Tips

Library Commons Closed Friday Evening

The 24-hour Library Commons space in the Resource Center building will be unavailable for use from 6pm to midnight this evening (Friday, May 24th) due to a scheduled domestic cold water outage throughout the building. No attempts to use any faucet, toilet, urinal, or water fountain should be made. A great excuse to give yourself a study break!

Link resolver tips: Scirus

The latest addition to our lineup of databases and sites configured to work with the WebBridge Link Resolver is Scirus. However, you must set up the preferences in Scirus to show the link resolver icon whether you are searching the site on- or off-campus.

First, select “Preferences” from the Scirus main page:

Next, under the “Library Partner Links” change the radio button to “Enable,” select “L” from the alphanumeric list, and then select the entry for “LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans Libraries” :

Once you’ve made these changes, click the “Save Preferences” button:

The WebBridge Link Resolver icon will display only for journal articles as long as you do not clear the cookies from your browser:

If you need any more information about the link resolver, please check out the WebBridge Link Resolver LibGuide or our newly-updated link resolver handout.

Parking for Jazz Fest

In case you missed it, here’s an email message from the Chancellor on parking for Jazz Fest at the Dental School:

“The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival will be held at the New Orleans Fairgrounds this weekend (April 26-28) and next week (May 2-5).?á Dean Henry Gremillion, DDS, has kindly extended an invitation to LSUHSC New Orleans faculty, staff and students planning to attend to park at the Dental School, space permitting, with their LSUHSC IDÔÇÖs and gate cards.?á University Police will accommodate entering and exiting through the Tensas Street Gate (the back Walk Thru Gate) on the above-referenced dates until 7:30 PM each night.?á After 7:30 PM, entering and exiting will be allowed only through the Florida Avenue drive-in.?á All LSUHSC rules and regulations remain in effect regarding proper use and care of our campus properties and facilities.?á Please see Chief William Joseph for any other questions.”

LibGuide for Apple devices now available

We’ve recently added an Apple Computers and Devices LibGuide with tips about using your Mac or iOS device. Included is information about how to get on to the LSUHSC networks as well as how to use your Mac with the LSUHSC Citrix Web Interface.

Be sure to check out all of our other LibGuides that cover a variety of topics ranging from course-specific resources to how to cite that paper using the APA Style.

How to access Citrix with a Mac

The Library has put together a walk through of the steps you will need to go through in order to use the LSUHSC Citrix Web Interface from your Mac computer.

Problem installing Write-n-Cite?

Some users new to RefWorks came across this message when attempting to install Write-n-Cite on their school laptops:

ÔÇ£Microsoft visual studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x86) needs to be installed for this installation to continue.ÔÇØ

Write-n-Cite requires the users to have Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 installed on their computers.?á It is a free download available from the Microsoft website: ?áhttp://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35594

Once that program is installed, you may proceed with the?áinstillation?áprocess.

 

If you would like more information about RefWorks and Write-n-Cite please email the reference librarians, reference@lsuhsc.edu. ?áKeep an eye out for upcoming Introduction to RefWorks classes.

 

 

Link Resolver Tips: My EndNote Web

Did you know you can access My EndNote Web through the Library’s subscription to Web of Knowledge/Web of Science? Start by going to any of the links to Web of Knowledge/Web of Science at http://www.lsuhsc.edu/no/library/ss&d/data/wok.html. Then look for the My EndNote Web link at the top of the page:

 

To log in you can use your existing Web of Knowledge user i.d. and password; if you do not have one, you can easily create a new account. Once you’ve entered this information, My EndNote Web will launch in a new tab or window and you’re all set to start managing those references! The tabs across the top will guide you through adding new citations and organizing your bibliographies:

 

 

There is also a handy link in Web of Knowledge/Web of Science to export the information from selected citations to your My EndNote Web account:

My EndNote Web also works with the WebBridge Link Resolver giving you the opportunity to check whether that article is available in the Library’s print or electronic collections. Look for the “LSUHSC-NO Check Full Text” icon next to each citation you’ve added to your account:

 

 

A new tab or window will then open showing the options you have to retrieve the article. If you need more information about the link resolver, this handout will walk you through the process and the Link Resolver LibGuides page also has tips you can use.

RefWorks changes for link resolver

If you use the WebBridge Link Resolver to check the availability of the full-text of an article from a citation you have saved in your RefWorks account, please be aware that there is a new requirement in order to show any available resources. You now need to have the PMID (PubMed ID) added to the “PMID” field?á in the citation. There was a change outside of our control that made this necessary in order to see available full-text for the work.

If there is no PMID for the citation, when you click the “LSUHSC-NO Check Full Text” icon you will see a link to check the Library’s catalog for the journal or book as well as a link to export the citation to your RefWorks account.

