Happy Graduation Day!

Happy graduation day to our Spring 2016 graduates! The streaming content from graduation will be available (now that the livefeed is done) on Monday, May 23rd in the afternoon.

Enjoy a classic NOLA RB graduation song

PayPaw down Sunday – Monday, May 15-16

Auxiliary Enterprises reports:

Beginning at 12:00 AM on Saturday May 14th, and lasting until 4:30 PM on Friday, May 20th, migration work will begin on our Blackboard application. Blackboard is the system utilized to manage the Pay Paw declining card service. During this period Pay Paw processing will be sporadic across the entire campus and may affect the bookstores, wellness center, cafeteria, vending machines, copiers and printers. Even though Pay Paw payments will still be accepted during this period, there may be moments where certain readers will be down. It is advised that all Pay Paw users bring a second form of payment in the event a Pay Paw reader is not functioning. This migrations is necessary for our vendor to update our dated Blackboard system to the most current version available.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

New Display!

There is a new display that highlights the Library’s Digital Collections!

Digital Collections Display

The display gives a preview to all of the collections that are available online, complete with links to the sources. Please note that along with the rest of Louisiana Digital Libraries, our collection will be moving to a new platform this summer. The links that are shown on the displays will not be affected by this change.

The Digital Collections includes:

  • Aristides Agramonte Yellow Fever Collection
  • LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans Newspaper Clippings
  • LSU Medical Center 1991 Commencement address by Lindy Boggs
  • William Branks Stewart Collection
  • Tiger Rag – Student newspapers of LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans
  • U.S. Army 64th General Hospital, organized by LSU Medical School
  • LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans – Catalog and Bulletin
  • The STAR: Radiating the light of truth on Hansen’s disease
  • LSU Medical Center, New Orleans – Graduation Programs
  • LSU School of Dentistry Historic Photographs

Enjoy!

May the Fourth be with you

Here’s a little treat for all of you Star Wars fans out there looking for a slightly different way to celebrate May the Fourth with a more health sciences slant.

For psychological analyses of the Dark and Light sides of the Force:

Finally, there is the classic article about the potential of a tinea imbricata infection as demonstrated on everyone’s favorite Gungan:

Happy May the Fourth and remember the Force will be with you always.

Faculty Publications Spotlight for May

May morning glories - vhA 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. Buckner LR, Amedee AM, Albritton HL, Kozlowski PA, Lacour N, McGowin CL, Schust DJ, Quayle AJ. Chlamydia trachomatis infection of endocervical epithelial cells enhances early HIV transmission events. PLoS One. 2016;11(1):e0146663.
  2. Chu QD, Medeiros KL, Zhou M, Peddi P, Wu XC. Impact of cooperative trial and sociodemographic variation on adjuvant radiation therapy usage in elderly women (>/=70 years) with stage I, estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer: Analysis of the national cancer data base. J Am Coll Surg. 2016;[epub ahead of print].
  3. Coulon SJ, Velasco-Gonzalez C, Scribner R, Park CL, Gomez R, Vargas A, Stender S, Zabaleta J, Clesi P, Chalew SA, Hempe JM. Racial differences in neighborhood disadvantage, inflammation and metabolic control in black and white pediatric type 1 diabetes patients. Pediatr Diabetes. 2016;[epub ahead of print].
  4. Dasa V, Lensing G, Parsons M, Harris J, Volaufova J, Bliss R. Percutaneous freezing of sensory nerves prior to total knee arthroplasty. Knee. 2016;[epub ahead of print].
  5. Dubois CJ, Lachamp PM, Sun L, Mishina M, Liu SJ. Presynaptic GluN2D receptors detect glutamate spillover and regulate cerebellar GABA release. J Neurophysiol. 2016;115(1):271-285.
  6. Glancy DL, Amin AN, Jain N, Helmcke FR, Ayalloore SG. Electrocardiograms in a woman with systemic lupus erythematosus. Am J Cardiol. 2016;117(4):697-698.
  7. LaRochelle JM, Karpinski AC. Racial differences in communication apprehension and interprofessional socialization in fourth-year doctor of pharmacy students. Am J Pharm Educ. 2016;80(1):8[epub ahead of print].
  8. Yeruva L, Spencer NE, Saraf MK, Hennings L, Bowlin AK, Cleves MA, Mercer K, Chintapalli SV, Shankar K, Rank RG, Badger TM, Ronis MJ. Formula diet alters small intestine morphology, microbial abundance and reduces VE-cadherin and IL-10 expression in neonatal porcine model. BMC Gastroenterol. 2016;16(1):40-016-0456-x.

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.

BrowZine search options expanded

If you use BrowZine, you might have come across times when you wanted an issue from a year earlier than currently listed, were looking for a journal that was not included, or needed an article where the full-text was not available. We are happy to report that recent enhancements have supplemented your ability to browse more journals and articles.

For the web version, if you find a journal in BrowZine and you would like to see issues earlier than the years that are available click the “View all back issues and sources for this title” after you click the “Change Year” link:

BZ Web Additional Issues

This will bring you to a search of the E-Books & E-Journals A to Z List and shows any additional years and sources the Library has for the full-text of that journal.

