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!

New look for the A to Z List

The E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List has undergone a radical makeover and we hope you will be pleased with the results.

First, the aesthetics of the list have changed:

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The searching function of the list has also been overhauled. When you begin to type in a title or term, you will now see potential matches from the resources available on the list:

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Although the page may look different, accessing the journals or books on the list is the same as the old version with available years and sources still listed for the titles:

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Although it looks very different and has some new features, all of the titles that were available on the old version are still available in the new E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List. If you need any assistance with this or any other Library resources, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Surgeon General’s Report on Addiction

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On November 29th, the US Surgeon General‘s Office released the office’s first ever comprehensive report on addiction. The full report, Facing Addiction in America: the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, is over 400 pages long. There is an Executive Summary which is 36 pages in length.

New link resolver option for PubMed

As we are still waiting for the problem with PubMed and the WebBridge Link Resolver to be fixed, we have introduced a temporary alternative to restore some of the link resolver features to PubMed. When you click on our “Check Full Text” icon in PubMed, you will now see a screen similar to the following listing any potential sources to get to the article you need:

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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 hope this new interim option will be of help to better get you to the articles you need when searching PubMed. Once the problem is rectified, we will return to using the WebBridge Link Resolver for PubMed, but we currently do not know when that will happen. Additionally, the WebBridge Link Resolver continues to be used for all other Library databases where it is presently available.

If you need assistance with this or any other Library resources, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Welcome our new reference librarian, John P. Bourgeois!

The Isché Library welcomes John P. Bourgeois, a new librarian in the Reference Department. He started on December 1, 2016.

John holds a Master of Library and Information Science from LSU in Baton Rouge and a Master of Public Health from Tulane University. John has worked at Tulane and Harvard in their Schools of Public Health, and he is coming to us from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux where he was a Research Librarian and head of Access Services.

Please join us in welcoming him to LSU Health. If you are in the library, stop to say hello and meet John!

Faculty Publications Spotlight for December

December stained glassA 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. Gaston S, Nugent N, Peters ES, Ferguson TF, Trapido EJ, Robinson WT, Rung AL. Exploring heterogeneity and correlates of depressive symptoms in the women and their children’s health (WaTCH) study. J Affect Disord. 2016;205190-199.
  2. Ibba SV, Ghonim MA, Pyakurel K, Lammi MR, Mishra A, Boulares AH. Potential of inducible nitric oxide synthase as a therapeutic target for allergen-induced airway hyperresponsiveness: A critical connection to nitric oxide levels and PARP activity. Mediators Inflamm. 2016;20161984703[epub ahead of print].
  3. Jain N, Ravipati V, Kerut EK. Late pacemaker lead tip perforation documented by chest CT. Echocardiography. 2016;33:1419-1421.
  4. Jolley SE, Alkhafaf Q, Hough C, Welsh DA. Presence of an alcohol use disorder is associated with greater pneumonia severity in hospitalized HIV-infected patients. Lung. 2016;194:755-762.
  5. Moreau NG, Bodkin AW, Bjornson K, Hobbs A, Soileau M, Lahasky K. Effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions to improve gait speed in children with cerebral palsy: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Phys Ther. 2016;[epub ahead of print].
  6. Pandya K, Wyatt D, Gallagher B, Bloodworth JC, Shah D, Baker A, Zlobin A, Pannuti A, Green AR, Ellis IO, Filipovic A, Sagert J, Rana A, Albain KS, Miele L, Denning M, Osipo C. PKCalpha attenuates jagged-1-mediated notch signaling in ErbB-2 positive breast cancer to reverse trastuzumab resistance. Clin Cancer Res. 2016;22(1):175-86.
  7. Samuelson DR, de la Rua NM, Charles TP, Ruan S, Taylor CM, Blanchard EE, Luo M, Ramsay AJ, Shellito JE, Welsh DA. Oral immunization of mice with live pneumocystis murina protects against pneumocystis pneumonia. J Immunol. 2016;196(6):2655-65.
  8. Sherchand SP, Ibana JA, Zea AH, Quayle AJ, Aiyar A. The high-risk human papillomavirus E6 oncogene exacerbates the negative effect of tryptophan starvation on the development of chlamydia trachomatis. PLoS One. 2016;11(9):e0163174[epub ahead of print].

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.

CDC: VetoViolence

The Centers for Disease Control has launched a new resource, VetoViolence. This website offers “free, online, interactive, and engaging violence prevention tools, trainings, and resources based on the best available evidence and research. The tools, trainings, and resources provide practical knowledge and skills to assist and enhance the work of violence prevention practitioners.” The aim of the website is to create safer communities for everyone.

Thanksgiving Hours

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Both the Isché and Dental Libraries will be closed Thursday through Saturday, November 24th – 26th in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. Both Libraries will close early on Wednesday, November 23rd; the Dental Library will close at 5pm and the Isché Library will close at 6pm.

The Libraries will reopen on Sunday, November 27th at their normal times, 11:30am at Dental and 12 noon at Isché.

Link resolver not working in PubMed

As a result of the recent change to HTTPS on all NCBI sites, the WebBridge Link Resolver is no longer working in PubMed. When you click the “Check Full Text” icon, you will see this page:

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Unfortunately, there is no data being sent from PubMed to our link resolver’s system, so you will be unable to check whether the Library has access to an article from PubMed for the foreseeable future. The issue is currently being investigated, but there is no estimate as to when we might have a solution.

In the interim, when you find an article you need you can check whether the Library has access to that journal via INNOPAC, the Library’s online catalog or the E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List. Links to those sources are now provided when you click the “Check Full Text” icon in PubMed.

We have also added options that allow you to search other databases with the PMID: the links displayed for Scopus and MEDLINE via EBSCOhost have the PMID added to provide a quick way to use the link resolver in these two databases to get to the article you originally searched in PubMed. A link is also provided to search MEDLINE through Ovid, and the link resolver is available in this database as well.

We will update as soon as we have more information, but if you need more assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.

Link Resolver and PubMed issues

Recently you may have noticed alerts on PubMed and all other NCBI sites regarding testing. This is to prepare all of their sites to permanently transition to HTTPS, but we have discovered that when this testing occurs it affects the ability to see results from the WebBridge Link Resolver, especially in PubMed.

The next scheduled testing time is Friday, November 4, 2016, from 9am until 1pm CDT:

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When testing has commenced, you will see a banner similar to this one:

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During this test period, whenever you click the “Check Full Text” icon for the WebBridge Link Resolver all results will look like this page regardless of whether we have access to the article:

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Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to get the link resolver to work while NCBI is performing these tests, but there are  alternatives to find out whether the Library has access to the article you need. You can check the journal’s title via INNOPAC, the Library’s online catalog. You can also use MEDLINE through Ovid or EBSCOhost; the link resolver is included in both of these databases and they are not affected by the testing that occurs in PubMed or other NCBI sites.

If you are curious as to why the NCBI sites are changing to HTTPS, this site has all of the information. Additionally, if you need help with this or any other Library resources, please do not hesitate to contact us.