Ovid Access Changed

As of this morning, Ovid access (Medline, JBI, Books @ Ovid and Journals @ Ovid) has been changed. The new access point aligns it with all other databases to which the Libraries subscribe. Access off campus is via direct login to OpenAthens.

Saved searches under the old access method are not available. If saved searches are needed, contact Reference@lsuhsc.edu for more information.

Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) E-book Collection

As part of our New Books Display this month, we are highlighting the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) E-book Collection from Ovid Books. The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), based in Australia and one of the premier evidence-based practice organizations in the world, has developed an evidence-based practice model that is considered a benchmark in the healthcare industry.

This E-book series of 24 titles provides you with the tools you need to:

– Understand the JBI model of evidence-based healthcare

– Appraise qualitative and quantitative research

– Appraise evidence from intervention and diagnostic accuracy studies

– Learn ways to minimize risks from adverse events

Each of these book authors has been carefully selected for their expertise in the topic area.

The following titles are included in the JBI E-book Collection:

  • CAN-Implement©: Planning for Best-Practice Implementation
  • Clinical Wisdom and Evidence-Based Healthcare
  • Comparison of Meta-Aggregation and Meta-Ethnography as Qualitative Review Methods, A
  • Critically Appraising Evidence for Healthcare
  • Guideline Adaptation: Conducting Systematic, Exhaustive, and Reproducible Searches
  • Historical Emergence of Qualitative Synthesis, The
  • Implementing Evidence Using an Action Research Framework
  • International Collaboration in Translational Health Science
  • Knowledge Translation in Healthcare
  • Mixed Methods Approach to Evidence Synthesis, A
  • Public Engagement in Translating Knowledge to Action
  • Stakeholder Engagement: The Role of Tacit Knowledge and Value Statements in Translation Science
  • Statistics for Systematic Review Authors
  • Synthesis of Prevalence and Incidence Data, The
  • Synthesizing Descriptive Evidence
  • Synthesizing Economic Evidence
  • Synthesizing Evidence from Narrative, Text and Opinion
  • Synthesizing Evidence of Diagnostic Accuracy
  • Synthesizing Evidence of Harm
  • Synthesizing Evidence of Risk
  • Synthesizing Qualitative Evidence
  • Synthesizing Quantitative Evidence
  • Translation Science and the JBI Model of Evidence-Based Healthcare
  • Turning Knowledge into Action: Practical Guidance on How to Do Integrated Knowledge Translation Research

If you would like to read any of the E-books from this collection, search for the title in our library catalog (INNOPAC), access Ovid Books, or search our E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List. If you have any questions or would like assistance, do not hesitate to speak to a member of our Circulation Staff.

February New Books Display: We Love E-books!

The New Books Display this month highlights some of our newest E-books available through Ovid. If you would like information on how to access E-books, the circulation staff would be happy to assist you. Please check out our display on the 3rd floor of the Isché Library!

These books and many more are available for online access:

Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit: the Clinical Essentials by Thomas F. Freddo and Edward Chaum

Biopsy Interpretation of the Breast, 3rd ed. by Stuart J. Schnitt and Laura C. Collins.

Clinical Wisdom and Evidence-Based Healthcare by Alan Pearson -Part of the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Collection.

Eye Pathology: An Atlas and Text, 3rd ed. by Ralph C. Eagle, Jr.

Henrich’s Principles and Practice of Dialysis, 5th ed.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain and Spine, 5th ed.

Nursing Diagnosis: Application to Clinical Practice, 15th ed.

A Practical Approach to Pediatric Anesthesia, 2nd ed. by Robert S. Holzman

A Practical Approach to Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine, 5th ed.

Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology, 7th ed.

Rosen’s Diagnosis of Breast Pathology by Needle Core Biopsy, 4th ed. by Edi Brogi

Te Linde’s Operative Gynecology, 11th ed.

The Walls Manual of Emergency Airway Management, 5th ed.

These E-books and more are available through Ovid E-books. Please contact a library staff member if you would like assistance in accessing our E-book collection.

