New look for R2 Digital library

Hey there R2 Digital Library, did you do something different to your hair? Lose a couple pounds? You look…different. Really, if I wanted to be gauche about it, I’d say you’ve had some work done.

It’s true. R2 Digital Library, one of our e-book providers, has received a back to school makeover. Things look a little different, hopefully for the better. Updates include:

  • An updated user interface that’s easier to use and navigate
  • Integrated subject areas: View all titles by discipline or all titles alphabetically
  • “A-Z Index” provides integrated topic and drug indices
  • Integrated quick search with expanded faceted search tools
  • Expanded filters offer quick access to specific content by practice area (Nursing, Allied Health, etc.)
  • Image-specific search results displayed in main search results

For more information see this R2 Quick Start Guide.

And kudos to you, R2 Digital Library. Its such a shame when good databases let themselves go. We?áappreciate?áthe?áfresh new look.

Welcome back L2s!

SoM Tiger circa 1967
SoM Tiger circa 1967



We’d be remiss if we didn’t welcome back our hard working second year medical students, who started class this week.


Remember, your textbooks for MIP, Path, SPM and Pharm are all online – links & more info here: http://libguides.lsuhsc.edu/spm200


Image courtesy of The Tiger Rag Digital Collection.

New Resources Abound

Two new full-text resources have been added to Electronic Resources:

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Over 140 full-text reference books (550+ volumes) covering subjects ranging from Multicultural Studies to Medicine to Social Science to the Arts. Titles include:Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, Encyclopedia of Aging, Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography.

America's Historical Newspapers

America’s Historical Newspapers
This collection provides searchable American newspapers to enable users to explore America’s past. Available here: African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 and selected Louisiana historical newspapers including the New Orleans Times-Picayune (1837-1936). (On campus only at this time.)

Both resources are provided through a consortial agreement with LOUIS, the Louisiana Library Network

Free Emergency Medicine Clerkship Primer

Interested in emergency medicine? The Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM) group put together an EM Clerkship Primer addressing the unique aspects of EM for the medical student. You can access this free guide to your EM clerkship at http://www.saem.org/saemdnn/Portals/0/NTForums_Attach/ED%20Primer.pdf
Via Academic Life in Emergency Medicine