Power outage-9/17 (restored)

*EDIT* Power was restored to the downtown campus at 10:41am.

While the power is out on the downtown campus, chat and phone service for the Library is also not available. The Library is still open, but there is no air conditioning nor access via the elevators, and the only lights available are emergency and lights from the windows. LSUHSC-Secure is still available as of now, so there is an Internet connection.

Ische Library Closed – Saturday 9/15/18

The Ische Library will be closed on Saturday, September 15, 2018 for AC maintenance. There will be no air conditioning in the building from 6am to 8pm. The Library Commons maybe closed (or really hot) during this outage.

Dental Library Closed – Sunday, September 9th

Due to HVAC maintenance, the Dental Library will be closed on Sunday, September 9th. There will be no air conditioning in the building on the 8th or 9th.

Discover more about Discovery: Searching

Many of you have already used the newly-released Discovery/EDS Health search tool made available last week. With the multitude of resources available from this service, there are also a number of options to perform a search. The types of searches available will depend on how you access it.

If you use the search box on either of the Libraries’ homepages or the Databases page, you are presented with a number of options:

The default is to search all resources by keyword, and that will provide the broadest results from all of the databases, books, and journals available through the Discovery service. One drawback, though, is that the keyword searching is extremely broad; it will pick up that term or phrase in any titles, abstracts, or other descriptions for each work.

There is a way, though, to limit your search for all resources to an author or title by using the pulldown menu at the start of the field:

If you select one of those other options, you will still be looking at all of the resources in the Discovery service, but your search will be limited to those fields for the term you entered.

You can further limit your search by choosing one of the other available tabs in the search box if you would like to just search for articles or available books. The Journals tab performs a search of the E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List, so it takes you out of the Discovery tool at this time.

If you access the Discovery tool through its Databases listing, the search screen looks a bit different:

This is the basic search screen for the service,  but it functions much like the search box above. The default is a keyword search of all resources. For those who use other EBSCOhost databases such as CINAHL Complete or Academic Search Complete, searching from this screen should be familiar and it functions much like the other databases. You can also choose to perform an Advanced Search from this screen to craft a multi-faceted complex search string.

Stay tuned for more tips on how to use the new Discovery tool, but if you have any questions, please contact us.

Sundays at 10 – Downtown!

The Isché Library is extending its Sunday hours beginning September 9th. The downtown library will now be open from 10 am to 12 midnight for the rest of the semester. The extension is in response to students’ requests but it is a pilot. If the hours are not used, we may switch back to our noon opening.

Libraries Closing 9/4 @ 5pm

The Libraries will be closed at 5pm today due to Tropical Storm Gordon.

For additional information regarding the campus wide closure, please visit  LSUHSC’s  emergency webpage.



September Faculty Publications

A new selection of articles has been added to the Faculty Publications display in the Ische Library. These eight articles, as well as all of the articles in our Faculty Publications database, are authored by at least one member of our research community here at LSUHSC-New Orleans. Each month the Library is proud to present copies of eight of these publications in a rotating display of 16.

  1.  Brand B, Somers D, Wittenberg B, Gautreaux J, Deputy S. Diplopia with dural fibrotic thickening. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2018;2683-87.
  2. Gidday JM. Adaptive plasticity in the retina: Protection against acute injury and neurodegenerative disease by conditioning stimuli. Conditioning Medicine. 2018;1(2):85-97.
  3. Givens V, Brent K, Dunham M, Kanotra SP. Cricopharyngeal achalasia associated with laryngomalacia as a cause of failure to thrive. J Laryngol Otol. 2018;1-4.
  4. Mehta PK, Easter SR, Potter J, Castleberry N, Schulkin J, Robinson JN. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health: Obstetrician-gynecologists’ training, attitudes, knowledge, and practice. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2018;.
  5. Richard EB, Hamer D, Musso MW, Short T, O’Neal HR,Jr. Variability in management of patients with SJS/TEN: A survey of burn unit directors. J Burn Care Res. 2018;39(4):585-592.
  6. Sims JN, Yedjou CG, Abugri D, Payton M, Turner T, Miele L, Tchounwou PB. Racial disparities and preventive measures to renal cell carcinoma. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018;15(6):10.3390/ijerph15061089.
  7. Wang P. Two distinct approaches for CRISPR-Cas9-mediated gene editing in cryptococcus neoformans and related species. mSphere. 2018;3(3):1-9.
  8. Zygourakis CC, DiGiorgio AM, Crutcher CL,2nd, Safaee M, Nicholls FH, Ore CD, Ahmed AK, Deviren V, Ames CP. The safety and efficacy of CT-guided, fluoroscopy-free vertebroplasty in adult spinal deformity surgery. World Neurosurg. 2018;116e944-e950.

