E-Resource News

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.

Its Alive! Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature

Frankenstein

It was dark as the wind and the rain tapped on her window in 1816. It was on that night that Mary Shelly acclaimed author of gothic fiction penned Frankenstein. To commemorate that evening, the National Library of Medicine online exhibition, Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature explores the applied discipline of biomedical engineering and its attempt to challenge the understanding of what it means to human. So, check out the National Library of Medicine online exhibition; Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature.

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science

EBS blog pharmaThis week we are highlighting the Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science category of the new ScienceDirect electronic books collection. With all of the recent news about the new, more effective Shingles vaccine and the opioid epidemic, this group of books seems especially relevant.

Under this subject you will find a variety of titles dealing with drug research in the fields of cancer, holistic medicine, and aging. There are texts relating to the advances in nanotechnology and the biotech industry. This category also offers information on drug interactions and research on the adverse effects of toxic materials in our environment.

Please take some time to review this addictive collection. These ebooks will only be available until the end of June 2018. After that, we will only be keeping the most used texts so your participation is important. Let us know what you think is relevant by checking them out.

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Biochemistry, Genetics, and Molecular Biology

EBS blog biochem genetics molec biolIn this week’s exploration of the new ScienceDirect EBS Collection, we are spotlighting a category that should be of great interest to the LSUHSC community. Biochemistry, Genetics, and Molecular Biology is an offering of ebooks that contains topics some might consider essential to our mission. There are books on stem cells, tissue engineering, nutrition, and infectious diseases. There are several texts about epigenetics and its various applications, including cancer therapy and behavioral research. If you’re looking for something new on animal models and the care of laboratory animals, it’s in here. There are also books on professional development in this field you might want to explore.

The ScienceDirect EBS Collection provides full-text access to hundreds of books across a wide spectrum of disciplines. We are excited about this opportunity to review new and relevant books, some of which aren’t even available in print, with the possibility of adding them to our permanent electronic book collection. For the next seven months, you can browse and review books in your field of interest that you might not be able to explore elsewhere. And, at the end of the review period, we will be adding those books which receive the most hits. So please take some time to delve into this collection.  Maybe you will find the perfect book – or books! – for your research needs.

 

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Earth & Planetary Sciences and Physics and Astronomy

EBS blog Earth - PhysicsLast week the announcement was made for the Nobel Prize in Physics and the winners had ties to LSU. With this exciting news, what better time to highlight the two categories relating to this field.
The Earth & Planetary Sciences category covers a wide range of topics, from volcanoes and sea levels to satellites and the universe before earth. There are books on public health issues in natural disasters, something we thankfully don’t have to focus on this week. And there are texts relating to environmental issues in oil and gas exploration.
In the Physics and Astronomy category you can find books on cybernetics and thermophysics, time and space and, of course the current hot topic from last week’s announcement, relativity and string theory.
Please take a moment to browse through the various categories in this collection from ScienceDirect. We will have access to these books until the end of June 2018. After then, we will retain only the books which have received the most use.

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Biomedical Science and Medicine

EBS blog biomed revisedAs we kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month, we decided to highlight the Biomedical Science and Medicine category of the ScienceDirect EBS Collection. But if you review this category yourself, you will see there is just so much more. In addition to books on the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, there are texts covering research and treatment of a wide variety of cancers and other diseases.

There are texts on better health through nutrition and the consequences of poor nutrition, such as obesity and disease. Ebooks relating to drug research and sports medicine are available alongside texts covering biostatistics and data analysis.

If you are interested in the evolution of healthcare education, there are several relevant and timely texts here you might find interesting.  Books like The Transformation of Academic Health Centers: The Institutional Challenge to Improve Health and Well-Being in Healthcare’s Changing Landscape review the evolution of teaching hospitals and the changes necessary for us to stay successful and relevant.

Please take some time to peruse this collection.  No matter what your discipline, you are sure to find something to peak your interest.

And keep in mind that these ebooks will only be available until the end of June 2018.  Then we will be retaining access only to those texts which have received the most hits.  And this category has quite a few books that are relevant to our needs here at LSUHSC.  So dive in and explore!

