FIXED! AccessMedicine searching problems

UPDATE: This problem has been fixed, 2/3/2017.  Thanks for your patience!

AccessMedicine keyword searching is currently not working correctly. We have contacted McGraw-Hill in regards to this problem and will post an update once this has been resolved. In the meantime, the auto-suggested terms are working. Books can be accessed directly through the “Books” tab. Keyword searching is working in our other McGraw-Hill products: AccessEmergency Medicine, AccessSurgery, HemOnc Collection, and Case Files Collection.

New Coffee Vending Machine in Library Commons!

A new coffee vending machine has been installed in the Isché Library Commons! When the need to refuel while studying strikes, just go to the 3rd floor Library Commons for a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.

Don’t forget that the Commons are open 24/7!

Coffee is $.75, and everything else is $1.00 (tea, hot chocolate, latte, etc.). The machines take cash only (no PayPaw).

Enjoy!

ProQuest Product 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:
Over the weekend of Saturday-Sunday, 28-29 Jan. 2017, a ProQuest product maintenance window will launch worldwide to upgrade infrastructure, enhance security, and maintain reliability of your products.

During this 8-hour window, some ProQuest products will be unavailable. While the date and time were chosen to minimize the impact on our customers, we realize that some users may be affected, and we apologize for the inconvenience. Additionally, web-based customer access will be redirected to a webpage stating the planned maintenance times.

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

  • RefWorks

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

New Year, New Books!

The Isché Library is starting 2017 by featuring new books and E-books! Some of these books are required for Spring 2017 classes, so come and see if one of your textbooks is on display.
The display is located near the 3rd floor elevator. Subjects include nursing research & theory, physiopathology, genetics, data systems, rehabilitation, neuroscience, orthopedics, and more.

These books and many more are available for checkout or online access. If you have questions about checking out a book or accessing an E-book, do not hesitate to ask a library staff member.

FIXED! Thieme E-Book Library problems

UPDATE: This problem has been fixed, 2/16/2017.  The Thieme E-Book Library titles can be accessed on or off-campus through the INNOPAC catalog.  Thanks for your patience!

The Thieme E-Book Library is not working properly through our library catalog, INNOPAC.  The books can still be accessed on campus directly through the Thieme E-Book Library platform: https://ebooks.thieme.com/bookshelf or off campus through CITRIX.  Books can be read online or downloaded for offline use via iPublishCentral Reader, which is available on the Thieme E-Book Library website.  We are currently updating the links in our catalog and working with the publisher to fix this problem.

New BrowZine Features

BrowZine recently rolled out two new features that supplement the ability to find journals on your favorite topics and also to save articles you’d like to read later.

When you search or browse for a title and/or subject, you will now see a link to journals that although not available to view or manage through BrowZine, are available via the Library’s E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List. These additional titles are available under the heading “Journals available outside of BrowZine” as shown below:

BZ Outside Links

You will not be able to add these titles to your BrowZine bookshelf, but they may be helpful when you’re looking for journals that pique your interest.

A second new feature just rolled out is called “My Articles.” This is new to the web version of BrowZine, and builds upon an option available in the mobile version of the service. A walkthrough about this new feature, including limitations for offline browsing, is available on the About My Articles page on the BrowZine Support site.

If you need any help with BrowZine or any other Library resources, be sure to contact us.

Temporary link resolver for PubMed

The problem with PubMed and the WebBridge Link Resolver is still ongoing, so a new service is in use as a temporary alternative to bring link resolver features to PubMed. When you click on our “Check Full Text” icon in PubMed, a screen similar to the following listing any potential sources to get to the article you need is displayed:

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This temporary option uses the coverage information from our E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List. Although it covers many of the journals we receive, it does not include all of our subscribed titles nor our print holdings. Regardless of whether an online source is found for the article, each page will provide a link to the Library’s Catalog so that you can also check there to see if we have that particular journal in print or online.

We are still hoping for a fix so that we can return to using the WebBridge Link Resolver in PubMed, and we apologize for any troubles this temporary change in service has and continues to cause. If you need assistance with this or any other Library resources, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Libraries Closed on MLK Jr Day

Both the Dental and Isché Libraries will be closed in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr Day on Monday, January 16th. The Libraries will be open their regular hours over the weekend.

Hanna Kwasik retires from the Libraries

hannaHanna Kwasik, Head-Cataloging and Serials, retired from the Libraries on December 31, 2016. After working at the Earl K. Long Library at the University of New Orleans, Hanna joined the staff of the Isché Library in September 1999 as Serials Librarian. During her time at LSUHSC, Hanna guided the Libraries’ transition from predominantly print to electronic resources. Of note was that during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, she helped to ensure that LSUHSC patrons were able to access Library resources while spread throughout the state by transforming the journal collection to online-only almost overnight. Hanna has served as a mentor and friend to her many coworkers and colleagues throughout Louisiana and the region.

Hanna is also an avid and award-winning photographer. In 2014, her photo of an assassin bug and hibiscus plant received a second-place commendation in the Times-Picayune Garden Photo Contest. Her photo “Gondola Ride Under the Clouds” received the first-place award in the recreation-sports category for the Advocate’s “Heart of City Park” photo contest. In addition, her photo of violets was featured in the 2014 LSU Ag Center calendar.

Although we will miss her tremendously, we all wish Hanna much happiness and joy and she embarks on this new chapter in her life.

Two course books added online!

