App to Stay in Touch

ask-a-librarian-iconThe Libraries can now offer mobile services (chat, email, etc) from the Ask-a-Librarian app; it is available from Amazon, Google Play and iTunes.

Our services can be discovered in 2 ways:
1. Either search for nearby libraries; we are currently the only ones using this service in Louisiana. (However there is a known bug with users who have Android 6/Marshmallow, so uncheck the location box if this is your phone/tablet.)
2. Or search for LSU.

You will find links for both Reference and the Dental Library.

 

BrowZine Tips: Getting started with the app

If you’d like to keep current with your favorite journals or subjects, BrowZine is there to help you. Although you can use the web version, they also have apps available for Android and iOS devices so you can take your journals with you wherever you go. You can download the app from the Amazon AppStore, Apple App Store, or Google Play from this page.

When you first open the app, you will be asked to choose your preferred library; you can either browse or search for “LSU Health Sciences Center” :

Library Choice

Next, you will be prompted to input your Library off-campus access information. Enter your name, barcode, and PIN:

WAM Login

More information about off-campus access to Library resources as well as how to register for an account is available here.

Once you’ve set all of these up, you’re ready to start browsing or searching for your favorite journals. There are slight differences in how to do this in the apps for Android and iOS.

In the Android app, you can search for journals or browse subjects from the “BrowZine” Library tab:

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For iOS devices, you can browse topics by choosing the “Subjects” pull-down menu, or search for a specific title by using the “Titles A-Z” option:

Search or Browse

You can now choose to view any journals that pique your interest.

This should get you up and running with the BrowZine app, but stay tuned for more tips about how to use other features.

If you need any help with BrowZine or any other Library services, do not hesitate to contact us.

 

The Medical Letter online

The Library is pleased to announce that we now have The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics online.

The Medical Letter, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide unbiased drug information.  The Medical Letter does not accept advertising, grants, or donations from any outside source, and it is solely supported by subscription fees.  The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics was first published in 1959.  The online collection begins in 1988 with v.30.  The Library’s print collection includes v.1 (1959) – v.56 (2014).  The Medical Letter includes peer-reviewed, evidence-based drug information, CMEs, and 2 ebooks: Handbook of Antimicrobial Therapy and Drugs for Parasitic Infections.

Access is available on campus, as well as off campus by logging in through the Library’s remote access proxy, WAM.  There is also an app available from Apple’s App Store, Google Play, and Amazon’s App Store for Android after registering on the Medical Letter’s web site.

The Medical Letter has generously donated access for our university at no charge for one year.

Carnival Hours

Library Shoebox Float - 2010

Library Shoebox Float – 2010

Both Libraries will have shorter hours over Mardi Gras weekend/week. They are as follows:

The Isché Library will close at 6pm on Friday, February 5th and will be open from 9:30am -3pm on Saturday, February 6th. On Sunday, February 7th, it will be open from 12noon to 5pm.

Both Libraries will close at 5pm on Monday, February 8th and will be closed on Tuesday, February 9th.

The Dental Library will close at 5pm Wednesday and Thursday, February 10th and 11th.

All other dates the Libraries will be open their regular hours.

BrowZine Tips: Managing your web Bookshelf

You can use BrowZine to keep up with your favorite journals and subjects, but it also provides a great way to easily access your favorite publications. The web version of BrowZine lets you create, customize, and organize your personal bookshelf.

First, click on “My Bookshelf” at the top of the page and you will be prompted to create an account or log in if you have already done so:

BZ Web Bookshelf Signup

Once you’ve created your account, you can the start adding journals you want to access quickly. After you search or browse the journal you want to add to your collection, click the “Add to My Bookshelf” button:

BZ Web Add to Bookshelf

You Bookshelf will now display that journal as well as any others you choose.

Each Bookshelf has four Bookcases with four shelves each. You can have a maximum of four titles per shelf in each Bookcase, so your Bookshelf can ultimately house 64 of your favorite journals. You can also move titles to any shelf or Bookcase to arrange them as you wish.

