those 1379 posts, 117 were published within the last calendar year.

We try to publish timely information on outages and changes to our subscribed products. But if there is anything we’re missing, don’t hesitate to tell us.

New Databases via EBSCOhost

Because the LSUHSC Libraries work with a state consortia, LOUIS, we have gained access to 10 new databases via the EBSCOhost platform:

In addition, three existing databases will be removed in June. These are Computer Science Index, Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts and World History Collection.

While these are not primary resources for our Library, they may be of interest to some researchers.

 

Carnival Hours

Library Shoebox Float - 2010

Library Shoebox Float – 2010

 

Both the Isché and Dental Libraries will be closed on Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, March 4th.

Additionally, the Isché Library will be open the following hours this weekend:

  • Saturday, March 1st 9:30 am to 3 pm
  • Sunday, March 2nd 12 noon to 5:30 pm
  • Monday, March 3rd 8 am to 5 pm

And will return to normal hours (8 am to 10 pm) on Wednesday, March 5th.

 

The Dental Library will maintain normal hours (11:30 am to 8 pm) on Sunday, March 2nd and will be open 8 am to 5 pm Monday, March 3rd and Wednesday through Friday, March 5th to 7th.

 

ILLiad Down Overnight 2/24

The ILLiad server will be offline from 5:30 pm on Monday, February 24th until approximately 8 am on Tuesday, February 25th.

We apologize for this necessary inconvenience.

*Edit* All services are back online.

Blog Move

The LSUHSC Libraries News (this blog) has changed it’s address. The new URL is http://www.lsuhsc.edu/library/news/ which aligns with the newly redesigned website.

New Carville Leprosarium Video

The AOL education series, What Remains has released a new video (less than 5 minutes) on the National Hansen’s Disease Center Museum in Carville, Louisiana. The video was filmed in December 2013.

The Libraries partnered with the Hansens’ Disease Museum in 2011 to digitize the patient newsletter, the Star to make it more widely available to researchers.

Chat Service Expands Hours

The Ask a Librarian/Chat Box, available from the Libraries’ webpage, has been so popular since the?áJanuary redesign that staffing hours are expanding.?á

The Service will now be available for most of the hours that the Isch?® Library is open. Hours will now be 8:30 am to 9:30 pm Monday through Thursday, Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5:30 pm and Sunday 2 pm to 9:30 pm.

Additionally, the Dental Library has it’s own?áAsk a Dental Librarian/Chat Box on it’s main page with staffing hours that match it’s opening and closing schedule.

It’s easy to tell if someone is available to answer your question by looking at the chat box.

Available / Unavailable

Available / Unavailable

Of course, Library Staff are still available for assistance in person, on the phone or by email, too.

Campus Closure – January 28th & 29th

Due to the chance of snow & ice tomorrow, LSUHSC will be closed for classes on Tuesday, January 28th.

The Libraries will also be closed; although will be open this evening until regular time (10pm for Isch?® and 8pm for Dental).

*Update* the campus will remain closed on Wednesday, January 29th due to a weather emergency.

For the latest information, check the campus emergency website.

Flu Season Still in Full Swing

Flu Season Still in Full Swing. (reblogged from Blogadillo)

With flu season still in swing, itÔÇÖs more important than ever to get that flu shot and practice good health behavior! As of the week ending on January 4, 2014 at least?á35 states are now showing widespread geographic influenza activity?áaccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition to the activity across the country,?áevery state in the South Central Region?áis showing the highest level of influenza activity. The unusually high number of those affected by the flu prompted the CDC to issue an official health advisory notice to clinicians.

The?áhealth advisory notice?ástates

From November through December 2013, CDC has received a number of reports of severe respiratory illness among young and middle-aged adults, many of whom were infected with influenza A (H1N1) pdm09 (pH1N1) virus.?áMultiple pH1N1-associated hospitalizations, including many requiring intensive care unit (ICU) admission, and some fatalities have been reported. The pH1N1 virus that emerged in 2009 caused more illness in children and young adults, compared to older adults, although severe illness was seen in all age groups.

One common misconception of the flu is that fatalities are more likely to occur in the very young and very oldÔÇôthis is not the case with the pH1N1 strain. According to the?áInfluenza Associated Hospitalizations?áin the CDC FluView Weekly Index, those ages 18-64 account for 61% of hospitalizations. This means everyone is at risk for catching the flu, regardless of age and health status. Despite these numbers, those in 18-64 age range are still the?áleast likely to get vaccinated.

To do your part in preventing the spread of flu germs, here are the CDCÔÇÖs?áGood Health Habit tips:

1. Avoid close contact.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
2. Stay home when you are sick.
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
3. Cover your mouth and nose.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
4. Clean your hands.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
6. Practice other good health habits.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

Happy Belated Birthday, Andeas Vesalius

Page 164 of Andreas Vesalius: De corporis humani fabrica libri septem

 

We missed the 499th birthday?áof Andreas Vesalius who was born on December 31, 1514. 500th year?ácelebrations of the man and his accomplishments are in the works.

The LSUHSC Libraries is lucky enough to own a 1568 edition?áof his De humani corporis fabrica libri septem which is housed in the Isch?® Library Rare Books Room (and is available by appointment only). The first edition of this title is from 1543.

For more information, see this post from NLM’s Circulating Now blog.

Also, you can view the digitized?á1543 edition of De humani corporis fabrica libri septemat the NLM’s Historical Anatomies on the Web?ápage.

 

New Webpage for the Libraries

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A new webpage design has been launched by the Dental and Isch?® Libraries. The new?ásite complies with the University design and fully integrates the two Libraries.

The new URL is http://www.lsuhsc.edu/library/. All bookmarks to old Library pages will redirect to the new main page.

Please let us know if you can’t find something you’ve used in the past.

Happy 2014

Welcome to bright shiny new year! The Libraries are both open.

The Isch?® Library is open from 8 am to 6 pm Thursday, January 2nd and resumes normal hours on Friday, January 3rd.

The Dental Library is open from 8 am to 5 pm on Thursday, January 2nd and also resumes?ánormal hours on Friday, January 3rd.

 

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