E-Resource News

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:

Screenshot of login page

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.

Digital Scholar Outage Tonight from 6PM-9PM

January 18, 2024 – Digital Scholar will be performing a planned outage tonight, Thursday, January 18th, 2024 from the hours of 6PM – 9PM.

Apologies for any inconvenience! Please contact rholle@lsuhsc.edu or digitalscholar@lsuhsc.edu with any questions or concerns. Thank you!

UPDATE: Problems access Wiley content through EZproxy

UPDATE: The problem appears to be fixed as of 2:45pm 12/11/2023, but if you encounter any problems please contact us.

If you are trying to access a Wiley book or journal with a link that goes through our EZproxy system, those are currently not working correctly. All EZproxy users are experiencing this problem, and it affects links to Wiley titles in the Library’s catalog and the E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List. In all instances, there is a Cloudflare connection check, and the EZproxy links are stalling and will not redirect to the content after logging in.

Until this problem is fixed, you can access Wiley journals and books directly by using OpenAthens.

Start at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com. When at the Wiley site, click Login/Register on the right of the screen:

Screenshot of journal site

Next, click on Institutional Login at the bottom right of the box:

Screenshot of login box

Then, click on Sign in with your OpenAthens account:

Screenshot of login options

On the next screen, enter LSU and click on LSU Health Sciences Center Library:

Then you will be able to enter your LSUHSC-NO full e-mail address and current password, after which you can access all of the Wiley titles we have access to through our subscriptions.

If you are attempting to get to an article in a Wiley journal from databases such as PubMed, Scopus, etc., those links appear to be working as expected.

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

Journal subscription cancellations for 2024

Due to low use, we will not be renewing our subscriptions to the following journals for 2024:

  • American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • British Journal of Nutrition
  • Dermatitis
  • Journal of Dentistry for Children
  • Journal of Neuro-Oncology
  • Journal of Neurovirology
  • Neurochemical Research

Also, the following titles are moving to new publishers, but we will not be subscribing to them for 2024 because of low use:

  • Biometrics
  • ISME Journal
  • Journal of Evolutionary Biology

Articles published in 2024 from any of these journals may be requested through our Interlibrary Loan service.

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

RESOLVED: Email login to Library resources currently unavailable

UPDATE: Logging in using an email or via OpenAthens at publishers’ sites is working again.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023: Logging in using your LSUHSC-NO email address to use Library resources is currently unavailable. The OpenAthens service is experiencing an outage, and that is preventing us from using that option both through our EZproxy service and directly at publisher’s websites.

Until this problem is resolved, there is an alternate way to log into Library resources. When you see this screen, click on the green bar:

Screenshot of login options website

Then, enter your username (without the @lsuhsc.edu), and your current password in the two boxes:

Screenshot of login boxes

We will update when we have more information about this problem, but if you need assistance please contact us.

Springer Publishing journals unavailable December 5th, 8am-Noon

The following Springer Publishing journals will be unavailable on December 5, 2023, from 8am until noon for system maintenance:

  • Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice
  • Journal of Nursing Measurement
  • Journal of Perinatal Education
  • Neonatal Network

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

UPDATE: Email logins to resources fixed

UPDATE: The OpenAthens issue has been resolved, so logging in with emails via EZproxy and directly at publisher sites is working again.

Original Post: There are problems with the OpenAthens service that is preventing using an email to log into Library resources both through EZproxy and directly at publishers’ sites.

They are working on the problem as it is affecting all users, so until that time when you land on the EZproxy login page, expand the green box and enter your username (without the @lsuhsc.edu part) and your current network password:

Screenshot of login boxes

Please remember barcodes are no longer accepted.

We will update when we have more information, but if you need assistance to get into any Library resources, please contact us.

New way to access Quintessence journals

We are happy to report that through the great generosity of Quintessence Publishing we are able to provide easier access to their journals.

Now, instead of having to log in with a password, you can get to the full text of Quintessence journals by logging in via EZproxy when prompted. The records in our online catalog for the affected journals are updated to reflect this change, and you can get to those journals by clicking on the links on this page.

There are some issues with the links on the E-Books & E-Journals A to Z List, but we will have these updated to use the new access method as soon as we can.

This new access method is accompanied by a revamp of many of the Quintessence journal sites. There are a couple of things to look out for when trying to access the full text of articles on these new pages.

First, to get the PDF of an article, click the “Full Text” link underneath the article’s title to the left, and ignore the greyed out PDF link to the right:

Screenshot of journal site

Second, to browse through the issues of a title, scroll down when on the journal’s main page:

Screenshot of journal site

We hope this makes accessing content from the Quintessence journals easier. We would also like to thank Quintessence Publishing for their generosity in providing complimentary access to many of the journals we receive from them.

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

STAT!Ref EBooks Updates

Our collection of eBooks from STAT!Ref has been updated. While we lost a few older books, we have added some newer ebooks on currently popular topics.

