E-Resource News

EZproxy system maintenance, Saturday June 1st

May 31, 2024: On Saturday, June 1, 2024, from 1:30am until 6am EZproxy will be undergoing maintenance. You may be unable to log into Library resources during this time.

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

New ClinicalKey EBooks for May

ClinicalKey has released their latest batch of new eBooks in our subscription package. They include updated editions of Netter anatomy books, a new title about diabetes mellitus, and a couple of new editions from their “secrets” series.

The new eBooks added are:
Adler’s Physiology of the Eye (Levin, Leonard) 12th ed.

Art and Science of Facelift Surgery, The (Niamtu, Joe) 2nd ed.

Brody’s Human Pharmacology (Wecker, Lynn) 7th ed.

Chronic Complications of Diabetes Mellitus (Mauricio, Didac) 1st ed.

Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Digestive System, Part III – Liver, Biliary Tract, and Pancreas (Netter, Frank) 3rd ed.

Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Endocrine System (Netter, Frank) 3rd ed.

Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Reproductive System (Netter, Frank) 3rd ed.

Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Urinary System (Netter, Frank) 3rd ed.

Neuro-Ophthalmology Survival Guide, The (Pane, Anthony) 3rd ed.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Secrets (Selbst, Steven) 4th ed.

Practical Approach to Electroencephalography (Libenson, Mark) 2nd ed.

Rare and Interstitial Lung Diseases (Sorino, Claudio) 1st ed.

Sectional Anatomy by MRI and CT (Anderson, Mark) 5th ed.

Urgent Care Medicine Secrets (Olympia, Robert) 2nd ed.


The links will lead you to our catalog and then you can access them from there.

Chat from LibKey Nomad!

A recent update to the fantabulous LibKey Nomad browser extension now lets you quickly access the Library’s chat service. Look for the chat bubble wherever you see the LibKey icons:

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When you click the icon, the chat box will open and you can ask Library staff for help:

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Click the chat icon to close the box. The chat service is available during the Library’s open hours.

LibKey Nomad is available for Chrome, Edge, Safari, Firefox, Brave, and Vivaldi. You can download the extension by going to https://libkeynomad.com. You can also find browser-specific download links and more information about LibKey Nomad on our LibGuide.

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

UPDATE: PubMed personal account login and Library’s link to PubMed

UPDATE May 22, 2024: There will be no fix for this issue, so if you wish to log into your personal PubMed account, use this link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?otool=lsunolib. Installing the LibKey Nomad browser extension will help you get to articles when using PubMed.

April 25, 2024: If you use the Library’s link to PubMed, please note that there is a problem that prevents you from logging into your personal account when in PubMed. This personal account is used to save searches, citations, and create alerts, but does not affect accessing articles. We are contacting the company that maintains our EZproxy to see if there is a fix to this issue.

Until we receive more information about a resolution to this problem, follow this link to PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?otool=lsunolib. If you do not need to log into a personal account, or if you do not need to email citations from a PubMed search, you can use the Library’s link to PubMed with no added troubles.

This is also a good opportunity to check and see if you have the LibKey Nomad browser extension installed. When you have this add on, searching PubMed and getting to articles is super easy! If you use Chrome, Safari, Edge, Firefox, Brave, or Vivaldi browsers, you can install the LibKey Nomad extension and find articles effortlessly. It can also be installed in Chrome in your Citrix desktop. Check out our LibKey Nomad LibGuide for more information.

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

LWW Online journals maintenance April 18th

April 18, 2024: Journals available through LWW Online will be unavailable this evening starting at 8:30pm CDT for about an hour while the publisher performs maintenance on the site.

Any links we have to journals on LWW Online are in addition to our primary access through Ovid, or the LWW Total Access Collection, so hopefully the impact of this maintenance will be minimal.

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

Changing proxy settings in Zotero

April 16, 2024: If you use Zotero’s browser extension that aids in accessing Library resources, please note that you will need to change the proxy settings to work with the Library’s new service.

When changing the Zotero settings or preferences, look for the Proxies area, where you will need to change anything that has ezproxy.lsuhsc.edu to lsuhscno.idm.oclc.org:

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

Imminent deactivation of old EZproxy service and links

April 15, 2024: Our old EZproxy server will be shut down in the next few days, and any links that point to it will no longer work. Here are some tips on making sure you will be able to access Library resources:

How can I tell if I have an old link? If you have a bookmarked link or come across a page on a website with a link that starts with https://ezproxy.lsuhsc.edu…, it will no longer work when the old service is deactivated.

What should the new links look like? The new links will need to start with https://lsuhscno.idm.oclc.org/login?url= in order to work correctly going forward.

What do I need to do? Contact us! We can help you change your links. You can also fill out this form to let us know and get assistance changing your links.

Library’s link to PubMed and emailing citations

April 4, 2024: If you follow the Library’s link to PubMed and then want to e-mail citations, you will see an error message that will not allow you to proceed:

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This is caused by the reCAPTCHA that is required to send emails from PubMed not working nicely with our EZproxy system. Since we now require logins on and off campus when following Library links, this will affect more people.

If you want to email citations from PubMed, follow this link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?otool=lsunolib.

