Pay Paw Update!

All new LSUHSC ID’s issued beginning August 2017 will have Pay paw capabilities automatically activated within 24-48 hours. In order to add money for the first time, students, faculty, and staff may use one of the Pay paw machines on campus, go to the bookstore, or add it online. With our secure Pay Paw Online Card Office, LSUHSC ID holders or their relatives may deposit money using a credit card online.

pay paw

Replacement ID’s will still need to be taken to the Bookstore to transfer Paypaw accounts.

Pay paw is a LSUHSC based transaction system that allows faculty, staff, and students to access, without cash, a variety of goods and service throughout the campus:

  • Vending machines at most locations

  • Food services in the Medical Education Building
  • Food services at the LSU School of Dentistry
  • MEB Atrium Coffee Kiosk
  • Health Sciences and Dental Bookstores
  • Copy and Printing Resources at many key locations (including the Dental and John P. Ische Libraries!)

For more information, check out the LSUHSC Pay Paw Services webpage or speak with a library or bookstore staff member!

A Virtual Library in a Library!

Isché Library is pleased to announce the addition of the ScienceDirect EBS Collection. Spanning from 2013 to the present, this vast and varied collection encompasses a wide range of disciplines and provides access to over 5000 books, with more being added throughout the subscription period. The entire collection will be available through June of 2018. After that, we will be permanently adding those titles that show the most use.

We are still reviewing all of these titles and will be adding links for any duplicates of our print collection to the catalog, as well as adding catalog listings for the most relevant titles utilized by our patrons. In the meantime, you can access the collection at this link.  Choose Books at the top of the home page, then choose Books and Subscription and complimentary from the two drop down menus above the list of titles.  You can filter by subject on the left side of the screen.

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The titles from this collection are also accessible through the AtoZ list.

We will be offering up tidbits and treasures from the collection over the next few weeks as we plumb the depths of the different subject headings within the collection.  Please join us in this adventure and perhaps find some treasures of your own!

New RefWorks available

We are happy to offer access to the new version of RefWorks alongside our access to RefWorks Classic to help you with your citation management needs. The New RefWorks offers a number of improved features including a redesigned interface, replacement for Write-n-Cite, increased storage capacity, and auto-complete when manually entering citations.

Anyone who has yet to sign up for a RefWorks account is welcome to do so using their LSUHSC e-mail via this link.

For those with an existing account in RefWorks Classic, look for the option to move to the New RefWorks once you log in to RefWorks Classic:

RW Classic Link

More information about the New RefWorks and a guide for those transitioning from RefWorks Classic can be found on the New RefWorks LibGuide.

If you have multiple accounts in RefWorks Classic, we are advising that you not transition to the New RefWorks at this time. There will be support in an upcoming release for multiple account holders, and we will let you know when that option is available and you can move to the New RefWorks.

Have any questions about this or any other Library resources? Please contact us.

$15 Million Grant to LSUHealthNO to Help Reduce Cancer in Louisiana

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health $15 million over five years for its cancer education, early detection, comprehensive control and registry programs. The funding will support the Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health and Comprehensive Cancer Control programs, as well as the Louisiana Tumor Registry at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health.

Debbie Sibley Retiring

Today, August 8th, marks her last day as Director of Libraries. Debbie served as Director of Libraries at LSU Health Sciences Center for almost 10 years. Although she is retiring from LSUHSC New Orleans, Debbie will be completing the last years of her career as Executive Director of Texas Medical Center (TMC) starting August 28.

Jennifer Lloyd has been appointed Interim Director.

We congratulate Debbie on her new position and thank her for all of her contributions to the Libraries!

WebBridge Link Resolver restored in PubMed

After many, many months of not working correctly, we are happy to report that the WebBridge Link Resolver is once again available for PubMed. As our most-used database, we are relieved to offer this service to all of you after such a long absence.

If you would like a refresher or an introduction to how the link resolver works in PubMed, you can refer to this earlier post. Additionally, if you’d like to set up your My NCBI account to display the link resolver icon, please see this walkthrough.

For those who want to know more about the WebBridge Link Resolver, this LibGuide is made just for you.

Need any more information or assistance? We’re always available to help.

Library Hours

Both Libraries have returned to regular hours as of today, August 1st.  The hours for each library are:

Isché Library                                                                         Dental Library

Monday – Thursday: 8 am – 12 Midnight                        Monday – Thursday: 8 am -10 pm
Friday: 8 am – 8 pm                                                              Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am – 6 pm                                                   Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 12 noon – 12 Midnight                                         Sunday: 11:30 – 8 pm

Faculty Publications for August

Lions from the walkwayA 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:

