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Tutorial

General Library Orientation Class

Come on in if you need assistance navigating through the library’s webpage. You will learn how to:

  • Set up a PIN for off-campus access
  • Refworks – web-based bibliography and database manager
  • Explain Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services
  • Catalog searches
  • Databases: PubMed and Ebscohost

 

Date: January 30th 2015

Time: 10-11:30 am

 

To register call 504-568-6100 or e-mail reference@lsuhsc.edu.

ORS Professional Development Series Presents Grants.gov

On Friday January 9th, from 10am – 11:30am, Nicole G. Hammill will present Grants.gov. The presentation will provide an overview of what Grants.gov is and expand on making grant applications to federal agencies. It will be held in Room 303 of the Lions Building.

 

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54 Guides and Growing

Ever wonder where to start for a research project or just curious about the numerous resources that the library has to offer for your field of study? Check out the subject specific LibGuides. You never know what new resources, tools and tips you’ll come across!

The most recent publication is LibX, which is an add-on for Firefox and Google Chrome that allows you to search the libraryÔÇÖs catalog, as well as many other various databases in a slightly different way. It is quite convenient and saves a few steps in unearthing material for your research.

What’s a library database? It’s all about the buckets.

Confused about how library databases work? This short video from RMIT University in Australia explains library databases from a student’s perspective.

For subject guides from LSUHSC Library, visit http://libguides.lsuhsc.edu/

JBI COnNECT+ makes your job easier

Did you know that our School of Nursing is the only JoAnna Briggs Institute affiliate center in Louisiana? Through this affiliation we implement the Louisiana Center for Evidence Based Nursing at LSUHSC-NO School of Nursing: An Affiliate Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute.?á ?áThe Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is an international not-for-profit, membership based, research and development organisation based within the within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide, South Australia.

One of the main ways JBI supports nursing research is by providing ?áthe best available evidence to inform clinical decision-making at the point of care. Watch this video to see how JBI COnNECT+ can make your life easier.

For more information on JBI?áCOnNECT+ and evidence-based nursing, contact Mary Marix, School of Nursing?áLibrary?áLiaison, or the?áOffice of Nursing Research and Evaluation.

2 Minute Tips: Off Campus Databases

Our next installment of 2 Minute Tips reveals the steps to access a database like PubMed or CINAHLplus with full text when you are off campus.

View VIDEO: Accessing databases off campus

2 Minute tips is a blog series where we bring you short video tutorials on various tools and resources in the library.

2 Minute Tips: Off Campus Books/Journals

Spring semester is here! Brush up on your tech skills with this short video on accessing books and journals off campus.

VIEW VIDEO

Two Minute tips is a series on our blog where we bring you short video tutorials on various tools and resources in the library.

2 Minute Tips: Create a PIN

Our newest 2 minute tip shows you how to create a PIN number for off campus access.

VIEW VIDEO

2 Minute tips is a blog series where we bring you short video tutorials on various tools and resources in the library.

2 Minute Tips: Course Reserves

Our next installment of 2 Minute Tips shows how you can search our catalog for a required textbook.
INNOPAC Course Reserves

2 Minute tips is a blog series where we bring you short video tutorials on various tools and resources in the library.

RefWorks in 15 minutes

If you have 15 minutes then you have time to get a quick introduction to a free information management tool called RefWorks.

RefWorks in 15 minutes will be offered online January 6, 12, 18 & 27th. Register here.

Similar to EndNote, RefWorks lets you search, organize and manage your references. Since it lives “in the cloud”, once you create your free account**, you can access it from any computer at any location.

Some things RefWorks can do:

  • Format a paper or bibliography for you in the citation style you need.
  • Instantly add references as you type a paper in MS Word
  • Search PubMed (or another database) from within RefWorks
  • Share references with other people

A live RefWorks class will be taught by local RefWorks expert Molly Knapp on Thursday, February 10th, 2011 from 10-11 am. Email mknapp@lsuhsc.edu for more information.

