E-Resource News

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Energy

This week we are highlighting the Energy category of the ScienceDirect EBS Collection.

At first glance there doesn’t seem to be too much of interest that would be applicable to our field here at LSUHSC.  But there are some gems that might interest the eco-minded researcher and chemist.  There are a wealth of ebooks on the subject of renewable energy, and some of the texts examining research in the petrochemical field may have health-related implications here in our neck of the woods.  So don’t write this category off.  You may find just what you need for that last piece of the puzzle.

Please take some time to review all of the categories in this valuable collection.  We will only have this opportunity until the end of June.  Then most of these selections will be disappearing.  After the review period, we will only be retaining those texts that receive the most hits.

Sections of JoVE/Journal of Visualized Experiments now available

The Library is happy to announce we finally have subscriptions to six sections of JoVE/Journal of Visualized Experiments. This is one of our most-requested journals, and although we were unable to subscribe to the full journal, we hope the sections we are able to get will be of use.

You now have access to the following sections via a Library subscription both on- and off-campus:

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 six sections above.

If you need any help with this or any other Library resources, please do not hesitate to contact us.

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Neuroscience

As we wind down our exploration of the ScienceDirect EBS Collection, we are exploring the category of Neuroscience. This group is especially interesting. The ebooks here cover a wide range of applications in the neurosciences field.  Subjects range from Alzheimer’s and pain management to stress and substance abuse.

Researchers involved in the field of Geriatrics might want to review Nutritional Modulators of Pain in the Aging Population, edited by Ronald Ross Watson and Sherma Zibadi, or Physical Activity and the Aging Brain, edited by Ronald Ross Watson.

Substance abuse researchers might be interested in The Complex Connection Between Cannabis and Schizophrenia, edited by Michael T. Compton, or The Neuroscience of Cocaine, edited  by Victor R. Preedy.

Dealing with stress (and who isn’t these days)? You might want to check out Stress: Concepts, Cognition, Emotion, and Behavior, edited by George Fink, or Neuroscience of Pain, Stress, and Emotion, edited by Magne Arve Flaten and Mustafa al’Absi.

As you can see, this category has it all.  Take it for a spin and see if you can’t find something that is relevant to your particular interests.  But don’t wait too long.  These ebooks will only be available until the end of June.  After that, only the most viewed selections will be added to our permanent ebook collection.

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Finance and Mathematics

As tax time approaches, thoughts turn to the complexities of finance and mathematics. Or maybe not. At any rate, this week will focus on two related categories of the ScienceDirect EBS Collection.

The Finance group of ebooks contains a selection of books relating to funding for research in pharmaceuticals and health services. If you are considering expanding your horizons in 2018, you might want to take a look at Global Mobility of Research Scientists: The Economics of Who Goes Where and Why.

And – heads up biostatistics people! – the Mathematics category may be of particular interest to you. There are several tomes on statistics and data mining, as well as texts relating to mathematical applications in simulation modeling.

So give these categories some of your attention. This special collection is available until the end of June. After that, only the most viewed books will be added to our permanent ebook collection. Your participation is critical to our selection process.

Journal cancellations for 2018

Due to low use or extremely high cost-per-use, the following journals will not be renewed for 2018:

  • AIDS Education and Prevention (Guilford Press)
  • Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic (Guilford Press)
  • Cell and Tissue Research (Springer)
  • Drugs and Aging (Adis/Springer)
  • Experimental Brain Research (Springer)
  • Free Radical Research (Taylor & Francis)
  • Genome (NRC Research Press)
  • Histochemistry and Cell Biology (Springer)
  • International Journal of Group Psychotherapy (Taylor & Francis)
  • Journal of Child Language (Cambridge University Press)
  • Journal of Parasitology (Allen Press)
  • Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry (Springer)
  • Pfluegers Archiv (Springer)
  • Social Service Review (The University of Chicago Press)
  • Virchows Archiv (Springer)

We examined statistics for these journals over a number of years in order to get a better picture of usage trends. The Library will still maintain access to older volumes, and if you need a more recent article you may request it via our Interlibrary Loan Service.

If you have any questions or need assistance with any Library resources, please contact us.

