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RESOLVED: Thieme MedOne Education off-campus access

Thieme has resolved issues with off-campus access to Thieme MedOne Education and the Q&A module for histology.

Let us know if you continue to experience technical difficulties with any Thieme product.

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Original post: We are having technical difficulties with remote access for our Thieme MedOne Education ebooks collection. There is a workaround though, so please see below for the best way to access this resource. MedOne Education is a collection of over 100 basic and clinical science ebooks in subjects like anatomy, biochemistry, dentistry, immunology, microbiology, neuroscience, otorhinolaryngology, physical therapy, and more.  There is also a new Q&A module for histology. Check it out if you haven’t already.

Step 1 – Start at the Thieme MedOne Education web page: https://medone-education.thieme.com/ and sign in using OpenAthens:

(If you have not used OpenAthens yet, please see more instructions here: https://libguides.lsuhsc.edu/openathens.)

Step 2 – Select OpenAthens as the federation:

Step 3 – Select Louisiana State University as the institution:

Step 4 – Then sign up for a free MedOne Education account or log in if you already have one.

If you still have trouble accessing any MedOneEducation content, please contact a library staff member.

Crisis counseling text line now available to Louisiana residents

A new, counseling text line is now available to provide free, confidential, 24/7 support for people in crisis. All someone has to do is text REACHOUT (all caps together) to 741741 to connect to a trained crisis counselor who will help individuals de-escalate, identify coping strategies and who will use active listening techniques.

The full press release can be read here.

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.

April Faculty Publications

A new selection of articles have been added to the Faculty Publications display in the Ische Library. These eight articles, as well as all of the articles in our Faculty Publications database, are authored by at least one member of our research community here at LSUHSC-New Orleans. Each month the Library is proud to present copies of eight of these publications in a rotating display of 16. With the currently changes, we’ve decided to post the publications digitally. Check out the display below:

Publications cited in the Faculty Publications database are harvested weekly from a variety of sources, such as PubMedSCOPUS, and CINAHL, to name a few. In addition to articles they include books, book chapters, papers, editorials, letters to the editor, and meeting abstracts, all authored by at least one member of the LSUHSC-NO community. The database is maintained by Reference Librarian Kathy Kerdolff and is available to the general public here or via the Library’s webpage. For a PDF of a bibliography of this month’s additions,click here. If you have an article you would like us to highlight or if you have any questions regarding the display or the database, you can contact Kathy Kerdolff.

Trial access to online resources

McGraw-Hill (AccessMedicine) and Ovid/LWW (LWW Health Library) have offered to open up extended trial access to some of their resources during the COVID-19 outbreak.

We created a LibGuide to keep track of these: https://libguides.lsuhsc.edu/trial. We will add more resources as they become available.

McGraw-Hill additional access is through June 1st. Those resources are AccessBiomedical Science, Cardiology, Pediatrics, Physiotherapy, and F.A. Davis PT collection (part of AccessPhysiotherapy).

Ovid/LWW additional access is through May 19th. Those resources are 5-MinuteConsult, Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy, Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination, LWW Health Library Clerkship/Clinical Rotations, LWW Health Library Exercise Science, LWW Health Library PA Rotations/Specialties.

RESOLVED (mostly): LWW Health Library technical difficulties

It looks like our LWW Health Library access has been restored.  We are still seeing a few books listed in our collections that we shouldn’t be seeing, but the good news is access is mostly fully restored.  LWW also opened up a few extra collections during the CovID-19 outbreak.  We have extra access to the following collections through May 19th: Clerkship/Clinical Rotations, PA Rotations and Specialties, and Exercise Science.  We will blog more about those and a few other things as soon as the details are wrapped up. Thanks to Ovid/LWW for offering us those extended trials during this challenging time.

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Original message:

LWW Health Library is having technical difficulties. They are working to resolve our access issues. I will update the blog with more information as it becomes available.

RESOLVED: AccessMedicine technical difficulties

Our AccessMedicine access has been restored.  We have institutional access to the following subscribed collections: Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Neurology, and the Case Files Collection.  McGraw-Hill is also in the process of adding extended trial access through June 1st to the following collections: Physiotherapy, F.A. Davis PT Collection, Pediatrics, Cardiology, and Biomedical Science.  We will update the blog once those are all turned on.

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Original message: AccessMedicine is experiencing some technical difficulties. They are working on resolving the issues.

Get a free digital LA driver’s license until the end of May 2019!

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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.

 

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.