You can rename the Bookcases and shelves in your Bookshelf by clicking on the pencil icon next to the label you want to change:

BZ Web Bookshelf Rename

After you’ve added titles and renamed the labels, your Bookshelf will look like this:

BZ Web Bookshelf Named Better

An upcoming enhancement will provide the ability to sync your BrowZine web Bookshelf with the one in the app on your mobile device. The folks behind BrowZine, Third Iron, have a page that provides information about the web Bookshelf and new features on their site.

If you need more information about BrowZine or any other Library services, please do not hesitate to contact us.

ClinicalKey for Nursing Course Books

Our subscription to ClinicalKey for Nursing includes several required course books.  Check out the list below.  If the book is also available in print in the library, the call number is included.  Remember, print reserves are available for in-library use during regular hours and for overnight checkout 1 hour before closing.  The online books can be accessed anytime and anywhere by logging into the LSUHSC-New Orleans Citrix program.

Elsevier – ClinicalKey for Nursing Reserve Books
Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management Reserve: WY 154 Ur2 2014
Emergency Nursing Core Curriculum Reserve: WY 18 Em3e 2007
Forensic Nursing Science Reserve: WY 154 L99fn 2011
Goldman-Cecil Medicine Reserve: WB 100 C32 2016
Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett’s Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases Reserve: WC 100 M31p 2015
Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) Reserve: WY 15 N93 2013
Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) Reserve: WY 100 N931 2013
Pediatric Primary Care Reserve: WS 100 B93p 2013
Primary Care of the Child With a Chronic Condition Reserve: WS 200 AL5p 2010
Sheehy’s Emergency Nursing Reserve: WY 154 Em3 2010
Sheehy’s Manual of Emergency Care Online only
Trauma Nursing Reserve: WY 154 M24t 2009
Ulrich & Canale’s Nursing Care Planning Guides (NANDA) Reserve: WY 100 UL7n 2011

Faculty Publications Spotlight for February

February hearts - FP - 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. Bagby GJ, Amedee AM, Siggins RW, Molina PE, Nelson S, Veazey RS. Alcohol and HIV effects on the immune system. Alcohol Res -Curr Rev. 2015;37(2):287-297.
  2. Bealer R. Accessing the NIH portfolio through a link resolver: Challenges and outcomes. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. 2015;12(4):205-215.
  3. Denman I, Banajee M, Hurley A. Dichotic listening training in children with autism spectrum disorder: A single subject design. Int J Audiol. 2015;54(12):991-996.
  4. Johnson DH, Reske T, Ruiz M. Case report and review of immunodeficiency-associated burkitt lymphoma. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2015;15(6):e121-5.
  5. Primeaux SD, Tzeng TH, Allerton TD, Chiang MC, Cosentino G, Dubin RL, Varughese A, Moore R, Geiselman PJ, Greenway FL, Uwaifo GI. Differences in short-term food preferences following vertical sleeve gastrectomy and roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Obes Res Clin Pract. 2015;9(6):628-32.
  6. Seymour NE, Paige JT, Arora S, Fernandez GL, Aggarwal R, Tsuda ST, Powers KA, Langlois G, Stefanidis D. Putting the MeaT into TeaM training: Development, delivery, and evaluation of a surgical team-training workshop. J Surg Educ. 2016;73(1):136-142.
  7. Singh D, Dalal N, Mullen W, DiLeo Congeni J, Caspi J, Sernich S. Double aortic arch associated with bronchopulmonary sequestration: A rare dual anomaly. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2015;6(1):143-145.
  8. Terry B, Kelt RE, Jeyakumar A. Delayed complications after cochlear implantation. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(11):1012-7.

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.

Resources for Recent Public Health Emergencies!

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently developed resource lists for three public health emergencies affecting both local and global communities. An incident Web page was created to gather resources on the emerging health issues arising from the Zika Virus and two PDF documents on recent chemical incidents have been updated.

Links to these resources are listed below and are also available on the NLM Disaster Health home page: https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov.

Further information is available from two recent NN/LM PSR NewsBits postings:

http://nnlm.gov/psr/newsbits/2016/01/27/selected-zika-virus-health-information-resources-compiled-by-nlm/ http://nnlm.gov/psr/newsbits/2016/01/14/resources-for-aliso-canyon-natural-gas-methane-leak/.

