The Libraries are happy to announce that all Access products: AccessMedicine, AccessEmergencyMedicine, AccessNeurology and AccessSurgery. Previously we had a limited number of seats to some of these products which prevented more than a few users at once. The access databases provide books (including core textbooks), journals, testing, multimedia, case studies, patient education and study tools. They are also integrated with AccessMedicine – Case Files Collection, with cases in both basic sciences and clinical rotations.
We are pleased to announce that AccessNeurology is now available as part of our McGraw-Hill AccessMedicine suite of online resources. AccessNeurology, like the other AccessMedicine databases, includes online books, videos, drug information, cases, study guides, and tools for educators. Topics cover the entire spectrum of neurology from the basics to specialty-specific content from authoritative experts in the field. See below for a list of some of the titles included in this resource:
Adams & Victor’s Principles of Neurology
Atlas of Pediatric EEG
Clinical Neuroanatomy (Waxman)
Clinical Neurology (Simon)
Clinical Neurology and Neuroanatomy: A Localization-Based Approach (Berkowitz)
DeMyer’s The Neurologic Examination
Depression in Medical Illness
Harrison’s Neurology in Clinical Medicine
Molecular Neuropharmacology: A Foundation for Clinical Neuroscience
Movement Disorders (Watts)
Neuroanatomy Text and Atlas (Martin)
The NeuroICU Book
Neuromuscular Disorders (Amato)
Neuroradiology Case Review
Pediatric Practice: Neurology
Practical Neuroophthalmology (Martin)
Principles of Neural Science (Kandel)
Psychiatry: PreTest Self-Assessment and Review
This month the Isché Library is featuring some of our newest E-books on the New Books Display, located near the 3rd floor elevator. If you would like information on how to access E-books, the circulation staff would be happy to assist you.
These books and many more are available for online access.
Featured E-books from ScienceDirect EBS Collection:
The ScienceDirect EBS Collection is a group of e-books the LSUHSC Libraries have access to through June 2018. After that time, the most-used books will be added to the Libraries’ permanent collections.
- Noyes’ Knee Disorders: Surgery, Rehabilitation, Clinical Outcomes, 2nd edition
- Tropical Dermatology, 2nd edition
- Assisted Ventilation of the Neonate: An Evidence-Based Approach to Newborn Respiratory Care, 6th edition
- Creating Katrina, Rebuilding Resilience: Lessons from New Orleans on Vulnerability and Resiliency
- Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Dementia: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, 2nd edition
- Middleton’s Allergy Essentials
- Deep Learning for Medical Image Analysis
- Biomedical Engineering in Gastrointestinal Surgery
- Biomechanics of Living Organs
- Catalytic Kinetics
Featured E-books from EBSCOhost:
EBSCOhost E-books may be printed, saved, or emailed one chapter at a time.
- Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice, 8th edition
- EKGs for the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant, 2nd edition
- Interprofessional Evidence-Based Practice: a Workbook for Health Professionals
Featured E-books from Ovid:
- Sauer’s Manual of Skin Diseases, 11th edition
- Kaplan & Sadock’s Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, 10th edition
- Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation: A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk, 11th edition
- Clinical Anesthesia, 8th edition
- Lever’s Histopathology of the Skin, 11th edition
Featured E-books from AccessMedicine:
AccessMedicine E-books may be printed one chapter at a time.
- Fitzpatrick’s Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology, 8th edition
- Hurst’s the Heart, 14th edition
The registration form for DRAW IT TO KNOW IT – NEUROANATOMY has changed.
DRAW IT TO KNOW IT – NEUROANATOMY is available through our subscription to STAT!Ref.
Initial registration still must be completed on-campus.
From the “Select an institution” drop-down menu, select LSU New Orleans. Leave the Group PIN blank.
Check out the following handouts for more information.
Let us know if you have any problems with registration as we are happy to help you get this set up!
The LSUHSC-New Orleans Libraries are pleased to announce that we now have access to the self-directed, alternative learning program, Draw It To Know It – Neuroanatomy. Our access to Draw It To Know It (DITKI) is available through our subscription to STAT!Ref.
This interactive and hands-on learning tool includes narrated video tutorials, practice exams, a brain atlas, and muscle-nerve correlations. Each tutorial includes notes, questions, and the drawing tool.
