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Issues with Safari and the Library search box

If you use the Discovery search box from the Library’s home page with the Safari browser, you will have issues regardless of whether you are on campus or off.

Until this problem is resolved, you can access the Discovery service by either going through the link on the Databases page (https://www.lsuhsc.edu/library/databases/discovery.aspx) or going directly to https://discovery.ebsco.com/c/rtt753. If you use the second link, you may be immediately asked to log in using your full LSUHSC-NO email address and password.

We will update when we have more information about this problem, but if you need help with this or any other Library resources, please contact us.

New Looks for Discovery/EDS Health and AtoZ!

Starting today, the Discovery/EDS Health search and the E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List have new looks and improved features.

For Discovery/EDS Health, the first thing you’ll notice is the more streamlined appearance:

Screenshot of online search system

Even with this new look, the basic functions of Discovery/EDS Health remain the same. You’ll still have the ability to search numerous databases at once and link to tens of thousands of ebooks and articles whenever you need information about a topic.

Linking to resources is a bit different in the new EDS. Look for the Access now menu to see where the article or ebook is available:

Screenshot of article links

More information about the new Discovery/EDS Health search is available on our LibGuide.

The E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List has also received a makeover:

Screenshot of search system

You’ll still be able to browse and get links to the majority of ebooks and journals the Library subscribes to, along with the many resources available in databases, as well as a variety of free and open access titles.

This new iteration of the A to Z List also brings back a feature that has been missing for a few years. You’ll once again be able to see what titles you have access to by the publisher or package of those resources by clicking the Browse Databases option:

Screenshot of search system

As with most Library resources, you will be asked to log in when accessing from off campus, or when connected via LSUHSC-Secure, Citrix, the VPN, or if you are in the 1542 or CALS buildings. See our Off Campus LibGuide if you need help with logging in.

We have a video about the new Discovery/EDS Health search here, and one on the new A to Z List here.

We hope you will like these changes to Discovery/EDS Health and the A to Z List, but if you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us.

Erroneous retraction indicators for Discovery/EDS Health

Due to ongoing preparations for the new version of the Discovery/EDS Health search, there is now a link to “View Retraction” for the majority of search results and on the full display of citations when using the Discovery service or the search box from the Library’s home page:

Screenshot of database
Screenshot of database

Please note: the referenced article has probably not been retracted. If you click the “View Retraction” link and the screen is blank, there is most likely no retraction applicable to that article.

The LibKey products can help in identifying retracted articles. Please see this post for the indicators when an article is retracted.

If you need any help with this or any other Library resources, contact us.

Citation Resolver added to Discovery

Do you have a DOI but can’t figure out how to get the article? Looking for a new way to find the article for a citation? We have some good news for you! A new tool has been added to the Discovery Service/EDS Health that will help you get those articles!

The new Citation Resolver is now available from our Discovery Service/EDS Health. Look for it on the top toolbar or under the search box:

Image showing Citation Resolver in Discovery service.

To start looking up a citation, click Citation Resolver and the search box will change:

Citation Resolver for EBSCO Discovery Service

Now you can enter a DOI, article title, an author’s last name with words from the title, and even PMIDs. Here’s an example of a search using a DOI:

Citation Resolver search for a DOI

Once Resolve Citation was clicked, the results displayed, and the first one was the article that was needed along with a link to get the PDF:

Citation Resolver DOI search results with link to article highlighted

In the above, you may have noticed the DOI search was actually changed to a search for the author and title of the article, so the Citation Resolver does all of that hard work for you!

Although the Citation Resolver is extremely powerful, you may encounter some instances where you may not see the results you want. If you run into any problems or need any other assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

New Video on Finding Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

John P. Bourgeois, our Public Health Liaison Librarian, has created a short video tutorial¬†describing what Peer Review is and how to find journals using the LSUHSC Libraries’ Discover Service. If you are looking for articles for a paper and don’t know where to start, you want to learn how to use our Discovery search bar, or if you simply want a refresher, watch this short video!

Discover more about Discovery: Limiting and other tools

Judging by the questions and other responses, we’re seeing that the Discovery/EDS Health tool is looking to be a big hit as a new option for finding resources. Since there is so much packed into this little box, finding your way around the search results may be a bit confusing and scary, but hopefully this information will help in navigating your search results by using limiters and other tools available in the service.

In this example, we’ve used the Discovery search box from the Library’s home page to search for the keyword agoraphobia:

In this instance we’ve received lots of results and many different options to access a variety of resources. There are, however, many tools available on the results screen to hone in on what you need.