Publications cited in the Faculty Publications database are harvested weekly from a variety of sources, such as PubMed, SCOPUS, and CINAHL, to name a few. In addition to articles they include books, book chapters, papers, editorials, letters to the editor, and meeting abstracts, all authored by at least one member of the LSUHSC-NO community. The database is maintained by Reference Librarian Kathy Kerdolff and is available to the general public here or via the Library’s webpage. For a PDF of a bibliography of this month’s additions, click here. If you have an article you would like us to highlight or if you have any questions regarding the display or the database, you can contact Kathy Kerdolff.

Please come to the Library and view these recent publications by our research community.

Introducing Discovery/EDS Health!

Did you ever wish the Library had a quick way to search a bunch of stuff at one time? You can do so now with the unveiling of the Discovery/EDS Health tool! This new service allows you to search multiple databases and another way to get to many of the Library’s subscribed resources.

The Library’s home page has a new look with the Discovery tool’s search box:

From this box you can search everything that’s available, or just for articles, books, or journals. A keyword search will get you to a screen where you can start to explore all of the available resources:

If you’re familiar with other EBSCOhost databases such as CINAHL or Academic Search Complete, the presentation of the results and the options you have to refine your search should be familiar. You can also perform your search in PubMed, EMBASE, and ClinicalKey by clicking on the icons for each to the right of the screen.

One of the greatest benefits of the Discovery tool is that it brings together many databases, including MEDLINE, Scopus, and CINAHL, along with the majority of resources the Library subscribes to, such as books from AccessMedicine, journals from ScienceDirect, and items from the print collection, and puts them all in one place.

If you prefer to search other databases, those are still available, and the Discovery tool is meant to complement our current offerings.

If you are off-campus, you can search the Discovery service from the Library’s home page, but you may find that you are unable to get into everything that’s offered. As long as you see the yellow banner at the top, you’re looking at everything as a guest, but you will need to authenticate in order to get to any full-text content or to access all of the features of the tool. In order to fully use the service, just click on the yellow banner at the top of the page:

You will then be asked to enter your Library barcode and PIN through our EZproxy login service. More information and help about accessing Library resources when off-campus is available on the Library’s Databases page.

In the coming weeks we will have more posts that delve into the many features of this dynamic tool. There is a LibGuide available that walks through some of the basic features of the Discovery service, and Library staff always welcome your questions.

We hope you will find this new service useful and that it provides a way to get to more of the Library’s resources.

Labor Day Hours

Both Libraries will be closed Sunday, September 2nd and Monday, September 3rd for the Labor Day holiday. The Isché Library will be open on Saturday, September 1st regular hours from 9:30-6.

Both Libraries will reopen Monday, September 4th; the Dental Library opens at 8am and the Isché Library opens at 7:30am.

New Books Display to Start the School Year!

The first New Books display for Fall 2018 is now posted on the New Books Shelf (3rd floor of the Ische Library)! This display highlights some course textbooks for medical students as well as other titles of interest for faculty, students, and staff on two of our newest e-book resources: Access Neurology and ClinicalKey!

(* denotes course textbook for medicine)

Access Neurology Titles:


ClinicalKey Titles: 


Breakfast in the Isché Library- Wednesday, August 22!

From 7:30 to 9:30 AM on Wednesday, August 22, the Isché Library would like to invite new and returning students to breakfast!

Stop by the Library Commons for pastries and coffee and a chance to chat with the librarians and library staff.

Happy fall semester!

ScienceDirect EBS Books: technical difficulties – FIXED!

Our ScienceDirect EBS Book Collection access is not working right. Hopefully they will fix it soon! Sorry for the inconvenience!

UPDATE!  This problem has been fixed.  If you have problems accessing our ScienceDirect EBS Book Collection, please contact a library staff member.

ProQuest 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 database 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 August 18, 2018 U.S. Eastern Time.

The following ProQuest products will be temporarily offline:

Research databases

ProQuest platform (search.proquest.com)

Dissertation publishing

ProQuest/UMI ETD Administrator

Reference management/Research support tools


We would like to add our apologies, as well, and hope that your research efforts will not be adversely impacted.

Benumof and Hagberg’s Airway Management new edition available!

Looking for Benumof and Hagberg’s Airway Management? The authors have changed the name on the new edition! Aren’t they collegial taking turns on whose name goes first?  The 2018, 4th edition is now Hagberg and Benumof’s Airway Management, and we have it online through our ClinicalKey subscription. We also have the previous edition (3rd, 2012) online via ScienceDirect and in good ol’ fashioned print.

Link resolver now back for Google Scholar

After close to two months since disappearing, the WebBridge LR Link Resolver is available once again for Google Scholar. If you’d like more information about how the link resolver works with Google Scholar, click here.

If you need help with this or any other Library resource or service, contact us.