Library’s journals now available through Read by QxMD

We have added full support of Read by QxMD so you will now be able to link directly from article abstracts to the full-text of the article if the Library has a subscription.

You can access Read by QxMD on your computer by going to https://www.readbyqxmd.com/. Mobile apps are available through the appropriate Android and Apple app stores.

You will need to create an account in order to link to our journals. When you are setting up your account, be sure to choose “Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans” as your home institution. You can then choose whether you would like to be prompted to log in each time you need to retrieve an article, or to have your credentials automatically sent. If you choose the automatic login option, you will need to enter your Library barcode and PIN.

We hope this new addition will make your journal browsing easier and more robust, but if you have any questions please contact us.

Downtime for Wiley

Wiley logoThe Wiley Online Library will be down for a few hours this weekend.

According to a message on their website, Wiley Online Library will be unavailable on Saturday, July 1st, from 2:00AM-8:00AM CDT and on Sunday, July 2nd, 2:00AM-5:00AM CDT for essential maintenance. We would like to join the fine folks at Wiley in extending our apologies for the inconvenience to our dedicated researchers burning the midnight oil.

ProQuest Product 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:
Over the weekend of Saturday-Sunday, 28-29 Jan. 2017, a ProQuest product maintenance window will launch worldwide to upgrade infrastructure, enhance security, and maintain reliability of your products.

During this 8-hour window, some ProQuest products will be unavailable. While the date and time were chosen to minimize the impact on our customers, we realize that some users may be affected, and we apologize for the inconvenience. Additionally, web-based customer access will be redirected to a webpage stating the planned maintenance times.

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.

BrowZine search options expanded

If you use BrowZine, you might have come across times when you wanted an issue from a year earlier than currently listed, were looking for a journal that was not included, or needed an article where the full-text was not available. We are happy to report that recent enhancements have supplemented your ability to browse more journals and articles.

For the web version, if you find a journal in BrowZine and you would like to see issues earlier than the years that are available click the “View all back issues and sources for this title” after you click the “Change Year” link:

BZ Web Additional Issues

This will bring you to a search of the E-Books & E-Journals A to Z List and shows any additional years and sources the Library has for the full-text of that journal.

Also only available in the web version, if you cannot locate a journal when you search for it, BrowZine now gives you the option to search the E-Books & E-Journals A to Z List for that title:

BZ Web No Match

Finally, a third new feature for the Library’s BrowZine will work in both the web and mobile versions. When you come across an article that might not be available due to restrictions that delay the availability of that article from the source BrowZine uses for the journal, you can now check the Library’s WebBridge Link Resolver for any other places where the full-text is currently available.

If you see a notice that new full-text is unavailable for a journal for a stated amount of time and the article you wish to view is within that time frame, click on the article’s title. In the web version you will see the following notice giving you the opportunity to check for the availability of the article through the link resolver:

BZ Embargo Addl Options Second

If you run across a similar situation when using the app version of BrowZine, click the article title and then “Open” in the popup window that appears:

BZ App LR

Hopefully these new features will help you when you’re using BrowZine, but if you need any assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.

BrowZine Tips: Managing your app Bookshelf

While giving you easy access to your favorite journals, the BrowZine app also lets you customize a bookshelf to get to these publications quickly.

Regardless of whether you’re using the Android or iOS app for BrowZine, you can have at your fingertips up to 64 journals spread across the four bookshelves available. You can then see any titles on your own virtual browsing shelves:

Android BookshelfiOS Bookshelf

There are slight differences, though, in how to add a publication to your bookshelf. When you’ve found a journal you would like to easily access through the BrowZine Android app, click the icon at the upper right to get the “Add to My Bookshelf” command:

Android Add to Bookshelf

When in the iOS app tap the “Add to My Bookshelf” icon:

Add to Bookshelf

 

Removing items from the Bookshelf can also be done when viewing the journal; the commands to remove items replace those that were used to add the title initially.

You can also customize where the journals appear on your Bookshelf as well as specify the names of each shelf. In the Android app, press and hold anywhere on the shelf and you’ll be able to move the journal placeholders to a new shelf and once you tap on the label you can specify the text to be displayed there:

Android Edit Label

In iOS, you can either use the “Edit” function at the top left or press and hold anywhere on the screen to change the shelf labels or move the journals around:

Edit Bookshelf iOS

At present you are unable to sync your web and app BrowZine Bookshelf, but that enhancement is coming soon.

If you need more information about BrowZine, check out our LibGuide.