  1. Alexandrov PN, Percy ME, Lukiw WJ. Chromosome 21-encoded microRNAs (mRNAs): Impact on Down’s syndrome and trisomy-21 linked disease. Cell Mol Neurobiol. 2017;[epub].
  2. Augestad KM, Han H, Paige J, Ponsky T, Schlachta CM, Dunkin B, Mellinger J. Educational implications for surgical telementoring: A current review with recommendations for future practice, policy, and research. Surg Endosc. 2017;[epub].
  3. Coleman MT, McLean A, Williams L, Hasan K. Improvement in interprofessional student learning and patient outcomes. J Interprofessional Educ Pract. 2017;8:28-33.
  4. Crespo-Salgado J, Vehaskari VM, Stewart T, Ferris M, Zhang Q, Wang G, Blanchard EE, Taylor CM, Kallash M, Greenbaum LA, Aviles DH. Intestinal microbiota in pediatric patients with end stage renal disease: A Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium study. Microbiome. 2016;4(1):50-016-0195-9.
  5. Gilpin NW, Weiner JL. Neurobiology of comorbid post-traumatic stress disorder and alcohol-use disorder. Genes Brain Behav. 2017;16(1):15-43.
  6. Kane AC, Stark M, Kanotra SP. An HIV-positive child with a gingival mass. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;[epub].
  7. Kim CD, Reed RE, Juncker MA, Fang Z, Desai SD. Evidence for the deregulation of protein turnover pathways in atm-deficient mouse cerebellum: An organotypic study. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2017; 76(7):578-584.
  8. Lefer DJ, Marban E. Is cardioprotection dead? Circulation. 2017;136(1):98-109.

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.

DynaMed Plus

DynaMed Plus

This summer the LSU Health Sciences Center Library upgraded from DynaMed, a clinical information resource to DynaMed Plus. The new, visually appealing database offers information in bullet points, topic overviews on drugs, diseases, and therapies. Due to the ease of the resource, it is often compared to UpToDate. Topics included in the user interface update daily. Operators automatically receive practice changing updates. The amazing tool links to 2,500 full-text articles; handlers get answers quickly and efficiently. Most importantly, consumers can easily download the DynaMed Plus app to use on their phones or tablets.

Dental Library is Open!

The Dental Library reopened this morning at 8am and are back to regular hours.

Thanks for your patience!

Dental Library Closure – Update

Unfortunately, the Dental Library and Dental Campus are closed due to flooding.  Dental Students are welcomed to the Main Library, John P. Isché Library, at anytime. We are also happy to assist Dental Students via phone, email, or chat. The campus remains closed on Monday, July 24th and hopes to reopen on the Tuesday, July 25th.

Flood remediation is continuing. The Dental Campus will remain closed on Tuesday, July 25th.

Publication Alert! Toddler’s Brain Damage Reversed Thanks to O2 & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

An LSUHSC faculty member, Dr. Paul G. Harch,  has written a case report about a toddler who has been treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and her improvement from brain damage due to drowning. It has been published in Medical Gas Research. The case report can be found here.

A few well-known news sources have written articles about Dr. Harch’s findings, including Newsweek and Gizmodo. The links to the articles can be found below.

Newsweek: Scientists Reverse Brain Damage in Drowned U.S Toddler Eden Carlson

Gizmodo: Controversial Treatment Appears to Reverse Brain Damage in Drowned Toddler

Best of luck to Dr. Harch in his continued research.

What a Sticky Web of Science!

The library has resubscribed to Web of Science for your comprehensive search needs! Along with this renewal, we have Essential Science Indicators and Journal Citation Reports in order to track citations, trends, and journals – including impact factors.

Get caught up in this database again!

New Dissertation Display!

The newest display on the third floor of the Isché library features the dissertations of recently graduated PhD candidates from the Graduate School. Join us in congratulating the writers!

These dissertations are available for checkout in the library, and there are even more recently completed LSUHSC dissertations are available online through ProQuest.

Spotlight on Faculty Publications for July

clouds 2A 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:

Arrouk R, Karpinski A, Lavenbarg T, Belmont J, McCallum RW, Hyman P. Water load test in children with chronic abdominal pain or obesity compared with nonobese controls. South Med J. 2017;110(3):168-171.
Braam B, Taler SJ, Rahman M, Fillaus JA, Greco BA, Forman JP, Reisin E, Cohen DL, Saklayen MG, Hedayati SS. Recognition and management of resistant hypertension. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017;12(3):524-535.
Bracey A, Shander A, Aronson S, Boucher BA, Calcaterra D, Chu MWA, Culbertson R, Jabr K, Kehlet H, Lattouf O, Malaisrie SC, Mazer CD, Oberhoffer MM, Ozawa S, Price T, Rosengart T, Spiess BD, Turchetti G. The use of topical hemostatic agents in cardiothoracic surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;[epub ahead of print].
Carr TD, Varricchio DJ, Sedlmayr JC, Roberts EM, Moore JR. A new tyrannosaur with evidence for anagenesis and crocodile-like facial sensory system. Sci Rep. 2017;7:44942.
Dauterive S, Bourgeois J, Simms S. How little is too little? an examination of information literacy instruction duration for freshmen. J Inform Lit. 2017;11(1):204-219.
Duplanty AA, Simon L, Molina PE. Chronic binge alcohol-induced dysregulation of mitochondrial-related genes in skeletal muscle of simian immunodeficiency virus-infected rhesus macaques at end-stage disease. Alcohol Alcohol. 2017;52(3):298-304.
El-Abassi R, Soliman MY, Williams F, England JD. Whipple’s disease. J Neurol Sci. 2017;377:197-206.
Rigby PG, Gururaja RP. World medical schools: The sum also rises. JRSM Open. 2017;8(6):1-6.

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.