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The Library is pleased to announce that we have received special funding from the Board of Regents e-Textbook Project, Affordable Learning LOUISiana, to purchase 2 required textbooks for Spring 2017:

Analyzing and conceptualizing the theoretical foundations of nursing by Janice Morse (2017) for NURS 7307 taught by Dr. Gloria Giarratano

Vestibular disorders: a case-study approach to diagnosis and treatment, 3rd ed., by Joseph Furman (2010) for SPTHAUD 7323 taught by Rachel Wood.

These books are available with unlimited users and can be accessed anytime and from anywhere (on or off campus) through the EBSCO eBook Collection.

Dr. Joseph C. Rallo, Commissioner of Higher Education, directed the Board of Regents to find ways that the state could help students with the increasing costs of education and, in particular, textbooks.  The Affordable Learning LOUISiana program is coordinated by LOUIS: the Louisiana Library Network, a consortium of higher education libraries in the state. Through LOUIS, member libraries can participate in a variety of collaborative purchases that help reduce the costs of library resources such as databases, online journals, and ebooks.  LSUHSC-NO has been a member library for many years, and we are grateful for the LOUIS staff and all of their efforts to help improve higher education in the state of Louisiana.

The Library has a large collection of ebooks through a variety of sources, so be sure to check the INNOPAC catalog and our eBooks LibGuide for more information.  For help with remote access, please consult our Off-Campus Access Information.

 

Faculty Publications for January 2017!

2017-new-yearA 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. They can be viewed in the Reference area, on the wall between the main entrance and the Library elevator, on the third floor of the Resource Center Building.
Here is a list of the newest articles to be featured, with the LSUHSC-NO researchers in bold print:

Dai G, Rady HF, Huang W, Shellito JE, Mason C, Ramsay AJ. Gene-based neonatal immune priming potentiates a mucosal adenoviral vaccine encoding mycobacterial Ag85B. Vaccine. 2016;34:6267-6275.
McGinn MA, Paulsen RI, Itoga CA, Farooq MA, Reppel JE, Edwards KN, Whitaker AM, Gilpin NW, Edwards S. Withdrawal from chronic nicotine exposure produces region-specific tolerance to alcohol-stimulated GluA1 phosphorylation. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2016;40(12):2537-2547.
Musto AE, Rosencrans RF, Walker CP, Bhattacharjee S, Raulji CM, Belayev L, Fang Z, Gordon WC, Bazan NG. Dysfunctional epileptic neuronal circuits and dysmorphic dendritic spines are mitigated by platelet-activating factor receptor antagonism. Sci Rep. 2016;630298.
Rae G, Cork JR, Karpinski AC, McGoey RR, Swartz WJ. How the integration of pathology in the gross anatomy laboratory affects medical students. Teach Learn Med. 2016;1-8.
Sanchez MD, Ochoa AC, Foster TP. Development and evaluation of a host-targeted antiviral that abrogates herpes simplex virus replication through modulation of arginine-associated metabolic pathways. Antiviral Res. 2016;132:13-25.
Watson ZL, Ertel MK, Lewin AS, Tuli SS, Schultz GS, Neumann DM, Bloom DC. Adeno-associated virus vectors efficiently transduce mouse and rabbit sensory neurons coinfected with herpes simplex virus 1 following peripheral inoculation. J Virol. 2016;90(17):7894-7901.
Zhao Y, Jaber V, Lukiw WJ. Over-expressed pathogenic miRNAs in alzheimer’s disease (AD) and prion disease (PrD) drive deficits in TREM2-mediated Abeta42 peptide clearance. Front Aging Neurosci. 2016;8:Article140.
Zhong K, Li X, Le X, Kong X, Zhang H, Zheng X, Wang P, Zhang Z. MoDnm1 dynamin mediating peroxisomal and mitochondrial fission in complex with MoFis1 and MoMdv1 is important for development of functional appressorium in magnaporthe oryzae. PLoS Pathog. 2016;12(8):e1005823.

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.

Libraries are Open!

2017-gold-1473177563gn8Happy 2017! Both the Dental and Isché Libraries have re-opened after Winter Break.

Both are back on their normal hours of operation.

Libraries Closed Until January

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The Isché and Dental Libraries are closed until January 3rd at 8am.

Have a safe and happy winter break!

Winter Break Hours

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Both the Dental & Isché Libraries will begin Winter Break hours on Monday, December 19th. The Dental Library will be open from 8am to 5pm and the Isché Library will be open 8am to 6pm.

Both Libraries will closed from Friday, December 23rd through Monday, January 2nd. Both Libraries will reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd at 8am and resume normal hours.

StatRef Updates!

STATRef has released their quarterly update! The new features expands their already extensive collection of books and practice test. The updates included:

  • Test banks to prepare for the Orthopedic Surgery and Preventive Medicine Board Exams
  • Improved Nurse Practitioner Package:
    • Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP
    • Pediatric Primary Care NP
    • Advanced Administrative Functionality
  • New test banks and other features:
    • Over 50 test banks
  • More Medical Board Specialties
    • Medicine
    • Internal and Emergency Medicine
    • Pathology
    • Psychiatry
    • Surgery
    • And many more test
  • Improved Nurse Practitioner Package:
    • Two New Test Banks
      • Adult Gerontology Primary Care
      • Pediatric Primary Care
    • Enhanced Administrative Functionality:
      • Monitor user performance and identify under-performers
      • Send customized exams to students
      • Utilize questions in classroom discussion

 

Please visit StatRef to explore all of the new features!