First, since this search gave us over 67,000 results, you can start to pare down these results by year, type of publication, or a variety of options by using the limiters on the left of the screen:

If you use other EBSCOhost databases, such as CINAHL or Academic Search Complete, these limiters should look familiar. You can also choose to show only those results that are available in the Library’s collection or even specify the database where the results of your search have come from, like PsycINFO or Scopus. The options to refine a search change depending upon the search and the results, so be sure to look at the various choices available when you perform a search.

The right side of the screen provides various tools and other ways to complement your search:

There is a chat box to ask a question if you get stuck. You can also link out to PubMed, ClinicalKey, or select other databases; in the case of PubMed and CINAHL, your search term will be brought over and you will see the results in those databases. You can also perform a search of the Discovery service using the available MeSH or CINAHL subject headings that are suggested for that topic. Finally, if there are any matches for eBooks the Library has access to from EBSCO, a rotating display of those will be shown as well.

This just touches on the tools and limiters available through the Discovery service, so feel free to experiment with them and see how they affect the results for your search. If you get a little too enthusiastic, you can always start over by conducting a new search through the link at the top of the screen.

If you need any help with this or any other Library services, contact us.

Discover more about Discovery: Searching

Many of you have already used the newly-released Discovery/EDS Health search tool made available last week. With the multitude of resources available from this service, there are also a number of options to perform a search. The types of searches available will depend on how you access it.

If you use the search box on either of the Libraries’ homepages or the Databases page, you are presented with a number of options:

The default is to search all resources by keyword, and that will provide the broadest results from all of the databases, books, and journals available through the Discovery service. One drawback, though, is that the keyword searching is extremely broad; it will pick up that term or phrase in any titles, abstracts, or other descriptions for each work.

There is a way, though, to limit your search for all resources to an author or title by using the pulldown menu at the start of the field:

If you select one of those other options, you will still be looking at all of the resources in the Discovery service, but your search will be limited to those fields for the term you entered.

You can further limit your search by choosing one of the other available tabs in the search box if you would like to just search for articles or available books. The Journals tab performs a search of the E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List, so it takes you out of the Discovery tool at this time.

If you access the Discovery tool through its Databases listing, the search screen looks a bit different:

This is the basic search screen for the service,  but it functions much like the search box above. The default is a keyword search of all resources. For those who use other EBSCOhost databases such as CINAHL Complete or Academic Search Complete, searching from this screen should be familiar and it functions much like the other databases. You can also choose to perform an Advanced Search from this screen to craft a multi-faceted complex search string.

Stay tuned for more tips on how to use the new Discovery tool, but if you have any questions, please contact us.

Introducing Discovery/EDS Health!

Did you ever wish the Library had a quick way to search a bunch of stuff at one time? You can do so now with the unveiling of the Discovery/EDS Health tool! This new service allows you to search multiple databases and another way to get to many of the Library’s subscribed resources.

The Library’s home page has a new look with the Discovery tool’s search box:

From this box you can search everything that’s available, or just for articles, books, or journals. A keyword search will get you to a screen where you can start to explore all of the available resources:

If you’re familiar with other EBSCOhost databases such as CINAHL or Academic Search Complete, the presentation of the results and the options you have to refine your search should be familiar. You can also perform your search in PubMed, EMBASE, and ClinicalKey by clicking on the icons for each to the right of the screen.

One of the greatest benefits of the Discovery tool is that it brings together many databases, including MEDLINE, Scopus, and CINAHL, along with the majority of resources the Library subscribes to, such as books from AccessMedicine, journals from ScienceDirect, and items from the print collection, and puts them all in one place.

If you prefer to search other databases, those are still available, and the Discovery tool is meant to complement our current offerings.

If you are off-campus, you can search the Discovery service from the Library’s home page, but you may find that you are unable to get into everything that’s offered. As long as you see the yellow banner at the top, you’re looking at everything as a guest, but you will need to authenticate in order to get to any full-text content or to access all of the features of the tool. In order to fully use the service, just click on the yellow banner at the top of the page:

You will then be asked to enter your Library barcode and PIN through our EZproxy login service. More information and help about accessing Library resources when off-campus is available on the Library’s Databases page.

In the coming weeks we will have more posts that delve into the many features of this dynamic tool. There is a LibGuide available that walks through some of the basic features of the Discovery service, and Library staff always welcome your questions.

We hope you will find this new service useful and that it provides a way to get to more of the Library’s resources.