Zika Virus Health Information Resources: https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/zikavirus.html

Aliso Canyon/Porter Ranch Gas Leak: https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/aliso_canyon_gas_leak.pdf

Lead in Flint, Michigan Water System: https://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/FlintLeadWater.pdf

LSU Shield App

Help is on the way! This free app allows you to contact emergency services with one button, submit non-emergency reports with a photo and/or video and submit reports anonymously. Upon completing registration, users will have access to the Emergency Call feature which is routed to the LSUHSC University Police while on campus. The EMS button directly calls Orleans Parish EMS. This app is one of many new ways the LSUHSC University Police is making it easier to contact them for help.

Other features include:

                              

 

It is available for download through the App Store or Google Play. For more information, please visit http://911.lsuhsc.edu/report/lsushield.aspx.

BrowZine Tips: Navigating the web interface

BrowZine lets you easily scan recent issues of journals either by title or subject. One of ways to access the service is through its web interface, and you can get to the Libraries’ edition of BrowZine here. Hopefully you’ve checked out this new service the Libraries now offer, but here are some tips for using the web version.

When off-campus, search for “LSU Health Sciences Center” to choose our edition:

BZ Web Choose Library

After you have chosen our profile or when you are on campus and follow the Libraries’ link, you can start exploring all of the journals available through BrowZine. Click on the file drawer icon to scan the titles in that subject or to see the subheadings assigned to it:

If you have a particular journal you would like to read, search for it and you will see the titles that match your search term:

BZ Web Journal Search

Once you’ve found your journal, choose an issue from the years that are available:

If you see an article that piques your interest, just click on its title and you will be brought to its page at the journal’s site.

Although the Libraries offer access to thousands of journals, sometimes there are publisher-instituted terms that restrict access to an article after a certain amount of time. Although these are usually for journals in full-text databases, BrowZine has this information and displays those instances where the article might not be immediately available:

BZ Web Embargo Display

These tips should help get you started using BrowZine on the web. Stay tuned for more information about creating your own bookshelf and how to use the mobile app.

If you need any more information about BrowZine or any other library services, do not hesitate to contact us.

Dental Library Closing at 5pm 1/21/16

The Dental Library will close this evening at 5pm because of emergency water repairs on the Dental Campus. There will be a complete water shutdown beginning at 5pm to repair a broken water main.

Introducing BrowZine!

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If you miss the days of scanning through the displays of recently-received journals, the Libraries are proud to now offer access to BrowZine. From the comfort of your web browser or mobile device, you can thumb through your favorite journals or see what’s been recently published in a particular subject area. Most publishers are represented in the service, making this a great way to stay on top of many topics and journals.

The Libraries’ web version of BrowZine can be accessed through this site. You can also download the mobile version for Android, iOS, and Kindle Fire HD tablets by starting here. More information can also be found on the Libraries’ BrowZine LibGuide.

Look for more tips and tricks about BrowZine in the coming weeks!

PubMed for Nurses

PubMed for Nurses

 

NLM has released a series of videos specifically for Nurses using PubMed. Each video is between 1 and 3 minutes long and includes an exercise or quiz supporting the video content.

MLK, Jr Day Closure

Both the Dental and Isché Libraries will be closed on Monday, January 18th in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr Day Holiday. Both Libraries will be open their regular hours on Sunday the 17th (11:30 am to 8 pm for Dental and 12 noon to 12 midnight for Isché) and on Tuesday the 19th (8 am to 8 pm for Dental  and 8 am to 12 midnight for Isché).

ClinicalKey for Nursing update

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ClinicalKey for Nursing is now available for use on-campus.  Links to all of the books and journals have been added to our INNOPAC catalog.

Off-campus access is available through the LSUHSC-New Orleans Citrix connection.  If you  have never used Citrix before, you will be prompted to download the Citrix Receiver software the first time you log in.

  1. Login to Citrix with your LSUHSC credentials.
  2. Install Citrix Receiver if necessary.
  3. Open Desktop-New
  4. Launch Internet Explorer.
  5. Navigate back to this page on the university webpage and use the On Campus link.

Citrix is also available for Macs, iPads, iPhones, and Android devices.

Be sure to check it out!  There are lots of great books, journals, and other tools and resources for you to use.

Remember, Mosby’s Nursing Consult was officially retired by Elsevier on December 31, 2015.