Registration must be initiated on campus in order to authenticate your access on our institutional site license. Once your account has been created, you will also be able to access this resource off campus.
To register for an account on campus:
- Log in to the STAT!Ref database.
- Scroll down until you see the Draw It To Know It link and click on it:
- Click where it says CLICK HERE FOR YOUR SUBSCRIPTION…:
- Fill out the online registration making sure to use your lsuhsc.edu email account.
- After you receive the email confirmation from Draw It To Know It, you are ready to go!
- Access Draw It To Know It through our STAT!Ref database or by going directly to the Draw It To Know It web site: http://drawittoknowit.com/.
- Access is also available using an Apple iPhone or iPad. The app is available for free at the iTunes site. You must be registered with Draw It To Know It in order to use the app.
We hope you find this new resource helpful in your studies!
In light of the online firestorm?á(story from?áNOLA.com & the Gambit online)?áthat erupted this morning because some Atlanta talk show DJs made fun of Steve Gleason’s ALS diagnosis, it’s worth mentioning that LSUHSC became one of 44 Muscular Dystrophy Association certified clinics for the treatment of muscular dystrophy (MD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The clinic is the first of its kind in Louisiana.
In America, methods of care for our mentally ill have become intertwined with the politics of universal healthcare, hospital administration, and prevention of violent crime, all of which suffer under an increasingly budget-cut government. This issue is not a new one, however. The Newspaper Clippings Digital Collection of the Isch?® Library shows an emerging pattern: a pattern of need. Hospitals and treatment centers need enough beds for psychiatric patients; hospitals need staff to treat those patients; police officers, clergy, and even the general public need training to assess and assist the mentally ill.
Linkages of mental illness and criminal tendencies also surface. In recent news, LSU psychiatrist Dr. Jose Calderon-Abbo joined the vice presidentÔÇÖs task force on gun violence; he has also partnered up with Tulane public health criminology expert Dr. Peter Scarf to present a paper of similar topic to the House Subcommittee on Crime, terrorism, and Homeland Security at a hearing on The Youth Promise act.
Not only do mental illness and crime sometimes occur simultaneously, but those charged with apprehending the mentally ill are often the same people who apprehend criminals.?á One of our newspaper clippings from 1961, entitled ÔÇ£How Police Can Help Mentally Ill,ÔÇØ addresses the need for officers of the law to be properly trained on how to interact with, assess urgency of treatment for, and detain suspects who appear to be suffering from illness, loss of competency, or loss of sanity.
The clergy are often called upon to assist the mentally ill; one article, ÔÇ£Help of Clergy Asked by Many: Role of Churchmen for Mentally Ill Cited,ÔÇØ explains how the clergy ought to be well versed in tactics to understand and aid their congregations. Examples of tactics used to interact with those in need in the include: a manual from 1954 ÔÇ£How to Recognize and Handle Abnormal PeopleÔÇØ by Robert A. Matthews and Loyd W. Rowland, former director of the Louisiana Association for mental health and former Head of the department of psychiatry and neurology, ?áin addition to a 1960 New Orleans officer training film, ÔÇ£Booked for Safekeeping,ÔÇØ produced by George C. Stoney.
In 1961, the name of the game was “expedite”: complex legislature required the approval of a hospital director, an order of commitment signed by the coroner, a psychiatrist, and a responsible party, and approval from a civil judge. Convoluted commitment laws and lack of funding for psychiatric facilities and staff were concerns at this time, but these concerns continue today as the Greater New Orleans area loses beds at Charity Hospital and MandevilleÔÇÖs Southeast Louisiana Hospital.
In the words of Dr. Robert A. Matthews, former head of the department of neuropsychiatry at LSUHSC from 1950-1957, ÔÇ£While we are passing the hat around for money to fight polio, heart disease, cancer, tuberculosis and other maladies, we ought also to be financing some exploration in to the cause and cure of emotional storms and mental defectiveness. We are fast becoming a nation of neurotic people.ÔÇØ
Glimpse of the Past is an ongoing project to promote the Louisiana Digital Library effort. This Month in History will present for your reading pleasure a closer look into a newspaper clipping of note from our Digital Collections and articles relating to the LSU Medical School.