E-Books Display!

The Isché Library is kicking off the fall semester by featuring E-book editions of required textbooks! The newest editions of the books on display are available in our online catalog.

The display is located near the 3rd floor elevator along with the links to the current E-book edition. Subjects include physiology, anatomy, dermatology, nursing, biochemistry, pathology, diagnostic examination, anesthesia, obstetrics, and more.

These books and many more are available for online access.

Featured E-books from EBSCOhost:

EBSCOhost E-books may be printed, saved, or emailed one chapter at a time


Featured E-books from AccessMedicine:

AccessMedicine    AccessMedicine E-books may be printed one chapter at a time but may not be saved.


Featured E-books from LWW Health Library:

lww    LWW Health Library E-books may be printed one chapter at a time but may not be saved. Emailed chapters are valid for 72 hours only.


Other Featured E-books:

LSUHSC-NO Nursing School Ranks Among Top 10 in U.S!

The School of Nursing at LSUHSC New Orleans was ranked among the top ten schools in the United States in the inaugural rankings of Nursing Schools Almanac.

Our School of Nursing ranked ninth on the list of Top 100 nursing schools in the United States, second overall in the Southeast, and fifth among public nursing schools in the United States!

Nursing Schools Almanac’s mission is to provide an accurate, complete, and powerful online resource for aspiring nurses to make educational decisions.

Their research team collected data on more than 3,200 nursing schools and campuses throughout the United States and evaluated each school on three dimensions: the institution’s academic prestige and perceived value; the breadth and depth of nursing programs offered; and student success, particularly on the NCLEX national licensure exam.

Congratulations to the School of Nursing for standing out as a NLN Center of Excellence™ and sustaining an impressive pass rate of 95-98% on the NCLEX-RN exam over the past six years!

REMINDER: ClinicalKey for Nursing expires April 25, 2016

The Library is not able to renew our subscription to ClinicalKey for Nursing due to lack of funds. Our access is set to expire Monday, April 25, 2016.

Many of the online journals offered through ClinicalKey for Nursing are also available through our ScienceDirect package. While there isn’t an online alternative for accessing the books, many of these titles can be found in the Library’s print collection.

Please be sure to check the Library’s INNOPAC catalog for the most accurate information regarding our journal and book collections.

Feel free to contact the Library if you need assistance.

ClinicalKey for Nursing expires April 25, 2016

The Library is not able to renew our subscription to ClinicalKey for Nursing due to lack of funds. Our access is set to expire Monday, April 25, 2016.

Many of the online journals offered through ClinicalKey for Nursing are also available through our ScienceDirect package. While there isn’t an online alternative for accessing the books, many of these titles can be found in the Library’s print collection.

Please be sure to check the Library’s INNOPAC catalog for the most accurate information regarding our journal and book collections.

Feel free to contact the Library if you need assistance.


ClinicalKey for Nursing Course Books

Our subscription to ClinicalKey for Nursing includes several required course books.  Check out the list below.  If the book is also available in print in the library, the call number is included.  Remember, print reserves are available for in-library use during regular hours and for overnight checkout 1 hour before closing.  The online books can be accessed anytime and anywhere by logging into the LSUHSC-New Orleans Citrix program.

Elsevier – ClinicalKey for Nursing Reserve Books
Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management Reserve: WY 154 Ur2 2014
Emergency Nursing Core Curriculum Reserve: WY 18 Em3e 2007
Forensic Nursing Science Reserve: WY 154 L99fn 2011
Goldman-Cecil Medicine Reserve: WB 100 C32 2016
Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett’s Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases Reserve: WC 100 M31p 2015
Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) Reserve: WY 15 N93 2013
Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) Reserve: WY 100 N931 2013
Pediatric Primary Care Reserve: WS 100 B93p 2013
Primary Care of the Child With a Chronic Condition Reserve: WS 200 AL5p 2010
Sheehy’s Emergency Nursing Reserve: WY 154 Em3 2010
Sheehy’s Manual of Emergency Care Online only
Trauma Nursing Reserve: WY 154 M24t 2009
Ulrich & Canale’s Nursing Care Planning Guides (NANDA) Reserve: WY 100 UL7n 2011

PubMed for Nurses

PubMed for Nurses


NLM has released a series of videos specifically for Nurses using PubMed. Each video is between 1 and 3 minutes long and includes an exercise or quiz supporting the video content.

ClinicalKey for Nursing update


ClinicalKey for Nursing is now available for use on-campus.  Links to all of the books and journals have been added to our INNOPAC catalog.

Off-campus access is available through the LSUHSC-New Orleans Citrix connection.  If you  have never used Citrix before, you will be prompted to download the Citrix Receiver software the first time you log in.

  1. Login to Citrix with your LSUHSC credentials.
  2. Install Citrix Receiver if necessary.
  3. Open Desktop-New
  4. Launch Internet Explorer.
  5. Navigate back to this page on the university webpage and use the On Campus link.

Citrix is also available for Macs, iPads, iPhones, and Android devices.

