Downtown Library Closed – July 20, 2021

*Edit* The latest power restoration is 4pm. The Ische Library will not open today. Hopefully, we’ll be open again tomorrow.

Parts of the downtown campus continue to be without power, including the RCB. The Ische Library will be closed this morning… or until power is restored. The current restoration estimate is 12 noon. Library staff will be working remotely and available via chat/email.

Stay tuned for further developments.

Chat and power outage July 19th

*EDIT* With no power or AC, the Downtown Library closed at 3:15pm. Hopefully we’ll have power again to reopen at 7:30am on 7/20/2021.

The main chat and e-mails for the Library are unavailable because of the power outage affecting the Downtown Campus. Staff is still on site and can be reached via phone.

Update: Link resolver working in Web of Science

UPDATE: The link resolver is again working in both the new and classic versions of Web of Science. However, if you wish to use LibKey Nomad with Web of Science, you will need to use the instructions below on how to access the classic version.

The WebBridge LR link resolver is currently not working in both versions of Web of Science. This problem has been reported and we will update when the functionality has been restored.

The new version is now the default view for Web of Science and LibKey Nomad does not work with it now, unfortunately. With the link resolver not working in either version, getting to full text of articles is a bit more difficult, but you can still access the old version of Web of Science where LibKey Nomad works fine,

To get to the classic version of Web of Science click on the Products menu to the right of the screen; there you will see the link for Web of Science (Classic):

Screenshot of a database

If you need assistance with this or any other Library resources, please contact us.

July’s Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club Pick

“This moment cannot be examined purely through the lens of medicine or ‘hard’ science. We must also look to history, social science, journalism, and other ways of investigating the world. Like any other phenomenon, Covid-19 must be examined within the proper social, cultural, political, and economic context. This doesn’t just satisfy an abstract academic curiosity. It helps us to understand where we are, how we got here, and hoe we can arrive at transformative solutions.”  – Marc Lamont Hill, We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest, and Possibility 

This month the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, hosted by the School of Public Health’s Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, will discuss We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest, and Possibility edited by Marc Lamont Hill as its July read.

The Book Club will discuss We Still Here on Zoom on Wednesday, July 14th at 12pm. If you’d like to read and take part in the event, the Library provides access to an eBook version through EBSCO, with a limit of one user at a time.

For more about the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, including information on next month’s Book Club pick and meeting time, email sphdiversity@lsuhsc.edu.

BoardVitals problems – some fixes in the works

BoardVitals has been working to resolve our registration issues. You do not have to use a special link to register anymore. You can register with your lsuhsc.edu email. All lsuhsc.edu users will now be added to the LSUHSC-New Orleans account. LSUHSC-Shreveport (aka LSU Health Shreveport) users should register with their new lsuhs.edu email to be registered under the Shreveport account. Our libraries are working to identify existing users that have been assigned to the wrong account, and we will try to correct those users as soon as possible.

LSUHSC-New Orleans subscribes to the following question banks. If you do not see these question banks when you log in, please contact your librarian liaison or Head of Collection Development, Marlene Bishop or BoardVitals Technical Support at support@boardvitals.com.

AACN Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP
AANP Family Nurse Practitioner
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP
ANCC Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP
ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner
Certified Nurse Midwife
Critical Care Nursing
Dermatology
Family Medicine
Family Medicine MOC
Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine MOC
NAPLEX
NCLEX-PN
NCLEX-RN
PANCE
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatry
Radiology Core
Surgery
Surgery MOC
USMLE Step 1
USMLE Step 2
USMLE Step 3

VisualDx now available

The library is pleased to announce that we are now subscribed to VisualDx, a differential diagnosis tool based on a curated collection of medical images. Users can search by symptom, medication, or diagnosis. VisualDx recently expanded their collection to include a section devoted to dermatology for skin of color.

Access is available both on and off-campus through proper authentication methods.

4th of July Holiday

The LSUHSC Libraries, and the LSUHSC campuses, will be closed on Monday, July 5th in observance of the 4th of July holiday. In addition, the Isché Library will be closed on Saturday, July 3rd and Sunday, July 4th.

