CALS building access to Library resources

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If you are moving to the CALS building, please note that there will be a change to how you access Library resources. Due to the network that is used in CALS, it will appear as if you are off campus.

For those moving from the MEB in particular, if you’re used to going to sites directly without using Library links to do so, you will run into trouble getting resources as your new connection will not be seen as being truly on campus.

To ensure you’re recognized by resource providers as publishers as having access, it is best to use the links we have to databases, books, and journals. Using our links makes sure you’re authenticated and will not run into paywalls along the way. You can find these links in a variety of places: the Library’s web site, the Library catalog, the E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List, and our databases list. If you’ve not authenticated, you will be asked to log in using either your LSUHSC-NO email, a Library-issued barcode, or your network username. More information about logging in can be found on our Off Campus LibGuide.

A handy tool to help you navigate the minefield of authentication and access is the LibKey Nomad browser extension. It displays quick links to articles along with prompting for authentication when needed. It can be used in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Brave, and Vivaldi browsers.

Another quick way to get to articles is the quick DOI and PMID lookup tool. All you need to do is plug in a PMID or DOI and let not only lead to the article, or options to get it, but it also ensures you’re signed in when needed. We have more information about this tool on our LibGuide.

We also have a LibGuide about accessing resources from CALS.

If you have any questions about this or any other Library resources, please contact us.

Retracted article alerts now available in LibKey products

It’s a lot easier to know whether an article you’re reading or would like to cite has been retracted with new features available in LibKey Nomad, LibKey Link, and These tools now make it easier than ever to see that something has happened to a published article and has been retracted.

If you use LibKey Nomad, you will see in your search results in many databases that the article has been retracted:

Screenshot of search results

These alerts extend to LibKey Link and when you see this screen with options for getting the original article:

Screenshot of links to a journal article

When you see this screen, it also provides additional information explaining why the article was retracted:

Screenshot of article retraction reasons

Finally, if you have LibKey Nomad and go to a publisher’s site for an article, you will see this icon displayed at the bottom of the page for a retracted article:

Screenshot of retraction icon

Hopefully this information will be useful in your research needs, but if you have any questions about this or any other Library resources contact us.