Be sure to check it out!  There are lots of great books, journals, and other tools and resources for you to use.

Remember, Mosby’s Nursing Consult was officially retired by Elsevier on December 31, 2015.

Mosby’s Nursing Consult upgrade January 1, 2016


Mosby’s Nursing Consult is getting a face-lift AND a new name, ClinicalKey for Nursing!  Elsevier is upgrading its popular online nursing resource effective January 1, 2016.  Our staff is currently working with Elsevier on this transition, and we hope to have it all running smoothly for the start of the Spring semester.  We are almost up-and-running, but there are still some issues, primarily with the off-campus access.  We will share the news on the blog when everything is fixed.

The new platform includes most of the same content with some exceptions, particularly where outdated information is concerned.  You will find the same, great books and journals, including books such as “Goldman-Cecil Medicine,” “Harriet Lane Handbook,” and “Sheehy’s Emergency Nursing,” and journals like “Nurse Leader,” “Journal for Nurse Practitioners,” and “Nursing Clinics of North America.”  The journal coverage goes back to 2007 where available, and we do have some of the older coverage on the ScienceDirect platform.  As with Mosby’s Nursing Consult, the books are updated with newer editions as the they are released.  Be sure to check our INNOPAC library catalog for the most accurate record of what we have.

ClinicalKey for Nursing is also a Point-of-Care tool that is designed to help nurses find information quickly.  It includes over 1,500 drug monographs, 300 procedural videos, and 175 disease topic pages.

Please contact a reference librarian if you need assistance with ClinicalKey for Nursing.

Nursing Postcards

The National Library of Medicine houses the Michael Zwerdling Nursing Postcard Collection of nearly 2500 postcards, “published in the United States and internationally, depicting the nursing profession, the social history of nursing, the perception of nursing in various cultures, the role of military nurses, and other related themes.” The cards date from between 1893 and 2002. Approximately 600 of the postcards have been digitized by the Images from the History of Medicine section of the History of Medicine Division of NLM.


National Organizations of Nurses of the United States. New Orleans 1916 (

National Organizations of Nurses of the United States. New Orleans 1916 (


It’s AcWriMo 2013!

Inspired by the hugely successful NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), PhD2Published, a blog dedicated to helping academics publish, has announced that November is also AcWriMo (Academic Writing Month).

AcWriMo is a month long academic write-a-thon for academics at all stages of their careers. ?áPhD2Published will support writers with dedicated posts about academic writing and thousands of Tweets to encourage you to keep going throughout the month.





According to their website:

“There are 6 basic rules:

1. Decide on your goal. You might count words, hours put in or projects achieved ÔÇô itÔÇÖs up to you. But try and push yourself a bit. (And if you need help counting our?áPhDometer app?áÔÇô the proceeds from which help fund this month-long writing extravaganza ÔÇô was designed for just that!)

2. Declare it! Basically, just sign up on the?áAcWriMo 2013 Writing Accountability Spreadsheet?áand fill in the sections on what youÔÇÖd like to achieve by the end of the month. Being accountable is key to this working for you. You need to feel a bit of pressure to get the work done. So sign up and add your goals as soon as you can.

3. Draft a strategy. DonÔÇÖt start AcWriMo without doing a bit of planning and preparation. Get some reading done, carve out time slots in your schedule to dedicate to writing, even buy your favorite coffee. Sort out whatever youÔÇÖll need to write, and get it done now, there wonÔÇÖt be time when November comes around.

4. Discuss your progress. OK so being on Twitter and Facebook with us all day isn’t acceptable ÔÇô you’ve got work to do ÔÇô but checking-in at certain times is really important! We want to know how youÔÇÖre getting on? What is working for you and what isn’t? Do you need help? Do you want to share a writing triumph? (YouÔÇÖll find most discussion about AcWriMo on Twitter using the?á#AcWriMo?áhashtag, but if?áFacebook?áis more your thing, go there. Or use your own blog to keep in touch. You can even write little updates you want to share in the?áspreadsheet.)

5. DonÔÇÖt slack off. As participant Bettina said of the first AcWriMo, you must ÔÇÿwrite like thereÔÇÖs no December!ÔÇÖ If you push yourself, youÔÇÖll quickly discover the tips and techniques that work best for YOU and thatÔÇÖll save you even more time in the long-run.

6. Declare your results. ItÔÇÖs great to use the spreadsheet everyday (or as often as you can) to chart how youÔÇÖre getting on, but even if you canÔÇÖt do that, you MUST announce your results at the end of the month. Our writing community benefits not only from sharing in your achievements, but knowing what didn’t work and being reminded that, at the end of the day, weÔÇÖre all human!”

So everyone should go forth and WRITE… That’s what I’ll be doing this month!

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!

This Month in History: Don’t Just Grin and Bear It

“A woman’s first responsibility is to make an effort to do what she wants to do.” —sage advice?áfrom?áDr. Winston Weese, Emeritus Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at LSU Medical School

You never know what you will chance upon when you browse the LibraryÔÇÖs Newspaper Clippings Collection. Trolling for this monthÔÇÖs topic took me on a journey through various strange perspectives on womenÔÇÖs health.