Both Libraries will be open regular hours on Tuesday, July 6th.

BoardVitals problems continue

There is a problem with registering users for BoardVitals access. If you have not registered yet, you must register using the following link or your account will not be created correctly: https://www.boardvitals.com/users/sign_up?o=1c1f90eda105b70d3bae56769589b414

LSUHSC-New Orleans subscribes to the following question banks. If you do not see these question banks when you log in, please contact your librarian liaison or Head of Collection Development, Marlene Bishop or BoardVitals Technical Support at support@boardvitals.com.

AACN Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP
AANP Family Nurse Practitioner
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP
ANCC Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP
ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner
Certified Nurse Midwife
Critical Care Nursing
Dermatology
Family Medicine
Family Medicine MOC
Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine MOC
NAPLEX
NCLEX-PN
NCLEX-RN
PANCE
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatry
Radiology Core
Surgery
Surgery MOC
USMLE Step 1
USMLE Step 2
USMLE Step 3

June Faculty Publications

A new selection of articles have 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. With the currently changes, we’ve decided to post the publications digitally. Check out the display below:

Publications cited in the Faculty Publications database are harvested weekly from a variety of sources, such as PubMedSCOPUS, 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 will be available to the general public here or via the Library’s webpage. A PDF of a bibliography of this month’s addition is available 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.

New Web of Science and LibKey Nomad

If you’ve started using the new version of Web of Science, please note that it is not yet compatible with LibKey Nomad.

In the old version of Web of Science, you will see the LibKey Nomad enhancements including journal cover images and quick links to PDFs from the search results:

Screenshot of database

In the new Web of Science you will only see links to our WebBridge LR link resolver that will help you get the full text of the article:

Screenshot of database page

We will update when the new Web of Science supports LibKey Nomad, but if you need help with this or any other Library resources please contact us.

Library Lobby Work Downtown

On the downtown campus, the Library Lobby is having both elevator and wallpaper work done at the moment. Prepare to step carefully as you get off the elevator to access the coffee shop (to the right) or the Isché Library (to the left). Work will continue until it’s complete.

Bolivar Street Elevated Walkway Closure May 14 – May 16

The elevated walkway over Bolivar Street will be closed from 6PM Friday, May 14th to 6PM Sunday, May 16th.

During this time, the Resource Center Building and the Library will be accessible from the 1st floor entrance only.

Please plan your visit accordingly.

May Faculty Publications

A new selection of articles have 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. With the currently changes, we’ve decided to post the publications digitally. Check out the display below:

Publications cited in the Faculty Publications database are harvested weekly from a variety of sources, such as PubMedSCOPUS, 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. A PDF of a bibliography of this month’s addition is available 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.

My NCBI Login Transition

Change Login before June 1st, 2021

What’s happening?

NCBI is transitioning to federated account credentials. NCBI-managed credentials are the username and password you set at NCBI — these will be going away. Federated account credentials are those set through eRA Commons, Google, or a university or institutional point of access.

TIPS to Transition

How to add a 3rd-party login option

  1. Log into your NCBI account as usual.
    1. Click on your username in the upper right corner to access the NCBI Account Settings page.
    1. In the “Linked accounts” (old heading) section, select “Change”.
    1. In the search box, search for your desired 3rd-party option.
    1. Select the link for your desired option.
    1. Authenticate with the 3rd party.

Read by QxMD changes

The Library will not renew our institutional subscription to Read by QxMD, so you may see reduced functionality starting in June. You will still be able to set subject alerts and share articles, but getting to full text will be slightly more difficult.

If an article is available for free, you will be able to access it with no trouble. However, if a subscription is required to view the full text, you may be asked to log in. Please remember that the Library is a member of the OpenAthens federation, so you will be able to use your LSUHSC-NO e-mail and password to log in to publishers who support that option.

We are still maintaining full access to BrowZine, and it can also be accessed via desktop or mobile applications.

If you have any questions about this or any other Library services, please contact us.