Librarian & Photographer

For the 2nd time, the Libraries’ own Hanna Kwasik, Head Cataloging and Serials Librarian, has won prizes in the City Park photo contest. She won 1st place in the Recreation & Sports Category and 3rd place in the Animal Category!

Gondola Ride Under the Clouds - Hanna Kwasik 2016 1st Place - Recreation-Sports

Gondola Ride Under the Clouds – Hanna Kwasik 2016
1st Place – Recreation-Sports

 

Cricket - Hanna Kwasik 2016 3rd Place - Animals

Cricket – Hanna Kwasik 2016
3rd Place – Animals

Hanna has previously won in the 2014 City Park photo contest but this is her first time taking the top prize in a category. She has also had award winning photos in NOLA.com (Spring 2014) and Oak Alley (Fall 2015) contests.

Spotlight on Faculty Publications for August

August plover - 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. Chile N, Clark T, Arana Y, Ortega YR, Palma S, Mejia A, Angulo N, Kosek JC, Kosek M, Gomez-Puerta LA, Garcia HH, Gavidia CM, Gilman RH, Verastegui M, Cysticercosis Working Group in Peru. In vitro study of taenia solium postoncospheral form. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016;10(2):e0004396.
  2. Connor EE, Jackson NR, McGoey RR. Pathology image of the month: Rapidly progressive hemorrhagic cellulitis of bilateral lower extremities with subsequent septic shock and death. J La State Med Soc. 2016;168(3):109-112.
  3. Crabtree JS, Singleton CS, Miele L. Notch signaling in neuroendocrine tumors. Front Oncol. 2016;6:94.[published online April 14, 2016]
  4. Donnarumma E, Ali MJ, Rushing AM, Scarborough AL, Bradley JM, Organ CL, Islam KN, Polhemus DJ, Evangelista S, Cirino G, Jenkins JS, Patel RA, Lefer DJ, Goodchild TT. Zofenopril protects against myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury by increasing nitric oxide and hydrogen sulfide bioavailability. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016;5(7):e003531.
  5. Edwards S. Reinforcement principles for addiction medicine; from recreational drug use to psychiatric disorder. Prog Brain Res. 2016;22363-76.
  6. Headrick LA, Ogrinc G, Hoffman KG, Stevenson KM, Shalaby M, Beard AS, Thorne KE, Coleman MT, Baum KD. Exemplary care and learning sites: A model for achieving continual improvement in care and learning in the clinical setting. Acad Med. 2016;91(3):354-359.
  7. Rice KL, Bennett MJ, Berger L, Jennings B, Eckhardt L, Fabre-LaCoste N, Houghton D, Vidal G, Gropen T, Diggs E, Barry E, St John J, Mathew S, Egger A, Ryan S, Egger R, Galarneau D, Gaines K, Ely EW. A pilot randomized controlled trial of the feasibility of a multicomponent delirium prevention intervention versus usual care in acute stroke. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2016;[epub ahead of print].
  8. Weiss JS. The Oskar Fehr lecture. Klin Monbl Augenheilkd. 2016;233(6):708-712.

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.

Link resolver available again in all EBSCOhost databases

We are happy to report the WebBridge LR links are once again appearing in all EBSCOhost databases. If you need a refresher on how the link resolver works, this LibGuide will help.

If you need any assistance with any Library resources, please contact us.

26th Anniversary of the ADA!

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrated its 26th anniversary yesterday on July 26! This monumental act began a drastic shift in civil rights for Americans by outlawing any public form of discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Today, the ADA continues to benefit and create more universal accessibility, opportunities, and better healthcare for those with disabilities.

You can find more information about the ADA and how the Center for Disease Control and Prevention furthers the awareness, provide information, and promote universal accommodations for those with disabilities.

GNO Demographic Data update

The Data Center released a demographic update entitled, “Who Lives in New Orleans and Metro Parishes Now?” on June 29, 2016. The analysis is based US Census Bureau Data and covers age, education, poverty, and race.

Tips for iPads and LSUHSC networks

If you’re new to campus or have a new iPad, here are a few tips to help you get connected to the LSUHSC networks.

To access the wireless network while on campus:

  • Go to Settings->Wi-Fi; turn the Wi-Fi connection on
  • Choose the network LSUHSC-Secure
  • Enter your LSUHSC user i.d. and password and tap “Join”
  • You will then be asked to accept the “eis-rcbnps3.master…” certificate
  • Success! You’re now logged onto the LSUHSC wireless network

For those who would like to set up Citrix on their iPad, we have put together a walkthrough to help you with this process.

