E-Resource News

Accessing resources during system outage

INNOPAC, our library system, will not be available starting at 7am on Tuesday, May 21st, and it’s estimated it could be out for up to four hours. This outage means that you will not be able to look up anything through the Library’s online catalog, and the link resolver in all databases will not work as well. There are, however, other options to find the resources you need during this time.

The Discovery/EDS Health search will still function and can help you locate a specific journal, book, or article:

There are many options presented that will still work, but some do rely on the system in order to work. As a result, any options to check the Library’s catalog or to use the WebBridge Link Resolver will not be available. However, particularly in the case of articles, there are many other options that can get you to what you need:

Another option to find a particular ebook or journal is the E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List.

If you need to access any resource when off-campus, you will need to use your LSUHSC-NO e-mail and password through OpenAthens; you will not be able to log in using your Library barcode and PIN while the system is unavailable:


Even though INNOPAC, the Library’s catalog, will not be available, Library staff will have other ways to get to journals and resources during this downtime, so please contact us if you need help.

INNOPAC Down – 5/21/19 *Restored*

*Update* The servers were restored by 9:35am.

The Libraries’ online catalog, INNOPAC, and all associated programs will be down again on Tuesday morning beginning at 7am for scheduled maintenance. We will post when it comes back online. We apologize for the inconvenience.

INNOPAC – 5/13/19

*Update 5/13/19 8:30am* access has been restored.

The Libraries’ online catalog and all associated programs will be down Monday morning beginning at 7am for scheduled maintenance. We will post when it comes back online. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Get a free digital LA driver’s license until the end of May 2019!

If you have a Louisiana driver’s license, get a free legal digital driver’s license, available for Android or iOS smartphones through the LA Wallet app.

It is legal to use for driving in Louisiana, and ATC has approved for all responsible vendors to accept LA Wallet.

LA Wallet will be free until May 31, 2019, after which the price will be $5.99.

For more information, go to https://lawallet.com/

Kids’ Teeth Website Nearing Completion




Kids’ Teeth is a new website in development that will help families of children with special needs find information on the connection between their child’s condition and their oral health.  It was created by LSU School of Dentistry Librarian Julie Schiavo and Pediatric Dentistry Associate Professor Dr. Priyanshi Ritwik after they observed a lack of readily available information on this topic to share with parents at the point of care.

The website can help families decide when special-needs children need to go to a dentist and what to do to make seeing the dentist easier.  As well, health care providers can use the information on this website to inform and educate patients and their families about oral problems that are caused by common diseases.  There are currently ten topics that will be regularly updated and expanded in the future.

The website debuted at the recent annual ADEA conference in Chicago where it was received positively, and it will go live in a matter of weeks after further testing.  Feedback is encouraged, so make sure to complete a survey through the handy links on the website:  https://www.lsusd.lsuhsc.edu/kids_teeth/

This project was funded by a grant award from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

Statement regarding American Journal of Gastroenterology access

UPDATE: As of May 8, 2019, access to the American Journal of Gastroenterology has been extended to 1998 to present.

The American Journal of Gastroenterology changed publishers this year, and, as a result, we now have extremely reduced access to the online version of the journal. Although we at the Library strive to provide as complete and stable access to our journals as is possible, in this instance we have been caught in a situation caused by the sponsoring society’s desire to change to a new publisher and a new agreement between them that we only recently were made aware of. Consequently, we no longer can get to the online version of the journal for many years’ articles to which we had subscribed.

This is the fourth time the journal has changed publisher since 2003. We changed to an online-only subscription in 2006, and the print version we have in the Library ended with 2005. Each time the journal moved to a new publisher, all of the content from the previous site was removed, even though we had what’s called perpetual access rights with those earlier publishers, meaning we should always be able to get to the years for which we subscribed to the online-only version.

The removal of all of the old content of American Journal of Gastroenterology from the previous publishers’ sites did not present a problem until this most recent move. Due to an agreement between the journal’s sponsoring society and the new publisher, our online access to this journal is now limited to 2015 to present. As a result of this, we have now lost all of the content for 2006 to 2014. We are not alone in this situation, as many other libraries are reporting they, too, have lost considerable access to older volumes of this journal.

We are currently working with the most recent previous publisher of the journal to get copies of some of those volumes, but those will not be available until later this year. In the meantime, if you need an article for this journal from 2006 through 2014, you will need to use our InterLibrary Loan service.

We are very sorry this situation has occurred, but we are still trying to regain access to those older volumes. In the meantime, though, we know your ability to get to the articles affected by this change has been made much more difficult, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you need assistance.

New Video on Finding Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

John P. Bourgeois, our Public Health Liaison Librarian, has created a short video tutorial describing what Peer Review is and how to find journals using the LSUHSC Libraries’ Discover Service. If you are looking for articles for a paper and don’t know where to start, you want to learn how to use our Discovery search bar, or if you simply want a refresher, watch this short video!

HTTP disabled on Library Catalog

HTTP access has been disabled on the Libraries’ catalog to better ensure its security. If you type the catalog’s address, innopac.lsuhsc.edu into most browsers, it should default to using HTTPS but if it doesn’t or if you follow an older link that hasn’t been updated, the following message:

Switch to HTTPS if you see this message








Please let us know if you have any problems.


INNOPAC Downtime 2/18/19 – Complete

An upgrade of the INNOPAC system will happen beginning at 9am on Monday, February 18th. The outage is expected to last 2 hours at the most. The library catalog and related services will not work during the upgrade.

Thanks for your patience.


*Edit 8:20am* The upgrade began early and is already complete.

ProQuest/RefWorks Maintenance This Weekend

Attention Weekend Research Warriors! ProQuest will be taking down their site for product maintenance this weekend. This will affect our access of their databases Saturday night beginning at 9pm until Sunday morning at about 5am. Of course these times may vary slightly as with any database maintenance. Hopefully the upgrades will run smoothly and we will be up and running for our Sunday warriors.

The notice from ProQuest:

To maintain the currency and security of ProQuest products, we are performing maintenance on many ProQuest products beginning on January 19, 2019.

During the maintenance window, most ProQuest products will be temporarily unavailable, including RefWorks.


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.