ScienceDirect EBS Collection: French Health Sciences and German Medical

Parlez vous francais? Sprechen sie Deutsch? If you can understand those questions and can answer yes, then you may want to explore our last-but-not-least groups from the ScienceDirect EBS Collection.

The French Health Sciences category contains an array of medical topics, all in French.  You will find ebooks on physical therapy, anesthesia, cardiology, and more specialties, which will offer you a chance to hone your language skills while you glean knowledge about your chosen subject.

The same can be said of the category German Medical.  There seem to be quite a few books on orthopedics and psychiatry.  I’m just guessing though because I speak neither French nor German.  At any rate, you might want to take these categories for a spin and test your language skills.

This concludes the weekly spotlight on the ScienceDirect EBS Collection.  This varied group of ebooks will be available until June of this year.  At that time, we will be reviewing the usage of the collection and keeping the most used texts.  This is your opportunity to let us know what you want and need to be able to access.  By viewing a book you are voting for it.  And if there is a particular ebook in the collection you feel strongly about, let us know.  We appreciate your input about these ScienceDirect offerings!

Libraries are open!

Both Libraries and both campuses are open once again. Fingers crossed for no more freezing weather!

Campus Closure Extended Again

Both the downtown and the dental campuses will remain closed on Friday, January 19th. The rest of the weekend is a question mark, depending on water pressure.

If water pressure to our buildings improves, then the downtown library will open on Saturday and both libraries will reopen on Sunday.

*Edit* water pressure continues to be insufficient for plumbing use. The Libraries remain closed for the weekend.

Campus Closure Extended

Due to anticipated poor weather conditions. The entire campus will be shutting down at 3pm today. The Libraries and both the downtown and dental campuses will remain closed on Wednesday, January 17th. The Libraries plan to reopen on Thursday, January 18th at 8am. For the latest news consult: http://911.lsuhsc.edu/

Stay warm!

*Edit* Campus remains closed on Thursday, January 18th because of frozen streets. Current plan is to reopen on Friday.

Ische Circulation Desk phone

The main line for the Isché Library has been down since Sunday, January 14th. If you call, voicemail picks up. Please contact us on a different line or via chat or email. Sorry for the inconvenience.

*Edit* 10:10am Telephone access to 504-568-6100 has been restored.

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Energy

This week we are highlighting the Energy category of the ScienceDirect EBS Collection.

At first glance there doesn’t seem to be too much of interest that would be applicable to our field here at LSUHSC.  But there are some gems that might interest the eco-minded researcher and chemist.  There are a wealth of ebooks on the subject of renewable energy, and some of the texts examining research in the petrochemical field may have health-related implications here in our neck of the woods.  So don’t write this category off.  You may find just what you need for that last piece of the puzzle.

Please take some time to review all of the categories in this valuable collection.  We will only have this opportunity until the end of June.  Then most of these selections will be disappearing.  After the review period, we will only be retaining those texts that receive the most hits.

Saturday’s Walk-to-Wellness Closure

On January 13th, between the hours of 6am – 9am, the Walk-to-Wellness will be closed in order to perform a high pressure test of the new water pipeline. Access to the Resource Center Building  will be possible through the first floor entrance. Access to the Lions/LSU Clinics Building, the Dr. Mervin L. Trail Clinical Sciences Research Building and Allied Health/ Nursing Buildings will be possible through the two 1st floor entrances of the Medical Education Building (Perdido side).

Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday

Both the Isché & Dental Libraries will be closed on Monday, January 15th in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr Day. Both Libraries will be open their regular hours on Sunday.

Sections of JoVE/Journal of Visualized Experiments now available

The Library is happy to announce we finally have subscriptions to six sections of JoVE/Journal of Visualized Experiments. This is one of our most-requested journals, and although we were unable to subscribe to the full journal, we hope the sections we are able to get will be of use.

You now have access to the following sections via a Library subscription both on- and off-campus:

One issue we would like to point out is indexing of JoVE in PubMed: all sections are handled as belonging to one journal, so please be sure the video you need belongs to one of the six sections above.

