Databases

New AAP Ebooks

The Library has renewed the American Academy of Pediatrics ebooks database and added 18 new ebooks to our collection.

Pediatric mental health: a compendium of AAP clinical practice guidelines and policies.

AAP Healthy development and well-child support chart

Nelson’s pediatric antimicrobial therapy 2020

Questions from NeoReviews: a study guide for neonatal-perinatal medicine

The new baby blueprint: caring for you and your little one

Berkowitz’s pediatrics: a primary care approach

Adolescent health: a compendium of AAP clinical practice guidelines and policies

Injury and violence prevention: a compendium of AAP clinical practice guidelines and policies

Pediatric clinical practice guidelines & policies: a compendium of evidence-based research for pediatric practice

Pediatric otolaryngology for primary care

Building resilience in children and teens: giving kids roots and wings

Managing behavioral issues in child care and schools: a quick reference guide

Challenging cases in pediatric cardiology

Pediatric coding basics: an introduction to medical coding

Co-parenting through separation and divorce: putting your children first

Pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery for primary care

Newborn and infant nutrition: a clinical decision support chart

Medications in pediatrics: a compendium of AAP clinical practice guidelines and policies

The database from American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) contains over 200 ebooks and includes a wide range of pediatric topics, from dermatology to parenting.  There are coding manuals and ebooks on practice management, as well as patient guidelines for new parents.  There are even a few titles in Spanish.

You can browse the database or search by topic or title.  The titles can also be accessed through the Library catalog.  And we also have access to the AAP database of neonatal resuscitation ebooks.

ClinicalKey Renewed!

The Library is happy to announce the renewal of ClinicalKey with generous funding from the School of Medicine! We are pleased to be able to continue to offer this extensive package of current and vital health sciences resources for another year. This database provides electronic access to over 1,000 books, nearly 700 journals, and a clinical search engine covering more than 30 specialties.

Every month, ClinicalKey adds new ebooks or editions to the collection.  The most recent additions include:

Clinical Chemistry (Marshall) 9th ed.

Clinical Naturopathy (Sarris) 3rd ed.

Cummings Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery (Flint) 7th ed.

Drug-Induced Ocular Side Effects (Fraunfelder) 8th ed.

Endodontics: Principles and Practice (Torabinejad) 6th ed.

Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2021 (Ferri) 1st ed.

Handbook of Local Anesthesia (Malamed.) 7th ed.

Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine (Feather 10th ed.

Moore’s Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (Moore) 9th ed.

Muscle Biopsy (Dubowitz) 5th ed.

Nunn and Lumb’s Applied Respiratory Physiology (Lumb) 9th ed.

Pain Care Essentials and Innovations (Pangarkar) 1st ed.

Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease (Kumar) 10th ed.

Spine Secrets (Devlin) 3rd ed.

Textbook of Natural Medicine (Pizzorno) 5th ed.

Valvular Heart Disease: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease (Otto) 5th ed.

Weir & Abrahams’ Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy (Spratt) 6th ed.

You can access ClinicalKey through the Library’s website, list of databases, and library catalog, INNOPAC.

GIDEON trial access via Ovid

Ovid is offering trial access to GIDEON: Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network, during January and February 2020. Registration is required and is available here.  GIDEON is updated daily with information on the latest disease outbreaks.

New! – AAP EBooks Collection

While you were hopefully enjoying your summer break, the Library has been busy adding ebooks! The new database from American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) adds over 200 ebooks to our collection.   This extensive collection includes a wide range of pediatric topics, from dermatology to parenting.  There are coding manuals and  ebooks on practice management, as well as patient guidelines for new parents.  There are even a few titles in Spanish.

The AAP database platform includes:

  • Advanced search capabilities for easy discoverability
  • Responsive design for mobile optimization
  • Reading app for smartphones and tablets

You can browse the database or search by topic or title.  The titles can also be accessed through the Library catalog.  And we also have access to the AAP database of neonatal resuscitation ebooks.

 

Revamped Database Pages Now Live

In conjunction with our rolling out EZproxy as the new off-campus authentication system, the Libraries have made some changes to our resources available through the Database listings on our web page:

New Database Overview

You will find there is now one link for both on- and off-campus access to resources. A new paw icon also identifies those resources where you will need to use your Library barcode and PIN in order access them when off-campus:

New Databases Closer

If you need more information about accessing resources when off-campus, please take a look at our newest LibGuide.

Have any questions about this or any other Library resources? Please contact us.

