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!

October is Health Literacy Month

October is a busy month.

We all know October is the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  It’s hard to miss the pink everywhere.  But did you know that October is also Health Literacy Month, Dental Hygiene Month (more on that one later!) and many more?

What is Health Literacy?

Health literacy is the ability to find, understand, and use information on health issues and medical services so that you can make informed decisions about your health.  A patient’s health literacy affects their health outcomes and quality of life greatly.  Only about 12 percent of U.S. adults have the skills to manage their health and prevent disease, according to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy. And without this essential knowledge, it can be hard for many people to learn how to improve their health.

The Institute of Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, and the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality have all made it a priority to provide health information in a clear, easy to understand manner for patients.

For more information about health literacy and health literacy initiatives, take a look at the following links:

What is Health Literacy?

Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion

What Did the Doctor Say?: Improving Health Literacy to Protect Patient Safety

Plain Writing Act of 2010

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National Action Plan for Health Literacy

MedlinePlus: How to Write Easy-to-Read

Health literacy and patient safety: Help patients understand (and a shorter version here)

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Spotlight on Faculty Publications for October

A 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. Alund AW, Mercer KE, Suva LJ, Pulliam CF, Chen JR, Badger TM, Van Remmen H, Ronis MJ. Reactive oxygen species differentially regulate bone turnover in an age-specific manner in catalase transgenic female mice. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2016;358(1):50-60.
  2. Chen C, Breslin MB, Lan MS. Ectopic expression of a small cell lung cancer transcription factor, INSM1 impairs alveologenesis in lung development. BMC Pulm Med. 2016;1649-016-0215-3.
  3. Dosunmu EF, Chaudhari AA, Bawage S, Bakeer MK, Owen DR, Singh SR, Dennis VA, Pillai SR. Novel cationic peptide TP359 down-regulates the expression of outer membrane biogenesis genes in pseudomonas aeruginosa: A potential TP359 anti-microbial mechanism. BMC Microbiol. 2016;16(1):192-016-0808-2.
  4. Eggart MD, Greene C, Fannin ES, Roberts OA. A 14-year review of socioeconomics and sociodemographics relating to intracerebral abscess, subdural empyema, and epidural abscess in Southeastern Louisiana. Neurosurgery. 2016;79(2):265-9.
  5. El Hajj EC, El Hajj MC, Ninh VK, Gardner JD. Featured article: Cardioprotective effects of lysyl oxidase inhibition against volume overload-induced extracellular matrix remodeling. Exp Biol Med. 2016;241(5):539-549.
  6. Gao J, Kerut EK, Smart F, Katsurada A, Seth D, Navar LG, Kapusta DR. Sympathoinhibitory effect of radiofrequency renal denervation in spontaneously hypertensive rats with established hypertension. Am J Hypertens. 2016;[epub ahead of print].
  7. LeCour L,Jr, Boyapati VK, Liu J, Li Z, Sacks DB, Worthylake DK. The structural basis for Cdc42-induced dimerization of IQGAPs. Structure. 2016;24(9):1499-1508.
  8. Loupe JM, Miller PJ, Bonner BP, Maggi EC, Vijayaraghavan J, Crabtree JS, Taylor CM, Zabaleta J, Hollenbach AD. Comparative transcriptomic analysis reveals the oncogenic fusion protein PAX3-FOXO1 globally alters mRNA and miRNA to enhance myoblast invasion. Oncogenesis. 2016;5(7):e246.

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.

PubMed and security warnings

Today PubMed along with all NCBI sites permanently changed their web addresses to use the HTTPS protocol. Unfortunately, this is now prompting a security warning when using the Library’s off-campus link to PubMed. Although in this case there is no real danger in proceeding, you will need to add a security exception to your browser in order to get to PubMed.

For Chrome, first click “Advanced”

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Then click the link that begins with “Proceed to…” in order to add the exception to Chrome:

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In Internet Explorer, click the link “Continue to this website (not recommended)”:

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In Firefox, first click the “Add Exception” button:

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Then click “Confirm Security Exception” to add it to Firefox:

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Finally, for those for whom Safari is your browser of choice, you just need to click the “Continue” button in the window that pops up:

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

New JAMA Publication: Black Gains in Life Expectancy

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has published a new article by Dr. Victor R. Fuchs entitled “Black Gains in Life Expectancy”. The article explains how much the life expectancy of Black Americans has increased. The article goes on to detail the leading factors which contributed in closing the gap between Black life expectancy and White life expectancy between the years  of 1995 and 2014.

The journal issue is available to LSUHSC faculty, staff & students. It can be accessed off-campus with a valid LSUHSC library barcode & PIN. You can find more information at our remote access webpage.

If you are on campus or already logged in, you can access the article here.

RefWorks

RefWorks is currently developing a new and improved version of itself referred to simply as the new RefWorks. At this time, the new RefWorks does not have all of the same functionality as the old RefWorks, which is now referred to as legacy RefWorks. As such, we will not be migrating our subscription to the new RefWorks until all of the kinks have been straightened out. If you are prompted with a choice between the legacy version (orange) and the new version (blue), please select the legacy version (orange).

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We will let you know when the new version is ready for prime time. As always, if you need assistance, please feel free to contact us.

Prepub articles now available in BrowZine

If you use BrowZine to keep track of your favorite journals or to discover new ones, a recent update has brought the ability to scan articles that have yet to be assigned to a specific issue of a journal. These prepublication or epub ahead of print articles are now available through the “Articles in Press” link in the web and mobile versions of BrowZine.

On the web version, once you’ve found a journal you would like to peruse, look for the “Articles in Press” link just below the journal’s image:

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On the Android and iOS apps, tap the “Available Issues” button, and you will now see these early view articles at the top of the list of available issues:

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For more information about the Library’s version of BrowZine, check out our LibGuide with information on how to use this great service to keep up on current journal literature.

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

Cambridge journals and security warnings

The web addresses for all Cambridge University Press journals have changed and as a result you will see a message regarding the security certificate for the new location. Although in this case there is no real danger in proceeding to the new site, you will need to add a security exception to your browser in order to view content from these journals. Each browser handles this situation in a different way, so hopefully the following will help you get to that Cambridge content.

For Chrome, click on “Advanced” and then click the link that begins with “Proceed to…”

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In Internet Explorer, click the link “Continue to this website (not recommended)”

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In Firefox, first click the “Add Exception” button:

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Then click “Confirm Security Exception”

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Finally, for those for whom Safari is your browser of choice, you just need to click the “Continue” button in the window that pops up:

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Regardless of which browser you use, once you add this exception you will now be able to proceed to any journals from Cambridge without further harassment.

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