**RefWorks is available free to LSUHSC students, faculty and staff.

Free Online Homework Help

When children ask parents for help with their homework, no doubt there are moments of blank-stares and head-scratching. After all, hasn’t it been years since we delved into the exciting world of geometry?

In these situations an easy-access tutor would certainly be useful. Well- this idea is no longer a dream.

A press release from Louisiana Public Libraries yesterday stated “The State Library of Louisiana today launched the free educational service HomeworkLouisiana, an online tool that connects Louisiana K-12 students, adults preparing for the GED and college students to a live tutor online for one on one help with homework. It also offers studying and test preparation in all core academic subjects including math, science, social studies and English.”

This amazing resource is available at www.homeworkla.org.

Tutors are available Sunday through Thursday 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. And yes, they are all certified graduate students, teachers, or professional experts.

See the full press release for further information. Spread the word to every student, teacher and parent you know!

Medical Words

Medlineplus.gov, the National Library of Medicine‘s consumer health information website, has created a tutorial on medical terms to assist consumers in understanding and using medical language.

NLM Pubmed Tutorials Updated

The National Library of Medicine has updated their Pubmed tutorial. Their website also offers Quick Tours on specific topics; these videos are usually less than 3 minutes long. For local Pubmed assistance, please contact a Reference Librarian at the Isch?â?® Library (504) 568-6102 / (504) 568-8339, or at the Dental Library (504) 941-8158.

Dig the Library: Week 4: Shindig! (and e-journals)

Well, we?óÔé¼Ôäóve reached the end of National Medical Librarians Month, and as things draw to a close we?óÔé¼Ôäód like to focus on one more new resource with which you are already familiar: the new and improved E-journals list.

Let?óÔé¼Ôäós review the advice and words of caution Becky provided us when it came out:

  • Due to various reasons, the list is not a comprehensive listing of the electronic journals we have, but it?óÔé¼Ôäós relatively close.
  • Always check INNOPAC if you want to be 100% sure we don?óÔé¼Ôäót own a title. (There?óÔé¼Ôäós even a button for this on the list.)
  • The list includes all those strange non-health related titles we get through LOUIS, which is an advantage if someone comes looking for Harvard Business Journal or Consumer Reports
  • The list requires login to WAM for off campus access.
  • Some MD Consult titles may prompt for your lsuhsc username & password (Lancet, etc)
  • You don?óÔé¼Ôäót have to put in a full journal title to search, however, searching MEDLINE abbreviations may give you trouble
  • There is a short e-journals tutorial
  • Task for Week 4:

  • What?óÔé¼Ôäós the strangest journal name on list? Post yours in the comments
  • Display week 4 NMLM

    Display week 4 NMLM

    Dig Deeper with blogs

    October is National Medical Librarians Month. In recognition the library is doing a staff development activity to learn about some of our newer online tools. Here is week 1’s assignment: Dig Deeper with Blogs.

    Not library staff & want more info? Send an email to mknapp@lsuhsc.edu

    This week we?óÔé¼Ôäóre talking about blogs. Did you know the library has a blog? Clearly you do now as you are reading it! Read on for a background on blogs and other info?óÔé¼?ª
    Introduction to blogs
    ?óÔé¼?ó Definition: BLOG is short for Web log, or an online journal that is frequently updated with news, views or other information.
    ?óÔé¼?ó For an introduction to blogs, watch this 3 minute video: ?óÔé¼?ôblogs in plain English?óÔé¼?Ø by Common Craft: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKcqge8SvzQ
    ?óÔé¼?ó You can view our library blog, LSUSHSC LIBRARY NEWS, on the Isch?â?® Library homepage. All library staff can create posts on the blog or leave a comment.

    Log in information
    Librarians
    Username: your lsuhsc email alias (ie: mknapp)
    Generic password: [redacted:see staff email]
    Library Staff and the General Public
    Haven?óÔé¼Ôäót used our blog before? Anyone can create a username & password to comment.

    Task for week 1:
    ?óÔé¼?óAdd a comment answering the question ?óÔé¼?ôWhich tool are you most interested in learning about this month?”

    NMLM: Dig Deeper Display

    NMLM: Dig Deeper Display