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RefWorks Down This Weekend

We have been alerted of a planned RefWorks update on Saturday, May 9th, 2020, starting at 9:00 PM. The update will last for up to 12 hours, and it will affect Legacy RefWorks and (new) RefWorks, RefWorks Citation Manager and Write-n-Cite will be unavailable as well.

New EBooks Available

Due to current restrictions and recommendations, we are doing our best to add online access to our print books wherever possible.  In some instances we have acquired the newer editions, as older editions were not available or just too out of date.

Recently added titles:

Unfortunately, many publishers do not sell their online books to institutions and libraries, preferring students and instructors coordinate access directly through them. Some of those ebooks are available for sale through ebook sellers such as RedShelf and VitalSource, both of which are offering special access during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Please let us know if there is something in particular that you need us to try to acquire, and we will research the availability for institutional access.  More information and contact information can be found here: https://www.lsuhsc.edu/library/services/colldev.aspx.

Questions about COVID-19 now being answered by Louisiana 211 statewide network

Louisiana’s statewide 211 network is now answering calls about COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. This network is best designed and staffed to handle the large volume of calls from Louisiana residents who are concerned and who have questions about the rapidly-spreading virus.

Anyone looking for information about the COVID-19 outbreak can simply dial 211 or text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211 for the most current information about the outbreak as it becomes available.

More information is available on the Louisiana Department of Health website.

RefWorks downtime this weekend

RefWorks will be performing scheduled maintenance this weekend starting at 9pm CST on Saturday, February 8th. The outage will last approximately 12 hours with access restored on Sunday, February 9th.

Legacy RefWorks and (new) RefWorks, RefWorks Citation Manager, and Write-n-Cite will all be unavailable.

If you continue to have access problems after the scheduled maintenance is complete, please contact RefWorks support.

ClinicalKey scheduled maintenance

ClinicalKey will have scheduled maintenance and possible downtime starting Friday, January 31st at 3pm through Saturday, February 1st at 12pm.

GIDEON trial access via Ovid

Ovid is offering trial access to GIDEON: Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network, during January and February 2020. Registration is required and is available here.  GIDEON is updated daily with information on the latest disease outbreaks.

New! – AAP EBooks Collection

While you were hopefully enjoying your summer break, the Library has been busy adding ebooks! The new database from American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) adds over 200 ebooks to our collection.   This extensive collection includes a wide range of pediatric topics, from dermatology to parenting.  There are coding manuals and  ebooks on practice management, as well as patient guidelines for new parents.  There are even a few titles in Spanish.

The AAP database platform includes:

  • Advanced search capabilities for easy discoverability
  • Responsive design for mobile optimization
  • Reading app for smartphones and tablets

You can browse the database or search by topic or title.  The titles can also be accessed through the Library catalog.  And we also have access to the AAP database of neonatal resuscitation ebooks.

 

Immunization records now available online and free

With the beginning of school right around the corner, the Louisiana Department of Health is reminding residents that immunization records are available online, and at no cost, without the need to contact a healthcare provider at LA.MyIR.net.

The full news brief is available on the LDH website.

 

LSUHSC-New Orleans Launches New Graphic Medicine Collection

Comics aren’t just for teens! Graphic medicine explores healthcare and medicine while using the comic format as a medium for learning.

Graphic novels can be helpful tools for practitioners and patients to further the discussion about healthcare in the United States.  These books are in fact tools that help bridge the health literacy gap.

To highlight this genre, we have a variety of titles available for check out that explore Alzheimer ’s disease, disabilities, abuse, and mental disorders.

So, come by and check out our new books on the 3rd Floor!

New Video on Finding Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

John P. Bourgeois, our Public Health Liaison Librarian, has created a short video tutorial describing what Peer Review is and how to find journals using the LSUHSC Libraries’ Discover Service. If you are looking for articles for a paper and don’t know where to start, you want to learn how to use our Discovery search bar, or if you simply want a refresher, watch this short video!

ProQuest/RefWorks Maintenance This Weekend

Attention Weekend Research Warriors! ProQuest will be taking down their site for product maintenance this weekend. This will affect our access of their databases Saturday night beginning at 9pm until Sunday morning at about 5am. Of course these times may vary slightly as with any database maintenance. Hopefully the upgrades will run smoothly and we will be up and running for our Sunday warriors.