If you would like to set up your LSUHSC e-mail for use through the Mail app, more information can be found on this page. However, if you would like to receive your LSUHSC mail on your iPad, you will have to set up a passcode lock for your device if you have not already done so.

If you need any help with these steps or require anything else from the Library, please do not hesitate to contact us.

ILLiad Maintenance 7/13/16

The Libraries’ ILL service, ILLiad, will be down for maintenance beginning at 10pm on Wednesday, July 13th. It may be down until as late as 2am on Thursday, the 14th but will probably be up sooner. Thanks for your patience.

*Update* Maintenance was completed by midnight

Tips for accessing resources from the hospitals

If you are a new resident or have a new rotation, you might find it a little difficult to access Library resources from the various hospitals. Unfortunately, the wired and wireless networks at UMC, Children’s, and any of the other hospitals are neither part of nor managed by the Health Sciences Center, and you might even be blocked from getting to many web-based services while on those networks. If you need to access Library resources while at the hospitals, the following will help you get what you need:

  • Go to http://www.lsuhsc.edu and choose the Citrix icon
  • CitrixYou can also go to http://citrixweb.lsuhsc.edu directly
  • Log on using your LSUHSC user i.d. and password; you may also be prompted to install the Citrix Receiver before you are able to log in
  • Choose “Desktop-New”
  • When your Citrix session is up and running, go to the Start Menu to open up Internet Explorer
  • From the LSUHSC homepage, choose “Libraries” on the left
  • You can then choose which resource you would like to use
    • To find out whether the Library has access to a particular book or journal, click the link for “Library Catalog/INNOPAC”
    • If you wish to search for articles through PubMed, want to use AccessMedicine, or any other databases, choose “Databases” from the left and then go to the page for that resource
      • Be sure to click the “Off Campus” link for any database you wantOff Campus
      • Citrix sessions are sometimes not recognized as being on campus, so you may also be asked to provide your name, barcode, and PIN that is used to access Library resources when off campus

If you need any assistance with these steps or anything else from the Library, please do not hesitate to contact us.

AccessMedicine upgrade, new products

AccessMedicineWe are pleased to announce that our AccessMedicine subscription has been upgraded to an institutional site license with no restrictions on the number of users.  That means no more lock-outs for AccessMedicine.  Many thanks are owed to the School of Medicine for contributing funds to support this upgrade.  We couldn’t have done it without you!

AccessMedicine is a dynamic resource that includes online textbooks, case studies, videos, drug monographs, USMLE review questions, diagnostic tools, and more.  The online book collection is very popular and it includes top titles such as Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Dr. Michael Levitzky’s Pulmonary Physiology, Dr. Patricia Molina’s Endocrine Physiology, and the Current Diagnosis & Treatment series, just to name a few!

Custom-curriculum

As a bonus, we can now offer expanded access to the Custom Curriculum component of this resource.  Instructors can register their MyAccess profiles for the added capability of developing and managing interactive learning modules where they can assign readings, give quizzes, and track students’ progress.  See the Custom Curriculum web page for more information or contact the School of Medicine Librarian Liaison, Kathy Kerdolff, if you have any other questions.

Case-Files-Hem-Onc

Two new collections have been added to our arsenal as well:

AccessMedicine’s HemOnc Collection, which provides online access to top titles in Hematology and Oncology, and the Case Files Collection, which adds over 1,000 case files to our subscription.

AccessEM-Surg

We have also renewed AccessEmergency Medicine at a level of 3 concurrent users, and thanks to continued funding from the Department of Surgery, we are able to maintain our AccessSurgery subscription at a level of 10 concurrent users.  The Department of Surgery has been funding extra users on that subscription since 2008!  We couldn’t have done it without you either! To maximize the usefulness of those limited users, please remember to sign out when you are finished using those databases.

Access-sign-out

We hope you find all of these subscriptions useful in your teaching, education, and research!