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Environmental Science

EBS blog Environmental ScienceThis week marks the 55th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. A revolutionary book of its time, Silent Spring was one of the first works to examine in depth the damage pesticides were doing to the environment.  And, by sparking awareness of the dangers, virtually gave birth to the environmental movement, consequently leading to the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency.
What better time to spotlight the Environmental Science group of texts provided by the ScienceDirect EBS Collection available now. In this group you will find ebooks from 2013 to the present covering biodiversity and public health, radiation risk management, and one called Microbial Ecology and Health, which looks at infectious diseases from an holistic angle.
Please take some time to peruse the various categories of this collection. These ebooks are only available through June of 2018. After that, only the most-used selections will be added to our collection.

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Computer Science

EBS blog Computer ScienceAmong the varied categories of ebooks in the new ScienceDirect EBS Collection are a few that might not seem too relevant to our mission here at the medical school. Take the Computer Science category for example. Yes, there are some pretty IT-specific books that may not mesh with your particular specialty, but there are some real pearls in there as well. And, since September 18th is National IT Professionals Day, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to spotlight this category.

In this category you can find books on computational biology and computer applications for research data.  If you are interested in cyber security, there are books on protecting patient information and accessing legacy data.  And then there’s the Cloud.

So please take a moment to explore this category and see what’s there.  And if you can, thank an IT professional for keeping us rocking and rolling!

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Psychology

EBS blog psychHave you had a chance yet to review our new collection of ebooks from ScienceDirect? There are over 5000 titles, published between 2013 and 2017, across a wide range of disciplines. Every week we will be highlighting a different category in the Library blog.

Since this week coincides with National Suicide Prevention Week (September 10th – 16th), we have decided to focus on the Psychology category.  In addition to books about  suicide awareness, there are texts on addiction, psychopharmacology, and PTSD.  You will also find a wealth of information ranging from animal-assisted therapy to computer-based applications to caregiver support.  There are educational applications to learning, behavior modification, autism, and stress management.

These ebooks may only be available for the next year.  After that, the best loved, most used titles will be added to our virtual collection.  Please take a few moments to check out what’s available and maybe find the perfect text for you research needs.

September New Books Display

This month the Isché Library is featuring some of our newest E-books on the New Books Display, located near the 3rd floor elevator.  If you would like information on how to access E-books, the circulation staff would be happy to assist you.

These books and many more are available for online access.

Featured E-books from ScienceDirect EBS Collection:

sciencedirectThe ScienceDirect EBS Collection is a group of e-books the LSUHSC Libraries have access to through June 2018. After that time, the most-used books will be added to the Libraries’ permanent collections.

Featured E-books from EBSCOhost:
logoEhostEBSCOhost E-books may be printed, saved, or emailed one chapter at a time.

 

Featured E-books from Ovid: Books@Ovid

 

Featured E-books from AccessMedicine:
AccessMedicineAccessMedicine E-books may be printed one chapter at a time.

These are just some of the latest additions to our E-Book collection.  E-Books can be accessed through our catalog and also through the various database links on our webpage.

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Immunology and Microbiology

EBS blog Immunol MicrobiolThis week we would like to highlight the Immunology and Microbiology category in our new ScienceDirect EBS Collection of ebooks. As with the majority of the categories, the publication dates range from 2013-2017 in this category and cover a wide range of applications. You will find texts on Avian Immunology, Zika, Ebola, and rabies, to name a few. There are also books on gene therapy, pediatric immunity, cancer research, and veterinary aspects.

Remember, we will have access to all of these titles through June 2018.  After that, we will be adding the most used titles to our permanent ebook collection.  Please explore this category and see what’s available and could be an asset to our virtual stacks.

EBSCO eBook technical difficulties

EBSCO is experiencing technical difficulties with the eBook collection. If you find that you are having trouble, try using Google Chrome for your browser. The EPUB Full Text book reader seems to be more reliable, so if you have a choice between PDF Full Text and EPUB, choose EPUB.
Thank you for your patience.

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ScienceDirect EBS Collection – Let’s Explore the Possibilities!

Assisted Ventilation Neonate 2016This week we would like to highlight the Clinical/Specialty Medicine category of e-books in our new ScienceDirect EBS Collection. Remember, you can easily access this collection via the LibGuide link on the Library’s web page or click here. This category covers a wide range of topics, from pediatric and neonatal ailments to Alzheimer and diabetes issues. There are books on neurology, dialysis, liver functioning and more. As in all the categories, the dates range from 2013 to the present.

Feel free to explore the possibilities and you might find something you really need and maybe something we need to add to our permanent e-book collection. This is your chance to have an impact on what we decide to keep. We will review the usage at the end of the trial period (June 2018) and we will be keeping the most used texts, so please make use of this valuable resource.