E-Resource News

More sections of JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) now available!

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.

ILLiad Downtime for Upgrade – Restored

*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.

Science Translational Medicine now available!

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.

 

ScienceDirect Freedom Collection now available!

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.

LearningExpress upgrade to PrepSTEP December 26th and 27th!

Our LearningExpress subscription will be upgraded to PrepSTEP on December 26th and 27th.  According to the publisher, the transition should be seamless.

 

Current Protocols cancelled for 2019

Current Protocols access will be cancelled effective January 1, 2019 due to low usage. We will maintain access to our previously subscribed content.

Bioinformatics: 2010-2016
Cell Biology: 2005-2018
Immunology: 2005-2018
Molecular Biology: 2005-2018
Pharmacology: 2005-2018
Protein Science: 2005-2018
Neuroscience: 2005
Human Genetics: 2005-2016

We subscribe to several other protocol resources including JoVE, Springer Protocols, Nature Methods, Nature Protocols, SpringerNature Experiments, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Protocols.

LearningExpress technical difficulties FIXED!

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.

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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.

Isabel to be Discontinued

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.

OpenAthens off-campus log in now available!

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.

Discover more about Discovery: Limiting and other tools

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.

What’s New?

The Libraries have been working steadily to acquire materials or tools that are useful to you! Since the summer we’ve purchased the following:

Stay tuned for even more…

Discover more about Discovery: Searching

Many of you have already used the newly-released Discovery/EDS Health search tool made available last week. With the multitude of resources available from this service, there are also a number of options to perform a search. The types of searches available will depend on how you access it.

If you use the search box on either of the Libraries’ homepages or the Databases page, you are presented with a number of options:

The default is to search all resources by keyword, and that will provide the broadest results from all of the databases, books, and journals available through the Discovery service. One drawback, though, is that the keyword searching is extremely broad; it will pick up that term or phrase in any titles, abstracts, or other descriptions for each work.

There is a way, though, to limit your search for all resources to an author or title by using the pulldown menu at the start of the field:

If you select one of those other options, you will still be looking at all of the resources in the Discovery service, but your search will be limited to those fields for the term you entered.

You can further limit your search by choosing one of the other available tabs in the search box if you would like to just search for articles or available books. The Journals tab performs a search of the E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List, so it takes you out of the Discovery tool at this time.

If you access the Discovery tool through its Databases listing, the search screen looks a bit different:

This is the basic search screen for the service,  but it functions much like the search box above. The default is a keyword search of all resources. For those who use other EBSCOhost databases such as CINAHL Complete or Academic Search Complete, searching from this screen should be familiar and it functions much like the other databases. You can also choose to perform an Advanced Search from this screen to craft a multi-faceted complex search string.

Stay tuned for more tips on how to use the new Discovery tool, but if you have any questions, please contact us.

Introducing Discovery/EDS Health!

Did you ever wish the Library had a quick way to search a bunch of stuff at one time? You can do so now with the unveiling of the Discovery/EDS Health tool! This new service allows you to search multiple databases and another way to get to many of the Library’s subscribed resources.

The Library’s home page has a new look with the Discovery tool’s search box:

From this box you can search everything that’s available, or just for articles, books, or journals. A keyword search will get you to a screen where you can start to explore all of the available resources:

If you’re familiar with other EBSCOhost databases such as CINAHL or Academic Search Complete, the presentation of the results and the options you have to refine your search should be familiar. You can also perform your search in PubMed, EMBASE, and ClinicalKey by clicking on the icons for each to the right of the screen.

One of the greatest benefits of the Discovery tool is that it brings together many databases, including MEDLINE, Scopus, and CINAHL, along with the majority of resources the Library subscribes to, such as books from AccessMedicine, journals from ScienceDirect, and items from the print collection, and puts them all in one place.

If you prefer to search other databases, those are still available, and the Discovery tool is meant to complement our current offerings.

If you are off-campus, you can search the Discovery service from the Library’s home page, but you may find that you are unable to get into everything that’s offered. As long as you see the yellow banner at the top, you’re looking at everything as a guest, but you will need to authenticate in order to get to any full-text content or to access all of the features of the tool. In order to fully use the service, just click on the yellow banner at the top of the page:

You will then be asked to enter your Library barcode and PIN through our EZproxy login service. More information and help about accessing Library resources when off-campus is available on the Library’s Databases page.

In the coming weeks we will have more posts that delve into the many features of this dynamic tool. There is a LibGuide available that walks through some of the basic features of the Discovery service, and Library staff always welcome your questions.

We hope you will find this new service useful and that it provides a way to get to more of the Library’s resources.

New Books Display to Start the School Year!

The first New Books display for Fall 2018 is now posted on the New Books Shelf (3rd floor of the Ische Library)! This display highlights some course textbooks for medical students as well as other titles of interest for faculty, students, and staff on two of our newest e-book resources: Access Neurology and ClinicalKey!

(* denotes course textbook for medicine)

Access Neurology Titles:

 

ClinicalKey Titles: 

 

ScienceDirect EBS Books: technical difficulties – FIXED!

Our ScienceDirect EBS Book Collection access is not working right. Hopefully they will fix it soon! Sorry for the inconvenience!

UPDATE!  This problem has been fixed.  If you have problems accessing our ScienceDirect EBS Book Collection, please contact a library staff member.