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Engineering and Materials Science

This week we are highlighting two categories from the ScienceDirect EBS Collection. Engineering and Materials Science are related categories encompassing the biomedical and chemical fields.

Amongst the tomes on asphalt, aircraft, and bridge construction in the Engineering group, you will find such ebooks as Healthcare Technology Management Systems, Mechanical Circulatory & Respiratory Support, and Mechanical Testing of Orthopaedic Implants.  You might also want to check out the multi-dimensional selections such as 3D Bioprinting & Nanotechnology in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine.

Nanomedicine, nanotechnology, and tissue engineering are also on display in the Materials Science category.  There are several texts relating to chemical engineering developments and you might want to review Antimicrobial Nanoarchitectonics: From Synthesis to Applications, which brings together research in antimicrobial nanoparticles, especially in reducing the side effects of antibiotics, decreasing their pharmacological effect, and improving the solubility and stability of antimicrobials.

So please take some time to explore the offerings in these two groups.  Your participation is important as most of the ebooks in this package will be disappearing at the end of June 2018.  Only the books with the most usage will be added to our permanent electronic collection.

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Specialty Surgery

EBS blog spec surgThough small in stature, the force is strong with this week’s spotlighted group. You might even say that Specialty Surgery is the Yoda of the ScienceDirect EBS Collection. Or not.

This category primarily covers cosmetic and orthopedic surgery.  All twelve of the ebooks in this group were published this year and, you will excuse the pun, are cutting edge.  Sorry.

We will have access to this collection through June of 2018.  After that, we will only be retaining the texts that are most viewed.  So please take a moment to explore this and any other category of the collection.

Do or do not, there is no try.

ExamMaster Gone for 2018

study helpThe Library will not be renewing ExamMaster after this year. For your test prep needs we will still provide access to Board Vitals and other resources, which can be found on the Library’s database page or via the LibGuides.

For Medical: Practice Exams: Home

For Dental: Dental Resources and Important Links: Test Prep

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Veterinary Medicine

EBS blog vet medThis week’s examination of the ScienceDirect EBS Collection is focused on the Veterinary Medicine category so I thought I’d let my cat, Katana Lee, draw your attention to some of the exciting titles available for your review.

There seems to be a great many titles devoted to equine medicine, but there are also some gems. If you have decided to raise llamas or alpacas post medical career, you might want to read Llama and Alpaca Care by Chris Cebra, et al. If herding cats is more your speed, there are a variety of books on feline care and diseases.  You could study the books on canine care over the Christmas break to prepare for health issues with your furry best friend or in anticipation of a second career in wolf rehabilitation and management.  Or perhaps the lure of the Old West is calling you to buy a ranch and raise cattle or horses.  Then this is the category for you.

Whatever your reason, please take a moment to explore selection.  This special collection of ebooks will only be available until the end of June 2018.  After that most will disappear and only those that receive the most use will be added to our permanent ScienceDirect database.

Thieme MedOne Radiology Trial

The library obtained a one month trial for the Thieme MedOne Radiology resource until December 27th. Radiology faculty had requested that we investigate the product. Please take a bit of time to look it over before the holiday break and let us know if this resource is of interest.

The resource contains ebooks, Radiology cases, E-journals, and media. Includes Top Score of the Radiology Boards: Q&A for the core and certifying exams. (the 2018 first edition)

To access this on-campus, please use this link: https://medone-radiology.thieme.com/home/

To access it off-campus, please use this link to authenticate through our proxy system: http://ezproxy.lsuhsc.edu/login?url=https://medone-radiology.thieme.com/  You will need your library barcode and PIN.  If you don’t have a PIN, follow the instructions as prompted to create one

Please contact Marlene Bishop with your evaluation of the resource before the holiday break.

 Marlene Bishop, MLIS, AHIP
Head, Collection Development

Phone: 504-568-6109
Email: mbisho@lsuhsc.edu

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Social Sciences and Forensics, Security, and Criminal Justice

EBS blog Social ForensicsThis week we want to explore two categories of the ScienceDirect EBS Collection. Many of the ebooks in these categories relate to the impact technology has had and continues to have on our society.

The Social Sciences category includes the topics of Higher Education, Library Science, and Research.  If you’re interested in how academic libraries have been impacted and have evolved in the digital age, there is a wealth of information in this category.  You can also read about digital applications for research and higher education.

