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 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:
Please let us know if you have any problems.
An upgrade of the INNOPAC system will happen beginning at 9am on Monday, February 18th. The outage is expected to last 2 hours at the most. The library catalog and related services will not work during the upgrade.
Thanks for your patience.
*Edit 8:20am* The upgrade began early and is already complete.
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.
The Library is happy to announce we have added access to four more sections of JoVE/Journal of Visualized Experiments.
The new sections of JoVE now available are:
These new sections join the six we added to our collection in 2018:
One issue we would like to point out is indexing of JoVE in PubMed: all sections are handled as belonging to one journal, so please be sure the video you need belongs to one of the sections above. All sections of JoVE to which the Library subscribes are available both on- and off-campus
If you need any help with this or any other Library resources, please do not hesitate to contact us.
*Service Restored* 9:40am 1/7/19
The Libraries’ ILLiad ILL system will be down for an upgrade beginning at 9am on Monday, January 7th. The window for the outage is 2 hours.
Thanks for your patience during this time.
The Libraries are pleased to announce that we now have a subscription to the journal Science Translational Medicine. You will be able to retrieve articles for the entire run of this title from 2009 to the present.
When off-campus, you will need to authenticate in order to access this journal either by using your LSUHSC-NO e-mail and password via OpenAthens or your Library barcode and PIN. Off-campus information is available here.
We know this is a journal that will be of great use, and are glad to finally add it to our subscriptions. If you need any help with this or other Library resources, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We are happy to announce the Libraries now have access to the ScienceDirect Freedom Collection. This means that you should now be able to access the majority of journals available on ScienceDirect from 1995 to present. Notable exceptions are the Clinics of North America and Cell Press journals; most of these excluded journals are available through other Library subscriptions.
Links to these journals are already available through the E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List and the Discovery/EDS Health search box. We are working on adding them to INNOPAC, the Library catalog and the WebBridge LR link resolver.
The biggest change you will see is an increase in the number of journals on ScienceDirect that you can now access through the Libraries’ subscription. Subjects include all of the health sciences, as well as more journals covering materials science and chemistry. Journals that are within our normal scope of subjects will be available through INNOPAC, the Library’s catalog. Journals that are not necessarily within our usual subjects, but that could otherwise be useful to your research, can be found through the E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List, the Discovery/EDS Health search box, and in various databases such as PubMed and Scopus through the WebBridge LR link resolver.
We hope you will find the access to these hundreds of new journals of help. If you have any questions about these titles or any other Library services, please contact us.
Our LearningExpress subscription will be upgraded to PrepSTEP on December 26th and 27th. According to the publisher, the transition should be seamless.
Current Protocols access will be cancelled effective January 1, 2019 due to low usage. We will maintain access to our previously subscribed content.
Cell Biology: 2005-2018
Molecular Biology: 2005-2018
Protein Science: 2005-2018
Human Genetics: 2005-2016
UPDATE! Learning Express is now fixed. Login functionality is working, and if you do not have an account yet, you can create a new one by clicking on the “Register” button.
LearningExpress is not working right now. There is no way to log on or register as a new user. The company is aware of the problem, and hopefully a fix is on the way. Sorry for the inconvenience! We will update the blog once the problem is resolved.
Unfortunately, due to lack of use and frequent technical difficulties, the Library will be discontinuing Isabel as of November 30, 2018. Working in conjunction with DynaMed, Isabel is a differential diagnosis tool. If you were one of the few who found it helpful, please contact one of our reference librarians to advise you on an alternative.
We are happy to announce that the Libraries now offer OpenAthens as an alternate way to get to resources when off-campus. With OpenAthens you can use your LSUHSC-NO e-mail address and current password to log in.
This new way to log in works with all Library resources. You will probably first see the option when going through a link from the Library’s web page or the Library catalog. The EZproxy log in page has changed to provide the ability to use OpenAthens:
From there you will see the LSU Health New Orleans log in page that you may be familiar with from webmail or Office 365:
Be sure to enter your complete LSUHSC-NO e-mail address (including the @lsuhsc.edu). Once you’ve done this, you will be logged into both the OpenAthens and EZproxy systems, so any Library link you follow that requires off-campus authentication should work with no trouble.
Another feature of OpenAthens is the ability to log in directly at a number of database, ebook, and journal sites. We’ve noticed that many of you have already discovered this option, but one thing to keep in mind is that not all publishers or sites support logging in through OpenAthens. We have a list of sites that support OpenAthens here.
If you have trouble using Library resources with OpenAthens, you may be having issues with your LSUHSC-NO password and/or account. You can use the LSUHSC-NO password change page or you may need to contact the Help Desk or your local computer supporter if you need more assistance with your account.
EZproxy is still available as a way to use Library resources. If you are affiliated with LSU Health New Orleans but are not assigned an LSUHSC-NO e-mail address, you may still be eligible for Library privileges. In those cases, you will need to use a Library-issued barcode and your PIN to use our resources.
More information about logging in off-campus is available via our new Off-Campus page: https://www.lsuhsc.edu/library/offcampus.aspx. There is also a new OpenAthens LibGuide that provides more information about this service: https://libguides.lsuhsc.edu/openathens.
For those who are in the hospitals and clinics, we understand that you deal with more hurdles than anyone, and OpenAthens may make your search for and use of resources a little easier. One example of this may be if you are having troubles accessing an article, it might be easier to log in at the journal’s site (if it supports OpenAthens) and get the article in a more direct way.
If you need any help with this new service or any other Library resources, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Judging by the questions and other responses, we’re seeing that the Discovery/EDS Health tool is looking to be a big hit as a new option for finding resources. Since there is so much packed into this little box, finding your way around the search results may be a bit confusing and scary, but hopefully this information will help in navigating your search results by using limiters and other tools available in the service.
In this example, we’ve used the Discovery search box from the Library’s home page to search for the keyword agoraphobia:
In this instance we’ve received lots of results and many different options to access a variety of resources. There are, however, many tools available on the results screen to hone in on what you need.
First, since this search gave us over 67,000 results, you can start to pare down these results by year, type of publication, or a variety of options by using the limiters on the left of the screen:
If you use other EBSCOhost databases, such as CINAHL or Academic Search Complete, these limiters should look familiar. You can also choose to show only those results that are available in the Library’s collection or even specify the database where the results of your search have come from, like PsycINFO or Scopus. The options to refine a search change depending upon the search and the results, so be sure to look at the various choices available when you perform a search.
The right side of the screen provides various tools and other ways to complement your search:
There is a chat box to ask a question if you get stuck. You can also link out to PubMed, ClinicalKey, or select other databases; in the case of PubMed and CINAHL, your search term will be brought over and you will see the results in those databases. You can also perform a search of the Discovery service using the available MeSH or CINAHL subject headings that are suggested for that topic. Finally, if there are any matches for eBooks the Library has access to from EBSCO, a rotating display of those will be shown as well.
This just touches on the tools and limiters available through the Discovery service, so feel free to experiment with them and see how they affect the results for your search. If you get a little too enthusiastic, you can always start over by conducting a new search through the link at the top of the screen.
If you need any help with this or any other Library services, contact us.
The Libraries have been working steadily to acquire materials or tools that are useful to you! Since the summer we’ve purchased the following:
- Subscribed to Clinical Key.
- Unlimited users to AccessMedicine, AccessEmergencyMedicine and AccessSurgery.
- Added AccessNeurology, additionally we have Case Files which are supported in all the Access products.
- Licensed with Read by QXMD – See this blog post from July for more information.
- Added our new Discovery Search tool which will help you better find most of our resources.
Stay tuned for even more…