*Restored* — AccessSurgery, Emergency Medicine, Neurology and Case Files

McGraw-Hill was able to restore access to our subscribed collections.  If you continue to experience problems, please let us know.

Thank you for your patience!

**Original post**

McGraw-Hill accidentally turned off access to some of our paid subscriptions. Sorry for the inconvenience! Hopefully they will fix this as soon as possible!

Trial access to online resources

McGraw-Hill (AccessMedicine) and Ovid/LWW (LWW Health Library) have offered to open up extended trial access to some of their resources during the COVID-19 outbreak.

We created a LibGuide to keep track of these: We will add more resources as they become available.

McGraw-Hill additional access is through June 1st. Those resources are AccessBiomedical Science, Cardiology, Pediatrics, Physiotherapy, and F.A. Davis PT collection (part of AccessPhysiotherapy).

Ovid/LWW additional access is through May 19th. Those resources are 5-MinuteConsult, Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy, Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination, LWW Health Library Clerkship/Clinical Rotations, LWW Health Library Exercise Science, LWW Health Library PA Rotations/Specialties.

RESOLVED: AccessMedicine technical difficulties

Our AccessMedicine access has been restored.  We have institutional access to the following subscribed collections: Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Neurology, and the Case Files Collection.  McGraw-Hill is also in the process of adding extended trial access through June 1st to the following collections: Physiotherapy, F.A. Davis PT Collection, Pediatrics, Cardiology, and Biomedical Science.  We will update the blog once those are all turned on.


Original message: AccessMedicine is experiencing some technical difficulties. They are working on resolving the issues.

Introducing AccessMedicine’s Auscultation Classroom

The Library is happy to announce a new AccessMedicine feature: the Auscultation Classroom.

The Auscultation Classroom provides students with audio-visual animations of heart anomalies, as well as animated illustrations of the auscultation areas for each anomaly. Alongside the animations are text explanations of the sounds you’ll hear and where they’re best auscultated.

This is a great new resource for learning auscultation techniques and familiarizing yourself with normal and abnormal heart sounds.  

The Auscultation Classroom launched with six initial modules:

  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stensosis with Regurgitation
  • Innocent Murmur
  • Normal Heart Sounds
  • S3 Gallop
  • S4 Gallop

New modules will be launching in early 2020.

To access the Auscultation Classroom while on campus, navigate straight to the Classroom.

Alternatively, you can visit, click the “Multimedia” dropdown on the top navigation bar, and select “Auscultation Classroom” from the top of the dropdown list.

If you’re off-campus, access the Auscultation Classroom by first logging into OpenAthens and then following either of the processes above.

Mobile access is also available for AccessMedicine content.

September New Books Display

This month the Isché Library is featuring some of our newest E-books on the New Books Display, located near the 3rd floor elevator.  If you would like information on how to access E-books, the circulation staff would be happy to assist you.

These books and many more are available for online access.

Featured E-books from ScienceDirect EBS Collection:

sciencedirectThe ScienceDirect EBS Collection is a group of e-books the LSUHSC Libraries have access to through June 2018. After that time, the most-used books will be added to the Libraries’ permanent collections.

Featured E-books from EBSCOhost:
logoEhostEBSCOhost E-books may be printed, saved, or emailed one chapter at a time.


Featured E-books from Ovid: Books@Ovid


Featured E-books from AccessMedicine:
AccessMedicineAccessMedicine E-books may be printed one chapter at a time.

These are just some of the latest additions to our E-Book collection.  E-Books can be accessed through our catalog and also through the various database links on our webpage.

FIXED! AccessMedicine searching problems

UPDATE: This problem has been fixed, 2/3/2017.  Thanks for your patience!

AccessMedicine keyword searching is currently not working correctly. We have contacted McGraw-Hill in regards to this problem and will post an update once this has been resolved. In the meantime, the auto-suggested terms are working. Books can be accessed directly through the “Books” tab. Keyword searching is working in our other McGraw-Hill products: AccessEmergency Medicine, AccessSurgery, HemOnc Collection, and Case Files Collection.

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!


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.


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.


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.


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

McGraw-Hill AccessMedicine, Surgery, and Emergency Medicine

McGraw-Hill recently?áunvelied their new online platform which is designed to integrate all of their Access products. The look is very different but the content is all there, so don’t panic when you see it. If you have trouble getting to anything, just let us know. We will post more information about the new platform soon.
Thanks for your patience!

AccessMedicine downtime (4-11)

We are sorry to inform all you late night cram session fans that AccessMedicine will be down for maintenance the early morning of Thursday, 12 April, during a migration of all sites to new, upgraded servers. The migration is scheduled to start at 11pm on the 11 April 2012. Expect AccessMedicine, AccessSurgery and AccessEmergencyMedicine to be unavailable during that time.

From the press release:

We want to inform you of scheduled downtime that AccessMedicine will experience in the early morning of Thursday, 12 April, during a migration of all sites to new, upgraded servers. The migration is scheduled to start at midnight (12:00am EDT 12 April 2012).

This upgrade is being undertaken to ensure that the testing and live environments for all McGraw-Hill sites are enhanced and synchronized for maximum performance.

Due to this upgrade, AccessMedicine will be unavailable to users, possibly for up to 2 hours, but we do not expect the process to exceed 2 hours. Users who visit the sites during this time will be presented with a page alerting them that the site is undergoing scheduled maintenance and to check back soon.

During downtime, please check our list of ebook providersfor alternative resources.