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

Faculty Publications for January

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:

Allen PG, Hetzler LT, Nuss DW, Walvekar RR, Penton G, Sharbaugh E. The hospital otolaryngologist: The Louisiana State University experience. Laryngoscope. 2017;[epub].
Harch PG, Andrews SR, Fogarty EF, Lucarini J, Van Meter KW. Case control study: Hyperbaric oxygen treatment of mild traumatic brain injury persistent post-concussion syndrome and post-traumatic stress disorder. Med Gas Res. 2017;7(3):156-174.
Harrison-Bernard LM, Naljayan MV, Eason JM, Mercante DE, Gunaldo TP. Effectiveness of interprofessional education in renal physiology curricula for health sciences graduate students. Adv Physiol Educ. 2017;41(4):594-598.
Loupe JM, Miller PJ, Crabtree JS, Zabaleta J, Hollenbach AD. Acquisition of an oncogenic fusion protein is sufficient to globally alter the landscape of miRNA expression to inhibit myogenic differentiation. Oncotarget. 2017;8(50):87054-87072.
Pahng AR, Paulsen RI, McGinn MA, Edwards KN, Edwards S. Neurobiological correlates of pain avoidance-like behavior in morphine-dependent and non-dependent rats. Neuroscience. 2017;366:1-14.
Roltsch Hellard EA, Impastato RA, Gilpin NW. Intra-cerebral and intra-nasal melanocortin-4 receptor antagonist blocks withdrawal hyperalgesia in alcohol-dependent rats. Addict Biol. 2017;22(3):692-701.
Samuelson DR, Shellito JE, Maffei VJ, Tague ED, Campagna SR, Blanchard EE, Luo M, Taylor CM, Ronis MJJ, Molina PE, Welsh DA. Alcohol-associated intestinal dysbiosis impairs pulmonary host defense against Klebsiella pneumoniae. PLoS Pathog. 2017;13(6):e1006426.
Todaro DR, Augustus-Wallace AC, Klein JM, Haas AL. The mechanism of neural precursor cell expressed developmentally down-regulated 4-2 (Nedd4-2)/NEDD4L-catalyzed polyubiquitin chain assembly. J Biol Chem. 2017;292(47):19521-19536.

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.

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Neuroscience

As we wind down our exploration of the ScienceDirect EBS Collection, we are exploring the category of Neuroscience. This group is especially interesting. The ebooks here cover a wide range of applications in the neurosciences field.  Subjects range from Alzheimer’s and pain management to stress and substance abuse.

Researchers involved in the field of Geriatrics might want to review Nutritional Modulators of Pain in the Aging Population, edited by Ronald Ross Watson and Sherma Zibadi, or Physical Activity and the Aging Brain, edited by Ronald Ross Watson.

Substance abuse researchers might be interested in The Complex Connection Between Cannabis and Schizophrenia, edited by Michael T. Compton, or The Neuroscience of Cocaine, edited  by Victor R. Preedy.

Dealing with stress (and who isn’t these days)? You might want to check out Stress: Concepts, Cognition, Emotion, and Behavior, edited by George Fink, or Neuroscience of Pain, Stress, and Emotion, edited by Magne Arve Flaten and Mustafa al’Absi.

As you can see, this category has it all.  Take it for a spin and see if you can’t find something that is relevant to your particular interests.  But don’t wait too long.  These ebooks will only be available until the end of June.  After that, only the most viewed selections will be added to our permanent ebook collection.

New Blue Bike Station On Campus

A new Blue Bike station has been installed across the street from the Resource Center building, on the corner of Bolivar & Gravier streets.

Blue Bikes is a bike share program for the city of New Orleans. For more information, check out their website at http://nola.socialbicycles.com/.

Rent a bike to ride downtown for a Saints game or for Carnival festivities!

 

Dental Campus & Library

The Dental Campus (and Library) are closed today (1/3/18). There is no running water on campus.

*Edit* The Dental Campus & Library reopened this morning, Thursday, January 4th.

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Finance and Mathematics

As tax time approaches, thoughts turn to the complexities of finance and mathematics. Or maybe not. At any rate, this week will focus on two related categories of the ScienceDirect EBS Collection.

The Finance group of ebooks contains a selection of books relating to funding for research in pharmaceuticals and health services. If you are considering expanding your horizons in 2018, you might want to take a look at Global Mobility of Research Scientists: The Economics of Who Goes Where and Why.

And – heads up biostatistics people! – the Mathematics category may be of particular interest to you. There are several tomes on statistics and data mining, as well as texts relating to mathematical applications in simulation modeling.

So give these categories some of your attention. This special collection is available until the end of June. After that, only the most viewed books will be added to our permanent ebook collection. Your participation is critical to our selection process.

Libraries are Open!

And we’re back! Both the Dental and Isché Libraries are open!

Welcome to 2018!