E-Resource News

ILLiad Scheduled downtime

ILLiad, the Library’s ILL service, will be down for scheduled maintenance tonight from 8pm-11pm. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Fixed: Link Resolver working in PubMed

UPDATE: The Link Resolver has been restored in PubMed and is working both on- and off-campus.

Now that it’s back up and running, be sure to check out our new one-click PDF feature described here.


The WebBridge Link Resolver is currently unavailable in PubMed. We will update as soon as the problem is fixed.

The link resolver is available in all other enabled databases, and you can find that list here.

If you need any assistance, please contact us.

June 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.

  1. Bronstone A, Neary JT, Lambert TH, Dasa V. Supartz (sodium hyaluronate) for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: A review of efficacy and safety. Clin Med Insights Arthritis Musculoskelet Disord. 2019;12:1-10.
  2. Cohen-Rosenblum A, Cui Q. Osteonecrosis of the femoral head. Orthop Clin North Am. 2019;50(2):139-149.
  3. Grodsky JD, Craver RD, Ashoor IF. Early identification of transplant glomerulopathy in pediatric kidney transplant biopsies: A single-center experience with electron microscopy analysis. Pediatr Transplant. 2019;e13459.
  4. Hajirawala L, Barton JS. Diagnosis and management of lynch syndrome. Dis Colon Rectum. 2019;62(4):403-405.
  5. Jolley SE, Welsh DA. Substance use is independently associated with pneumonia severity in persons living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Subst Abus. 2019;1-6.
  6. Nugent N, Gaston SA, Perry J, Rung AL, Trapido EJ, Peters ES. PTSD symptom profiles among louisiana women affected by the 2010 deepwater horizon oil spill: A latent profile analysis. J Affect Disord. 2019;250:289-297.
  7. Seifu SA, Subramaniam PN, Glancy DL. Electrocardiograms recorded after asystolic cardiac arrest. Am J Cardiol. 2019;.
  8. Zhao Y, Jaber VR, LeBeauf A, Sharfman NM, Lukiw WJ. microRNA-34a (miRNA-34a) mediated down-regulation of the post-synaptic cytoskeletal element SHANK3 in sporadic alzheimer’s disease (AD). Front Neurol. 2019;1028.

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.

Please come to the Library and view these recent publications by our research community.

PubMed: now with one-click PDFs!

Thanks to our subscription to BrowZine and their new tool LibKey Link, we are happy to announce that starting today for many articles in PubMed you can get to the PDF with just one click!

You will need to follow the link to PubMed with a special code that turns on our link resolver. When viewing the abstract of a particular citation, click our “Check Full Text” icon:

When available, you will be taken directly to the PDF of the article. If that is not possible, you will be brought instead to our WebBridge Link Resolver results page with the available options to retrieve that article.

If you are off-campus, you will be asked to authenticate either through OpenAthens or with your Library barcode and PIN.

For more information about BrowZine, see our LibGuide. We also have LibGuides available for Off Campus access, the link resolver, and OpenAthens.

JAMA Oncology now available

The Libraries are happy to report that we’ve added a subscription to JAMA Oncology that became active with the new month.

We know this is a title many of you have been trying to use, and we are glad to finally be able to offer it.

If you have any questions about this or any other Library resource, please contact us.

New look for the Link Resolver

Today we’ve launched a new and hopefully improved look for the WebBridge LR Link Resolver results page. All of the links you’re used to are still there, but now they’re in a slightly different presentation:

If you need more information about the WebBridge Link Resolver, you can take a look at the LibGuide that will walk you through the basics.

Need help with this or any other Library resources? Please contact us.

Elsevier Products at LSUHSC-NO

Joining a growing number of universities and government entities who find themselves at odds with Elsevier’s pricing or policies, LSU has recently announced that it will terminate its “big deal” with Elsevier at the end of the year. Understandably, some are asking how this will affect LSUHSC-NO.

LSU’s action is no cause for alarm on our own campus. Our collections are not directly connected with those of LSU. And we recently entered a deal with Elsevier for the Freedom Collection, adding several hundred relevant journals to our collection and many more that may appeal to the “long tail” users of our community. Our Elsevier agreement is one of our most cost-effective and, because of a three-year controlled-cost agreement, likely to stay that way for a while.

We feel solidarity with the librarians at LSU and the University of California.  We recognize that the rising costs of biomedical literature access far outstrips the costs of inflation. And we acknowledge that the current system in which those who produce the literature must also pay to use it is greatly flawed. These are concerns LSUHSC-NO faculty may wish to address on multiple fronts such as tenure and promotion and scholarly communication processes before we find ourselves in crises mode.