Another change has been made that will help with this new requirement for linking out of RefWorks: when you choose to export a citation to your RefWorks account from the WebBridge Link Resolver screen, the PMID (if available) will be automatically added to the RefWorks citation:

This post provides more information about using the link resolver in RefWorks. Additionally, more tips are available on the WebBridge Link Resolver LibGuides page.

New Mac wireless and wired instructions

If you’d like to connect your Mac to the LSUHSC wireless or wired network, we’ve just added updated handouts to help you do so.

We also have tips and walkthroughs for connecting to the network with other operating systems and some mobile devices on the Library’s Wireless Instructions page.

Change to Ovid off-campus access

If Ovid is your database of choice, there is a change that affects using it off-campus. You will still need to use your LSUHSC user i.d. and password whenever you attempt to use Ovid. The change, however, comes after your initial log in: you will then be asked to supply the information for your library account, which includes your name, barcode and PIN.

If you do not have an account or need other information about accessing our resources from off-campus, this page has tutorials and handouts to walk you through the process.

If you have any questions about this change or any of our services, please contact us.

EBSCOhost Off-Campus Access

We’ve received reports of there being some difficulty in accessing EBSCOhost databases from off-campus. In some cases you might see the following screen even after you’ve provided your name, barcode, and PIN when you’re attempting to use a database:

If you do see this screen there is something that can help until the problem is fixed by the folks at EBSCO.

It is best to clear your browser’s cache, including the browsing history and cookies stored for your session. In Firefox you can do this by going to the Tools menu and selecting “Clear Recent History.” On Internet Explorer go to Tools->Internet Options and under the “General” tab there is a button to delete the Browsing History. Unfortunately you will have to start all over again with authenticating and searching the database after you’ve cleared all of this information.

This issue affects all of the EBSCOhost databases including CINAHL, Academic Search Complete, and PsycArticles.

If you encounter any problems, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

Get text alerts while Isaac lurks

While not projected to hit New Orleans at this time, the potential of a storm in the Gulf is a good time to remind everyone to register for LSUHSC’s Emergency Alert System. Once your cell phone number is registered, you will receive alert notifications related to dangerous or threatening situations or conditions in facilities owned by LSUHSC-NO on the downtown and Dental School academic campuses.

In plain language: you will know in advance if you have to go to school when a storm threatens.

The text message system is easy to use. Run through a program called E2Campus, all you have to do is log in with your LSUHSC Network ID and enter your phone number and service provider. You’ll quickly receive a ‘verification code’ via text, which confirms your number in the text alert system. Then you are set for the next emergency.

Questions? Check out this FAQ.

Text and email alerts:?áhttp://www.lsuhsc.edu/alerts/TextEmailAlerts.aspx

Link Resolver Tips: Web of Science

For those who use Web of Knowledge or Web of Science, you have the ability to check if an article is available either electronically or in print through the Library’s subscriptions or other resources. Look for the “Check Full Text” icon that is the gateway to the Library’s WebBridge Link Resolver.

When you perform a search, you will see this icon with each citation in the search results screen:

You will also see the link resolver icon when you view the abstract or summary of a citation:

Additionally, if you have created a personal account for Web of Science/Web of Knowledge you will see the link resolver icon for all citations on your list of marked records.

When you click this “Check Full Text” icon, a new tab or window will open showing your options to retrieve that article. If it is not available, you will have the opportunity to request the article through the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan system.

If you’re looking for any more information about the WebBridge Link Resolver, you can refer to this handout or check the LibGuides link resolver page.

Link Resolver Tips: Scopus

If you are a frequent user of Scopus, then you might have noticed a new icon on the search results and article summary screens. This new icon is for the Library’s WebBridge Link Resolver service, and it lets you check if an article is available either electronically or in print through any of the myriad Library resources.

When you perform a search, you will see the link resolver icon with each citation on the results screen:

You will also see the icon when you view the abstract or summary of a citation:

When you click the “Check Full Text” icon, a new tab or window opens that provides your options to retrieve the article. If it is not available through the Library’s subscriptions or other readily-available sources, a link will be offered to request the article through the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan system.

Looking for more information or tips about the WebBridge Link Resolver? This page from the Library’s LibGuides can help you.

Link Resolver Tips: ProQuest

If you use ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source you can check the availability of an article directly from the citation by using the WebBridge Link Resolver. There are two places in this database where you can find out whether the Library has access to an article electronically or in print.

First, when you perform a search you will see a link called “LSUHSC-NO check for full text” displayed next to all citations on the list of search results:

Additionally, you will see the familiar “Check Full Text” icon when you view the abstract or summary of an article:

 

When you click either the “LSUHSC-NO check for full text” link or the “Check Full Text” icon, a new tab or window will open showing options where you can find the article for that citation. A link will be offered to request the article through the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan system if it is not available through any of the LibraryÔÇÖs subscriptions or other sources.

If you’d like more tips, tricks, or other information about the WebBridge Link Resolver, please check its LibGuides page.