Although the LSUHSC-NO site is finally available again, our EZproxy server has yet to be brought back online, meaning you will run into problems when attempting to get to many of our resources on and off campus. This affects the majority of links to online books and journals in the Library’s catalog and resources on the Databases listings, as well as many links to articles from the WebBridge Link Resolver and LibKey products. We do not have information on when the EZproxy service will be restored.
If you are off campus, you can log into many resources directly by using OpenAthens. A list of sites where you can do so and instructions are available on the OpenAthens LibGuide.
If you are on campus, all links to external sites will not work. We will see what can be done about this.
The Library will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, so please contact us if you need assistance with getting resources.
If you follow the Library’s link to Dynamed that routes through the EZproxy service, please be advised that images are not showing up for each topic now. This affects accessing Dynamed off campus or when on campus and connected to the LSUHSC-Secure wifi network.
Until this problem is fixed, you can access Dynamed directly using OpenAthens. First, go to https://www.dynamed.com and click on the person icon on the right of the page:
Then, click on the “Sign in now” link:
Next, click “Institutional OpenAthens” at the bottom of the screen:
At the next screen enter “lsu” in box on the right and choose “LSU Health Sciences Center Library” when it appears:
Finally, enter your full LSUHSC-NO e-mail address and current password and you will finally have access to Dynamed!
We will update when we have more information about this problem with Dynamed and EZproxy, but if you need help with this or any other Library resources, contact us.
UPDATE 7: Tuesday, November 2, 2021 afternoon: All EZproxy links to Wiley products are working correctly again.
UPDATE 6: Tuesday, November 2, 2021: We are again experiencing problems accessing Wiley titles via all EZproxy links. Please see our recommendations below for how to access Wiley books and journals directly using OpenAthens.
UPDATE 5 Friday, October 29, 2021: All issues affecting Wiley titles, articles, and PDFs should be resolved. However, if you run into any problems please contact us.
UPDATE 4 Thursday, October 28, 2021: Although linking to Wiley articles is working, you may run into an error when attempting to download a PDF. If you do, please follow our instructions below to access Wiley titles directly using OpenAthens.
UPDATE 3: The problem affecting LibKey product links has been fixed. You should now be able to access all Wiley articles when logging in off campus regardless of which link you use.
UPDATE 2: We are still experiencing issues with LibKey product links. If you are off campus and follow a link to a Wiley article PDF from LibKey Nomad or the link resolver in PubMed, you will not be able to access the article. Please follow the instructions below on how to access articles directly, or contact us if you need assistance.
UPDATE 1: As of Wednesday, October 27, 2021, the issues affecting EZproxy links to Wiley titles has been resolved, but there is a chance it might recur. If you find you are unable to access a Wiley book or journal, please follow the instructions below to log in directly using OpenAthens.
If you are trying to access a Wiley book or journal with a link that goes through our EZproxy system, those are currently not working correctly. All EZproxy users are experiencing this problem, and it affects links to Wiley titles in the Library’s catalog, E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List, our WebBridge Link Resolver, and all LibKey products.
Until this problem is fixed, you can access Wiley journals and books directly by using OpenAthens.
UPDATE: EZproxy is back up and running, so all links to Library resources are functioning both on and off campus again.
We are having trouble with our off campus authentication service EZproxy. Any links from the Library’s catalog, web site, and the E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List are not working at the moment.
For many publishers and resources, you will be able to log in directly using OpenAthens. Please see this page listing sites that support direct log in using your LSUHSC-NO e-mail and password. When you scroll to the bottom of this page, it will show you what you need to do once at those sites to log in.
We will update as soon as we have more information, but if you need assistance please contact us.
UPDATE: As of September 15, 2021, you can log in using OpenAthens when accessing Science directly. Please contact us if you are encountering any problems.
If you need to get to the journals Science or Science Translational Medicine, please be aware that direct access via OpenAthens is currently unavailable. If you go directly to Science’s new site at https://www.science.org and try to log in using OpenAthens credentials, you will be unable to access any content. You will need to follow links that go through the Library’s EZproxy service in order to get to the full text of these journals. Links from the Library’s catalog, E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List, and our link resolver and LibKey products will route you through the proper channels to access the content.
Update: As of Friday, August 27, the error that was preventing access to any JAMA Network journal content from off campus via a Library EZproxy link has been resolved, but we are still seeing odd page displays.
When you follow one of the Library’s link to any JAMA Network title, you may see some icons on page not displaying correctly. Fortunately, the link to download PDFs of articles is displaying properly:
Until this issue is completely fixed you may encounter other problems, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help. You may also continue to access JAMA Network titles directly via OpenAthens as described below.
There is an issue that is affecting all subscribers to titles included in the JAMA Network family of journals when trying to access off campus via EZproxy. For us this means that you will encounter this error message when trying to access any JAMA title off campus from the Library’s Catalog, E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List, EDS Health Discovery service, and any LibKey products:
JAMA Network is aware of the issue and is currently working to resolve it. If you are on campus via a wired connection you will not see this problem, but if you are connected via the LSUHSC-Secure wireless network you will still have this issue although you are on campus. This same issue also extends to any connections via the VPN.
Until it is fixed, you can access JAMA Network journals from off campus by going directly to https://jamanetwork.com/ and logging in via Open Athens.
First, when at the site’s home page, click on “Sign In” to the right of the screen:
Then, click the link to “OpenAthens” :
At the next screen, enter “LSU” in the box to the right and then click the link for “LSU Health Sciences Center” :
Then, on the next screen enter your full LSUHSC-NO e-mail address and current password:
If you need any assistance accessing articles from the JAMA Network journals or if you need help with any other Library resources, please contact us.
If you tried to log in today to any Library resources from off campus, you will hopefully have noticed that the page looks a little different:
The link to log in via OpenAthens using your LSUHSC-NO e-mail and password is more prominent. If you would prefer to log in using your Library barcode and PIN, click the green bar to expand that option:
If you need help with changing your password, PIN, or anything else, click on the blue Help bar and various options for assistance will appear:
We are happy to announce that the Libraries now offer OpenAthens as an alternate way to get to resources when off-campus. With OpenAthens you can use your LSUHSC-NO e-mail address and current password to log in.
This new way to log in works with all Library resources. You will probably first see the option when going through a link from the Library’s web page or the Library catalog. The EZproxy log in page has changed to provide the ability to use OpenAthens:
From there you will see the LSU Health New Orleans log in page that you may be familiar with from webmail or Office 365:
Be sure to enter your complete LSUHSC-NO e-mail address (including the @lsuhsc.edu). Once you’ve done this, you will be logged into both the OpenAthens and EZproxy systems, so any Library link you follow that requires off-campus authentication should work with no trouble.
Another feature of OpenAthens is the ability to log in directly at a number of database, ebook, and journal sites. We’ve noticed that many of you have already discovered this option, but one thing to keep in mind is that not all publishers or sites support logging in through OpenAthens. We have a list of sites that support OpenAthens here.
EZproxy is still available as a way to use Library resources. If you are affiliated with LSU Health New Orleans but are not assigned an LSUHSC-NO e-mail address, you may still be eligible for Library privileges. In those cases, you will need to use a Library-issued barcode and your PIN to use our resources.
For those who are in the hospitals and clinics, we understand that you deal with more hurdles than anyone, and OpenAthens may make your search for and use of resources a little easier. One example of this may be if you are having troubles accessing an article, it might be easier to log in at the journal’s site (if it supports OpenAthens) and get the article in a more direct way.
If you need any help with this new service or any other Library resources, please do not hesitate to contact us.