Accessing resources during system outage

INNOPAC, our library system, will not be available starting at 7am on Tuesday, May 21st, and it’s estimated it could be out for up to four hours. This outage means that you will not be able to look up anything through the Library’s online catalog, and the link resolver in all databases will not work as well. There are, however, other options to find the resources you need during this time.

The Discovery/EDS Health search will still function and can help you locate a specific journal, book, or article:

There are many options presented that will still work, but some do rely on the system in order to work. As a result, any options to check the Library’s catalog or to use the WebBridge Link Resolver will not be available. However, particularly in the case of articles, there are many other options that can get you to what you need:

Another option to find a particular ebook or journal is the E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List.

If you need to access any resource when off-campus, you will need to use your LSUHSC-NO e-mail and password through OpenAthens; you will not be able to log in using your Library barcode and PIN while the system is unavailable:


Even though INNOPAC, the Library’s catalog, will not be available, Library staff will have other ways to get to journals and resources during this downtime, so please contact us if you need help.

INNOPAC Down – 5/21/19 *Restored*

*Update* The servers were restored by 9:35am.

The Libraries’ online catalog, INNOPAC, and all associated programs will be down again on Tuesday morning beginning at 7am for scheduled maintenance. We will post when it comes back online. We apologize for the inconvenience.

INNOPAC – 5/13/19

*Update 5/13/19 8:30am* access has been restored.

The Libraries’ online catalog and all associated programs will be down Monday morning beginning at 7am for scheduled maintenance. We will post when it comes back online. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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

If you have a Louisiana driver’s license, get a free legal digital driver’s license, available for Android or iOS smartphones through the LA Wallet app.

It is legal to use for driving in Louisiana, and ATC has approved for all responsible vendors to accept LA Wallet.

LA Wallet will be free until May 31, 2019, after which the price will be $5.99.

For more information, go to https://lawallet.com/

Kids’ Teeth Website Nearing Completion




Kids’ Teeth is a new website in development that will help families of children with special needs find information on the connection between their child’s condition and their oral health.  It was created by LSU School of Dentistry Librarian Julie Schiavo and Pediatric Dentistry Associate Professor Dr. Priyanshi Ritwik after they observed a lack of readily available information on this topic to share with parents at the point of care.

The website can help families decide when special-needs children need to go to a dentist and what to do to make seeing the dentist easier.  As well, health care providers can use the information on this website to inform and educate patients and their families about oral problems that are caused by common diseases.  There are currently ten topics that will be regularly updated and expanded in the future.

The website debuted at the recent annual ADEA conference in Chicago where it was received positively, and it will go live in a matter of weeks after further testing.  Feedback is encouraged, so make sure to complete a survey through the handy links on the website:  https://www.lsusd.lsuhsc.edu/kids_teeth/

This project was funded by a grant award from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

Statement regarding American Journal of Gastroenterology access

UPDATE: As of May 8, 2019, access to the American Journal of Gastroenterology has been extended to 1998 to present.

The American Journal of Gastroenterology changed publishers this year, and, as a result, we now have extremely reduced access to the online version of the journal. Although we at the Library strive to provide as complete and stable access to our journals as is possible, in this instance we have been caught in a situation caused by the sponsoring society’s desire to change to a new publisher and a new agreement between them that we only recently were made aware of. Consequently, we no longer can get to the online version of the journal for many years’ articles to which we had subscribed.

This is the fourth time the journal has changed publisher since 2003. We changed to an online-only subscription in 2006, and the print version we have in the Library ended with 2005. Each time the journal moved to a new publisher, all of the content from the previous site was removed, even though we had what’s called perpetual access rights with those earlier publishers, meaning we should always be able to get to the years for which we subscribed to the online-only version.

The removal of all of the old content of American Journal of Gastroenterology from the previous publishers’ sites did not present a problem until this most recent move. Due to an agreement between the journal’s sponsoring society and the new publisher, our online access to this journal is now limited to 2015 to present. As a result of this, we have now lost all of the content for 2006 to 2014. We are not alone in this situation, as many other libraries are reporting they, too, have lost considerable access to older volumes of this journal.

We are currently working with the most recent previous publisher of the journal to get copies of some of those volumes, but those will not be available until later this year. In the meantime, if you need an article for this journal from 2006 through 2014, you will need to use our InterLibrary Loan service.

We are very sorry this situation has occurred, but we are still trying to regain access to those older volumes. In the meantime, though, we know your ability to get to the articles affected by this change has been made much more difficult, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you need assistance.

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!

HTTP disabled on Library Catalog

HTTP access has been disabled on the Libraries’ catalog to better ensure its security. If you type the catalog’s address, innopac.lsuhsc.edu into most browsers, it should default to using HTTPS but if it doesn’t or if you follow an older link that hasn’t been updated, the following message:

Switch to HTTPS if you see this message








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