The notice from ProQuest:

To maintain the currency and security of ProQuest products, we are performing maintenance on many ProQuest products beginning on January 19, 2019.

During the maintenance window, most ProQuest products will be temporarily unavailable, including RefWorks.

 

Discover more about Discovery: Searching

Many of you have already used the newly-released Discovery/EDS Health search tool made available last week. With the multitude of resources available from this service, there are also a number of options to perform a search. The types of searches available will depend on how you access it.

If you use the search box on either of the Libraries’ homepages or the Databases page, you are presented with a number of options:

The default is to search all resources by keyword, and that will provide the broadest results from all of the databases, books, and journals available through the Discovery service. One drawback, though, is that the keyword searching is extremely broad; it will pick up that term or phrase in any titles, abstracts, or other descriptions for each work.

There is a way, though, to limit your search for all resources to an author or title by using the pulldown menu at the start of the field:

If you select one of those other options, you will still be looking at all of the resources in the Discovery service, but your search will be limited to those fields for the term you entered.

You can further limit your search by choosing one of the other available tabs in the search box if you would like to just search for articles or available books. The Journals tab performs a search of the E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List, so it takes you out of the Discovery tool at this time.

If you access the Discovery tool through its Databases listing, the search screen looks a bit different:

This is the basic search screen for the service,  but it functions much like the search box above. The default is a keyword search of all resources. For those who use other EBSCOhost databases such as CINAHL Complete or Academic Search Complete, searching from this screen should be familiar and it functions much like the other databases. You can also choose to perform an Advanced Search from this screen to craft a multi-faceted complex search string.

Stay tuned for more tips on how to use the new Discovery tool, but if you have any questions, please contact us.

ProQuest Maintenance This Weekend

Attention Weekend Research Warriors! ProQuest will be taking down their site for product maintenance this weekend. This will affect our access of their database Saturday night beginning at 9pm until Sunday morning at about 5am. Of course these times may vary slightly as with any database maintenance. Hopefully the upgrades will run smoothly and we will be up and running for our Sunday warriors.

The notice from ProQuest:
To maintain the currency and security of ProQuest products, we are performing maintenance on many ProQuest products beginning on August 18, 2018 U.S. Eastern Time.

The following ProQuest products will be temporarily offline:

Research databases

ProQuest platform (search.proquest.com)

Dissertation publishing

ProQuest/UMI ETD Administrator

Reference management/Research support tools

RefWorks

We would like to add our apologies, as well, and hope that your research efforts will not be adversely impacted.

ClinicalKey is here!

We are pleased to announce that the library recently subscribed to ClinicalKey, one of Elsevier’s ebook and online journal platforms.  ClinicalKey includes over 1,000 books including some of the most popular and well-known textbooks in health sciences.  Regardless of  your department or program, there is probably a book for you in here!  Below is just a tiny snapshot of titles to pique your interest:

 

ClinicalKey’s journal collection includes over 650 titles including the famed Clinics (aka Clinics of North America). AND ClinicalKey is also a decision support and point-of-care tool that includes Patient Education, Guidelines, Procedures, and Clinical Overviews. Register for free to create your personalized profile where you can access Continuing Medical Education, save your searches, and create presentations.

Please check it out and familiarize yourself with this amazing resource.  If you need any assistance please contact your Librarian Liaison for further assistance.

Library now offers NEJM Resident 360

As part of our New England Journal of Medicine subscription, LSUHSC New Orleans Library patrons now have access to NEJM Resident 360. This product is designed to give students and residents the information, resources, and support they need to approach their rotations – and life as a resident – with confidence.

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With Resident 360, residents can supplement their residency curricula and build foundational knowledge with articles, teaching tools, and community members.

In order to use LSUHSC New Orleans’s institutional subscription, log in to NEJM Resident 360 on the LSUHSC school campus, and the LSUHSC IP address will be recognized. After logging in on campus, you will be able to sign on from anywhere, on any device.

If you have questions about Resident 360 or any of our other resources, do not hesitate to call, chat, or email a library staff member.