E-Resource News

New Data Management LibGuide

A new LibGuide has been created to help researchers navigate the upcoming NIH Data Management Sharing Plan requirement which takes effect in January 2023. Check it out at this link: https://libguides.lsuhsc.edu/data

ORCID LibGuide

A new LibGuide has been created to help faculty, staff, and students with information about Open Researcher and Contributor IDs (ORCID). An ORCID id is a free, unique, persistent identifier that help disambiguate and identify individual researchers and their scholarly output like publications, datasets, software, and more. Check it out at this link: https://libguides.lsuhsc.edu/orcid

Issues with Safari and the Library search box

If you use the Discovery search box from the Library’s home page with the Safari browser, you will have issues regardless of whether you are on campus or off.

Until this problem is resolved, you can access the Discovery service by either going through the link on the Databases page (https://www.lsuhsc.edu/library/databases/discovery.aspx) or going directly to https://discovery.ebsco.com/c/rtt753. If you use the second link, you may be immediately asked to log in using your full LSUHSC-NO email address and password.

We will update when we have more information about this problem, but if you need help with this or any other Library resources, please contact us.

New Looks for Discovery/EDS Health and AtoZ!

Starting today, the Discovery/EDS Health search and the E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List have new looks and improved features.

For Discovery/EDS Health, the first thing you’ll notice is the more streamlined appearance:

Screenshot of online search system

Even with this new look, the basic functions of Discovery/EDS Health remain the same. You’ll still have the ability to search numerous databases at once and link to tens of thousands of ebooks and articles whenever you need information about a topic.

Linking to resources is a bit different in the new EDS. Look for the Access now menu to see where the article or ebook is available:

Screenshot of article links

More information about the new Discovery/EDS Health search is available on our LibGuide.

The E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List has also received a makeover:

Screenshot of search system

You’ll still be able to browse and get links to the majority of ebooks and journals the Library subscribes to, along with the many resources available in databases, as well as a variety of free and open access titles.

This new iteration of the A to Z List also brings back a feature that has been missing for a few years. You’ll once again be able to see what titles you have access to by the publisher or package of those resources by clicking the Browse Databases option:

Screenshot of search system

As with most Library resources, you will be asked to log in when accessing from off campus, or when connected via LSUHSC-Secure, Citrix, the VPN, or if you are in the 1542 or CALS buildings. See our Off Campus LibGuide if you need help with logging in.

We have a video about the new Discovery/EDS Health search here, and one on the new A to Z List here.

We hope you will like these changes to Discovery/EDS Health and the A to Z List, but if you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us.

UPDATE: Troubles accessing articles via LibKey fixed

October 12, 2022 Update: This problem has been resolved, so you should be prompted to log in when needed while getting journal articles when connected to LSUHSC-Secure, the VPN, Citrix, or when in the 1542 building. If you run into any issues, please contact us with the citation of the article you’re having difficulty getting to as well as what network you’re using on your computer.

We are aware there is a problem that is affecting accessing articles via the LibKey products when connected via LSUHSC-Secure, the VPN, Citrix, or when in the 1542 building.

The authentication that is needed to get to articles is not being carried over to the links LibKey provides at this time. We are working with LibKey support to resolve the problem.

Until it is fixed, if you run into a problem when accessing an article via the Library’s link resolver or directly using any of the LibKey products, you can go to the journal’s web site using the Library Catalog or the E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List. You will be prompted to log in as needed to access articles.

If you need any help with this or any other Library resources, contact us.

Grants and Funding LibGuide

A new LibGuide has been created to help faculty, staff, and students locate grants and funding opportunities. It has federal and state government sources as well as private foundations. In addition, Nursing and Public Health have their own pages of additional resources. Check it out at this link: https://libguides.lsuhsc.edu/grants 

AHA ebooks cancellation Oct 31, 2022

Due to a large price increase, limited functionality, and low usage, our subscription to the American Heart Association ebooks will be discontinued effective Monday, October 31, 2022. This includes BLS, ACLS, and PALS manuals. Both the downtown and dental libraries have copies of those manuals in print on reserve. If you need further assistance, please contact a Collection Development team member at LibraryTech@lsuhsc.edu.

New resource for Hispanic Heritage Month

Through the Library’s membership in the LOUIS Consortium, we now have perpetual access to the Hispanic Life in America database.

The Hispanic Life in America series from Readex provides comprehensive coverage of Hispanic American history, culture, and daily life. Series 1 covers 1704-1942, Spanish Colonialism through World War II. This collection also includes El Misisipí, the first Spanish-language newspaper in America, which started publication in New Orleans in 1808.

Our subscription provides access to:

  • Series 1: 1704-1942
    • Spanish Arrival to Texas Annexation (Beginning-1845)
    • Mexican-American War to Platt Agreement (1946-1901)
    • Cuban Independence to Mexican Revolution (1902-1920)
    • San Antonio Flood to Sleepy Lagoon Trial (1921-1942)

You can get to this resource by going to https://ezproxy.lsuhsc.edu/login?url=https://infoweb.newsbank.com/apps/news/easy-search?p=HLIAX. If you are off campus, logged into the LSUHSC-Secure wifi network, accessing via Citrix or the VPN, or in the new CALS building or in 1542, you will be asked to log in.