In 1959, convention speakers discussed ÔÇ£gyno-psychiatry,ÔÇØ ÔÇ£a very basic and superficial type of psychiatry [that] is primarily reassurance. Sometimes a woman is infertile because she believes her husband does not love her. Or vice versa. What we are trying to do today is to make the infertile woman realize that help is possible: that they donÔÇÖt have to just grin and bear it.ÔÇØ One article from 1961 blames men for womenÔÇÖs anxieties: ÔÇ£The American man isnÔÇÖt asserting his male dominance.ÔÇØ The piece is full of quotable gems like, ÔÇ£The wise woman of course, vocally credits her husband with leadership even when he does not have itÔÇØ and ÔÇ£boosts her husbandÔÇÖs ego even though she may be far superior to him in intelligence.ÔÇØ

Some answered the call for by entering the medical field.?áIn 1931, The Southern Medical Association fielded questions about the rise of women as doctors. At the time, women doctors still combated some suppositions about their patients: ÔÇ£Why should they be all women?ÔÇØ and about their personhood with ÔÇ£frequent assertions that such professions as social work and medicine destroy many of the gentler attributes of the feminine nature.ÔÇØ One of the doctors interviewed was the remarkable Dr. Moss of New Orleans, who said, ÔÇ£ThatÔÇÖs a lot of foolishness on the part of people who donÔÇÖt know us.ÔÇØ

Dr. Emma Sadler Moss rejected a teaching career because she was ÔÇ£not gentle enoughÔÇØ and stood as is a?áshining example?áof a woman doing what she wants. She brushed aside the hackneyed image of the young, gentle Southern woman, preferring the allure of the medical profession, where she excelled. After a stint as a medical technologist, Dr. Moss studied for her M. D., which she earned in 1935 from LSU. From there, she earned the title of Director of Pathology at Charity Hospital, clinical professor of pathology at LSU Medical School, and President of the American Society of Clinical Pathology (notably, the first woman President of the society).

Dr. MossÔÇÖ commitment to these institutions lasted for over thirty years until her death in 1970. She received numerous awards for her work in pathology including being recognized as the 1954 Medical Woman of the Year and as one of ÔÇ£The Six Most Successful Women of 1955.ÔÇØ The Library owns two editions of her lauded text, An Atlas of Medical Mycology, which she co-authored with Dr. Albert Louis McQuown. A full listing of her contributions to LSU Medical School and Charity Hospital can be viewed in A History of LSU School of Medicine New Orleans.

Glimpse of the Past is an ongoing project to promote the?áLouisiana 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.

Free NOLA CARE Clinic with Volunteer Opportunities

On Wednesday, July 3rd from 8 am to 9 pm, the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC)?áwill host a one day free medical clinic?áat the Morial Convention Center. The clinic is still seeking medical (and non-medical) volunteers, including physicians, nurses, and students in those fields.

More Nursing and Allied Health Journals Available via CINAHL Complete!


The Library is pleased to announce that we now have CINAHL Complete! CINAHL Complete is EBSCOÔÇÖs most comprehensive access point for full-text nursing and allied health literature. It replaces CINAHL Plus with Full Text, but donÔÇÖt worry, you wonÔÇÖt have to learn how to use a new product; the look and functionality are the same. What is different is that now there are more?áfull-text journals?áand indexed titles.?á “How many?ámore?” you ask!?á Well,?áthere are over 550?ámore?áfull-text journals and over 150 additional indexed journals.?á In all, CINAHL Complete includes access to over 1,300 full-text journals and includes indexing for over 5,400 journals. Our subscription also includes over 130 Evidence-Based Care Sheets, 170 Continuing Education Modules, and more. To see a complete list of journals available, you can click on ÔÇ£PublicationsÔÇØ at the top of the CINAHL Complete screen.


LSUHSC-NO faculty, staff, and students can access CINAHL Complete on or off campus. Visit our CINAHL Complete electronic resource page for more information:á?á

Remember, many of the core journals are listed in the library catalog, INNOPAC, and you can link directly to a journal?áand browse available issues from there, too.?á And all these journals are listed in our EBSCO A to Z list.

For further assistance searching CINAHL Complete, contact a reference librarian on duty.

Popular health topics of 2012

Last week, MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine and National Institute of Health’s consumer health database, published the top 10 most?ávisited health topic searches?áof 2012:

Looking at these searches, it would seem that the public are?ásearching for information on?áthe most common health?áthreats in the?áUnited States.?á?áAccording to the Mayo Clinic, the top seven threats to women’s health are?áheart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic lower respiratory diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, accidents, and type 2 diabetes. The top seven threats to men’s health are similar:?áheart disease, cancer, accidents, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and suicide.

Of course the most visited sites could also mean that people who were diagnosed with high blood pressure and diabetes started exercising?ábut they had trouble breathing, had heart palpitations,?ágot sunburned, and hurt their backs!