DynaMed Plus

DynaMed Plus

This summer the LSU Health Sciences Center Library upgraded from DynaMed, a clinical information resource to DynaMed Plus. The new, visually appealing database offers information in bullet points, topic overviews on drugs, diseases, and therapies. Due to the ease of the resource, it is often compared to UpToDate. Topics included in the user interface update daily. Operators automatically receive practice changing updates. The amazing tool links to 2,500 full-text articles; handlers get answers quickly and efficiently. Most importantly, consumers can easily download the DynaMed Plus app to use on their phones or tablets.

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!

Accessing Resources from the Hospitals

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, so if you need to access Library resources while at the hospitals you will need to do the following:

  • Go to http://www.lsuhsc.edu and choose the Citrix icon
  • Citrix You 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

Databases Beyond PubMed: March’s Library Lunchtime Learning

Choosing the right tool for the job is just as important in the library as it is in the clinic. PubMed/MEDLINE is a reliable and extensive resource, but it may not always be the appropriate one for your information need. During March’s Library Lunchtime Learning session, we’ll examine several other databases that could be appropriate to use in different circumstances.

Databases Beyond PubMed

March 17, 12-1 p.m., Computer Laboratory, 4th floor Library, Resource Center Building

March 23, 12-1 p.m., Copping Room (2309), LSU School of Dentistry

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to rpremo@lsuhsc.edu with your name and department; however, drop-ins are welcome!

Introducing VisualDx: A New Tool for Clinicians

Thanks to the School of Medicine Office of Student Technology, LSUHSC now has access to a new web-based clinical application designed to aid in visual diagnosis and patient education.

VisualDx?á allows point-of-care assistance for the user. The differential builder, diagnosis search, and medication search provide the information necessary to compare symptoms, visual cues, diagnosis, and treatment options. The VisualDx image bank contains over 25,000 medical images of diseases of the skin, hair, nails, eyes, lungs, etc. and shows variations by age, skin type, and stage.

You can watch a video overview of the application here:?áhttp://www.visualdx.com/features/video-overview.

Access to VisualDx is currently available through August 2014 for use on campus as well as off-campus for those with remote access privileges.?áSupported browsers are Internet Explorer 7+, Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. VisualDx also supports mobile wireless devices with a 3G or 4G connection.

Testing, Testing: PubMed Commons Community Forum

PubMed Commons, a new forum community created for online collaboration for ÔÇ£constructive criticism and discussion of scientific issues,ÔÇØ has introduced a pilot version.

During its closed pilot phase, PubMed Commons will be allowing accounts using approved email addresses from PubMed authors to participate. ?áNIH or Wellcome Trust grant recipients can also join and invite others to join. You can test whether you have access here http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedcommons/join/. Users will also need a My NCBI account.

Find answers to frequently asked questions on this page: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedcommons/faq/.

More Nursing and Allied Health Journals Available via CINAHL Complete!

 

The Library is pleased to announce that we now have CINAHL Complete! CINAHL Complete is EBSCOÔÇÖs most comprehensive access point for full-text nursing and allied health literature. It replaces CINAHL Plus with Full Text, but donÔÇÖt worry, you wonÔÇÖt have to learn how to use a new product; the look and functionality are the same. What is different is that now there are more?áfull-text journals?áand indexed titles.?á “How many?ámore?” you ask!?á Well,?áthere are over 550?ámore?áfull-text journals and over 150 additional indexed journals.?á In all, CINAHL Complete includes access to over 1,300 full-text journals and includes indexing for over 5,400 journals. Our subscription also includes over 130 Evidence-Based Care Sheets, 170 Continuing Education Modules, and more. To see a complete list of journals available, you can click on ÔÇ£PublicationsÔÇØ at the top of the CINAHL Complete screen.

 

LSUHSC-NO faculty, staff, and students can access CINAHL Complete on or off campus. Visit our CINAHL Complete electronic resource page for more information: http://www.lsuhsc.edu/no/library/ss&d/data/cinahl.html.?á?á

Remember, many of the core journals are listed in the library catalog, INNOPAC, and you can link directly to a journal?áand browse available issues from there, too.?á And all these journals are listed in our EBSCO A to Z list.

For further assistance searching CINAHL Complete, contact a reference librarian on duty.

DynaMed instead of UpToDate

The LSUHSC Libraries support Dynamed, a point of care database that provides the best available evidence to support clinical decision-making.?á DynaMed is?áa comparable product to UpToDate and much more affordable.

While the?áLSUHSC New Orleans Libraries were never involved in the UpToDate subscription and had no access, we are hearing that it is no longer available from various hospital websites. We suggest you try DynaMed as the alternative.

2 Minute Tips: Off Campus Databases

Our next installment of 2 Minute Tips reveals the steps to access a database like PubMed or CINAHLplus with full text when you are off campus.

View VIDEO: Accessing databases off campus

2 Minute tips is a blog series where we bring you short video tutorials on various tools and resources in the library.