The new ebooks are:

Cancer Immunotherapy Principles and Practice – 2nd Ed. (2022)

Clinical Manual for the Oncology Advanced Practice Nurse – 4th Ed. (2022)

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Groups – 2nd Ed. (2022)

Core Curriculum for Interdisciplinary Lactation Care – 2nd Ed. (2024)

Dimensional Analysis for Meds: Refocusing on Essential Metric Calculations – 6th Ed.


Dossey & Keegan’s Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice – 8th Ed. (2022)

Extended Stability for Parenteral Drugs – 7th Ed. (2023)

Homelessness and Mental Health (2022)

Invasive Cardiology: A Manual for Cath Lab Personnel – 4th Ed. (2023)

Leadership in Nursing Practice: The Intersection of Innovation and Teamwork in

Healthcare Systems – 4th Ed. (2023)

LGBTQ+: Support and Care (2021)

Lubkin’s Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention – 11th Ed. (2023)

Nancy Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Streets – 9th Ed. (2023)

Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook (2020-2021)

Quality and Safety in Nursing: A Competency Approach to Improving Outcomes – 3rd Ed. (2022)

Suicide Prevention (2021)

Treating Alcohol and Drug Problems in Psychotherapy Practice: Doing What Works – 2nd Ed. (2023)

The removals are:
Cancer Basics – 2nd Ed. (2017)

Davis’s NCLEX-RN Success – 3rd Ed. (2012)

Escourolle and Poirier’s: Manual of Basic Neuropathology 6th Ed (2019)

Evidence-based Emergency Medicine (2009)

HCPCS Level II (2023)

High-Risk & Critical Care Obstetrics – 4th Ed. (2019)

Labor and Delivery Nursing: A Guide to Evidence-Based Practice – 2nd Ed. (2021)

Nurse’s Pocket Guide: Diagnoses, Prioritized Interventions, and Rationales – 15th Ed. (2019)

Nursing Care Plans: Transitional Patient & Family Centered Care – 7th Ed (2017)

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine – 6th Ed. (2021)

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing – 5th Ed. (2019)

Pediatric Nursing: Caring for Children and Their Families – 3rd Ed. (2012)

Perinatal Nursing – 5th Ed. (2021)

Physical Rehabilitation – 6th Ed. (2014)

Sparks & Taylor’s Nursing Diagnosis Reference Manual – 11th Ed. (2020)

Tarascon Adult Emergency Pocketbook – 6th Ed. (2021)

Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing – 2nd Ed. (2013)

The Trauma Manual: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery – 5th Ed. (2020)

Problems accessing Quintessence journals online

UPDATE: Please see our post from September 15, 2023, regarding resolution of this issue

Quintessence Publishing recently updated their website, and we are having problems logging into the online content for journals on the new site. Most links from the records in the catalog go to the old site, where the logins work correctly. However, if you are redirected to the new site, please note you are unable to log in to get articles.

We are working with our subscription agent to resolve the issue and will update when we know more.

Please let us know if you need help with this or any other Library resources.

StatPearls – New Board Review Resource

Starting July 31st, we now have access to StatPearls, a board review resource and question bank. Our subscription includes the following packages:

All Medical Specialties
Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Certification
Nursing NCLEX (RN and PN)
Physician Assistant
USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3

For more information visit our database page for StatPearls: https://www.lsuhsc.edu/library/databases/statpearls.aspx. To access our subscription, first visit the StatPearls LSUHSC-New Orleans registration portal and register. The link to the portal is on the database page.

If you need assistance, please contact your librarian liaison or email library technical services: librarytech@lsuhsc.edu.

Case Files Collection glitch

Our subscription to Case Files Collection from McGraw-Hill is not working correctly. Ignore the message that says “Get Free Access Through Your Institution.” You can still access some of the content if you are not logged into your MyAccess profile/account, but if you log in to your profile, it should be working correctly.

Creating a MyAccess profile is free, and you will need a MyAccess profile to use all of the functionality of the cases. If you are off-campus, you will need to be in an authenticated web session first in order to create a profile. See more information about off-campus access here: https://www.lsuhsc.edu/library/offcampus.aspx.

If you need assistance, please contact your librarian liaison or library technical services: librarytech@lsuhsc.edu.

BoardVitals subscription ending July 31, 2023

The library’s access to BoardVitals will be ending Monday, July 31st. The group through which we receive BoardVitals is switching to a different board review service, StatPearls, https://www.statpearls.com/. We will have access to select packages on StatPearls starting July 31st.

Packages to be included are:

All Medical Specialties
Nurse Practitioner Package
Nursing Certification Package
Nursing NCLEX Package (RN and PN)
Pharmacy Package
Physician Assistant Package
USMLE 1, 2, 3

We will provide more information about StatPearls once it becomes available.

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

If you have any questions, please contact Head of Collection Development, Marlene Bishop, mbisho@lsuhsc.edu or LibraryTech@lsuhsc.edu.