If you would like more information or need help with this or any other Library resources, contact us.


Fixed: Wiley journals access problems

September 16, 2022 UPDATE: The issue has been fixed, so all Wiley journals should be available both on and off campus with no added problems. Let us know if you have any questions.

September 15, 2022 UPDATE: We are experiencing this problem again with on campus access to Wiley journals, so please follow the instructions below on logging in using OpenAthens to retrieve articles. We will update when we have more information, but please contact us if you need help.

June 9, 2022 UPDATE: This problem has been resolved, so you should have no trouble accessing Wiley journals on and off campus. If you need help, please contact us.

June 8, 2022 UPDATE: We are having this problem again, so logging in through OpenAthens is the only way to access Wiley journals both on and off campus. We will update when we have more information.

May 26, 2022 UPDATE: The problem has been fixed. You should now be able to access all Wiley journals both on and off campus. If you have any trouble, though, please let us know.

Original Post:

All Wiley journals are not easily available on campus or via any link that goes through EZproxy for off campus access. If you attempt to get the full text of any Wiley journal through any of these methods, you will be asked to log in or pay.

Logging in directly to Wiley Online Library using OpenAthens is a temporary workaround. Follow these steps to log in when off campus:

  • Click Login/Register on the right of the window
Screenshot of login screen
  • Then click Institutional Login
Screenshot of login screen
  • Click Sign in with your OpenAthens account
  • In the box to the right, type lsu and select LSU Health Sciences Center Library
  • You should see this screen where you enter your LSUHSC-NO full email address and current network password
Screenshot of login screen

If you are on campus, follow the same steps above, but the login screen will look like this where you enter just your LSUHSC-NO username (the first part of your email before the @lsuhsc.edu) and current password:

Screenshot of login screen

We will update as soon as we have more information about this problem, but if you need assistance with accessing these journals or with any other Library resources, please contact us.

Erroneous retraction indicators for Discovery/EDS Health

Due to ongoing preparations for the new version of the Discovery/EDS Health search, there is now a link to “View Retraction” for the majority of search results and on the full display of citations when using the Discovery service or the search box from the Library’s home page:

Screenshot of database
Screenshot of database

Please note: the referenced article has probably not been retracted. If you click the “View Retraction” link and the screen is blank, there is most likely no retraction applicable to that article.

The LibKey products can help in identifying retracted articles. Please see this post for the indicators when an article is retracted.

If you need any help with this or any other Library resources, contact us.

LibKey Nomad now available for Safari!

The LibKey Nomad browser extension that makes getting articles and using databases such as PubMed easy is now available for the desktop version of Safari.

Go to the Mac App Store to download the extension.

Then, open the LibKey Nomad app and follow these directions to make it active in Safari:

Screenshot of installation instructions

When you are asked to select an organization, search for LSU and choose LSU Health Sciences Center:

Screenshot of browser extension

Our LibKey Nomad LibGuide has additional information on using this extension, but please contact us if you need any help.

CALS building access to Library resources

Picture of building exterior

If you are moving to the CALS building, please note that there will be a change to how you access Library resources. Due to the network that is used in CALS, it will appear as if you are off campus.

For those moving from the MEB in particular, if you’re used to going to sites directly without using Library links to do so, you will run into trouble getting resources as your new connection will not be seen as being truly on campus.

To ensure you’re recognized by resource providers as publishers as having access, it is best to use the links we have to databases, books, and journals. Using our links makes sure you’re authenticated and will not run into paywalls along the way. You can find these links in a variety of places: the Library’s web site, the Library catalog, the E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List, and our databases list. If you’ve not authenticated, you will be asked to log in using either your LSUHSC-NO email, a Library-issued barcode, or your network username. More information about logging in can be found on our Off Campus LibGuide.

A handy tool to help you navigate the minefield of authentication and access is the LibKey Nomad browser extension. It displays quick links to articles along with prompting for authentication when needed. It can be used in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Brave, and Vivaldi browsers.

Another quick way to get to articles is the LibKey.io quick DOI and PMID lookup tool. All you need to do is plug in a PMID or DOI and let LibKey.io not only lead to the article, or options to get it, but it also ensures you’re signed in when needed. We have more information about this tool on our LibKey.io LibGuide.

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

ClinicalKey System Maintenance 8/20

ClinicalKey will be performing system maintenance tomorrow morning, August 20th, from 6AM to 8AM our time. They are performing a systems upgrade and our access to materials may be interrupted during that time.

They do apologize for the the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

August 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 Metadata & Digital Projects Librarian Andrew Olinik.

A PDF of a bibliography of this month’s addition will be available 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 Andrew Olinik.