Also only available in the web version, if you cannot locate a journal when you search for it, BrowZine now gives you the option to search the E-Books & E-Journals A to Z List for that title:

BZ Web No Match

Finally, a third new feature for the Library’s BrowZine will work in both the web and mobile versions. When you come across an article that might not be available due to restrictions that delay the availability of that article from the source BrowZine uses for the journal, you can now check the Library’s WebBridge Link Resolver for any other places where the full-text is currently available.

If you see a notice that new full-text is unavailable for a journal for a stated amount of time and the article you wish to view is within that time frame, click on the article’s title. In the web version you will see the following notice giving you the opportunity to check for the availability of the article through the link resolver:

BZ Embargo Addl Options Second

If you run across a similar situation when using the app version of BrowZine, click the article title and then “Open” in the popup window that appears:

BZ App LR

Hopefully these new features will help you when you’re using BrowZine, but if you need any assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.

Step It Up!

The Surgeon General issued a Call to Action to promote physical activity and encourage walking. Read about it at the CDC.gov.

Just watch out for those evil buckmoth caterpillars.

REMINDER: ClinicalKey for Nursing expires April 25, 2016

The Library is not able to renew our subscription to ClinicalKey for Nursing due to lack of funds. Our access is set to expire Monday, April 25, 2016.

Many of the online journals offered through ClinicalKey for Nursing are also available through our ScienceDirect package. While there isn’t an online alternative for accessing the books, many of these titles can be found in the Library’s print collection.

Please be sure to check the Library’s INNOPAC catalog for the most accurate information regarding our journal and book collections.

Feel free to contact the Library if you need assistance.

EBSCO e-Books and Firefox Browser

There is a problem accessing EBSCO e-books using Firefox Web Browser. EBSCO is working to resolve it. In in the meantime, please use Internet Explorer or another browser.

ClinicalKey for Nursing expires April 25, 2016

The Library is not able to renew our subscription to ClinicalKey for Nursing due to lack of funds. Our access is set to expire Monday, April 25, 2016.

Many of the online journals offered through ClinicalKey for Nursing are also available through our ScienceDirect package. While there isn’t an online alternative for accessing the books, many of these titles can be found in the Library’s print collection.

Please be sure to check the Library’s INNOPAC catalog for the most accurate information regarding our journal and book collections.

Feel free to contact the Library if you need assistance.

 

New Printer in the Ische Library

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The Isché Library has a new printer in the 3rd floor reference area, it prints only in black and white at a cost of 10¢ single sided and 14¢ double sided using only your Pay Paw card. Our new 4th floor printer does color and black and white printing, color is 25¢ a copy.

Blast from the Past: IBM punched card

1960s Computer Punch Card, name removed

1960s Computer Punched Card, name removed

The Isché Circulation Staff found an old IBM punched card in a book this morning. The card was for a medical student who graduated in 1969. Now if we only knew what it was used for…registering for classes, or getting a student ID, or taking a test, or ???

April Shower of Faculty Publications

watercolor sunset - vhA 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. Bradley JM, Organ CL, Lefer DJ. Garlic-derived organic polysulfides and myocardial protection. J Nutr. 2016;146(Suppl):403S-9S.
  2. Buja LM, Vander Heide RS. Pathobiology of ischemic heart disease: Past, present and future. Cardiovasc Pathol. 2016;25(3):214-220.
  3. Charles TP, Shellito JE. Human immunodeficiency virus infection and host defense in the lungs. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2016;37(2):147-156.
  4. Dehon PM, Hagensee ME, Sutton KJ, Oddo HE, Nelson N, McGowin CL. Histological evidence of chronic mycoplasma genitalium-induced cervicitis in HIV-infected women: A retrospective cohort study. J Infect Dis. 2016;[epub ahead of print].
  5. Hanna EB, Prout DL. Combined radial-pedal access strategy and radial-pedal rendezvous in the revascularization of complex total occlusions of the superficial femoral artery (the “no femoral access” strategy). J Endovasc Ther. 2016;23(2):321-9.
  6. Hsieh MC, Thompson T, Wu XC, Styles T, O’Flarity MB, Morris CR, Chen VW. The effect of comorbidity on the use of adjuvant chemotherapy and type of regimen for curatively resected stage III colon cancer patients. Cancer Med. 2016;[epub ahead of print].
  7. Johnston MJ, Paige JT, Aggarwal R, Stefanidis D, Tsuda S, Khajuria A, Arora S, Assoc Surgical Educ Simulation. An overview of research priorities in surgical simulation: What the literature shows has been achieved during the 21st century and what remains. Am J Surg. 2016;211(1):214-225.
  8. Toler J, Deputy S, Zakris E, Begue RE. Cognitive dysfunction after cranial radiation for a brain tumor. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2016;5(1):96-9.

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.

BrowZine My Bookshelf updates

BrowZine now supports syncing the journals you have saved to My Bookshelf across all devices, including the web version of the service. If you have not yet done so, you will need to create a BrowZine Account in order to see your favorite journals saved to the bookshelf regardless of how you access BrowZine.

Additionally, you will now see the unread issue notifications on the web version of BrowZine as part of this update, whereas these notifications were previously only available through the mobile version:

BZ New Issue Indicator

If you find that journals you saved on one device are no longer available, please refer to this support document from BrowZine to restore the journals you previously saved to your bookshelf.

Need any help with BrowZine or other Library services? Please do not hesitate to contact us.

#9

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Hard to believe it’s been 9 years since our little blog project started. Thanks for reading and in case you were wondering the traditional gifts for a 9th anniversary are pottery, willow or leather.