This is also a good opportunity to check and see if you have the LibKey Nomad browser extension installed. When you have this add on, searching PubMed and getting to articles is super easy! If you use Chrome, Safari, Edge, Firefox, Brave, or Vivaldi browsers, you can install the LibKey Nomad extension and find articles effortlessly. It can also be installed in Chrome in your Citrix desktop. Check out our LibKey Nomad LibGuide for more information.

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

Changes to on campus access to Library resources

March 27, 2024: We’ve recently made a change to what you will need to do when accessing Library resources on campus. If you click a link to a resource in our online catalog, INNOPAC, the E-Books & E-Journals A to Z List, go to one of our Databases, or any LibKey link via our link resolver, you will be asked to log in even if you are on campus.

If you are using a Mac workstation, or click a link to a Library resource on a Windows machine in Firefox, you will see this box asking for your username and password:

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Enter your username (the part before the @lsuhsc.edu in your email address) and your current password.

You should not need to login again during the same session as long as you do not clear the history of your browser.

For those on Windows workstations who were used to not logging in to access Library resources, if you click one of our links from Chrome you will not see the above login screen as the credentials you entered to use your workstation will automatically get you into Library resources.

You will also notice a change to the URLs for Library resources. Since we’re now requiring all users to log in regardless of whether they are on or off campus, you can see the addition of our new EZproxy service in the address bar of your browser:

https://www-sciencedirect-com.lsuhscno.idm.oclc.org/journal/biomaterials/issues

When you see the hyphens and the “lsuhscno.idm.oclc.org” that means you’re going through our EZproxy server. One thing to be careful of, though, is that you cannot copy that link and send it to someone else.

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

Library links are changing! Are you prepared?

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March 14, 2024: We’re moving to a new system that handles logging in to use Library resources. If you’ve bookmarked any links to a book, journal, or database from the Library, those will need to change.

How can I tell if I have an old link? If your bookmarked link starts with https://ezproxy.lsuhsc.edu…, that will no longer work in a couple of weeks.

What do I need to do? Contact us! We can help you change your links. Or, you can use our Off Campus Link Generator to update them yourself. Just be sure to remove the https://ezproxy.lsuhsc.edu/login?url= from the beginning of your link.

What happens if I see this screen?

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Don’t worry! Just let us know and we will have the problem fixed. This just happens when a site hasn’t been set up in our new EZproxy service.

Will anything else change? Yes, but for the better! Getting to resources will be more streamlined, and in most cases will be seamless. If you’ve not yet logged into any LSUHSC-NO resources such as Office 365 Mail or something similar, you will just see this page where you need to enter your full LSUHSC-NO email address and password:

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I’m trying to log in, but I’m seeing this error. What should I do?

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Contact the Help Desk or open a ticket in their Service Desk for assistance. There may be an issue with your account.

Two New LibGuides

March 12, 2024: The Libraries are excited to announce two new LibGuides! The two new LibGuides are Artificial Intelligence in the Health Sciences, and the other new LibGuide being Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

Changes to accessing online resources

March 7, 2024: We are currently moving from one EZproxy service to a new one, and are starting to change links to all books, journals, databases, and resources. This service helps us to tell publishers you should be allowed access to all of the resources we receive.

As we continue this migration, when accessing Library resources that require signing in, links will be doing one of two things until we’ve completed editing all links.

In some cases, you will still hit the traditional EZproxy login page:

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In other cases, you will be sent to our new EZproxy system where the login is more streamlined. If you’ve not yet authenticated in your session, when you click a link to one of the Library’s resources, you will see the LSUHSC-NO login where you need to enter your full email address and current password:

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If you’ve already logged in during your session, such as to Office 365 Mail, LSUHSC-Secure, or your workstation, when you click a link to a resource in the new EZproxy system, the next thing you will see is the resource and there will not be an intermediate login screen.

With this new EZproxy system, we will no longer support logging in with just your username and password; full email address and current password is the only option. Also, access to Library resources is limited to current students, faculty, residents, and staff.

If you have problems logging into a resource when seeing the purple LSUHSC-NO screen, IT can assist with account issues.

We will update when we have completed this move to the new service, but if you have any questions about this or any other Library resources, please contact us.

UPDATE: EZproxy login issues

UPDATE: February 19, 2024: the problems have been resolved and you should now be able to log into EZproxy using either link.

February 19, 2024: We are currently experiencing issues with the secondary username and password login for EZproxy.

When you see the EZproxy login page, you will only be able to use the first link that will ask for your complete LSUHSC email address and current password:

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For those who preferred the login option available through the green bar on the EZproxy login page, that is not working at present.

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

Louisiana Digital Library Maintenance

February 7, 2024 – The Louisiana Digital Library will be performing maintenance on the servers on Wednesday, February 7th at 2PM. The site may be down for several hours.

Please contact us with any questions or concerns. Thank you!

Notice regarding alumni access to Library resources

We have received reports that alumni are being informed they can access Library resources online once they receive an alumni email account. This is incorrect. Alumni do not have access to the Library’s online resources and subscriptions.

Alumni who have been issued an alumni email cannot access Library resources due to licensing restrictions.

If you need any more information or have any questions, please contact us.