Faculty Publications for July

July Heat - vh

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. Avegno J, Carlisle M. Evaluating the patient with right upper quadrant abdominal pain. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2016;34(2):211-228.
  2. Bender CL, Yang Q, Sun L, Liu SJ. NH125 reduces the level of CPEB3, an RNA binding protein, to promote synaptic GluA2 expression. Neuropharmacology. 2016;101531-7.
  3. Chuang GC, Xia H, Mahne SE, Varner KJ. Environmentally persistent free radicals cause apoptosis in HL-1 cardiomyocytes. Cardiovasc Toxicol. 2016;[published online in April].
  4. Fink DS, Sibley H, Kunduk M, Schexnaildre M, Sutton C, Kakade-Pawar A, McWhorter AJ. Functional outcomes after salvage transoral laser microsurgery for laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016;[published online in April].
  5. Ozdemir A, Machida K, Imataka H, Catling AD. Identification of the T-complex protein as a binding partner for newly synthesized cytoplasmic dynein intermediate chain 2. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2016;469(1):126-131.
  6. Richard EB, Williamson EA, Jackson SM, Stryjewska BM. A rare form of Hansen’s disease presenting as filiform verrucous papules on the feet. JAAD Case Rep. 2016;2(2):105-107.
  7. Wang YZ, Beyer DT, Hall M. Obturator canal lymph node metastasis from rectal carcinoid tumors: Total mesorectal excision may be insufficient. J Gastrointest Surg. 2016;20(6):1247-52.
  8. Weed PF, Filipeanu CM, Ketchum MJ, Winsauer PJ. Chronic Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol during adolescence differentially modulates striatal CB1 receptor expression and the acute and chronic effects on learning in adult rats. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2016;356(1):20-31.

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.

Independence Day Hours

Vintage Card

Both the Dental and Isché Libraries will be closed Saturday – Monday, July 2-4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.  The Isché Library will close at 8pm on Friday, July 1st and the Dental Library will close at 5pm. Both Libraries will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th at 8am.

Happy birthday, PubMed!

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The database everyone loves (and hates at times), PubMed, is turning 20!

“PubMed was first released two decades ago in January 1996 as an experimental database under the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) retrieval system. The word “experimental” was dropped from the Web site in April 1997, and on June 26, 1997, a Capitol Hill Press conference officially announced free MEDLINE access via PubMed.”

Pubmed 1996

It’s gone through several redesigns and refinements since 1997.  The staff at NLM and NCBI are constantly improving access, coverage, and ease of use for PubMed and have come up with several features that help searchers.  This article discusses several of these improvements.  Prior to 1997, access to MEDLINE was only available through paid services, such as GRATEFUL MED, DIALOG or in CD ROM format.  Many times users were charged by the minute, by the search, or by the citation to download.  Users had to have their search strategy planned out exactly, login, type it as quickly as possible and then log off while watching the charges add up.  Things have changed!

PubMed 2016

Happy birthday, PubMed!  You have made health sciences research so much easier in the past 20 years!

Cancer Moonshot Summit on 6/29/16

MoonshotLogoThe LSU Health New Orleans Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center will host a Cancer Moonshot Summit on June 29 from noon to 4pm at the Louisiana Cancer Research Center, 1700 Tulane Ave. Augusto Ochoa, MD, director of the Cancer Center is hosting the summit. He is the only Louisiana expert on the Blue Ribbon Panel and one of 28 nationwide.

This meeting will be open to the public and is free. It will cover clinical trials, treatment, philanthropy and advocacy. Registration is preferred: www.surveymonkey.com/r/L87SPTV.

“The White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force’s mission is to double the rate of progress in cancer research and treatment, striving to accelerate what could be achieved in ten years in just five. The goals of the Cancer Moonshot cannot be achieved by one person, one organization, one discipline, or even one collective approach. Rather, solving the complexities of cancer requires the formation of new alliances to defy the bounds of innovation and accelerate the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and – ultimately – the curing of cancer.” Summits will be happening nationwide on June 29th.

NLM exhibit “From DNA to Beer” now at Dental Library!

from dna to beer

The National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit “From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry” is now at the LSU School of Dentistry Library!  Come explore the history of biotechnology, and peruse our selection of related books and articles.  The Dental Library is located on the third floor of the Administration Building, and the exhibit will be there from June 20th-July 8th.

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.  Additional information about this exhibit can be found online:  https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/exhibition/fromdnatobeer.html.

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NLM display at Dental Library

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Supplemental Materials Display

MICROBES—tiny organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye—have altered human history. Life forms such as bacteria, yeasts, and molds can cause sickness or restore health, and help produce foods and beverages.

Scientists, in partnership with industry, have developed techniques to harness the powers of these microbes. In recent years, headline-grabbing technologies have used genetically modified bacteria to manufacture new medicines.

A glimpse into the past reveals a history of human enterprise that has adapted these tiny organisms for health and profit. This exhibition explores some of the processes, problems, and potential inherent in technologies that use life.

ExamMaster Off Campus Access

ExamMaster access from off campus has been restored. The service just added a note that “for optimal user experience, use Chrome or Firefox browsers.When using Chrome off campus, we are seeing a security warning but if you accept what they consider a risk than you can get in.