In Forensics, Security, and Criminal Justice you will uncover some interesting texts. If you are thinking about penning a medical thriller, you might want to examine the offerings of this category.  Here you will discover everything from the psychology of criminal behavior to crime scene analysis.  Investigate the advances of technology on the field of law enforcement and hospital and healthcare security.  There’s even a book on polygraph fundamentals.

Please take some time to examine these categories. And remember, we will only have access to all of these titles until the end of June 2018. Then many of them will disappear and only the most used will remain.

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Agricultural, Biological and Food Sciences

EBS blog Agri Bio FoodAs we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, what better time to invite you to explore the Agricultural, Biological and Food Sciences category of the ScienceDirect EBS Collection. This category covers a broad spectrum of texts related to the health and production of our food supply.

Before you dive into your Mimi’s oyster dressing, you might want to read Biology of Oysters.  In fact, there are several ebooks about marine life in this category  as well as advances in animal welfare and meat production.  You might want to feast on a selection of topics to prepare for the conversational aspects of any social commitments.  A good sampling might include: Advances in Cattle Welfare, Advances in Pig Welfare, Advances in Poultry Welfare, and Advances in Sheep Welfare.  And after all that, you will probably want to switch to a vegetarian diet and just stick to the sides on the big day. Dig in to Vegetarian and Plant-Based Diets in Health and Disease Prevention.  

When dealing with the leftovers, you can find answers to the question of food safety in this category.  For those of you experiencing the joys of big family gatherings, there are several selections on wine production and wine tasting.  And if you feel you have overindulged there are even a few books about exercise to help you get motivated.

So if family togetherness starts to wear thin and you’re just not into football or dog shows, settle in and gobble up the mouth-watering offerings of ScienceDirect EBS Collection. You may find just what you need to make it through the holidays or the semester. Happy Thanksgiving!

Revamped Database Pages Now Live

In conjunction with our rolling out EZproxy as the new off-campus authentication system, the Libraries have made some changes to our resources available through the Database listings on our web page:

New Database Overview

You will find there is now one link for both on- and off-campus access to resources. A new paw icon also identifies those resources where you will need to use your Library barcode and PIN in order access them when off-campus:

New Databases Closer

If you need more information about accessing resources when off-campus, please take a look at our newest LibGuide.

Have any questions about this or any other Library resources? Please contact us.

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Health Professions

EBS blog Health ProfThis week our exploration of the ScienceDirect EBS Collection takes us to the Health Professions category. In this category you will find a variety of ebooks covering the disciplines of Dentistry, Maxillofacial Surgery, and Physical Therapy.  You will find the latest edition of Sedation by Stanley F. Malamed and the 4th edition of Assisted Technologies by Albert Cook and Janice Polgar.  There are several new books on oral surgery and drug therapy.  If Physical Therapy is your thing, check out several selections on rehabilitation found in this group.

As with all of the categories in this collection, the publication dates range from 2013 to the present.  New books have been added to the 2017 list as they were published and as may any others which are published before the end of the year.  The complete collection will be available until the end of June 2018.  At that time, we will be adding the most used items to our permanent ebook collection.

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

EBS blog Chem - Chem EngHave you had an opportunity to check out the ScienceDirect EBS Collection yet? This varied collection of over 5000 ebooks will only be available until the end of June 2018. And there is so much to explore!

This week we are highlighting two related categories from the collection: Chemical Engineering and Chemistry.

In the Chemistry category you will find full text ebooks relating to – surprise! – Chemistry.  Check out the advances in mathematical chemistry and asymmetric autocatalysis.  You can explore NMR spectroscopy, liquid chromatography, and natural products chemistry.

In addition to a series of ebooks about current developments in biotechnology and bioengineering, the Chemical Engineering category covers chemical hazards, biopharmaceutical processing, and polyurethane polymers.  There are texts on cosmetics and data analysis in chemical engineering.

So, if you haven’t explored this collection yet, please take a moment to check it out.  Your participation is important to us.  We will have access to all of these ebooks until the end of June.  After that, only the most used ebooks will be added to our permanent electronic collection.  So let us know what’s important to you by checking out the categories and clicking open some books.