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.

Congratulations to Jennifer K. Lloyd!

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Congratulations to Jennifer K. Lloyd, our Assistant Director of Access Services! In October, Jennifer received the Distinguished Service Award (DSA) from the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association (SCC/MLA) during the chapter’s annual meeting in Galveston, TX. The DSA recognizes an individual’s long-term commitment to and promotion of the organization. Jennifer has been an active member of SCC since 1999. She has been consistently involved in the organization over the past 17 years, serving on and chairing almost every committee, presenting posters and papers, creating and maintaining the chapter’s Facebook page, mentoring new members, and volunteering to serve wherever needed without fail. She is probably best known in the group for her New Orleans’ hospitality. Her social and outgoing nature brings people together and gets the good times going. Everyone knows Jennifer, and everyone knows that she is always there to help and support the membership however she can. The DSA is the SCC’s highest honor, and Jennifer has rightfully earned it. Congratulations, Jennifer! We are so proud of you!

Faculty Publications November Harvest

autumn leavesA 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. Bonsignore L, Passelli K, Pelzer C, Perroud M, Konrad A, Thurau M, Sturzl M, Dai L, Trillo-Tinoco J, Del Valle L, Qin Z, Thome M. A role for MALT1 activity in Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus latency and growth of primary effusion lymphoma. Leukemia. 2016;[epub ahead of print].
  2. Doucet BM, Mettler JA, Griffin L, Spirduso W. Force irregularity following maximal effort: The after-peak reduction. Percept Mot Skills. 2016;123(1):244-257.
  3. El-Bahrawy A, Tarhuni A, Kim H, Subramaniam V, Benslimane I, Abd Elmajeed Z, Okpechi S, Ghonim M, Hemeida R, Abo-Yousef A, El-Sherbiny G, Abdel-Raheem I, Kim J, Naura AS, Boulares H. ApoE deficiency promotes colon inflammation and enhances inflammatory potential of oxidized-LDL and TNF-alpha in colon epithelial cells. Biosci Rep. 2016; [epub ahead of print].
  4. Gogas BD, Benham JJ, Hsu S, Sheehy A, Lefer DJ, Goodchild TT, Polhemus DJ, Bouchi YH, Hung OY, Yoo SY, Joshi U, Giddens DP, Veneziani A, Quyyumi A, Rapoza R, King SB,3rd, Samady H. Vasomotor function comparative assessment at 1 and 2 years following implantation of the absorb everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold and the xience V everolimus-eluting metallic stent in porcine coronary arteries: Insights from in vivo angiography, ex vivo assessment, and gene analysis at the Stented/Scaffolded segments and the proximal and distal edges. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2016;9(7):728-741.
  5. Mader EC,Jr, Mader AC. Sleep as spatiotemporal integration of biological processes that evolved to periodically reinforce neurodynamic and metabolic homeostasis: The 2m3d paradigm of sleep. J Neurol Sci. 2016;36763-80.
  6. Ng HP, Valentine VG, Wang G. CFTR targeting during activation of human neutrophils. J Leukoc Biol. 2016; [epub ahead of print].
  7. Pender C, Kiselov V, Yu Q, Mooney J, Greiffenstein P, Paige JT. All for knots: Evaluating the effectiveness of a proficiency-driven, simulation-based knot tying and suturing curriculum for medical students during their third-year surgery clerkship. Am J Surg. 2016; [epub ahead of print].
  8. Peres LC, Trapido E, Rung AL, Harrington DJ, Oral E, Fang Z, Fontham E, Peters ES. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill and physical health among adult women in southern Louisiana: The women and their children’s health (WaTCH) study. Environ Health Perspect. 2016; [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.

Fire Suppression System Testing in Isché Library, Fourth Floor

On Wednesday October 19th & Thursday October 20th, from 8 AM to 4 PM, routine testing of the waterless fire suppression system will be taking place in the library rare books room, on the 4th floor of the Resource Center Building.

Announcements will be made throughout testing to let building occupants know that these systems are being tested and that evacuation will not be necessary.

Testing will involve periodically activating fire alarm strobe lights and audible alarms (speakers and horns) on the floors being tested. When all testing has concluded, an announcement will be made so that all occupants will know that the testing is complete.
Thank you for your patience.

For Users of Ovid MEDLINE:

The Library has received the following email from Ovid Support:

On October 12th the U.S. National Library of Medicine requested that Ovid temporarily discontinue MEDLINE/PubMed updates due to technical difficulties. The NLM has also requested that we delete records from October 6th and October 7th. This will mean that the last update for Ovid’s MEDLINE feed will be dated October 3rd. The banners are currently being updated to reflect the most recent data loaded into Ovid MEDLINE.

This request will not affect the EPub Ahead of Print feed. We will notify you as soon as we know when updates will become live again.

For the most up to date database, please use PubMed.

The Passing of Mike VI

mike-vi-the-regalLSU in Baton Rouge announced today the passing of Mike VI, our beautiful mascot.

Rest in peace little Roscoe, we will miss you.

Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month in October!

The month of October is packed with a plethora of national awareness campaigns, including the aforementioned Health Literacy Month in our last blog post.  And the marathon of mindfulness continues with National Dental Hygiene Month!

For the seventh straight year, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) and the Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program (WOHP) are proud to bring you National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM). All month long, we are celebrating the hard work dental hygienists do and helping you Start the Conversation about the importance of good oral health and doing the Daily 4.

Click this link to see how you can get involved!