September New Books Display

This month the Isché Library is featuring some of our newest E-books on the New Books Display, located near the 3rd floor elevator.  If you would like information on how to access E-books, the circulation staff would be happy to assist you.

These books and many more are available for online access.

Featured E-books from ScienceDirect EBS Collection:

sciencedirectThe ScienceDirect EBS Collection is a group of e-books the LSUHSC Libraries have access to through June 2018. After that time, the most-used books will be added to the Libraries’ permanent collections.

Featured E-books from EBSCOhost:
logoEhostEBSCOhost E-books may be printed, saved, or emailed one chapter at a time.


Featured E-books from Ovid: Books@Ovid


Featured E-books from AccessMedicine:
AccessMedicineAccessMedicine E-books may be printed one chapter at a time.

These are just some of the latest additions to our E-Book collection.  E-Books can be accessed through our catalog and also through the various database links on our webpage.

For Users of Ovid MEDLINE:

The Library has received the following email from Ovid Support:

On October 12th the U.S. National Library of Medicine requested that Ovid temporarily discontinue MEDLINE/PubMed updates due to technical difficulties. The NLM has also requested that we delete records from October 6th and October 7th. This will mean that the last update for Ovid’s MEDLINE feed will be dated October 3rd. The banners are currently being updated to reflect the most recent data loaded into Ovid MEDLINE.

This request will not affect the EPub Ahead of Print feed. We will notify you as soon as we know when updates will become live again.

For the most up to date database, please use PubMed.

Change to Ovid off-campus access

If Ovid is your database of choice, there is a change that affects using it off-campus. You will still need to use your LSUHSC user i.d. and password whenever you attempt to use Ovid. The change, however, comes after your initial log in: you will then be asked to supply the information for your library account, which includes your name, barcode and PIN.

If you do not have an account or need other information about accessing our resources from off-campus, this page has tutorials and handouts to walk you through the process.

If you have any questions about this change or any of our services, please contact us.

Ovid Off Campus Access Extra Step

For those Library patrons still using Ovid and are accessing it from off-campus, an extra step seems to have appeared this morning.?á After login (with your LSUHSC userid and password), the Library’s Off Campus/WAM screen appears and asks for authentication. Users will need to be registered with the Libraries and know their Library barcode and PIN. Contact either the Dental or Isché Library Circulation Desks for assistance (504-941-8158 for Dental and 504-568-6100 for Isché) for assistance. Or authorized users can access Ovid via the VPN or Citrix.

We are working with Ovid to correct the issue.

New Ovid Tutorials

Need a little training on the new Ovid SP interface? Head on over to the OvidSP Resource Center and check out their brand new tutorials – all under two minutes and presented on targeted topics, so it’s fast and easy to get a little more training on the new layout.

Tutorial Topics
# Select a Database
# Search Page Overview
# Basic Search Overview
# Advanced Search Overview
# Search Fields Overview
# Find Citation Overview
# Search Tools Overview

Link to Ovid Tutorials: http://resourcecenter.ovidsp.com/onlineTraining.html
Scroll to the bottom for the tutorials. Requires Flash.
DON’T FORGET! The LSUHSC LIbrarians are always happy to give face-to-face training on Ovid SP. Contact a Reference Librarian for details.


On Monday 4 February 2008 (Lundi Gras to us) the Ovid screen that you’re used to seeing changed.

Do not be alarmed. LSUHSC Librarians have looked at the new interface and our implementation of it should not cause you too many problems. Several functions have been moved to different positions on the Ovid screen, but the functionality you need remains.

One reason for the change is a new “enhanced” Basic Search screen, which facilitates natural language searching. LSUHSC users will see a screen similar to the one in old Ovid-also known as the Advanced Ovid Search. If you want to try the new Basic Search there is a tab for you to use.

Other new features include a ‘Find Citation” tab, an easy way to connect to Books@Ovid, and a new name. “OvidSP” refers to the new Ovid interface.

Want the basics? Spend ten minutes watching this OvidSP tutorial from the Whitney Medical Library at Yale University School of Medicine and you’re on your way to becoming an OvidSP expert.

As always, if you need help with the new Ovid, you can call us at 504 568 6100.